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Re: Vectron Question

csipromo
 

Railcolor.net also has 193 492 (the original "Nightpiercer") also back in operation for SBB Cargo International.
491 and 493 still show as WRS Germany.

Regards

Mike


Vectron Question

csipromo
 

https://www.railcolor.net/index.php?nav=1000001&lang=1&file=siem_22359_60&action=image

Railcolor.net has 193 490 listed as leased by SBB Cargo International as of unspecified date

Can anybody confirm this?

Last info that I had was that the locomotive had been leased by WRS.

Regards

Mike C


Re: DB locos on loan to the SBB

csipromo
 

Sorry, the BLS did testing with a BR 120. SBB did testing with a BR 103 during or shortly after construction of the Heitersberg tunnel on the Zurich-Olten line.

Regards

Mike C


Re: DB locos on loan to the SBB

Martin Baumann
 

On Thu, May 6, 2021 at 11:00 PM, Martin Baumann wrote:


128 001 .... was working EC 101 (Wiesbaden-Brig) between Basel and Brig
Sorry, that should read EC 101 between Bern and Brig


Re: DB locos on loan to the SBB

Martin Baumann
 

I confused two different occaisions:

between 06 and 23.09.1977 103 233 and 3 DB measuring coaches were on loan to SBB running between Zürich and Olten.

The highspeed testing of EWIV was done in Germany:

103 003 reached 256 km/h with 4 EWIV and a DB measuring coach between Gütersloh and Neubeckum in January 1987


Re: DB locos on loan to the SBB

Martin Baumann
 

On Thu, May 6, 2021 at 09:27 PM, csipromo wrote:


The Adtranz 128 (12X) was also frequently seen in Switzerland.
Yes, I had 128 001 from Thun to Spiez 04.08.1998. It was working EC 101 (Wiesbaden-Brig) between Basel and Brig


Re: DB locos on loan to the SBB

Guerbetaler
 

Am 06.05.2021 um 22:27 schrieb csipromo via groups.io:
I think that the BLS did testing with a 103 on the Loetschberg line. AFAIR it was not a lease, it was a loan or a joint operation with DB.
The Adtranz 128 (12X) was also frequently seen in Switzerland.
All these testings can't be compared to the lease of E40 and 194, which were put into daily operation and pulled regular trains. The E40 helped until enough RBe 4/4 and Re 4/4 II were delivered. The 194 helped out some 20 years later and were used in heavy freight traffic, especially Weiacher Kies trains and the like.

EA 8/1961 2 E40 149-150 + 2 E91 on lease
11.08.1961 +E40 138-139 until 03.09.1961

05.07.1962 4 E40
31.07.1962 +2 E40
01.10.1962 -2 E40
31.10.1962 -4 E40

04.02.1963 5 E40 Depot Basel until 03.03.1963
18.04.1963 6 E40 138, 139, 150, 152, 177, 191 until 19.05.1963
17.06.1963 4 E40 Depot Basel
08.07.1963 4 E40 Depot Zürich
20.08.1963 4 E40 Depot Bern until 24.11.1963

From EA 8/1963:
In Zürich stehen 2 Lok in Reserve, die beiden andern führen Personen- und Güterzüge auf den Linien Zürich—Zug, —Schaffhausen, —Eschlikon, —Ragaz und —Wettingen. Dieser Einsatz ergibt die in unseren Kreisen
so beliebten internationalen Kombinationen: «Transalpin» Zürich—Basel täglich OeBB-Triebwagen mit DB E 40-Vorspann; 18. 6. Zug 5779 Wettingen—Zürich mit Zuglok C 5/6 2954 und Vorspann E 40; Züge mit E 40-Doppeltraktion; Güterzüge ab Basel mit Be 4/6-Lok und E40-
Vorspann; 8—10.7. Züge 3051/3074 Zürich—Schaffhausen—Zürich mit E 40-Vorspann instruktionshalher; 5. 7. Zug 822 Schaffhausen—Zürich
mit Zuglok E 40 und Schlußlok E 40 in Rückleitung kreuzte in Niederglatt Zug 3043 mit Vorspann E 40.

