Perren European Cab Rides

SBB Lines in the Basel Area and WB

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SBB Lines in the Basel Area and WB

Route sections:
• Luzern - Basel  (58’02”)
• Olten - Sissach  (19’17”)
• Liestal - Basel  (13’05”)
• Liestal - Waldenburg  (22’58”)

The journey takes us from Lucerne to the Basel area. Long-distance trains take the route from Olten through the Hauenstein base tunnel and between Liestal and Basel through the Adler tunnel.

On this DVD, in addition to the main line, we show the route over the old Hauenstein line from Olten via Läufelfingen to Sissach. From Liestal to Basel we take an S-Bahn train via Pratteln, which was the normal route for long-distance trains before the opening of the Adlertunnel in 2000.

A very special railway line is the line from Liestal to Waldenburg. It is the only railway in Switzerland that operates with a 750 mm track width. The route follows the main road for long distances and in Oberdorf the tracks are in the road planum.

Railway companies:
SBB (Swiss Federal Railways)
WB (Waldenburger Bahn)

*Please note: These titles contain German-language descriptions, narration and on-screen captions.

Starting in 2010, Andrew Perren, together with his film partner Daniel Felix, set about on an ambitious project to film ALL the railway lines of Switzerland! This had not been done before, and the plan was to shoot them all from the cab (footplate or drivers-eye-view) and release them on DVD and Blu-ray. A decade later 44 titles have been released, with a further nine to complete over the next 2-3 years.

In addition to the well-known main lines in the country, the duo has filmed museum lines, freight-only lines, some very special lines and some closed and abandoned lines. Contacting more than 50 railway-companies for permission to film, this is not a full-time job, just a hobby and Daniel currently works full time for the Swiss National Television.

These titles range from the well-known Gotthard line to some of Switzerland's most scenic and breathtaking railways. So, whether you're a seasoned traveller or just fancy something a bit different, we hope these titles prove popular and enjoyable.

Produced by - Perren
Duration - 113 minutes
Format: 16:9 widescreen
DVD only
Released - 2015

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