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Re: SBBC Class Am 843

gibbo_potter
 

Hi Colin,

I took a photo of 842.014-3 on Chiasso Depot in May this year, so it does exist. It also had it's other number on the front and side. It was in a green/silver livery and had vossloh locomotives written on the side.

Dave.


Re: Street running Aarau-Suhr ends November 21

gordonwis
 

yes, this relates to the previous discussion about what is changing with the new timetable. However, in this case they seem to be jumping the gun as I too found last night on checking the AAR* web site:
 
Testfahrten auf der neuen Strecke Aarau - Suhr - Buchs
Die Neubaustrecke von AAR bus+bahn, Wynental- und Suhrentalbahn ist fertig erstellt.
Seit 13. September 2010 verkehren täglich (zum Teil auch nachts) Züge für Testfahrten.
Ziele dieser Testfahrten sind:

Prüfen und Abnahme der
- neuen Strecke
- der Signalanlagen
- der Barrierenanlagen
- der allgemeine Sicherungsanlagen
- etc.
Zudem finden Schulungsfahrten für das Personal statt.
Nächste Meilenstein:

21. November 2010: Eröffnungsfeier in Buchs
22. November 2010: Erster fahrplanmässiger Zug
11. Dezember 2010: Eröffnungsfeier Bahnhof Suhr
 
 
 
 
Luckily my trip is next week so I will be able to say farewell to another piece of railway tradition being swept away
 
* BTW you have to google AAR bus + Bahn otherwise all the hits direct you to the Association of American Raileroasd!

--- On Tue, 2/11/10, George Raymond <geor@bluewin.ch> wrote:


From: George Raymond <geor@bluewin.ch>
Subject: [SwissRail] Street running Aarau-Suhr ends November 21
To: "SwissRail group" <SwissRail@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tuesday, 2 November, 2010, 10:50


 




According to the SBB timetable, street running on the meter-gauge WSB line
between Aarau and Suhr will end on November 21. Operations on the new
alignment about 400 meters to the east start on November 22.

Last night I walked the 3.6 km street section from south to north. In Suhr,
it crosses SBB's standard-gauge Zofingen-Lenzburg line at grade on a diamond
crossing. Between movements on the two lines, the visible moving parts of
two roadside devices switch the catenary from WSB's 750 to SBB's 15000 volts
and back. An operator controls this crossing from the relay-based
interlocking machine - which is also slated for replacement - visible at
SBB's Suhr station.

Just north of the SBB station is the WSB Suhr Ausweiche station, which WSB
trains enter and leave via two roughly 90-degree curves. The Suhr Ausweiche
passing loop is equipped with spring points that send trains to the
left-hand track but move under the wheels of trains coming out of the
right-hand track.

On two sections north of Suhr and south of Aarau, you can observe a mixture
of rail and road traffic that makes immediately clear why the authorities
relocated the line. The single track runs on a two-lane road, in one of the
lanes, which means some hairy manoeuvres for road traffic.

Between the two sections of street running, the tram runs on a long straight
ballasted section on the appropriately named Tramstrasse at 65 km/h just
beside the road. This section has another busy passing loop. Traffic lights
and pedestrian underpasses were installed over the years for greater safety,
but the shelter for one bus stop (Brummelstrasse I believe) is tucked into
bushes on the far side of the track, so boarding bus riders must observe a
flashing light and bell to avoid the trains that pass at full speed.

Special events on November 21 will celebrate the new alignment. It departs
from the old alignment south of the Suhr level crossing, swings east to a
new platform parallel to the SBB platforms at Suhr station, continues east,
passes under the SBB line, then heads north to Aarau on its new alignment,
which appears to be a former SBB alignment (this part I haven't seen yet)
about 400 meters east of the current street alignment.

At Aarau, temporary trackwork currently connects both the old and new lines
to the Aarau WSB station. Also worth a look is the brand-new, multi-level,
glass-walled Aarau SBB station, whose façade sports Switzerland's largest
station clock. It's about 9 meters in diameter. The station also features a
Track 0, which currently sees one departure per day, the 5:58 S29 for Turgi.

