Cogwheel steamlocomotive H 2/3 17 was built in 1925 by the Swiss Locomotive and Machine Works in Winterthur. With cars B 32 and B 33 from 1875 she is coming down from Rigi Kulm after the parade.
This is worldwide the oldest electric cogwheel rail car, built in 1911 for the Arth-Rigi-Bahn (ARB). He comes slowly down from Rigi Kulm with car B 35 from 1899 and C 11 "Bambus" from 1889 (rebuil... (more)
Several interesting vehicles of the Rigibahnen are slowly moving down the mountain after the parade 138 years after the opening of the railway. Because till 1992 there were two separate companies,... (more)
While the special switch in the foreground is just moving from left to right, a big crowd is boarding the steamtrain again for the trip up to the Rigi. Electric railcar BDhe 4/4 5 from 1965 is com... (more)
Bhe 4/4 22 with cab car Bt 32, Bhe 2/4 4 and Bhe 4/4 21 with cab car Bt 31 are slowly moving down the mountain above Romiti Felsentor station.
Cogwheel steamlocomotive H 2/3 17 on the moving platform of Goldau sheds, after a wonderful day on the mountain.
Cogwheel steamlocomotive number 7 is just reaching Rigi Kulm for the first time after 12 years. The locomotive was built in 1873 as first engine of the Swiss Locomotive and Machine Works in Winter... (more)
Today steamlocomotive H 1/2 7, built in 1873, was officially on the mountain for the first time after 12 years in the Swiss Transport Museum Lucerne. The red car B 5 dates from 1871, when the Rigi... (more)
Cogwheel steamlocomotive 7 of the Rigi-Bahn was the first locomotive, which was built in 1873 by the later wellknown Swiss Locomotive and Machine Works in Winterthur. Exhibited since 1959 in the S... (more)
Cogwheel steamlocomotive 7, built in 1873 for the Rigibahn, returns to the tracks this summer! For brake tests the "Old Lady" is pushing passenger car 15 and a water tank car up the Rigi near Kräb... (more)
This 136 years old unique cogwheel steamlocomotive will steam up the Rigi mountain regularly this summer! Built as number 1 by the Swiss Locomotive and Machine Works in 1873 for the (Vitznau-) Rig... (more)
Train departure from ended station Rigi Kulm (1800 meters - 6000 feet) to Goldau.
The end of the line at Vitznau leads straight onto the turntable and into the car shops behind where I was standing. From here there is a ship service to Luzern (Lucerne).
View through the cab side-window shows the extreme nature of mountain rack-railways, descending the 25% grade to Vitznau.
Uphill Rigi Bahn train passes downhill counterpart.