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SBB Cargo AG - Articles and news items

Applying the brakes to catastrophic rail freight disasters

Issue 1 2008, Past issues / 29 January 2008 /

The possibility of catastrophe always has to be borne in mind in the case of a train carrying hazardous cargo. The risk can be substantially reduced with the use of derailment detectors, which are designed to immediately apply the brakes if a fault is detected.

Bombardier’s latest locomotives

Issue 1 2005, Past issues / 2 March 2005 /

In December 2004, SBB Cargo received the first of 18 TRAXX multi-system locomotives Re 484 (Figure 1). This marks a new era for the TRAXX locomotive platform, extending its range into Italy.