Comments/corrections to: Dewi Williams
To get to Gerschnialp, we took a steamer across Lake Lucerne to Stansstadt, then a train that nowadays I think we would call "Light Rail" as far as Engelberg, and finally a funicular to Gerschnialp.
The interesting thing about the Stansstadt - Engelberg line, seen here at Stansstadt, was the electrification: it was 3-phase AC! This meant two overhead power lines for each track, and a double-sectioned bow collector to pick up power. Switch points and crossing were a bit complicated, but I didn't see any disastrous flashes or short circuits occurring.
Trains had one or more power cars and a few trailers.
The Engelberg - Gerschnialp funicular, seen from near the lower station.
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