The Jungfrau Railway Train Tour

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The Jungfrau Railway Train Tour TomKjeldsen 4/21/13 7:45 AM

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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
Hi Tom!

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.  

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Hi PIT

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 :)