A Railway tunnel through the alps c1960

Pictures of Lakes and Mountains in Europe - A Railway tunnel through the alps c1960

A picture of cars on a train wagon waiting to cross the Alps through a tunnel in Switzerland.

Although I don’t know the exact location of this picture – the slide mount just says, ‘Tunnel through the Alps’, I think it may be the Lotschberg Tunnel. Some other pictures on Wikipedia suggest this, but it’s difficult to be sure from just those pictures so any confirmation or correction would be welcome.

In the picture, we can see the signal lights at red and cars on board train wagons, waiting for the light to change and the journey to start. It’s just possible to see, right at the front of the line of cars, the engine which will pull the load through the mountains and directly above it a clock is indicating that the picture was taken at midday. Right on the very extreme left of the picture is the face of a woman caught by the camera which suggests the photographer was waiting on a platform of people, possibly for a train coming through the tunnel.

The exact date is unknown but is part of a whole series of pictures dating from the early 1960s so I’ve no reason to think this is anything other than about that date.

Photo categories : Car|Mountains|TrainDate Picture Taken: Unknown
Pictures of Lakes and Mountains in Europe - A Railway tunnel through the alps c1960

The Location of this picture is shown below

This photo features in a series. Click any picture below to see it.
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  • Swiss Photos - View from the William Tell Statue
  • Joch Pass, Switzerland
  • Swiss Photos - Taking Refreshment at Joch Pass
  • Pictures of Lakes and Mountains in Europe - Boats on the shore of a Swiss Lake
  • Monte Generoso, Rovio, Switzerland
  • Swiss Photos - The Town of Ponte Tresa
  • Lake Lugano
  • A man on a mountain path leading a cart pulled by a cow
  • Couple by a garden in Lucerne, Switzerland in about 1961
  • Shopping Arcade in Lugano
  • Boats and Hotels at Lugano Switzerland
  • A picture of the jetty just after a Boat has pulled away for a Trip from Lugano c1961
  • The Hotel Carina at Morcote in Switzerland pictured in about 1961
  • Lowengraben in Lucerne Switzerland about 1961
  • Shopping Arcades in Lugano, Switzerland 1961
  • Pictures of Lakes and Mountains in Europe - A Railway tunnel through the alps c1960
  • A Narrow street in Lucerne Switzerland c1960
  • Rigi Restaurant Switzerland 1962
  • Monte Bre Lugano Switzerland in 1962
  • A shopping arcade in Morcote, Lugano in about 1962
  • A cafe in Switzerland in about 1962
  • Altdorf Street Scene in 1962
  • By the William Tell Monument in Altdorf in 1962
  • The landing stage at Baveno
  • Alpine horn blower on Pilatus in Switzerland 1962
  • Pilatus Kolm Hotel 1962
  • The Cable car station at Pilatus Kulm Hotel, Switzerland
  • Baskets on a wall in Switzerland
  • Woman Looking at a mountain range

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