The last funiculars of Montafon
Text and photos by Michel AZEMA
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|The Golmerbahn is the name of the funicular following the pressure
pipeline which goes down the Golmer Joch (2124 m), a mountain near Schruns
and Tschagguns, from the Lünersee artificial lake to the hydroelectric
power station of Latschau.
It was built in 1954 and in 1957 the funicular was converted into public passengers transportation when the pipeline was finished.
The main caracteristic is that this funicular is built in two separate sections which are very different.
The Golmer Joch from the Schruns station. You can see the gap of the first section (in the middle of the forest) of the Golmerbahn.
|The cabin of the first section at the Latschau station.|
|The other cabin (the open one) which is parked beside the Latschau station. Behind the cabin you can see the crane which is used to switch the two cabins.|
|Latschau station||The cabin arriving at the Matschwitz station|
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