On November 22, WSB trains will switch to the new alignment. The trackage
and diamond crossing of the old alignment will then be removed. (For the
time being, the flangeways of the in-street trackage will be filled to
protect two-wheeled vehicles.)

George











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Re: Street running Aarau-Suhr ends November 21

gordonwis
 

yes, this relates to the previous discussion about what is changing with the new timetable. However, in this case they seem to be jumping the gun as I too found last night on checking the AAR* web site:
 
Testfahrten auf der neuen Strecke Aarau - Suhr - Buchs
Die Neubaustrecke von AAR bus+bahn, Wynental- und Suhrentalbahn ist fertig erstellt.
Seit 13. September 2010 verkehren täglich (zum Teil auch nachts) Züge für Testfahrten.
Ziele dieser Testfahrten sind:

Prüfen und Abnahme der
- neuen Strecke
- der Signalanlagen
- der Barrierenanlagen
- der allgemeine Sicherungsanlagen
- etc.
Zudem finden Schulungsfahrten für das Personal statt.
Nächste Meilenstein:

21. November 2010: Eröffnungsfeier in Buchs
22. November 2010: Erster fahrplanmässiger Zug
11. Dezember 2010: Eröffnungsfeier Bahnhof Suhr
 
 
 
 
Luckily my trip is next week so I will be able to say farewell to another piece of railway tradition being swept away
 
* BTW you have to google AAR bus + Bahn otherwise all the hits direct you to the Association of American Raileroasd!

--- On Tue, 2/11/10, George Raymond <geor@bluewin.ch> wrote:


From: George Raymond <geor@bluewin.ch>
Subject: [SwissRail] Street running Aarau-Suhr ends November 21
To: "SwissRail group" <SwissRail@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tuesday, 2 November, 2010, 10:50


 




According to the SBB timetable, street running on the meter-gauge WSB line
between Aarau and Suhr will end on November 21. Operations on the new
alignment about 400 meters to the east start on November 22.

Last night I walked the 3.6 km street section from south to north. In Suhr,
it crosses SBB's standard-gauge Zofingen-Lenzburg line at grade on a diamond
crossing. Between movements on the two lines, the visible moving parts of
two roadside devices switch the catenary from WSB's 750 to SBB's 15000 volts
and back. An operator controls this crossing from the relay-based
interlocking machine - which is also slated for replacement - visible at
SBB's Suhr station.

Just north of the SBB station is the WSB Suhr Ausweiche station, which WSB
trains enter and leave via two roughly 90-degree curves. The Suhr Ausweiche
passing loop is equipped with spring points that send trains to the
left-hand track but move under the wheels of trains coming out of the
right-hand track.

On two sections north of Suhr and south of Aarau, you can observe a mixture
of rail and road traffic that makes immediately clear why the authorities
relocated the line. The single track runs on a two-lane road, in one of the
lanes, which means some hairy manoeuvres for road traffic.

Between the two sections of street running, the tram runs on a long straight
ballasted section on the appropriately named Tramstrasse at 65 km/h just
beside the road. This section has another busy passing loop. Traffic lights
and pedestrian underpasses were installed over the years for greater safety,
but the shelter for one bus stop (Brummelstrasse I believe) is tucked into
bushes on the far side of the track, so boarding bus riders must observe a
flashing light and bell to avoid the trains that pass at full speed.

Special events on November 21 will celebrate the new alignment. It departs
from the old alignment south of the Suhr level crossing, swings east to a
new platform parallel to the SBB platforms at Suhr station, continues east,
passes under the SBB line, then heads north to Aarau on its new alignment,
which appears to be a former SBB alignment (this part I haven't seen yet)
about 400 meters east of the current street alignment.

At Aarau, temporary trackwork currently connects both the old and new lines
to the Aarau WSB station. Also worth a look is the brand-new, multi-level,
glass-walled Aarau SBB station, whose façade sports Switzerland's largest
station clock. It's about 9 meters in diameter. The station also features a
Track 0, which currently sees one departure per day, the 5:58 S29 for Turgi.

On November 22, WSB trains will switch to the new alignment. The trackage
and diamond crossing of the old alignment will then be removed. (For the
time being, the flangeways of the in-street trackage will be filled to
protect two-wheeled vehicles.)

