Furka-Oberalp Railway – Opening summer 1926 – Switzerland, Daniele Buzzi
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Furka-Oberalp Railway – Opening summer 1926 – Switzerland

Artist: Daniele Buzzi
Year: 1926
Size: 93 x 62 cm / 36.6 x 24.4″
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The Furka-Oberalp Railway connects the Swiss cantons of the Grisons, Uri and Valais via the Furka Pass and the Oberalp Pass. Construction began in 1911 and the first half of the line was opened in 1914. After construction was interrupted around the First World War, the line was finally completed and opened in summer 1926. To announce this event, the Ticino graphic designer Daniele Buzzi created this impressive stone lithograph poster featuring a beautiful image of the Grengiols Viaduct, which was built in 1913 and crosses the Rhone River near Brig. At 96 metres, it is the highest bridge on the Furka-Oberalp line.

Artist: Daniele Buzzi

Daniele Buzzi was born in Locarno in 1890 and died in Lausanne in 1974. He studied at the engineering school (Technikum) in Winterthur and then worked at Oerlikon-Bührle. From 1927 he was employed in Lausanne at the electric power company of Western Switzerland, where he worked as an engineer, technician and architect until 1963. From 1931 to 1936 he was involved in the first Grande Dixence Dam project. Daniele B... more

Daniele Buzzi was born in Locarno in 1890 and died in Lausanne in 1974. He studied at the engineering school (Technikum) in Winterthur and then worked at Oerl ...

ikon-Bührle. From 1927 he was employed in Lausanne at the electric power company of Western Switzerland, where he worked as an engineer, technician and architect until 1963. From 1931 to 1936 he was involved in the first Grande Dixence Dam project. Daniele B... more
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