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The Mount Pilatus Railway

Take a trip on the steepest rack railway in the world, scaling Mount Pilatus in the heart of the Swiss Alps

Non-Fiction 1900 1 mins Silent


This brief, two-shot movie is a travelogue for railway buffs, and a horror film for anyone with a fear of heights. We watch a carriage full of passengers chug up the world's steepest rack railway, itself perched on stilts. In the second shot, the train is making its way down the snow-covered slope, and heading straight towards the camera, which shifts a little to get a better view. The passengers greet the camera jovially in both scenes by waving handkerchiefs and hats out of the windows.