The train that thought it was a tram • The BVB rack-and-pinion railway operates between Bex (Vaud) and Villars, and then connects to a line which runs from Villars up the side of the Col de Bretaye. It runs on the road, through the streets of Bex (pop. 6,000) and then up the hills through the woods to Villars.
Greg and I took it from Bex to Villars, where we hired boots and skis, and then crammed on to the branch-line train going up to Col de Bretaye. The weather was reasonably good, and the train was packed with other skiers.
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