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Re: New Zurich trams finally ordered

Martin Baumann
 

2018 withdrawn and sent for scrap


Re: New Zurich trams finally ordered

Martin Baumann
 

4027 is in service


Re: New Zurich trams finally ordered

Martin Baumann
 

2313 2314 now withdrawn


Re: IC 2000 Coach Renovations

Martin Baumann
 

The refurbishment programme is at approximately the half way point

Bt 19 of 40 done

B 85 of 149 done

WRB 9 of 16 done

BR 1 of 10 done

A 46 of 86 done

AD 20 of 40 done


Re: Re 4/4 II and III changes

Martin Baumann
 

Sent to Waldibrücke for scrap on Saturday 26th: 11272 11290 11298 11320


Re: GoldenPass Express

Guerbetaler
 

Am 26.11.2022 um 09:52 schrieb Hans L. via groups.io:
The locomotives are always on the side to Zweisimmen.
This is an absolutely correct conclusion of what I wrote. :-)

Markus


Re: GoldenPass Express

Hans L.
 

The locomotives are always on the side to Zweisimmen.


Re: Romandy

gordonwis
 

Markus mistakenly wrote Les Diablerets. It should read Les Pleiades
Another interesting line with rack-GTW is MVR Vevey - Blonay - Les Pleiades. Connecting line Blonay - Chamby (connecting with MOB) is only used for vehicle transfer and Summer weekend museum trains. The same type of GTW is also working out of Montreux for local services.


Re: GoldenPass Express

gordonwis
 

So, put simply, the MOB loco is always at the East end of the train, the BLS 465 is always on the West end of the train.


Crocodile Video

csipromo
 

I had not seen this one before, but there is a video of a Krokodil (Crocodile) running on the Gotthard line
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7c5nAsZUSU

Enjoy

Mike C


Re: GoldenPass Express

Guerbetaler
 

Am 23.11.2022 um 21:31 schrieb csipromo via groups.io:
I have not yet seen a complete consist, but there is at least one
pilot coach, suggesting that the locomotive will be at the other
side.
As there are always two driving trailers, the locomotive can be at either side.

The MOB Ge 4/4 pulls the train out of Montreux into Zweisimmen station, where she is uncoupled and goes ahead to wait in a siding for the next train. At the same time a BLS Re 465 pushing the transition car, gets to the consist and will push the train to Interlaken.

The BLS Re 465 pulls the train out of Interlaken into Zweisimmen station, where she is uncoupled and goes ahead, together with the transition coach, to wait in a siding for the next train. At the same time a MOB Ge 4/4 gets to the consist and will push the train to Montreux.

Markus, Gürbetal


Re: GoldenPass Express

Guerbetaler
 

Am 23.11.2022 um 18:51 schrieb gordonwis via groups.io:
Is it known at which end of the passenger vehicles the loco will be positioned when the Goldenpass Express sets enter service?
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Ecartement_variable


Re: Glacier Express Formation

Guerbetaler
 

Am 23.11.2022 um 20:29 schrieb Nigel Emery:
I think the normal 6 coach Glacier Express formation (consist) is
Ap-Api-WRp-Bp-Bp-Bp (that's the way I've modelled it)
What's the formation when the Excellence (Aps) coach is included?
Aps-Api-WRp-Ap-Bp-Bp


Re: GoldenPass Express

csipromo
 

I have not yet seen a complete consist, but there is at least one pilot coach, suggesting that the locomotive will be at the other side.

Regards

Mike C


GoldenPass Express

gordonwis
 

The astute among you will guess why I am about to ask this question!:

Is it known at which end of the passenger vehicles the loco will be positioned when the Goldenpass Express sets enter service?


Glacier Express Formation

Nigel Emery
 

I think the normal 6 coach Glacier Express formation (consist) is

Ap-Api-WRp-Bp-Bp-Bp (that's the way I've modelled it)

What's the formation when the Excellence (Aps) coach is included?

From photos I've found online the Aps is at one end and the number of coaches remains at 6 so what changes? Does it replace the Ap?

Thanks


Re: Post Trains

csipromo
 

I thought that DHL was still moving (at least) parcel mail via container by rail.
https://www.bahnbilder.de/bild/deutschland~strecken~kbs-650-main-neckar-bahn/1263381/185-547-7-zwischen-sulzbach-und-weinheim.html

Regards

Mike C


Re: Post Trains

csipromo
 

Thanks for the information. I had been wondering if DHL trains (containers) might be seen at border stations. I remember that when I was in Switzerland in 1971-72, it was common to see a mail coach or mail car attached to many international trains.

Regards

Mike C


Re: Post Trains

gordonwis
 

No there are no international mail trains. I don't think there have been any for decades


Re: Post Trains

Guerbetaler
 

The only thing I know, is, that we don't see vehicles labelled "POST" crossing the border on rails. But I don't know if containers containing parcels or mail are transported on rail or not. Parcels are often distributed in Switzerland by other companies than "Die Post". The segregation of the parcel flows reduces the volume per relation and makes truck transport more likely.

Markus, Gürbetal

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