Vitznau And Arth-rigi-bahn

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  1. alexander.s

    alexander.s Active Member

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    The Vitznau-Rigi Railway is the first mountain railroad in Europe and the second in the world.
    It runs from Vitznau in the canton of Lucerne at the foot of the most beautiful lake in Switzerland Lake Lucerne with cogwheel type Riggenbach to Rigi -Kulm at 1752 m above sea level.
    There use over 70 years old rolling stock in operation.
    This year they celebrate their 150th anniversary.
    It goes uphill only with max. 25km/h and downhill due to safety only with max. 16km/h.
    Maximum gradient 250 per mille.

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    It will be the first cograilway for TSW.

    The addon will include some rolling stock and both Rigi railroads as well as the Arth-Rigi railroad.

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    VRB Bhe 2/4
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    VRB Bhe 4/4
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    ARB BDhe 4/4
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    VRB H 2/3 (when TSW get steam support)
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    VRB H 1/2 (when TSW get steam support)
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    ARB BDhe 2/4
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    ARB BCeh 2/4
     
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  2. Tigert1966

    Tigert1966 Well-Known Member

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    I would love to see this. The only downside I see is that there are a very limited number of services.

    But I would buy it for sure. It’s one of my favourite railways.
     
  3. Purno

    Purno Well-Known Member

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    It's an interesting scenery and cogwheel railway could be interesting, however I wonder how many things the driver would actually need to do. Do these trains require lots of manual actions, or are they modernized and fitted with cruise control and such?
     
  4. jolojonasgames

    jolojonasgames Well-Known Member

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    This seems really interesting. Does the switching on of the cog gears require driver action and good timing or is it automatic?

    I could totally see myself buying this just to play a relaxing drive up the mountain and take in the beautiful scenery :).
     
  5. driverwoods#1787

    driverwoods#1787 Well-Known Member

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    Really excellent idea and for the switch it works differently than what we're used to. The 1.435m Track with Riggenbach Rack System must bend in order to be switched. Seen in this video by TrainJJ
     

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