Checked out of Jagerhof after breakfast at the mandatory 10am time. In Zermatt all transportation is electric. Each hotel has little vans to move guests around. It was only a 20 minute walk to the bonhof but with a heavy shoulder bag and suffering shortness of breath quite likely from the altitude as back near sea level that condition seems to have disappeared. Had a couple of hours to pass before catching what would turn out to be "ill fated" train from Zermatt to Brig for a connection to Milano.
Leaving town on a new and well appointed train - just 5 minutes out of Visp there was some "technical" problem and we sat for about 40 minutes. As we were on a single track this affected a number of other train services on that line. Eventually we limped into Visp and those of us going on to Brig were put on another train. Having allowed a couple of hours between trains the unexpected pause was not an issue. But many others missed connections to Berne and other destinations. Our conductor was glad to get on the train to Brig with us as most disgruntled were left behind in Visp for a laterr train to their various destinations. Amasingly, one did not have to be fluent in Swiss, German, Italian or French to understand some of the conversations going on there.
About a 20 minute ride from Brig in Switzerland to Iselle mostly in a long, long tunnel still in Switzerland, we then departed the Swiss train to buses for a 20 minute ride to Domodosolo in Italy as there were repairs being done to the track between Iselle and Domodosolo. I am sure I rode on this Italian train when I was in Italy in 1961. Compartments each sitting 6 with delapidated upholstery, no air conditioning - but at least windows could be lowered (most of them) but it rained hard for awhile and seats got wet but better wet than the heat. The driver went lickety split with the carriages swaying often violently from side to side to get us to Milan on time. A feat he did accomplish.