Two weeks ago I was aboard the fabulous Glacier Express, travelling through the Swiss Alps. I had been asked to write about the experience by Lonely Planet Magazine, and was travelling in the back of the train in the luxury of first class. This morning I heard that the same train went off the rails on a viaduct yesterday. A woman in first class was killed and dozens more injured. As for my article on the virtues of the Swiss transport system… well, I guess it will never now see the light of day. A sad day for Swiss trains and the extraordinary Glacier Express.