The Swiss Express fixed train compositions consisted of 14 air-conditioned standard EWIII coaches. A special feature of the Swiss Express was that the trains were not only composed the same way every time, but that the vehicles were always arranged in the same direction.
The compositions were covered with the eight Re4/4II’s prepared for this purpose, which have only one pantograph. These included two of the six prototypes, 11103 and 11106, and six other locomotives from the subsequent construction lot (11108, 11109, 11112, 11113, 11133, 11141). In order to prevent the pantographs of the two locomotives from being too close to each other in the event of a double traction (which was rare in practice), the locomotives were always turned so that the pantograph was on the Zürich side. Since the first-class cars also always ran on the Zürich side, the result is the following composition:
In the direction of Zürich: Locomotive Re4 / 4 “- AD – 5 A – WR – 7 B. The cars had the numbers 1 to 14, in the direction of Geneva or St. Gallen the other way around. The orientation of the dining car (the pantograph always pointed to Zurich) was chosen so that first-class travelers did not have to cross the narrow side aisle next to the kitchen on their way to the dining room. Five compositions were required for the timetable operation, the sixth composition and a few additional cars served as a reserve the following B-car equipped with tables and served as a WR compartment.
The scenarios in this package:
SZ_02-1 Swiss Express on the main line (Zurich – Lenzburg – Olten)
SZ_02-2 City express train diverted (Olten – Brugg – Zurich)
SZ_02-3 Swiss Express on the way on the Rhine (Etzwilen – Kreuzlingen)
SZ_02-4 With the Swiss Express to München City (Kreuzlingen – Schaffhausen)
SZ_02-5 Swiss Express am Walensee (Pfäffikon – Landquart)
SZ_02-6 Swiss Express as a replacement for “Bummler” (Landquart – Ziegelbrücke)
* Please note that this SimTrain Re 4/4 is not compatible with TwX versions of the Re 420/Re 4/4. The control car can not be used to drive a TwX Re 420. It is however possible to pull the SE wagons with the TwX Re 420 Swiss Express version.