Pantographs for E40 had been taken from Ae 3/6 10674, Ae 4/7 10910, 10918, 11005. E40 ran without Signum and needed thus two drivers.

Numbers seen: E40 017—19, 139, 149—51, 177, 191, 225, 254—55. 264.
Locomotives returned to Offenbrung every 14 days for maintenance. During this time they were replaced with other locomotives.

E91 on Basler Verbindungsbahn and Hafenbahn

Expo 64 30.04.-25.10.1964
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Expo_64

during Expo: 12 E40 in different places, now fitted with Signum

also E91 in Basel for Verbindungsbahn and Hafenbahn


Re: DB locos on loan to the SBB

csipromo
 

I think that the BLS did testing with a 103 on the Loetschberg line. AFAIR it was not a lease, it was a loan or a joint operation with DB.

The Adtranz 128 (12X) was also frequently seen in Switzerland.

Regards

Mike C


Re: DB locos on loan to the SBB

Martin Baumann
 

SBB had a 103 on loan for high speed testing of EW IV about 1982 but I can't find the details at present


Re: DB locos on loan to the SBB

csipromo
 


Re: DB locos on loan to the SBB

csipromo
 

Over time, there have been a few occasions where SBB leased or rented DB tractive power, including the E40, E94 and a few other locomotive types.

https://bahnbilder-von-max.ch/keyword-files/db-e-40.html

http://www.dlauterbach.de/Schweiz.html
Photos under Einsatzbilder

SBB has leased some diesel traction for use in the Basel area (harbour) and in the Schaffhausen area.

This list does not include German tractive power leased by private railroads (BLS, SOB, MThB, BT, etc).

Regards

Mike C


DB locos on loan to the SBB

Alan McMillan
 

I have seen a photograph today that shows a Deutsche Bundesbahn Class E40 electric hauling a goods train near Leuk in 1961. The caption stated that a number of these locos were leased to the SBB at that time and were fitted with one German and one Swiss pantograph. Does anyone know more about this?

Alan


Re: New Metre Gauge locomotives

gordonwis
 

On Wednesday, 5 May 2021, 10:41:16 BST, Thomas <tks71@hotmail.com> wrote:
I can't open the link.
Appel d'offres pour 10 locomotives à adhérence pour voie métrique, limité à 16 tonnes par essieu, réparties en quatre lots qui diffèrent techniquement comme suit:
- Lot 1: 15 kV AC charge à tracter par deux locomotives, sans le poids des locomotive 680 t dans 35 ‰ par tous les temps ;
- Lot 2 : 15KV AC bi-mode charge à tracter par deux locomotives, sans le poids des locomotive 680 t dans 35 ‰ par tous les temps et pour les 2 modes ;
- Lot 3: 900 V DC, passant en 1500 V DC dans le futur, charge à tracter sans la locomotive 165 t dans 73 ‰ par tous les temps et pour les 2 tensions ;
- Lot 4: 900 V DC, passant en 1500 V DC dans le futur, bi-mode, charge à tracter sans la locomotive 165 t dans 73‰ par tous les temps et pour les 2 modes.
Des options de commande seront possibles sur une durée de 10 ans à compter de la décision d'adjudication.


Re: RhB Alp Grum webcam

Andy
 

This is probably its 3rd year in operation. They took it down for the first winter, but left it up this and began work again clearing the snow last week. I've many a view of it as it's been a fascinating destination for Dienstzug.

Andy


Re: New Metre Gauge locomotives

Thomas
 

I was now able to find the tender announcement. The weight is 16 tonnes/axle, so 64 tonnes total, the same as MOB's Ge 4/4 and 1.5 tonnes heavier than MBC's Ge 4/4.

Rgds, Thomas.


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

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