The Swiss trains

Some people really get into trains; train-spotting, train modeling, etc.
I’ve never been much of a fan of trains, especially since trains aren’t really a big part of New Zealand life any more.

But here in Switzerland, they’re really starting to grow on me. I catch the train to and from work each day, and I’m really enjoying it. They’re smooth, fast, comfortable, and nearly always on time.

The train I take to work in the morning is an IC2000 set, with double-decker coaches pulled by an Re 460 (Lok 2000) electric locomotive. These will cruise at up to 200km/h.

As you’ll see, I’ve swapped one of these locomotives in place of the swiss flag that was in the header of our blog. A Japanese train modeler has gone to an immense effort to create GIF images of various Swiss (and other) trains – I’ve borrowed the image from his site.

2 Responses to “The Swiss trains”


  1. 1 Mutti & Papa

    Mutti says we travelled on the double-decker trains when we were there. Much as she likes trains, she wants the white cross back!

  2. 2 Jenni

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