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Re: Electronic magazines...

Max Wyss
 

I know how that feels, as I am more than an hour (and 23 Francs) away from the ETH library…

The "professional" magazines are available in electronic format, as far as I can see (Railway Gazette, etc.). 

You might have to twist some arms to "persuade" SER to provide an electronic version (would not be a big deal to produce for them anyway… Digital Rights management may more be an issue for them…). EA once sold all back issues in electronic form, but I don't know whether they provide electronic versions of the current issues. 

Otherwise, you may have to look around on the "usual suspects" websites…

Max.
 


Electronic magazines...

Krist van Besien
 

Hello all,

I used to be subscriber to Schweizer Eisenbahn Revue. I then cancelled it when I moved in with my GF because I had no way to store all that paper. I also then lived in Bern, where I could read it in the library.
Currently I live in Wengen, where we have no library.

So I am interested in good magazines, with lots of Swiss and European railway related content, that are delivered electronically. Any suggestions?

Krist

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Re: Infrastrukturdiagnose

sodwyer@...
 

Here is the Australian version.
It is used to inspect all lines on the Sydney suburban and interurban area, usually weekly.
Whilst it is diesel powered, it also operates though the underground sections of the network.
Note the cameras on the front and lighting the track behind the front bogie.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/194251339@N03/51628090687/in/dateposted-public/


Re: Infrastrukturdiagnose

Guerbetaler
 

Am 25.10.2021 um 18:22 schrieb csipromo via groups.io:
As far as I know, XTmass 160 001 is an only child.
Yes, it's the only one, but numbering isn't exactly like this. Its number is 99 85 91 60 001-5
99 is for rail service vehicles
85 is Switzerland
91 stands for self propelled and faster than 100 km/h
60 stands for multi-purpose measuring vehicle

Similar vehicles in other countries carry the same 9160 number:

99 51 9160 001-5 PL-PLK (2016)
99 80 9160 001-0 D-DB (1975)
99 80 9160 002-8 D-DB (1975)
99 80 9160 003-6 D-DB (2014)
99 80 9160 004-4 D-DB (2014)
99 80 9160 005-1 D-DB (2017)
99 84 9160 555-1 NL-EUSCT (2002)
99 84 9160 596-5 NL-EUSCT (1997)
99 85 9160 001-5 CH-SBBI (2007)
99 94 9160 001-4 P-MERLW (2010)

Markus


Re: Landquart - Chur - Ems Werk Freight (Standard Gauge)

Guerbetaler
 

Am 25.10.2021 um 18:06 schrieb yatton123 via groups.io:
On several YouTube videos I've seen the BLS container train described
as “Eichhörnli-Express”
I have never heard this expression and can't imagine what it should stand for.

And you agree, we are speaking about the Frenkendorf - Ems-Werk move?

Markus


Re: BLS Brownies (was BLS Car Trains 09.10.21)

gordonwis
 

I thought I'd had a stroke of luck seeing a BLS Brownie last week, not realising just how much luck!

Here she is passing my camera on the famous wooded 'racetrack' section between Rupperswil and Buchs AG/Aarau on Wednesday 13 October 2021


Re: Landquart - Chur - Ems Werk Freight (Standard Gauge)

Rob Bishop
 

Apologies for the poor image quality! There's my camera phone picture of the Brownie near Felsberg. Rob


Re: Landquart - Chur - Ems Werk Freight (Standard Gauge)

Guerbetaler
 

Am 25.10.2021 um 18:49 schrieb Max Wyss:
The association with squirrels is usually with Arosa.
No, with Davos

https://kinder-gr.ch/draussen/wanderwege/freizeittipp-fuer-familien-in-graubuenden-davos/

:-)

Markus


Re: Infrastrukturdiagnose

Guerbetaler
 

Am 25.10.2021 um 17:40 schrieb John Lovda via groups.io:
I saw this locomotive sitting at the Zurich HB.
This is a railcar
:-P

Most things have been said, but to add this: SBB must check all lines where speeds over 160 km/h are possible weekly, IIRC. Apart from this, "normal" lines are checked at least once a year to recognise problems. The railcar is also used on lines of other infrastructure managers.

Markus


Re: Infrastrukturdiagnose

Max Wyss
 

This vehicle is full of sensors and measuring equipment. It is run on all lines at regular intervals, and records track, loading gauge, catenary and whatever else parameters, which provide input for maintenance. Most parameters are measured contactless.

Max.




Re: Landquart - Chur - Ems Werk Freight (Standard Gauge)

Max Wyss
 

The association with squirrels is usually with Arosa. 

