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Photo ID: 750291

On the occasion of the jubilee event in Gletsch, celebrating 30 years since the expedition "Back to Switzerland" to Vietnam, 20 years since the re-opening of the line from Realp to Glets... (more)

Railroad: Dampfbahn Furka Bergstrecke
Locomotive: HG 4/4
Location: Gletsch, Switzerland
Locomotive #: 704
Train ID: Extra
Photo Date: August 23, 2020


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By: Georg Trüb

Added: Oct 07, 2020

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Photo ID: 750279

For the jubilee event in Gletsch, celebrating 30 years since the expedition "Back to Switzerland" to Vietnam, 20 years since the re-opening of the line from Realp to Gletsch and 10 years... (more)

Railroad: Dampfbahn Furka Bergstrecke
Locomotive: HG 4/4
Location: Gletsch, Switzerland
Locomotive #: 704
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 23, 2020


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By: Georg Trüb

Added: Oct 07, 2020

Views: 1,381
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Photo ID: 749492

The fireman is just throwing some shovels of the welsh coal into the firebox of the cogwheel steamlocomotive HG 4/4 # 704, while the engineer Reto is operating the firebox door with his left hand.... (more)

Railroad: Dampfbahn Furka Bergstrecke
Locomotive: HG 4/4
Location: Gletsch, Switzerland
Locomotive #: 704
Train ID: 154
Photo Date: September 27, 2020


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By: Georg Trüb

Added: Sep 29, 2020

Views: 881
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Photo ID: 749491

Cogwheel steam locomotive HG 4/4 # 704 of the Dampfbahn Furka Bergstrecke is pulling the last train of the season over the Furka mountain line, below Muttbach-Belvédère station in the Valais. Two ... (more)

Railroad: Dampfbahn Furka Bergstrecke
Locomotive: HG 4/4
Location: Gletsch, Switzerland
Locomotive #: 704
Train ID: 154
Photo Date: September 27, 2020


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By: Georg Trüb

Added: Sep 29, 2020

Views: 508
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Photo ID: 749422

Last day of the 2020 season on the Furka mountain line. The very last passenger train 154 from Oberwald to Realp stopped in Gletsch and the locomotive is taking water. The heavy 0-8-0 T cogwheel s... (more)

Railroad: Dampfbahn Furka Bergstrecke
Locomotive: HG 4/4
Location: Gletsch, Switzerland
Locomotive #: 704
Train ID: 154
Photo Date: September 27, 2020


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By: Georg Trüb

Added: Sep 28, 2020

Views: 1,042
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Photo ID: 749311

Very last passenger train of the 2020 season, steamtrain 154 from Oberwald over the Furka pass to Realp, on the 11.0 % grade between Gletsch and Muttbach-Belvédère. The heavy 0-8-0 T cogwheel stea... (more)

Railroad: Dampfbahn Furka Bergstrecke
Locomotive: HG 4/4
Location: Gletsch, Switzerland
Locomotive #: 704
Train ID: 154
Photo Date: September 27, 2020


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By: Georg Trüb

Added: Sep 27, 2020

Views: 2,389
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Photo ID: 746824

Serious business

This tiny speeder is nothing less than a rack vehicle equiped with a cogwheel. However modest services it gives to the DFB, it still needs the help of the rack to cl... (more)

Railroad: Dampfbahn Furka Bergstrecke
Locomotive: Speeder
Location: Gletsch, Switzerland
Locomotive #: Xmh 4961
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 22, 2020


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Sep 01, 2020

Views: 2,645
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Photo ID: 746819

Once upon a time…

Once upon a time, the Gletsch station belonged to a railroad called Furka Oberalp operating from Brig to Disentis (plus a branch from Andermatt to Goschenen). The... (more)

Railroad: FO Furka Oberalp Railway
Locomotive: HGe 4/4 I
Location: Gletsch, Switzerland
Locomotive #: FO 36
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 21, 1981


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Sep 01, 2020

Views: 3,325
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Photo ID: 746426

At the end of a day of triple celebrations on the fabulous DFB, a lone cogwheel steamer goes back light from Oberwald to Gletsch for the night, passing over the Rhône on a 11% grade section.

Railroad: Dampfbahn Furka Bergstrecke
Locomotive: HG 3/4
Location: Gletsch, Switzerland
Locomotive #: DFB 1
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 22, 2020


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Aug 27, 2020

Views: 2,405
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Photo ID: 746420

Quite a unique location: this tunnel on a rack section of a 11% grade (1 in 9.1) has its portal right in an hairpin bend of the main highway #19 climbing to the Furka and Grimsel passes. Th... (more)

Railroad: Dampfbahn Furka Bergstrecke
Locomotive: HG 3/4
Location: Gletsch, Switzerland
Locomotive #: BFD 9
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 22, 2020


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Aug 27, 2020

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Photo ID: 746415

Clouds play hide-and-seek with the Sun as a cogwheel steam train coming down from Gletsch emerges from a circular tunnel and passes over the Rhône river, a mere mountain stream at this location.

Railroad: Dampfbahn Furka Bergstrecke
Locomotive: HG 3/4
Location: Gletsch, Switzerland
Locomotive #: DFB 1
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 22, 2020


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Aug 27, 2020

Views: 2,994
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Favorited: 18
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Photo ID: 746307

Cogwheel steamlocomotive HG 4/4 # 704 pulls forward from the shed to the coal loading place. The locomotive recently got new little smaller, hand-painted inscriptions "DFB" and "704... (more)

Railroad: Dampfbahn Furka Bergstrecke
Locomotive: HG 4/4
Location: Gletsch, Switzerland
Locomotive #: 704
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 23, 2020


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By: Georg Trüb

Added: Aug 26, 2020

Views: 591
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Photo ID: 746172

View to the station Gletsch of the DFB on 1762 meter a.s.l. during the jubilee event, with the Rotten river, famous Hotel Glacier du Rhône (left) and "Blauhaus" (blue house, right). In t... (more)

Railroad: Dampfbahn Furka Bergstrecke
Locomotive: HG 4/4
Location: Gletsch, Switzerland
Locomotive #: 704
Train ID: Extra
Photo Date: August 23, 2020


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By: Georg Trüb

Added: Aug 25, 2020

Views: 1,374
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Photo ID: 746169

Cogwheel steamlocomotive HG 3/4 # 9, built in 1914 by SLM Winterthur for the Brig-Furka-Disentis Railway (BFD), is leaving the turntable of Gletsch during the jubilee event. This locomotive was br... (more)

Railroad: Dampfbahn Furka Bergstrecke
Locomotive: HG 3/4
Location: Gletsch, Switzerland
Locomotive #: 9
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 23, 2020


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By: Georg Trüb

Added: Aug 25, 2020

Views: 1,014
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Photo ID: 746162

Cogwheel steamlocomotive HG 3/4 # 9 of the Dampfbahn Furka Bergstrecke, built in 1914 by SLM Winterthur for the Brig-Furka-Disentis Railway (BFD), is leaving Gletsch for Oberwald with an extra tra... (more)

Railroad: Dampfbahn Furka Bergstrecke
Locomotive: HG 3/4
Location: Gletsch, Switzerland
Locomotive #: 9
Train ID: Extra
Photo Date: August 23, 2020


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By: Georg Trüb

Added: Aug 25, 2020

Views: 957
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Favorited: 5

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