May 27, 2018 - 10:53 PM
Local trains are always a better 'genuine experience' than the tourist expresses.
All Bernina trains have some openeing windows, because the 'Allegra' unit trains have some, and the old power cars (which still operate a few of the locals) also have them
If you are planning to take the Bernina railway from Samedan to Tirano, the best way is to start early and go via St Moritz, not direct to Pontresina. That way you can board the Bernina train at its starting point at St Moritz, be first onto the train if you can, and bag one of the seats next to an opening window (I would say the best views most of the way are sitting on the right hand side in the direction of travel.)