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Re: EWS-EURO CARGO 66 IN MUTTENZ YARD

Andrew Moglestue
 

--- In SwissRail@yahoogroups.com, "gordonwis" <gordonwis@...> wrote:


John is right!

This 66 comes from France.

It is a twice-weekly (usually) train carrying Fiat Scudo vans south
towards Italy (!...), as they are built by a company called Sevel in
Bouchain (Nord), France - near Valenciennes.
This may be, but it's not the only one. There are quite definitely 66's
that work to Muttenz via Germany as I have observed them at Istein and
passing through Freiburg on many occasions, and also seen the same
machines at Muttenz. I'm not sure who the operator or owner is but the
locos are silver-grey with blue and white lining. As I've seen them
fairly often the working(s) in question cannot be very rare.

Andrew


Re: EWS-EURO CARGO 66 IN MUTTENZ YARD

gordonwis
 

--- In SwissRail@yahoogroups.com, John Beaulieu <beaulieu@...> wrote:
The Euro Cargo Rail Class 66s have French approval, does similar
apply, coming in from France? I don't think any are equipped for
Germany yet.
John is right!

This 66 comes from France.

It is a twice-weekly (usually) train carrying Fiat Scudo vans south
towards Italy (!...), as they are built by a company called Sevel in
Bouchain (Nord), France - near Valenciennes.

The train is a very good example of how open access freight is better
than the old protracted ways, as it does Bouchain (dep 07.30 ish) -
Basel RB (arr 18.40 ish) in one day, departing back north 19.00 ish
the next evening.

Sadly for me, it is a great example of how ECR has so easily managed
to take over French freight as Fret SNCF is so useless. It travels
over the traditional 'Britain - Switzerland' Tergnier - Chaumont -
Belfort line which was deprived of freight workings some years ago in
Fret SNCFs vain attempt to improve efficiency.
I have travelled to Europe (including watching freight on the
aforementioned line since age 1 as it parallels the route between my
family homes in UK and Geneva) for 40 years to see European trains,
not the same type of loco that no hauls virtually all freight in
Britain.


Re: BLS new order.

Heléna Moretti
 

Guerbetaler <guerbetaler@freesurf.ch> wrote: "During the last ten days I have only seen three SBB locos so far:
11177, 11250, 11256 (Heléna also saw 11309)"

11309 returned to SBB Cargo on 17th September after some intensive work on Bern-Luzern services

"From this we see that BLS would need 15 Re 4/4 II, if we
include the 2 EW III reserve trainsets." .___
I wonder if SBB will do the same thing as last time and swop 3 freight Re4/4" for the eldest SBB-P loks and then sell them to BLS in December, 11108, 11109 & 11141 look prime candidates due to their livery.


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Re: EWS-EURO CARGO 66 IN MUTTENZ YARD

John Beaulieu <beaulieu@...>
 

Guerbetaler wrote:
Rob Kimmins wrote:
I have observed and photgraphed Euro Cargo 66 190 in Muttenz Yard,
Basle, on Sunday 30th September.

I was unaware that they worked into Switzerland.
Muttenz can be reached with German approval plus a simple
extension for Swiss rail lines with German Indusi. The 66
can't go any further.
Markus, G�rbetal
The Euro Cargo Rail Class 66s have French approval, does similar apply, coming in from France? I don't think any are equipped for Germany yet.

John Beaulieu


Re: EWS-EURO CARGO 66 IN MUTTENZ YARD

Guerbetaler <guerbetaler@...>
 

Rob Kimmins wrote:
I have observed and photgraphed Euro Cargo 66 190 in Muttenz Yard,
Basle, on Sunday 30th September.

I was unaware that they worked into Switzerland.
Muttenz can be reached with German approval plus a simple
extension for Swiss rail lines with German Indusi. The 66
can't go any further.

