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Re: SBB conductor key

Max Wyss
 

This looks to me like a reguler "Bern Key" (the search engines may find
something).

Max.


Re: SBB conductor key

glenn allen
 

That looks like the standard one used by a lot of the railways to operate the ‘ready to depart switch’


Re: RhB 17 - 23 Feb

tudor erich
 

Do you take notes of the numbers of any of the stock hauled please?
Bernard


Re: 11393

Guerbetaler
 

Am 28.02.2020 um 21:11 schrieb Martin Baumann:
(11393 and not 421 393 is the number actually carried)
Also the locomotives of SBB P carry the fife-digit number at the front and the 12-digit EVN only at the side. Each vehicle needs an EVN but it is sufficient to carry it on the side.
91 85 4421 393-0 in rollingstockregister.ch

Markus, Gürbetal


Re: MOB Loco-hauled trains?

Guerbetaler
 

Am 28.02.2020 um 13:58 schrieb Martin Baumann:
221 223 226 228 missing from your list. I believe these still have central buffer?
221 is the bogie test coach, with Schwab couplers since 2018
223 yes still Zp1, forgot to mention it
226 not seen since 2017
228 still has Zp1 and is quite far back in the row in Montreux station.

Markus, Gürbetal


11393

Martin Baumann
 

IRSI/Transrail 11393 has been repainted in TEE livery at Bellinzona (11393 and not 421 393 is the number actually carried)
http://www.tr-transrail.ch/aktuell.php


Re: MOB Loco-hauled trains?

Martin Baumann
 

221 223 226 228 missing from your list. I believe these still have central buffer?


RhB 17 - 23 Feb

gordonwis
 

A few notes from a trip to the RhB to see possible the last winter of nice old trains and stock on the Landquart - Davos/Scoul circuits.


Sargans

420 242 5 tank wagons (2 ex-works) from Buchs towards Landquart
11146 IR Zurich - Chur
1116 209 1334 dep to Bratislava
620 013 mixed freight Buchs - Zurich
620 043 Holcim cement towards Landquart
otherwise Sargans is now 502 new tilting d/d plastic ‘heaven’

At Landquart 420 242 formed up on lar miced freight for northbound to ZRH

Checked in to highly recommended Hotel Terminus Küblis. Room immediately above Platform 1 of station. Hotel back door exits on to platform.
Observations at Küblis based on time train passed hotel.

LQ = Landquart, KL = Klosters

Küblis

613 16.13 to LQ
616 16.43 to LQ
632 18.19 to Klosters
629 18.23 freight non stop towards LQ
618 18.44 to LQ
624 18.48 to KL

Wed

629 8.10 to LQ
633 8.14 to Scuol RE1221
614 9.44 to Disentis RE1224
707 9.44 to St Moritz RE1327
623 10.15 to KL RE1229
633 10.44 to LQ RE1228

Klosters
618 11.20 to LQ RE1232
617 11.30 RE1233
512 on Davos ski shuttle
624 16.56 to LQ RE1354
614 17.42 to LQ RE1256
612 RE1359 to SM

Küblis

706 18.20 freight to LQ
626 18.14 to LQ
623 18.14 to Scuol

Thurs 20/2

Küblis
650 on 10.10 Davos

ski-ing day


616 18.14 to Scuol
702 18.20 freight to LQ
617, 624, 633 also seen

Fri 21/2

Küblis

649 08.10 to Davos
611 8.14 to LQ
624 09.16 to SM
650 09.50 to LQ
627 10.14 to LQ
615 10.14 to Scuol

Sagliains

612 towards Zernez
614 to LQ

Zernez

627 12.30 LQ - SM
611 13.29 SM - LQ
612 ,620 pontresina circuit

Samedan
644 on Albula
614 15.48 to LQ
701 northbound evening long freight ready
630 parked
613 16.08 to Scuol

619 Preda Sledge shuttle

22/2

632 9.44 to LQ
611 10.14 to LQ

Lavin
626 10.17 to Scuol
612 11.05 to Scuol
616 12.00 to Scuol
627 12.05 to Scuol

Ardez
621 15.49 to Disentis
631 16.14 to Scuol
620 16.19 to Scuol
631 16.48 to Pontresina

23/2

Küblis

706 9.44 to SM
630 11.14 to Scuol

Klosters
617 12.32 to Scuol
623 13.29 to Scuol
630 13.29 to Disentis
622 14.02 to SM
706 14.04 to LQ
617 14.28 to LQ

Later in the afternoon set off for home via all carts to ZRH flughafen


Re: MOB Loco-hauled trains?

Guerbetaler
 

Am 27.02.2020 um 15:17 schrieb csipromo via Groups.Io:
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.
Currently the situation is like this:

fitted with new *Schwab* couplers are
Ge 4/4 8001, 8002, 8004
motor coaches 9201-04, 9301-04
driving trailer 151 (117 being in Chernex workshop)
Golden Pass Classic coaches 103, 107, 201, 202
panoramic coaches 1st 111, 112, 114,
panoramic coaches 2nd 251, 252
low floor panoramic 2nd 231, 235, 236, 237, 238
EW I coaches 203, 204, 205, 216, 217, 218, 303

151 was released from workshop recently and I don't know if it is already in use. Panoramic consist I have seen on 31 Dec was:
9303-252-235-112-9203

still fitted with central *buffer*
GDe 4/4 6001-06
driving trailers 152, 116
panoramic coaches 1st 118, 119, 110 (original livery)
panoramic coaches 2nd 220, 222, 224, 225
low floor panoramic 2nd 232, 233, 234

consists of 31 Dec:
152-220-232-6005-224-116
222-225-233-118-119-6003
(consists from Montreux end)

Markus, Gürbetal


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

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