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More Forchbahn units leave Switzerland

filed on: 02.08.2005 (2nd Aug 2005)

On 21st July, the Belgian ship "Love Story" left Basel loaded with eleven Swiss narrow gauge vehicles for Madagascar: Trogenerbahn BDe 4/4 6, two ex Furka-Oberalp Z4 postal vans, Forchbahn BDe 4/4 11-14, Bt 4 102/5 and two further Bt's (two of 103/4/6). These are the last ex-Forchbahn vehicles bound for Madagascar to leave Basel. They wil be transshipped onto an ocean-going vessel in Antwerp.

For pictures, see the photo gallery on the VHF website and also Reissweb.

See also:
Forchbahn makes progress in Madagascar (21.01.2005)
Forchbahn BDe4/4 farewell (18.10.2004)
Forchbahn to Antananarivo (13.07.2004)

The current status of these vehicles is: #9 FB snow broom. #10 FB/VHF museum car, #11-14/102/105 to Madagascar by second shipment, #15/16/101 to Madagascar by first shipment (reported arrived, see 21.01.05.), #103/4/6 to Madagascar by first or second shipment(?), #107 scrapped at Hügle, Dübendorf (see 13.05.2004), #108 acquired by TPC for parts (see 25.02.2005).

This news item is from the 2005 newslog.

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