Lötschberg 1906-1913 Sci & Tech Culture Society Business Lifestyle Sport ... Print comment Transporting the rails(BLS archives) Children from the Italian school in Goppenstein, rune by nuns from Cuneo.(Archives of the Sisters of San Giuseppe, Cuneo) Miners' barracks in Goppenstein, the southern entrance to the Lötschberg(BLS Archives) Workers in the tunnel; some of them were minors(BLS Archives) The 14,6 km of tunnel were dug largely by hand(BLS Archives) Workers pose at the southern end of the tunnel(BLS Archives) The breakthrough - the bosses and engineers pose for the photo, not the workers(BLS Archives) Miners at the northern end(BLS Archives) The team which excavated the last few meters before the breakthrough(BLS Archives) Kandersteg: memorial service for the 25 victims of the accident of July 24 1908(BLS Archives) In MemoriamA series of photos documenting the way of life of the Italians who built the first Lötschberg tunnel, put together by historian Susanne Ulrich. Neuer Inhalt Horizontal Line subscription form Form for signing up for free newsletter. Sign up for our free newsletters and get the top stories delivered to your inbox. Email address Top stories (weekly) Latest news (daily) Business (weekly) Politics (weekly) Society (weekly) Fintech (monthly) Click here to see more newsletters swissinfo EN The following content is sourced from external partners. We cannot guarantee that it is suitable for the visually or hearing impaired. swissinfo.ch Join us on Facebook!