Photographer's Note

Classic view from Gornergrat towards Matterhorn. Gornergratbahn is the first electric mountain rack railway in the world. It was opened in 1898 and lengthtened to a upper terminus in 1909. It has rail gauge of 1 meter and uses Abt rack system. At 3089 m Gornergrat is the highest open air railway station in Europe.

I'm actually surprised that this seems to be the first shot of Gornergrat station here in TE. Little has changed on this view during recent decades. Design of the class Bhe2/4 railcars in the picture dates from 1947 although latest ones were delivered in 1961. So, again I couldn't resist submitting a sepia version. Colour one in the WS.

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