Wengernalp Switzerland - On Thursday, 20 Jun 2013, the Wengernalpbahn (WAB) is 120-years-old.
After only three years of construction, operation began on 20 Jun 1893.
By 2016, the WAB will be modernized and thus be more appealing to their guests.
From the first sod it took only three years for the Wengernalpbahn to open.
Construction works were carried out simultaneously from both Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen.
On 10 Aug 1892 the first locomotive reached Kleine Scheidegg.
A year later, on 20 Jun 1893, summer only operation from mid-June to late September began between Lauterbrunnen and Grindelwald.
Today WAB celebrates her 120th birthday.
The Wengernalpbahn is the longest continuous cogwheel railway in the world and a major attraction in the Jungfrau region.
To remain attractive for the guests in the future it will be modernized.
As part of the WAB Plus project, the double-track platforms at Wengen and Allmend were lengthened and the railway purchased six new panorama trains.
The trains will be delivered in 2015 and used on the Lauterbrunnen-Kleine Scheidegg route.