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Re: New Swiss* ticket

Chris Wood
 

Glyn Jones wrote:

This new pass is available in conjunction with the 4- or 8-Day-Swiss
Pass and includes unlimited access to a range of mountain peaks:

Allalin / Brienzer Rothorn / Cardada / Corvatsch / Niesen /
Rochers-de-Naye / Säntis / Stanserhorn
And photos of those eight railways/cableways were featured in the competition. I think you cracked it.


Re: RailAdventure

George Raymond
 

RailAdventure invested quite a bit in an eye-catching stand at the Transport Logistic trade show in Munich earlier this month. As I recall, model locomotives were running on multiple shelves behind glass. A representative told me they organise special moves of rail equipment, for example of new locomotives not yet authorised or equipped to move under their own power. They do this as a train operating company with their own locomotives in Germany and work with other train operating companies elsewhere.

George


Re: Competition time: Re420 km in a day

gordonwis
 

AFAIK you can't get on/off EN221 within Switzerland...
But it could be the starting point of a Swiss trip - especially those of us coming from the UK - boarding at Paris (the train also picks up at Dijon) and getting off the train at Milano, thus completing Helena's jaunt to Milan and back to Chiasso


Re: RailAdventure

gordonwis
 


Re: New Swiss* ticket

stephenhorobin
 

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

On their Facebook page, the Swiss Travel System people are being a
bit coy about a new ticket they are introducing.

They have run a competition to select an image to act as the 'key
visual' (a photo of the Brienz Rothorn Bahn won) but all they will
say is that "it`s all about Switzerland's mountains".

Has anybody heard any rumours about a new ticket from the Swiss
Pass/Flexi-Pass/Card family?.
Perhaps it is this one, a two day Flexi Pass.
http://www.swisstravelsystem.com/en/specials-en/flexi-pass-2days.html

Steve.


Re: New Swiss* ticket

glenn allen
 

Has anybody heard any rumours about a new ticket from the Swiss
Pass/Flexi-Pass/Card family?.
It's either the Swiss Pass is
going to be valid on the BRB (free or at a discount), or the local area
ticket is, I've read it somewhere but can't remember which it is.

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Re: New Swiss* ticket

glyn.jones
 

Hi,

It was mentioned in the last newsletter I received from STC a few weeks ago.
The details are:

New: Swiss-Peak-Pass

Brienzer Rothorn - included in Peak Pass
This new pass is available in conjunction with the 4- or 8-Day-Swiss Pass
and includes unlimited access to a range of mountain peaks:

Allalin / Brienzer Rothorn / Cardada / Corvatsch / Niesen / Rochers-de-Naye
/ Säntis / Stanserhorn

Price: £20 pp with a 4-Day-Pass / £40 pp with
an 8-Day-Pass.
Available for travel in 2014.

Glyn


New Swiss* ticket

Chris Wood
 

On their Facebook page, the Swiss Travel System people are being a bit coy about a new ticket they are introducing.

They have run a competition to select an image to act as the 'key visual' (a photo of the Brienz Rothorn Bahn won) but all they will say is that "it`s all about Switzerland's mountains".

Has anybody heard any rumours about a new ticket from the Swiss Pass/Flexi-Pass/Card family?.


Re: Competition time: Re420 km in a day

Krist van Besien
 

On Sat, Jun 22, 2013 at 10:18 PM, Heléna Moretti <
helena.moretti@btinternet.com> wrote:



EN 22101:11Vallorbe - Brig(02:14)turn 611.2192 km
EN221 01:11Vallorbe - Domodossola(03:55)611.6234 km

AFAIK you can't get on/off EN221 within Switzerland...

Krist



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Re: Competition time: Re420 km in a day

Martin Baumann
 


BASEL 2247
ZÜRICH 2352 90.09km 1799

total 1054.61km

Sorry that should read 2x 90.09km as that train is a pair. Already taken into account in total of 1054.61


Re: Competition time: Re420 km in a day

Martin Baumann
 

GENEVA 0458
BRIG 0731 205.74km 1403

BRIG 0749
BERN 0854

BERN 0904
BASEL 0959

BASEL 1004
LUZERN 1105 2 x 93.73km 2169

LUZERN 1110
ZÜRICH 1150

ZÜRICH 1208
BASEL 1312 90.09km 1772

BASEL 1347
ZÜRICH 1452 90.09km 1779

ZÜRICH 1508
BASEL 1612 90.09km 1778

BASEL 1633
ZÜRICH 1726

ZÜRICH 1740
ALTSTETTEN 1745 2 x 4.10km 19070

ALTSTETTEN 1749
HARDBRÜCKE 1751

HARDBRÜCKE 1800
SCHAFFHAUSEN 1859 2 x 57.14km 19173

SCHAFFHAUSEN 1918
ZÜRICH 1955

ZÜRICH 2036
BASEL 2147 88.48km 1990 (via Brugg-Frick)

BASEL 2247
ZÜRICH 2352 90.09km 1799

total 1054.61km

Martin Baumann


Re: RailAdventure

+GF+ <ce68iii@...>
 

No, it's back
<http://www.bahnbilder.de/bild/Schweiz~E-Loks~Re+421/693397/421-383-sbb-cargo-steht-am.html>

Thanks for the heads-up.

+GF+

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Re: RailAdventure

OL.Guerbetal
 

Am 22.06.2013 23:08, schrieb +GF+:
AFAIK it is still leased to RailAdventure.
No, it's back
<http://www.bahnbilder.de/bild/Schweiz~E-Loks~Re+421/693397/421-383-sbb-cargo-steht-am.html>


Re: RailAdventure

+GF+ <ce68iii@...>
 

RailAdventure leased the Re 4/4 and then painted it meet its needs. AFAIK it is still leased to RailAdventure. The following is from their website:

RailAdventure is a company based in Neuhausen, Munich. The company began its activities in 2006 with the world record project. The project outcome was that after 51 years a new world speed record for a series-produced locomotive was set – 357 km/h. Amongst other things, this led to an entry in the Guinness Book of Records.