George











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Re: Street running Aarau-Suhr ends November 21

gordonwis
 

yes, this relates to the previous discussion about what is changing with the new timetable. However, in this case they seem to be jumping the gun as I too found last night on checking the AAR* web site:
 
Testfahrten auf der neuen Strecke Aarau - Suhr - Buchs
Die Neubaustrecke von AAR bus+bahn, Wynental- und Suhrentalbahn ist fertig erstellt.
Seit 13. September 2010 verkehren täglich (zum Teil auch nachts) Züge für Testfahrten.
Ziele dieser Testfahrten sind:

Prüfen und Abnahme der
- neuen Strecke
- der Signalanlagen
- der Barrierenanlagen
- der allgemeine Sicherungsanlagen
- etc.
Zudem finden Schulungsfahrten für das Personal statt.
Nächste Meilenstein:

21. November 2010: Eröffnungsfeier in Buchs
22. November 2010: Erster fahrplanmässiger Zug
11. Dezember 2010: Eröffnungsfeier Bahnhof Suhr
 
 
 
 
Luckily my trip is next week so I will be able to say farewell to another piece of railway tradition being swept away
 
* BTW you have to google AAR bus + Bahn otherwise all the hits direct you to the Association of American Raileroasd!

--- On Tue, 2/11/10, George Raymond <geor@bluewin.ch> wrote:


From: George Raymond <geor@bluewin.ch>
Subject: [SwissRail] Street running Aarau-Suhr ends November 21
To: "SwissRail group" <SwissRail@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tuesday, 2 November, 2010, 10:50


 




According to the SBB timetable, street running on the meter-gauge WSB line
between Aarau and Suhr will end on November 21. Operations on the new
alignment about 400 meters to the east start on November 22.

Last night I walked the 3.6 km street section from south to north. In Suhr,
it crosses SBB's standard-gauge Zofingen-Lenzburg line at grade on a diamond
crossing. Between movements on the two lines, the visible moving parts of
two roadside devices switch the catenary from WSB's 750 to SBB's 15000 volts
and back. An operator controls this crossing from the relay-based
interlocking machine - which is also slated for replacement - visible at
SBB's Suhr station.

Just north of the SBB station is the WSB Suhr Ausweiche station, which WSB
trains enter and leave via two roughly 90-degree curves. The Suhr Ausweiche
passing loop is equipped with spring points that send trains to the
left-hand track but move under the wheels of trains coming out of the
right-hand track.

On two sections north of Suhr and south of Aarau, you can observe a mixture
of rail and road traffic that makes immediately clear why the authorities
relocated the line. The single track runs on a two-lane road, in one of the
lanes, which means some hairy manoeuvres for road traffic.

Between the two sections of street running, the tram runs on a long straight
ballasted section on the appropriately named Tramstrasse at 65 km/h just
beside the road. This section has another busy passing loop. Traffic lights
and pedestrian underpasses were installed over the years for greater safety,
but the shelter for one bus stop (Brummelstrasse I believe) is tucked into
bushes on the far side of the track, so boarding bus riders must observe a
flashing light and bell to avoid the trains that pass at full speed.

Special events on November 21 will celebrate the new alignment. It departs
from the old alignment south of the Suhr level crossing, swings east to a
new platform parallel to the SBB platforms at Suhr station, continues east,
passes under the SBB line, then heads north to Aarau on its new alignment,
which appears to be a former SBB alignment (this part I haven't seen yet)
about 400 meters east of the current street alignment.

At Aarau, temporary trackwork currently connects both the old and new lines
to the Aarau WSB station. Also worth a look is the brand-new, multi-level,
glass-walled Aarau SBB station, whose façade sports Switzerland's largest
station clock. It's about 9 meters in diameter. The station also features a
Track 0, which currently sees one departure per day, the 5:58 S29 for Turgi.

On November 22, WSB trains will switch to the new alignment. The trackage
and diamond crossing of the old alignment will then be removed. (For the
time being, the flangeways of the in-street trackage will be filled to
protect two-wheeled vehicles.)

