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Re: Long AOMC closures

OL.Guerbetal
 

Am 28.03.2016 um 13:25 schrieb Guerbetaler:
and possibly BDeh 4/4 503
To be precise: There was a rumour of rebuilding it as adhesion-only diesel service vehicle. We will see...

Markus, G�rbetal


Re: Long AOMC closures

OL.Guerbetal
 

Am 28.03.2016 um 12:22 schrieb paulkidger@... [SwissRail]:
I can understand the need to change to Abt rack and raise the supply
voltage to a more standard 1500 V DC but how is this being
accommodated by the rolling stock? Is the same stock being used with
perhaps changes to the motor groupings.
Only the two Beh 4/8 591-592 will be adapted and possibly BDeh 4/4 503. Traffic will be taken over by the new GTW Beh 2/6 541-547 of the same type as the eight Beh 2/6 7501-7508 for MVR
See TPS's facebook site
<https://www.facebook.com/transportspublicschablais/photos/a.337804969654191.59897.333027960131892/748542398580444/?type=3>

Markus, G�rbetal


Re: Long AOMC closures

Kidger Paul
 

Martin

I can understand the need to change to Abt rack and raise the supply voltage to a more standard 1500 V DC but how is this being accommodated by the rolling stock? Is the same stock being used with perhaps changes to the motor groupings so that motors now operate with 2 in series to give 750V across each motor.? Surely this must mean a slight decrease in performance if the original supply was 850V DC, Presumably the motors are 850V motors.


Paul Kidger


Long AOMC closures

Martin Baumann
 

Bus replacement


25.04-08.10.2016 Monthey-Champery


11.07-20.08.2016 entire line

The voltage will be changed to 1500v DC and the rack changed from Strub to Abt

http://www.ollon.ch/N1922/interruption-de-l-aomc.html (French)


Aarau-Olten line

Martin Baumann
 

By the end of 2020 SBB will have four tracks throughout between Aarau and Olten


The current situation (Bahnprofil Schweiz)


Aarau km 41.51 to Wöschnau crossovers km 43.44 = 50.77 4 tracks


Wöschnau to Däniken 50.77 to 45.67 2 tracks


Däniken to Dulliken 45.67 to 42.94 (20m missing after re-alignment) 3 tracks


Dulliken to Olten Ost 42.94 to 41.25 4 tracks


Olten Ost to Olten 41.25 to 39.30 3 tracks


Between Wöschau and Däniken tracks 3 and 4 will be a completely new alignment, largely in the 3114m Eppenberg tunnel. Adding the third or forth track on the other sections will be either side of the existing alignment.


The first track alteration as part of the project came into use on 25 January as part of the layout of the future junction for the tunnel. On this date a new eastbound track came into use from a point approximately 600m west of Wöschau to the crossovers. The former eastbound track became the westbound track on February 1st at which point the old westbound track was taken out of use but it will see use as a siding later this year in connection with the tunnel construction


Re: Graubunden Pass

gordonwis
 

As I read it, it is basically a hybrid offer of 2 day or 5 day validity, reasonable value if used as consecutive but with the flexibility of a flexi option using the longer overall validity of each version. I've always avoided this pass as it doesn't give you the option to go north for the day on SBB if the mood takes you, especially if your base is northern Graubünden. (I've always considered northern Graubünden a good base for day trips north after all its only a couple of hours from Chur to the Appenzell Alps and the Bodensee).

Incidentally in 2015 it was 3/7 or 5/14 so the 2016 version is less good.


Re: DB 185

Martin Baumann
 

Sorry, should have spotted a typo in EA 095 to 141 are the ones passed for Switzerland.


(085 to 094 are passed for Hungary)


DB 185

Martin Baumann
 

According to the March Eisenbahn Amateur 185 085 to 185 141 are currently passed to run in Switzerland, 142 to 149 have had the equipment removed.


