A Swiss railway company has claimed the record for the longest passenger train in the world, traveling on one of the most spectacular tracks through the Alps.

The Rhaetian Railway Company ran a 1.2-mile long train of 100 coaches along the Albula/Bernina route from Preda to Bergen.

Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008, the route passes through 22 tunnels, some of which pass through mountains and cross 48 bridges, including the curved Landwasser Viaduct.

A Rhaetian Railway train trying to set a world record (Yanik Buerkli/Keystone via AP)

The whole journey took over an hour. Railway enthusiasts lined the valley to watch the 25 sections of the train meander through the Alps for some fifteen miles (15 miles).

Director of the Rhaetian Railways, Renat Fasciati, said the record attempt was intended to highlight some of Switzerland’s technological achievements and to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the Swiss Railways.

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