• Swiss Rack Steam

Swiss Rack Steam

  • Brand: RailStuff
  • Product Code: RSSRS
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $44.95

Switzerland has two rack lines which are predominantly steam operated. The Brienz Rothorn Bahn, 800mm gauge, opened in 1892, is a commercial enterprise operating the world's most modern steam locomotives. The Furka Bergstrecke (Furka Mountain Section) AG is a preservation society running steam trains over the most mountainous section of the metre gauge Furka Oberalp Bahn, closed after completion of the 15.4km Furka Basis tunnel in 1992. Both lines use the double Abt rack and traverse spectacular countryside.

The 7.596km (4 3/4 miles) of the BRB are graded at 1 in 4, climbing 1678 (5505 feet) to the summit of the Rothorn, the tallest mountain in the vicinity, at 2350 metres (7710 feet). The Furka line, route of the famous Glacier Express, has a ruling grade of 1 in 8, and some adhesion sections. Of the 17.7km between Oberwald and Realp, 12.9km, from Realp to Gletsch, have been reopened. The 2-6-0 locomotives, repatriated from Vietnam, cross the famous Steffenback bridge, which is folded aweay during the annual winter colsure.

Product Specifications
Media Format DVDR
Video Format PAL
Region ALL
Aspect Ratio 4:3
Audio Format DOLBY 2.0
Running Time 110 MIN
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