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Re: BAHNTUNNEL SCHANFIGG - DAVOS

OL.Guerbetal
 

Malcolm Hardy-Randall schrieb:
I can't find the "double track" in the German text.
I assumed because it mentioned railway tunnels in the
plural it was double track. Oops!
Dangerous language :-)
What you saw is the genitive-s not the plural-s...

Markus, Gï¿œrbetal


Re: BAHNTUNNEL SCHANFIGG - DAVOS

Malcolm Hardy-Randall
 

--- In SwissRail@yahoogroups.com, Guerbetaler <muesche2-swissrail@...> wrote:

Malcolm Hardy-Randall schrieb:
Very loose translation [I think].

The local government is requesting a study into
building a 7.7 km double track railway tunnel
> between SCHANFIGG and DAVOS. However, the RhB
> is yet to be convinced of its viability.

I can't find the "double track" in the German text.

I assumed because it mentioned railway tunnels in the plural it was double track. Oops!

Malcolm


Re: BAHNTUNNEL SCHANFIGG - DAVOS

OL.Guerbetal
 

Malcolm Hardy-Randall schrieb:
Very loose translation [I think].
The local government is requesting a study into
building a 7.7 km double track railway tunnel between SCHANFIGG and DAVOS. However, the RhB
is yet to be convinced of its viability.
I can't find the "double track" in the German text.

But then, just looking into today's timetables shows
that it would need considerable speed-ups between
Landquart and Davos to make such a connection Zï¿œrich
- Landquart - Davos - Arosa interesting against Zï¿œrich
- Landquart - Chur - Arosa. And then you shouldn't
forget that there is also an important traffic to and
from Chur. But can we maintain two infrastructures for
Arosa?

Don't expect quick developments...

Markus, Gï¿œrbetal


Re: BAHNTUNNEL SCHANFIGG - DAVOS

Malcolm Hardy-Randall
 

--- In SwissRail@yahoogroups.com, Manfred Luckmann <Manfred.Luckmann@...> wrote:

Hello,

I just found the following message in issue 2/2009 of the
magazine "Terra Grischuna":

"Die Bündner Regierung will den Bau eines rund 7,7 Kilometer
langen Bahntunnels zwischen dem Schanfigg und Davos prüfen.
Dies antwortet sie auf eine Anfrage im Grossen Rat. Sie wolle
das Projekt eines BAHNTUNNELS SCHANFIGG - DAVOS in eine
Gesamtschau aller vorliegenden Ideen für neue Verkehrsverbindungen
im Kanton aufnehmen. Die Rhätische Bahn ihrerseits zweifelt
allerdings am wirtschaftlichen Nutzen einer solchen Verbindung."



Manfred
Very loose translation [I think].

The local government is requesting a study into building a 7.7 km double track railway tunnel between SCHANFIGG and DAVOS. However, the RhB is yet to be convinced of its viability.

Malcolm.


BAHNTUNNEL SCHANFIGG - DAVOS

Manfred Luckmann
 

Hello,

I just found the following message in issue 2/2009 of the
magazine "Terra Grischuna":

"Die Bï¿œndner Regierung will den Bau eines rund 7,7 Kilometer
langen Bahntunnels zwischen dem Schanfigg und Davos prï¿œfen.
Dies antwortet sie auf eine Anfrage im Grossen Rat. Sie wolle
das Projekt eines BAHNTUNNELS SCHANFIGG - DAVOS in eine
Gesamtschau aller vorliegenden Ideen fï¿œr neue Verkehrsverbindungen
im Kanton aufnehmen. Die Rhï¿œtische Bahn ihrerseits zweifelt
allerdings am wirtschaftlichen Nutzen einer solchen Verbindung."



Manfred


Landwasser Viaduct web cam

glenn allen
 

Just saw this one, should be 24 hour coverage

http://www.rhb.ch/index.php?id=1051


Steam in Arth-Goldau

Guerbetaler
 

Rigi Bahnen released a press info yesterday, saying they
are going to organize a big event on 21, 23 and 24 May 2009.

On 21 there will be a rolling stock parade on Rigi Staffel
with steam locomotives 7, 16 and 17 and several electric
trains.

