|The Swiss railways still use date nails in their ties|
|Our train was pulled by an Re 460 in EasyJet colors|
|This is a Vevey - Les Pleiades car operating on the MOB. It would have been transferred over the Blonay Chamby line|
Our main objective today was to see the Aigle Chateau. This was quite easy to do as we just had to follow the tracks of the Diablerets line which runs along the road out of town. From here we had a magnificent view of a train from Leysin descending down the grade to run into Aigle.
The chateau is very impressive as it is set on a small hill surrounded by vineyards. In fact all of Aigle is covered in vineyards.
The description of the Chateau did not encourage us to go in, particularly as it was lunch time. We found an excellent restaurant close to the chateau. Our main course was confit de canard on top of rosti with cepes.
|Confit de canard with rosti and cepes|
There was a flea market in process with much socializing (i.e. beer and wine drinking) and there was entertainment set up in three locations. The main street was blocked by all the celebrations so the Leysin trains were running from the depot with a bus connection to the main station
We had a quick ride back to Montreux but took the hilly route back to the apartment through the Old Town. This is very different from Vevey Old Town which is flat and has lots of bars, restaurants and shops. Montreux is mainly dwellings with occasional excellent views across the lake.
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