RailPictures.Net Photo: 4 Dampfbahn Furka Bergstrecke HG 3/4 at Realp, Switzerland by Georg Trüb
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» July 16, 2019
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Bird's eye view (from the opposite mountain slope) of Realp DFB and MGB. There is much to see: On the right foreground the tracks of the Matterhorn-Gotthard Bahn (MGBahn) coming out from the 15,3 kilometer long Furka base tunnel which was opened in 1982. On the right side is the construction place for the rebuilding of the tunnel with several vehicles for this purpose. This work is done mostly during the nightly traffic break. In the station you can see the cab car and some empty cars of the "tunnel shuttle" train, which transports cars and their occupants through the tunnel to Oberwald in the Valais. Further left is the station "Realp DFB" of the steam railway Furka mountain line (Dampfbahn Furka Bergstrecke). Steamlocomotive HG 3/4 # 4 is just coming from the depot area and is running towards its train 133, standing on track 1 (3 blue cars). On track 2 there are newer red cars (lightweight steel) wich are used for the diesel train (which is circulating Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays). On track 3 the first 3 red cars are leaving one hour later with charter train 139 of Domo-Reisen with locomotive HG 2/3 # 6. In front of the station building passengers for train 133 are waiting and observing their steamlocomotive arriving. Behind the station is visble a construction site with a yellow crane, for the new 4 track hall of the DFB, to keep the valuable wooden cars dry and protected during the winter months. In the background right are some building and the church of Realp village, an on the left the Furka pass road to Gletsch in the Valais.
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