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... before we could work out what to do. We then went up to view the info display to discover that the train was not ours. We worked out that the line and departure time are the 2 important factors in selecting the correct train. We had half an hour to kill before our train left.
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... Together with Andreas Hinterstoisser & Toni Kurz from Germany, the two Austrians died on the wall notorious for rock falls & sudden changes in the weather. The photo of the dying Toni Kurz hanging on a rope went all around the world. Since these pioneering times the wall has constantly been in the focus of the media.
In 1938 ...
... of the mountain trains also heading down the pass.
We stop just south of Goschenen and photo this train arriving into the station before continuing north to the turn off at Wassen towards Furka pass!! However this is where it all started to go wrong and right there before the turn is a big sign saying "Susten Closed"!!!
Damm!!! This means heading all the way back to Andermatt and taking the slightly longer route over Furka pass!!
After a quick trip ...
... sitting right up on a thin peak of a mighty high mountain. Its only when you realize how thin this mountain peak is that one wonders how they ever got the railway tunnel together with all the other tunnels built into such a small tiny space.
I head off along what seems a mighty long and rather dark tunnel in search of the viewpoints. It’s rather cold in here and not a single person is to be seen. It somehow has a bit of a scary feeling about it!!