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SBB/ÖBB NightJet Zürich-Budapest

csipromo
 

Can anybody confirm whether the WSBA (Wagonservice) Couchette coach often seen with this consist since September 2019 is a Bvcmz 248.5 or Bvcmbz 249.1?
https://www.flickr.com/photos/128127287@N07/48511767141

Thanks

Mike C


Re: [Swiss Rail] railway rescue cranes Ep. IV - V- VI SBB

Guerbetaler
 

Am 14.04.2021 um 12:24 schrieb tms460 via groups.io:
Could pleae help me with confirmed informations regarding railway rescue cranes in Switzerland

It's worth mentioning that cranes haven't been the first choice of rescue equipment in Switzerland. You can only use a crane after taking away the overhead wire. And you need enough space for a crane to turn. And you need an undamaged track to get near enough to the site.

After a derailment vehicles are rerailed with hydraulic jacks, ropes and come-along (Habegger). If the use of cranes is possible, cranes from work places are taken. The Kirow cranes, standard and narrow gauge, have been seen clearing wreckages. But their normal use is to place points and bridges. Often a road crane comes to help as they can be placed independently from the rails.

The overturned GEX-coaches had been lifted with the SERSA-Kirow-crane from one side and a road crane, brought to the site on a flat car, on the other side.

Markus, Gürbetal


Re: BLS Re 4/4

Guerbetaler
 

Am 15.04.2021 um 10:00 schrieb Clive Dean:
Seems a bit over the top using such powerful locos such as Re465 on the car shuttles, but I guess even these are getting old now!
Don't underestimate the requirements of car shuttle traction. Remember that an RhB Ge 4/4 III is often at the limit bringing a car shuttle to the required speed and the plan is to haul car shuttle train in the Vereina tunnel with a locomotive top and tail.

On the other hand, an Re 465 isn't able to pull more than any other modern locomotive.

Markus, Gürbetal


Re: BLS Re 4/4

Clive Dean
 

Seems a bit over the top using such powerful locos such as Re465 on the car shuttles, but I guess even these are getting old now!


Re: [Swiss Rail] railway rescue cranes Ep. IV - V- VI SBB

csipromo
 

There are a couple of photos of cranes at www.railfaneurope.net under http://www.railfaneurope.net/pix/ch/SBB_CFF_FFS/work/crane/pix.html and rescue trains at http://www.railfaneurope.net/pix/ch/SBB_CFF_FFS/work/rescue/pix.html

I do not see photos of a rescue train with a crane attached.

I found this entry for Hilfszug on Wikipedia. There is a section on the SBB
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hilfszug_(Eisenbahn)

In case of heavier work, the SBB might request a private company like Vanoli or Sersa come to their assistance with one of their Kirov cranes
http://www.railfaneurope.net/pix/ch/private/work/Vanoli/vanoli20021226564.jpg
http://www.railfaneurope.net/pix/ch/private/work/Vanoli/vanoli20021226587.jpg
http://www.railfaneurope.net/pix/ch/private/work/Sersa/crane/KRC458-2S_180402-17rp.jpg

Here is a photo of a work train, including a crane used to build bridges. It may be SBB or belong to a private company. It does seem to have SBB markings:
https://www.bahnbilder.de/bild/schweiz~e-loks~re-44-ii-sbb-re-420/1191076/bauzug-mit-re-44-ii-11273.html

This might provide more information:
https://www.lokifahrer.ch/Strecken/Intervention/Kranwagen.htm

Regards

Mike C


Re: BLS Re 4/4

Guerbetaler
 

Am 14.04.2021 um 17:05 schrieb Clive Dean:
I take it that otherwise these locos would each need some sort of mega service that just isn't going to happen? 

A TK, as Martin mentioned, is far from being "mega", but you wouldn't spend money on an asset you don't need any more, would you? Technically they are obselete, they are expensive to operate but they are cheap to keep as a reserve. And for the time bing BLS still needs a certain number of them, until the driving trailers are ready for car shuttles with Re 465.

Markus, Gürbetal


Re: BLS Re 4/4

Clive Dean
 

I take it that otherwise these locos would each need some sort of mega service that just isn't going to happen? 


