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1890 Article Cable Railway Burgenstock Switzerland Abt System Rack Rails MAB1
1890 Article Cable Railway Burgenstock Switzerland Abt System Rack Rails MAB1

1890 Article Cable Railway Burgenstock Switzerland Abt System Rack Rails MAB1

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This is an original 1890 one-page print article about the Cable Railway of BŸrgenstock in Switzerland (with an additional page with two halftone illustrations). Between Righi and Pilatus, near the city of Luzern, on the lake of the Four Cantons, is situated the station of Kehrsiten, connected by a cable railway with the hotel of BŸrgenstock, located at the summit of a steep incline overlooking the lake. The total length of this line is 936 meters. It starts from the ferry at Kehrsiten, with a grade of 320 mm. to the meter for a distance of 438 meters. This line is a single track, and is provided, about its central part, with a switch of the Abt System 120 meters long. This article also features images of the cable railway. Fig. 1 shows a general view of the BŸrgenstock Cable Railway. Fig. 2 is a diagram of the mechanical installation of the Upper Station of the Cable Railway of BŸrgenstock. In Fig. 3, is the Switch, showing the rack rails of the Abt System used on the BŸrgenstock Cable Railway.

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CONDITION

This 121+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note that there is bleed through showing in this article.

  • Product Type: Original Print Article; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine +
  • Dimensions: Approximately 9 x 12.25 inches; 23 x 31 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Keywords specific to this image: Funicular Railway

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