view through the Driver's front glass aboard the chugging(moving)Cogwheel train to Pilatus, in rain and fog.
Placed to my right, finger on the wheel,steering us through the steep gradients, the jovial man answered our queries about the direction of the Peaks including Matterhorn. And possibilities of an Ibex sighting.
The rails seem to vanish after a while in the picture, but the greens donot.And the raindrops...
Pilatusbahn (PB) is a mountain railway in Switzerland and is the steepest rack railway in the world, with a maximum gradient of 48%. The line runs from Alpnachstad, on Lake Lucerne, to a terminus near the summit of Mount Pilatus at an altitude of 2,132 m (6,995 ft). At Alpnachstad, the Pilatus Railway connects with steamers on Lake Lucerne and with trains on the BrŁnigbahn line of Zentralbahn.
The line is 4.6 km (2.86 mi) long, climbs a vertical distance of 1,629 m (5,344 ft), and has a rail gauge of 800 mm (2 ft 7 1⁄2 in). Because of this system, there are no conventional points or switches on the line, only rotary switches and traversers. All railway is laid on solid rock, securing rails by high-strength iron ties attached to the rock, without using any ballast. The line still uses original rack rails that are now over 100 years old.--wikipedia.
Another picture in WS.
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wolf38 (31296) 2012-01-24 6:31
Hi Ranjan. An interesting view. I see that you have taken a cog railroad.
Hi Ranjan. An interesting view. I see that you have taken a cog railroad. Technically, this track is really something special. Unfortunately the weather was not nice. The photo I like, and also the excellent text. Well done. Rgds wolfgang.
The alternative picture with the red locomotive works well as an eye catcher.
Afsanehbagheri (3228) 2012-01-24 8:54
خیلی جالب و دوست داشتنی است
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-01-25 3:24
This is a nice view through the glass windshield. I can see the rain drops . You have managed to take a pretty decent shot under low light conditions.It must have been a thrilling experience for you.
jhm (155173) 2012-01-25 4:32
Also your WS picture is very nice, I like the water drops on the windows glass.
Nice panoramic view about these area on your first picture.
A splendid picture, excellent composition, nice presentation too. TFS.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-01-29 5:17
The picture is quite spectacular and very realistic. The framing works well centered. The quality is excellent. Bravo.
Have a nice day