Posts about train

Technical case study: SBB RCS

The latest project we’ve launched at !frappant is for SBB (Swiss Railways): a microsite for the Rail Control System team, which promotes their work controlling the flow of rail traffic throughout the national network.

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Brienzer Rothorn, Switzerland

The Brienzer Rothorn is the tallest mountain on the northern side of Lake Brienz. The peak is accessible by a cable car from Sörenberg and – in summer and autumn only – by an open-sided, oil-powered steam railway from Brienz. The view across to the larger peaks of the Jungfrau Region and down to the lake are […]

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Race The Tube

Race The Tube

Visitors to London may expect that travelling by Tube is quicker than going on foot. It’s certainly quicker than travelling through London by taxi or by car. But is the train actually quicker than this athlete?

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Rigi Kulm, Schwyz

Our first time on Rigi, high above the lakes of Lucerne and Zug on Easter Saturday. The view back up to the hotel and mountain-top transmission tower from the walk down to Goldau was like looking up at a model train set; enhanced by the evenly sized trees and appropriate red train.

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A place by the tracks

The end of the main train line to Interlaken from Zurich, Basel and beyond, via Bern, takes travellers through the centre of the small city, where the train line passes within feet of buildings in the main shopping centre and past the otherwise quiet lanes and back roads along the river.

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Heading into the Alps

Thanks go to Jo for spotting the potential of this view as we headed through the countryside earlier this evening. After setting up the camera and preparing the left side of the panoramic shot, all I had to do was wait for the intercity from Bern to pass by and under the adjacent bridge, and […]

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Royal Scotsman, Aviemore, Scotland

We had the luck of the devil while we were in Scotland; not only did the weather hold sufficiently long enough for me to get good photos every day we were there, but we also had a couple of great chance encounters. The best was at Aviemore, a tourist town in the Cairngorm mountain area, […]

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