AV651/2: GFM La Gruyère 1989-2010
Disc 1: Montbovon-Bulle. Chocolate train from Broc Fabrique-Montbovon. Disc 2: Bulle-Châtel-St-Denis & Palézieux. Bulle-Romont.
Filmed on location in Switzerland 1989, 1990 & 2010.
2 DVD Set - 102 minutes.
AV651 Section 1: the GFM (Gruyère-Fribourg-Morat) connects with the MOB (Montreux-Oberland-Bernois) at Montbovon which is where we start. The first part of our GFM journey is the only piece of street running on the network.
Section 2: Grandvillard is seen in both 1990 and after remodelling in 2010. Onwards we see all stations on our journey to Gruyères and visit the town.
Section 3: Gruyères sees train services passing, then onwards to Bulle.
Section 4: Now to Broc, home of the Cailler-Nestlé chocolate factory. After a local service to Bulle departs the stock for the GoldenPass chocolate train arrives to form the return to Montreux. This is then seen on its way to Bulle.
Section 5: Gruyères sees the train on both the outward and return journeys. After the Montbovon street running the chocolate train rejoins the MOB route.
AV652 Section 1: Bulle station is visited in 1989 and 1990 as GFM and then revisited in 2010 as TPF (Transports Publics Fribourgeois). Wide varieties of liveries are seen as well as piggy-back movements. Also a look at the town.
Section 2: We start and pass a busy GFM Bulle depot in 1990. This is a mixed journey comparing 1990 and 2010 At La Verrerie we await the single line. Many more stations are seen before arrival at Châtel-St-Denis.
Section 3: The route from Châtel-St-Denis to Palézieux was filmed in 1990. SBB mainline and TPF and Postbus activity is seen at Palézieux.
Section 4/5: The Bulle to Romont route is standard gauge while all the other GFM routes, in this set, are metre gauge. This journey was filmed in 2010.
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