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Vom Träumen und Gleiten

Vom Träumen und Gleiten
Barges glide quietly up the Rhine from Basel.


At Thusis they disappear into tunnels and tubes, in the Roffla Gorge the ships reappear and then pass under the Splügen Pass to Isola. From there, the approximately 600-kilometre-long waterway continues to Genoa.

fantastic! Around 1907, this project aroused the spirits. The idea of a transalpine shipping route is not new, but the lock system is: Pietro Caminada wants the ships to climb the slopes on rails through chamber-like floodable tubes. The engineer not only has Grisons roots, but also a lot of experience.

Nevertheless, the project remains a dream – as does a multi-projected Splügen railway.


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