New JB Rotary Snowplough


Don Newing
 

The Jungfraubahn has a new rotary snowplough, and it's double ended!

See picture from Markus Gmuer:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=422640&nseq=2


George Raymond
 

The Jungfraubahn has a new rotary snowplough, and it's double ended!
See picture from Markus Gmuer:
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=422640&nseq=2
A beautiful monster for just 2 km of open-air line! Is this one of the
reasons for the Jungfraubahn's high-priced tickets?

Who is the manufacturer? Are they able to control costs by using the same
design for snowplows on a number of meter-gauge lines?

George


OL.Guerbetal
 

Am 27.01.2013 18:03, schrieb George Raymond:
A beautiful monster for just 2 km of open-air line! Is this one of the
reasons for the Jungfraubahn's high-priced tickets?
The other way round: Thanks to high ticket prices they are able to buy such an expensive monster.

Who is the manufacturer?
Stadler/Zaugg (two independent companies having the same owner)
http://www.jungfrau.ch/unternehmen/bauten-projekte/aktuelle-projekte/schneeschleuder-jungfraubahn/

Are they able to control costs by using the same
design for snowplows on a number of meter-gauge lines?
There is nothing like the Jungfraubahn except the Gornergratbahn. And almost all other railways buy diesel powered rotaries.

WAB has a dc electric one on 800 mm gauge but not self-propelled
<http://www.zaugg-ag.ch/pressemitteilungen_2.php>

I think the new RhB rotaries have similar rotary equipment (the parts that rotate).

Markus, G�rbetal