[Swiss Rail] railway rescue cranes Ep. IV - V- VI SBB

tms460
 

Hello,

Could pleae help me with confirmed informations regarding railway rescue cranes in Switzerland

for Ep. IV - V - VI [now], meaning depot locations, cranes types and loading 

capacity, lokomotive used, how they work with rescue trains...etc


My model target reads => how to build SBB model rescue train in H0 scale for Ep IV -V including crane.


Thank you in advance,

Best regards from Gdansk,PL
Tomasz Sztencel


Re: BLS Re 4/4

Martin Baumann
 

174 is also out of service. Its authority to run expired on 28.01.2021

Without at least a TK the next locos that expire are

175 09.10.2021

178 26.06.2021

186 21.08.2021

190 27.11.2021

According to Schweizer Eisenbahn Revue BLS expect to have 12 locos remaining at the end of 2021


Re: 230 km/h

Guerbetaler
 

Am 20.03.2021 um 21:54 schrieb Martin Baumann:
trains worked by 501 units are now permitted to run at 230 km/h in the Ceneri Tunnel and the Gotthard Base Tunnel will be authorised soon
Today in 501 018:


Re: Coach Numbering Font

Alan McMillan
 

Hi Markus

I didn't think I knew enough about this to say, but I went to a font download site to get the Calibri font only to discover that it dates from 2005! Clearly not what was used on coaches during the SBB + CFF era. If SBBH have used it on their vehicles, I'm shocked too!

The DIN 1451 Mittelschrift DB Regular font is the correct one although I did have to tweak the figure 1 and 7 to get it absolutely right according to period close-up photos I have of number panels.

Alan


Re: Coach Numbering Font

Guerbetaler
 

Am 09.04.2021 um 19:51 schrieb csipromo via groups.io:
https://www.moba-forum.ch/index.php?thread/4495-schriftart-für-nummernblock-sbb-wagen/
For older markings...
according to SBB Historic, the Leichtstahlwagen have the following markings:
Symbol Height 45mm
Font Calibri
Ginstergelb RAL 1032
(or 3M Scotchcal Nr. 100-604)
Three messages further down, somebody who usually knows what he says, said that he was shocked by this information. And he also said that the current inscriptions on SBBH Leichtstahlwagen were wrong!

Markus, Gürbetal


193 256

Martin Baumann
 

193 256 was briefly in passenger service on March 4th. When 11143 failed between Jetstetten and Rafz on train 1009 193 256, which was running light to Singen, hauled the train to Hüntwangen-Wil where the passengers were taken off, and then took the empty train to Zürich HB. (Eisenbahn Amateur 4/2021)


Re: Re 4/4 II and III changes

csipromo
 


Re: Coach Numbering Font

csipromo
 

https://www.moba-forum.ch/index.php?thread/4495-schriftart-für-nummernblock-sbb-wagen/

For older markings...
according to SBB Historic, the Leichtstahlwagen have the following markings:

Symbol Height 45mm
Font Calibri
Ginstergelb RAL 1032
(or 3M Scotchcal Nr. 100-604)

Modern font: https://company.sbb.ch/de/ueber-die-sbb/profil/sbb-markenportal/basis/schrift.html

Regards

Mike C


Coach Numbering Font

Alan McMillan
 

Does anyone know the name of the font used for numbering SBB coaching stock in the days of the SBB + CFF logo? I've thought previously it was DIN 1451 Engschrift and although that is close, it's not quite right.

Regards

Alan McMillan


Re: Ceneri curve opened to traffic

Gbgen
 

From 5 April 2021 this curve is used by the new RE80 service linking Locarno with Chiasso every 30 minutes, extended hourly to Milano Centrale.

https://www.trenord.it/linee-e-orari/il-nostro-servizio/linee-transfrontaliere/


Re 6/6 overhauls

Martin Baumann
 

BAHNFORUM reports that the overhaul programme will be terminated after the four locos currently in works are released, apparently in this order

11689
11667
11628
11614


Re: BLS Re 4/4

Martin Baumann
 

176 is the lastest loco to be withdrawn. It had been out of service since December 2020


Re: Re 620 Question

csipromo
 

The pantograph blade looks very similar to the one on the Re 6/6 operated by RailAdventure.

Regards

Mike C

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