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Re: Gotthardbahn

davey
 

Has the old Gothardbahn been modified (crossovers removed etc)
since the GBT was opened?
Yes

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Re: RIC Am & Bm corridor coaches

Alan McMillan
 

When the day coaches were converted from side corridors to open saloons, they got a version of the green and grey the EWIVs wore.

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/UIC-X-_und_Z2-Wagen_der_SBB#/media/Datei:Bpm_51_85_21-70_456-0_Chur_011011_RE3830_Ch-SG.jpg


Re: RIC Am & Bm corridor coaches

Guerbetaler
 

Am 01.08.2021 um 16:57 schrieb Andy Micklethwaite via groups.io:
When did they lose the all-green livery and what took it's place?
Am, ABm, Bm and Dms didn't lose the all-green livery until they were rebuilt or withdrawn. The new colour depended on what the coach then became.

However, not all Bm were all-green. 40 coaches had been delivered in C1 livery, that is the Eurofima orange with a white band.
51 85 21-70 090-109 and 150-169

The dining cars were red and also got C1 livery around 1980. WRm 000 had TEE livery for the Bavaria for some time.

Couchette cars Bc 51 85 50-70 000-049 got two different blue liveries at some point.

Markus, Gürbetal


Re: RIC Am & Bm corridor coaches

Andy Micklethwaite
 

When did they lose the all-green livery and what took it's place?
TIA Andy Mick.


Re: Gotthardbahn

Toma Bacic
 

Has the old Gothardbahn been modified (crossovers removed etc) since the
GBT was opened?

Thnx and regards
toma


Re: RIC Am & Bm corridor coaches

Guerbetaler
 

Am 01.08.2021 um 14:24 schrieb Markus (Gürbetal) Y:
In my memory and on photos I have, seats were green for
non smoker and red for smoker.
Photo attached is from 1986 in 2nd class somewhere between Luxemburg and Basel. The other photo is a first class coach of the same train in Luxemburg station.

Markus


Re: New Zurich trams finally ordered

Martin Baumann
 

Up to 4012, which entered service yesterday, are now in Zürich. There are unconfirmed reports than cars 2004 and 2006 are now withdrawn. If correct these will be the first withdrawals apart from 2060 in 2008 ( http://www.fotohugo.ch/detail/vu_zuerich_10.01.08 )


Re: RIC Am & Bm corridor coaches

Alan McMillan
 

Thank you very much for that Markus. I can now set about detailing the interior of my first RIC "backdating". I've got a few of the Liliput ones that need to go back to their original condition. I've attached a couple of pictures to show progress.

Alan


Re: RIC Am & Bm corridor coaches

Guerbetaler
 

Am 01.08.2021 um 12:52 schrieb Alan McMillan:
On the original corridor versions of the RIC coaches, Am and Bm, how
many of the compartments were smoking and how many non smoking. Were
the seats a different colour to delineate which was which?
According to SBB drawings and as was the "normal" thing at that time, 50% were smoker. In my memory and on photos I have, seats were green for non smoker and red for smoker.

If qou look at the coach from the compartment side, there are from left to right (R = Raucher/smoker, NR = Nichtraucher/non smoker):

Bm 22: 6 R - 6 NR
Bm 21: 5 R - 6 NR
ABm: 3 R/2nd - 3 NR/2nd - 2 NR/1st - 2 R/1st
Am: 4 R - 5 NR

Markus


RIC Am & Bm corridor coaches

Alan McMillan
 

On the original corridor versions of the RIC coaches, Am and Bm, how many of the compartments were smoking and how many non smoking. Were the seats a different colour to delineate which was which? I've not managed to find any pictures of the interiors of these coaches other than after they were converted to open saloons.

Alan


Re: Jungfraubahn, ticket options

Chris Wood
 

Just to agree with many above. If your parents are visiting Interlaken and all they are going to do is the Jungfraujoch, that is a real shame. Whilst undeniably a bucket list destination, the "top of the world" will inevitably be very busy and their stay there may be limited by the effects of altitude.

I'd strongly recommend the trip to Murren as well. A completely different set of views, and if they are up to a reasonably level walk, walking from Winteregg to Murren or vica-versa on the path that follows the railway will be much quieter and prettier than the Jungfraujoch, with advantage of really good views of the Eiger and Jungfrau. A trip up the Schilthorn from Murren is another possibility, but I cannot really comment on that as I've never managed to do it when the summit was in less than 10/10ths cloud.

