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Intro Switzerland's rail network is one of the world's most densely concentrated rail systems. Due to the extremely mountainous terrain, railway engineers opted for the more economical narrow gauge construction; the distance between the rails is less than the standard 1435 mm. Some of these railways (such as the BLM) are simply links between two villages, while others handle the traffic of an entire canton (RhB.) Some, such as the JB were designed as tourist carriers, while others are "international", crossing into other nations (MC.) Because of this large variety of design and purpose, detailed descriptions of many of them will be found on this website.

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Overview map of narrow gauge railways

Technical descriptions of selected locomotives

  • BLM
  • - Lauterbrunnen-Mürren Mountain Railway
  • BOB
  • - Bernese Oberland Railways
  • BRB
  • - Brienz-Rothorn Railway
  • BVZ
  • - BVZ Zermatt Railway
  • CJ
  • - Chemins de fer du Jura
  • DFB
  • - Furka Cogwheel Steam Railway
  • FART
  • - Ferrovie autolinee regionali ticinesi (Centovalli Railway)
  • FLP
  • - Ferrovia Lugano-Ponte Tresa
  • FO
  • - Furka-Oberalp Railway
  • GFM
  • - Chemins de fer Fribourgeois Gruyère-Fribourg-Morat
  • GGB
  • - Gornergrat-Monte Rosa Railways
  • JB
  • - Jungfrau Railways
  • LSE
  • - Luzern-Stans-Engelberg Railway
  • MIB
  • - Meiringen-Innertkirchen Railway
  • MOB
  • - Montreux-Oberland Bernois Railway
  • RhB StN
  • - Rhaetian Railway - Main network
  • RhB BB
  • - Rhaetian Railway - Bernina line
  • RhB BM
  • - Rhaetian Railway - Misox line
  • RhB ChA
  • - Rhaetian Railway - Chur-Arosa line
  • RhB
  • - Rhaetian Railway - Vereina line
  • SBB
  • - Brünig Railway
  • SPB
  • - Schynige Platte Railway
  • SSIF
  • - Societa subalpina di imprese ferroviarie (Centovalli Railway)
  • SVB
  • - Bern - Städtische Verkehrsbetriebe Bern
  • VBZ
  • - Zurich Transport Authority
  • WAB
  • - Wengernalp Railway
  • WB
  • - Waldenburg Railway

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