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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 8, Issue 6 (October 2, 1933)

Passenger Carriages in Switzerland

Passenger Carriages in Switzerland.

Exceptionally heavy tourist business has in recent months been handled by the Swiss Federal Railways. To meet the needs of the tourist the Berne authorities have put into service many new types of passenger carriage, including special observation vehicles to enable passengers to view the striking Alpine panoramas.

Some 3,500 passenger vehicles are owned by the Swiss Government lines, providing 200,000 seats. The rollingstock is classified alphabetically, first, second and third-class stock being denoted by the letters A, B and C respectively. The letter F denotes luggage vans, while letters J to P apply to goods wagons.

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