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Ceneri base tunnel

Martin Baumann
 
Edited

The tunnel will be taken into service overnight 29.02 to 01.03 to start test running. At the same time Taverne to Lugano will be converted to ETCS Level two signalling (which the tunnel will have from the start)

The Federal opening ceremony is scheduled for 04.09.2020 and an opening festival will take place 12/13.12.2020 Timetabled traffic will start on the 13th


Re: MOB Loco-hauled trains?

Thomas
 

On Thu, Feb 27, 2020 at 06:23 AM, csipromo wrote:


AFAIK the Goldenpass trains are still locomotive hauled, with a locomotive
situated in the middle of the consist with a pilot coach (steuerwagen) at
either end.

Regards

Mike C
According to the MOB website the Steuerwagen with VIP seats are currently not available, probably because they are being converted to Schwab couplings. In any case, there are only two such trainsets (= four Steuerwagen Ast 116/117 and Ast 151/152) available.

Rgds, Thomas.


End of season

Guerbetaler
 

Today it was decided to cancel Engadin Marathon after two Italian children staying in Engadin were discovered to be infected with Coronavirus.

Markus, Gürbetal


Re: MOB Loco-hauled trains?

csipromo
 

AFAIK the Goldenpass trains are still locomotive hauled, with a locomotive situated in the middle of the consist with a pilot coach (steuerwagen) at either end.

Regards

Mike C


MOB Loco-hauled trains?

Thomas
 

Hello,

As soon as the weather gets sunnier I want to try to photograph some loco-hauled trains on the MOB. Are any of the midday trains in particular loco-hauled or does that change daily? I already know that the two "Belle Époque" turns are normally Be 4/4 9200/ABe 4/4 9300. Are the early morning/late evening trains also loco-hauled (or ABDe 8/8 4000)?

Rgds, Thomas.


Re: SBB conductor key

csipromo
 

Here are three keys (Ricardo): https://www.ricardo.ch/de/a/sbb-wagenschluessel-3-stk.-1106350526/

Regards

Mike C


Mid-life refurbishment of ICN trainsets

Chris Wood
 

According to an article posted today in Railway Gazette International, Swiss Federal Railways has announced plans to undertake the SFr400m mid-life refurbishment of its 44 ICN tilting inter-city trainsets in 2021-29. The work will be undertaken at Yverdon-les-Bains, and will ensure a further 20 years of operation.

https://www.railwaygazette.com/traction-and-rolling-stock/sbb-announces-icn-tilting-train-modernisation-plan/55867.article


BOB Wilderswil

Martin Baumann
 

Due to the construction of the Wilderswil (road) bypass the BOB line is being realigned in the vicinity of the end of the local airfield. The existing formation will close after traffic on 13.04.2020 and the new one will open on 25.04.2020.  BOB have confirmed to me that the distance will be reduced by 34 metres but that they are also adjusting the kilometre posts back towards Interlaken so distances beyond the deviation will not change.  Interlaken Ost (buffers) is current minus 180 metres and will therefore change to minus 146 metres. The reason for the minus distances is the expansion of the airfield in 1957 which took over the original formation, the current one being brought into use on August 8th that year


RhB 706 today

gordonwis
 

706 did first two runs of turn 313 vice ge4/4II today. However was swapped for 621 for last run (RE1351)


Live video in RhB Alvra sets

young_pete2000
 

I was travelling from St Moritz towards Chur recently and one of the in-train video screens was displaying "Live Cam" which appeared to come from a camera on the the front of the Driving Trailer. There were obviously problems with it as the video kept freezing and having to be re-started. It would appear that there are some gremlins to solve.


MGB Xm 4/4

Guerbetaler
 

I think MGB Xm 4/4 901-904 and X 4995-96 ex DZ 2352 and 54 are not too well known. They are of the type of equipment you have to buy but hope to never use.

<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpWR35DO-5c&feature=emb_rel_end>

Film by HIlton, who delivered the vehicles.

Markus, Gürbetal


SBB conductor key

tms460
 

Hello,
Maybe You have technical draw of SBB conductor as per picture below.
Best regardsTomasz Sztencel


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Re 4/4 II 2020

Martin Baumann
 
Edited

I am about to add a text document in the files section, mainly based on reisezüge.ch , listing all day trains booked for Re 4/4 II except the majority of 420 LION for which confirmed workings are unavailable. The following rules apply:

If a train is booked 421 this is noted after the arrival time.

