M O B (50-mins.) (DVD-R)
A scenic journey along the metre gauge MOB railway from the smart resort of Montreux through lush farming countryside to Zweisimmen.
We begin at Lac Leman, also known as Lake Geneva, and explore the historic Chateau Chillon before boardong our smart blue train. The line winds its way up the hillside and we pause at Chamby to make a visit to the living railway museum with its numerous exhibits and line to Blonay.
We pass through the tunnel at Jor to emerge into the lush farming region around the valley of the river Hongrin, which joins the Sarine at Montbovon, terminus station of the GFM line. We have the chance to see a traditional cheese-maker at work and look at some of th epicturesque villages along the way.
The famous international resort of Gstaad is popular with film stars and princes and we stroll around the peaceful streets of the town in summer, when one of the major international tennis championships is taking place.
Journey’s end is at Zweisimmen, where the MOB also operates a branch line to the health resort of Lenk, and we take a brief look at this route. For travellers wishing to continue their journey it is possible to make a connection with the BLS standard gauge line which runs from Zweisimmen to Interlaken.
Filmed from air, train and trackside.