We know Google is always trying to expand their street view content in Google Maps, but the addition of the Albula-Bernina railway line in the Swizz Alps might be the most scenic virtual route yet. As you can see in the video above, Google took its pedicab trike camera, attached it to a section in front of the train, and in the process captured video for over 122 km for the first  railway to be included in Street View. This follows the inclusion of footage shot from a boat in the Amazon and snowmobile captured video in the mountains of Whistler.

Other than being a beautiful and varied landscape, the railway is also the “highest altitude transalpine railway in Europe” and “one of the steepest adhesion railways in the world”, according to a website dedicated to tracking its progress. The specific section Google went to film runs from Thusis, Switzerland to St. Mortiz, and finally heads to Tirano, Italy. Look out for the railway Street View experience to hit Google Maps shortly.

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