If there is no number after the arrival time, except 421 if required, then the train is Re 4/4 II 7 days per week.

If a train is only Re 4/4 II on certain days this is indicated by 1 to 7 1 = Monday 7 = Sunday

If a train is booked a pair it is indicated by repeating the train number as in this example

IR 2276 Zürich HB 17:08 Basel SBB 18:13 1 to 5
IR 2276 Zürich HB 17:08 Basel SBB 18:13 1 to 5

The latest Eisenbahn Amateur reports the maximum requirement is 38 single locos and 9 LION pairs. The latter seems wrong, I think it should be 12


Re: More Stadler units for Zentralbahn

Martin Baumann
 

"I assumed that meant four three-car power units, and two separate intermediate trailer cars, as with the current "


That is correct, the two new units will be 7 cars with the middle car being a potentially separate vehicle but not a Bistro.

The half replacement suggested by Krist would be something like 150 101+150 301 then 151 211 replacing 150 201


Re: More Stadler units for Zentralbahn

Chris Wood
 

The more I read this thread, the more I don't understand it. The link in the original post talks about two new seven car ADLERs. So I assumed that meant four three-car power units, and two separate intermediate trailer cars, as with the current ADLERs.

Martin Baumann then writes:

The Adler units will be 151 011 and 151 012 and will not have a Bistro car
So does that mean that the new Adlers will only be six cars long. Or will they still have an intermediate trailer car, but it just won't contain a bistro.

Krist then writes:

I assume they could also be used to replace a half set from a Luzern - Interlaken express Adler.
Which could be read as suggesting that what is on order ('they') are just two three-car power units (obviously you couldn't replace half a Luzern - Interlaken express set with a whole seven car 151).

Can anybody clarify?.


Basel Commuter Re 4/4 II in 2020 timetable

Martin Baumann
 
Edited

Monday to Friday
1
Loco and 5 coaches
ECS Basel-Dagmersellen
ECS Dagersellen-Olten
17042 06:36 Olten-Basel 07:17

2
Loco and 4 coaches
17313 04:46 Basel-Olten 05:25
ECS Olten-Sissach
17046 07:47 Sissach-Basel 08:17
17082 16:46 Basel-Delemont
ECS Delemont-Laufen

3
Loco and 4 coaches
17057 07:12 Laufen-Basel 07:42
17067 17:26 Basel-Stein Säckingen 17:54
ECS to Basel

Note that the standby trains (Dispozüge) at Zürich, Basel and Bern are now formed of 460 and EWIV pushpull though the Basel commuter sets mentioned above are still used occaisionally as a Dispozug


Re: ZVV new S20 services with Lion

Martin Baumann
 
Edited

In the current timetable only trains 20026 and 20067 are a LION set, all other S20 are now 450


Re: More Stadler units for Zentralbahn

Krist van Besien
 

On Wed, 19 Feb 2020 at 19:13, Guerbetaler <guerbetaler@sunrise.ch> wrote:

Am 19.02.2020 um 18:54 schrieb Martin Baumann:
(150 001 would refer to the whole 7 section unit)
(but this number isn't written on the units)

As an example of part of an Adler working:
06.01.2016 2922 Luzern-Interlaken 150 103+150 303+160 004
The disadvantage of this configuration is the cab of 160 004
facing 150 303. This prevents passengers of the FINK to visit the Bistro
or to be served by the Bistro waiter.
Which is why one can hope that if one of the 150 units needs to go to
the workshop they in the future replace it with a 151, and not a
160...

Krist


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krist@vanbesien.org
Bern, Switzerland


Re: More Stadler units for Zentralbahn

Guerbetaler
 

Am 19.02.2020 um 18:54 schrieb Martin Baumann:
(150 001 would refer to the whole 7 section unit)
(but this number isn't written on the units)

As an example of part of an Adler working:
06.01.2016 2922 Luzern-Interlaken 150 103+150 303+160 004
The disadvantage of this configuration is the cab of 160 004
facing 150 303. This prevents passengers of the FINK to visit the Bistro or to be served by the Bistro waiter.

In a future Engelberg train without Bistro this disdavantage wouldn't be important.

Markus

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