Re: Less travelled narrow gauge trains


Guerbetaler
 

Some "amendments"

Am 22.09.2021 um 16:53 schrieb csipromo via groups.io:
Reinforcing what was said above... I think that Aigle is a good place
to view some narrow gauge traffic.
However, Aigle - Le Sepey is closed, not sure when they will have
repaired the line.

There used to be a number of companies which connected the town to various destinations north and south. I don't know whether these companies have experienced the same types of mergers as has been
seen in other areas.
It's all TPC now.

The other area that might be of interest would be the narrow gauge network in the St. Gallen area (Appenzeller Bahn, etc)
All narrow gauge East of RhB and Forchbahn is now Appenzeller Bahnen,
including Frauenfeld Wil. Also included the standard gauge rack railway
Rorschach - Heiden. Very recommended on sunny days when they convey the
old open coaches of 1875!! Take the Post bus to Trogen and enjoy a ride
with the new Tango trains of AB down to St. Gallen with partly
marvelsous views to the Bodensee (Lake of Contance). AContinue with the
same train to Gais where the rack railway down to Altstätten branches
off. Return to Gais and continue to Appenzell, from where you can take
another AB train down to Gossau with trains to Zürich. The third rack
railway of AB, Rheineck - Walzenhausen with 1200 mm gauge has bus
replacment becaus of a defect on the only motor coach (of 1958).

If you want to revisit areas, the MIB is now part of the Zentralbahn and this has meant some changes in the service in the Meiringen
area.
No services changes yet, only the colour changed!

There is also the introduction of the gauge changing coaches on the MOB which might be of interest.
Not yet. Only test rides.

For the record, the Rigibahn is standard gauge, but even there, there
are new trainsets, making it potentially worth the revisit.
The new trainsets look somewhat special but are not yet in service. Enjoy the old trains for the last time...

Not yet mentioned was the Chemins de fer du Jura. You can reach La Chaux-de-Fonds in two hours from Zürich. CJ also has freight trains. standard gauge wagons on transporter trucks and garbage in coantainers.

Markus, Gürbetal

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