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SZU - Uetlibergbahn

Ütlibergbahn is a fairly strange railroad. It is one of the small private railways of Switzerland, running a U-shaped track from Zürich city up to the top of the Ütliberg mountain. It´s one of the steepest normal adhesion railroads in the world with some 70 o/oo steep rises. SZU Uetlibergbahn runs a tram-like service as part of the Zürich city S-Bahn network to the top of Ütliberg mountain, almost 900 m above the city centre. Track width is that of a normal railroad, but the line is electrified in a strange way, with 1200V DC: it was originally planned as a part of the Zürich tram network. The line was opened for service in 1923.



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