December 15, 2009

track reaches gurtnellen

and do you know what is being manufactured in the tiny remote village of gurtnellen?
this is...

no really, some parts of the rocket engines are being made there by the small company schmelzmetall ag.

as you'd expect from rocket scientists, they are based in an old and abandoned looking building and can't even be reached by truck. so the rocket engines (well, parts of them) leave gurtnellen on the gotthard railway!