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From Realp to Oberwald

What can be experienced on the 18 kilometres

Route information: 

  • Route length Realp - Oberwald 17,630 m

  • Height difference Oberwald - Furka 794 m

  • Coal consumption approx. 600 kg (one way)

  • Water consumption approx. 5'000 l (one way)

  • Year of construction locomotives 1, 4 and 9: 1913; locomotive 6 1902

  • 1914 Line Brig - Gletsch opened (BFD)

  • 1926 Line Gletsch - Realp opened (FO)

  • 1941 Electrification (lack of coal)

  • 1981 Closure of the line (opening base tunnel)

  • 1990 Locomotives 1, 9, 704, 708 brought back from Vietnam

  • 1992 - 2010 Sectional opening of operations on the Realp - Oberwald line

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