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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.

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