Dolderbahn, Zürich

Dolderbahn, Zürich

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The Dolderbahn opened in 1895 connecting Romerhoff to Hotel Dolder Waldhaus. The final connection to the Dolder Grand Hotel was by a single tramcar privately owned by the hotel; it was replaced in 1930 by a bus. The line was originally a funicular. In 1972/73 the line had a major re-build as a meter gauge rack railway, and was finally extended through the woods to the Dolder Grand. The line is 600v d.c. single track with a passing loop that uses an unusual flexible track arrangement in place of points. There are two intermediate stops and the original cable winding wheel is on display at Waldhaus. The two railcars are painted red, like the old Dolder Grand Hotel tram, with a lucky four-leaf clover on the front. (text by michaelinlondon, YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6QDWJRswvk) #Dolder #Dolderbahn #Europa #Europe #rack_railway #Romerhof #Römerhof #Schweiz #Suisse #Switzerland #The_Dolder_Grand #tram #tramcar #transport #transportation #Zahnradbahn #zug #zurich #Zürich
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