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photoblog image CH36: Aboard the Bernina Express

CH36: Aboard the Bernina Express

We took the Bernina Bus to arrive in Tirano, Italy.Then we took the Bernina Express, a train operated by the Rhaetian Railway, from Tirano in Italy. This train crosses the Swiss Alps and goes all the way to Chur in Switzerland. Over the course of its journey, the train passes through numerous tunnels and crosses quite a few bridges. It is mainly a sight seeing train and thus not very densely occupied. Therefore, most passengers chose to spread themselves over the coaches, hugging the panoramic windows. A brief video clip.


photoblog image switzerland_2013_001_2.jpg

CH36: Aboard the Bernina Express

We took the Bernina Bus to arrive in Tirano, Italy.Then we took the Bernina Express, a train operated by the Rhaetian Railway, from Tirano in Italy. This train crosses the Swiss Alps and goes all the way to Chur in Switzerland. Over the course of its journey, the train passes through numerous tunnels and crosses quite a few bridges. It is mainly a sight seeing train and thus not very densely occupied. Therefore, most passengers chose to spread themselves over the coaches, hugging the panoramic windows. A brief video clip.


photoblog image switzerland_2013_001_2.jpg

comments (20)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 1 Oct 2013, 00:48
It seems to be gleaming and new, Ayush.
Ayush Basu: Strangely enough, a lot of things both natural and man made looked that Ray
i like the way that you caught the front of the train with the snowcap mountains above it Ayush... the panoramic windows provide a good view... the travel guide was a nice touch....petersmile
Ayush Basu: Thank you for the generous comment Peter.
That is a wonderful shot. Terrific composition.
Ayush Basu: Pleased to hear your feedback Michael
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 1 Oct 2013, 06:11
A fine way to travel, Ayush
Ayush Basu: Yes indeed, its a somewhat slower train than the regular ones, to enable the passengers soak in the view
  • Chris
  • England
  • 1 Oct 2013, 07:23
This is my idea of heaven Ayush
Ayush Basu: I can certainly relate to that feeling, Chris
The big windows certainly make for good sightseeing Ayush
Ayush Basu: Yes, but I would have liked the old shutters that can be slid up or down.
  • gutteridge
  • where latitude and attitude meet
  • 1 Oct 2013, 14:24
The word 'Bernina' means a lot to Tiff and me Ayush. In the 1950s this was the name of a Swiss owned cafe in Bath, a rare foreign treat with delicious pastries. It was heaven and a sad day when it closed.
Ayush Basu: In that case, I am pleased to have refreshed some memories for Chris and you, Chad
I guessed what this is from the thumbnail, most British tour companies include this in their itineraries for Swiss holidays.
Ayush Basu: Then this shot has been done to death I suppose grin
Love these train journeys. I have been on the Glacier Express once. Great shot
Ayush Basu: Thank you very much smile
Hello!
The picture is very beautiful.
Dreamed up by looking at the alpine landscape.
They're back wonderful memories ...
I send greetings from distant Polish.
Lucia
Ayush Basu: Thank you very much and warm greetings to you too smile
Wonderfully composed image Ayush!
Ayush Basu: Thank you Richard
Looks like an interesting journey!
Ayush Basu: Yes it was. It was drizzling outside for a while and it was a nice feeling to watch the gorgeous scenery go by while we had some warm tea/coffee.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 1 Oct 2013, 21:26
Oh that sounds like such a wonderful journey, just my kind of thing smile
Ayush Basu: It was a great time watching the stunning scenery over steaming cups of tea CP
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 2 Oct 2013, 04:54
Great pictures and I love trainrides.
Lucky you, to be in such a great part of Europe. One day we might do the trip to Switzerland.
Ayush Basu: Just a short phase Astrid, some work and personal experiences take me over here and there. I would highly recommend you and Ginnie to make the trip.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 2 Oct 2013, 05:55
It's the kind of train ride Astrid and I would both love, Ayush!!! smile
Ayush Basu: As I was just writing to her, the two of you should do this trip and perhaps with other SCers. It will be a riot!grin
  • Emma
  • France
  • 2 Oct 2013, 07:03
Belle idée
ce train rouge
se dégageant dans la grisaille du temps
et le vert de la nature ...

Bonne journée !
amitiés Emma
Ayush Basu: thank you very much. yes, the vibrant red and lush green grass are appealing to the eyes. i wish you a good weekend ahead.

merci beaucoup. oui, le rouge vif et vert gazon sont attrayants pour les yeux. Je vous souhaite un bon week-end à venir
Real depth with the train in the shot, Ayush.
Ayush Basu: Yes Pauline, I was going for that. Thank you
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 2 Oct 2013, 11:04
People are people. They believe, that for the exact same money they paid, they must get more. Even their toes must have a better view than other people.

Great picture.
Ayush Basu: I suspect you have hit the nail right on the head, Louis
  • gutteridge
  • where latitude and attitude meet
  • 2 Oct 2013, 11:25
I always wonder at the cost of constructing roads and railways in such topography Ayush.
Ayush Basu: I guess they took it as an investment, perhaps a risky one?
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Oct 2013, 12:35
Thank you for this memory; I've been on this train, too! It is the highest in Europe without a summit tunnel (so excludes the one to the Eiger). I've also ridden this line in a service train and is fun standing by an open window and hanging your head out. The panorama coaches seem to insular to my mind - no connection with the mountains.
Ayush Basu: You are quite right in that sense. I was myself able to find a door of a coach which had windows that could be slid down. And I am pleased that I could refresh your memories of this same trip.

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