SBB-CFF-FFS A 3/5

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SBB-CFF-FFS A 3/5
SBB Historic A 3-5 705.jpg
SBB A 3/5 express locomotive with matching coaches near Rolle
Type and origin
Power type Steam
Builder SLM Winterthur
Build date 1902–1922
Total produced 111
Specifications
Configuration:
 • Whyte 4-6-0
 • UIC 2′C v4
Gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Length 18,600 mm (61 ft 0 in)
Height 4,400 mm (14 ft 5 in)
Loco weight 106–107 tonnes (104–105 long tons; 117–118 short tons)
Cylinders 4 – de Glehn compound
Performance figures
Power output 1,000 kW (1,300 hp)
Career
Operators JS, SBB-CFF-FFS
Numbers JS: 231+232
SBB-CFF-FFS: 701–811
Preserved No. 705
Disposition One preserved, remainder scrapped

The Swiss Class A 3/5 locomotives were built between 1902 and 1922 for the Jura–Simplon Railway, and the Gotthard Railway. These railways were absorbed into Swiss Federal Railways in 1903. In total 111 4-6-0 locomotives of this type were built by Schweizerische Lokomotiv- und Maschinenfabrik in Winterthur, Switzerland.[1][2]

Preservation[edit]

One locomotive of this type has been preserved. This is Number 705, built in 1904.[2]

Models[edit]

Scale models of the A 3/5 have been produced in a number of scales, from the tiny 1:220 Z scale,[3] up to 1:32 Gauge 1.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "SBB A 3/5 4 Cylinder Compound Engine". Southern Steam Trains. Retrieved 26 September 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "SBB Historic steam locomotives". Railfaneurope.net. Retrieved 26 September 2009. 
  3. ^ "Marklin Z Engines New for 2007". Legacystation.com. Retrieved 26 September 2009.