The Schynige Platte is lovely too, especially if you have any interest in gardens and plants. Or there is the fascinating walk through the Areschlucht at Meiringen, if they have got fed up of mountains. I'm guessing your parents are not rail fans, so I won't go on about the Brienz Rothorn Bahn or any of the other fascinating railways in the area. But the Berner Oberland Regional Pass will get you to all these other places and get you a good discount on the Jungfraubahn.


Re: RhB : krok 415

Clive Dean
 

Great news.  Hopefully might get to ride behind it again next year.


RhB : krok 415

David Prior
 

Ge 6/6 i lok 415 has not turned a wheel since it finished a week hauling the Davos-Filisur erlebniszug from 5- 11 Sept 2020.

After nearly a year under repair, and wondering what its realistic future was, I contacted the RhB Club, to be honest without expecting too much back. Within a few days I received the following which will be of interest to others I’m sure. Well done RhB.

“ I have just received feedback from the workshop. The Crocodile 415 will be completely renovated both mechanically and electrically. The external audits of various components take a lot of time. Currently, the schedule is that we will complete the revision by the end of October / mid-November and then probably do about a month of commissioning and test drives. Operationally, it should be ready for use again by the end of the year at the latest. 


Re: Jungfraubahn, ticket options

csipromo
 

The Berner Oberland Pass will probably allow for a trip to Lauterbrunnen and Mürren. I spent a nice afternoon there with my Dad and we had a nice lunch overlooking the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau.

Regards

Mike C


Re: Jungfraubahn, ticket options

csipromo
 

The fact that they are going to Interlaken by car means that they can stock up at Buehler and Eyro for you... ;)

The Swiss Holiday Card offers free access to most railroads. I think that the ride above Grindelwald might not be covered or is likely subject to a surcharge or discount from full fare. Remember that the prices are per person. You may be able to get a package deal at one of the travel agencies operated by or for the SBB. We got an amazing package for a short trip to Paris. The staff there seemed rather eager to help us find what we were seeking.

Regards

Mike C


Re: Jungfraubahn, ticket options

Guerbetaler
 

Am 13.07.2021 um 22:07 schrieb Mark Pichowicz:
If they are planning on any other travelling whilst in the area
As I wrote before, as soon as they have more plans with public transport, other than Jungfraujoch (return ticket CHF 235.80), many better options are available. Apart from the aforementioned Swiss Half Fare Card at CHF 120.00 (plus half fare ticket at CHF 117.90), and the Berner Oberland Regional Pass at CHF 230.00 (plus CHF 99.00 for the Jungfraujoch journey), there is also a Jungfraubahnen-internal pass, only valid on their own installations, at CHF 239.00 for three days.
https://www.jungfrau.ch/en-gb/top-of-europe-pass/
But this would allow a Schynige Platte plus a Mürren excursion at an additional CHF 3.20!

Markus, Gürbetal


Re: Jungfraubahn, ticket options

Mark Pichowicz
 

If they are planning on any other travelling whilst in the area then a Berner Oberland pass is worthwhile but it’s still an additional chf 99 to the top

https://www.regionalpass-berneroberland.ch/en/


Re: Jungfraubahn, ticket options

Clive Dean
 

I must admit I prefer the Schilthorn to Jungfraujoch.  Must nicer views and the trip is all in the open air.  And if you reasonably fit you can always walk one or both ways from Grütschalp to Mürren (or part way to Winteregg) to enjoy the views.


Re: Re 4/4 II and III changes

Martin Baumann
 

11364

421 380

421 385

421 390

all went to Waldibrücke for scrap on Saturday 10.07.2021


Re: Jungfraubahn, ticket options

George Raymond
 

I’m tempted to say that the cheapest way to the Jungfrau is by helicopter. I too would be very interested to hear of any tricks for saving on the train fare, which per km must be the highest in the world.

 

Another consideration is the effects of altitude on some people. My father (86) will never return to the Jungfrau for this reason.

 

But most people do fine, and if the weather holds out, the view from the top is incomparable.

 

George


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