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Marthalen (more..)
Winterthur, Switzerland (more..)
October 31, 2010
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The Red Double Arrow RAe 4/8 1021 was built for highspeed operation at 150 kph / 93 mph at 1939. But nowhere in Switzerland this speed was allowed at these times, so it was a demonstation of Swiss engineering only! It went out of operation 1979 and was later restored and is now in use for special trips as this Breakfast Brunch Special today. This train was constructed as a unique specimen for the National Exhibition in 1939 and has taken royalty and leading statesmen all over Switzerland. It is nicknamed Churchill-Arrow, as it was used by Sir Winston Churchill on his visit 1946 to Switzerland.
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