When the first railway in Switzerland, the Schweizerische Nordbahn (SNB), was built in 1847 between Baden and Zürich (23 kilometers) and inaugurated on august 7th, the 4 locomotives came from Emil... (more)
In 2007, 125 years of the famous Gotthard line was celebrated. The big festival in Erstfeld and Biasca at the beginning of September 2007 was attended by 50000 people. Part of the program in Erstf... (more)
Electromotive protected from the sun under the canopy of the station ready for service.
This is an American Locomotive DE crane (DE stands for Diesel-Electric), probably the model 840-DE
Cogwheel railcar Bhe 2/4 # 1 of the Rigibahnen (former Vitznau-Rigi-Bahn) from 1937 is pushing car B # 1 from 1891 towards Rigi Kulm, coming from Vitznau.
450 Hp electric cogwheel railcar BDeh 2/4 # 1 of the Rigibahnen was built in 1937 by SLM and BBC. The vehicle is running down between Kulm and Staffel with car B # 1 from 1871.
As a surprise, for the opening event of the new Gotthard Base Tunnel (GBT), the steamlocomotive D 1/3 # 1 "Limmat" was brought from Brugg (AG) by road transport to Erstfeld. The "Limmat" is an ope... (more)
The metre gauge tramway from Triste to Villa Opicina is most unusual. It has an 800 metre section of steep climbing which requires the trams to be banked (pushed) by a cable tractor loco. I believ... (more)
2-6-0 T "Mogul" steamlocomotive G 3/4 # 1 "Rhätia" of the RhB, built in 1889 for the narrow gauge railway Landquart-Davos (LD), in the shed in Landquart. The 250 Hp locomotive will undergo a large... (more)
A rare center cab EMC Model 40 is the main power at Travel Town (not that anything is usually moving there, but this locomotive is their tow truck when they need to pull stuff). I have heard of pl... (more)
On Switzerlands National Day steamlocomotive HG 3/4 # 1 "Furkahorn" is crossing the Steffenbach bridge on the ascent from Realp to Tiefenbach and Furka. This is one of the locomotives wh... (more)
Beautifully decorated with sunflowers, the blazon of Switzerland and the flags of canton Uri ans Valais, steamlocomotive HG 3/4 # 1 "Furkahorn" of the Dampfbahn Furka Bergstrecke (built ... (more)
Impressive wide mountain landscape of the upper Furkareuss valley with a tiny blue steamtrain. HG 3/4 # 1 "Gletschhorn" with train 134 from Oberwald to Realp is running down the 11.0 % g... (more)