Tuesday, January 31, 2012

the Wengeneralpbahn, Switzerland

This cog wheel railway, part of the Jungfrau region railways, is 19.1 km long and in 800 mm gauge. It leaves Lauterbrunnen and connects Wengen, Kleine Scheidegg and Grindelwald. Opened in 1893 as the longest cog-wheel railway in Europe, it was steam powered to 1902, mixed steam and electric to 1912 and electric since then.

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