We stayed around Bever for the next freight train, but decided to head to the beginning of the Albula line. First train we got was this RE to St. Moritz, hauled by a Ge 6/6 engine. Notice the mail car at the rear of the train. In the background, the town of Bever. We were a bit late, resulting in a “panic shot” from aside, … Continue reading Side view
Switching back and forth between locations – this view was too nice not to make a photo of it. Most of the Ge 4/4 III engines carry promotional liveries – consider this red one a lucky catch. Notice the blue Gourmino restaurant car in the middle of the train. Continue reading Rare in red
Human beings have autopilots when it comes to doing what you really want to do. And so I was able to continue making photos, albeit a bit slower than before. We were expecting a freight train to Samedan and decided to wait for it at Bever station. We also knew from yesterday’s observations that click to read the rest of the story, and for more photos
Before yesterday evening, I had never sat on a serious sledge before. Down in Bergün we had decided to first do the hard track, considering the elevator was about to shut down for the night. After that, we could ride the easier, and lit, track, with the Schlittelzug as many times as we wanted. Not so sure this was a good decision: in one of the curves of the hard track I lost control of the sledge and continue the story on the blog
Seeing the sledges slide off the hill earlier, we decided that we had found the perfect evening activity. We weren’t sure of opening times of the tracks though, and in the meanwhile we had gotten quite far from Bergün. That’s the moment you decide to call it a day, make the last photo and turn around.
The last photo of the day was this RE train to St. Moritz, hauled by RhB’s most recent locomotive: the last one of the Ge 4/4 III series.
Back in Bergün, we were right on time for click to continue reading
The search for photo opportunities became harder as the forest became more dense. No big deal though, getting there is half the fun; that is one of the reasons this hobby has become a passion. Right on time for the next freight train up the mountain we found this view on one of the Albula railway’s many typical bridges. Loco 626 is in charge of … Continue reading Through dense forests
Now here’s a spot you won’t see many photos of. In our search for nice photo locations we followed the train tracks through the forest as good as reasonably possible. Somewhere off the beaten track we found Keep on reading!
There are several tracks available for sledging down the hill. You can reach the start of these tracks by different means, too. For the Preda – Bergün track, a special train takes you up the hill and drops you off at the station of Preda. For reaching the start of the other track, you need to use a lift. Both means can be seen on … Continue reading All goes up
Sledges are dangerous. Trust me. I would experience that in person in a couple of hours – at this moment we were only making sure not to be hit by Continue reading “Long freight”
Bergün is known for winter sports – skiing and sledging. The end of january wasn’t the busy period, as we had to wait a while before some ski’s sled by. Fortunately, they came right on the moment when a train was descending the Albula line towards Chur. Pretty cool to see them race down the hill together, each at their own pace. I’m not sure … Continue reading Winter sports