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Re: YSteC gets railcar back.

Martin Baumann
 

B 63 is now expected to return to BAM shortly


Re: New RhB coaches delivered

Rob V
 

On 06/12/15 01:03, Robert Bogie robertb@smartchat.net.au [SwissRail] wrote:

Martin, Are there any photos of these online yet? I've checked the
Haribu site, but there are no new photos there since 17th October.
Yes.
<http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/news/europe/single-view/view/rhaetische-bahn-takes-first-delivery-of-albula-line-trainset.html>

Cheers,
--
Rob
"I have never understood why it should be necessary to become irrational in order to prove that you care, or, indeed, why it should be necessary to prove it at all." - Avon, Blake's 7


Re: New RhB coaches delivered

robertb@smartchat.net.au
 

[Top posting repaired]
Martin, Are there any photos of these online yet? I've checked the Haribu site, but there are no new photos there since 17th October. Robert Bogie


RhB wanderings - Day 2 Upper Engadin

Neil Larry
 

Engadin Ge4/4ii's were as follows Diag 152 = 645, 153 = 646, 157 = 651, 301
= 627, 302 = 616, 308 = 618, 318 = 628, 319 = 630, 320 = 614, 321 = 632.
702 produced on the 0753 Ilanz - Chur diag 203 (nice one for me!). Another
good day with some sun and a few photos(will try and post when I get home).
Voralpen's 446.015 & 016 yesterday on VAE2564 (forgot to post yesterday)
and 456.092 & 095 on VAE2583 today. Cheers Neil (Bedford GB)


Re: ETR470.004

csipromo
 

I had heard that there was some talk that either CD (Czech Republic) might have been interested in acquiring some of the sets, but there were reportedly too many differences between the ETR 470 and the CD Class 680 that would make maintaining the ex-SBB trains too costly. The FS has leased one to replace one of the FS trainsets that was taken out of service. I think that there are once again too many differences between the ETR 470 and the ETR 450 that the FS decided to phase out the ETR 470 altogether, but they will keep them in use for a few years longer than the SBB.


Regards


Mike C


RhB wanderings

Neil Larry
 

A day around Chur & Landquart produced the following. Disentis - Scoul Tarasp Diag 301 = 616, 302 = 613, 303 = 618, 304 = 611, 308 = 625, 313 = 620, 315 = 612 & 316 = 619. Chur - St. Moritz 151 = 645, 152 = 646, 153 = 648, 154 = 650, 155 = 643 & 156 = 652. A short rake of new St. Moritz stock was being crawled over by fitters at Landquart with 610 on the front. Freights included 703, 704, 705, 706 & 707. Tomorrow will be covering Scoul - Pontresina and Landquart - St. Moritz. Cheers Neil (Bedford GB)


Re: ETR470.004

Martin Baumann
 

The December issue of Schweizer Eisenbahn Revue reached me today. It reports that FS Trenitalia are keeping their five ETR470. These will only be used on internal Italian services, probably Rome to Reggio di Calabria


Re: ETR470.004

OL.Guerbetal
 

Am 02.12.2015 um 23:15 schrieb Dixie Dean:
Could anyone tell me why these trains are being withdrawn?
These trains, maintained in Italy, never reached a reliability that was satisfying. And with only four trains it was a "Splittergattung" in SBB-eyes, meaning there are too few vehicles to allow for an economic use and maintenance.

Also, why would they not attempt to sell them on rather than scrap
them?
This you have to ask SBB. However, the possible buyers are not too many. They don't go under 25 kV 50 Hz and who would invest so much in an already 20 year old trainset? This leaves a use in Italy and obviously FS was not interested or SBB asked for a too high price.

At the moment ETR 470.009 is still leased by FS.

See also the five Bem 550 Gen�ve - La Plaine which were scrapped a few months after TL had finished the construction of five very similar units based on old plans. SBB wanted too much money to make it interesting for TL to rebuild the five SBB units.

Markus, G�rbetal


Re: ETR470.004

Clive Dean
 

Could anyone tell me why these trains are being withdrawn? Also, why would
they not attempt to sell them on rather than scrap them?

