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Modified 4-Sep-10
Created 4-Sep-10
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In railfan circles, Wassen is famous for the two loop tunnels used to gain elevation as trains climb toward the Gotthard tunnel that goes under the Alps toward Italy. Wassen is a beutiful and interesting place, but when you are in the town it is difficult to visualize how it all works. Looking at the map and these photos may make it more clear. The photos were taken standing over the upper loop tunnel (bottom of the map).

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Wassen, looking south

Wassen, looking south

Another view looking south.

Another view looking south.

WASSEN LOOPS

WASSEN LOOPS

Descending Northbound Freight Train

Descending Northbound Freight Train

A few seconds later and a bit to the left.

A few seconds later and a bit to the left.

Passenger and freight trains

Passenger and freight trains

Southbound train going north, up-hill, at 2 on the map

Southbound train going north, up-hill, at 2 on the map

Pfaffensprung Tunnel, north of Wassen.

Pfaffensprung Tunnel, north of Wassen.

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