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Re: Gotthard question

OL.Guerbetal
 

Am 13.08.2015 um 00:52 schrieb Gordon Wiseman:
Can anyone please advise, what is the best day of the week for
freight over the Gotthard this summer? I'd particularly like to see
any BLS brownie workings and Re20/20 formations.
May I remind you of the fact that around Ferragosto Italian economy comes to a near halt and so do freight transports through the alps.
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferragosto>

Markus, Gürbetal


Re: Search for Swiss rail photos

OL.Guerbetal
 

Am 13.08.2015 um 12:59 schrieb 'George Raymond':
I am currently preparing an article on signalling on Switzerland's
narrow-gauge railways, and am looking for some good-quality, recent photos
to illustrate it.
Hello George
You couldn't say it a bit more exactly? I have a lot photos from narrow gauge railways including infrastructure, but I don't upload much of it. However, if I know what you need, I might search my archive.

Markus, G�rbetal


Re: Search for Swiss rail photos

glenn allen
 

Photos of RhB signals, in the process of being uploaded.
They are also on my cloud drive thingy in full HD. I'll have to dig out my access to it so if you want access I can set it up.

http://s155.photobucket.com/user/fotbot/library/RhB%20signals


Re: Search for Swiss rail photos

ian.alexander1@...
 

George


Is 2008 recent enough? If so try my Flickr account:


https://www.flickr.com/photos/alexandi/sets


If not search Flickr for more suitable.


Regards






Ian Alexander
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I am currently preparing an article on signalling on Switzerland's
narrow-gauge railways, and am looking for some good-quality, recent photos
to illustrate it. (I would use a photo only with permission and would
indicate the photographer's name in the article.)

Searching in Google is proving inefficient. Can anyone suggest one or more
sites with a large, searchable collection of recent Swiss rail photos?

Thanks in advance.

George


Re: Search for Swiss rail photos

John Lovda
 

Look for "jlovda" (me) on Flickr. Maybe they are a little older than you want, especially advertising locos but there is a lot there.

John


Search for Swiss rail photos

George Raymond
 

I am currently preparing an article on signalling on Switzerland's
narrow-gauge railways, and am looking for some good-quality, recent photos
to illustrate it. (I would use a photo only with permission and would
indicate the photographer's name in the article.)

Searching in Google is proving inefficient. Can anyone suggest one or more
sites with a large, searchable collection of recent Swiss rail photos?

Thanks in advance.

George


Re: Gotthard question

yatton123
 

I wonder if the train you saw was the rubbish train (ID 43030) from Gallarate to Rheinhausen, for incineration This has two 20' blue MISA or AISU containers per wagon (Hupac). This has been known to have over limit loads, wagons have been removed en route, I've seen one at Wohlen, so labelled, and one in Muttenz. It runs on a Saturday.
There now seems to be a second train hauled by Crossrail loks with IFB wagons (ID 42680).


Re: Gotthard question

john.jesson5@...
 

Gordon,
Monday is the quiet day - avoid it. Tuesday - Friday are the best days,
although both Saturday and Sunday are OK, especially Saturday.
When I was there at the end of June, there was a pair of BLS 'Brownies'
each weekday. Re20/20 formations are unpredictable, as it depends on where
the locos are, and where the traffic is anticipated to be. A common
formation these days is 3x Re4/4.
I was intrigued by one northbound train that passed me near Gurtnellen on
the last Saturday of June, whilst waiting for the steam specials, that was
headed by an Re20/20 formation and banked by another Re4/4. It was a train
of dark blue heavy-duty containers and was travelling more slowly than
usual, although there was nothing immediately ahead of it. I think this is
the only time I have seen a banking loco on a northbound train on the
north ramp.
John


BLS in Austria on test

M BARBER
 

On route from Graz to Vienna Airport yesterday BLS 485 003 was at Wiener Neustadt Hbf with BTK 187 010 doing test runs.
<https://mark5812.smugmug.com/Trains-2015/Austria-August-2015/i-WmDwTwr/A>


Mark
https://mark5812.smugmug.com


Gotthard question

gordonwis
 

Can anyone please advise, what is the best day of the week for freight over the Gotthard this summer? I'd particularly like to see any BLS brownie workings and Re20/20 formations.

