[CH / Expert] The new Re 6/6 for RailAdventure – its first days of service

It was in March of this year that we could bring you the news about interim transport company RailAdventure purchasing three 111 series electrics. With these machines, plus the 103 222 and 139 558, RailAdventure can take care of its rolling stock transports in Germany and Austria. With the acquisition of two Re 6/6 locomotives from the Swiss railways RailAdventure can now offer the service in Switzerland. 

Railcolor had the unique opportunity to have a look at RailAdventure’s first Re 6/6 inside the workshops, and to follow the locomotive during its first days of (InnoTrans) services.


RailAdventure was founded in 2006 for the ‘world record locomotive’ project. With the designated 1216 025, later delivered to the Austrian railways, a new high speed record for locomotives was set: 357 km/h. It is still the fastest locomotive up until today. In 2010, the project group was transformed into a company specialising in the handling of rolling stock transports, running charter trains and managing test drives for the rail industry. RailAdventure is now the market leader in train transports.

RailAdventure 11603 at the Bellinzona workshop (CH) – Photo: Henk Zwoferink

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