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RhB Derailment

Martin Baumann
 

Reichenau-Tamins to Ilanz is currently closed due to a derailment.

An unconfirmed report says the train concerned is the Erlebniszug with 602

No further information at present.


Issues with railway photography in CH?

Thomas
 

On April 23, 2020 I photographed the mid-day Rekingen AG - RBL freight train headed by Re 4/4 I 10016 at Siggenthal-Würenlingen AG. The loco is owned by "Verein Erhalt historische Elektrolokomotive Ae 6/6" (CH-VEHE) in Steinen SZ. As the train slowly entered the station and came to a halt, the loco driver aggressively shouted something unintelegible to me. After it crossed a Regio, I photographed it again leaving the station, and when it passed me the driver showed me his middle finger. On both occasions I was standing on public grounds.

This is the first time in 37 years of photographing Swiss railways that someone has had an objection to it. I was wondering if there was a particular issue with that operator or train? I wish I had been able to take a photo of the driver as proof so that I could send it to the society's address to ask directly.

Rgds, Thomas.


SBB / RhB / MGB / BLS photos

Mark Torkington
 

Photos from last weeks trip now online at https://flickr.com/photos/60594715@N07/sets/72157715198604437

Any questions just shout. 

Cheers 

Mark 


Re: Mystery green power car at Genève Aéroport

Martin Baumann
 

This railcar has now been sold to VHMthB in Romanshorn.

It was moved to Bönigen (BLS) works for TK and repaint on 20.06.2020


Re: North-south coridor after Ceneri opening

gordonwis
 

On Wednesday, 29 July 2020, 23:23:43 BST, gordonwis via groups.io <gordonwis=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

It would be more correct to say 'to Bernex Vailly'. The original CGTE tram route - an interurban in those days because Bernex was 'out in the country' ran as far as Bernex village. The re-born Bernex route (for simplicity and cheapness) opened as far as a park and ride on the immediate Geneva (East) edge of Bernex village. The new extension takes the re-born route through Bernex past the original terminus to Vailly which is at the extreme West end of modern Bernex.

I should clarify that 'original' meant the terminus of the Bernex route once it became terminus! This is because the route actually originally ran all the way from Genève Quai de la Poste via Bernex, Vailly (then written as 'Vally'), and Laconnex to Chancy until curtailed to Bernex in 1938. The new extension will however follow the Bernex by pass road and not retrace the original route through the village centre.


Re: North-south coridor after Ceneri opening

gordonwis
 

On Wednesday, 29 July 2020, 11:20:09 BST, Martin Baumann <martin98baumann@outlook.com> wrote:
13.12.2020 TPG Geneva tram extension Bernex to Vaiily
It would be more correct to say 'to Bernex Vailly'. The original CGTE tram route - an interurban in those days because Bernex was 'out in the country' ran as far as Bernex village. The re-born Bernex route (for simplicity and cheapness) opened as far as a park and ride on the immediate Geneva (East) edge of Bernex village. The new extension takes the re-born route through Bernex past the original terminus to Vailly which is at the extreme West end of modern Bernex.


SBB ex SNCF D

Martin Baumann
 

In three batches 1990-2000 SBB bought 41 D 51 87 92-70 from SNCF to work in pushpull trains with EWIV coaches. (Another 7 went to BLS 1990/1991 including one for parts; these were withdrawn in December 2004)

The SBB vehicles were gradually withdrawn until there were only three left this year. 339 recently disappeared from the vehicle register and last Friday 310 and 311 turned up at Kaiseraugst meaning the type is now extinct.

An xls of these vehicles will be in the files section shortly


Re: North-south coridor after Ceneri opening

Martin Baumann
 

Sorry that should be Walchwil (one L) I also forgot the Eppenberg tunnel between Aarau and Olten which will open 13.12 and mean there will be four tracks all the way from Rupperswil to Olten.

https://company.sbb.ch/de/ueber-die-sbb/projekte/projekte-mittelland-tessin/eppenberg.html


Re: North-south coridor after Ceneri opening

Martin Baumann
 

September 4th is the official Ceneri opening, timetable traffic is due to start December 13th

Zug to Arth Goldau is due to re-open on the same date. The new double track section starts at Walchwill station 9+452 and goes to about 11+150 (Zero is Zug station and Arth Goldau is 15+758)

The new Bözberg tunnel is also expected to open 13.12

Also due to open in the next few months:

26.09.2020 deviation through new Boll station on Bern-Worb line (RBS)

October ? LEB new tunnel section at Chauderon in Lausanne

13.12.2020 TPG Geneva tram extension Bernex to Vaiily

I don't think the extensions to the Ceneri and Zimmerberg tunnels have got beyond the proposal stage though with Zimmerberg the Junction layout at the Thalwil end was built with the tunnel so that any new construction can easily be joined to it.


