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Martin Baumann
 

Bombardier have started to infest the Gotthard route. Yesterday 502 016 worked

684 16:00 Lugano-Basel
687 19:03 Basel-Lugano

(7 min turnround in Basel)


Re: Bahnbilder von Max Hintermann

csipromo
 

It's good to see that the site is back up and running.
It would be nice to see some kind of system, perhaps similar to polier.ch, but perhaps a little less costly.
I am not sure what the monetary value of a photo is, but sites with photos prior to 1990 definitely have some kind of value.
Maybe 1 - 2 CHF for a medium resolution photo and 2 - 3 for a high resolution copy?

I guess you then have to come up with a licensing scheme. I don't know about watermarking, but definitely putting the name on the edge of the photo would be a good idea.

Regards

Mike C


Re: Restaurant cars in COVID times

Guerbetaler
 

Am 09.03.2021 um 00:48 schrieb Andrew Moglestue via groups.io:
I understand that in view of current advice and regulations, the operation of restaurants on trains is suspended.
It is however still surprising how many restaurant cars are still running, but simply closed and not served.
They are not served, but not closed. You always see people sitting there who want to sit at a table to work ... or to eat. It is allowed to eat on trains, but only what you brought with you.

As far as I can see, all SBB consists are unchanged and the restaurants offer a welcome additional space so that passengers can keep distance.

RhB consists are not fixed; WR are marshalled in and out of consists and they don't do it now. Instead I have seen first class coaches added to the Engadin trains.

Markus

  


Restaurant cars in COVID times

Andrew Moglestue
 

I understand that in view of current advice and regulations, the operation of restaurants on trains is suspended.

It is however still surprising how many restaurant cars are still running, but simply closed and not served.

On fixed formations sets this is understandable, as it is not easy to remarshall such a train.

But what about the EW 4 sets? Surely it wouldn't be a big deal to remarshall these trains?

Or do the WR have some additional function?


Re: Conversion of Waldenburg railway to metre gauge

Chuck Higdon
 

More than a slightly amusing anecdote.

Take care,
Chuck


Re: Conversion of Waldenburg railway to metre gauge

Simon
 

Andrew,

Can you tell us where this vantage point is located?

So we can also get a nice photo and avoid the speed trap :-)


Re: WG: articule Bulle-Broc en voie normale

Andrew Moglestue
 

If you want to consider recovery of closed tram routes, there is also Guisanplatz to Wankdorf in Bern, Farbhof to Schlieren in Zürich, various bits in Geneva, and if you don't mind considering deviations from the original route, trams returning to both Schwamendingen and Glattbrugg, both in Zürich (and suburbs). And cross-border tram routes in Basel. Maybe at some point also trams returning to Lugano, Lausanne and Biel and probably more things like that to follow.

When it comes to heritage and tourist railways, the DFB also deserves a very special mention.


Re: WG: articule Bulle-Broc en voie normale

Guerbetaler
 

Am 08.03.2021 um 12:13 schrieb Andrew Moglestue via groups.io:
Consider Limmattalbahn for example, or Oensingen Balsthal Bahn, or the Gornergrat Tramway.
OeBB has never been closed, even if there was much talk about this and the passenger offer has been reduced to peak hours. There are other lines, where such things happened, like Monthey - St-Gingolph or Apples - L'Isle. But they have never been considered "closed".

Other real reopenings, not exactly following the old route, were Niederbipp - Oensingen (ASM), Solothurn - Inkwil (- NBS) and many lines of the Genève tram network.

Markus, Gürbetal


Re: Conversion of Waldenburg railway to metre gauge

Andrew Moglestue
 

A little, maybe slightly amusing anecdote.

I went to the WB yesterday (Sunday) afternoon to stomp up and down the line a bit and get some pictures. Knowing well that this might well be my last visit.

I wouldn't say there were many photographers about, but i did see a camera here and there.

I discovered one location that I thought might be a good vantage point for taking pictures and saw that two other gentlemen had positioned themselves not far away and held what looked like a super sophisticated video camera.

As I guess rail photographers do in such situations and in the days of Covid, I nodded in greeting while keeping my distance.

Although they didn't say anything, sensed they were not comfortable with me being there.

I then realised the two gentlemen were wearing identical clothes.

A closer look revealed they were actually wearing police uniforms.

Well, I thought, policemen can be enthusiasts too, and maybe they are stopping off to get some footage between jobs or on their way home.

And then I realized they were not pointing the camera at trains but at passing cars, and that it was actually a speed gun.


Re: WG: articule Bulle-Broc en voie normale

Andrew Moglestue
 

Even in Switzerland, once a line has been torn up, there's little chance of getting it back.
In this particular case I would agree.

