Switzerland’s 6,253-foot-long train breaks world record

A Swiss railway company broke a Guinness World Record when a 6,253-foot-long train boasting 100 cars took a trip down the rails.

Rhaetian Railway announced its train, composed of 25 four-part Capricorn railcars from Swiss manufacturer Stadler, made its way along the UNESCO World Heritage route from the Albula Tunnel in Preda to the Landwasser Viaduct, near Filisur.

The train made the 15 1/2-mile journey in about an hour.

A Guinness World Records representative present for the journey confirmed the train officially broke the record for the longest narrow gauge passenger train in the world.