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Forchbahn to Madagascar (and BVB)

filed on: 01.07.2004 (1st Jul 2004)

Yesterday, Forchbahn Be4/4 16 and Bt 101 left Zürich by rail for Basel. From here they will be taken to Antwerp by barge for shipment to Madagascar. It is intended to use them on suburban services in Antanarivo for which a diesel generator will be fitted in the luggage compartment of the Be4/4 (see also 13.05.04).

In total, Madagascar will receive 4 Be4/4s and 4 Bt's from the Forchbahn. Further stock will be sent there from the Trogenerbahn next year. The remaining three Forchbahn Bt's will go to BVB (Bex - Villars - Bretaye). The final two Be4/4's will probably be scrapped.

source: BahnCH

This news item is from the 2004 newslog.

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