But in general, and in view of the fact that Switzerland doesn't have many closed lines, at least not compared to the likes of Britain or France, there does seem to be a quite good rate of them coming back.

Consider Limmattalbahn for example, or Oensingen Balsthal Bahn, or the Gornergrat Tramway. Okay, three wholly different situations. But nevertheless they are lines that were effectively closed but that came back in some form.

I haven't done the arithmetic, but I guess that as a percentage of total lines closed that is probably far better than Britain or France are doing for reopening lost lines.


Re: WG: articule Bulle-Broc en voie normale

George Raymond
 

"BTW I'd rather wish Châtel-St-Denis - St-Légier back in the ng network than Bulle - Broc. But that's my preference."
That's an interesting one, Markus. Do you think there's a fair prospect of this one? It's an obvious network gap, I would think.
A trip along the line's route doesn't raise much hope:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2PHar_L85s

Even in Switzerland, once a line has been torn up, there's little chance of getting it back.

George


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Re: Bahnbilder von Max Hintermann

Max Wyss
 

If not already done, it might be a good idea to add an according watermark to the publicly available pictures.

Max

PS. if automatisation of Photoshop would become an issue, feel free to contact me in private.



Re: WG: articule Bulle-Broc en voie normale

Mick Sasse
 

"BTW I'd rather wish Châtel-St-Denis - St-Légier back in the ng network than Bulle - Broc. But that's my preference."

That's an interesting one, Markus. Do you think there's a fair prospect of this one? It's an obvious network gap, I would think.

Cheers
Mick


Re: Bahnbilder von Max Hintermann

Stefan Unholz
 

The site has already been resurrected and is now maintained by Urs G. Berger, known to many of us for his activities in the field of TEE trains and Swiss Container cars. The pictures will remain as small as they currently are. In future, large resolution versions will only be available on special request.

Regards, Stefan


Re: Bahnbilder von Max Hintermann

Rob V
 

Stefan Unholz wrote:
The site has been taken down by its maintainer, Roebi Sturzenegger.
Apparently, too many pictures were stolen or misused without his approval,
and he was also flooded with questions and requests regarding the pictures.
He has handed the Hintermann archive over to somebody else who will
eventually decide how to keep it accessible in a restricted form.
It has been partially archived here:
<https://web.archive.org/web/20191230231132/http://bahnbilder-von-max.ch/index.html>

Cheers,
--
Rob
"I have never understood why it should be necessary to become irrational
in order to prove that you care, or, indeed, why it should be necessary
to prove it at all." - Avon, Blake's 7


Re: WG: articule Bulle-Broc en voie normale

Guerbetaler
 

Am 06.03.2021 um 15:10 schrieb gordonwis via groups.io:
> Last day of narrow gauge operation to Broc will be 05.04.2021

Another nail in the coffin for characterful Swiss ng lines
However, I prefer the idea of a railway line continuing to be operated in a rather conventional way over the inevitable closure of the very special cases. See
  • Le Locle - Les Brenets: will be replaced by bus;
  • Orbe - Chavornay: chance to survive thanks to leaving dc operation;
  • Meiringen - Innertkirchen: will survive as part of a larger system but will loose its dc particularity.

To be continued.

BTW I'd rather wish Châtel-St-Denis - St-Légier back in the ng network than Bulle - Broc. But that's my preference.

Markus, Gürbetal


Re: Bahnbilder von Max Hintermann

gordonwis
 

On Saturday, 6 March 2021, 09:09:21 GMT, Alan McMillan <alan@techwareconsultancy.com> wrote:

Does anyone know what has happened to this excellent website?
The site is still there but all the photographs have disappeared.
Site says 'last updated 5 March', so yesterday Friday. The little blue question marks in place of photos happens when the image source is removed or the link is made duff in some way, so something planned or unplanned has clearly happened


Re: Bahnbilder von Max Hintermann

Alan McMillan
 

Stefan Unholz wrote:
The site has been taken down by its maintainer, Roebi Sturzenegger.
Apparently, too many pictures were stolen or misused without his approval,
and he was also flooded with questions and requests regarding the pictures.
He has handed the Hintermann archive over to somebody else who will
eventually decide how to keep it accessible in a restricted form.
That's a real shame. It was THE resource for historical photos of the Swiss railways.


Re: WG: articule Bulle-Broc en voie normale

gordonwis
 

Last day of narrow gauge operation to Broc will be 05.04.2021
Another nail in the coffin for characterful Swiss ng lines


Re: Bahnbilder von Max Hintermann

glenn allen
 

Does anyone know what has happened to this excellent website? The site is still there but all the photographs have disappeared.

 

  • Some kind of update took place on the 3rd, might be best to ask the site owner, see if he can shed some light on the problem.
  • rob.sturzenegger@... <rob.sturzenegger@...>;
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