100 years before, the swiss engineer Jakob Buchli invented the "Buchli drive", a transmission system used in electric locomotives. The drive is a fully spring-loaded drive, in which each... (more)
The steam train into the retirement of a engineer of the association Steam Group Zürich (Verein Dampfgruppe Zürich) reached Rapperswil in the blue hour. The engineer made his last run over the Got... (more)
Re 446 017 of the Südostbahn with a new paint scheme "Ein Hauch Sehnsucht" (a breeze of yearning) in Rapperswil. The locomotive was built in 1982 as Re 4/4 IV # 10103 for the SBB and cam... (more)
"Crocodile" Be 6/8 III # 13302, built in 1926 by SLM and MFO mainly for the Gotthard line and in service till 1976 on the lines in the Mittellland, reurning to her home base Rapperswil. ... (more)
"Crocodile" Be 6/8 III # 13302 with two "Railvetica" former SBB cars (B 8112 or 55 85 2003 301-7 and AB 4126 or 55 85 3903 201-8), is returning home from a short trip (wedding ... (more)
A special task for the photographer, to picture the locomotive of his "own" train! The train with 60 guests made a round trip through eastern part of Switzerland this evening, starting i... (more)
The 3 operational electric locomotives of SBB Historic based in Rapperswil, from left Re 4/4 I # 10044 from 1951, "crocodile" Be 6/8 III # 13302 from 1926 and Ae 3/6 I # 10664 from 1926. In the ba... (more)
A Voraplen service seen just outside Rapperswil.
A 'Voralpen' branded passenger service arrives into Rapperswil.