philipmartin wrote:Benny- sorry to hear that the 656.023 got fried on the last day.E 656.023 fried itself on May 1976, when the three phase traction ended.
So the Italians had "caimans," a type of alligator, and the Swiss had "crocodiles." I wonder if we are talking about the same locomotives?
Jail coach- that's a new one for me. For transporting large groups of prisoners, obviously.
No, the Swiss crocodile was a monophasic locomotive with rods transmission from the 20s that born for the Gotthard route.
Two preserved crocodiles double heading a special train. Photo from SBB historic site Until the 90s prisoners transport has been made also by rail, with special jail coaches or, in the last times, by purpose built diesel railcars.
Because of the chronic fault of space in penitentiarys, prisoners movement was very frequent and have been convicted that passed their sentence more on trains than between four walls.
The two types of jail coach:
KT 48.405 waiting for restoring in Museo Ferroviario Piemontese in 2002. Photo by S. Paolini Kz 48.603 on duty at Vittorio Veneto in 1977. Photo by B. Studer The two images courtesy of Photorail.
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