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Re450 with coaching at Wädenwil in Zürich, Switzerland

ICN / Rabde500 at Wassen on Gotthard Route

SBB Cargo Re 10/10 in Muttenz Switzerland





SBB ETR-610, Zürich, Switzerland


Railways in Switzerland
Switzerland is a fascinating country with multiple challenges given to the railroad building and operations. For one Switzerland is a country in the heart of Alps, the huge European mountains, which make railroad building both challenging and dangerous, but at the same time offers views hard to match. In the mountains winter always arrives with lots of snow, something that has to be removed for contionuous operations.

Switzerland in its central place is also made for passing through, which has nowadays added to need to create network of long tunnels under the Alps to preserve country of car traffic and pollution. Volumes of through traffic on intermodal trains today are quite huge.

We will take a look at both present and yeasterday of the challenging railroading and also bring you the large Swiss railroading gallery of 4rail.net.

Quick Menu: Swiss Railroad Galleries * EMUs * DMUs * Electric Locomotives * Diesel Locomotives * Maintenance of the Way *
Reference: EMUs * DMUs * Electric Locomotives * Diesel Locomotives *


 

Normal and Narrow Gauge Lines

 

Rhätische Bahn
The most popular railroad among tourists, but also important to the Swiss people is Rhätische Bahn. With it's 19th century roots this narrow gauge network has numerous "Zauberhafte" views of the Alp mountains, gorges, rivers, woods. The railroad also has a bridge belonging to the treasures of the Unesco world heritage list. 4rail.net will have a special section on the Rhätishe Bahn.



Swiss Railroad Organizations





 
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Created for 4rail.net by Ilkka Siissalo and John McKey. Pictures in this section by Nick Slocombe, Lorenz Schmuckli, Ilkka Siissalo, Sanna Siissalo, Hannu Peltola, Andreas Ehnberg and John McKey.





Other Subject on Switzerland
SBB Cargo Re 10/10 in Muttenz Switzerland
For the Swiss rolling stock see pages for Electric Locos, Diesel Locos, Electric Multiple Units and Diesel Multiple Units.

SBB Crocodile ce6-8 II from Erstfeld Switzerland
Swiss RR Gallery Pages have hundreds of pictures from the heart of the mountains.

Rigi Bahn, Switzerland

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