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Marc Ribeli is a historian and manages the photographic archive and AV archive at SBB Historic.
A major project in tumultuous times
The Hauenstein base tunnel was opened in January 1916. In the middle of World War I. The story of a trailblazing feat of engineering, achieved in tumultuous times.
In 1961, SBB brought the electric Trans-Europe Express train into operation. The TEE is still regarded as a symbol of luxury travel and technological advancement.
The fire at Lucerne railway station
On 5 February 1971 a devastating fire broke out at Lucerne railway station, destroying large sections of the Art Nouveau building. It was the biggest railway station fire since the formation of SBB.