|The Jungfrau Railway Train Tour||TomKjeldsen||4/21/13 7:45 AM|
The Jungfrau railway is an 9 kilometres cog, toothed railway of which the top 7 kilometres is inside a mountain tunnel. The railway climbs almost 1400 altitude meters (4600 ft). The railway inside the Eiger and Mönch mountain massive include 2 active stations, the "Eigerwand railway station" inside Eiger mountain, which offer an impressive view from and of the 1800 m (5900 ft) Eigerwand ("Eiger North wall") and the "Eismeer railway station" on the col between Eiger and Mönch with a spectacular view of the Eismeer ("Icesea") Grindelwald-Fiescher glacier. The railway ends below the Sphinx Observatory at the Jungfraujoch ("Jungfrau col") railway station, the highest railway station in Europe at 3454 m (11333 ft).
About the "Jungfrau Railway Train Tour": The tunnel (red) track/path is not precise, mostly an outline, due to no found official altitude and position data available. Station positions along track/path should be fairly close to real world. Start the train! Click this link in file to auto play the path/track (a recorded view of). Note that path/tracks are on ground (0 altitude above ground). In GE this do/may cause collision to 'objects' like mountains or other features in the Google Earth landscape. In this 'auto play tour' most part of track is inside a mountain, GE path/tracks only support plot of such on a absolute altitude, which exact 3D coordinates have not been found (also it may be a bit boring to view current GE inside mountain :) Recommended to be viewed as a 'Play tour' in Google Earth with the '3D buildings' and terrain layer enabled and a viewing angle above 80 degrees for touring track/path. To adjust viewing angle, choose menu 'Tools', 'Options', Click the tab 'Touring' and change the 'Camera Tilt Angle' to above 80 degrees. The default is 60 degrees. To play a specific path track, mark the 'three dot icon' path track, press the 'Play tour' option and enjoy the train ride. Tour and track creator: Tom Kjeldsen, created april 2013.
The TomKjeldsen Google Earth (GE) files - Also available and downloadable at ge.dooley.dk - Have a nice google earth tour... Let's explore!
|Re: The Jungfrau Railway Train Tour||Positive Ion Things||4/22/13 7:54 PM|
The tour looks like it should be awesome. I am quite eager to take the trip. However I can't quite figure out how to start the train. It's probably me and my haunting ignorance of computer related matters, but the start tour option is eluding me. What am I missing?
|Re: The Jungfrau Railway Train Tour||Positive Ion Things||4/24/13 7:13 PM|
Great tour, Tom!
Breathtaking scenery to say the least. When I get back to Switzerland I'll have to check out the area!
Thanks for adding the 'Play Tour' option, although with your PM I now know what I didn't get earlier, as far as simply clicking the path option. That somehow eluded me before.
|Re: The Jungfrau Railway Train Tour||TomKjeldsen||4/25/13 5:55 AM|
Yes, a very impressive 'mountain climb'.
Btw, I did the reply as a PM by mistake, apparently managed to press the 'reply to author' button, instead of send. Well, now we know that this new PM system works :) - I have quoted the PM below, since there is no private in there and it may enlighten your following reply to others.
Have to start to fully agree with you. There may be a tendency in Google Earth files to mix 'tours (of areas)' with 'collections (of placemarks)' and what is the conception of this. I wont go into a deep discussion of this, just have to confess that I take the 'tour label' not only as a recorded tour but also a file that could contain a associated placemark collection to that tour.
Have added a 'recorded tour/track/path' to attached 'tour/collection' file, to open and click.
From file description: Start the train! Click this link in file to auto play the path/track (a recorded view of). Note that path/tracks are on ground (0 altitude above ground). In GE this do/may cause collision to 'objects' like mountains or other features in the Google Earth landscape. In this 'auto play tour' most part of track is inside a mountain, GE path/tracks only support plot of such on a absolute altitude, which exact 3D coordinates have not been found (also it may be a bit boring to view current GE inside mountain :)
Have a nice tour :)