Construction marvels, engineering feats and visual splendors of the Swiss rail system are showcased.
REAL RAIL ADVENTURES: SWITZERLAND showcases the construction marvels and visual splendors of the Swiss rail system, where majesty and machine meet. From world-class mainlines and stunning scenic routes to pioneering steam locomotives and historic cog trains, REAL RAIL ADVENTURES celebrates the triumphs of Swiss engineering and ingenuity. Engineers overcame the country's numerous natural obstacles - soaring peaks, plunging valleys and craggy terrain - by building impressive (and improbable) trestles, bridges and tunnels. Host Jeff Wilson, a regular on several home-improvement series, stops in Swiss cities and towns along the way to take in the sights, learn about local history and traditions, and share up-to-date travel advice to help viewers create authentic, memorable rail adventures of their own.