Scenic Trains Rides in Switzerland

The following text has been written by Jobst Brandt ( and distributed via the misc.transport.rail.europe newsgroup.

There are a few Swiss specialties that rate high on the "must" list as I see it. Depending on your specialty, the order of importance may change, however...

Many of these Swiss trains are nearly free on a Swissrail pass except for the super cog lines that only give a small discount. This pass is valid on the meter gauge lines, lake steamers, all postal busses and city buses and trams. Get a second class one for one week or less. They can always be extended at any train station if need be. The Eurail pass is not valid on any of the private lines, nearly all of the ones listed. The Swissrail is worth it.