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Re: SBBC Class Am 843

Guerbetaler
 

Am 01.11.2010 13:59, schrieb locfuehreruk:

According to this webpage the two locos we may be talking about (by
reference to their 'Italian' numbers are not with SBBC.

<http://www.loks-aus-kiel.de/index.php?nav=1400737&lang=1 >

842 014-3 (D100.004)
I can't find this one


842 015-0 (D100.100)
D 100 100 is was assigned to a Hupac locomotive, not SBBC. Maybe SBBC
hired it a few times.

Markus, Gï¿œrbetal


SBBC Class Am 843

Colin Baker
 

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

See the latest SBB Cargo loco list I have just posted to the filed area.
The list shows 5 class Am 843 with SBBC -

842 011-9 (D100.003)
842 012-7 (D100.001)
842 013-5 (D100.002)
842 014-3 (D100.004)
842 015-0 (D100.100)

I'm only aware of the first three. Anyone know if the other two (843 014 & 015) exist and are with SBBC?

According to this webpage the two locos we may be talking about (by reference to their 'Italian' numbers are not with SBBC.

http://www.loks-aus-kiel.de/index.php?nav=1400737&lang=1

Cheers,

Colin


Re: Refurbished Ae 6/6 11421 Graubunden + Refurbished Re 6/6 620 074-5

gordonwis
 

This is the 'modernised cab' modification. AFAIK this was an isolated modification/modernisation. All the Ae6/6 still in service are the modified version, but due to the downturn some of the modified versions are still not required at present.
 
Therefore, the situation at present is that there are xx stored Ae6/6, some of which are modified and some not.
 
I suspect that at some point soon SBBC will weed out the unmodified and scrap/sell them, but keep the modified examples in store for a bit longer pending an upturn which might see them return to service).

--- On Sun, 31/10/10, jlovda wrote:






Also, when in Biasca photographing the line of Ae 6/6's, I noticed that several had the windshield wipers changed from top pivot to bottom pivot with the windshield handrail changed accordingly. If the money was spent to change this I would assume those locomotives were in line for further upgrades.






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Re: Refurbished Ae 6/6 11421 Graubunden + Refurbished Re 6/6 620 074-5

John Lovda
 

Put these coordinates into Google Maps: 46.200315,9.033229. Go down the station steps (46.195859,9.029694 and walk down Via Ludovico il Moro. My picture of the wheels was taken on this street. Make a right turn onto Viale Officina. This street blends into Via San Gottardo. Turn right at Via al Prato. Walk 50 meters or so and get to the parking lot and view the trains. The Google satellite picture shows the parking lot empty but with a line of locomotives. I took my two telephoto pictures from here: 46.198391,9.033026.
John


Re: Refurbished Ae 6/6 11421 Graubunden + Refurbished Re 6/6 620 074-5

John Lovda
 

At the south end of the main station building there are some stone/brick stairs that go down to the bus level. Go down these stairs and keep going straight. You will walk past the south end of the depot. When you get to the end of the building, turn right (north) and walk all the way to the end of the complex. It is a looooong 200m - 300m. When you get to the end (I believe there is a traffic light, not sure) turn right. You will pass a building and come to the parking lot. You'll see the parked locomotives. I suspect there are security cameras because last year when I was walking back to the station, a security guard at the main entrance waved and smiled at me. I don't think they care as long as you don't try to get through the fence or climb on the cars.

This huge complex parallels the main tracks. I have added two pictures of this area that were taken at main track level with a telephoto lens as far north as I could go. This was past an employee parking lot and a freight depot. The main complex is lower that the station and main tracks.

John


Re: Refurbished Ae 6/6 11421 Graubunden + Refurbished Re 6/6 620 074-5

brucie1772001 <bs177@...>
 

Thanks for your informative posts.

I would appreciate directions to the parking lot - I assume that no-one worries about enthusiasts at this location?

Cheers

Bruce S

--- In SwissRail@yahoogroups.com, "jlovda" <jlovda@...> wrote:
It was tough to get a good picture because the FFS employee parking lot (where I was) was separated from the tracks by a tall chain-link fence. I will post pictures of these two locomotives.

John


Visit to RhB Hauptwerkstatte in Landquart Oct 11, 2010

John Lovda
 

I had the privilege to be able to visit the RhB Hauptwerkstatte on Oct 11. I had established an informal relationship with an RhB Designer/Engineer who was my guide and host. I have added an album to the photo section. The Siemens Ge4/4 II was to be formally dedicated the following date and I was asked not to pass on any pictures for 24 hours. I am not a steam enthusiast but there was a lot of activity restoring these old locomotives as well as some older coaches. Apparently, there is a decent amout of money to be made renting out the trains for wedding and special tours to make restoration worthwhile. The pictures were all taken with a Canon EOS 1Ds Mk III with a 16-35mm Mk II lens and monopod.


Re: Refurbished Ae 6/6 11421 Graubunden + Refurbished Re 6/6 620 074-5

John Lovda
 

Thank you for the great detailed Ae 6/6 report.

You mentioned 11413 "Schaffhausen" in your report below. Maybe this is a Roco "fantasy," but they are currently selling this locomotive in a Red/Blue Cargo paint scheme. Also, when in Biasca photographing the line of Ae 6/6's, I noticed that several had the windshield wipers changed from top pivot to bottom pivot with the windshield handrail changed accordingly. If the money was spent to change this I would assume those locomotives were in line for further upgrades.

