Real Rail Adventures: Switzerland
The wonders of the Swiss Alps exhilarate travellers and mountain railways mesmerize. Majesty and machine meet in enchanting Switzerland. In this special, HD images from Emmy Award winning photographers sweep viewers into a virtual adventure aboard the world’s best rail system. Amazing trains, scenic grandeur, historic perspective, and concise travel advice mesh seamlessly in Real Rail Adventures Switzerland. In the 1940’s, Gertrude Stein wrote, “More and more I like to take a train… it is so much more sociable… so much more of an adventure and the irregularity of its regularity is fascinating.” Stein’s observations on European trains are true today as they were 70 years ago.
Real Rail Adventures Switzerland showcases the construction marvels and visual splendors of the Swiss rail system. From world-class mainlines, to stunning scenic routes, to pioneering steam locomotives and historic cog trains, we celebrate triumphs of Swiss engineering and ingenuity. The country’s soaring peaks and plunging valleys are thrilling to see but the craggy terrain poses mind-boggling obstacles for trains. Swiss railroads have responded with astonishing trestles, miraculous bridges and improbable tunnels. Many are highlighted in Real Rail Adventures Switzerland. Lively stops in cities and towns along the way provide context, insights and diversity. Short stopovers reveal remarkable panoramas, daily traditions, and offer irresistible strolls in pristine villages. Scenic splendors and astonishing trains captivate in Real Rail Adventures Switzerland. We’re packed and ready to go. All aboard!
Genre: Travel, Documentary
Duration: 3 x 60mins
Rights: Inflight & Transportation – Worldwide, TV/VOD – UK
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