Re: German Catenary and Signalling in Basle

Chris Wood

Markus writes:

To add another little oddity: The Badische Staatsbahn had started to build its network with a gauge of 1600 mm (5'3") and
had reached Weil am Rhein, when it was decided to standardize the gauge, which was effectuated in 1854/55, just before
crossing the border into Switzerland. So we never had 1600 mm in Switzerland
I thought that the original Zürich–Baden railway (the Spanisch-Brötli-Bahn) was built to 1600mm gauge when it opened (1847), and re-gauged around the same time as the Badische Staatsbahn (1854).

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