Changing topics, while in Bellinzona I had the wonderful opportunity to see a locomotive emerge as new; sort of like a butterfly emerging from a cocoon. At the far north end of the SBB Workshop there is an area where several mothballed locomotives sit and tracks emerge from the workshop doors. There sat Re 6/6 No. 620 074-5 "Murgenthal." I took some pictures on Oct. 10 and the stenciling on the side said "Be R3 12.10.10." It was being run back and forth in the yard while tests were being performed. It looked beautiful. The mechanical equipment underneath the body by the shiny steel wheels were brand new and shiny. It was tough to get a good picture because the FFS employee parking lot (where I was) was separated from the tracks by a tall chain-link fence. I will post pictures of these two locomotives.

John


Re: More pantograph questions

Max Wyss
 

Some driving trailer (Bt) coaches on the Wengernalpbahn and Schynige Platte Bahn carry patographs. On the WAB these are modern one-arm type and on the SPB somewhat more basic. What are these for?
These "pantographs" are ice scrapers. They are used to scrape ice off
the wires in wintry condition.

About pantographs on driving trailers (getting a little bit off-topic
here): The Forchbahn has driving trailers which have been procured for
the Tram2000 type EMUs. These pantographs are connected to converters
for providing power for heating, lighting and other power consumers,
because the EMUs are not equipped with a hotel power line (and it was
cheaper to equip the driving trailers with their own system than to
rebuild the EMUs.


Are there signs showing the limits of working of 'foreign' patographs, e.g. wider DB patographs into Basel SBB or narrower SBB types into Germany?  I have found nothing in my 1982 edition of "Signale der Schweizer Bahnen".
I am not aware of that. Drivers simply have to know how far they can
go without getting into trouble. That is, for the 15 kv/16.7 Hz
network.

For connecting with other voltages, there are signals. You might find
them, stating something like 25/15 or so.

And there is always the "Lower Pantograph" signal...

Max.


More pantograph questions

Nick <g7gex@...>
 

Some driving trailer (Bt) coaches on the Wengernalpbahn and Schynige Platte Bahn carry patographs. On the WAB these are modern one-arm type and on the SPB somewhat more basic. What are these for?

Are there signs showing the limits of working of 'foreign' patographs, e.g. wider DB patographs into Basel SBB or narrower SBB types into Germany? I have found nothing in my 1982 edition of "Signale der Schweizer Bahnen".


Re: Changes in the new timetable.

gordonwis
 

I'll definitely try and get to Aarau - Suhr as I am always sad when street running disappears 




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Re: Refurbished Ae 6/6 11421 Graubunden

gordonwis
 

--- In SwissRail@yahoogroups.com, Heléna Moretti <helena.moretti@...> wrote:

I believe SBB Cargo still uses 11404, 11419, 11423 & 11424 with refurbished
610.420, 11401 "Ticino" is on holiday in Germany, 11406 is gutted and used as a
See the latest SBB Cargo loco list I have just posted to the filed area.


New file uploaded to SwissRail

SwissRail@...
 

Hello,

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Re: New MVR rack railcar delivered

OL.Guerbetal
 

Sorry, should read 305, not 205

Am 30.10.2010 20:58, schrieb Guerbetaler:

<http://www.bildersammlung.ch/bahn-webcam-goldenpass/webcam.php>
chose 26.10.2010 and 09:46

Now you see MVR Bhe 4/8 205, built in Chernex, ready for approval.

Markus, Gï¿œrbetal


New MVR rack railcar delivered

OL.Guerbetal
 

<http://www.bildersammlung.ch/bahn-webcam-goldenpass/webcam.php>
chose 26.10.2010 and 09:46

Now you see MVR Bhe 4/8 205, built in Chernex, ready for approval.

Markus, Gï¿œrbetal


Re: SBB Re 4/4 II to gradually increase Zurich peak hour work

OL.Guerbetal
 

Am 30.10.2010 04:46, schrieb jlovda:
30 locomotives will get a major overhaul including additional
push-pull equipment to work these trains.
Will these Re 4/4 II locomotives look any different from the ends;
ie, coupling hooks and hoses?
Dependes on how close you will be looking at... They will get sockets for push-pull operation with the bilevel coaches, called V6c.

Markus, Gï¿œrbetal


Re: Electronic timetables

OL.Guerbetal
 

Am 30.10.2010 17:14, schrieb Krist van Besien:
On Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 2:19 PM, John<john@dmj-consultancy.co.uk> wrote:
So how can I get the graphic onto my PC?
You don't.
Why?

Just download it to your PC. Any device able to display a PDF can be used to look at a graphic timetable - provided it is int the collection of available graphics...

<http://www.fahrplanfelder.ch/en/archives/graphic-timetables/>

Markus, Gï¿œrbetal


Re: Changes in the new timetable.

OL.Guerbetal
 

Am 30.10.2010 10:22, schrieb George Raymond:
Given that trams of the new line 6 (current line G) from Worb will no
longer terminate at Zytglogge, but continue through the centre of
Bern to Fischermï¿œtteli, will the crossover and stub track at
Zytglogge be removed?
The new timetable
<http://www.fahrplanfelder.ch/fileadmin/fap_pdf_fields/_2011/295.pdf>
contains one roundtrip that still uses the Zytglogge stub 07:30/36.

Markus, Gï¿œrbetal


Re: Electronic timetables

Krist van Besien
 

On Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 2:19 PM, John <john@dmj-consultancy.co.uk> wrote:
So how can I get the graphic onto my PC?
You don't. I just print it on a piece of A3 paper, fold it a couple of
times and put in my backpack. Faster startup times than a laptop
too...

Krist


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Re: Changes in the new timetable.

Krist van Besien
 

On Sat, Oct 30, 2010 at 10:22 AM, George Raymond <geor@bluewin.ch> wrote:

At Worb, the RSB trams depart in the opposite direction without using the
turning loop. Since I believe the Combinos have a normal driver's cab at one
end only, this loop will apparently return to regular service.
It will _start_ in regular service, as it was never in regular use
before. This loop was recently installed anticipating the start of
line 6.

Krist




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