Olten is one of the most important railroad nodes of Switzerland with about 1000 trains going through per day! Therefore you find large maintenance facilities both for locomotives and passenger cars - less than a mile from my home! :thumb: Last weekend they had an open house in the newly built car shops. Here are a few pics, showing some aspects of the operations. Ron 1: From the outside it doesn't look spectacular - in fact, this could be any old warehouse. 2: But inside there are clean and spacious workplaces. 3: A passenger car diaphragm and an engineer's seat (comfortable, isn't it?) 4,5: A test stand for a toilet in a hi-speed passenger car. The little girl finds this very interesting!