Jan 21, 2018 - 5:50 PM
For the geographers in the crowd, attached is an aerial photo (courtesy of Swiss Topo) showing the view with north at the top of the image, this taken when the "barrelbahn" was still under contruction. I have added yellow circles to show the location of the talstation and the bergstation, and blue ones to shown the two ends of the old Stoss funicular. The orange oval is the double tracked part of the barrelbahn that allow the two units to pass each other at the half-way point.
As for Maggie's question about the old Stoss Express, if we are to believe what a contributor to TouTube states in his/her video description, the old what I will refer to as the "woodsbahn" made its last run on December 17, 2017. Maybe somebody can check this. Here's the video: youtu.be/R-HngoAgjG8 The "woodsbahn' has two tunnels, with the double-tracked section just above the first one. Here is another video by the same person showing the descent of the woodsbahn: youtu.be/NZJU5Sophm4 It's too bad that the weather was not cooperating, but people have to be prepared for this; it's not always sunny !
Last modified on Jan 21, 2018 - 5:53 PM by Peterli