RailPictures.Net Photo: 704 Dampfbahn Furka Bergstrecke HG 4/4 at Oberwald, Switzerland by Georg Trüb
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Cogwheel steamlocomotive HG 4/4 # 704 of the Dampfbahn Furka Bergstrecke (DFB) in Oberwald, running around the cars of train 157/154. As you can see, the locomotive has a plate mounted (magnetic attachement) above the number on the side of the coal case. The superimposed initials on the shield-shaped "Việt Nam Railways" emblem are VHX. They stand for "Việt Nam Hỏa Xa" which, literally translated, means the “conveyance which runs by fire.” This is a reminder of the use of the locomotive in Indochina/Vietnam from 1924 to approx. 1975, but is not appropriate to the appearance of the locomotive, which shows more or less this of the delivery in 1924. The locomotive was brought back to Switzerland more or less as scrap in 1990, together with other locomotives and material. Since last year it is operational again after about 50000 men work hours of volunteers.
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