Forchbahn in Valais?
filed on: 03.02.2005 (3rd Feb 2005)
According to reports on BahnCH, a Forchbahn Bt (driving trailer) left Zürich by railway low-loader yesterday; hauled in style by an Ae6/6. It appears the new owner is BVB (Bex).
Originally BVB wanted to acquire three such units. Subsequent reports mentioned just one, or none at all, or just a pair of bogies. The Bt will be passing through Bombardier's Villeneuve works on its way to Bex - it is not entirely clear in what form it will finally enter service.
The identity of the vehicle is not confirmed, but probably 108, which spent its final weeks on the FB collecting graffiti at Esslingen. This makes it the very last of its type to leave the rails of Zürich.
On a related note, the VHF website has a gallery of photographs documenting the transfer of ex-FB cars to Basel (Birsfelden Hafen) on their way to Madagascar. Units currently in Birsfelden are 11-4 and 104/5.
This news item is from the 2005 newslog.
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