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Seen on the narrow-gauge cog railway, the Schynige Platte Railway (SPB or Schynige Platte Bahn) at Breitlauenen station: a man stares intently out of the window of the passing train.

Schynige Platte Bahn is a mountain railway in the Bernese Oberland area of Switzerland, which connects the town of Wilderswil, near Interlaken with Schynige Platte. Schynige Platte is at an altitude of 1,987 m (6,520 ft); the journey is 7.25 km (4.50 miles) and there is a height gain of 1,420 m (4,659 ft) with a maximum gradient of 25% (1 in 4). The alpine botanical garden, a hotel and a mountain restaurant are all located near the summit station. The line opened, using steam traction, in May 1893, and was electrified in 1914; but the train this gentleman was on was being pulled by one of the original steam locomotives. See the Workshop for a picture of the engine, for those interested in such things.

Shutter speed: 1/1500
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 200
Focal length: 70mm

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