Märklin Z - 8850 - Electric locomotive - Serie Ae 6/6 "Zurich" - SBB-CFF

Märklin Z - 8850 - Electric locomotive - Serie Ae 6/6 "Zurich" - SBB-CFF
DC - Direct current/Analogue - Mint - In original box

Märklin Z - 8850 - Electric locomotive Series Ae 6/6 of the SBB-CFF-FFS.
With original packaging and booklet.
Running number: 11412.

Green livery with metal-grey roof and grey chassis.
All metal locomotive.

Tested and fully functional.
Undamaged and without paintwork issues.

The locomotive is in mint condition.
Has hardly ever been used on the rails. Please see the (gear)wheels.

Please see the photos for an accurate impression of this lot.
The presentation rail is not included in this lot.

Mainline history: By the early 1950s the volume of freight traffic had grown to such an extent that the Schweizerische Bundesbahnen (SBB) decided to develop a new locomotive that was powerful, fast, and above all - light. Above all the locomotive had to be able to deal with the increased freight traffic on the Gotthard route, and replace the outdated Ae 4/6, Ae 4/7 and the Ce 6/8 II, which had to be deployed in double traction format with heavier freight trains on that route.

The design specifications for the Ae 6/6, were for 6-axles (2 bogies each with 3 axles), Swiss locomotive with an axle configuration of Co’Co’ with a power output of 4400 kW and a maximum speed of 125 km/h. A total of 120 units of this powerful locomotive were built. The first 25 locomotives displayed the coats-of-arms of the Swiss cantons, the other locomotives displayed the coats-of-arms of Swiss municipalities. Ornamental stripes are/were restricted to the locomotives numbered from 11401-11425 that displayed the name of a canton.

Lot details
No. of items
Electric locomotive
Railroad company
Catalogue Number
Power supply
DC - Direct current
In original box
Additional information
Serie Ae 6/6 "Zurich"
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