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The little red train of the Jura

Little red train of the Jura, SwitzerlandI took this photo in December 2008.

I talked to my mother tonight on the phone. She told me that she had seen our little red train on television. There was a program on the other night about Swiss train lines and she happened to catch the Jura line.

It was so nice that she was able to see the train that we have depended on for over two years (we do not own a car).

I can’t find the English version available to watch online. But, if you can understand French or even if you can’t you can watch it on the TSR website. The program is Passe-moi les jumelles (follow link to watch and click to the 27:05 time mark).  Olivier Luder who is a train conductor narrates this part of the program.  I can still remember the first time I saw him.  It was the very first time we had taken the train to La Chaux-de-fonds and he was the conductor that day.  This man is so kind and friendly to everyone that he meets.  There isn’t anyone that could have narrated this better.

Actually, it is funny because I saw him today on the way back from Neuchâtel without knowing that my mother had watched this program.  The next time I see him I will make a point to stop and talk to him.  I will tell him that my mother watched this program all the way in America and it made me happy that she was able to know a part of our lives here.  Now, she has seen this man on television that I have seen in person more times than I can count. She has seen our little red train along with some of the villages that we have come to love. My mother has seen a part of my life that I couldn’t have shared with her before.

She has seen my Jura from my train.
All the way in America.
How cool is that?

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  • anne July 29, 2009, 9:39 am

    Hi Pumpkin Wow how great that your mum saw this…:-) This is the same programme I watched too..remember!!

    Take Care and have a great week….:-)

  • Pumpkin July 29, 2009, 3:13 pm

    Hello Anne!

    I was wondering if it was the one you had told me about. I have watched most of the lines but the Jura is my favorite. :)

  • expatraveler July 30, 2009, 1:00 am

    How cool! I would be just as happy too! And I’m sure if I saw it I’d get that same feeling here in Canada. :)

  • Pumpkin August 1, 2009, 10:01 pm


    You have to click the link and go watch it since you can understand French you will really enjoy it. It is very interesting.

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