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Oberalp, Switzerland

After passing the beautiful Oberalpsee on the railway line Andermatt - Disentis, the small red train of Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn reaches 2033 m AMSL at the Oberalppass, to descend again into the heart of Graubünden canton.

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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 train emerges from the tunnel after Solduno......and arrives immediately at San Martino stationThe Arrabona express has arrived.  From Hegyeshalom, it was hauled by the 1047 002.The rain has stopped, the sun shines, let's go back!Thus arrived the first train at the terminus on 20th February.
Photo: Andrea SóváriThus arrived the first train at the terminus on 20th February.
Photo: Andrea SóváriHospental station with motor car 53...towards Hospental (till Göschenen)....through the bridge...The Mittlere Meienreussbrücke.
An Re 6/6 and an Re 4/4 II are passing it with a container trainRe 460 is climbing through the viaduct with her InterRegio toward Gotthard. Taken from a 'window' of the road tunnel25.2 MW power pack (4 locos: Re 6/6 + Re 4/4 II + Re 620 + Re 4/4 II) with a freight train.IR train passing the Mittlere Meienreussbrücke downwards, viewed from the churchA class ABe 4/6 electric trainset is standing at the terminalArrival of a train, the electric trainset ABe 4/6 54, running to LocarnoElectric locomotive 1014 007 of the ÖBB from outside......and insideElectric locomotive 1044 223 with a regional train of Deutsche Bahn