Many thanks

Dixie


New RhB coaches delivered

Martin Baumann
 

The first new Stalder coaches for Chur-St Moritz trains were delivered to Landquart today. They came by rail from the Stadler plant hauled by Ee 97 85 1936 133-8 Stadler's own locomotive which they acquired from BLS (ex RM) in 2011


ETR470.004

Martin Baumann
 

FS ETR470.004 still in service as of today, worked EC 14


Re: RhB WR 3816/17 to CFBS

Guerbetaler
 

Am 01.12.2015 um 01:10 schrieb robertb@smartchat.net.au [SwissRail]:
The double WR 3816/17 has left Switzerland to serve on Chemin de
Fer de la Baie de Somme where it will meet B 2212/14, also stranded
there via DFB. Markus, Gürbetal
Markus, Why did the RhB sell them? Robert Bogie
Because they didn't need it any more. It had been built for the Glacier Express but with the new Stadler panoramics allowing the meals to be served in all coaches, WR 3816/17 was too large for anything.

Markus, Gürbetal


Re: RhB WR 3816/17 to CFBS

robertb@smartchat.net.au
 

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The double WR 3816/17 has left Switzerland to serve on Chemin de Fer de la Baie de Somme
where it will meet B 2212/14, also stranded there via DFB. Markus, Gürbetal

Markus, Why did the RhB sell them? Robert Bogie


RhB WR 3816/17 to CFBS

Guerbetaler
 

The double WR 3816/17 has left Switzerland to serve on Chemin de Fer de la Baie de Somme where it will meet B 2212/14, also stranded there via DFB.

Markus, Gürbetal


Zürich Airport metro line

Martin Baumann
 

Singapore Airlines and Zürich Airport are holding several events during December which will include the opportunity to ride the Metro line between the main part of the airport and terminal E without having to travel anywhere by plane.


(When first opened the line could be used by any passenger who had passed through security regardless of which terminal they were using but more recently terminal E is only used for non Schengen flights and revised security means only terminal E passengers are now allowed to use the train)


http://www.welcome-flughafen-zuerich.ch/xmas/event.php?event=12053?utm_source=PPN&utm_medium=advertorials_A380_1&utm_campaign=XMAS_Events_2015


Prices SFR 30 including breakfast Places available on 12 13 19 20 December. Participants must have photo id with them


Conversion of Waldenburg railway to metre gauge

George Raymond
 

The canton of Basel-Land is moving toward a commitment to widen the 13-km
from Liestal to Waldenburg to metre gauge.

Abandonment of the Waldenburg railway's exotic 75-cm gauge promises
long-term savings on purchases and maintenance by using products already
available for the many other metre-gauge lines in Switzerland and elsewhere.
Plans also include merging the Waldenburg with Baselland Transport (BLT),
which runs Basel’s metre-gauge tram lines 10 and 11 to the suburban towns of
Rodersdorf, Aesch and Dornach.

A window of opportunity is opening in the early 2020s, when SBB will be
rebuilding Liestal station and shifting the Waldenburg’s tracks to
accommodate a fourth standard-gauge SBB track. Also, the Waldenburg’s trains
from the 1980s are not handicapped-accessible. The Waldenburg’s loading
gauge will be widened for rolling stock 2.4 metres wide. Completion is
slated for the end of 2022.

Converting the Waldenburg’s steam locomotive, Gédéon Thommen, would require
an estimated 2 million Swiss francs and private donors.

George


Re: RhB motive power 2015

Don Newing
 

---In SwissRail@yahoogroups.com, <muesche2-swissrail@...> wrote :

Anybody in search of a little sensation?
<http://www.schmalspurbahn.ch/filisur/webcam/a1511251300930 http://www.schmalspurbahn.ch/filisur/webcam/a1511251300930>
Ge 4/4' 603+605 pulling an Albula fast train!
:-)
Markus, Gürbetal



And they came back on the return working!
http://www.schmalspurbahn.ch/filisur/webcam/a1511251602699 http://www.schmalspurbahn.ch/filisur/webcam/a1511251602699


RhB motive power 2015

OL.Guerbetal
 

Anybody in search of a little sensation?
<http://www.schmalspurbahn.ch/filisur/webcam/a1511251300930>
Ge 4/4' 603+605 pulling an Albula fast train!
:-)
Markus, Gürbetal


ÖBB HAFAS offline discontinued

Martin Baumann
 

This will no longer be offered from the 13.12 timetable change


Re: Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen winter 1984

Max Wyss
 

Juts added some more archive photos taken in February 1984. Some
interesting motive power still in use on the SBB (Brunig), BLS, BOB, SPB
and WAB.

It would be nice if someone could identify exactly what is featured in
the last image of the album.

This is the snowplough X701 (number at the time of the picture). The
pantograph is not for power, but for scraping ice from the overhead wire.

According to X-Rail.ch <http://www.x-rail.ch/WAB/Dienstwagen/X-701.htm> it
was built in 1910, and scrapped in 2000.

Max.

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