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Re: 25 more Vectron for BLS

Martin Baumann
 

91 85 4 475 420-6 CH-BLSC works number 22866

91 85 4 475 421-4 CH-BLSC works number 22867


Re: SBB Cargo locos

Martin Baumann
 

Next locos to be withdrawn are expected to be 11351 and 11657 though this is not yet confirmed


GGB gift

Gbgen
 

A short notice trip to take advantage of the free ticket offered by the Gornergratbahn to those whose birthday fell during the lockdown period.

Sunday 13 September
A last minute change of plans due to needing to be in work on Tuesday meant I stayed the night in Domodossola instead of Milano.

11197 19:48 Domodossola-Brig

Monday 14 September
Up early for the 05:58 to Brig, formed of 535s 118+124+110 which was fully loaded with commuters. At Brig 93 was viewed on the 06:48 to Fiesch with 2012 on the 06:52 to Zermatt so took 460073/093 on the 06:48 Romanshorn as far as Brig. There 94 was waiting on the 07:08 to Andermatt whilst I took 2012 to Zermatt. Passed 91, 51 and a unit heading towards Visp and 108 on a freight.

Arrived Zermatt 4 late at 08:18 for a quick dash to the GGB station where I easily acquired my free ticket in time for the 08:24 to Gornergrat with 3052+3082. The train was reasonably loaded and, after an hour at the top, the return at 09:55, with 3081+3051, was practically empty. The two up-bound trains passed on the way down were wedged and standing. Back in Zermatt, there was a huge queue for the train that ran out into the street. Additional trains were also been shown to run, but people were arriving faster than they could deal with them. The weather was glorious but I wouldn't have expected a Monday to be an overly busy day, it must have been even worse before Covid. Best advice is to go early.

Unfortunately another unit, 2021, at 11:13 back to Visp, passing only units until 91 on 12:08 Visp-Zermatt. Then 460074/109 to Bern for 460053 to Basel and home.


Re: Ceneri Base Tunnel

Martin Baumann
 

Sorry, that should be 06:04 Chiasso-Zürich which is train number 10458 until Bellinzona


Re: Ceneri Base Tunnel

Martin Baumann
 

First passenger train ran through the tunnel yesterday (14.09), it was 1458 07:02 Bellinzona-Zürich.

At present random trains will be diverted via the tunnel for test and training purposes


Verbano Express 13.09.20

davey
 

Today's trip over the Gotthard to Shaffhausen is 484 021


Re: 11173

Gbgen
 


File /MotivePower/11601-11689E.xls uploaded #file-notice

SwissRail@groups.io Notification <SwissRail@...>
 

The following files have been uploaded to the Files area of the SwissRail@groups.io group.

By: Martin Baumann

Description:
Status of all Re 6/6 locomotives 08.09.2020


Re: DB ICE 1

Martin Baumann
 

401 090+401 590 worked (IC 61) 333 07:28 Basel-Interlaken and ICE 278 10:00 Interlaken-Berlin last Saturday (05.09)


Re: Derailment in Bern

Martin Baumann
 

It was 535 112


Ceneri Base Tunnel

Martin Baumann
 

First revenue freight ran through the tunnel today


Ae 6/6 11413

Martin Baumann
 

11413, part of the VHS Luzern collection but not on display since March 2011 (had been stored in Arth Goldau) has been taken over by Club San Gottardo. On their facebook page they say they are going to investigate restortation to working order.

https://www.facebook.com/526588960703585/photos/a.526626410699840/3732049783490804/ (Italian)


Derailment in Bern

Guerbetaler
 

This morning, about 07:40, the RE Bern - Luzern was derailed when leaving Bern station. Two tracks were blocked until about two o'clock and many trains had to be cancelled. Looking at the third picture of this article:

<https://www.bernerzeitung.ch/zug-entgleist-im-bahnhof-bern-chaos-im-pendlerverkehr-138758683213>

I can't think of another reason than a defect at the switch.

Markus, Gürbetal


2021 timetable and driver shortage

Martin Baumann
 

https://company.sbb.ch/de/medien/medienstelle/medienmitteilungen/detail.html/2020/8/2608-1

German press release on planned changes from 13.12.2020

Towards the bottom of the page there are links to those services that will be temporarily withdrawn from September 7th until December as SBB currently have 211 drivers fewer than required (340 are currently being trained)
This includes the Re 4/4 II peak hour Zürich-Luzern trains and ALL Basel trains from Zürich Flughafen


Re: SBB : Lake Geneva commuter service back

David Prior
 

On 25 Aug 2020, at 15:47, Martin Baumann <martin98baumann@outlook.com> wrote:
6069 is a unit today according to the SBB app, illustration suggests 6 car 511
Ah, yes ... I realised rather too late that the old Re4/4 operation was a big assumption, and could be 460 or unit.
Thanks for filling the gap.


Re: SBB : Lake Geneva commuter service back

Martin Baumann
 

6069 is a unit today according to the SBB app, illustration suggests 6 car 511


SBB : Lake Geneva commuter service back

David Prior
 

Noticed today that there is the first of these back after the covid service reduction.

6054 07:10 St.Maurice - Renens

6069 17:26 Lausanne - St.Maurice


Re: RhB signal

Guerbetaler
 

Am 23.08.2020 um 16:36 schrieb Rob:
With a different audience here, can anyone advise on this signal's purpose?
It is a protection signal for the automatic door of the tunnel.
<https://www.flickr.com/photos/kecko/17133103218/in/photostream/>

A normal main signal must have a white border and means stop when dark. This signal should always be dark when a train passes by. It's there for exceptional situations, e.g. when a train gets stuck on the line or when there is work on the line and transports to the working site are needed.

Markus, Gürbetal


RhB signal

Rob
 

In this video:

https://www.facebook.com/Bahnportraits02/videos/345311906477683/

you can see a single-lens signal at the tunnel mouth. I have only seen this before in Switzerland at a buffer stop (permanent red) which is clearly not the case here. I asked elsewhere and it was suggested it might be related to snow/ice doors inside the tunnel, but a signal that can only show red or dark doesn't sound fail-safe (does a dark aspect mean the bulb has failed or the line is clear)? I'm not aware that Switzerland has yet adopted the British/Italian/etc practice of using different coloured LEDs to display different signal aspects through a single aperture.

With a different audience here, can anyone advise on this signal's purpose? Also, is there an associated distant signal ("vorsignal")? Is it unique or are there others?

thanks in anticipation
Rob


Re: (Former) Swiss ICE-1 sets

Guerbetaler
 

Am 21.08.2020 um 21:57 schrieb 43096:
It appears that DB are starting a modification programme on ICE-1
sets 72 to 90 to make them German only
The ICE1 would need some updates and DB doesn't want to make these, as they don't plan to use the ICE1 in Switzerland any more. Without the update, the rest of the equipment is of no use and is therefore removed.

Markus, Gürbetal

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