Apr 18, 2018 - 3:09 AM
Yeah, we had planned for the 9:44 departure from Montreux because we wanted the panoramic train. The train we boarded only had 3 cars, and while they had "GoldenPass/MOB" written on them in small print, they were not the golden-colored train cars I had seen online. We passed a GoldenPass train going the opposite direction while we were enroute to Montbovon which *did* have the panoramic, golden car with VIP seats, and I assume that was the train that left Montbovon at 9:28 (would have left Zweisimmen at 8:25 if the train line were intact). Similarly, when we were traveling Chateau d’Oex to Zweisimmen in the Panoramic compartment, the GoldenPass train in the other direction did not have the Panoramic/VIP compartment.
My guess (based on this single observation, so it could be entirely wrong) is that there's one Panoramic car running Montreux to Montbovon and one running Chateau d’Oex to Zweisimmen, and at least that day, it seems like they were staggered so that you would get a Panoramic coach on half the trip on any of the journeys scheduled to be Panoramic.
Last modified on Apr 18, 2018 - 3:10 AM by tanman