Electric locomotive E.646.043 of the Italian State Railways.
■ For the first time with PluX16 Interface available
■ With many separately applied plug-in parts
■ Finely detailed metal handrails
■ Model with true to original sound now available for the first time !
■ Headlights and taillights are digitally switchable
In principle, the E.646 was an improved successor model of the E.636. Double motors were used to increase the power output. Thus, in comparison to the E.636 it had an power output of 3780 kW instead of 2100 kW. In 1958 and 1959, the first five prototypes were built, followed by a first series of 32 locomotives. The look was initially copied from the E.636. However, from 1961 the nose shape of the locomotive was modernized. The following series of this machine were delivered with a convenient nose and two windscreens. After reliably hauling express and push-pull trains for many years, the last locomotives were driven onto the siding in 2009/2010.