Viesus-powered image sets record for downloads

Aerial photo of the world record attempt with the longest passenger train on the UNESCO World Heritage route ‘Albula’ on October 29, 2022 in Beguen in Graubuenden/Switzerland. Copyright by Schmidli.

After helicopter photo shooting within seconds enhanced available online and more then 23000 times  uploaded from the Swiss Image Base – a record number in the 25-year history of Swiss-Image.

The world’s longest passenger train rolled from the Albula Tunnel to the Wiesner Viaduct on the UNESCO World Heritage narrow-gauge line on Oct. 29, 2022, setting two records.

The Rhaetian Railway RhB’s world record attempt with the world’s longest passenger train started on Oct. 29, in the Albula Tunnel in Grisons. Twenty-five four-car Capricorn multiple units ensured a train length of 1,910 meters. With up to 35 km/h and 7 locomotive drivers, the passenger train rolled in the upper Albula valley towards Bergün and the Landwasser viaduct, earning the Guinness world record for the longest passenger train. Thousands of train enthusiasts and spectators followed the train in the narrow Alpine valley near St. Moritz.

Swiss-Image photographer Philipp Schmidli shot photos of the world record from the helicopter. Thanks to its own image communication system “LiveImage” and the image optimization software Viesus, the pictures from the helicopter were available online and at many Swiss editorial offices after only 40 seconds. After that, the pictures of the red train in the autumnal lark forest of the Albula valley went around the world in classic media, TV stations and social media more than 23,000 times from the Swiss Image Base, which is a record number in the 25-year history of Swiss-Image. Almost all international picture agencies took over the record images and distributed them to their customers.