We have always loved mountains and railways so the Classic Glacier Express trip run by Great Rail Journeys was fantastic and the whole package cannot be too highly recommended. After starting our stay in Switzerland based at Brig we travelled to Chur on the Glacier Express. The name "Express" is a slight misnomer in that speed is not a primary factor or indeed desirable. The line is single track metre guage and assisted by cogs on the steeper gradients. It is a serious transport link with electric traction and traverses one of Switzerland's major watersheds between the Rhone and Rhine via the Oberalp Pass. It is however a delight for lovers of spectacular engineering and mountain scenery. It travels through low and high Alpine valley to the slopes where skiers still swooped via tortuous and ingeneous curves, tunnels and viaducts, finally descending to the "Swiss Grand Canyon" before arriving at Chur. The meal served as we wound our way from Andermatt to the snow of the Oberalp Pass was excellent.
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