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Swiss Rail Journeys - the Series
Swiss Rail Journeys
 
Available in: English
Running Time: 1225 minutes
 

The complete original MITV series "Swiss Rail Journeys" programmes as seen on TV, comprising 24 programmes each around 50 minutes long, giving a comprehensive tour of some of the most scenic lines in Switzerland.  The DVDs are made from digital masters with stereo sound to enhance the quality and are full length (the TV programmes were slightly cut down and were made from analogue masters).  The set consists of: Glacier Express (2 programmes on 1 disc), Jungfrau Railways (2 disc set), Bernina Express,  RhB Albula Line, RhB Davos Line, RhB Engadine Line, RhB Arosa Line, RhB Vereina Line, The MOB Railway, SBB Brünig Line 1, SBB Brü nig Line 2, SBB Gotthard North, SBB Gotthard South, BLS Lötschbergbahn, The Appenzell Railways, Bodensee-Toggenburg Railway, Emmental Railways 1, Emmental Railways 2, GFM: Fribourg Railways, Chemins de Fer du Jura, TPC 1: BVB Railway, and TPC 2: The Aigle Lines.  Please see the individual items on the website for details of the content of each programme.  Normally supplied with English commentary.  Some of these programmes are available in German, French or Italian languages, so if you need these then please contact us so we can supply your special order.

 
Languages and Format

Bernina Express
Swiss Rail Journeys
 
Available in: Multi Language
Running Time: 75 minutes
 

Travel on this prestigious service along the Rhaetian Railway's spectacular Bernina route from St. Mortiz in Switzerland to Tirano in Italy.  We view horse racing and polo on the frozen lake at St, Moritz before making a winter journey to Alp Grü m.  There we change seasons to continue the ride down through the lush Val Poschiavo in sunny summer weather.  The famous open spiral viaduct at Brusio is seen from all angles.  Shot from train, air and trackside.There are several specially shot bonus items featuring the railway and tourist attractions around Pontresina and Muottas Muragl.  This is a multi-language PAL disc with a leaflet in English and commentary available in English, French, German and Italian.

 
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The Glacier Express 1 & 2
Swiss Rail Journeys
 
Available in: Multi Language
Running Time: 107 minutes
 

A two part programme travelling with the world famous Glacier Express service along the Alpine backbone of Switzerland from the mountain resort of Zermatt to the international town of St. Moritz.   These programmes were filmed during the 1990s when the route was run by three railway companies, the BVZ, the Furka-Oberlap Bahn (now amalgamated to form the Matterhorn-Gotthard Bahn) and the Rhaetian Railway.  The journey begins at Zermatt with a trip on the Gornergrat railway before the descent to Brig.  Attractions along the way to the monastery village of Disentis, include a visit to the Aletsch glacier, a diversion along the Schöllenen gorge, and a spectacular winter ride from Andermatt to the Oberalp pass.  After Disentis we join an exciting river rafting expedition down the Rhine, wander around the old town of Chur and after reaching St. Moritz we enjoy winter sports action.  An unforgettable journey through some of the most scenic regions of Switzerland.   Filmed from train, helicopter, trackside and cab.  Informative commentary and music.  An English language leaflet accompanies the two DVDs, one PAL and one NTSC, which are multi language with a choice of English, German, French, Italian, and Japanese.

 
Languages and Format

RhB Albula Line
Swiss Rail Journeys
 
Available in: English or German
Running Time: 50 minutes
 

A nostalgic journey along the Rhaetian Railway's spectacular Albula line from Chur to St. Moritz, in south-eastern Switzerland, made with one of the historic Ge 6/6 I "baby crocodile" locomotives dating from the 1920s.  The mixed passenger-goods service we followed in 1989 is now sadly no longer on the timetable, though the locos occasionally feature in special events on the line. We join in some of the jubilee celebrations held in 1989 to mark the centenary of the RhB, and visit a variety of attractions along the route, which today are accessible by normal passenger services. Shot from train, air and trackside.  Informative commentary and music.

