The large lakes lying in the foothills of the Alps
north of Milan and near the border
between Italy and Switzerland
have been popular tourist destinations for over 100 years.
The development of this tourist traffic owes much
to a small railway of which little trace now remains.
This article briefly describes that railway and its history.
A more detailed history (in Italian)
was written in 1984 by Bruno Porta.
The Route of the Railway
The Carriages and Wagons
The Train Service 1885-1918
The Train Service 1918-1939
The Fight to Re-open the Railway (1946-1966)
Floods and Accidents
The Remains of the Railway (2006)