Markus, G�rbetal


EWS-EURO CARGO 66 IN MUTTENZ YARD

Rob Kimmins <robkimmins@...>
 

I have observed and photgraphed Euro Cargo 66 190 in Muttenz Yard, Basle, on Sunday 30th September.

I was unaware that they worked into Switzerland.

Any information would be much appreciated.

Regards
Bob Kimmins






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Re: Train identification

Theo van Riet <tvanriet@...>
 

At 00:55 +0800 25-09-2007, Chris Lee wrote:
I must appologize that I forgot to post the link on the previous 2
messages. The picture is here:

<http://www.telnet.or.jp/~gameouji/travel/2006su01/db_185-133-6_triplehead_wassen_002.jpg>
I think this is the wood chip train again, Eaos wagons with added frame to make them higher, acceptable due to the light weight of the chips....

Theo


Re: MOB webcam

Guerbetaler <guerbetaler@...>
 

stephenhorobin wrote:
Do you know what Locomotive or Railcar this camera is fitted to.
Ast 116, the "oldest" of the panoramic driving trailers.

And how do they keep the camera so clean the picture are so amazingly
clear you can see the faces of the trainspotters at the side of the
line! (yesterday at Chateau D' Oex)Its good to see the variety of
stock on the line and the connection with the GFM/TRN at Montbovon.
Suppose you wanted to say TPF, didn't you? ;-)

Markus, G�rbetal


Re: MOB webcam

stephenhorobin <stevehorobin@...>
 

--- In SwissRail@yahoogroups.com, "Markus" <guerbetaler@...> wrote:

New (moving) Webcam:
http://www.bildersammlung.ch/bahn-webcam-goldenpass/webcam.php
Thanks for the link.

Do you know what Locomotive or Railcar this camera is fitted to.
And how do they keep the camera so clean the picture are so amazingly
clear you can see the faces of the trainspotters at the side of the
line! (yesterday at Chateau D' Oex)Its good to see the variety of stock
on the line and the connection with the GFM/TRN at Montbovon.

Steve.


Re: BLS new order.

Fionnbarr Kennedy
 

--- In SwissRail@yahoogroups.com, "Guerbetaler" <guerbetaler@...> wrote:

Too late ... That's life. And, BTW, 187 was the leading locomotive
passing the red signal!

GRR GRR and GRR again :-)

Thanks to the some others here who kindly contacted me off list (this
topic seems to have struck a chord...) I think I may in fact her
captured her after all:

<http://www.fionnbarr.com/gallery2/v/Rail/Swiss/BLS/BLS_Scenic/DSC_0090.
jpg.html>

Looking at the original pic at full resolution on my home machine the
number is unclear but the coat of arms seems to match (she's the second
loco)


Sad to see the demise of another Swiss original loco (and 4 at that)

HHMMM if I keep going I'll be volunteering to "rescue" her for
preservation (I wish :-) )



Fionnbarr
www.fionnbarr.com


Re: MOB webcam

Joe Krepps
 

--- In SwissRail@yahoogroups.com, "Markus" <guerbetaler@...> wrote:

New (moving) Webcam:
http://www.bildersammlung.ch/bahn-webcam-goldenpass/webcam.php
Thanks!! My goodness, what a pretty country! Using the "Up" & "Down"
arrows to change the photos is fantastic. I think I like this one
better than the MySwitzerland.com camera.

mfg,
Joe Krepps
Secretary/Keystone Chapter - European Train Enthusiasts
www.EuroEastOnline.com


Re: BLS new order.

Guerbetaler <guerbetaler@...>
 

Fionnbarr Kennedy wrote:
NOOOO :-( That's MY "Brownie" (187 Mund HAG model) and the only
one I havn't managed to photograph....
Too late ... That's life. And, BTW, 187 was the leading locomotive
passing the red signal!

SER also said that BLS could lease two more Re 4/4 II. It is my
understanding that two of the four, BLS had, went back when the
two Re 465 with collision damage were in service again. So, this would
mean that BLS again has four SBB Re 4/4 II (and 12 own Re 420.5).