 
Languages and Format

RhB Arosa Line
Swiss Rail Journeys
 
Available in: English, German or French
Running Time: 53 minutes
 

An unusual open-air journey by panorama wagon along the Rhaetian Railway's scenic Arosa Line from Chur to Arosa.  The Schanfigg valley, with its bizarre "earthmen" is explored, and we enjoy the beauties of nature at close quarters.  We visit the picturesque old quarter of Chur, the Capital of Canton Graubünden, and the mountain resort of Arosa popular in both summer and winter.  A delightful rural journey made in sunny September weather.  Shot from train, air and trackside.  Informative commentary and music.

 
Languages and Format

RhB Davos Line
Swiss Rail Journeys
 
Available in: English, German or French
Running Time: 51 minutes
 

A visit to one of the wonderful lines of the Rhaetian Railway's network found in the scenic south-eastern region of Switzerland, through the Landquart and Landwasser river valleys from Landquart to Davos, and on to Filisur. We visit the winter sports resorts of Klosters, and Davos.  This programme was filmed in 1989 and we view the Rhaetian Railway's centenary celebrations when their very first steam loco "Rhatia" repeated her inaugural run along the line double-heading to haul a very special train.   Shot from train, air and trackside.  Informative commentary and music.

 
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RhB Engadine Line
Swiss Rail Journeys
 
Available in: English, German or French
Running Time: 51 minutes
 

We explore the picturesque Engadine line of the Rhaetian Railway in a journey which takes us from the exclusive winter sports resort of St. Moritz to the spa centre of Scuol-Tarasp, the most easterly station in Switzerland. Along the way we visit the old settlements of Zuoz and Guarda and view the imposing Tarasp castle. We also make an excursion with the historic RhB loco No. 108 in full steam, and see winter sports equestrian fun on the frozen lake at St. Moritz.  Shot from train, air and trackside.  Informative commentary and music.

 
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RhB Vereina Line
Swiss Rail Journeys
 
Available in: English or German
Running Time: 51 minutes
 

The Rhaetian Railway ended the 20th century by opening the longest narrow gauge tunnel in the world, the Vereina, linking the lower Engadine to Klosters.  We make a summer journey along the route now available from Scuol in the lower Engadine to Landquart in the Rhine valley, taking a diversion from Davos to Klosters in snowy winter weather. We see the building of the tunnel at various stages right up to its festive opening on 19th November 1999.  There is also a visit to the scenic old quarter of Scuol, and winter sports action is seen on the slopes above Davos.  Shot from  train, air and trackside.  Informative commentary and music.

 
Languages and Format

The Appenzell Railways
Swiss Rail Journeys
 
Available in: English, German or French
Running Time: 52 minutes
 

A scenic tour through beautiful north-eastern Switzerland along the Appenzell network of railway lines from Gossau to Wasserauen, and from Appenzell to St. Gallen. We take the cablecar to the Säntis mountain summit, and make a diversion over the mountains along the steep rack line from Altstätten into the Rhine valley.  We look at the steam history of the line and see track repairs taking place at night when customers are asleep and services suspended.  At the old city of St. Gallen we visit the magnificent baroque cathedral and famous monastic library.  Shot from train, air and trackside.  Informative commentary and music.

 
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BLS Lotschbergbahn
Swiss Rail Journeys
 
Available in: English, German, French or Italian
Running Time: 53 minutes
 

Ride with us on the Euro City "Vauban" train along the breathtaking Lötschberg line  from Brig, near the Italian border, to Thun in the Bernese Oberland.  Along the way we make a diversion along Lake Thun to Interlaken.  We look at the history and building of this route with its impressive tunnels and viaducts, take a trip up the Niesen mountain, visit the modern depot at Spiez, and take to the water with some of the BLS fleet of boats, including the restored paddle steamer "Blumlisalp".  Shot from train, air and trackside.   Informative commentary and music.

