RailPictures.Net Photo: 3002 GGB - Gornergratbahn He 2/2 at Täsch, Switzerland by Georg Trüb
 
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» November 23, 2023
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The Gornergrat Bahn (GGB), cogwheel railway from Zermatt up to the Gornergrat, celebrated 125 years of operation in 2023. On august, 20, the electric locomotive He 2/2 # 3002, built in 1898 by SLM and BBC as # 2, was exhibited at Täsch, Gold-plated with gold leaf. The 132 kW locomotive was officially withdrawn on may,23, 2007, although it has not been used for decades anymore. Two people were employed for 1 month to make the golden locomotive, applying over 14000 pieces of 8x8 cm 23 3/4 carat Rosenobel red gold leaves. The locmotive # 3002 at Täsch, in front of the Schaller ante portas parking and taxi services, is designated "Golden View" and it is said: Täsch, the gateway to Zermatt, is the home of Lok 3002. She welcomes you in radiant splendour and awakens anticipation for unforgettable excursions. Unveiled on 20 august 2023." The He 2/2 # 3002 was standing on a roundabout near Stalden for some years before coming to Täsch.
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