Wengernalp Railway (Switzerland)
The Wengernalp Railway, the world's longest continuous cogwheel railway, connects Lauterbrunnen, Kleine Scheidegg and Grindelwald. At peak periods, additional trains can be put into operation following at short intervals behind the scheduled train, allowing capacity to be optimised according to demand. This demands an extremely flexible organization procedure and of course enormous care and attention with regard to dispatching trains. Trains do not travel directly from Lauterbrunnen over to Grindelwald. For safety reasons, regulations state that the electrified railcar must always be positioned at the lower end of the train, and so train compositions do not usually cross Kleine Scheidegg. However, a triangular junction specially built into the mountainside at Kleine Scheidegg allows the train to be turned if necessary so that it can also be used on the other side of the pass. The busiest stretch of railway runs from Lauterbrunnen to Wengen and this is also used to transport goods to traffic-free Wengen. The original railway tracks still run parallel to the new tracks on part of this stretch. However since the introduction of the latest freight locomotives - which travel as fast as passenger trains - they are seldom used.
Railroad of 146 km connecting St-Gingolph to Brigue via Entremont.
Travel on the famous Swiss mountain railways from St.Moritz to Zermatt and vice versa or from Piz Bernina to the Matterhorn. A 7 1/2 hour railway journey across 291 bridges, through 91 tunnels and across the Oberalp. Pass at 2’033 metres in altitude. A panoramic trip through the Alps in the heart of Switzerland. The Glacier Express travels a beautiful route between the sights of the Graubünden holiday region, central Switzerland, including Lake Lucerne and Lucerne itself, the sunny Valais region with its glacier landscape, and the beautiful regions of the South.
Schynige Platte Railway (Switzerland)
The Schynige Platte Railway climbs 1420 metres over a distance of 7.255 km, on its journey from Wilderswil up to Schynige Platte, famous as one of the best vantage points in the whole region.
DFB Dampfbahn Furka-Bergstrecke
The steam railway experience at the Rhone glacier. Marvel at our forefathers' pioneering achievements in railway technology surrounded by magnificent mountain scenery. Start with us from Realp station in the Canton of Uri (1420 m above sea level) on an unforgettable, thrilling trip which takes us in some two hours in carefully restored old-timer trains to Gletsch in the Canton of Valais. First, the over 80 year old steam engine climbs the rack rail uphill along the rushing waters of the Furkareuss. It travels at a leisurely speed over the bold Wiler bridge, through the three Senntumstafel tunnels and across the famed Steffenbach folding bridge. A first stop in Tiefenbach is used to fill up with water. With a full boiler the journey continues past Alpine meadows full of flowers. Puffing rhythmically, the locomotive with its coaches crosses the Steinstafel viaduct. Then follows a short stop at the highest station Furka (2160 m above sea level). After this, the train runs through the 1874 m long summit tunnel towards the Valais. At the Muttbach-Belvédère stop, the rake begins the descent on the rack track which has a gradient of up to 118 pro mille. You experience an exceptional spectacle of nature and technology with the enchanting Rhone glacier, which soon comes into the passengers' view between snow-covered mountain peaks. The adventurous trip over the Furka pass ends for the moment in Gletsch (1760 m above sea level) where the yellow post buses can be taken for the ongoing trip to Oberwald or to Meiringen via the Grimsel pass.
Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn
The Matterhorn Gotthard Railway today operates the Zermatt-Brig-Disentis and Andermatt-Göschenen stretches. The trains cover a distance of 144 kilometres, run through 33 tunnels and galleries and cross 126 bridges. The variedness of the regions is fascinating: just like in a picture book, and almost romantic, the red narrow gauge train travels through a changing scenery of captivating natural beauty. The point of departure is Zermatt (1605 m above sea level). From the village at the foot of the Matterhorn, the line leads through the Matter valley and then through the Rhone valley to Brig (670 m above sea level). The journey continues through the picturesque Goms region into the Canton of Uri. On the Oberalp Pass, the railway reaches the highest point on the line (2033 m above sea level). The end of the Matterhorn Gotthard Railway is in Disentis (1130 m above sea level), with a direct connection to the RhB Rhaetian Railway.