Blue Tunnel Train

Blue Tunnel Train

Posted: 23 September 2009

Taken:2009-09-23 10:04:12
Camera:Canon EOS 1000D
Exposure: -2/3
Exposure Time:1/50
Focal Length:28 mm


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Apart from two platforms at the normal gauge mainline, Montreux station is home to two narrow-gauge gauge railroads, the 1000mm MOB (Chemin de fer Montreux-Oberland bernois) and the 800mm MGN (Chemin de fer Montreux-Glion-Rochers-de-Naye), both managed and operated by Golden Pass Services. In theory, the 1000mm CEV (Chemins de fer électriques Veveysans) could connect there too and there seems to be at least some exchange of EMUs going on between the two, but that’s besides the point.

This small train belongs to the MGN, a rack railway using the Abt system with double bars. As Montreux station is rather flat, you can see that the train is standing on a section with only one set of theta, but the second set is starting right in front of it. The train connects some mountain villages to the south of Montreux and finally climbs up to the Rochers de Naye, a 2042 m high mountain in the region. The tunnel here, though, is not part of the line, it seems to be only used to store vehicles.


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