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The Glacier Express by Chris Dyke

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‘A highly illustrated account of the picturesque journey between Zermatt and St Moritz’

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Volume 10 of MODERN railways MAGAZINE World Railways Series

 

‘A highly illustrated account of the picturesque journey between Zermatt and St Moritz’

 

Travelling a distance of 180 miles across the central Swiss Alps, this iconic railway line was established to bring tourists to the region to enjoy the spectacular scenery, winter sports and summer breaks at a time when tourism was in it’s infancy. Built in sections of one-metre gauge track, the railway traverses steep mountainsides with the aid of rack and pinion, reaching it’s greatest elevation of more than 2,000m before descending to it’s lowest point at Chur, just below 600m. Along the way, it crosses bridges and viaducts and traverses lengthy tunnels, literally winding it’s way to intermittent stops between the Matterhorn and Piz Bernina mountains. This is a journey undertaken today for the pleasure of the scenery and takes eight hours to complete.

 

Illustrated with photographs taken through the various seasons and along the full length of the track,  this book provides a short history of the railway’s construction and a detailed account of it’s daily journey.

The Glacier Express by Chris Dyke

Published by Key Publishing

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Weight.3 kg