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Wengernalp Railway BDhe 4/4 No. 101 to 118
Switzerland | 1947 | 18 produced
BDhe 4/4 with two trailers in August 2009 on the Lauterbrunnen-Kleine Scheidegg line
BDhe 4/4 with two trailers in August 2009 on the Lauterbrunnen-Kleine Scheidegg line
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As the first passenger vehicles with a center aisle, the Wengernalp Railway procured eleven BCFeh 4/4 rack railcars with second and third class seats from 1947. Eight more ABFeh 4/4s followed between 1961 and 1964 with first and second class seats. The seats now only belong to the second class. They have a pure cogwheel drive on all four axles and can push up to two trailers. A remote control for a control car was installed later. From 1998 some vehicles were modernized and since 2005 they have been used almost exclusively for reinforcement. Most were retired between 2005 and 2022 and some were sold to Romania.

Manufacturermechanical part: SLM, electrical part: BBC
Gauge2 ft 7 1/2 in
Dimensions and Weights
Length49 ft 9 1/4 in
Wheelbase40 ft 0 5/16 in
Service weight51,809 lbs
Adhesive weight0 lbs
Axle load13,007 lbs
Power sourceelectric - DC
Electric system1,500 V
Hourly power587 hp (438 kW)
Top speed16 mph
Starting effort18,659 lbf
Power Plant
Calculated Values
cog railway
secondary line
narrow gauge
last changed: 03/2023

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