On the way back home from the large exhibition in Erstfeld during the opening event for the Gotthard Base Tunnel, steamlocomotive A 3/5 # 705 helped her electric sister Be 4/6 # 12320 to pull a lo... (more)
A3/5 #705 (SLM 1904) and C5/6 #2978 (SLM 1917) of SBB Historic after the break in Rotkreuz.
The first ever locomotive of Switzerland was D 1/3 1 "Limmat", bulit in 1847 and withdrawn about 20 years later.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)