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44You can see all editions of the Guide and magazine at www.ontheroad.co.ukAustriaAchensee Steam RackRailwayBahnhof A-6200 Jenbach Tel:	+43 52 44 6 22 43 E-m: info@achenseebahn.at Web: www.achenseebahn.at One of the oldest steam rack railways in the world, running to schedule for 115 years. From Jenbach to the side of the Achensee LakeVienna Heurigen ExpressTel:	+43 (1) 479 2808 E-m: viennascenictours@utanet. at A scenic train ride through Vienna’s wine growing districts, round trip to Nussdorf with a refreshment break at Kahlenberg. 56 seats, duration 40 minutes. Special packages for Group Tour Operators, excellent discountsZillertalbahnTel:	+43 (0) 5244 6060 Fax:	+43 (0) 5244 60639 E-m: andreas.lackner@zillertalbahn. at Web: www.zillertalbahn.at New Nostalgic Attraction Steam train, open and closed carriages, including carriage made from 62,000 crystals (drinks and souvenirs). Groups welcome.EnglandCornwallBodmin & Wenford RailwayTel:	+440845 125 9678 This railway is Cornwall’s only standard gauge railway still operated by steam locomotives and the trains run through some delightful Cornish scenery. The engine sheds are here, as well as a souvenir shop and refreshment room in the restored station buildings.Lake DistrictRavenglass & Eskdale RailwayTel: 01229 717171 steam@ravenglass-railway.co.uk Four steam locomotives in regular service, including the oldest working 15” gauge locomotive in the world, The Railway runs for 11.3 kilometres from the Lake District National Park’s only coastal village of Ravenglass in the Western Lake District, through hidden Miterdale, to the grandeur of the Eskdale valley. The terminus at Dalegarth for Boot - home to our new visitor centre.NorfolkThe Poppy Line (M&GN Joint Railway Society and NNR) Tel: 0044 (0)1263 820800 www.mandgn.co.ukSheringhamThe Poppy Line has five and a quarter miles of track running through a designated area ofoutstanding natural beauty. The North Norfolk Railway offers trips by steam trains or vintage diesel trains on some journeys. Restoration of three sets of vintage wooden-bodied vehicles is currently being undertaken, saving a unique part of transport history.Severn Valley RailwayBewdley, Worc Tel:	+44 01299 403 816 Web: www.svr.co.uk E-m: grouptravel@svr.co.uk The SVR is a full-size standard- gauge railway line running regular steam-hauled passenger between Kidderminster in Worcestershire and Bridgnorth in Shropshire, a distance of 16 miles. One highlight of the trip is the crossing of the River Severn by means of the Victoria Bridge - a massive 200-foot single span, high above the water which, incidentally, features in the film ‘The Thirty-nine Steps’ with Robert Powell in the leading role.FrancePic du Midi du Bigorre Cable CarLa Mongie (South of Lourdes) Tel:	+33 05 62 56 71 14 This cable car takes you on a dramatic ride to the Pic du Midi du Bigorre, a mountain of nearly 3000m which dominates the northern edge of the central Pyrénées.Veolia Transport Trains TouristiquesParc des Fontaines 169 avenue Georges Clémenceau 92735	Nanterre Cedex FranceTel:	+33(0)1 46 69 30 00 Fax:	+33(0)1 46 69 36 30 The first French tourist train trademark. Connex Tradition carry nearly 700,000 tourists each year.Le Petit Train de La Rhune - located in the Basque Country (Pyrenees) : the most handsome panoramic view of the region www.rhune.com.Le Chemin de Fer de La Mure - located in the Alps : the most beautiful railway of the Alps. A historical train in an exceptional landscape. www.trainlamure.com Le Train des Pignes - located on the French Riviera : in the heart of the Provence, a hundred year railway known in the entire world. www.trainprovence.com La Vapeur du Trieux - located in Brittany : at full steam trough the French Brittany . A train full of charming and pleasure. www. vapeurdutrieux.comGermanyDeutsche BahnUK Booking Centre Tel:	+0870 112 3012 E-m: trade@bahn.co.uk Web: www.bahn.co.uk. Groups can save up to 50%. For rail group bookings in Germany and