• Street Running Trains in Switzerland

  • Discussion about railroad topics everywhere outside of North America.
Discussion about railroad topics everywhere outside of North America.

Moderators: Komachi, David Benton

  by Fenway1912
 
The spectacle of big trains rumbling down a town street with pedestrians and local car traffic is always a fascinating sight, no matter where in the world and if on narrow gauge or standard gauge metals.

Here is a short film about typically Swiss-style street running, with narrow gauge electric railcars. This railway from Dietikon via Bremgarten to Wohlen is actually just a short ride from Zurich HB (the largest station in Switzerland), but the street running in Dietikon is usually not on the radar of railfans and hence can still be considered a bit of a "best kept secret"! Unlike the street running in Chur, which is quite known. Anyhow, here some easy impressions and a short film. This street-running alignment in Dietikon has existed since 1902, it's about a mile long, before the railway heads out into the countryside and overland.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_uxNjkJloM&t=1s