 
Languages and Format

The Bodensee-Toggenburg Railway
Swiss Rail Journeys
 
Available in: English, German or French
Running Time: 51 minutes
 

A relaxing trip through the lush countryside of the north-east of Switzerland, journeying along the Bodensee-Toggenburg line from the shores of Lake Zürich, through the historic city of St. Gallen to Romanshorn, one of the ports on the Bodensee, also known as Lake Constance.  We join a Swiss wedding reception taking place in carriages hauled by an historic steam loco, and study the textile heritage of St Gallen.  The Sitter viaduct, the highest in Switzerland is viewed from inside its own structure, and there is a visit to the depot at Herisau.  Shot from train, air and trackside.  Informative commentary and music.

 
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SBB Brunig Line 1: Interlaken to Meiringen
Swiss Rail Journeys
 
Available in: English, German or French
Running Time: 53 minutes
 

A two part journey on the Swiss Federal Railway's only metre gauge line operating between the Bernese Oberland and Lake Lucerne, and now run by the Zentralbahn.  This first programme takes the train from the resort of Interlaken along the northern shore of Lake Brienz to Meiringen.  Along the way we explore the wood-carving village of Brienz, where we also take the famous steam rack railway to the Rothorn.  We visit the open-air museum at Ballenberg, and at Meiringen we admire the famous Reichenbach falls and wander around the fascinating Sherlock Holmes Museum.  Shot from train, air and trackside.  Informative commentary and music.

 
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SBB Brunig Line 2: Meiringen to Luzern
Swiss Rail Journeys
 
Available in: English, German or French
Running Time: 51 minutes
 

The second part of the journey along the Brünig Line, originally operated by the Swiss Federal Railways, but now part of the Zentralbahn, takes us through the heart of the lakeland country of central Switzerland, from Meiringen over the Brünig pass to the popular tourist city of Luzern.  Along the way we visit the shrine of Brüder Klaus, the country's own saint, and wander around the Cantonal capital of Sarnen, before reaching the beautiful city of Luzern with its painted bridges and charming streets.  The Swiss National Transport Museum provides a fascinating chance to view some historic railway stock on display.  Shot from train, air and trackside.  Informative commentary and music.

 
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Chemins de fer du Jura
Swiss Rail Journeys
 
Available in: English, German or French
Running Time: 55 minutes
 

The exploration of the beautiful Swiss Jura  with the region's own railway company, begins with a visit to the wonderful collection of the horological museum at La Chaux de Fonds.  Our journey takes us through scenic woodland countryside and there are diversions along the lines from Tavannes to Le Noirmont and Porrentruy to Bonfol.    This rural region is famous in Switzerland for its horses, and there is a visit to an exciting equestrian festival, complete with Roman chariot racing, as well as a wild west hold-up of a special train.   , and, We also enjoy steam running, and vintage electric action. Shot from train, air and trackside.  Informative commentary and music.

 
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The Emmental Railways 1: SMB/EBT
Swiss Rail Journeys
 
Available in: English, German or French
Running Time: 51 minutes
 

A ride along the SMB and EBT sections of the Emmental Railways group, now part of the Regionalverkehr Mittelland.  The journey begins in the mountains of the Swiss Jura at Moutier, descending to the central plain at Solothurn, before passing along fertile countryside to Thun in the Bernese Oberland.  Along the way we explore the ancient city of Solothurn, and visit Burgdorf with its fascinating musical museum. We learn about the history of the railway and see an old steam locomotive in glorious action.   Journey's end is at the shore of Lake Thun with its historic castle.  Shot from train, air and trackside.  Informative commentary and music.

 
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The Emmental Railways 2: VHB
Swiss Rail Journeys
 
Available in: English, German or French
Running Time: 53 minutes
 

A second visit to the scenic Emmental region of Switzerland to look at the VHB line of the former Emmental Railways group, this section is now incorporated into the BLS regional services.  The journey begins at Langenthal and goes through Huttwil, where we begin a circular journey, first  to Wolhusen.  There we make a link along the SBB tracks to Langnau, where we again pick up the VHB for the rest of the journey back to Huttwil,  Along the way we visit the old walled town of Willisau, the Langnau Heimat Museum, and the Emmental Show Dairy where old and new cheese-making methods can be seen.  Shot from train, air and trackside.  Informative commentary and music.

