August 31, 2009

Track reaches Altdorf

Besides working on the heights between Brunnen and Sisikon, which had to be edited in afterwards due to the split up of the line, the track has been expaned to Altdorf, the capital of canton Uri.

Also the track layout of Flüelen Station has been created, including the siding of gravel and concrete plant Arnold & Co AG in the harbour of Flüelen.
Here some of the excavated material of the new Gotthard Base Tunnel was loaded onto ships in order to pour it into the lake and consequently creating a number of artificial islands around Flüelen for bathing as well as nature protection purposes.

To celebrate the islands they were illuminated in 2003, which made for a spectacular sight