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Furka Dampfbahn + Other Swiss Attractions

Thursday 5th - AM visit to Bellinzona Depot & Works. PM at leisure, although I will try and arrange something for those interested.

Friday 6th - All day trip to include the Monte Generossa Rack Railway (lunch at summit), plus use of quayside extension at Capolago.
Cruise back to Lugano in early evening.

Saturday 7th - Furka Dampfbahn visit with steam and diesel haulage. Depending on cost and preference, either a one-way or return journey. Optional trip to Disentis/Muster for dinner.

Therefore, I am in need of people clarifying if they can go on this day of the journey-


The plan for the day is as follows-


Regular service train from Göschenen to Oberwald (change at Andermatt).


Diesel hauled Furka Train from Oberwald at 11:30am to Gletsch.

Lunch break, then continue Eastbound with Steam haulage through to Realp (arrive 16:10).

Sunday 8th - All day Re6/6 hauled charter train from Luino to Schaffhausen (operated by VerbanoExpress).
Option for one-way trip only if travelling onward/homeward!

It may be possible nearer the time to also book a Westbound trip with the diesel from Realp (depart 09:15) to Oberwald, to connect into the 11:30 return.

I have provisionally booked six hotel rooms at Göschenen for three nights [Wednesday night - Saturday morning] (Chalet Hotel Krone - adjacent to the station - 5 single rooms & 1 twin). For those wishing to do the Sunday charter, we will need to move hotels, to either Bellinzona or Luino for Saturday night, to be able to join the train early in the morning on Sunday.

Of course, some may have a preference for other hotels at Göschenen, depending on cost/location of their choice? If so, let me know and I’ll see what I can source.


In order to secure our tickets for the Furka Dampfbahn (currently only around a dozen remain unsold) we need to act fast.

Therefore, I need acknowledgment of your intention to travel, plus a £50 deposit to secure a ticket. Balance due later, but based on currency rates this will be at max £60 in total (so £10 outstanding each).


All other aspects of the trip remain ok at present.


It may be possible nearer the time to also book a Westbound trip with the diesel from Realp (depart 09:15) to Oberwald, to connect into the 11:30 return.


This can be discussed once I have definite numbers!


So, please act now, or we may miss out (or have to do the diesel service only)!


Please email: Stuart Smith for further details and to book you place