During the last ten days I have only seen three SBB locos so far:
11177, 11250, 11256 (Hel�na also saw 11309)

BLS has 20 driving trailers for Re 420.5 or Re 465:
- 9 Bt EW III
- 2 Bt EW I ex MThB/Thurbo)
- 5 BDt EW II ex SBB
- 1 Dt EW I ex SBB
- 3 Dt EW II leased from SBB

2 Bt are used as modules on EW III trains and 3 (BDt, Dt, Dt)
are the reserve, as well as two complete EW III trainsets.

From this we see that BLS would need 15 Re 4/4 II, if we
include the 2 EW III reserve trainsets. Now that BLS has 16
of these locomotives, this explains why you don't see EW III
trains with Re 465 any more.

Markus, G�rbetal


Re: RhB Albula Autoverlad car carrier ( was Re: Snow in Filisur)

Adrian Senn
 

gordonwis wrote:

You wouldn't because, as I said 08.50 is the last loading time, I'm sure it must depart at 09.17. I notice on the Samedan departure sheet
Ok. Sorry for the missunderstanding.


that GEx 907 shows as depart 09.17 from platform 2C, and RE1128 is depart 09.17 from platform 2AB. If 2C is at the 'back end' of the train, and the car carriers do depart at 09.17, this would explain the car carriers being tagged immediately behind the GEX coaches.
Yes. The hole train will be mixed with GEX and other train coaches.

Adrian


Re: BLS new order.

Fionnbarr Kennedy
 

--- In SwissRail@yahoogroups.com, "keith47424" <47424@...> wrote:


The latest issue of Schweizer Eisenbahn Revue suggsests that all 4
locos from the Biel collision on August 4th will be written off.

NOOOO :-( That's MY "Brownie" (187 Mund HAG model) and the only one I
havn't managed to photograph....

Fionnbarr
www.fionnbarr.com


RhB Albula Autoverlad car carrier ( was Re: Snow in Filisur)

gordonwis
 

--- In SwissRail@yahoogroups.com, Adrian Senn <adrian@...> wrote:
In the official timetable of samedan i can't find this train in
direction Thusis.
You wouldn't because, as I said 08.50 is the last loading time, I'm
sure it must depart at 09.17. I notice on the Samedan departure sheet
that GEx 907 shows as depart 09.17 from platform 2C, and RE1128 is
depart 09.17 from platform 2AB. If 2C is at the 'back end' of the
train, and the car carriers do depart at 09.17, this would explain the
car carriers being tagged immediately behind the GEX coaches.

And in the timetable Thusis there is also nothing.
http://www.rhb.ch/fahrplan/Abfahrtstabellen_1205/thusis.pdf
There would not be as that is a departure board and the car carriers
don't go beyond Thusis


Re: MOB webcam

gordonwis
 

--- In SwissRail@yahoogroups.com, "Markus" <guerbetaler@...> wrote:

New (moving) Webcam:
http://www.bildersammlung.ch/bahn-webcam-goldenpass/webcam.php
Perfetc timing! I switched it n just as it was in an area wiht old
wooden poles.

Which reminds me that I am still hoping to engineer a day on the MOB
sometime next year to finally get some lineside pictures of the wooden
poles. Last time I travelled on the line (not in the front of the
train) it looked as though most poles were now steel, but looking at
this webcam there seem to be more wooden poles sections left than I
realised.

Can anyone list the exact section where wooden poles still exist and
whether there are any of these sections particularly good for lineside
photography?

