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540 069

Martin Baumann
 

RBe 540 069 has been preserved by SBB Historic and is now kept at Olten


Re: Trams diverted away from Basel SBB

Kidger Paul
 

Thanks Martin
I guess that this is going to cause major disruption hence the decision to undertake the work in the holiday month. Sorry I cannot read the German (not having the grandchildren here at the moment), but I presume that there is going to be major track renewals. Eldest granddaughter has a choice of activities over the summer holidays and one such activity is a day at the Basel Tram garage. I have suggested she applies for it and asks to take me along as well, purely to carry her lunchbox. She refuses and instead want to spend a day at the local bakery or doing pottery.

Paul Kidger


Re: Trams diverted away from Basel SBB

Simon
 

Surprised big diversions like these haven't happen more often in the last
few years.

Basel is currently attempting to break the world record for the most number
of roads being dug up in the city, at the same time. This attempt is running
concurrently with another attempt to spend as long as possible not filling
in the holes generated by the other record attempt.

They have been replacing the water pipes in the road outside my apartment
for TWO YEARS; and they haven't finished yet !!

I could have done the job, on my own, with a wobbly plastic spoon faster
than the army of orange jacket wearing slackers who stroll around all day
playing with the diggers/rollers/dumpers etc.

<rant over>


Trams diverted away from Basel SBB

Martin Baumann
 

From July 1st to 31st Basel tram lines 1 8 10 11 will be diverted and not run via Basel SBB.



See http://tinyurl.com/nlyhafp


Re: Location ID Query

Martin Baumann
 

Examining Oberglatt on google maps I would say that is the likely location. The house just in front of the railcar seems to be still there, now almost surrounded by trees. When Oberglatt-Niederglatt was doubled in 1983 the junction was moved north and the curve eased so the track will be totally different when the picture was taken.

1007 was withdrawn by SBB on 31.01.1974 so that helps to date the picture. I would rule out Niederglatt, the curve is not right for there


Re: Location ID Query

Max Wyss
 

It could be Oberglatt (keep in mind that this photograph is at least 40
years old). Another possibility might be Niederglatt.

Max.


Engadin Centenary on SRF

Don Newing
 

SRF have produced a half-hour programme about the centenary of the RhB Engadin line and it's pioneering electrification. Its in Rumantsh with German subtitles, but, even if you don't understand either, the pictures are very interesting.

See: http://tinyurl.com/osoxogs

Don Newing


Re: One less green Re 6/6

gordonwis
 

and 11646 was west/southbound from Neuchatel on 24/6


Becoming rare subjects by the month are the green ones, so it is good to bag one in traffic whenever possible:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lickeybanker/9030914947/


Re: Location ID Query

Duncan Cotterill
 

On 26 Jun 2013, at 13:00, "martinbaumann112" wrote:
Track layout plus "Badezug Zurzach" suggest the location could be
EGLISAU
It's definitely not Eglisau. There are no buildings on the inside of the curve at the east end, just a steep wooded hill, and the land drops away inside the curve at the west end. The direction of curvature is wrong anyway, considering the location of the pointwork.

Duncan


Re: Location ID Query

Martin Baumann
 

Track layout plus "Badezug Zurzach" suggest the location could be EGLISAU


Re: Location ID Query

David Adams
 

Don,

I was at Oensingen on 15/6 and cannot identify with the building in the picture. But things may have been much different some years ago, the "main line" is curving the right way and the trackwork in the foreground is not out of place before the ASm arrived.

I have just found out where Felsberg is while looking for private sidings near Domat Ems on an aerial map!

David


Re: Location ID Query

OL.Guerbetal
 

Am 25.06.2013 18:54, schrieb Don:
Can anyone ID the location of this image, please. I don't think it is
Oensingen but greater minds than mine, as they say.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/geoffsimages/9128244225/
I can't really read the destination plate. But I assume it reads "Badezug Zurzach". Drivers called this train "F�dliw�scherexpress" eeeeehm, if you really want me to translate this - but be warned! - it says "butt washer express" ;-)

This train Z�rich - Zurzach, that allowed the visit of the spa in Zurzach, was the last regular use of red arrows. The Badezug left Z�rich HB around 8 o'clock and 1 o'clock and was back before noon and around 5 o'clock. It stopped in Wipkingen, Oerlikon, B�lach and Eglisau.

