RailPictures.Net Photo: 704 Dampfbahn Furka Bergstrecke HG 4/4 at Gletsch, Switzerland by Georg Trüb
  Login · Sign Up 

Photo Location Map Locomotive Details Location/Date of Photo

View Larger Map
» Dampfbahn Furka Bergstrecke (more..)
» HG 4/4 (more..)
» between Oberwald and Gletsch (more..)
» Gletsch, Switzerland (more..)
» September 03, 2019
Locomotive No./Train ID Photographer
» 704 (more..)
» Unknown
» Georg Trüb (more..)
» Contact Photographer · Photographer Profile 
Remarks & Notes 
The second half of the ascent from Oberwald to Gletsch of the Furka mountain line, the track is running on the (right) slope of the Rotten gorge mainly with a incline of 11.0 % with the Abt cogwheel system. Then the valley is too steep and the train has to gain height through the 578 meter long Gletsch spiral tunnel (through the tunnel the gradient is reduced to 8.0 %). The train, pulled by the heavy 800 horsepower 0-8-0 cogwheel locomotive HG 4/4 # 704, built in 1923, just left the spiral tunnel and is heading towards Gletsch. In the background are Pizzo Nero, Pizzo Gallina and Mittaghorn.
Community Response Photo Comments (0) 
Views: 1,126     Favorited: 9
Since added on September 07, 2019

+ Add to Favorites

+ Nominate for People's Choice

+ Subscribe

+ Add to Photo Album

+ Post a Photo Comment
* Views on this page updated in real-time.

 User Photo Albums Containing this Photo (2)+ Add to Album

Album created by member coco13cos
Album Views: 2,220,123
Over 40.000 of RP's most appreciated and beautiful photos.
The best places in Europe

Album created by member Vitaly Amtrakov
Album Views: 11,536
Add to Photo Album or Get Your Own Photo Album

EXIF Data for this photo: [What's this?]

This image contains EXIF headers - Click Here to show the data.

Photo Copyright © 2019 Georg Trüb. All Rights Reserved. Photo Usage Policy
This website Copyright © 2002-2020. All Rights Reserved.
Do Not Sell My Personal Information