Wasserballastbahn RW

Maybe not that spectacular but still interesting. Small excursion along this 788 meter long track of a former water powered funicular railway just around the corner.
The cablecar started operation in 1892 and was abandoned in 1964. Although not in use anymore the track is still visible and nearly intact. There are efforts for a revival with wagons in a retro look, for this purpose CHF 8 million are needed. The funicular was powered with water, a counterweight system, the first wagon was filled with water and this pulled the other wagon up the hill and up to 28 people were able to ride inside.