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

From les Bossons to les Pélerins, via Pont de Piralotaz

300 m after les Bossons, the track turns left and crosses the Arve on pont de Piralotaz, a metal bridge.

By snowy weather, a multiple unit of Z 850 is leaving Les Bossons, and heading towards Chamonix.
By snowy weather, a multiple unit of Z 850 is leaving Les Bossons, and heading towards Chamonix.
A Z 850 EMU is crossing Pont de Piralotaz. Note the high-voltage feeder on the left.
A Z 850 EMU is crossing Pont de Piralotaz. Note the high-voltage feeder on the left.
Close up on the railway’s Piralotaz metal bridge, built by the Daydé & Pillé company.
Close up on the railway’s Piralotaz metal bridge, built by the Daydé & Pillé company. Auteur : Marc Striffeler.
After the bridge, the track winds towards Les Pélerins.
After the bridge, the track winds towards Les Pélerins.
Both Piralotaz brdiges (for rail and road), seen through a telephoto from Plan de l’Aiguille.
Both Piralotaz brdiges (for rail and road), seen through a telephoto from Plan de l’Aiguille. At the bottom, we can see the mouth of the powerful Creusaz creek.
The Mont-Blanc range overlooks the Piralotaz bridge. The large ice cascade on the left is Glacier des Bossons.
The Mont-Blanc range overlooks the Piralotaz bridge. The large ice cascade on the left is Glacier des Bossons.
A view on the Piralotaz bridges: on the foreground stone bridge for the road, and in the background the metal bridge for the railway.
A view on the Piralotaz bridges: on the foreground stone bridge for the road, and in the background the metal bridge for the railway.
At the confluence of Torrent de la Creusaz, the railway crosses the road on a metal bridge.
At the confluence of Torrent de la Creusaz, the railway crosses the road on a metal bridge.
This Z 850 EMU is running towards Les Pélerins and Chamonix.
This Z 850 EMU is running towards Les Pélerins and Chamonix.
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