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BOB Berner Oberlandbahn

BOB, or Berner Oberland-Bahnen is operating narrow gauge (1 m gauge width; network length 24 km, 1500V, opened 1890) trains which use a third cog wheel for the steepest slopes from Interlaken up along the two valleys of the Weisse Lütschine and the Schwarze Lütschine to the villages of Lauterbrunnen and Grindelwald, respectively. Typically the trains start from Interlaken as a combined train, which is then split into two halves at Zweilütschinen where the two valleys split. Both Lauterbrunnen and Grindelwald are famous ski resort villages and trains of other companies (WAB and BLM) as well as cable cars take skiers further up from them to even more elevated ski slopes.


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