Vitznau - Rigi Railway No. 7

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Vitznau - Rigi Bahn Nr. 7The Swiss Locomotive & Machine Works SLM in Winterthur had built this historically important standard gauge rack steam locomotive in 1873 with the works No. 1. For the 125th anniversary of both SLM and Vitznau – Rigi Railway, this unique steam locomotive has been restored and re-commissioned in 1996. Although the overhaul was made as close as possible to the original condition, today's requirements in regard to safety and operation made a new boiler and a new rack drive necessary. The original coal firing was retained.

After two successful summer seasons with daily operation on both the Vitznau and the Arth line, the locomotive had to be handed back to its owner, the Swiss Traffic Museum in Lucerne. Steam trains are now operated by the newer locomotives No. 16 and 17.

Last Updated on Friday, 11 September 2009 13:32