What kind of containers did you see? 

Max.

 


Re: Landquart - Chur - Ems Werk Freight (Standard Gauge)

yatton123
 

On several YouTube videos I've seen the BLS container train described as “Eichhörnli-Express” (Squirrel Express).
Does anyone why it is so called ?


Re: Infrastrukturdiagnose

csipromo
 


Re: Infrastrukturdiagnose

csipromo
 

As far as I know, XTmass 160 001 is an only child. It was built in Italy to SBB specs.
Once an issue is detected, the appropriate work train (rails, catenary, etc) is dispatched to that location.

Regards

Mike C


Re: Infrastrukturdiagnose

csipromo
 


Infrastrukturdiagnose

John Lovda
 

I saw this locomotive sitting at the Zurich HB. I understand that this unit had laser measuring equipment to check track positioning. There does not seem to be any actual alignment equipment on it. Can the equipment measure location down to centimeters for another machine to come and actually straighten tracks? What kind of machine actually does the straightening? How many of these measuring locomotives does the SBB have?

John

https://www.flickr.com/photos/79976134@N07/51614903029/


Re: COVID rules, was: Less travelled narrow gauge trains

Guerbetaler
 

Gordon sent a message to SwissRail, but online I found it corrupted and the photo was 2.4 MB. Thus I take his original post and send it this way.
Sorry for that, but I wasn't able to repair his message directly.
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On Saturday, 23 October 2021, 20:24:58 BST, Guerbetaler via groups.io <guerbetaler@...> wrote:
> I can't find this update. But what is a "NHS COVID certificate"?

Hi Markus,

I drove to and around Switzerland in beautiful weather last week.

Reference to an 'NHS Covid certificate' means the paper and/or digital QR coded certificate that we get from the UK NHS (in my case in England) if we are 'double jabbed' aka fully vaccinated. This was being accepted as proof for entry into restaurants etc during the 'interim period' but soon won't be. So I timed my visit perfectly in that sense.

Before I left the UK I made sure I had my original paper version of my NHS Covid cert, as well as the digital version on my phone (I also had the French Pass Sanitaire on my phone for the French section of my trip)

The paper certificate was requested by staff at Ibis Baden Neuenhof but only for getting past the tape barrier into the bar/eating area. For my one night at Ibis Wankdorf, I didn't need the certificate in the hotel as I went into town to eat.
On showing my paper NHS cert to the doorman at the Lotschberg restaurant, he panicked at the dreaded word 'Astrazeneca' but on me telling him that the actual vaccine (called Vaxzevria) is on the Swiss approved list he checked with his manager and all was well. For extra evidence I had downloaded on my phone the Swiss Health department's rules proving the above and showed it to him later as a matter of interest/courtesy

Sample photo from my trip: 11630 and 11345 between Reichenbach and Frutigen 14 October


Re: COVID rules, was: Less travelled narrow gauge trains

Martin Baumann
 

On Sat, Oct 23, 2021 at 08:24 PM, Guerbetaler wrote:


what is a "NHS COVID certificate"
Health is run separately by each administration in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Residents of each can apply for a certificate confirming their vaccinated status, usually via an app. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/get-digital-covid-pass/


Re: COVID rules, was: Less travelled narrow gauge trains

Guerbetaler
 

Am 23.10.2021 um 13:17 schrieb john_dmj:
Change made: ... NHS COVID Certificates will be no longer be accepted
for entry into indoor hospitality, cultural activities and indoor
from 25 October
I can't find this update. But what is a "NHS COVID certificate"?

A general change is proposed (but not yet decided) in that rapid antigen tests no longer give a certificate. Only PCR tests are valid.

However, if you are not vaccinated, I can't recommend to travel abroad. independent from where you live.

If you are vaccinated but don't have an EU-COVID-certificate, from 25 October you must apply for a Swiss certificate here:

https://covidcertificate-form.admin.ch/form

Markus


Re: COVID rules, was: Less travelled narrow gauge trains

john_dmj
 

The basic rules at the moment are:

- travlling in public transport is open for everybody but with mask
- Restaurants, also in hotels, can only be accessed with a certificate but then you are allowed to take off the mask
- Shops and take aways are open for everybody but with mask

However, rules might change until Christmas


Update from GOV.​UK for:

Switzerland travel advice


Switzerland travel advice

Change made:
Updated information on Switzerland’s COVID-19 restrictions and testing requirements: NHS COVID Certificates will be no longer be accepted for entry into indoor hospitality, cultural activities and indoor from 25 October (‘Coronavirus’ pages).

Time updated:
12:45pm, 21 October 2021



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