- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 58 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: September 29, 2009
- Originally Released: 2009
- Label: Arts Magic
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English
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Description by OLDIES.com:
From the north of Switzerland, to the Italian border, our cameras capture the multitude of rail traffic that uses this Trans-Alpine route daily. The sheer variety of rail traffic is unrivaled, freight trains with two or three locomotives to Trans European trains, all twisting and spiraling their way over this high pass. For one hour we study this fascinating railway which challenged the minds of its builders and explore the mighty Alpine Barrier.
Running from northern Switzerland to the Italian border, the Gotthard Railway is a Swiss train route that traverses some of the Alps' most beautiful mountain vistas. This travelogue takes a ride on the Gotthard Railway to learn about the different types of trains that chug along its tracks, explore the sometimes tragic history of its 19th-century construction, and, of course, enjoy some stunning views of the Alpine countryside.