Prototype: Swiss Federal Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) class Re 4/4 I electric locomotive. Second production run in the TEE paint scheme for cross-border use on the ÖBB (Austrian Federal Railways) and DB (German Federal Railroad) networks. 1 type Avümh 111 TEE express train compartment car and 1 type Apümh 121 TEE express train open seating car, both lettered for the German Federal Railroad (DB). 1 type WRm TEE dining car, lettered for the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS). The train looks as the "Bavaria" TEE train looked in the spring of 1973.
Model: Era IV. The locomotive comes with a DCC/Selectrix decoder and factory-installed, controllable sound functions. It also has controlled, high-efficiency propulsion with a flywheel. All 4 axles powered through cardan shafts. Traction tires. The locomotive has separately applied roof walks. It also has separately applied metal grab irons. The Swiss headlight code (triple headlights, white marker light) changes over with the direction of travel, will work in conventional operation, and can be controlled digitally. The cab lights at both ends can be turned off separately. The lights are maintenance-free, warm white LEDs. Brake hoses are included that can be installed on the locomotive. The TEE cars come in the new, longer length. They have underbodies and skirting specific to each car. The compartment car and open seating car have Minden-Deutz design trucks. They have shoe or disk brakes according to the prototype, magnetic rail brakes, and separately applied generators. The dining car has Swiss design trucks. All of the cars are ready for installation of 66719 lighting kits. The 73407 marker light kit can be installed on the compartment car and open seating car. Total length over the buffers 102 cm / 40-1/8".
The express train D 92/93 "Bavaria" was running between Munich and Zürich as far back as the Fifties. With the start of the winter schedule in 1969 on September 28 the "Bavaria" was transformed into the TEE 55/56 with first class seating only in order to offer an attractive train for the business passengers between Munich and Switzerland's banking and trade center. With the increase in TEE traffic between Munich and Zürich the travel time could by reduced by just an hour compared to the previous express train connections – an impressive reduction in running time for this route with its difficult grades and lack of electrification in the DB area. Initially, the Swiss four-part TEE diesel powered rail car trains, classes RAm 501 and 502, were used, but this came to an abrupt end after the notorious railroad catastrophe at Aitrang on February 9, 1971. At that time the TEE 56 "flew" on its run from Munich to Zürich behind the Aitrang station in a sharp right hand curve with the cab control in the front at about 130 km/h / 81 mph from the tracks. The speed limit at this location was only 80 km/h / 50 mph. Due to the destruction of the TEE powered rail car train, a locomotive-hauled train of cars ran starting on Februar 16, 1971. The DB provided a compartment car (Avümh 111) and an open seating car (Apümh 121); an SBB RIC design dining car (WRm) supplemented the train. Initially, the dining car still ran in its red p