RailPictures.Net Photo: R 12, 4 Dampfbahn Furka Bergstrecke Xrotd, HG 3/4 at Realp, Switzerland by Georg Trüb
 
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» Dampfbahn Furka Bergstrecke (more..)
» Xrotd, HG 3/4 (more..)
» near Realp (more..)
» Realp, Switzerland (more..)
» December 11, 2020
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» R 12, 4 (more..)
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» Georg Trüb (more..)
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"Steam, smoke and powdersnow" (Rauch, Dampf und Pulverschnee) is the titel of a well known swiss book (standard reference), describing the steam rotary snow blowers of the swiss railways, written by Alfred Leuenberger in 1967. Back then, the R 12 (or Xrot d # 9212) of the RhB was standing in Landquart, waiting for the order to scrap. This was not made, fortunately. Now, after 18 years work of a group of about 10 people, organized and managed by Martin Horath in Goldau, the former Rhaetian Railway rotary steam snow blower R # 12 from 1913 made it's first test run on the line of the Dampfbahn Furka Bergstrecke from Realp. Shoving is cogwheel steamlocomotive HG 3/4 # 4 of the DFB, built in 1913 as well. In contrast to the well-known Xrot d 9213 of the RhB on the Bernina line, this 4 axle snowblower is not self-propelled, but must always be pushed by a locomotive. It only has an auxiliary drive on one axle for shunting. The blower composition is entering the cogwheel section behind Realp on a test run.
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