But now, where the photo was taken ... I don't know.

Markus, G�rbetal


Re: Things to do next week

OL.Guerbetal
 

Am 25.06.2013 11:09, schrieb Gordon:
However I'd be interested in reminders of anything that other group
members know is on the way out in case my thought process has missed
anything.
The SBB D ex SNCF (MC 76) are on the way to disappear.

Next thing to go are the not yet very old trains of Frauenfeld-Wil-Bahn, that will be replaced by low-floor articulated Stadler units.

Only until June 2014 it will be possible to travel Einsiedeln - Z�rich behind an SOB locomotive, the two pairs of trains will then be withdrawn.

BLS MUTZ number 12 is working. Red RBDe 566 I on Solothurn - Burgdorf - Thun already saw their diagrams reduced. Another consequence of the MUTZ delivery is the sale of their 13 red GTWs, working in Lucerne, to SBB and NINAs will substitute them.

Markus, G�rbetal


Location ID Query

Don
 

Can anyone ID the location of this image, please. I don't think it is Oensingen but greater minds than mine, as they say.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/geoffsimages/9128244225/

Thanks in anticipation.

Don


Re: One less green Re 6/6

Don
 

--- In SwissRail@yahoogroups.com, "martinbaumann112" <martin98baumann@...> wrote:
11662 was released from Bellinzona on the 21st and is now 620 062-0
in Cargo livery
Becoming rare subjects by the month are the green ones, so it is good to bag one in traffic whenever possible:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lickeybanker/9030914947/


Re: Things to do next week

Don
 

--- In SwissRail@yahoogroups.com, "Gordon" <gordonwis@...> wrote:
However I'd be interested in reminders of anything that other group
members know is on the way out in case my thought process has
missed anything.

For example, there are various lines where new trains are on the
horizon, but which of the old stock will succumb first?
Why not include a run on a BLS 566/1 before they are finally put out to grass, the power cars certainly ride well and have character:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lickeybanker/9086023798/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lickeybanker/9065496241/in/photostream/

you could also have a run via Zweisimmen and sample the 'Browns' last stand', I guess the BLS will have these remaining diagrams on a 'To Do' list somehwere, maybe:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lickeybanker/9113062881/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lickeybanker/9093418909/

Have a good trip.

Cheers,

Don
P.S. I assume the 566/1 units are still covering one Thun-SO RE, a Thun R and the peak R workings based on Burgdorf as was the case earlier in the year or has the plastic cascade done for them?


Re: One less green Re 6/6

Martin Baumann
 

11662 was released from Bellinzona on the 21st and is now 620 062-0 in Cargo livery


Re: Things to do next week

Martin Baumann
 

All ASm trains are rostered for the Stadler units but Be 4/4 103 II 104 and 304 remain serviceable and are still in occaisonal passenger service.

If there is still a loco hauled IR on The Brünig then I would recomend travelling on it as 100% unit operation of these trains is iminent.

I would also suggest the Altstetten-Ziegelbrücke RBe 540 turn as both the units and the track as a passenger route are on limited time.


Things to do next week

gordonwis
 

Based on the perennial `must do that before it disappears' I've got a short list of the (too many of course) things I'd like to squeeze in to my short trip next week.

However I'd be interested in reminders of anything that other group members know is on the way out in case my thought process has missed anything.

For example, there are various lines where new trains are on the horizon, but which of the old stock will succumb first?

One specific query:
Are all trains on the ASm metre gauge now worked by the Stadler units?

Incidentally having booked into the Ibis Luzern Kriens, I will automatically be sampling the new ZB tunnel out of Luzern, as the Ibis is a short walk from Kriens Mattenhof station.


Re: Competition time: Re420 km in a day

Heléna Moretti
 

Krist said ... 

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

"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"

My reply,
Thanks Gordon, it appears you read the rules more thoroughly than Krist. Indeed, there is nothing to stop you jumping in and out of Switzerland to achieve the maximum km. Without the double clicks on EN221 I think I would be down around the 1,000 mark, therefore I enjoyed Martin Baumann's response, 1,054 km. Oddly I once did get off EN221 at Brig when the train was heavily delayed (in France), I asked sweetly if I could get off and the guard replied that he wasn't looking in my direction for the next 5 minutes.  
Regards
Helena

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