 
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GFM: The Fribourg Railways
Swiss Rail Journeys
 
Available in: English or French
Running Time: 50 minutes
 

A journey along the metre gauge lines of the Chemin de Fer Fribourgeois (GFM) from Palézieux  to Montbovon, making a diversion along the branch line from Bulle to visit the chocolate factory at Broc.  We look at the history of the railway and see the modern depot at Planchy.  We also visit the medieaval walled hill-top village of Gruyere, and the charming old town of Bulle.  Shot from train, air and trackside. Informative commentary and music.

 
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SBB Gotthard North
Swiss Rail Journeys
 
Available in: English, German, French or Italian
Running Time: 51 minutes
 

The northern section of the Swiss Federal Railways' Gotthard Line is the setting for our journey with the historic ex-TEE "Grey Mouse" set, now no longer in service.  This line is one of the premier north-south crossings of the Alps, and an important link between northern Europe and Italy.  We leave the historic city of Zürich to run past Lakes Zürich, Zug and Luzern before making the ascent to the Gotthard tunnel.  Along the way we wander around old Zug, tour the Victorinox Swiss Army Knife factory, and visit an enchanting animal park.  At Göschenen we leave the train to see an old horse-drawn post coach travel along the road over the Gotthard pass.  Shot from train, air and trackside.  Informative commentary and music.

 
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SBB Gotthard South
Swiss Rail Journeys
 
Available in: English, German, French or Italian
Running Time: 52 minutes
 

The journey along the southern ramp of the Swiss Federal Railways' Gotthard Line through Canton Ticino is made with the Euro City "Verdi" service as it makes the run from Chaisso on the Italian border to the Gotthard Tunnel, at Airolo.  This route includes two spectacular spiral sections and runs through particularly impressive terrain.  We make diversions to visit the Monte Generoso rack railway, the Swiss Miniatur park at Melide, and Bellinzona with its historic castles.  There is also the chance of a ride with the historic steam locomotive owned by the Club del San Gottardo.  Shot from train, air and trackside.  Informative commentary and music.

 
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The Jungfrau Railways 1: BOB/SPB/BLM
Swiss Rail Journeys
 
Available in: English, German or French
Running Time: 52 minutes
 

In the first of our two-part visit to the glorious Bernese Oberland region, we join a BOB train at Interlaken Ost for the scenic journey to Lauterbrunnen and Grindelwald. Along the way we make a diversion to ride up the steep Schynige Platte rack railway to visit the Alpine Garden and enjoy the magnificent vistas over Lakes Thun and Brienz.  At Lauterbrunnen we take the funicular to Grütschalp (now replaced by a cable-car) before making a winter journey along the BLM mountain railway to the car-free resort of Mürren, enjoying the spectacular views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau.  We ascend by cable-car to the Schilthorn peak, one of the locations for the James Bond film "On her Majesty's Secret Service".  We also see the Lauterbrunnen valley with its magnificent waterfalls.  We continue with the BOB from Zweilütschinen to Grindelwald, where we visit this beautiful village with its impressive glaciers.  Shot from train, air and trackside.  Informative commentary and music.

 
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The Jungfrau Railways 2: WAB/JB
Swiss Rail Journeys
 
Available in: English, German or French
Running Time: 53 minutes
 

We continue our visit to the Jungfrau region of Switzerland at Grindelwald where we explore the region before taking the Wengernalp Bahn train to Kleine Scheidegg, passing along the foot of the infamous north face of the Eiger mountain. We return to Lauterbrunnen to make the ascent from the opposite direction, pausing to look at the tradition of lace-making, which has been an important feature of this region for over 300 years.  At Kleine Scheidegg we change to a Jungfraubahn train for a unique ride through a tunnel hewn through the rock mass of the Eiger and Mönch mountains.  The summit station at Jungfraujoch is the highest in Europe, and here we take the opportunity to experience the numerous delights to be found at the "Top of Europe", including the ice palace, huskies and the breathtaking panoramas over the Bernese Oberland, visible from the Sphinx viewing terrace.  A truly unforgettable experience.  Shot from train, air and trackside.  Informative commentary and music.