North-south coridor after Ceneri opening

Toma Bacic
 

Hello all!
As the opening of the Ceneri base tunnel is scheduled for September 4, I am interested what infrastructure projects will follow on the north-south corridor.
According to what I learned, the southern extension of Ceneri is planned, but what is the status of that project now? Also, when the opening of the new Bözbergtunnel is planned? Also, what is the status of the southern extension of the Zimmerberg Base Tunnel?
Finally, when the second track between the Zug and Arth-Goldau (the complete section will be doubled or just some parts) will be opened?

Thank you very much and regards
toma

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Re: RhB Ge 6/6 II (701 Class)

Martin Baumann
 

Bahnforum Schweiz suggests 701 will be used as a parts source.

Meanwhile 705 worked 1358 16:47 St Moritz-Landquart yesterday


RhB Ge 6/6 II (701 Class)

Martin Baumann
 

RhB intend that all will be withdrawn by this time next year, with one preserved by the company. The Neue Zürcher Zeitung published a report on the RhB today including their reported travelling on 705 on a freight:

https://www.nzz.ch/schweiz/zeitenwende-bei-der-rhb-aelteste-loks-der-schweiz-verschwinden-ld.1568274?fbclid=IwAR21FFkjhc8XiwZrhrmCtbr5rOToJD5aKg9ueiJ--n1YZGCkMSmou9bVfR8

(German)


Re: RhB : 701

Martin Baumann
 

Abgestellt can mean out of service due to a defect etc but can also mean stabled as in waiting for next working.

If 701 was long term out of service then "Remisiert" or "Ausser Betrieb" is more likely to be used. If it was not going to run again then "Zur Ausrangierung freigegeben" -authorised for withdrawal- might appear.


RhB : 701

David Prior
 

I didn’t notice at the time, but 701 went into Landquart for attention after working diagram #202 on 14th July.

Initially it was under periodic inspection (“Bestellter Fz“), and due out on 5305 diagram #204 the next day, which was indeed shown on the diagrams for 15th.

Seems it didn’t make it back out, and from 16th it became shown as “Reparatur”.

It is now listed as “Abgestellt” ... switched off, or potentially a kind of “stored (un?)serviceable” status.

Does anyone know more - might we have seen the last of it in operation ?


Re: Ee 3/3

Guerbetaler
 

Am 25.07.2020 um 12:50 schrieb Martin Baumann:
The Ee 3/3 at Chur were largely used for the passenger sector with a
little Cargo work.
But the Cargo duties were the reason why the Ee 3/3 remained so long. Their purely electromechanical gear allowed to run under 11 kV on three-rail track.

Markus


Re: Ee 3/3

Martin Baumann
 

The Ee 3/3 at Chur were largely used for the passenger sector with a little Cargo work. Cargo will now use either an Am 843 or a mainline loco. Passenger shunting at Chur has virtually disappeared due to most trains being either units or 460 pushpull so SBB-P will no longer have shunting locos at Chur


Re: Ee 3/3

Guerbetaler
 

Am 25.07.2020 um 00:51 schrieb Martin Baumann:
16383 and 16410 were withdrawn from Chur (hauled away by 11140) on
Wednesday.
What was sent to Chur as replacement?

Markus


Ee 3/3

Martin Baumann
 

16383 and 16410 were withdrawn from Chur (hauled away by 11140) on Wednesday. This means there is only one active loco left on SBB: 16406 at Bellinzona. It has an adapter coupler at one end so that it can be used to move FLIRT units if required


Re: Re 4/4 II and III

gordonwis
 

On Thursday, 23 July 2020, 12:15:36 BST, Gbgen <gbgen@hotmail.com> wrote:
Thanks for the info on 420.207, that wasn't previously reported here. I just checked. Is it known where she currently is? Your wording implies, without specifically stating, that repairs have not been started nor authorised.
It is in Bellinzona works for assessment


Re: Re 4/4 II and III

Gbgen
 

Thanks for the info on 420.207, that wasn't previously reported here. I just checked. Is it known where she currently is? Your wording implies, without specifically stating, that repairs have not been started nor authorised.

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