Sunday, April 26, 2009
Interlaken (formerly: The Swine Flu is going to kill us all)
Todays Trip was to Interlaken, Started out on the local bus to the train station, to get on the train to Luzern. Bus ride is only about 3 minutes from Boingin See to the Interlaken Ost Bahnhoff. Got on the ZB train to Luzern, however due to a bridge replacement, there was a bus bridge in effect and the shuttle from Interlaken to Brienz than on the bus to Meiringen on an ABe 130 trainset (built by stadtler, similar to the Thurbo and Tilo trainsets). After the bus bridge, rode on a more conventional train the rest of the way to Luzern. Afer that a short ride on the SOB to verkenhaus which is the suburban train station at the railway museum. Spent about 3 hours in the museum, seeing the exhibits. the museum is impressive, it has a large railway gallery, with atleast 3 tracks, and probally 20 pieces of equipment under cover there, also saw the air and boat museum. both have various vessils on display, including a swissair jet and DC3, and a lake steamer that has been stuffed and mounted. the airplane gallery is smaller than the musum of flight but has more on display i think, plus the maritime and cable railway museum is eaqually as impressive. after touring the museum, and purchasing some stuff including a dvd and a nify locomotive spotters guide i rode the #3 Trolleycoach line back to Luzerne Hbf and than had lunch at McDonalds which was right across the street from the Hbf, also, used the McClean (subtle swiss humor) pay restrooms in the station, and i will say my one frank gets a very nice very modern and very clean restroom, with plenty of urinals to choose from all kept immaculate. Afterwards i got on a #2 trolleycoach with new lowfloor equipment (coach #203) and rode out to its desintation and back. a very nice ride on very nice equipment that was nearly 100% lowfloor. afterwards i got some photos of the buses by the Hbf than took the train back to Interlaken. Same scenario as before with the bus bridge, and arrived back at the hotel at actually a very reasonable hour in time for dinner. Tonight i will have pizza again, but will try one with just double salami and see what happens. the pizza was very good last night. yummy.