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Re: Extra Re 4/4 II turns

gordonwis
 

On Wed, 25/5/16, daveymills wrote: Can you be more specific as to where these were ? Alongside the SBB Loco shed (away from the station) is now a building that belongs to SBB-Infrastruktur, not really visible from the station/running lines.


I think it is just a car park for the new EIZ operations centre


Re: RhB locomotive query

mark@...
 

Hi

From my Lokdienst dated 14th May,
614 was Betriebliche reserve
615 was Disentis/Schoul
622 was on same and
641 was on the Saglians car train.

Cheers
Skids


Re: RhB locomotive query

adrianknight47@sky.com
 

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Many thanks all, very helpful,
I have the diagrams already printed but if there are daily allocations available all the better!
Ade


Switzerland Trip 10th to 12th May 2016

Jonathan Lee
 

Essentially a trip to Switzerland to cover the SBB Cargo Re4/4 turns but with a day in Budapest at either end as it was loads cheaper to fly in/out of Budapest and overnight each way to Zurich.
Cheers
Shovell
http://jonathansworldlyimages.com/post/switzerland-may-2016-inout-from-budapest/


TPC HGem 2/2

Martin Baumann
 


Re: Extra Re 4/4 II turns

davey
 

John

The "large locomotive parking area on the north side of Schlossbergstrasse" is still there although typically it is full of DB 185s and the odd-hired-in TRAXX to BLS. SBB Historic also use this yard for their loco test runs however there is now a large metal barrier between the running lines and yard, making viewing as you pass, difficult.



SBB stuff is usually only parked on the shed itself, although there were even DB 185s parked there last weekend.


"What has happened to the area around the model railroad club, the parking lot and the spot where the crocodile monument was"


Can you be more specific as to where these were ? Alongside the SBB Loco shed (away from the station) is now a building that belongs to SBB-Infrastruktur, not really visible from the station/running lines.


Dave


Erstfeld changes

John Lovda
 

Can anyone help me out here before I leave on Monday?

Thanks


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I will be going to Switzerland next week including the GBT opening on June 5. I have not been there for five years but was lucky enough to climb the observation tower then. I have a question about the Erstfeld depot. Google Earth has a picture of the Erstfeld Depot office that is three years old. What has happened to the area around the model railroad club, the parking lot and the spot where the crocodile monument was? I see some of the tracks are torn out as well.

Also, there was a large locomotive parking area on the north side of Schlossbergstrasse. Is it still there? I would like to go there before the big event when it will be quiet ASSUMING there is anything still left to see.


Re: RhB locomotive query

glenn allen
 

Best answer is to get hold of a copy of the daily loco diagrams, CHF3 from Filisur station, that'll list all the locos you are looking for so you'll know where to find them.


Re: RhB locomotive query

gmeasures@...
 

614 and 615 were both on the Disentsis services last Friday.


Pontresina-Scuol trains

Martin Baumann
 

17.05 to 16.10 all trains between Pontresina and Scuol-Tarasp:


Because of engineering work in the Sasslatch tunnel between the junction that leads to the Vereina Tunnel (Sasslatch II) and the one that comes from it (Sagliains) the direct route (bottom of triangle) is unavailable. As a result trains will take the Vereina Tunnel route at Sasslatch II and proceed as far as Sasslatch Nord Junction which is actually inside the Vereina Tunnel. After the driver changes ends (all trains rostered to be pushpull sets) trains will take the other leg of the triangle (Sasslatch Nord to Sagliains) and resume their booked route



http://info24bahnnews.jimdo.com/2016/05/13/rh%C3%A4tische-bahn-streckensperrungen-wegen-tunnelsanierung/


Re: RhB locomotive query

gordonwis
 

Looking at the Filisur webcam, 641 has not been on the main Chur - St Moritz circuit recently. 622 double headed a southbound Landquart - Samedan freight (5113 I think) on 20 May. 614 and 615 have not appeared at Filisur recently as far as I can see


RhB locomotive query

adrianknight47@sky.com
 

Hello,


I am heading to Chur for 3 nights and plan to travel over the my last part of the RhB network to from Chur to Arosa this weekend.


I also hope to find my last 3 RhB loks - Ge 4/4 II 614/615/622 and final Ge 4/4 III 641.


Does any member know if the locomotives have been sighted recently or if they are out of service?


Thank-you for any assistance.


Ade


What is in Erstfeld now?

John Lovda
 

I will be going to Switzerland next week which will include attending the base tunnel celebration and riding through the tunnel on June 5. I want to travel around the country and take some train pictures like I have in the past. I have not been there since 2011. I was looking at some Google Earth views of the Erstfeld depot area. They were last updated in 2013. The entire area around the model railroad club, the employee parking lot and the former spot where the crocodile stood was torn up. What is there now? Is there still a large locomotive parking area on the north side of Schlossbergstrasse or has it moved to the tunnel entrance further north? I want to go there a few days before the big celebration but only of it worth the trip. I also remember hearing about an SBB cafeteria across the street from the station that was open to the public. I that still there?


Thanks,
John


Re: Extra Re 4/4 II turns

John Lovda
 

I will be going to Switzerland next week including the GBT opening on June 5. I have not been there for five years but was lucky enough to climb the observation tower then. I have a question about the Erstfeld depot. Google Earth has a picture of the Erstfeld Depot office that is three years old. What has happened to the area around the model railroad club, the parking lot and the spot where the crocodile monument was? I see some of the tracks are torn out as well.

Also, there was a large locomotive parking area on the north side of Schlossbergstrasse. Is it still there? I would like to go there before the big event when it will be quiet ASSUMING there is anything still left to see.


Thanks,
John


Re: New RhB coaches delivered

gordonwis
 

Ah yes that would be it.

Thanks for jogging my ageing grey matter!


Re: New RhB coaches delivered

young_pete2000
 

I think the reason a number of Chur - SM trains use the platform nearest the Grischuna is to allow Chur bound trains conveying GEX portions to provide cross platform interchange with Davos trains. Generally this only happens at 09:00, 10:00 and 11:00, which are the trains normally carrying the GEX portion.


Re: New RhB coaches delivered

gordonwis
 

Interestingly, no sign of the set on the Filisur webcam.

Whilst looking at the cam, I noticed a few things from the last few days:

There has been a high incidence of Chur - SM trains calling at the opposite platforms to usual, i.e. southbound trains calling at platform 1 nearest the Grischuna

The web cam 'woke up' in the dead of night (02:02) on 19 May (normally it comes to life with the arrival of the early morning mixed train at circa 06.15) to record a huge train of works plant in platform 2 and more plant just visible at the Grischuna end of platform 1, bet that woke hotel residents up!

At 08.29 today there was a comparatively unusual working: Northbound Ge6/6 II with a single shorty EWI coach (10 minutes after 703 had passed southbound with a lovely weighty load of logs


Re: Extra Re 4/4 II turns

gordonwis
 

I was only half disappointed to not be in Switzerland for the GBT opening celebrations - now I'm REALLY disappointed!


MGB 36

Martin Baumann
 

Next Monday, 30.05, this loco will work trains 844 1428 Andermatt-Disentis and 851 1614 Disentis-Andermatt as requested by the driver who is retiring that  day


Ee 3/3 16318

Martin Baumann
 

Will be working vice steam on May 29th between Romanshorn and Rorschach or Kreuzlingen:


http://www.mthb.ch/documents/events/16-flyer1-uferdampf16-1.pdf

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