Railway fans will be annoyed not having been given prior warning that this old locomotive halted as it passed through Zug station last Friday.
There it was, in all its splendour, on platform two, a 1925-built SBB locomotive known as a “Crocodile”.
As Paul Jost, who is responsible for retired employees of the railway company, explained, the engine was pulling coaches taking 175 former employees on a day trip from Lucerne to Goldau.
This particular locomotive, which weighs 131 tonnes and can reach a maximum speed of 65 kph, has been used occasionally for special trips such as this since 1979.
This article is based on one by Zoe Gwerder.