|A newly rebuilt 460 in Zurich|
Today we took a train from Zurich to Aarau to ride two narrow gauge railways. These metre gauge lines are now under the one company AAR Bus + Bahn. The trains are quiet and pleasant and run every 15 minutes through pleasant countryside. There is much roadside running and the lines are well used.
|Double slip switch at Schoptland|
|Lavazza has joined Selecta|
From Aarau we went to Liestal which is just south of Basel. We took a more unusual route via Olten then on a regional line to Sissach which SBB is trying to close.
We first rode the Waldenburgerbahn a 750cm line which will be regauged to one metre and rebuilt in the next few years so as to become an adjunct of the Basel tramway system. We stopped for lunch at Oberdorf then continued on to Waldenburg and back to Liestal.
|A pair of BLS Traxx|
|The old reliable SBB 4/4|
|An SBB Cargo 10/10 combination.|
|Two 4/4s on passenger one with a diamond pantograph|
|Widner Rail Services|
|TGV Lyria heading for Paris|
|SBB Cargo 6/6|
|A German ICE heading for Frankfurt|
|Two SBB Cargo Vectrons|
A very satisfying day.
|The new Twindexx we rode in from Olten to Zurich|