Goodbye Uetliberg tram
filed on: 02.10.2008 (2nd Oct 2008)
The SZU (Uetlibergbahn) heriatge "tram" set Ce2/2 2 + C 41 saw its last use yesterday. SZU no longer wishes to provide heritage services in future due to intensification of the regular timetable and shortage of stabling facilities.Four new dual-voltage trains will be acquired in 2011/12. These will permit the sets to be stabled in the AC-electrified part of the depot, but also allow a future conversion of the Uetliberg line to AC.
The Ce2/2 dates to 1923 and is of technical interest as it was designed to be regaugeable in view of the never realised plan to integrate the line with Zürich's tram network. SZU is seeking to transfer the cars into safe hands, it is not however clear what these may be.
source: Bahnforum Schweiz
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