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Langwieser viaduct, Switzerland

The 284 long reinforced concrete bridge (built in 1914) on the Arosa Line, which crosses the Plessur river 62 m high

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The locomotive Am 843 042 (type G 1700 BB) was delivered by Vossloh to SBB 3 months before the photo was taken.DB's ICE 1 meets SBB's Class Am 843 diesel loco.ICE 3 leaves for Germany.Gundeli-Passerelle
Advertising loco 460 024 "Zugkraft Aargau" departs with an IC. We have seen before the 034 with a similar livery at Zürich HB.Oberdorf Winkelweg station and the illuminated castle ruins of WaldenburgNight is falling on the Lutheran Church of Oberdorf and the small trains passing by.Night is falling on the Lutheran Church of Oberdorf and the small trains passing by.Motor car 12 has recently left the depot of Waldenburg in order to assist in the afternoon peak period.Motor car 12 has recently left the depot of Waldenburg in order to assist in the afternoon peak period.Motor car 17 arrives from Liestal.Motor car 14 has just departed with its both control cars to Liestal. Soon the unit 12 will be also put into circulation in the afternoon rush hour.Push-pull trains at the terminusPush-pull trains at the terminusOn the main street of Oberdorf the trains run  on a tram-like single-track section.Swiss tram dashes towards Rodersdorf on French territory.A Tango tram approaches Rodersdorf on the French-Swiss border.A Tango tram approaches Rodersdorf on the French-Swiss border.Trams crossing in Leymen station

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The electric loco 162 039 (3000 V DC) is standing alone at the main station. Power: 3378 kW, highest speed: 140 km/h.Diesel motor car Aamot 23 "Árpád" on the turntable. "His" original name was Tas.On the way...Motor car 11 exhibited at the depot's gateBefore departure, already on the other trackHere you can see, that the U-shaped seat is located already above the bogie, extending the passenger room.The interior with the typical U-shaped seatsThe journey to Arosa begins in front of the station building of Chur, on track 2.This vehicle set in 2010 the speed record for metre-gauge with 145 km/h  in the Vereina tunnel.The ABe 8/12 3502 emerges from the only 19 m long Nesslarlies tunnel.EMU 3503 braces up again for the 60 per thousand ascent.EMU 3503 braces up again for the 60 per thousand ascent.EMU 3503 braces up again for the 60 per thousand ascent.After the yellow freight cars, the tractor Tm 2/2 95 descends as well from Langwies - near the Nesslarlies tunnel.Allegra 3503 passes the old depot with the type Xac self-discharging wagons, brought from Langwies.Where the tram-like section ends, there begins the actual ascent -  at first with 23 per thousand.The Allegra trainset ABe 8/12 3509 has brought three type Fac self-discharging wagons.Mixed train winds its way uphill before Langwies, between the houses of Palätsch.