Friday, May 12, 2017

Trains and Trams in Europe - 4/9 to 4/26/2017, Cogs and Racks.

Hi, While in Lucerne we took two optional tours. The first included a boat ride across Lake Lucerne to the town of  Weggis followed by a cable car ride up the mountain to the town of Rigi Kaltbad, where we had dinner.

Our trip down the mountain was by cog railway. In the photo above a train is continuing up the mountain from Rigi Kaltbad.

Here the train we will take down the mountain is arriving at Rigi Kaltbad.

Our second optional tour included a a trip into the Alps to Kleine Scheidegg on the Wengernalpbahn (WAB) rack railway line. Our trip up the mountain began at Lauterbrunnen. Our train is shown above.

Here a train is arriving from Lauterbrunnen.

About an hour later a second train arrived. These trains continued down the other side of the mountain to Grindelwald.

Kleine Scheidegg is a mountain pass situated below and between the Eiger and the Lauberhorn. The lower terminus of Jungfraubahn also is located here. This rack railway climbs to Jungfraujoch; the highest point reached by rail in Europe.

A WAB work train rests at Kleine Scheidegg station.

The Jungfraubahn uses the other side of the station (above and below).

Above and two below are views of Jungfraubahn trains on the grade out of Kleine Scheidegg.

Here a work train descends the grade into Kleine Scheidegg.

This is our train getting ready to leave for Grindelwald. Thanks for looking.

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