Brienz Rothorn Bahn

Brienz Rothorn Bahn

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Brienz Rothorn Bahn is an 800 mm gauge tourist rack railway in Switzerland, which climbs from Brienz, at the eastern end of Lake Brienz, to the summit of the Brienzer Rothorn mountain. The two designers, engineer Alexander Lindner and contractor Theo Bertschinger were supported by the mountain railway pioneer Roman Abt, who had responsibility for equipping the line with his newly developed double lamella rack system. The railway was opened on 17 June 1892, after a two years construction period but was quickly in financial difficulties. The line was designed to carry 25,000 passengers per year but only managed 5,000 passengers in the first year. Tourist traffic was further affected by the opening of Schynige Platte Railway in 1895 and the Jungfraubahn in 1898. The train service was suspended on 1 August 1914 as a result of the First World War, but did not re-open when the war ended. Essential maintenance was carried out and a small amount of timber traffic was carried from Planalp in 1918. Carriages were hired to the Schynige Platte Railway in 1924 and 1925, providing money for the maintenance work.show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 95g
  • Equ Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135938827
  • 9786135938821