Achensee Railway

I went to Jenbach in the morning to get on the Achensee Railway.

White Tratzberg Castle appeared to the left and arrived at Jenbach Station soon.

White Tratzberg Castle appeared to the left and arrived at Jenbach Station soon.

Arrived at the Jenbach railway station.

Arrived at the Jenbach railway station.

Inside the station

Inside the station

Jenbach railway station and the station square.

Jenbach railway station and the station square.

Jenbach is a small town with a population of 6,944 and in the district of Schwaz, which is located in the lower Inn valley in the Austrian state of Tyrol.

A steam locomotive was coming over carrying two passenger cars.

A steam locomotive was coming over carrying two passenger cars.

A little steam locomotive

A little steam locomotive on Jenbach railway station

For Rail fan, I got on this train.

For Rail fan, I got on this train.

The Achensee Railway is a 6.78 kilometres long metre gauge railway running between Jenbach and Seespitz on Lake Achensee in Tyrol. Within its length it rises some 440 metres in height, with the steeper sections using the Riggenbach rack system. It is Europe’s oldest cog railway which is still steam operated.

The train was starting. Vibration is intense, the train is not comfortable to ride in.

The train was starting. Vibration is intense, the train is not comfortable to ride in.

Map from Jenbach to Seespitz on Lake Achensee

Map from Jenbach to Seespitz on Lake Achensee

The little steam locomotive went up a steep hill pushing the passenger cars.

The little steam locomotive went up a steep hill pushing the passenger cars.

Scenery from the car window. The locomotive pushes the passenger car.

Scenery from the car window. In the steep upward slope, the locomotive pushes the passenger car.

Scenery from the car window. Since passed the steep slope, the locomotive pulls passenger cars.

Scenery from the car window. Since passed the steep slope, the locomotive pulls passenger cars.

The steam locomotive was running to Achensee Lake. The lake came into view soon.

The steam locomotive was running to Achensee Lake. The lake came into view soon.

Arrived at the street of Seespitz on Lake Achensee, it took 50minutes.

Arrived at the street of Seespitz on Lake Achensee, it took 50minutes.

Left the Achensee Railway and embarked on a voyage of Lake Achensee.

Left the Achensee Railway and embarked on a voyage of Lake Achensee.

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