 
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The Jungfrau Railways 1 & 2 - double set
Swiss Rail Journeys
 
Available in: English
Running Time: 106 minutes
 

This is a double DVD set available in English language at a special price.  Please see the details for each of these programmes in the Jungfrau 1 and Jungfrau 2 sections of the website.

 
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The MOB Railway
Swiss Rail Journeys
 
Available in: English, German or French
Running Time: 52 minutes
 

A scenic journey along the Montreux-Oberland Bernois railway from the smart lakeside town of Montreux on the shore of Lake Geneva, through lush farming countryside to Zweisimmen.  After exploring the historic Chillon castle, we board our train for the ride ahead.  Along the way we pause to visit the Blonay-Chamby railway preservation museum with its wonderful collection of metre gauge locomotives and stock, see cheesemaking the traditional way, and wander around the international resort of Gstaad.  Shot from train, air and trackside.  Informative commentary and music.

 
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TPC 1: The BVB Railway
Swiss Rail Journeys
 
Available in: English
Running Time: 52 minutes
 

We make the journey along the Bex-Villars-Bretaye line, part of the Transports Publics du Chablais, which operates from the Rhone valley in south-western Switzerland high into the Vaudois Alps.  We make a summer journey from Bex to the year-round resort of Villars, before changing trains and seasons for a winter ride to the Col de Bretaye.  Along the way we explore a fascinating salt mine, join in celebrations on August 1st, Swiss National Day, see a high level miniature railway and enjoy ski fun by day and night.  Shot from train, air and trackside.  Informative  commentary and music.

 
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TPC 2: The Aigle Lines
Swiss Rail Journeys
 
Available in: English
Running Time: 54 minutes
 

The town of Aigle in the Rhone valley of south-western Switzerland is home to three different private railway lines, all travelling into the surrounding mountains.  We join an AL train for the steep climb to the popular resort of Leysin, where we stroll around the old village and visit the Berneuse viewing point with its stunning revolving restaurant.  We cross the Rhone valley to enjoy winter fun at the Portes du Soleil region and take the AOMC train from Champery down to Monthey.  At Monthey we change seasons to enjoy a sunny summer ride back to Aigle, where we visit the historic chateau with its museum of wine.  Our last journey takes us high into the Vaudois alps as we board the ASD train for the journey to Le Sépay and on to Les Diablerets where we finish our exploration with a cable car ascent to Glacier 3000.  Shot from train, air and trackside.  Informative commentary and music. 

 
Languages and Format

Behind The Scenes: SBB Bellinzona Works
Enthusiasts Special
 
Available in: English, French, German or Italian
Running Time: 50 minutes
 

A unique chance to take a "behind-the-scenes" look at one of the Swiss Federal Railway's main workshops, at Bellinzona on the Gotthard line. Locomotive repairs are observed at all stages. A programme for anyone who has ever wondered about the work of overhaul and repair taking place in the big sheds.

 
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Blonay-Chamby Railway Museum
Enthusiasts Special
 
Available in: English, German or French
Running Time: 45 minutes
 

The exhibits really come to life during this absorbing tour of the famous Swiss railway museum situated above Lake Geneva operating between Blonay and Chamby.  We ride along the metre gauge tracks with steam loco BFD No.3, and see many of the other exhibits in action.  A special delight for all fans of vintage railways

 
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Brienz Rothorn Railway
Enthusiasts Special
 
Available in: English, French or German
Running Time: 51 minutes
 

A detailed view of this fascinating Swiss rack railway, running from Brienz to the Rothorn Mountain in the magnificent Bernese Oberland region. The extensive fleet of steam machines is seen in glorious action, and we take a ride along this exceptionally scenic line to the mountain summit.

 
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Switzerland in Camera 1: Beautiful Land
Tourism programme
 
Available in: English, German or French
Running Time: 52 minutes
 

We journey through the length and breadth of Switzerland  to enjoy some of the most magnificent scenery to be found anywhere in the world. We visit historic towns and cities, including Bern, Basle, Geneva, Lucerne and Zürich, as well as a variety of interesting attractions which delight visitors of all ages.  Other sights include ancient castles, picturesque villages and all of the major Swiss lakes.  We enjoy birds-eye views from lofty mountain summits, and helicopter vistas of the landscape.  An introduction to this beautiful country, or a wonderful way to recapture memories of past visits.

