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RhB Alp Grum webcam

stephenhorobin
 

http://viewer2:viewer2@primosemadeni.ddns.net/cgi-bin/media.cgi?action=getSnapshot&channel=2
Looking at this webcam recently there appears to be some construction of mains electricity power lines on the ledge above the valley curve. The construction is of huge trestles standing on the edge of the far end of the Bahnhof. Looking closely you can make out a person on top of the trestle The skills of the people involved is to be admired and look that they may be much as home in a circus as they would constructing a cable way.!
Steve.


Re: New Metre Gauge locomotives

Thomas
 

I can't open the link. Is 16 tonnes total weight or per axle? If total, these would be tiny locos, already the new Stadler diesels/electro-diesels or electro-battery locos already weigh 26.5-28 tonnes.

Any idea for what use they are being bought?

Rgds, Thomas.


Re: 25 more Vectron for BLS

carlo_hertogs
 

BLS-Vectron operations in Belgium expanded

Since October 2020 the second batch of BLS-Vectron locomotives (475 416-440) started up commercial service on Belgian tracks working the Ambrogio shuttles. In fact the locomotives were used all the way between Muizen near Mechelen in Belgium and t Gallarate in Italy and back. Since the last two weeks of April 2021 the BLS-Vectrons are also used to haul the Frenkendorf shuttles. These Crossrail container trains link trice a week the Swiss staion Frenkendorf-Fullinsdorf with Antwerpen-Waaslandhaven. And since beginning May (first spot yesterday and again today) BLS-Vectrons appear also hauling the GTS-shuttles that link five times a week Piacenza (I) with Zeebrugge.
As I believed Siemens had suspended the delivery of the new Locomotives and the highest number that has been spotted until now in Belgium is 475 425 if my informations are correct ( I know this info corresponds with the info in this topic) and 10 locomotives to workt all these trains is rather small. I have some questions hoping someone can give me more information.

Is the suspension still going on?
What is the highest number of the batch already being used by BLSCargo? Still 475 425?
Can somebody confirm the locomotives are used all the way on these trains? I mean: also on the Italian stretches.

Greetings and thanks in advance for answers.

Carlo


Re: BLS 528 units

Guerbetaler
 

Am 04.05.2021 um 20:53 schrieb csipromo via groups.io:
This video shows a lot of them
I count four. That would be one test consist as seen in other parts of Switzerland.

Markus, Gürbetal


Re: BLS 528 units

csipromo
 

This video shows a lot of them all lined up at Bern-Wyermannshaus at 58:30
https://youtu.be/Bx8H4gKi2pE?t=3508

Regards

Mike C


Re: RhB 6/6ii passenger diagrams Apr 21

tudor erich
 

On Tuesday, May 4, 2021, 09:42:59 AM GMT+1, glenn allen via groups.io <glenn_rhb=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
- Although not a Ge6/6II diagram you don’t mention the booked workings for train 4109  on a Saturday.

3512 last Saturday.
Bernard


New Metre Gauge locomotives

Martin Baumann
 

BAM (MBC) and MOB have jointly requested tenders for 10 locomotives:

Maximum weight to be 16 tonnes

BAM want four units of which two are to be bimode (it does not specify if this is diesel or battery)

MOB want six units including bimodes but the tender does not say how many.

The MOB units are to be capable of upgrading from the current 900v DC electrification to 1500v DC

https://www.simap.ch/shabforms/COMMON/search/projectDetail.jsf (French)


BLS 528 units

Martin Baumann
 

BLS have announced that these units will enter passenger service on Monday 10th May between Bern and Neuchatel.

https://www.bls.ch/de/unternehmen/medien/medienmitteilungen/2021/05-04-einfuehrung-mika (German)

It is not clear from the BLS statement if the units will immediately replace all loco hauled workings or if this will be gradual


Re: RhB 6/6ii passenger diagrams Apr 21

glenn allen
 

: SwissRail Group
Subject: Re: [SwissRail] RhB 6/6ii passenger diagrams Apr 21

 

  • Although not a Ge6/6II diagram you don’t mention the booked workings for train 4109  on a Saturday.

Glenn

 


Re: Tunnel contracts, was: FAG new shunters 103-105

Guerbetaler
 

Am 03.05.2021 um 13:20 schrieb tudor erich via groups.io:
Is this something that has happened before with the BLS top tunnel?
No, it hasn't.

The old Lötschberg tunnel was alread rebuilt for many km when the request for additional money was placed. Thus Marti will get a large sum additionally. Marti is also requesting more money for the refurbishment of the Sensetalbahn. But this case is still open.

Still another case is the Weissenstein of BLSN, where Implenia won the contract but Porr went to the court and the judges decided that Implenia had more subcontractors than allowed and passed the contract on to Porr.

A similar thing had happened with an earlier construction lot of the Furka tunnel of MGI.

It's not an easy time for infrastructure managers in these days. Soon they will need more lawyers than engineers! This is not a positive development.

