In the Shadow of the Jungfrau—One Year Ago Today!

On this day (23 April) 2017, I was photographing at Grindelwald, Switzerland while researching my Railway Guide to Europe. (Just published by Kalmbach Books).


I made these views from the station platform at Grindelwald, where the Bernese Oberland Bahn (BOB) meets the Wengernalpbahn. The Wengernalpbahn drops into the valley toward Grindelwald Grund, where the line reverses for the steep rack-aided ascent toward Kleine Scheidegg.

Exposed using a FujiFilm X-T1 with 18-135mm zoom lens. Bright morning sun made for perfect lighting on this dramatic mountain scene.
Exposed using a FujiFilm X-T1 with 18-135mm zoom lens. A Wengernalpbahn train descends toward Grund.

This was among the many lines Denis McCabe and I photographed in Switzerland that week.

In my book, I offer a variety of useful and practical advice for traveling European railways, while highlighting scenic journeys, interesting routes, and some of Europe’s most interesting cities and towns. The book compiles more than 20 years of European travel in to just over 400 pages.

Click here to order Brian Solomon’s Railway Guide to Europe.

I exposed the cover photo in Germany’s Rhein Valley using my FujiFilm XT1 with 18-135mm lens.

Tracking the Light posts Daily!

5 comments on “In the Shadow of the Jungfrau—One Year Ago Today!

  1. Thanks Jim,
    I’m glad you enjoy the book! Have a good trip,

  2. Hi Dan,
    After the first comment, I went into the post an revised any spelling errors. Part of the difficulty is the website software that has this very annoy habit of changing spelling as I type. I wish I could turn it off, but there doesn’t seem to be any means to do that.
    Also, I’m the best with the German spellings. I think we are good now though.

  3. Jim egan on said:

    Received a copy of your Railways of Europe book last week. The paper, pictures, and production layout were all impressive.
    Next Monday I fly to Germany for a ERA Tram trip; I look forward to reading this book as I fly to Germany for three weeks of Tram and Train travel.
    Your new book has a first class feel to its production values.
    Thank you, Jim Egan

  4. Dan Smith on said:

    Just checked those three in Wikipedia and they look correct. I’ve visited two of them (G and KS) and from my own recollection the spelling is correct.

  5. Brian Rogers on said:

    Great photos for what I’m sure is a great book. And good pieces appearing in Trains magazine.

    But you’ve got some spelling issues here:

    Grindelwald, Wengernalpbahn, and Scheidegg are all spelled wrong. Hope they’re correct in the book!

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