 
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Switzerland in Camera 2: Glorious Graubunden
Tourism programme
 
Available in: English or German
Running Time: 50 minutes
 

An extensive exploration of Canton Graubünden in south-eastern Switzerland.  This is a magnificent region, the lush valleys of which contrast with lofty snow-covered mountain peaks,  We tour the entire Canton, looking at the history and beauties of the area.  We visit the historic city of Chur, and the popular resorts of St. Moritz, Davos and Klosters, together with less well-known villages.  The area is portrayed in all seasons, and we enjoy some of the wide variety of sporting events which take place here every year. There are helicopter views as well as stunning panoramas from a variety of mountain viewpoints. 

 
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Switzerland in Camera 3: Lake Geneva & Canton Vaud
Tourism programme
 
Available in: English or German
Running Time: 50 minutes
 

A journey through this wonderful region of south-western Switzerland in this informative travel programme.  This area has long been a popular holiday destination and as Canton Vaud stretches from Lake Geneva right up to the southern shores of Lakes Neuchâtel and Murten, there is a wide diversity of landscape on offer.  Lake Geneva, Europe's largest body of fresh water, is a delightful spot, whether viewed on board one of the fleet of historic paddle boats or enjoyed by strolling around some of the historic towns and villages along the lake shore.  We view a variety of interesting attractions which appeal to a wide range of visitors.

 
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Heli-View RhB Albula Line : Chur - St. Moritz
Aerial view plus cab shots
 
Available in: English
Running Time: 116 minutes
 

A unique perspective of the journey along the Rhaetian Railway's impressive Albula Line as we take to the air to follow the train from Chur to St. Moritz. The line was fully opened in 1903, a real masterpiece of engineering through extremely difficult terrain, which can be fully appreciated from this aerial view.   Mainly filmed from the helicopter, but with cab views and some additional line-side and train shots.  Filmed in mainly sunny summer weather.  Stations and tunnels named on screen.

 
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Heli-View RhB Bernina Line: Pontresina - Tirano
Aerial view plus cab shots
 
Available in: English
Running Time: 110 minutes
 

An unusual perspective of the journey along the Rhaetian Railway's spectacular Bernina Line as we take to the air to follow the train from Pontresina in Switzerland to Tirano in Italy.  Filmed from Pontresina to Alp Grüm in winter and then the remainder of the journey in summer.  Because the temperature in winter on take-off was -26 degrees celsius and dropped to -40 degrees by the summit, we were only able to film for a limited time so the helicopter views do not begin until Morteratsch.  The helicopter filming had to end at Campocologno as we were not allowed to fly across the international border into Italy.  Mainly the helicopter view but with cab views and some additional line-side and train shots.  Stations and tunnels named on screen.

 
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Ae 8/14: Zurich - Buchs
Cab ride
 
Available in: English or German
Running Time: 89 minutes
 

A ride with Switzerland's longest electric locomotive, the Swiss Federal Railway's historic Ae 8/14 dating from 1940, as it hauls the Orient Express service along the standard gauge line from Zürich to Buchs, on the Austrian border.  Mainly the view ahead, but also shots of the drivers in action along the route, and some trackside positions.  Stations named on screen.

 
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By Steam to Grindelwald
Cab ride
 
Available in: English or German
Running Time: 43 minutes
 

A journey from Interlaken Ost to Grindelwald along the scenic BOB line, travelling with the driver and fireman on the footplate of ex-SBB Brünig line HG 3/3 steam loco number 1067, which is beautifully preserved.  The view ahead is varied by shots of footplate and motion action, with some trackside positions.  Stations named on screen.

 
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On the Footplate: Crocodile over the Albula Line
Cab ride
 
Available in: English
Running Time: 90 minutes
 

The Rhaetian railway used to run a daily mixed passenger-goods service along the scenic Albula Line, hauled by their Ge 6/6 I "baby crocodile" locomotives, now long discontinued.  Enjoy the opportunity to ride with the driver of this magnificent machine, filmed in 1989, from Reichenau to Samaden.  Mainly the view ahead, but also shots of the driver in action and some trackside positions.  A rare chance to see this beautiful loco in action.

