Swiss railways: Zentralbahn, Rigi Bahnen, Pilatus Bahn (2011)
This album focuses on one narrow-gauge intercity railway (the Zentralbahn), which connects Lucerne and Interlaken, and two mountain railways, the Pilatus Bahn and the Rigi Bahnen. The latter consists of two lines that ascend Mount Rigi, one from Arth-Goldau (a connecting point with the SBB rail system) and one from Vitznau (a connection with the Lake Lucerne vessel network). The Pilatus Bahn has the distinction of being the steepest cog railway in the world, with a maximum gradient of 48 per cent. All of these railways use cog (rack-and-pinion) traction systems, although the Zentralbahn does so only for its route over Brunig Pass between Lucerne and Meiringen.
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