On 23/24 May the 3 Rigibahn steam engines will meet
5 other steam locomotives, among them
- VHS "Genf" SCB 28 from 1858
- DVZO "Schwyz" SOB 4 from 1887

Markus, Gï¿œrbetal


Re: Brusio open again, was: RhB visit - freight observations and queries 18-20th March 2009

Guerbetaler
 

Markus wrote:
Tirano loclas say rail service resumes on 4 April.
The line looks slightly different now, above the Spiral Bridge.

http://tici.ch/bfs/54.jpg

Markus, Gï¿œrbetal


Re: Brusio open again, was: RhB visit - freight observations and queries 18-20th March 2009

Guerbetaler
 

Markus wrote:
Tirano loclas say rail service resumes on 4 April.
The line looks slightly different now, above the Spiral Bridge.

http://tici.ch/bfs/54.jpg

Markus, Gï¿œrbetal


RhB Steam - Mother's Day 10May 2009

OhW1nstonL1nk <Swindon7037@...>
 

RhB are running a steam train dep Lanquart 09:30, arr Davos Platz 12:21.

I have to drive 300+ miles that day from Filisur to the next night booked in France (wife doesn't drive)!

Obviously I would love to film the steam if poss.

The timings seem quite leisurely to me. Can any kind soul either fill in the detail of intermediate times OR make an intelligent guess based on previous operations (if there was anything comparable in the recent past)?

Thanks a lot

Paul Davis


Westfest 2009 (Switzerland)

Richard Bowen
 

The Feld- und Werkbahnfreunde (FWF) will be operating a 600 mm railway
in connection with this Festival being held to celebrate the opening of
the Uetliberg (motorway) tunnel.

The opening hours are

Friday 24 April 2009 16.00-02.00

Saturday 25 April 2009 10.00-02.00

Sunday 26 April 2009 10.00-18.00

Shuttle bus services will be operated from Bonstetten-Wettswil (S9, S15,
SN4) and Zürich Saalsporthalle (S4, SN4 = Sihltalbahn, or tram 15 to
Sihl City).

Richard A. Bowen

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Re: Swiss photo sites (Fluelen Ruston)

Nicholas Johns
 

--- In SwissRail@yahoogroups.com, "gordonwis" <gordonwis@...> wrote:

There is also an interesting picture of a Ruston shunter at Fluelen. Callihttp://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/SwissRail/post?act=reply&messageNum=12034ng Richard Bowen for identification please!
Forgive me for jumping in ahead of Richard.

The Ruston "Tm" at Fluelen is detailed on the SGEG (Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Eisenbahngeshichte) website as works number 497744 built 1963 and owned/operated by Arnold & Co. AG Sand- und Kieswerke.

I have a photo of it from a different angle here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/28632133@N04/3392448058/in/set-72157615937122953/

Regards

Nick Johns


Rhone Valley - 'Losinger' question

gatehousedc <gatehouseds@...>
 

I have been looking at some of the freight activity along the Rhone Valley and have noted some 'local' freight operations based on St Maurice (SM) that visit/serve (LOSI)= Losinger (embr). It is clearly not far from SM (round trip takes circa 60 mins) but I have been unable to trace the location of LOSI or find anything to provide a lead on what the traffic involved might be. I note that Losinger AG is a construction company, so is that the source of this traffic or is something else? Any help would be appreciated, many thanks. Don


Re: Swiss photo sites

Guerbetaler
 

gordonwis wrote:
Two of the coaches are what look like Cisalpino liveried coaches.
Are these on hire, or sold to SBB with repaint not yet completed?
I thought we had discussed this here. Some SBB Apm61 and Bpm61
coaches got Cisalpino livery but remained in SBB stock and were
often replaced by SBB-liveried Apm61 and Bpm61 and vice versa,
which made even Brussels see Cisalpino trains ...

Now the lease by CIS has ended but SBB wasn't quick enough to
"undo" the CIS livery and thus you can meet CIS-liveried coaches
anywhere in Switzerland where an Apm61 or Bpm61 should show up.
Reisezuege.ch always shows them in SBB livery.

Markus, G�rbetal


Re: Luggage lockers at smaller stations

Richard Bowen
 

Gordon

As it happens I was at both the old and the new Vernier-Meyrin
recently.

The old appears to be staffed as a block post, so it could be considered
as a very superior signal box now. I was made very welcome here and
rather like my picture of one of the La Plaine trams passing through the
tidy station with its baskets of geraniums. The same shot with a TGV
dominating the scene is much less attractive.

