Wednesday, September 17, 2008


A few shots from Switzerland's narrowest gauge line from 1987.
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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

BVB on Bex webcam

This is the view from the Bex webcam. In the foreground is the Place du Marche halt on the Bex Villars Bretaye line. Twice an hour you'll see a BVB train appear! The webcam refreshes every few seconds so it's almost real time ...

Some shots from 1987 of the tramway style route through Bex. The line eventually ends high in the Alps, using several rack sections.
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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

mystery location

Spotted on the Swiss Camion webcam today is this intriguing location which appears to be a double track standard gauge industrial line worked by a yellow diesel somewhere in the Aarau area. Any ideas? I love the avalanche shelter over one of the lines which seems a little excessive, even in Switzerland!
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Wednesday, September 03, 2008

swiss reopening

Above shots are of Niederbipp, 1987.

A Swiss line closed in 1943 is being rebuilt. This is the line between Niederbipp and Oensingen - reopening is expected in 2010 or 2011. As a prelude to the reintroduction of metre-gauge trains a half hourly bus service has started operating on the route of the new railway. Hopefully the route to Melchnau, closed to passengers in the 1980s, will follow!
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