TIA


LIONs on VSOE

Martin Baumann
 

420 225+420 222 worked the VSOE over the Gotthard today:

http://tinyurl.com/optvqtd


LEB Closure and deviation

Martin Baumann
 

The LEB is currently closed (until start of traffic 24/8) between Prilly and Romanel while a deviation is completed just north of Cery-Fleur-de-Lys halt. The deviation puts the line on a bridge over a new road scheme as well as eliminating a level crossing. There is around 200m of new track and the work reduces the line distance by 10m (subject to confirmation)


Re: Re 6/6 currently out of service

gordonwis
 

Martin Baumann wrote:
11602 was stopped 31.10.2014, reason unknown, and is currently stored at Bellinzona works.

Ought to be preserved as a static exhibit near the entrance to the base tunnel In memoriam?: http://gwizz.piwigo.com/picture?/5419/category/118-glattbrugg_and_bulach


Re 6/6 currently out of service

Martin Baumann
 

11602 was stopped 31.10.2014, reason unknown, and is currently stored at Bellinzona works.


It may not return to service being a non standard articulated prototype and not having cab air conditioning

11620 St Maurice accident 23.10.2014 expected to be withdrawn

11636 collision in Solothurn yard 30.12.2014

11640 St Maurice accident 23.10.2014

11673 Erstfeld accident 13.05.2015


Re: GGB trains

OL.Guerbetal
 

Am 10.08.2015 um 11:16 schrieb martin98baumann@outlook.com [SwissRail]:
When I travelled as far as Riffelalp 14.07.2014 to do the tramway I
was on 3081+3082 in both directions. 3083+3084 3051+3053 and 3043
were noted in service. 3061 was spare at Zermatt
On 09.08.2014 I found all 3050/3080 in mixed MUs, but low floor was partly on the hillside:

3051-3081
3052-3082
3083-3053
3084-3054

AFAIK some adaptations on the MU system were necessary.

Markus, Gürbetal


Re: GGB trains

gordonwis
 

OK, sounds like a definitive change to the running routine, summer and winter, presumably since the December 2014 (?) timetable change. And I guess it so that one of the vehicles with the lowest floor is in each main service train. Up until my last visit in 2012 it was always two of the same 305x or 308x that were paired up.


Re: ZB loco jobs

Chris Wood
 

Markus.

I've never understood it myself either. To me it seems self-evident that there is a whole continuum of traction possibilities involved locomotives, motor cars with luggage accomodation, motor cars with passenger accomodation, multiple-units, articulated units. In many cases what something gets called is more down to what column of a spread-sheet an accountant chose to put it in rather than any logical definition.


As far as I'm concerned, if it has steel wheels, it is fair game. I'll even stretch the point to include guided systems with rubber tyres, maglev or hover-suspensions (a la Zurich Airport).


Chris.


Re: GGB trains

Martin Baumann
 

On January 4th this year I noted the following sets in service on the GGB:


3081+3051
3082+3052
3083+3053
3054+3084


3041
3043
3044


3061+Xrote 3932 (Snowplow)


3015 freight


3042 was spare at Riffelberg.


When I travelled as far as Riffelalp 14.07.2014 to do the tramway I was on 3081+3082 in both directions. 3083+3084 3051+3053 and 3043 were noted in service. 3061 was spare at Zermatt


Re: ZB loco jobs

OL.Guerbetal
 

Am 10.08.2015 um 00:02 schrieb Gordon Wiseman:
To clarify Markus, We have touched on this subject in the group before in various ways
Dear Gordon

I know KNOW what some UK locomotive enthusiasts think and in some way I feel sorry for them that they can't enjoy trains as a whole. To clarify, I'm a railway enthusiast.
just my twopence.

Markus, Gürbetal


Re: ZB loco jobs

gordonwis
 

To clarify Markus, We have touched on this subject in the group before in various ways

In usual UK railway enthusiast language 'Hauled' is short for 'Locomotive hauled'. Generally a lot of enthusiasts prefer traditional locomotive and coaches on railways. Anything which is designed as a separate powered traction unit with no passenger seating, and usually coupled to unpowered trailing coaches is considered by most UK enthusiasts as a 'locomotive', even if single ended (like an SBB Re450). Many UK loco haulage enthusiasts (though not all AFAIK) seem to like the MGB Deh because in a lot of ways they act like locomotives,

Therefore in reference to the MGB and ZB, most UK enthusiasts would prioritise HGe4/4 when chasing after 'loco hauled' trains





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On Sun, 9/8/15, Guerbetaler wrote:


Not clear what you mean by "hauled".

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