The first ever locomotive of Switzerland was D 1/3 1 "Limmat", bulit in 1847 and withdrawn about 20 years later. For the festivities "100 Years of Railways" SBB rebulit it and ... (more)
A3/5 705 and C5/6 2978 are shunting at Bellinzona Station, after both pulled a Special Train together over the Gotthard line.
Historic Diesel Locomotive Bm 4/4 II can't be seen too often in Eastern Switzerland. Not now and also not during their regular work many years ago. It might have been the first time ever, that the... (more)
A 3/5 # 705 is running slowly towards the turntable, C 5/6 # 2978 has to wait. The steamlocomotives came from Bellinzona over the Gotthard line to Erstfeld this day, pulled by Re 4/4 II 11197.
A 3/5 # 705 is turned on the turntable in Erstfeld, while C 5/6 # 2978 is waiting. In the background Re 4/4 I # 10001 from Olten. This locomotives will be showed to the public on the occasion of t... (more)
Apologies again for a picture that is not 100% steam.
Is it acceptable for a 100% steam photographer if it is just 66.7% steam?
The "Elephant" C 5/6 # 2978, built by SLM Winterthur in 1917, on the turntable in Erstfeld. The former Gotthard freight train locomotive came from Bellinzona this day (towed by a Re 4/4 ... (more)
Express train locomotive A 3/5 # 705 (4-6-0 four cylinder compound) and Gotthard freight train locomotive "Elephant" C 5/6 # 2978 (2-10-0 four cylinder compound) in Erstfeld. They are sh... (more)
Is the "Elephant" C 5/6 # 2978 wood fired now? No, the 2-10-0 Gotthard freight train locomotive came from Bellinzona to Erstfeld this day and the staff brought some fine fire wood from t... (more)
A3/5 #705 (SLM 1904) and C5/6 #2978 (SLM 1917) of SBB Historic on the river Reuss bridge near Oberrüti short befor the break at Rotkreuz.
In 1997 Switzerland celebrated "150 years of Railways in Switzerland". Many festivities took place all over the country and all the historic locomotives could be seen everywhere - long b... (more)