On a Swiss Roll #2

Continuing Day 2, with the delightful Glion Railway.  The Montreux–Glion–Rochers-de-Naye Railway is an electrically operated rack railway with a track gauge of 800 mm.


But there’s a Glion problem with a derailed wagon.  I like the way they just back the pick-up down the track!


Bexieux works



So to DAY 3….

Overcast turning to rain.

Should have taken Mont Blanc Express to Chamonix but line is closed. Instead we took train via Aigle to Martigny where we transferred to a coach for a visit to foundation promoting St Bernard Dogs and then on to Chamonix. On way back we are due to visit Emosson dam.

Chamonix train heading towards Lake Geneva.


And Emosson Dam.  Almost as exciting as the trains for an old water engineer like me!

And DAY 4

Overcast with low cloud. Group rail trip to Zermatt via Aigle and Visp. Currently waiting train up Gornergrat. Webcam shows drifting cloud so may not see Matterhorn.

Leysin this morning.


Aigle Leysin depot






About snitchthebudgie

Secretary of the East Surrey N Gauge railway club
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