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Photo ID: 746824

Serious business

This tiny speeder is nothing less than a rack vehicle equiped with a cogwheel. However modest services it gives to the DFB, it still needs the help of the rack to cl... (more)

Railroad: Dampfbahn Furka Bergstrecke
Locomotive: Speeder
Location: Gletsch, Switzerland
Locomotive #: Xmh 4961
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 22, 2020


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Sep 01, 2020

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Photo ID: 746819

Once upon a time…

Once upon a time, the Gletsch station belonged to a railroad called Furka Oberalp operating from Brig to Disentis (plus a branch from Andermatt to Goschenen). The... (more)

Railroad: FO Furka Oberalp Railway
Locomotive: HGe 4/4 I
Location: Gletsch, Switzerland
Locomotive #: FO 36
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 21, 1981


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Sep 01, 2020

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Photo ID: 746426

At the end of a day of triple celebrations on the fabulous DFB, a lone cogwheel steamer goes back light from Oberwald to Gletsch for the night, passing over the Rhône on a 11% grade section.

Railroad: Dampfbahn Furka Bergstrecke
Locomotive: HG 3/4
Location: Gletsch, Switzerland
Locomotive #: DFB 1
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 22, 2020


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Aug 27, 2020

Views: 2,217
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Photo ID: 746420

Quite a unique location: this tunnel on a rack section of a 11% grade (1 in 9.1) has its portal right in an hairpin bend of the main highway #19 climbing to the Furka and Grimsel passes. Th... (more)

Railroad: Dampfbahn Furka Bergstrecke
Locomotive: HG 3/4
Location: Gletsch, Switzerland
Locomotive #: BFD 9
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 22, 2020


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Aug 27, 2020

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Favorited: 46

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Photo ID: 746415

Clouds play hide-and-seek with the Sun as a cogwheel steam train coming down from Gletsch emerges from a circular tunnel and passes over the Rhône river, a mere mountain stream at this location.

Railroad: Dampfbahn Furka Bergstrecke
Locomotive: HG 3/4
Location: Gletsch, Switzerland
Locomotive #: DFB 1
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 22, 2020


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Aug 27, 2020

Views: 2,784
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Favorited: 17


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Photo ID: 746307

Cogwheel steamlocomotive HG 4/4 # 704 pulls forward from the shed to the coal loading place. The locomotive recently got new little smaller, hand-painted inscriptions "DFB" and "704... (more)

Railroad: Dampfbahn Furka Bergstrecke
Locomotive: HG 4/4
Location: Gletsch, Switzerland
Locomotive #: 704
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 23, 2020


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By: Georg Trüb

Added: Aug 26, 2020

Views: 564
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Photo ID: 746172

View to the station Gletsch of the DFB on 1762 meter a.s.l. during the jubilee event, with the Rotten river, famous Hotel Glacier du Rhône (left) and "Blauhaus" (blue house, right). In t... (more)

Railroad: Dampfbahn Furka Bergstrecke
Locomotive: HG 4/4
Location: Gletsch, Switzerland
Locomotive #: 704
Train ID: Extra
Photo Date: August 23, 2020


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By: Georg Trüb

Added: Aug 25, 2020

Views: 1,334
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Favorited: 4

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Photo ID: 746169

Cogwheel steamlocomotive HG 3/4 # 9, built in 1914 by SLM Winterthur for the Brig-Furka-Disentis Railway (BFD), is leaving the turntable of Gletsch during the jubilee event. This locomotive was br... (more)

Railroad: Dampfbahn Furka Bergstrecke
Locomotive: HG 3/4
Location: Gletsch, Switzerland
Locomotive #: 9
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 23, 2020


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By: Georg Trüb

Added: Aug 25, 2020

Views: 971
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Photo ID: 746162

Cogwheel steamlocomotive HG 3/4 # 9 of the Dampfbahn Furka Bergstrecke, built in 1914 by SLM Winterthur for the Brig-Furka-Disentis Railway (BFD), is leaving Gletsch for Oberwald with an extra tra... (more)

Railroad: Dampfbahn Furka Bergstrecke
Locomotive: HG 3/4
Location: Gletsch, Switzerland
Locomotive #: 9
Train ID: Extra
Photo Date: August 23, 2020


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By: Georg Trüb

Added: Aug 25, 2020

Views: 928
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Photo ID: 746161

For the jubilee event in Gletsch, celebrating 30 years since the expedition "Back to Switzerland" to Vietnam, 20 years since the re-opening of the line from Realp to Gletsch and 10 years... (more)

Railroad: Dampfbahn Furka Bergstrecke
Locomotive: HG 4/4
Location: Gletsch, Switzerland
Locomotive #: 704
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 23, 2020


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By: Georg Trüb

Added: Aug 25, 2020

Views: 1,610
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Favorited: 6

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Photo ID: 746160

Cogwheel steamlocomotive HG 3/4 # 9 is leaving Gletsch for Oberwald with an extra train on the occasion of the jubilee event. This was the connection service for passengers which arrived with the ... (more)

Railroad: Dampfbahn Furka Bergstrecke
Locomotive: HG 3/4
Location: Gletsch, Switzerland
Locomotive #: 9
Train ID: Extra
Photo Date: August 23, 2020


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By: Georg Trüb

Added: Aug 25, 2020

Views: 928
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Favorited: 3

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Photo ID: 746114

During the August 22 & 23 2020 DFB Steam Train Festival, the cogwheel steam engine HG 3/4 #4 has almost reached the Muttbach Belvédère summit station, at around 2100 meters above sea level. The Fu... (more)

Railroad: Dampfbahn Furka Bergstrecke
Locomotive: HG 3/4
Location: Gletsch, Switzerland
Locomotive #: FO 4
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 23, 2020


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Aug 24, 2020

Views: 2,032
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Photo ID: 746082

While cogwheel steamlocomotive HG 4/4 # 704 is standing at the coaling ramp, HG 3/4 # 1 is entering Gletsch with train 134 from Oberwald to Realp.

Railroad: Dampfbahn Furka Bergstrecke
Locomotive: HG 4/4, HG 3/4
Location: Gletsch, Switzerland
Locomotive #: 704, 1
Train ID: 134
Photo Date: August 23, 2020


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By: Georg Trüb

Added: Aug 24, 2020

Views: 1,514
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Photo ID: 746077

Cogwheel steamlocomotive HG 4/4 # 704 of the DFB is leaving Gletsch for Oberwald with a special train during the jubilee event. On track 2 is steamtrain 154 from Oberwald to Realp with HG 3/4 # 4 ... (more)

Railroad: Dampfbahn Furka Bergstrecke
Locomotive: HG 4/4
Location: Gletsch, Switzerland
Locomotive #: 704
Train ID: Extra
Photo Date: August 23, 2020


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By: Georg Trüb

Added: Aug 24, 2020

Views: 1,056
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Photo ID: 746075

Cogwheel steamlocomotive HG 4/4 # 704 of the Dampfbahn Furka Bergstrecke gets fresh excellent welsh coal in Gletsch, by the engineer M.H. (right) and the fireman T.H. In the background is oilfired... (more)

Railroad: Dampfbahn Furka Bergstrecke
Locomotive: HG 4/4
Location: Gletsch, Switzerland
Locomotive #: 704
Train ID: Extra
Photo Date: August 23, 2020


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By: Georg Trüb

Added: Aug 24, 2020

Views: 1,718
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