Schafberg Railway
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MysteriusHide
N 47° 44.370 E 013° 26.399
33T E 383046 N 5288525
Quick Description: The Schafberg Railway is a metre gauge cog railway leading from Sankt Wolfgang im Salzkammergut up to the Schafberg (1,783 m). With a total length of 5.85 km it gains about 1,200 m in height difference.
Location: Oberösterreich, Austria
Date Posted: 1/5/2021 3:43:57 PM
Waymark Code: WM13M7V
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 12

Long Description:
"Construction of the Schafberg Railway commenced in 1892 and operations begun during the following year. It is owned by Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) and operated by the local company SchafbergBahn und Wolfgangsee Schifffahrt [...]. The railway has operate both traditional steam locomotives and diesel traction, including railcars. It has been claimed to be the oldest steam-worked rack railway in Austria. [...] [D]uring 1996, the Schafberg Railway took delivery of multiple new steam locomotives produced by SLM [...]. These newer locomotives [...] have been designed to run on light oil instead of heavier diesel fuel, and can be operated by a single person." (Wikipedia: Schafberg Railway)
Engine Type: Steam

Gauge of Railway: Meter Gauge

Approximate Adult Fare: 42.00 (listed in local currency)

Approximate Child Fare: 21.00 (listed in local currency)

Type: Spur (out and back)

Length of Route: 5.85 km

Dates of Operation: From: 1/1/2021 To: 12/31/2021

Key Attractions:
St. Wolfgang (km 0.00 | 542 m MSL: lower station, train depot) — Dorneralpe (km 2.70 | 1,010 m MSL: water station, no passenger service) — Schafbergalpe (km 4.00 | 1,363 m MSL: guest house) — Schafbergspitze (km 5.85 | 1,732 m MSL: summit station, guest house)


Railroad Website: [Web Link]

Frequency of departures: Not listed

Does this Scenic Railroad Provide: Brunch, Lunch or Dinner Trains?: Not Listed

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