George











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Re: Street running Aarau-Suhr ends November 21

gordonwis
 

yes, this relates to the previous discussion about what is changing with the new timetable. However, in this case they seem to be jumping the gun as I too found last night on checking the AAR* web site:
 
Testfahrten auf der neuen Strecke Aarau - Suhr - Buchs
Die Neubaustrecke von AAR bus+bahn, Wynental- und Suhrentalbahn ist fertig erstellt.
Seit 13. September 2010 verkehren täglich (zum Teil auch nachts) Züge für Testfahrten.
Ziele dieser Testfahrten sind:

Prüfen und Abnahme der
- neuen Strecke
- der Signalanlagen
- der Barrierenanlagen
- der allgemeine Sicherungsanlagen
- etc.
Zudem finden Schulungsfahrten für das Personal statt.
Nächste Meilenstein:

21. November 2010: Eröffnungsfeier in Buchs
22. November 2010: Erster fahrplanmässiger Zug
11. Dezember 2010: Eröffnungsfeier Bahnhof Suhr
 
 
 
 
Luckily my trip is next week so I will be able to say farewell to another piece of railway tradition being swept away
 
* BTW you have to google AAR bus + Bahn otherwise all the hits direct you to the Association of American Raileroasd!

--- On Tue, 2/11/10, George Raymond <geor@bluewin.ch> wrote:


From: George Raymond <geor@bluewin.ch>
Subject: [SwissRail] Street running Aarau-Suhr ends November 21
To: "SwissRail group" <SwissRail@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tuesday, 2 November, 2010, 10:50


 




According to the SBB timetable, street running on the meter-gauge WSB line
between Aarau and Suhr will end on November 21. Operations on the new
alignment about 400 meters to the east start on November 22.

Last night I walked the 3.6 km street section from south to north. In Suhr,
it crosses SBB's standard-gauge Zofingen-Lenzburg line at grade on a diamond
crossing. Between movements on the two lines, the visible moving parts of
two roadside devices switch the catenary from WSB's 750 to SBB's 15000 volts
and back. An operator controls this crossing from the relay-based
interlocking machine - which is also slated for replacement - visible at
SBB's Suhr station.

Just north of the SBB station is the WSB Suhr Ausweiche station, which WSB
trains enter and leave via two roughly 90-degree curves. The Suhr Ausweiche
passing loop is equipped with spring points that send trains to the
left-hand track but move under the wheels of trains coming out of the
right-hand track.

On two sections north of Suhr and south of Aarau, you can observe a mixture
of rail and road traffic that makes immediately clear why the authorities
relocated the line. The single track runs on a two-lane road, in one of the
lanes, which means some hairy manoeuvres for road traffic.

Between the two sections of street running, the tram runs on a long straight
ballasted section on the appropriately named Tramstrasse at 65 km/h just
beside the road. This section has another busy passing loop. Traffic lights
and pedestrian underpasses were installed over the years for greater safety,
but the shelter for one bus stop (Brummelstrasse I believe) is tucked into
bushes on the far side of the track, so boarding bus riders must observe a
flashing light and bell to avoid the trains that pass at full speed.

Special events on November 21 will celebrate the new alignment. It departs
from the old alignment south of the Suhr level crossing, swings east to a
new platform parallel to the SBB platforms at Suhr station, continues east,
passes under the SBB line, then heads north to Aarau on its new alignment,
which appears to be a former SBB alignment (this part I haven't seen yet)
about 400 meters east of the current street alignment.

At Aarau, temporary trackwork currently connects both the old and new lines
to the Aarau WSB station. Also worth a look is the brand-new, multi-level,
glass-walled Aarau SBB station, whose façade sports Switzerland's largest
station clock. It's about 9 meters in diameter. The station also features a
Track 0, which currently sees one departure per day, the 5:58 S29 for Turgi.

On November 22, WSB trains will switch to the new alignment. The trackage
and diamond crossing of the old alignment will then be removed. (For the
time being, the flangeways of the in-street trackage will be filled to
protect two-wheeled vehicles.)

