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PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 3:31 am 
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I have been researching the history of the proposed extension from Scuol to Landeck in Austria for some time, but with very little success.

Can anyone help with any sources of information, diagrams, maps and photographs, or does anyone have any information they can share with me. Anything will be helpful, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem.

I am aware that some of the history of this proposal was covered in a book by Joachim Rothkegel: Die Reschenscheideck-Bahn, but this is out of print and so far I have not been able to obtain a copy.

Any help at all will be very much appreciated.

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Nigel,
can't help very much I'm afraid other than to say see eBay item:

130432509532

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Thanks for that Mike.

My wife has the ebay and paypal accounts - I have wound her up and pointed her in the right direction, fingers crossed.

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My wife has the ebay and paypal accounts


I'm sure The Present Mrs T wishes she had control over my eBay account .......... :twisted: There probably would be a lot fewer train-shaped parcels arriving here.
Good luck with your research.
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I was looking at a nice TT model of an Austrian diesel and wondering if it could be adapted by scribing bigger doors to make a modern Austrian metre gauge loco. Have some run through trains from the cross border connection. It's either that or wait for the Lilliput Zillertal diesel and see if it can be regained to 12mm.

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Mike Thomas wrote:
Nigel, can't help very much I'm afraid other than to say see eBay item: 130432509532
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Well, I am pleased to say that I won it and the book arrived today.

There will now be a lengthy hiatus whilst I put my elementary German to the test. Anyone care to recommend a good translation site?

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I can now post a few details:

The Reschenbahn was a proposed standard gauge railway linking Landeck with Mals in the Sud Tirol.

The first proposal for a line over the Reschen Pass dates back to 1891, when the German Engineer Franz Kreuter of Monaco in Bavaria, proposed a 128km line from Landeck to Mals. The maximum gradient, with rack assistance, was to be 1 in 20, which I think is 5%.

Then, in 1907 a similar scheme was proposed by Von Chabert, but with the overall length reduced to 87km and a maximum gradient of 1 in 40. This also included a metre gauge extension from Scuol-Tarasp, the eastern terminus of the RhB, down the Inn Valley to connect with the new line at Pfunds. However, in the final draft, published in 1909, the junction with the RhB was moved further down the valley to Tosens and the maximum gradient increased to 1 in 34 to reduce the number of bridges and viaducts and generally speed up construction.

Primarily for strategic purposes construction finally began on 1st April 1918 and proceeded quite rapidly at first, mainly due to the use of large numbers of prisoners of war. However, a few months later, faced with the imminent collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the work came to an abrupt end on 31st October 1918.

If anyone can add any further information, or better still pictures, then I would be really grateful.

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The following links may be of interest and provide details of recent studies into the possibility of extending the RhB beyond Scuol-Tarasp.

http://www.gr.ch/DE/institutionen/verwa ... andeck.pdf

http://www.gr.ch/DE/institutionen/verwa ... andeck.pdf

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Look at this:
http://meili.arch.ethz.ch/detail/scuol- ... tellung-13
a proposal for a junction of Scuol, Mals and Landeck by a surface railway network along the example of the Bernina railway. An exhibition will be presented in Chur and the proposal will be discussed next week in Chur. I willbe in the audience.

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What a coincidence, yesterday I was looking at the layout proposals in Loki 12/2014. Theme? Zernez - Mals in HOm.

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grcaprez wrote:
a proposal for a junction of Scuol, Mals and Landeck by a surface railway network along the example of the Bernina railway. An exhibition will be presented in Chur and the proposal will be discussed next week in Chur. I will be in the audience.
Gion


Hi Gion, was the exhibition good ?

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