The train that rips the mountains
The Bernina Express, linking Chur, Switzerland, to Tyrol, Italy, has the reputation – and profit – of driving on the highest railway line in the Alps. And, consequently, in Europe. The composition, which passes in Opsizio Bernina, at 2,253 meters of altitude, was photographed by Marco Bottigelli and Francesco Vaninetti, who made a point of contrasting the white landscape with the red train.
“I’ve never seen anything like this train. It’s spectacular, “Marco Bottigelli told Mail Online. “Our favorite part of the trip was the passage through the Landwasser viaduct. The train leaves a mountain grotto, turns to the right for a stone bridge with six arches, 65 meters high from the ground, “he continued.
The railway line has 120 kilometers and passes through 55 tunnels and 196 bridges. “The day before there had been a great haze. The whole region turned white, like a wonderful winter of a fairy book, “he concluded.