The change of status to GmbH (a German limited company) followed in 2010. Company activity is focused on first class organization and operation of train journeys in the fields of upmarket events and transport, as well as special test and transportation runs for the rail industry. Among our permanent staff there are also drivers who have been specially trained for these purposes. All our staff have foreign language skills.

Further services can be provided on request, for example the driving of goods trains.

RailAdventure possesses its own rail vehicles, as well as operating leased vehicles.

RailAdventure GmbH is a member of the Verband der Bahnindustrie (VDB – German Railway Industry Association).

+GF+

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Re: Loco-hauled Gotthard EC services

markyboyellis <markyboyellis@...>
 

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

I've put some shots on Flickr from my visit to Chiasso last year:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/timgoodwingallery/sets/72157634264400918/

Certainly not going to win any awards [...]
Thanks for posting the photo's Tim, there's certainly nothing wrong with them and the location looks fine for filming. I'll certainly give it a go when I visit Lugano.
As for the passport, I'll need to keep it with me anyway as I will be travelling on a Swiss pass.
Mark


Re: Competition time: Re420 km in a day

Heléna Moretti
 

Sorry, I used tabs and it seems e-mails delete the spaces so I have reposted it here with spaces.
(I hate computers)


 
The competition is to see who can plan the longest distance travelled with Re4/4" in a day.

Okay here are the rules: 

1) The Re4/4" must be booked to work on that train
2) They must only include trains open to passengers (not postals or freight).
3) You can use any km between midnight and midnight even if the train began before or after the cut off.
4) paired locomotives count as double km
5) You can't teleport (or fly) between places but you can catch other non Re4/4" hauled trains to make connections

Here is my attempt

EN 221; 01:11 Vallorbe - Brig (02:14); turn 611.2; 192 km
EN221; 01:11 Vallorbe - Domodossola (03:55); 611.6; 234 km
(use of EC 114 from Milan to Chiasso; it may be a 402/b but at least its loco hauled)
EC114; 10:01 Chiasso - Zurich (13:29); 611.35; 241 km
IR2275; 14:09 Zurich - Locarno (17:13); 611.36; 208 km
IR2190; 17:45 Locarno - Luzern (20:41); 611.32; 195 km
IR2190; 20:54 Luzern - Basel (21:55); 611.10; 95 km
IR2190; 20:54 Luzern - Basel(21:55); 611.26; 95 km
IR1799; 22:47 Basel - Zurich(23:52); 611.10; 91 km
IR1799; 22:47 Basel - Zurich(23:52); 611.26; 91 km

Total1,458 km

Okay, I did opt here to wait on the 09:10 off Milan to get back into Re4/4" territory so as to avoid taking a multiple unit but I think this total is pretty hard to beat.

Regards
Helena


Competition time: Re420 km in a day

Heléna Moretti
 

The competition is to see who can plan the longest distance travelled with Re4/4" in a day.

Okay here are the rules: 

1) The Re4/4" must be booked to work on that train
2) They must only include trains open to passengers (not postals or freight).
3) You can use any km between midnight and midnight even if the train began before or after the cut off.
4) paired locomotives count as double km
5) You can't teleport (or fly) between places but you can catch other non Re4/4" hauled trains to make connections

Here is my attempt

EN 22101:11Vallorbe - Brig(02:14)turn 611.2192 km
EN221 01:11Vallorbe - Domodossola(03:55)611.6234 km
(use of EC 114 from Milan to Chiasso; it may be a 402/b but at least its loco hauled)
EC11410:01Chiasso - Zurich(13:29)611.35241 km
IR227514:09Zurich - Locarno(17:13)611.36208 km
IR219017:45Locarno - Luzern(20:41)611.32195 km
IR219020:54Luzern - Basel(21:55)611.1095 km
IR219020:54Luzern - Basel(21:55)611.2695 km
IR179922:47Basel - Zurich(23:52)611.1091 km
IR179922:47Basel - Zurich(23:52)611.2691 km

Total1,458 km

Okay, I did opt here to wait on the 09:10 off Milan to get back into Re4/4" territory so as to avoid taking a multiple unit but I think this total is pretty hard to beat.

Regards
Helena

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RailAdventure

John Lovda
 

I saw a Roco green Re 4/4 II (with white ends) on ebay marked RailAdventure. Can someone tell me what this locomotive is advertising?

Thanks.


Re: Cycling the Bernina from Tirano?

jpcanton
 

Thanks all! I had a blast doing Tirano-Poschiavo and back today. I'd have shot for Cavaglia, but the station master in Poschiavo looked at me like I was from the moon when I asked about it. So I did the downhill sprint back. (in pouring rain from Miralago-Brusio)

A great ride- highly recommended, and many fabulous train images taken.

Worth noting: the town of Tirano now rents mountain bikes for 5 euro per day with stations all over the place to pick them up. Can't beat that!


Re: RhB - When is a loco not a Loco but simply Traction - Try Allegra

Duncan Cotterill
 

On 21 Jun 2013, at 23:54, "Gordon" <gordonwis@yahoo.com> wrote:

There is one problem, and that is the official English language definition of Locomotive - below from the definitive Oxford English dictionary is:

Definition of locomotive
noun
a powered railway vehicle used for pulling trains

You're not thinking logically Gordon - the fact that a locomotive is a powered railway vehicle for pulling trains doesn't mean that every powered railway vehicle that pulls trains is a locomotive.

Duncan

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