Arosa Station

Arosa Station

Posted: 21 September 2009

Taken:2009-09-21 12:17:40
Camera:Canon EOS 1000D
Exposure: -1/3
Exposure Time:1/125
Focal Length:55 mm


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For the pictures from Switzerland, I’ve decided to abandon chronological order, because I doubt that too many people care anyway. So I’ll start right in the middle, in Arosa.

Arosa is a tourist trap in Graubünden, about 30 km (about 20 miles) away from Chur, but about 1000 m (3300 feet) higher. The Arosa line connecting the two is a meter gauge line that, while not as known as the Glacier Express, is at least as impressive as the world’s slowest express train, winding through tight curves, over high bridges and with extremely steep gradients, all without the help of a cog wheel. Another interesting bit is that passenger trains often have freight cars attached to bring goods there or the garbage to the valley.

The line’s main locomotive is the class Ge 4/4II of Rhaetian Railways (RhB), the narrow gauge line that is the main railroad operator in Graubünden. Number 616 has just arrived and is now heading to Arosa depot right next to the station. You can see the ballast car attached to the cab car. When going down again, freight cars are attached to the locomotive instead.


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