 
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BVB Beh 4/8 & BDeh 4/4 in winter
Cab ride
 
Available in: No commentary
Running Time: 54 minutes
 

A ride with the driver of a Bex-Villars-Bretaye Beh 4/8 railcar set along the metre gauge rack and adhesion line from Bex to Villars, and then a change to the cab of a BDeh 4/4 motor baggage car for the rack route from Villars to the Col-de-Bretaye.  Almost entirely the view ahead with occasional shots of the drivers in action.  Filmed on a sunny winter's day with thick snow on the ground.  Stations named on screen.  Natural sound, no commentary.

 
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Chemins de fer du Jura BDe 4/4 II
Cab Ride
 
Available in: No commentary
Running Time: 97 minutes
 

A ride with the driver of a BDe 4/4 II motor baggage car along the CJ's scenic metre gauge line from La Chaux-de-Fonds to Tavannes and then from Le Noirmont to Glovelier, in western Switzerland.  Almost entirely the view ahead with occasional shots of the driver in action, and the set passing.  Filmed in summer.  Stations named on screen.  Natural sound, no commentary.

 
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Furka-Oberalp Deh 4/4 II: Andermatt to Disentis
Cab ride
 
Available in: No commentary
Running Time: 68 minutes
 

A ride with the driver of a Furka-Oberalp Deh 4/4 II railcar along the spectacular narrow gauge rack and adhesion line from Andermatt to Disentis, which is now part of the Matterhorn-Gotthard Bahn.   Almost entirely the view ahead but with occasional shots from the train.  Filmed on a fine summer's day.  Stations and tunnels named on screen.  Natural sound with no commentary.

 
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Jungfrau Railways: BOB ABe 4/4 I & ABe 4/4 II
Cab Ride
 
Available in: No commentary
Running Time: 41 minutes
 

A ride with the driver of a Bernese Oberland Bahn ABe 4/4 I railcar from Interlaken Ost to Lauterbrunnen and then the driver of a BOB ABe 4/4 II railcar from Zweilütschinen to Grindelwald along the BOB's scenic metre gauge tracks.  Almost entirely the view ahead with occasional shots of the driver in action.  Filmed on a sunny summer day.  Stations named on screen.  Natural sound with no commentary.

 
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Jungfrau Railways: WAB BDhe 4/4 & BDhe 4/8
Cab ride
 
Available in: No commentary
Running Time: 70 minutes
 

A ride with the driver of a Wengernalpbahn BDhe 4/4 driving trailer from Grindelwald to Kleine Scheidegg and then with the driver of a BDhe 4/8 driving trailer from Lauterbrunnen to Kleine Scheidegg.  This is a particularly spectacular line with wonderful views of the magnificent mountains of the Bernese Oberland.  Almost entirely the view ahead with occasional shots of the drivers in action.  Stations and tunnels named on screen. Filmed in sunny summer weather.  Natural sound with no commentary.

 
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RhB Davos - Landquart in winter and summer
Cab ride
 
Available in: No commentary
Running Time: 124 minutes
 

A double helping of footplate views along along the Rhaetian Railway's metre gauge adhesion line from Davos to Landquart, made in two different seasons.  The first journey takes place in the snows of early March and then the complete journey is repeated in mid-summer.  Single track running with passing at various places.  Almost entirely the view ahead but with occasional shots of the drivers in action.  Stations named on screen.  Natural sound with no commentary. 

 
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RhB Rhine Valley Ge 4/4II: Disentis to Chur
Cab ride
 
Available in: No commentary
Running Time: 65 minutes
 

A ride with the driver of a Rhaetian Railway's Ge 4/4 II loco hauling a train along the impressive Rhine valley from the junction station at Disentis, the most westerly on the RhB's network, to the capital of Canton GraubündenChur.  Almost entirely the view ahead with occasional shots of the driver in action.  Filmed in sunny summer weather.  Stations are named on screen.  Natural sound with no commentary.

