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RHAETIAN RAILWAY SWITZERLAND.

SWITZERLAND TO ITALY.

Rhaetian  rail  in  German..

Rhaetian rail in German..

Chur  is  top middle,  Tirano  is  bottom  right.

Chur is top middle, Tirano is bottom right.

The Bernina Express runs from Chur Switzerland to Tirano Italy and is for tourists. The fares are high, so i took the Rhaetian Railway train via St Moritz, same route and and a hourly service. Spectacular route cross the Alps. There are 55 tunnels, 196 bridges, and the highest point is 2,253 metres above sea level. The Brusio Circular Viaduct ,the train does a 360 degrees turn,is just 15 minutes from the end of the line in Tirano Italy. The Rhaetian Railway is a metre gauge track. --CHUR  SWITZERLAND.  --I stayed  at  this  hotel----  Handy  for  rail station.

--CHUR SWITZERLAND. --I stayed at this hotel---- Handy for rail station.

CHUR  SWITZERLAND  --  Rail station.

CHUR SWITZERLAND -- Rail station.

On  the  way  to  St.  Moritz .taking  2  hours.then change train for  another  2  hours of  spectacular  scenery.

On the way to St. Moritz .taking 2 hours.then change train for another 2 hours of spectacular scenery.

Near  St. Moritz.

Near St. Moritz.

The  Alps  from train.this  was  in  the  month  of  August.

The Alps from train.this was in the month of August.

From  train.

From train.

A glacier from  train.Trains normally  hourly.

A glacier from train.Trains normally hourly.

Glaciers from  train.  The  lake  was green.

Glaciers from train. The lake was green.

A  glacier  from  train. The  Rhaetian  Railway is  metre  gauge..

A glacier from train. The Rhaetian Railway is metre gauge..

View  from  train  on  Rhaetian  Railway.   -- Great  views.

View from train on Rhaetian Railway. -- Great views.

View  from  train,  -- Rhaetian  Railway, which  has  55  tunnels,196  bridges, highest  point  is 2,253 metres above  sea  level.

View from train, -- Rhaetian Railway, which has 55 tunnels,196 bridges, highest point is 2,253 metres above sea level.

One  of  many bends  in  route . Train  windows  allow  great  views.

One of many bends in route . Train windows allow great views.

Tirano  Italy.  --  Train passing in  the  street, in  front  of  Basilica.

Tirano Italy. -- Train passing in the street, in front of Basilica.

BRUSIO CIRCULAR  VIADUCT.  --  Train  goes 360  degrees  .Track can  be seen  below. -- This  is  just  15  from  Tirano  Italy.

BRUSIO CIRCULAR VIADUCT. -- Train goes 360 degrees .Track can be seen below. -- This is just 15 from Tirano Italy.

TIRANO ITALY.  --- Rail  station of Rhaetian  Railway..  --  The station  of  Italian  railways  is  just  a  few  metres  away.  Trains  to  Milan.

TIRANO ITALY. --- Rail station of Rhaetian Railway.. -- The station of Italian railways is just a few metres away. Trains to Milan.

--------------CHUR has a population of 35,000, --- TIRANO Italy has a population of 9,000.

Posted by alectrevor 21:02

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Good to know there's a cheaper way to take this journey. Scenery looks fantastic. Happy New Year.

by irenevt

Love the European trains. I have not been to Switzerland since I was 12. Your photos make me want to go back

by greatgrandmaR

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