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

Towards le Châtelard Valais, kilometer 16.978

After le Châtelard-Frontière, the track goes down above the highway and crosses a masonry viaduct called viaduc de la Scierie. Then it quickly reaches le Châtelard-Valais, formerly called le Châtelard-Giétroz. This station is established called to a hydroelectric power plant of the CFF-SBB (Swiss federal railways).

La Scierie Viaduct, at Le Châtelard.
La Scierie Viaduct, at Le Châtelard.
A BDeh 4/4 EMU is calling at Le Châtelard-VS.
A BDeh 4/4 EMU is calling at Le Châtelard-VS.
This BDeh 4/4 EMU is departing from the power plant in Giétroz.
This BDeh 4/4 EMU is departing from the power plant in Giétroz.
Between Le Châtelard and Finhaut, the railtrack and the road are on ledges.
Between Le Châtelard and Finhaut, the railtrack and the road are on ledges.
Upstream of Finhaut, the track is laid on a ledge and it includes avalanche galleries.
Upstream of Finhaut, the track is laid on a ledge and it includes avalanche galleries.
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