 
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SBB Re 6/6: Chiasso to Airolo
Cab ride
 
Available in: No commentary
Running Time: 89 minutes
 

Main line footplate action with the driver of a Swiss Federal Railway's Re 6/6 locomotive hauling a Euro City service along the southern ramp of the Gotthard line through Canton Ticino from the border station at Chaisso to the entrance of the Gotthard summit tunnel at Airolo.  Double track running passing a variety of other locos and stock.  Mainly the view ahead but with some shots of the driver as well as occasional line-side and helicopter shots.  Filmed on a sunny summer's day.  Stations named on screen.  Natural sound with no commentary.

 
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Schynige Platte: Wilderswil to Schynige Platte
Guard's view
 
Available in: No commentary
Running Time: 51 minutes
 

The locomotives driving of the Schynige Platte trains, which run from Wilderswil to Schynige Platte in the spectactular Bernese Oberland, are situated at the rear of the train so we view the journey from the guard's platform at the front.  Mainly the view ahead along the 800mm rack line, but with some shots of the views and of the train.  The wonderful panoramas over the region from the summit form a stunning end to the trip.  Filmed on a sunny summer's day.  Stations and tunnels are named on screen.  Natural sound with no commentary.

 
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Going British: Part 1
Garden Railways
 
Available in: English
Running Time: 81 minutes
 

Chris Harnett abandons Switzerland to return to his native tracks in Britain for a leisurely exploration of garden and prototypical lines.  He begins at Brighton riding on the 2'6" electric Volks Railway and during the course of the programme, makes visits to the Vale of Rheidol and the Bluebell Railways.  He visits several gardens which feature two 16mm layouts, a Gauge 3 line, a G-scale/16mm railway and an impressive two foot line, as well as seeing some Gauge 1 running.  David Pinniger gives two demonstrations showing how to prepare and operate small meths-fired model steam locomotives.

 
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Going British: Part 2
Garden Railways
 
Available in: English
Running Time: 88 minutes
 

Chris Harnett continues his exploration of model and prototypical British railways with visits to two scenic gardens containing Gauge 3 lines.  He also views archive running on a 16mm line, and enjoys other 16mm and Gauge 1 operations.  His love of steam is confirmed by a visit to a ride-on railway, and a railway exhibition.  Full size lines visited are the Watercress Line in Hampshire, the South Devon Railway at Buckfastleigh in Devon, and the Swanage Railway in Dorset.  David Pinniger gives three more demonstrations on preparing and operating model gas-fired and coal-fired steam locos.

 
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Railway in Your Garden: Parts 1, 2 & 3
Garden Railways
 
Available in: English
Running Time: 200 minutes
 

This set comprises the three Railways in Your Garden programmes, which feature a wide variety of private garden railways located throughout England and Wales.  Scales and gauges covered are 16mm., G-scale, and Gauge 3.    There are over 20 gardens ranging in size from modest plots to large rural landscapes.  The lines featured contain railways inspired by a wide variety of prototypes, located on various continents as well as British companies.  An inspiring look at what can be achieved outdoors by general railway enthusiasts, as well as dedicated modellers and keen gardeners.

 
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Garden Railways from the Ground Up
Garden Railways
 
Available in: English
Running Time: 92 minutes
 

Garden railways are a popular and fascinating hobby, capable of being incorporated into gardens of all shapes and sizes.  A variety of garden railways in various parts of England and Wales are visited, including a new Gauge 3 line, based on the Great Western Railway in the days of steam, seen during various stages of construction.  G-scale, 16 mm. and Gauge 3 lines, based on a variety of British, Continental and American prototypes are viewed with  proprietary and scratch built locomotives, both steam and electric, hauling a wide range of carriages and wagons. 

 
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Live Steam Techniques 1: Spirit firing
Garden Railways
 
Available in: English
Running Time: 17 minutes
 

An introduction to preparing and running a methylated spirit fired live-steam model locomotive designed as a guide for new loco owners.  Andy Dower, a modeller of many years experience, demonstrates the correct methods for firing a BR standard class 7 "Britannia" loco, but these are applicable for any type, scale or gauge of alcohol-powered engines. 

 
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