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    Swiss Rails in the Snow Christmas 2004


    During Christrmas 2004, my wife and I went rail cruising on some of Switzerland's most scenic routes in the Alps with our new Sony HDR-FX1 camera. Routes include the Bernina Express, Glacier Express, Mont-Blanc Express, Golden Pass Line etc. View from Hotel in St. Moritz. We dedicate this to Chris Harnett and Sue Knight of MITV.co.uk/ for their inspiration and friendship. Edited by the legendary Don Smith of newsvideo.com. Thanks also to George Drury, author of The Railfan Guide to Switzerland for help in trip planning. The Albula line which incorporates the Bernina Line is my most favorite. It goes from Chur, Switzerland to Tirano, Italy. It is the highest  open air crossing of the alps by rail. This part of Switzerland is now a Unesco World Heritage site. Bergün, Switzerland is my favorite village on this line. Cows are paraded for tourists morning and evening through this beautiful village of 400 in the alps. The area is a mecca for train enthusiasts as the narrow gage line goes through spiral tunnels to gain and loose altitude. These were built over a hundred years ago. Finally the Landvasser viaduct is shown. It features a stone arch curving into the side of a mountain. This is the most photographed rail viaduct in Switzerland. I'm ready to go back and see Switzerland many more times, especially the Bernina route. To see in HD go to


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