2010 April

Archive for April, 2010

A Bex Salt Mine visitor’s train hauled by a mining tractor is about to enter the Mine du Bouillet tunnel.

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Brunig

Meter gauge track of the Brünig line in Lucerne SBB/CFF station.

Saintsaphorin

A view of a Regio train standing under Saint-Saphorin (VD) village in Switzerland. 

Shuntingmontreux

Sunny afternoon in Montreux MOB station. ABDeh 8/8 No 4004 shunts a classic MOB train still in full MOB livery.

Mgb_brig

Brig MGB (Matterhorn-Gornergrat-Bahn, the Zermatt-Disentis line created from the merger of former BVZ and FO companies) station is still in the forecourt of the SBB/CFF station. A track layout similar to the one used by RhB in Chur for the Arosa line.
 

 

Couchersoleilsalagnon

A misty sunset on the Salagnon Island, near Montreux on the Leman Lake, not very far from a Monet painting. 

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Bls_zweisimmen

By noon on a sunny spring day, standard-gauge BLS RABe 435 “Lötschberger” pauses briefly in Zweisimmen station, Switzerland, to ensure interchange with meter-gauge MOB Golden Pass services to Montreux, before returning to Spiez on a Regio service.

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Minitrains_hon30

Received my HOn30 Minitrains set. BCH International from Johnstown, PA, has re-issued this grand classic of the 60s. Includes Plymouth switcher and 10 wagons. More about it in the “What’s New?” section of Voie Libre n°60.

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