Rorschach Heiden Railway

Rorschach Heiden Railway

The Rorschach-Heiden railway (German: Rorschach-Heiden-Bahn, RHB) is a railway line and former railway company in Switzerland. It is a standard gauge mountain rack railway, using the Riggenbach rack system and is part of Appenzeller Bahnen. The 7 km (4.3 mi) route links Rorschach with Heiden.

Rorschach-Heiden Railway Overview

Rorschach-Heiden Railway Website:  Rorschach-Heiden-Bergbahn (official web site in German only).

Rorschach-Heiden Railway Operation

Rorschach-Heiden Railway Owner:                      Appenzeller Bahnen
Rorschach-Heiden Railway Operator(s):             Appenzeller Bahnen
Rorschach-Heiden Railway Line Length:            7 km (4.3 mi)
Rorschach-Heiden Railway Number of Tracks: Single track with passing loops
Rorschach-Heiden Railway Track Gauge:           1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1/2 in) standard gauge
Rorschach-Heiden Railway Minimum Radius:  150 m
Rorschach-Heiden Railway Electrification:        15 kV, 16⅔ Hz
Rorschach-Heiden Railway Maximum Incline:  9 %
Rorschach-Heiden Railway Rack System:           Riggenbach
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