simalube is in the middle of it, instead of just being there…


It is a railway of superlatives: the Pilatus Railway is still considered the “steepest cog railway in the world”.

A second platform was built in Alpnachstad. Thanks to this, passengers can board the eight railcars at the same time without additional shunting. Three rotary switches will be installed instead of transfer tables. And it is precisely these rotary switches that are automatically lubricated by simalube – day in, day out, 365 days a year.

What exactly is a rotary switch? A rotary switch rotates about its long axis to present a track connection to a chosen set of tracks.


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