The train of the Mont-Blanc valleys
History and engineering of Mont-Blanc Express

From Le Buet to Vallorcine

The short track between Le Buet and Vallorcine, in a relatively easy 50 mm/m gradient, does not present any difficulty. In summer, nature lovers can enjoy a nice path not far from the rail track. In winter hower, snowfall can be significant and the area is subject to avalanches coming down from les Posettes...

The Z 852 is crossing a stream between Le Buet and Vallorcine.
The Z 852 is crossing a stream between Le Buet and Vallorcine.
Between Le Buet and Vallorcine, the railway runs alongside the Eau-Noire creek.
Between Le Buet and Vallorcine, the railway runs alongside the Eau-Noire creek.
Winter scenery in Vallorcine valley.
Winter scenery in Vallorcine valley. In February 2008, the Z 851 is calling at Le Buet. Auteur : Marc Striffeler.
This Z 850 train looks frail next to the venerable larches that line the track.
This Z 850 train looks frail next to the venerable larches that line the track.
Z 800 train between Le Buet and Vallorcine, in winter. The EMU weaves its way through vast expanses of snow.
Z 800 train between Le Buet and Vallorcine, in winter. The EMU weaves its way through vast expanses of snow. Auteur : Klaus Föhl.
A Z 800 train is crossing a culvert on the Eau Noire, a little upstream from Vallorcine. Between Le Buet and Vallorcine, the trains have to face a 60 mm/m slope.
A Z 800 train is crossing a culvert on the Eau Noire, a little upstream from Vallorcine. Between Le Buet and Vallorcine, the trains have to face a 60 mm/m slope.
On an early June morning, a Z 800 train sets off towards Le Buet through the flowers of the Vallorcine pasture.
On an early June morning, a Z 800 train sets off towards Le Buet through the flowers of the Vallorcine pasture.
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