Swiss Electric Locomotives Since 1900
by Martin Fisher
Switzerland was a pioneer in the widespread use of electric power for its railways. Electric locomotives played a crucial role in the delivery of passenger services until the use of multiple units became widespread in the present century and electric locos remain vital to the freight sector. This new book, a companion volume to the Society’s Swiss Steam Locomotives since 1900, identifies all types of electric locomotive, whether used by the national operator SBB or some 35 independent operators and their predecessors, from early experimental schemes to the present day. This replaces two successful earlier books on the subject, both now out of print. The earlier material has been updated to at least late 2022. This profusely-illustrated book includes 980 photos (over 850 in colour). 90 technical diagrams are shown plus nearly 50 tables summarising technical data and 5 maps to show where operators run their services.
Publication date: 25 November 2023
A4 hardback, 343 pages, price £38.00 plus postage and packing.