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Furka-Oberalp Railway BCm 2/2
Rhaetian Railway CFm 2/2 and BFm 2/2
Switzerland | 1927 | 2 produced
Photo from the data sheet of the SLM
Photo from the data sheet of the SLM
SBB Historic

The Furka-Oberalp-Bahn designated two petrol rack railcars that were delivered in 1927 as BCm 2/2. They were supposed to handle all services during low-traffic times and had a toilet and a mail compartment, while the rear cab was used as a luggage compartment. The rack drive and the adhesion drive could not be decoupled from each other. They were also referred to as BCZm 2/2 by the Railway Department.

However, the performance was not convincing, which was mainly attributed to the lack of experience with transmissions in railway vehicles with combustion engines. A maximum of one two-axle car could also be carried, which significantly increased travel times. With electrification in 1941, they became superfluous, although the first was used as a service vehicle for a while and passed to several new owners in the following decades, remaining inoperable. The other was sold to the RhB and used without rack drive until 1956.

ManufacturerSLM, SIG, Scintilla
Axle configAA 
Gauge3 ft 3 3/8 in (Meter gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length36 ft 4 in
Wheelbase15 ft 1 1/8 in
Fixed wheelbase15 ft 1 1/8 in
Empty weight36,817 lbs
Service weight42,990 lbs
Adhesive weight42,990 lbs
Axle load21,605 lbs
Power sourcepetrol-mechanic
Top speed27 mph
Engine type8-cyl. boxer
Engine output148 hp (110 kW)
Power Plant
Calculated Values
petrol railcar
cog railway
secondary line
narrow gauge
last changed: 03/2024

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