AB4 311

Builder SIG
Year built 1908
Previous numbers

CFF AB4 2742, (48) BC4 4886, 52 BC4 4542, 56 AB4 4542, (59) AB4 4109, 62 AB4 4109, 68 AB 5085 39-03 168-4, (78) RVT 311, 94 VVT

Rebuilt 1959
Number of seats 24 first class, 40 second class
Weight in working order 31 / 35 t
Brakes O-P 31 t
Length over body 21.40 meters  (70 feet 3 inches)
Maximum speed 110 km/h (61 mph)


Originally wooden bodied vehicles built between 1904 and 1908, these carriages were rebuilt between 1958 and 1963 with welded bodies. Before this rebuilding, odd vehicles had been rebuilt, the class has in any case changed many times.

After having been used for many years to transport schoolchildren on the RVT (Regional du Val de Travers), which has now become the TRN (Transports Regionaux Neuchatelois), this carriage was offered to us.

In order to satisfy the wishes of our passengers and the donors of these vehicles, thanks to a gift from the Swiss Lottery, three heavy vehicles of this type have been able to be repainted in the VVT livery , since when the roof, the bodywork and the chassis have not needed any attention. The fitting out of the interior has been partially completed. An anti-graffiti coat has been used to protect against damage, this makes the carriages bright and easy to clean.

For the 2001 season, we were able to have a rake of clean carriages in the same livery for our passengers and for photographers.

Fitting out of AB4 311 Carriage bodywork 311 to 313

http://www.voisin.ch/vvt/ : 13.07.2006