Feb 25, 2017 - 8:22 AM
in reply to jmaddox1
>> Can you tell by looking at the diagram which is the front of the train and back? I see a little difference in the front and back of the picture. Is that the luggage rack. My question would be can you tell by the diagram which end will be going forward?
No, both ends can go forward, because trains change directions.
For example, the Glacier Express changes direction at Chur. If you are facing forwards on the left in the direction of travel from St Moritz to Chur, you will be facing backwards on the right in the direction of travel from Chur to Brig. There might be another change of direction at Brig, I can't remember.
Then when the train gets to Zermatt, the part of the train that was at the front on arrival in Zermatt will be at the end of the train when it sets out on the return trip.