SHUTTLE TRAIN FORMATIONS FOR MIXED ADHESION AND RACK OPERATION ON THE FURKA-OBERALP RAILWAY

Four up-to-date shuttle-service train formations have been in service on the Furka-Oberalp Railway (FO) since the summer of 1972. The stringent safety regulations for mountain railways are all complied with, thanks to careful and objective design of the remote and multiple control systems and the braking and monitoring equipment. They can operate without restriction on a network of mixed adhesion and rack sections and with widely varying profiles. Each formation consists of a class Deh 4/4 motorcoach with luggage compartment for mixed adhesion and rack operation, two class B intermediate coaches, and a class ABt driving trailer. Data is given for both the railway system and the trains.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Brown Boveri and Company Limited

    Publicity Department
    Baden,   Switzerland 
  • Authors:
    • Streiff, H
  • Publication Date: 1973-12

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 539-550
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00056744
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1976 12:00AM