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The BVZ Crocodile HGe 4/4 I 12

Year of construction: 1929
Power: 680 kW
V max: 55 km/h (adhesion), 30 km/h (cogwheel
Manufacturer: MFO, SLM
Photographer: Stefan Dringenberg, 1993-08-21

The machine is an technical anchestor of the FO HGe 4/4 I

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Cogwheel locomotive HGe 4/4 II in Brig station

Year of construction: 1990
Power: 1836 kW
V max: 90 km/h (adhesion), 30 km/h (cogwheel
Manufacturer: BBC, SIG, SLM
Photographer: Tobias B. Köhler, 1994-03-20

This machine is part of a series of 16 locos for the FO and the SBB

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Railcar ABDeh 8/8 2041 in Visp

Year of construction: 1965
Power: 1180 kW
V max: 55 km/h (Adhäsion), 30 km/h (Zahnrad)
Manufacturer: SLM, SIG, SAAS
Photographer: Martin Hawlisch, 1996-08-17

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Panoramic coach series As 201x in Zermatt

Year of construction: 1993

Places: 48 places, first class

Manufacturer: SIG und SLM
Photographer: Tobias B. Köhler, March 1994

This coach is part of a series of 18 panoramic coaches for the BVZ, the FO and the MOB.

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Express train at Brig station

Photographer: Stefan Dringenberg, 93-08-21

Left hand the station building of SBB and BLS can be seen. The trains in direction of Zermatt and Disentis are starting in front of that building.

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Express train with HGe 4/4 II 3 leaves Visp

Photographer: Stefan Dringenberg, 93-08-21

In Visp station the BVZ leaves Rhone valley within a 90 degrees turn in direction of Zermatt. The station building is used by SBB and BVZ.

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Cogwheel steam locomotive HG 3/4 4 in Oberwald

Year of construction: 1913
Power: 440 kW
V max: 45 km/h (adhesion), 20 km/h (cogwheel)
Manufacturer: SLM
Photographer: Stefan Dringenberg, 1997-06-15

Loco No. 4 is the last steam engine owned by the FO. In 1999 it was lent to the Furka Cogwheel Steam Railway

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Cogwheel railcar BDeh 2/4 45 in Andermatt

Year of construction: 1942
Power: 427 kW
V max: 55 km/h (adhesion), 30 km/h (cogwheel)
Manufacturer: SLM, BBC, SAAS
Photographer: Stefan Dringenberg, 1997-11-28

In 1941 and 1942 there were built 5 railcars of series ABDeh 2/4. In the middle of the 70th it was renewed and the first class part was changed into second class.

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HGe 4/4 I 32 in Andermatt

Year of construction: 1940
Power: 911 kW
V max: 55 km/h (adhesion), 30 km/h (cogwheel)
Manufacturer: MFO and SLM
Photographer: Klaus P. Canavan, 1996-04-20

This machine is derived from the BVZ HGe 4/4 I. The locomotives have the same technical data, but a complete new chassis. The BVZ HGe 4/4 16 was the prototype for the FO series.

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Cogwheel locomotive HGe 4/4 II 106 in Andermatt

Year of construction: 1990
Power: 1932 kW
V max: 90 km/h (adhesion), 35 km/h (cogwheel)
Manufacturer: BBC, SIG, SLM
Photographer: Stefan Dringenberg, 1990-07-28

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Shuttle train passes Nussbaum viaduct

Photographer: Stefan Dringenberg, 1993-08-21

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HGe 4/4 II 105 nearby Lax

Photographer: Stefan Dringenberg, 1993-08-22

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Glacier-Express with panoramic coaches nearby Hospenthal

Photographer: Stefan Dringenberg, 1996-07-25

The train crosses the Furkareuss viaduct II. Number I belongs to the steam railway Furka-Bergstrecke today.

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Shuttle train at the Urner Loch

Photographer: Stefan Dringenberg, 1990-07-28

The former Schöllenenbahn is the steepest part of the FO, it has a gradient of 17.9 %. Here the train leaves the tunnel at the wild romantic gorge "Urner Loch".

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Deh 4/4 II shuttle train on Val Bugnei viaduct

Photographer: Stefan Dringenberg, 90-07-27

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Shuttle train with Deh 4/4 II nearby Disentis

Photographer: Stefan Dringenberg, 90-07-27

The baggage railcars Deh 4/4 I and II and their shuttle trains are the backbone of regional transport at the FO. The train is on the last cogwheel part of the line.

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Western end of Disentis station

Photographer: Stefan Dringenberg, 93-08-23

This view is historic: Between 1998 and 2001 Disentis station was recreated completely.

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