When the 230 km/h fast Re 460 was brought into service in 1991, the Ae3/6 and Ae 4/7 from the 1920s and the somewhat younger Re 4/4 could be decommissioned. After many startup difficulties had been straightened out the Re 460 could be found in regular scheduled traffic starting in 1994. The locomotives were used in passenger as well as freight traffic right from the start. The Re 460 was ordered in a more powerful version as BLS Re 465 by the BLS Lotschbergbahn AG. Some locomotives of the "Locomotive 2000 family" are also in operation at foreign railway companies e.g. as the broad-gauge locomotive Sr2 at the Finnish State Railways, as Sr2.22, at the Norwegian NSB as El 18 and at the Chinese Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation (KCR). The model is equipped with a switchable interior lighting that is incorporated into the driver's cab.
|Number of driven axles|| ||4|
|Number of axles with traction tyres|| ||1|
|Head light|| ||3-headlight and 2 tail lamps direction dependent|
|Digital decoder|| |
|LED head light|| ||yes|
|Length over buffer|| ||116|