Switzerland, Wengernalpbahn WAB He(m) 4-4 '41' locomotive

SWITZERLAND: Wengernalpbahn has taken delivery of the first of three Hem 4/4 narrow-gauge electro-diesel locomotives that it ordered from Stadler Bussnang in October 2019 at a cost of SFr13·5m for use on the Wengen Shuttle service.

Switzerland, Wengernalpbahn WAB He(m) 4-4 '41' locomotive - 2

The first locomotive was delivered on February 3. The remaining two are expected to arrive in early April and late May. The four-axle locomotives are 13·5 m long, with a maximum power output of 300 kW, tractive force of 240 kN and a maximum speed of 28 km/h.

The 19·1 km Wengernalpbahn in south-central Switzerland is 800 mm gauge and electrified at 1·5kV DC. The rack line has gradients of up to 25%, and carries visitors up and down the foothills of the Jungfrau peak, connecting with several other mountain railways in the area.