Jul 21, 2018 - 7:01 AM
I love the topic of this thread ! The only trains of any sort that I have been on in recent years have been in the canton of Neuchâtel. But long ago, before my university years, I did most of my travel by train, in second class, and loved every moment. I can remember sliding down the upper part of the window, leaning my arms on the bottom part of the window, and poking out my head and often my camera. One run I'll remember forever was the run from St. Gallen out on the Bodensee-Toggenburg line to Mogelsberg and this was because of the smell of the cows. I've never traveled in a "scenic" nor a "panoramic" train, but even back then the MOB run from Montreux to Zweisimmen and beyond was wonderful in spite of the regular sized windows. So my question to those who are still traveling all over the country by train is as follows: Can a passenger on a "scenic" or "panoramic" train slide down his window and lean out and breathe the air ? My guess is that these trains will be packed with fairly well-off foreigners and so standing up and leaning out a window will not be an option, even if the window does slide down. I suspect that my favourite train would be a personnenzug. No windows open on all the IC trains I see, so I suspect that windows that open are rare. So I'm glad I got to do my Swiss train travel back when. Now I travel by car, and I can roll down any window I choose and can stop almost anywhere. Flexibilty and freedom ! I attach a photo showing the type of coach that I loved.
Last modified on Jul 21, 2018 - 7:09 AM by Peterli