Furka Mountain Railway

£6.00

The Furka Steam Railway is a largely volunteer operated heritage railway which operates a partially rack and pinion-operated line across the Furka Pass, between Realp in Uri and Oberwald in Valais, Switzerland. Rising to 2,160 metres (7,087 ft) above sea level, it is an old mountainous section of the Furka Oberalp Bahn (FO) that was abandoned after the construction of the Furka Tunnel. It has been gradually brought back into service by the Verein Furka-Bergstrecke with the use of only steam locomotives, with the entire line completed in 2010. The Furka Railway is the second highest rail crossing in Europe, after the Bernina Railway.

Paper covers, 32 pages, colour photographs, drawings, map, gradient profile

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The Furka Steam Railway is a largely volunteer operated heritage railway which operates a partially rack and pinion-operated line across the Furka Pass, between Realp in Uri and Oberwald in Valais, Switzerland. Rising to 2,160 metres (7,087 ft) above sea level, it is an old mountainous section of the Furka Oberalp Bahn (FO) that was abandoned after the construction of the Furka Tunnel. It has been gradually brought back into service by the Verein Furka-Bergstrecke with the use of only steam locomotives, with the entire line completed in 2010. The Furka Railway is the second-highest rail crossing in Europe, after the Bernina Railway.

Published by The Narrow Gauge Railway Society, 32 pages, approx 30 colour photos, + maps, and cutaway drawings of some of the locos, the author is Jim Stancliffe

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Weight0.2 kg