Swiss Locomotive and Machine Works

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(SLM 0-4-2T 2838, 1922) SLM is best known around the world for mountain railway engines.

Swiss Locomotive and Machine Works (German Schweizerische Lokomotiv- und Maschinenfabrik; French Société Suisse pour la Construction de Locomotives et de Machines; or for both SLM) were a railway equipment manufacturer based in Winterthur in Switzerland. Much of the world's mountain railway equipment was constructed by them.

From 1992, SLM returned to producing steam locomotives designed around advanced steam technology principles.

1998 the Cog-Railway division was sold to Stadler Rail, the Engineering division via Adtranz to Bombardier Transportation. The remaining Business was renamed as Sulzer-Winpro AG and as part of a Management Buyout in 2001 renamed in Winpro AG. The Advanced Steam division was sold in 2000 to DLM AG.[1] In October 2001 the Measurement Division was sold to PROSE AG. Winpro AG was sold on 7 September 2005 to Stadler Rail.

Preserved SLM Locomotives[edit]

Finland[edit]

Image Class Built Number Type SLM Number Wheel arrangement Location Notes
Finland SocieteSuisse1.JPG Sk1 1885 124 Mixed Traffic Steam Locomotive 405 2-6-0 Finnish Railway Museum
Forney044.jpg F1 1886 132 Passenger Steam Locomotive 434 0-4-4T Finnish Railway Museum “Felix”

United Kingdom[edit]

Image Class Built Number Type SLM Number Wheel arrangement Location Notes
SMR 2 at Llanberis 05-07-19 43.jpeg 1895 2 Mountain Railway Rack Steam Locomotive 924 0-4-2T Snowdon Mountain Railway “Enid”
1895 3 Mountain Railway Rack Steam Locomotive 925 0-4-2T Snowdon Mountain Railway “Wyddfa”
1896 4 Mountain Railway Rack Steam Locomotive 988 0-4-2T Snowdon Mountain Railway “Snowdon”
1896 5 Mountain Railway Rack Steam Locomotive 989 0-4-2T Snowdon Mountain Railway “Moel Siabod”
SMR 6 at Llanberis 05-07-19 04.jpeg 1922 6 Mountain Railway Rack Steam Locomotive 2838 0-4-2T Snowdon Mountain Railway “Padarn”
1923 7 Mountain Railway Rack Steam Locomotive 2869 0-4-2T Snowdon Mountain Railway “Ralph”
1923 8 Mountain Railway Rack Steam Locomotive 2870 0-4-2T Snowdon Mountain Railway “Eryri”

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Dickinson, Rob. "Sulzer Winpro sells Steam Business to Hug Engineering". International Working Steam Locomotives. Retrieved 2008-03-06.