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Re: 11317

Martin Baumann
 

11317 is withdrawn. It will be stripped of spares in Bellinzona and go for scrap from there


RhB Ge 6/6 2

young_pete2000
 

RhB Ge 6/6 II 705 has been working a number of main Albula Line trains today (Jul 27th 2018). Seen from the Filisur webcam. https://www.schmalspurbahn.ch/filisur/webcam/m1807271205317


Re: 11146

Martin Baumann
 

11146 is back in service


Re: Zurich Trip

DAVID STEVENSON
 

On 24 Jul 2018, at 12:36, MWB PHOTO S via Groups.Io <cnfblack5=yahoo.co.uk@groups.io> wrote:
Good Afternoon,Please could someone recommend a scenic journey from Zurich HB
lasting about 1-2 hours, I am going next week and have some time to spare.
Either the Sihltal to Uetliberg, walk along the ridge to get the Felsenegg gondola down and then along the Sihltalbahn back to Zürich or take the train to Dietikon, then the train to Bremgarten and walk through the town and reverse the trip back.

DAVID S


Re: Zurich Trip

Guerbetaler
 

Am 25.07.2018 um 18:09 schrieb Chris Wood via Groups.Io:
The trouble with the S10 is that whilst the scenery is brilliant, the
railway interest is a little samey. Just two types of railcar.
However, technically this line is very interesting, having grades of 79‰, running with d.c. 1200 V unlike other standard gauge railways in Switzerland and having therefore catenary and pantograph 1.30m off the centre, to allow two electrifications of the same track!

One type of motor coaches is d.c. only, the newer type can work both a.c. and d.c. and therefore move the pantograph 1.30m to the side and back.

<https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Uetlibergbahn1_P9190001.JPG>

Markus, Gürbetal


Re: Zurich Trip

Chris Wood
 

I think it depends what you want. As a couple of people have pointed out, for straight scenery (and with no more than two hours to spare) you cannot beat the S10 to Uetliberg, and then a stroll to the summit for the view, which takes in the city, most of Lake Zurich, and (if you are moderately lucky) the Alps. And indeed the walk to Felsenegg followed by cableway and S4 is a wonderful extension, but that is more of a half day expedition than a two hour one. The trouble with the S10 is that whilst the scenery is brilliant, the railway interest is a little samey. Just two types of railcar.

An alternative might be S7 to Rapperswil, then S5/S40 across to Pfaffikon, then S2/S8/S25 back to Zurich. You will circumnavigate most of Lake Zurich (sit on the right for the best views) and see more railway interest.


502 workings

Martin Baumann
 

502 211 entered service yesterday working to Chur. Today it is on the Bern diagram and 009 on the Chur.

I had to go to Chur after midday today and the choice was 11135 at 12:07 or 502 009 at 12:12. I think group members will guess which train I am writing this on :-)


Re: Zurich Trip

csipromo
 

If you want to experience as many trains as possible, my recommendation would be to take an SBB or SBB/DB IC or EC to St. Gallen, change there to the SOB Voralpen Express, take that train to either Pfaeffikon SZ (short trip) or to Samstagern (medium trip) or Arth-Goldau (long trip) or Luzern (extended trip) and then back to Zuerich by SBB.

If you have extra time, you can even go to Praline Scherrer for coffee and a pastry in St. Gallen.

Regards

Mike C


Re: Zurich Trip

Max Wyss
 

I second Stefan Dringenberg's suggestion to get up to the Uetliberg.

Actually, besides the nice view down to the city and Lake Zürich, there is
(visibility assumed) a great scenic view of the prealps and Central Swiss
alps.

If there is a bit more time, you might also consider to do some walking
from Uetliberg to the Felsenegg, and take the cableway down to Adliswil,
and from there the S4, Sihltalbahn back to Zürich.

HTH

Max.


Re: Zurich Trip

Stefan Dringenberg
 

MWB PHOTO S via Groups.Io schrieb am 24 Jul 2018:

Good Afternoon,Please could someone recommend a scenic journey from Zurich
HB lasting about 1-2 hours, I am going next week and have some time to
spare.Many thanks in advance.
Why not taking S10 up to Uetliberg? See
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uetliberg for information. Trains are running
every 30 minutes and are needing 27 min per direction. With a short
walk you will get a great scenic view over the city and Lake Zurich.

HTH
Stefan


Zurich Trip

MWB PHOTO S
 

Good Afternoon,Please could someone recommend a scenic journey from Zurich HB lasting about 1-2 hours, I am going next week and have some time to spare.Many thanks in advance.


11120

Martin Baumann
 
Edited

11120 had a rare mainline trip today when it hauled failed 922 006 plus an RIC coach for extra brake power from Basel to Biel works. 11120 returned to Basel with the coach


Re: 450 093

Martin Baumann
 

Sorry misidentified the service it was 1631 S9 to Uster


450 093

Martin Baumann
 

Is the rear loco on the S 9 1630 Stadelhofen to Schaffhausen today 23/07


Re: Platform Numbers at Basel SNCF

George Raymond
 

On Sun, 22/7/18, Krist van Besien
Shouldn't these be 32,34 and 36, since they are pointing towards Paris,
--------------------------------------------

But if you arrive from Paris, the platforms are pointing away from Paris, so would be odd numbered!
In any case I always assumed these were Swiss track numbers not under SNCF jurisdiction
So does anyone have a guess on why were the numbers 32 and 34 were skipped?

George


Re: Platform Numbers at Basel SNCF

gordonwis
 

On Sun, 22/7/18, Krist van Besien
Shouldn't these be 32,34 and 36, since they
are pointing towards Paris,
--------------------------------------------

But if you arrive from Paris, the platforms are pointing away from Paris, so would be odd numbered!

In any case I always assumed these were Swiss track numbers not under SNCF jurisdiction


Re: Platform Numbers at Basel SNCF

George Raymond
 

In the french sector of the Basel station the platforms are numbered 31,33 and 35. And this is a bit odd. Shouldn't these be 32,34 and 36, since they are pointing towards Paris, not away from Paris...
Is there a story here?
Krist
As an aid to anyone who could shed light on this mystery, here the Basel SBB station map:
https://www.sbb.ch/content/dam/infrastruktur/trafimage/bahnhofplaene/plan-basel-sbb-a4.pdf

George


Platform Numbers at Basel SNCF

Krist van Besien
 

In the french sector of the Basel station the platforms are numbered 31,33
and 35. And this is a bit odd. Shouldn't these be 32,34 and 36, since they
are pointing towards Paris, not away from Paris...

Is there a story here?

Krist


Re: Current status of a couple of Swiss engines

stewartjwells
 

Much obliged to all for the answers.




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Re: Current status of a couple of Swiss engines

csipromo
 

My information about Re 446 016 was that it came out of the shops in it's new livery in April. Would it be normal to be back for a revision after only a few months. I would have expected the revision to have taken place at the same time as the repairs and repaint. Photos from late April/May had it running with 018 in VAE consists.

Regards

Mike C

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