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.

History[edit]

The company was founded in 1871 by the British engineer Charles Brown.[1] SLM built both steams and electric locomotives, including the crocodile type.

From 1992, SLM returned to producing steam locomotives designed around advanced steam technology principles. This included rebuilding DR Class 52.80 locomotive number 52 8055.[2] In 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.[3] 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”

Switzerland[edit]

Image Class Built Number Type SLM Number Wheel arrangement Location Notes
090927 Liestal IMG 4913.JPG 1902 5 Narrow gauge steam locomotive 1440 0-6-0T Waldenburg railway Built for the Waldenburg railway; gauge 750 mm (2 ft 5 12 in); named Gedeon Thommen[4]
1912 6 Narrow gauge steam locomotive 2276 0-6-0T Swiss Museum of Transport Built for the Waldenburg railway; gauge 750 mm (2 ft 5 12 in); named Waldenburg[4]

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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