Markus, Gürbetal


Re: RhB 6/6ii passenger diagrams Apr 21

David Prior
 

Apologies for the bizarre symbols appeared. It’s corrected below, and the corrupted link replaced. Hope it’s fixed this time.

https://swissrail.groups.io/g/main/files/RhB/RhB%20Ge%206_6ii%20Apr%202021.pdf

[moderators note: The link wall always appear like this because URLs mustn't contain spaces. Any space is replaced with %20. You can avoid this by naming files without spaces! - Markus]


Re: FAG new shunters 103-105

tudor erich
 

SER for May 2021 reports that MGB have cancelled the contract for
the tunnel refurbishment as the consortium including Frutiger tried
to raise their price by 50 % from that agreed in November 2019.
Is this something that has happened before with the BLS top tunnel?


Re: RhB 6/6ii passenger diagrams Apr 21

Robin Jorimann
 

Is it definite that Ge 6/6ii 704 will be preserved? If so it might appear on the Davos - Filisur Erlebnis one day I hope.


Re: FAG new shunters 103-105

Guerbetaler
 

Am 03.05.2021 um 11:29 schrieb Martin Baumann:
On Sat, Mar 27, 2021 at 09:43 PM, Guerbetaler wrote:
Frutiger-owned Tm for use in the Furka Tunnel. NVR numbers 90 85
829 0103-3, 90 85 829 0104-1, 90 85 829 0105-8
SER for May 2021 reports that MGB have cancelled the contract for the
tunnel refurbishment as the consortium including Frutiger tried to
raise their price by 50 % from that agreed in November 2019. MGB
have now requested new tenders for the work and the three locos at
Landquart may be surplus to requirments depending on who wins the new
contract.
The company isn't MGB but MGI. MGI is owned by Confederation and cantons and is owner of the whole infrastructure.

MGB is a railway undertaking only owning rolling stock. The shares of MGB are largely in private possession but Confederation and cantons own a minority. Private shareholders are partly organized in BVZ Holding which is also owner of GGB.

BVZ Holding and Confederation/cantons hold 50% each of Matterhorn Gotthard Management AG, which manages all companies mentioned.

Not a simple structure but perfectly working.

Markus, Gürbetal


Re: RhB : new shunters 102,103,104

Martin Baumann
 

On Sat, Mar 27, 2021 at 09:43 PM, Guerbetaler wrote:


Frutiger-owned Tm for use in the Furka Tunnel.
NVR numbers 90 85 829 0103-3, 90 85 829 0104-1, 90 85 829 0105-8
SER for May 2021 reports that MGB have cancelled the contract for the tunnel refurbishment as the consortium including Frutiger tried to raise their price by 50 % from that agreed in November 2019. MGB have now requested new tenders for the work and the three locos at Landquart may be surplus to requirments depending on who wins the new contract.


RhB 6/6ii passenger diagrams Apr 21

David Prior
 

File uploaded to RhB folder with the April update.


Essentially the 3 remaining operable loks - 702, 703, 707 - were appearing on freight turns only in the month, and have not been diagrammed for 4109 (early Chur-Samedan), 4709/4718 (Ilanz)or 4367 (evening Klosters) since 703 did the Ilanz runs on 1st April, when it was due to also cover 1358. The only other diagrammed work was a Landquart-St Moritz return, also by 703, on Fri 9th April, and the Landquart-Ilanz Rheinschlucht Erlebnis series (24/25th April and 1st/2nd May).

Given the absence of regular passenger work I will think about how to change the format - clearly little point now in following what were previously the Ge6/6ii duties.


Re: Info on 2 closed SBB lines near Zurich?

Martin Baumann
 

On Wed, Feb 1, 2017 at 11:44 PM, Martin Baumann wrote:

Letten station still exists and bizarrely a Berlin S-Bahn trailer, 875 003 (EB 165 080), is preserved there.
This car is still there as of April 2021. It is part of a bar called "Stazione Paradiso". It used to be visible from trains on the Wipkingen line but is now largely obscured by trees and vegetation. The bar owners have covered the car with an awning which makes it difficult to spot from google earth or similar


Re: RhB : Is it farewell to 602 ??

Martin Baumann
 

A post on BAHNFORUM reports 602 donated its transformer and tap changer to repair 605.

605 was in freight service yesterday


Re: Re 460 108 Query

csipromo
 

I'm still not sure about the colours, but the roof section seems ill fitted in this photo too:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/maccookie/49278875421/
and is uneven in this one too: https://www.flickr.com/photos/40826712@N00/31143685113/

Is it possible that the roof section would be swapped out with another locomotive during maintenance, leading to the paint lines not matching 100%?
It would seem to me that the paint would be applied while the locomotive was assembled and not painted as parts, but I may be wrong.

Regards

Mike C


Re: Re 460 108 Query

Alan McMillan
 

That slight colour difference looks like an illusion caused by the angle that section of the loco presents to the light.

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