Roco – SBB RE 4/4 II «Cargo», DCC Sound
Electric locomotive 421 389-8 of the Swiss Federal Railways. Epoch VI.
Motor with flywheel. Drive on four axles. PluX22 Interface. Light changeover according to the Swiss original. Model with separately applied etched parts such as ventilation grilles and wipers. LED triple headlights.
Model with digital decoder and digitally switchable sound and light functions as well as a buffer capacitor for an uninterruptible power supply.
■ Finely detailed model with pantographs for the use in Switzerland and Germany
■ Model with air condition
■ The original model is also used in Germany
The locomotives of the series 4/4 II are universal locomotives of the SBB and hauled heavy passenger trains and freight trains. They were delivered to railway companies from 1967 on. The SBB bought a total of 276 locomotives. In Switzerland, the locomotives were even more challenged because the lines had typical small curve-radii. For the locomotives, this was not easy to manage – especially not at a high speed. Today the SBB still uses the Re 4/4 II locomotives under various designations and they still do their work reliably day by day.