The Bergbahn Lauterbrunnen-Mürren (BLM) is a mountain railway in the Bernese Oberland area of Switzerland, which connects the villages of Lauterbrunnen and Mürren. A mountain railway is a Railway that ascends and descends a Mountain slope that has a steep grade. The Bernese Oberland (Bernese highlands is the higher part of the Canton of Bern, Switzerland, in the south of the canton The area around Lake Thun and Switzerland (English pronunciation; Schweiz Swiss German: Schwyz or Schwiiz Suisse Svizzera Svizra officially the Swiss Confederation Lauterbrunnen is a municipality in the district of Interlaken in the canton of Bern in Switzerland.
The enterprise is made up of two differently laid out sections, which are connected at Grütschalp station. From Lauterbrunnen to Grütschalp the line consisted of a 1. 4 km (0. 9 mi) long funicular with maximum gradient of 60%, now replaced with a new aerial cableway. A funicular, also known as a funicular railway, incline, inclined railway, inclined plane, or cliff railway, is a type of self-contained An aerial tramway is a type of Aerial lift in which a cabin is suspended from a cable and is pulled by another cable From Grütschalp to Mürren the line is continued as a 4. 2 km (2. 6 mi) long narrow gauge electric railway with a maximum upward gradient of 5% and using adhesion traction (ie. A narrow gauge railway (or narrow gauge railroad) is a Railway that has a Track gauge narrower than the of Standard gauge railways The term adhesion railway or adhesion traction describes the most common type of Railway, where power is applied by driving some or all of the Wheels not rack and pinion). A cog railway, rack-and-pinion railway or rack railway is a Railway with a toothed rack rail, usually between the running rails. The line is single-track, with a passing loop at Winteregg station. Both the funicular and electric railway had a track gauge of 1,000 mm (3 ft 3⅜ in), enabling the use of the funicular to transfer rolling stock to and from the electric railway. Rolling Stock was a Newspaper of ideas and a chronicle of the 1980s published in Boulder, Colorado A travelling crane in the Grütschalp station is used to transfer goods between the two sections - well used since road access to Mürren is very difficult. With the replacement of the funicular, the aerial cable car has also taken over the task of transporting goods. The single cable car carries up to 100 passengers in a journey time of 4 minutes, a significant improvement over the 11 minute funicular journey time. The special crane has been conserved.
The BLM station at Lauterbrunnen is directly opposite the station of the Berner Oberland Bahn (BOB) to Interlaken, and the Wengernalpbahn (WAB) to Kleine Scheidegg and Grindelwald. History Planning The first proposals for the Berner Oberland Bahn made in 1873 showed a line from Interlaken (at that time Aarmühle to Zweilütschinen with later options Interlaken is a municipality in the district of Interlaken in the canton of Bern in Switzerland, a well-known tourist destination The Wengernalpbahn (or WAB) is a 19091 km long gauge Rack railway line in Switzerland, which runs from Lauterbrunnen and The Kleine Scheidegg (el 2061 m is a high Mountain pass below and between the Eiger and Lauberhorn peaks in the Bernese Oberland, Grindelwald is a municipality in the district of Interlaken in the canton of Bern in Switzerland.