Although we can not influence how the SBB sets up its web site my own
feeling is that when it says

Gares les plus proches (or equivalent)

I can type any name that I know and only if I mis-spell it then I should
get a failure message.

As it happens it looks as if some-one on the CFF is attending to matters
right now for indeed Vernier-Meyrin does now gives a response that
indicates that the station has one thing going for it namely: "Accesso
al marciapiede senza Scala (rampa o ascensore)". But nothing else
significant - as one might expect.

Rothenburg still gives
"Keine Resultate gefunden"

whereas I think I might prefer "no data available for this station" and
"name not in data-base" to be distinguished.

Richard A. Bowen


Re: Swiss photo sites

gordonwis
 

--- In SwissRail@yahoogroups.com, Mark Pichowicz <mpichowicz@...> wrote:

Here's a link to my fotopic site. I moved from England to Bern in January and am out & about most weekends. Unfortunatley, this means not too many opportunities for pictures of freights etc.
Yes, so I see!

Interesting up to date pix - thanks!
Some errors in your captions:
`Filisur viaduct' should be Landwasser viaduct
`Landwies viaduct' should be Langwies viaduct

I notice that in the picture at Chur on 22 March, RE3838 does not have exactly the same consist as shown on Reisezuge.ch. Two of the coaches are what look like Cisalpino liveried coaches. Are these on hire, or sold to SBB with repaint not yet completed?

There is also an interesting picture of a Ruston shunter at Fluelen. Calling Richard Bowen for identification please!





Cheers


Re: RhB Langwieser & Landwasser Viaducts - Photo Caution

gordonwis
 

--- In SwissRail@yahoogroups.com, "gatehousedc" <gatehouseds@...> wrote:

both of the above viaducts may not be worth a visit to photograph for a while. The Arosa line structure was well covered in scaffolding when I saw it on 18th March and similar work was commencing at the base of the latter Albula structure Has anyone seen any other such work in progress on other 'landmark' structures on their travels?
After a private email exchange on this subject, where we discussed whether this was long or short term, I remembered that there is a news section on the RhB website which gives all the necessary details. In the case of the Landwasser it is for the whole of this summer (I'm just hoping the scaffolding hasn't got too far up by the time I get their this Saturday!)

<http://www.rhb.ch/Infrastrukturprojekte.348.0.html?&L=>


Re: RhB visit - freight observations and queries 18-20th March 2009

Guerbetaler
 

Guerbetaler wrote:
The line is expected to reopen in a few days.
Markus, Gï¿œrbetal
10th April according to the traffic information page on www.rail.ch
Steve
Bus replacement until 4 April according to www.rhb.ch.

Bus replacement until 9 April according to www.sbb.ch.

Any other bets?
:-)
sbb.ch has now changed to bus service until 3 April 2009.
Tirano loclas say rail service resumes on 4 April.

Markus, Gï¿œrbetal


Re: Luggage lockers at smaller stations

pascal_joris
 

Rothenburg I suspect is no longer a station, but merely a
stop, with no services. Not surprising, as there's only S18
stopping, twice an hour.
Pascal, a small piece of linguistic advice about English. Take
care with the word 'services'. In this context (ie what
equipment there is installed in station buildings), 'services'
is better translated in English as 'facilities'.
Pascal, please fell free to ignore that advice.... your meaning
was more than adequately in normal International English usage!
I don't see why he should 'ignore' my advice. I would prefer he
take note, even if he doesn't action it. I was originally going to
state 'in English English' but decided I ought not to have to.
The problem of the several english "dialects" (British, American, Indian, Australian, International, Tourist, ...) is well known. It seems to be even worse in Railway English (sleeper...).
So I'll always listen to advice - and then heed it or ignore it as it seems fit ;-)
However, in this case, I'd have to use the word "service" anyway, as I was *not* talking about facilities, but about services (meaning, I can have something done for me). I think in the context it would be clear to anyone I don't mean "train services", which is what the elliptic use mentioned by gordonwis refers to.


Re: Luggage lockers at smaller stations

Bill Bolton
 

On Thu, 02 Apr 2009 10:15:48 -0000, Gordon wrote:

Personally I like to be corrected
Correcting others when there was nothing wrong with their English
usage is not helpful at all.

Bill Bolton
Sydney, Australia

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