Job swap in India

Locomotive driver Daniel Walti and Mike Birchler from Samedan, Grisons in Switzerland travel to India and swap their jobs with Dilip Sinchury and Ashok Bhattacharjee. Modern train engineering from the Alps versus historic steam locomotive in hilly landscape of Darjeeling.


Swiss locomotive driver Daniel Walti and Mike Birchler with their Indian boss Dharmaraj Rana

For the Swiss Daniel Walti, 25, and Mike Birchler, 27, a childhood dream comes true: They get to work at the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway in India for a week. Their boss Dharmaraj Rana, 54, though is strict though. Before they are allowed to drive the historic locomotive they have to start from the ground. They almost reach their physical limits, when they shovel coal to do the heating -up.


Shooting in the night with the historic locomotive

At the same time Dilip Sinchury, 52, und Ashok Bhattacharjee, 57, from Darjeeling travel to Samedan in Switzerland , where they get introduced into modern train enginieering by their boss Chef Carlo Custer, 34.

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Cameramann Francisco is taking a break with a goat at the train station.