Re: Graubunden Pass

csipromo
 

https://www.swissrailways.com/en/products/regionalgraubundenpass https://www.swissrailways.com/en/products/regionalgraubundenpass
speaks of 2 days free travel during a 7 day period or 5 days during a 14 day period, including on the Chur-Bad Ragaz section of the SBB line.


The full Swiss Travel Pass costs more, but would allow you to use it each day during your stay.
On a recent trip, I had a 7 day Pass, but needed to travel on the 8th day and a short trip from Zurich to the Luzern area cost quite a bit. There may also be differences in discounts or services offered on private companies (cable cars, mountain trains, local bus) between local, regional and national passes.


It all depends on how long your stay is going to be. You should also verify where the GraubuendenPass allows use on consecutive days or whether they have to be spaced out as with the Flex Pass.


Regards


Mike C


Re: Graubunden Pass

glenn allen
 

On Thursday, 24 March 2016,

Does anyone know if the Graubunden Pass includes the SBB line from Landquart to Chur?




In a word , yes ,


from the RhB web site :

The graubündenPASS is valid in the Swiss canton of Graubünden on the networks of the Rhaetian Railway, the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) and the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn, on PostBus, Davos Transport Services (VBD), Engadin Bus, Chur town buses, Silvestri Bus Livigno, local buses in Klosters, Scuol and St. Moritz, and takes you up to lofty heights on the Rhäzüns-Feldis cable-car line.


Re: Graubunden Pass

blackfive460
 

From the pdf on the web site:

3 or 5 days unlimited travel in the region of your choice or
throughout Graubünden on the network of the Rhaetian Railway,
the SBB, the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn (Disentis/Mustér –
Oberalppass),
PostBus, Davos public transport services, Engadin
Bus, Silvestri Bus Livigno, Chur town buses, local buses in
Klosters, Scuol and St Moritz and on the Rhäzüns – Feldis cable
car and the Martina, cunfin – Mals/Malles stretch


Graubunden Pass

stephenhorobin
 

Does anyone know if the Graubunden Pass includes the SBB line from Landquart to Chur?

With thanks in advance.

Steve.


Re: B RIC ex-Bpm 1979

Martin Baumann
 

The first two Bpm Z1 have been withdrawn:

20-73 010 and 023 are now in Stein Säckingen awaiting transfer to Kaiseraugst scrap facility


Re: 11278

csipromo
 

The other two that I had seen reported as present at Bellinzona were 11184 and 11274. I was able to find out that those two loks were scrapped in mid-2015.

Regards


Mike C


Zermatt railways on BBC drama

gordonwis
 

Rather late in the day I discovered that the current BBC Drama series 'The Night Manager' (based on a John Le Carré novel) features railways (and magnificent mountain views)


I've managed to see the Episode1 (where the second half is set and filmed in Zermatt.) on catch up TV having missed its terrestrial BBC1 screening


Somewhat unusually, very little of the location is disguised. The Gornergratbahn features, and a UK secret service person arrives into Zermatt station on MGB 'Komet' unit 2025. The only disguise is 'Meisters Hotel', which is Riffelalp Resort, although apparently only exteriors were filmed in Zermatt


Re: 11278

Martin Baumann
 

11333 is currently the only damaged Re 4/4 II out of service.

Crossrail 113 is very unlikely to be repaired


Re: 11278

csipromo
 

Thanks for the corrected information. That would leave AFAIR at least 2 Re 4/4II plus Crossrail 113 at Bellinzona waiting for possible repairs.


Regards


Mike C


Re: 11278

Martin Baumann
 

11333 is still out of service at Bellinzona works


Re: 11278

csipromo
 

I take it that the damage from the collision in Erstfeld was too serious for them to be able to repair the locomotive. I think that the Re 4/4II 11333 was back in service very soon after the accident.

Regards


Mike C


11278

Martin Baumann
 

11278 has been named CHAM. It has received the name and crests from 11673 which is expected to go for scrap soon

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