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Date: 10/19/19 11:28
Wengernalp Railway, Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
Author: cslemp

Wengernalp Railway locomotive No. 52, an He2/2 built in 1909 does some switching in the small yard in Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland on June 18, 2019.

- Chris

Christopher Slemp
South Hadley, MA
Milepost 15




Date: 10/19/19 22:06
Re: Wengernalp Railway, Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
Author: boejoe

Different.  Does this railway become a cog operation as it climbs the mountain?



Date: 10/20/19 04:41
Re: Wengernalp Railway, Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
Author: railsmith

boejoe Wrote:
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> Different.  Does this railway become a cog
> operation as it climbs the mountain?

Very much so. All 19.1 km of it, making it the world's longest continuous rack railway. I rode it last month -- a fabulous ride!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wengernalp_Railway
 



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Date: 10/22/19 04:40
Re: Wengernalp Railway, Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
Author: cslemp

Here's a shot from the next day at Alpiglen.  You can get a pretty good sense of how steep the line gets.  We hiked here from Mannlichen and were able to see the line for much of the way.  The entire time they were running these little work trains up and down carrying materials to some sort of MOW project farther up the line. This one has a couple of hopper wagons tacked on the back.  If you look closely in the upper left corner you can see the regular passenger service creeping up behind.

- Chris

Christopher Slemp
South Hadley, MA
Milepost 15




Date: 10/29/19 08:13
Re: Wengernalp Railway, Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
Author: CM80-46

That is a very attractive lady handling the controller!



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