The whole place is immense with all types of garden and house plants and trees available in large quantities. The railway is an adjunct of the garden centre and is one of the items that give the visitor an experience more than just buying plants.
The crew were getting up steam on the locomotive when we arrived and did not mind us wandering around the workshop. I was amazed to see a South African Beyer Garratt locomotive. It was not working at present. The working steam locomotive, an 0-6-0, then took off through the potted plants.
|At the station|
|Leaving the station|
|The garden centre is vast|
|Entering one of the greenhouses|
|Inside the greenhouse|
|The cafe was a good place to relax|
|Entering the station|
We are familiar with Neuchatel but what is especially galling is that the funicular down the hill from the station was under repair - it was out of action last time we were here. We took a taxi to the hotel but will be walking the hill most of the time on the future.
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