George











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Re: CNL 40478

Krist van Besien
 

On Tue, Nov 2, 2010 at 10:49 AM, Gordon Wiseman <gordonwis@yahoo.com> wrote:
I looked on bahn.de and found it OK. Basel SBB 22.07 - Koeln HbF 05.42. days of running shown as Thursday - Sunday. Were you trying a day it doesn't run? ON MOmndays there is an alternative overnight ICE (ICE608)
I was trying for the new timetable period. 23/12/2010... That's a
Thursday, soo it should be running.

Krist


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Street running Aarau-Suhr ends November 21

George Raymond
 

According to the SBB timetable, street running on the meter-gauge WSB line
between Aarau and Suhr will end on November 21. Operations on the new
alignment about 400 meters to the east start on November 22.

Last night I walked the 3.6 km street section from south to north. In Suhr,
it crosses SBB's standard-gauge Zofingen-Lenzburg line at grade on a diamond
crossing. Between movements on the two lines, the visible moving parts of
two roadside devices switch the catenary from WSB's 750 to SBB's 15000 volts
and back. An operator controls this crossing from the relay-based
interlocking machine - which is also slated for replacement - visible at
SBB's Suhr station.

Just north of the SBB station is the WSB Suhr Ausweiche station, which WSB
trains enter and leave via two roughly 90-degree curves. The Suhr Ausweiche
passing loop is equipped with spring points that send trains to the
left-hand track but move under the wheels of trains coming out of the
right-hand track.

On two sections north of Suhr and south of Aarau, you can observe a mixture
of rail and road traffic that makes immediately clear why the authorities
relocated the line. The single track runs on a two-lane road, in one of the
lanes, which means some hairy manoeuvres for road traffic.

Between the two sections of street running, the tram runs on a long straight
ballasted section on the appropriately named Tramstrasse at 65 km/h just
beside the road. This section has another busy passing loop. Traffic lights
and pedestrian underpasses were installed over the years for greater safety,
but the shelter for one bus stop (Brummelstrasse I believe) is tucked into
bushes on the far side of the track, so boarding bus riders must observe a
flashing light and bell to avoid the trains that pass at full speed.

Special events on November 21 will celebrate the new alignment. It departs
from the old alignment south of the Suhr level crossing, swings east to a
new platform parallel to the SBB platforms at Suhr station, continues east,
passes under the SBB line, then heads north to Aarau on its new alignment,
which appears to be a former SBB alignment (this part I haven't seen yet)
about 400 meters east of the current street alignment.

At Aarau, temporary trackwork currently connects both the old and new lines
to the Aarau WSB station. Also worth a look is the brand-new, multi-level,
glass-walled Aarau SBB station, whose façade sports Switzerland's largest
station clock. It's about 9 meters in diameter. The station also features a
Track 0, which currently sees one departure per day, the 5:58 S29 for Turgi.

On November 22, WSB trains will switch to the new alignment. The trackage
and diamond crossing of the old alignment will then be removed. (For the
time being, the flangeways of the in-street trackage will be filled to
protect two-wheeled vehicles.)

George


Re: CNL 40478

gordonwis
 

I looked on bahn.de and found it OK. Basel SBB 22.07 - Koeln HbF 05.42. days of running shown as Thursday - Sunday. Were you trying a day it doesn't run? ON MOmndays there is an alternative overnight ICE (ICE608)

--- On Tue, 2/11/10, Krist van Besien <krist.vanbesien@gmail.com> wrote:


From: Krist van Besien <krist.vanbesien@gmail.com>
Subject: [SwissRail] CNL 40478
To: "swissrail" <swissrail@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tuesday, 2 November, 2010, 8:14


 



Hello

From today onwards it should be possible to book tickets to Germany.
However, I can't seen to tease the booking systems of DB or SBB in to
showing me CNL Basel - Köln. Has this train been discontinued? A bit
odd, as Köln Basel is shown, and is bookable?
Is this just a DB glitch?

Krist

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CNL 40478

Krist van Besien
 

Hello

From today onwards it should be possible to book tickets to Germany.
However, I can't seen to tease the booking systems of DB or SBB in to
showing me CNL Basel - Köln. Has this train been discontinued? A bit
odd, as Köln Basel is shown, and is bookable?
Is this just a DB glitch?

Krist


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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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