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Go Beyond II by SwissTrain Go Beyond II by SwissTrain
Type: Ge 4/4 III
Road Number, Name, Emblem: 650 "Seewis im Prättigau"
Commercial: Self-promotion UNESCO world heritage
Operator: Rhätische Bahn (RhB)
Gauge: 1000mm
Country: Switzerland (CH)

The Landwasser Viaduct (German: Landwasserviadukt) is a single track six-arched curved limestone railway viaduct. It spans the Landwasser River between Schmitten and Filisur, in the Canton of Graubünden, Switzerland.

Designed by Alexander Acatos, it was built between 1901 and 1902 by Müller & Zeerleder for the Rhaetian Railway, which still owns and uses it today. A signature structure of the World Heritage-listed Albula Railway, it is 65 metres (213 ft) high, 136 metres (446 ft) long, and one of its ramps exits straight into the Landwasser Tunnel.
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RAFIQUEAHMED Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
its art of engineering
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GDupons Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
That's definately true! If you look to a map of the region you will find out, that this is the most narrow place in the valley. The railway has to pass over it, so it will be cheaper if the bridge is as short as possible. The dramatic effect is a (very welcome) side effect of this.
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Joseph-W-Johns Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
Placed at #46 on the 2012 TRFN top 50 deviations and deviants list [link]
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Cultivated-Arrogance Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Breathtaking!
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:iconswisstrain:
SwissTrain Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
Yes is is!
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SaMI84 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
impressive, i should go there in my next euro trip... :)
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SwissTrain Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
absolutely and if possible in Winter, although summer is nice as well
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EricForFriends Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Professional Photographer
Spot on! :clap:
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SwissTrain Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
:bow:
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contemporaryhart Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
awesome shot, and bridge too!..:)
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:iconswisstrain:
SwissTrain Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
thank youz very much
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acela Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
One of your best B/W shots yet! Love the concept.
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SwissTrain Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
Thank you very much, I use my skills out of other photography topics to make more "artistic" railway photos and not only the standard 3/4 view of a locomotive approaching :)
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TheMightyQuinn Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Someday I have to go back to Switzerland in the winter!
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SwissTrain Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
absolutely !
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TheMightyQuinn Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I visited Arosa for a week in the winter of 1956 (with my parents - I was three and a half years old)! I still remember arriving there at night on the train and being taken to a hotel in an open horse-drawn sleigh!
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GDupons Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014
But this is not on the line to Arosa...
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TheMightyQuinn Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I know...
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irwingcommand Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Professional Photographer
Random guy in epic cardigan adds to the scene :)
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Garondal Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
Yeah, that's me! ^^
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SwissTrain Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
:thumbsup:
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Dasha-KO Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Student Filmographer
Fantastic!
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:iconswisstrain:
SwissTrain Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
Thank you
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siriuscd Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
that's just cool. Love this bridge, I just didn't had the time yet to go there.
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SwissTrain Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
If you have the time you have to go there it's awesome
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Princess-Amy Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thats a wonderful bridge
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SwissTrain Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
yep it is
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LadyAliceofOz Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
:wow: what a capture!! :winner: :iconplusfav:
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SwissTrain Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
thank you
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LadyAliceofOz Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
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pearwood Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful photo.
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SwissTrain Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
Thanks
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