Switzerland is a fascinating country for the railway enthusiast. A vast network of lines seem to litter the countryside and they are no means all controlled by a central authority. Many of them are privately owned and all of them have their own special character. Nearly all of them have their own livery, locomotives and rolling stock.
This one hour documentary programme is presented as a tour of the standard gauge private railways of Switzerland. There are no less than 25 of them in total from the mighty Bern-Lotschberg-Simplon to the diminutive Lausanne-Ouchy. The programme also scales the heights of the imposing Rigi and takes a driver's eye view of the soaring viaducts of the Bodensee-Toggenburg. There is a little live steam and a lot of diverse action all set in Switzerland's magnificent scenery.
Here is a complete list of the railways in this DVD:
CJ Chemin De Fer du Jura
PBr Le Pont-Le-Brassus
RVT Regional Val-de-Travers
MThB Mittelthurgau Bahn
WM Wohlen Meisterschwanden
A full commentary is given by Martin Oldfield.