Giant construction area in the station Zürich Oerlikon: switch 'without switch', tracks, new and old crossties, barrier and the Regio Express to Zürich HB
Double red arrow "Churchill-Pfeil" on the Luogelkin viaduct near Hohtenn, pushed by Re 4/4 184 of the BLS becauce of reduced effective power.
Entering the Airolo station at speed, the first Zurich-Milan EC service in the morning has just gone out of the St Gotthard tunnel, which is not far behind the curve on the right. The picture show... (more)
Churchill Pfeil descending the south St Gotthard grade is seen at the Biaschina "staircase"
World Record Tunnel
Here is the South Portal of the Gotthard Base Tunnel, scheduled to open in 2016. Measuring 57 km (35.4 miles) between Ertsfeld and Bodio, it is the largest tu... (more)
Swiss Federal Railway Bm 6/6 Co-Co diesel-electric loco No 18504 performs station pilot duties at Chiasso. There were 14 of these locos Nos 18501-14 constructed by SLM in 1954-61 powered by a pair... (more)
IR 2170 Chiasso - Basel with a classic Re4/4 II
Re 4/4 II # 11112 from the first series is pulling a typical very mixed Gotthard Interregio through the Biaschina "staircase", with cars of 6 different types! Behind the locomotive 2 aged standard... (more)
Cisalpino from Zürich to Milano runs over this bridge near the station Airolo in the morningsun. In the background you see the road over the Gotthardpass to Andermatt
ICN (InterCity-Neigezug) from Lugano to Zürich runs over this bridge near Faido. On the left track near the house you see a small red flag, this track is closed for track-working
In sommer 2006, as a big surprise the then 42 years old Gotthard locomotive Ae 6/6 11492 "Emmen" was painted in the new red/blue Cargo paint scheme, got the new name "Erstfeld" and was placed on a... (more)
The swiss line from Zürich to Chur leads past two beautiful lakes, the "Zürichsee" and, as seen here, the "Walensee", with the prealps in the background.