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Funimag Issue 26 – You were waiting for it, here it is !!!

The Issue 26 of Funimag is now available at https://www.funimag.com/This is a special issue about Istanbul and its tunnels! The historical funicular Galata – Pèra ( The Tünel ) which is on of the first metro in the world (1875)! The new funicular Taksim – Kabatas which will be in use at the end of 2005.

“La ficelle” Lausanne-Ouchy – Used trains for free !

Lausanne, Switzerland, September 13, 2005.

Due to the construction of the new city metro m2, the presently used trains Lausanne-Ouchy (LO) and Lausanne-Gare (LG) will stop service on January 22, 2006.

The “Transports publics de la région Lausannoise” let for free all the rolling stock of the two cog wheel lines : Lausanne-Ouchy (LO) and Lausanne-Gare (LG) which were first funicular railways between 1877 and 1958.

Any firms, associations or museums who may be interested in acquiring one or another of these vehicles can contact Mr. Alain Sauterel.

The list of the rolling stock :

From LG : 2 cog wheel electric railcars, Strub system.

From LO : 3 cog wheel electric railcars, Strub system, 5 passager cars.

Details on the official site www.t-l.ch/entreprise/vehicule.htm

The Museum of Transport at Lucerne refused to receive any of these rolling stock !

Lausanne – Gare (LG)

Lausanne – Ouchy (LO)

Flood in Switzerland ! The Stanserhorn Bahn is out of service till September 9th

August 22nd, 2005,

Floods have brought chaos to a large swathe of central Switzerland, triggering landslides and cutting roads and railway lines.

The Die Zentral Bahn line Interlaken – Meiringen was cut at Brienz because of a landslide.

The Die Zentral Bahn Luzern – Stans – Engelberg railway line was swept away between Wolfenschiessen and Engelberg !

The Stanserhorn Bahn funicular track was swept away because of the strong rain streaming. The funicular is out of service till September 9th 2005.

In Vaud canton the small village of Morcles was completly isolated from Saint Maurice valley. The Lavey – Dailly underground military funicular was used to feed the village and to evacuate people in case of urgent need.

Stanserhorn Bahn (Photo pd zisch.ch)

Stanserhorn Bahn (Photo ZVG)