320 BLS Spiez - Zweisimmen (Simmentalbahn)

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This scenic single track electrified line runs along Simmental for 35km from Spiez, on the Lötschberg main line) to Zweisimmen, where it connects with the Montreux - Oberland Bernois (MOB) metre gauge system. Until the end of 2013 there were a number of loco hauled passenger services as well as the inevitable EMUs.

10 photos

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310 BLS Spiez - Interlaken

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The Spiez - Interlaken line is less than 20km long and is unphotographable for much of its length. However, one of the few good shots on the line is the classic position at Faulensee, overlooking the Thunersee.

8 photos

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300 BLS Bern - Brig (Lötschberg Main Line)

The Lötschberg main line is a busy freight and passenger route across the Swiss Alps. As well as being a major trunk route, it’s a scenic delight and a real engineering marvel. These pictures were taken in the last weeks before the opening of the base tunnel that bypasses the most scenic sections of the line.

15 photos

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510 SBB Olten - Luzern

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The Olten - Luzern line is a busy passenger route linking Basel, Bern and western Switzerland with Luzern and the Gotthard route to Italy. It's not the most exciting line scenically but there is some pleasant open countryside, particularly between Nebikon and Sursee. In addition to the passenger trains, the line sees some local freight traffic and still had a few Ae6/6 workings in late 2012.

11 photos

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410 SBB Olten - Biel (Jurafuss N)

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This is the northern end of the Jurafuss route, linking Basel and Zürich in the north with Lausanne and Genève in the south, running parallel to, and south east of, the Jura mountains. The Biel - Konstanz IR service is mostly loco worked but local passengers are all units. Freight traffic is reasonably heavy with oil tanks and postal traffic predominating. A few freights were still worked by class Ae6/6 locos in late 2012.

28 photos

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