Wednesday, 21 August 2013
The Schafberg Railway, Salzburg, Austria.
The Schafberg Railway is a meter gauge cog railway in Upper Austria and Salzburg leading from St. Wolfgang in 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. Railway operation started in 1893. The rail gauge is 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 3⁄8 in). Today steam locomotives as well as diesel rail cars are in operation on the railway. The lower station is located in the east of St. Wolfgang in front of Wolfgangsee. After leaving the town, and starting to climb the mountain, the line enters in the municipal territory of St Gilgen.