Rorschach–Heiden railway

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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.[1]

RHB BDeh 3/6 25 in Rorschach
WebsiteRorschach-Heiden-Bergbahn[dead link]
(official web site in German only).
OwnerAppenzeller Bahnen
Operator(s)Appenzeller Bahnen
Line length7 km (4.3 mi)
Number of tracksSingle track with passing loops
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Minimum radius150 m (492.13 ft)
Electrification15 kV, 16⅔ Hz
Maximum incline9 %
Rack systemRiggenbach
Share of the Rorschach-Heiden-Berbahngesellschaft, issued 6. June 1874

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  1. ^ Eisenbahnatlas Schweiz. Verlag Schweers + Wall GmbH. 2012. pp. 14–15. ISBN 978-3-89494-130-7.

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Coordinates: 47°26′46″N 9°32′15″E / 47.44611°N 9.53750°E / 47.44611; 9.53750