Swiss: Steam at Furka
Since 2010 the whole Furka mountain route is passable again. It leads from Realp at 1538 meters through a lonely high valley up to the Furka Pass at 2163 meters and further over Gletsch and along the Rhone river which rises here down to Oberwald (1366 meters high). The route is used by steam trains of the DFB in summer. It is without doubt one of the most interesting and spectacular steam trains in Europe.
We are pleased to offer you, in cooperation with Peter Minder, the 2-day event in 2021. This time we limit ourselves to a maximum of 42 participants. This time we only take participants with us who we know personally and who we can rely on in the high mountains (surefootedness required).
|No. of participants||Max. 42|
|Again 3 places free|
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Your tour program:
Monday, August 30, 2021
Loco HG 3/4 with mixed train and loco HG 4/4 with freight train. In the morning, we will deal with a GmP HG 3/4 and a freight train HG 4/4 below the Willerbrücke. A little after 12 o'clock we leave with the passenger train with HG 3/4 and the freight train with HG 4/4 Realp, the trains are running in visual distance. The freight train goes to Furka or Muttbach-Belvedere, with the passenger train we go to Oberwald. We will spend the whole afternoon with these trains and "work off" several photo spots and reach Oberwald at about 18:20.
Between 18:30 and 20:15 we move into the hotels and have dinner.
From 20:30 hrs to about 22 hrs night shots in the area of the turntable and blue house and station with both locomotives. We illuminate the scenes with our professional lighting equipment.
Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Departure of our train in Oberwald is at 7:50 am. Before that there is the possibility to take pictures of the two trains going downhill. Until we reach Gletsch at about 10:40 a.m., we will have plenty of time to take pictures of the passenger and freight trains HG 4/4 and HG 3/4 between Oberwald and Gletsch. Afterwards we will take some scenes, among others with our extras, and both trains in Gletsch. At 11:30 a.m. we leave Gletsch with both trains for Realp, where we arrive at 2:40 p.m. On the way we will have plenty of time for several photo stops. Shortly before Realp the photographers get off the train and wait for the last freight photo train. We will then take the HG 4/4 No. 704 once again in the (hopefully) best afternoon light up towards Furka. Arrival in Relap around 18 o'clock.
End of the event.
Historical travellers with contemporary clothing
Also this time we take reanactors in contemporary clothing with us (max 10). The idea is for travellers in clothes of the 1920s - 40s (ladies, gentlemen, also children, possibly also persons in uniform, also in the role of additional railway personnel, military, farmers, mountaineers are welcome) to recreate the era of the steam-driven Furka-Oberalp Railway between 1926 and the electrification of the FO 1941. Of course, old suitcases, luggage, prams, pitchforks and other props are also welcome! The reanactors are organised by Peter Minder.
- 2 days total program 30 and 31 August 2021 - 1.150 EUR.
- Overnight stay at the Tanago Tourhotel in a single room with breakfast (about 8 km from Oberwald), 60 Euro per night.
the hotel has in the meantime ceased operations. Therefore, we can not arrange rooms, but only the railroad service. If you are interested, please try it yourself here: https://www.forest-lodge.ch/ueber-uns.html
- authentic photo trains on the Furka mountain route on August 30 and 31, 2021
- Night shots on 30 August 2021 at Gletsch station
- we organize sandwiches and drinks in the train for both days (snack - self-pay)
- Competent and experienced Tanago tour guide (German + English speaking) plus local guide.
Not included in the tour price are tips, alcoholic drinks and food, personal expenses, travel to and from Realp.