Climbing the 1% grade on the Sauschwänzlebahn - literally the curly tail railroad, because of its winding shape on the map with a circular tunnel and horseshoe curves.
In a few minutes, the train will pass on the track that can be seen above the train. The line was designed with a grade of about 1% with heavy military trains in mind. Its purpose was only strateg... (more)
A charming tourist train
The Kandertalbahn – or Kander Valley Railway – is a tourist operation running from Haltingen near Basel to Kandern. It has a truly charming rolling stock. ... (more)
Cogwheel (rack) engine 4296 built in 1908 by Wiener Lokomotiv Fabriks AG in Wien-Florisdorf pushes a tourist train up the grade out of Tizovec. The engine will actually use the rack higher in the ... (more)
Hungarish ex-MAV rack locomotive built by Florisdorf in Wien gets back home after a day of work on the Tizovec - Zbojská tourist line