Europe or for informationabout further rail group offers in EuropeSaxonyTraditionsbahn RadebeulRadebeul, Tel:	+49 351 46 14 80 01 Fax:	+49 351 46 14 804 E-m: verein@trr.de Web: www.trr.de and www. radebeul.de/traditionsbahn Today the „Lößnitzdackel" (literally dachshund railway) from Radebeul via Moritzburg to Radeburg is one of the oldest narrow gauge tracks in Germany. The Saxon narrow gauge railways invite guests to go back in history. Staff are all dressed in historical uniforms adding to the special atmosphere.Saxony-AnhaltHarz MountainsHarzer Schmalspurbahnen GmbH Wernigerode Tel:	+49 3943 5580Fax:	+49 3943 558148 E-m: info@hsb-wr.de Web: www.hsb-wr.de (in English)The Harzquer Railway cuts the Harz Mountains through their North-South axis. The 60 km track between Wernigerode and Nordhausen takes trains along a fantastic ride through nature, including all of the main attractions of the Harz regionBaden WürttembergThe SauschwänzlebahnStadt Blumberg Blumberg Tel:	+49 7702 51200 Fax:	+49 7702 51222 E-m: info@sauschwaenzlebahn. de Web: www.sauschwaenzlebahn. de Indulge, go by train and experience something different. Enjoy the trip through this romantic region of the Black Forest. This is a journey for everybody who is interested in nature and in technology of golden days gone by.HungaryBudapestChildren’s RailwayTel: +397-5392 Web: www.gyermekvasut.hu Its eleven-kilometre-long, narrow gauge line runs through the woods of the hills of the city on the Buda side. Children aged 10 to 14 control the traffic and commercial services provided but strictly according to regulationsNorwayMount UlrikenNr Bergen Cable Car (Ulriksbanen) Tel:	+47 55 55 20 00. Come and see the unique view from the top of Mount Ulriken! Free telescopes. Ulriken Mountain Café is open when the cable- car is running. Dinner, beer and wine. During summer theoutdoor restaurant serves grilled food. Occasional (free) outdoor concerts.The Flåm RailwayFlåm Tel:	+47 57 63 21 00 Fax:	+47 57 63 23 50 Web: www.flaamsbana.no The Flåm Railway is a railway experience unparalleled in Europe; 20 kilometres long with a descent of 2,838 feet. The journey provides panorama views to dramatic Norwegian mountain landscape.ScotlandCairngorm Mountain ExperienceTel:	+44 01479 861261 Enjoy the highest mountain railway in the UK and the only one in Scotland. It carries visitors in comfort (protected from the infamous Scottish weather!) from car park level to the new Ptarmigan Station and the higher lying snowfields in around fifteen minutes. And nestled just below the summit of CairnGorm the Ptarmigan Station offers spectacular views combined with a mountain exhibition and the highest panoramic restaurant and shopping in the UK.SwitzerlandBergbahnen Beckenried - Emmetten AGCH-6375 Beckenried Tel:	+41 624 66 00 Fax:	+41 624 66 10 E-m: info@klewenalp.ch Take the panoramic cablecar to the Klewenalp, with its unique views over lake Lucerne, numerous options for groups including folklore eveningsBrienz Rothorn BahnCH-3855 Brienz Tel:	+41 033 952 22 22 E-m: info@brienz-rothorn-bahn. ch Steam railway. A trip to the Brienzer Rothorn is well worth making just for the bewitching view of Lake Brienz, with its emerald green waters sparkling far below. High in the Swiss Alps, unspoilt natural all around you.Chocolate TrainMontreux-Boc Tel:	+41 33 828 32 32 Travel through scenic landscape in beautiful Belle Epoque railcars dating from 1914, or in modern panoramic railcars. Depart from Montreux to Gruyères (cheese and Castle), then onto Broc the home of Nestlé chocolate for a tour and tastings half or full day tripGoldenPass LineGolden Pass Center CH-1820 Montreux Tel:	+41 21 989 81 81 Fax:	+41 21 963 89 96 E-m: info@goldenpass.ch Web: www.goldenpass.ch Trains with bar and restaurant car. Zurich-Lucerne-Interlaken Montreux-Genevacontinued on page 45...Mountains, Railways & Cablecars


































































































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