Many thanks


MOB webcam

Markus <guerbetaler@...>
 


Re: RhB Albula Autoverlad car carrier ( was Re: Snow in Filisur)

Adrian Senn
 

gordonwis schrieb:


train 4128 (the official car carrier) KBS1986
Samedan d08.50# Thusis a10.31
In the official timetable of samedan i can't find this train in direction Thusis.
And in the timetable Thusis there is also nothing.
http://www.rhb.ch/fahrplan/Abfahrtstabellen_1205/thusis.pdf

GEx907, KBS144 and KBS940
Samedan d09.17 Thusis a10.31*
RE1128, KBS940
Samedan d09.17 Thusis a10.31 (of course this being Swiss narrow gauge the 'slow' train runs as 'fast' as the express with the RE running in the same timings as GEx despite stopping at Spinas and Preda!)
I think it is the same train. There are some GEx Cars and also some
RhB cars in direction Chur.

09:17 ? Chur - Zermatt
Preda 09:30 - Berg�n/Bravuogn 09:47 -
Filisur 10:00 - Tiefencastel 10:14 - Thusis 10:31 -
Reichenau-Tamins 10:52 - Chur 11:03 ? weiter nach Zermatt
2C
09:17 RE11 Chur
Spinas 09:23 - Preda 09:30 -
Berg�n/Bravuogn 09:47 - Filisur 10:00 -
Tiefencastel 10:14 - Thusis 10:31 -
Reichenau-Tamins 10:52 - Chur 11:03
2AB
http://www.rhb.ch/fahrplan/Abfahrtstabellen_1205/samedan.pdf


Adrian


Re: BLS new order.

keith47424 <47424@...>
 

There is mention that BLS have bought another 10 loks from SBB
believed to be RE4/4s in order for the ad hoc hiring to be
discontinued
and have also signed a contract with Bombardier for 4
voltage loks. Does anyone have any further information on this?
BLS has announced that they want to purchase such locomotives.
It was open who would build them. No information about a contract
so far. Probably somebody anticipation that BLS will decide for
Bombardier again. Maybe. Maybe not ...
Information received today from the ERG list.

BLS ordered 10 new locos from Bombardier yesterday. They are model
TRAXX F140MS similar to the existing 485 class but will be capable of
running on 3000v DC in Italy. They will be equipped to run in
Switzerland Austria Germany and Italy. Delivery will start in
November 2008.

The latest issue of Schweizer Eisenbahn Revue suggsests that all 4
locos from the Biel collision on August 4th will be written off.

As reported by the magazine a freight hauled by 187 and 170 passed a
red signal at the exit of Biel yard and collided with another freight
hauled by 184 and 175. It is also reported that the driver of 187+170
was not passed for the route

From pictures in the magazine 187 has one cab destroyed and the other
damaged while 170 and 175 may have bent frames.

Cheers Keith


RhB Albula Autoverlad car carrier ( was Re: Snow in Filisur)

gordonwis
 

--- In SwissRail@yahoogroups.com, glenn allen <glenn_rhb@...> wrote:

I've not seen the GE used as a car train before either, but, if it
makes money, why not. Could be that with a sudden rush of car
passengers the RhB used all available trains.
Despite my earlier comments and the fact that I have been a
professional railway timetabler, I'm a bit baffled by the timetable
regarding the Glacier Express (GEx)working at this time of day. If
you look at the timetable for the car train, it is scheduled to
arrive at Thusis at 10.31. On the passeneger timetable there are two
other trains also runing in this schedule, hence why I thought that
cars on this particular GEx working must be regular. Howeevr it does
seem a bit odd and it would be nice to have clarification as to what
actually happens.

The 'bare' stats are (KBS = Kursbuch number):

train 4128 (the official car carrier) KBS1986
Samedan d08.50# Thusis a10.31
GEx907, KBS144 and KBS940
Samedan d09.17 Thusis a10.31*
RE1128, KBS940
Samedan d09.17 Thusis a10.31 (of course this being Swiss narrow gauge
the 'slow' train runs as 'fast' as the express with the RE running in
the same timings as GEx despite stopping at Spinas and Preda!)


# this is the 'final loading time' - so assume the train actually
departs 09.17!
* actually no arrival time is shown as it is pick up only dep 10.33
but it is in the same pettern as other trains

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