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Re: First BLS Vectron completed

Fionnbarr Kennedy
 


Crossrail Re 436 113

csipromo
 

Please ignore my last post. I don't know why, but for some reason I thought that they only had the 4. There were actually 5 ex RM (EBT/VHB/SMB) Re 436, so it would be perfectly natural for the remaining four to be seen together.


Regards


Mike C


Crossrail Re 436 113

csipromo
 

The last information that I had received had Re 436 113 still sitting in the yard at Bellinzona awaiting a decision on whether to repair or retire.
Last night, I came across this photo that seems to show 4 Crossrail Re 436 all in the current livery.
Does this mean that 436 113 has returned to service and if yes, does anybody know when it was repaired and put back into duty?
http://www.bahnbilder.de/bild/schweiz~e-loks~re-44-iii-private-re-43x/935614/crossrail---loks-436-114-mit.html http://www.bahnbilder.de/bild/schweiz~e-loks~re-44-iii-private-re-43x/935614/crossrail---loks-436-114-mit.html



Thanks and regards


Mike C


Re: First BLS Vectron completed

csipromo
 

I'm sure that a photo will be posted on railcolor.net or other site within hours.

Thanks for the heads-up


Regards


Mike C


First BLS Vectron completed

Martin Baumann
 

The first BLS Vectron loco, 91 85 4475 401-6 CH-BLSC, has been released from the Siemens (former Krauss-Maffei) factory and was noted on test in Augsburg today.


The loco also carries number 193 401 on the ends which is required for operating in Italy


Re: Chur collision

Martin Baumann
 

11125 is already back in service. No information on 460 035 so far


Re: Chur collision

Martin Baumann
 

Sorry I was typing too fast, it was 11125. This loco had worked 585 from Z├╝rich and this train was being moved from Chur station to the sidings when it collided with 460 035 which was stabled after working 581 from Basel


Chur collision

Martin Baumann
 

11127 and 460 035 were damaged in a shunting accident in Chur on March 31st. It has not been reported how serious the damage is but the notification on the SUST website speaks of serious damage to both trains.


re ETR 470.009

Martin Baumann
 

SER 04.2016 reports that it is intended to scrap this set also (SBB Historic were said to be investigating its retention) but as of now it is still in Wiler


TRN line closure rumour

Martin Baumann
 

A rumour posted on Bahnforum tonight states the Federal Transport Office (BAV) will force the closure of the La Chaux des Fonds to Ponts Des Martel line on May 1st. This is due to it having 80! level crossings on its 16.229 km line none of which are up to standard. (The majority are farm crossings-what in the UK are known as accommodation crossings)

It was not stated if this will be a permanent closure


Re: SBB unit 562001-8 formation

Guerbetaler
 

Am 12.04.2016 um 13:29 schrieb alex@...:
Does anybody have sightings or records of the actual coach formation of
this Swiss unit 562001-8 please?
I have no possibility to look up where 562001 exactly is. I can only tell you the diagrams.

Available on 1.1.2016 were
562 000-0
562 001-8
562 003-4
562 004-2
562 005-9

These five motor coaches have to cover three diagrams:
- 3-car Gen├Ęve-La Plaine 11216/11219/11222/11225 Mo-Fr
- 4-car St-Imier-Biel/Bienne-La Chaux-de-Fonds 7209/3658 Mo-Fr
- 5-car Neuchâtel-Buttes 7020/7025 Mo-Fr and Neuchâtel-Frasne 96438/96439/96440/94441/96454/96459 Mo-Su and 7497/7408 Neuchâtel-Biel/Bienne Fr/Sa

On February 1st 562 004 deralied in a mudslide above Travers. It hadn't been seriously damaged, it just was very dirty...

Last secured sighting of 562 001 was in Biel/Bienne September 2014:
<https://www.flickr.com/photos/67444577@N02/15311128635>

The five-car unit has two AB, next to the RBDe. Available are:

Bt 50 85 29-35 951-7
Bt 50 85 29-35 952-5
Bt 50 85 29-35 953-3
Bt 50 85 29-35 954-1
Bt 50 85 29-35 955-8

AB 50 85 30-35 600-7
AB 50 85 30-35 601-5
AB 50 85 30-35 602-3
AB 50 85 30-35 603-1
AB 50 85 30-35 604-9
AB 50 85 30-35 605-6
AB 50 85 30-35 606-4

B 50 85 20-35 600-9
B 50 85 20-35 601-7
B 50 85 20-35 602-5
B 50 85 20-35 603-3
B 50 85 20-35 604-1
B 50 85 20-35 606-6
B 50 85 20-35 607-4
B 50 85 20-35 608-2
B 50 85 20-35 609-0
B 50 85 20-35 610-8
B 50 85 20-35 611-6
B 50 85 20-35 612-4
B 50 85 20-35 613-2

Markus, G├╝rbetal


New platform 5 Swiss book.

Martin Baumann
 

This has just been published. Myself and Bruce Smetham were supposed to be acting as proof readers but heard nothing for several months and then the book suddenly appeared. Although some information may have changed since the book went to press there are at least 20 errors in the tractor section alone. These include listing as Tm I or Tm II earlier Breuer or Raco tractors with the same numbers (which in any case have mostly been scrapped) If P5 had consulted the late Richard Bowen's work a lot of that could have been avoided.

I am listed as a contributor in the introduction but I wish to publically disassociate myself with the book and its contents.

Martin Baumann 11.04.2016


Re: Npz questions

pra@...
 

<Reasoning was that with the Durchmesserlinie the luggage compartments of
the ICs from Berne are now on "the wrong end". So transport to the
airport is by road from Z├╝rich HB now.>


Thank you for your explanation, Markus. So this, in turn, explains why the cost of fly-rail luggage has increased so much this year together with the longer time needed for using the service.


My wife and I always made use of this service to/from Flughafen and our summer holiday destination. However, despite our advancing years, we have decided that we shall have to carry our luggage with us in future!


Pete Arnold (UK)


Re: Npz questions

OL.Guerbetal
 

Am 09.04.2016 um 10:48 schrieb pra@... [SwissRail]:
Should your list also include Zurich Flughafen?
Perhaps "it should", but sure it _doesn't_!!

Reasoning was that with the Durchmesserlinie the luggage compartments of the ICs from Berne are now on "the wrong end". So transport to the airport is by road from Z├»┬┐┬Żrich HB now.

Markus, G├»┬┐┬Żrbetal


Re: Npz questions

pra@...
 

Markus,

Should your list also include Zurich Flughafen?


Pete Arnold (UK)


Re: Npz questions

OL.Guerbetal
 

Am 08.04.2016 um 15:18 schrieb csipromo@...:
As far as I know, Domino NPZ are still used to transport checked
luggage between hubs and smaller stations.
That's gone. According to SER 4/2016, luggage transport by SBB trains is now restricted to

Basel SBB
Bern
Brig
Chur
Gen├»┬┐┬Żve-A├»┬┐┬Żroport
Interlaken Ost
Lausanne
Luzern
St. Gallen
Z├»┬┐┬Żrich HB

Other destinations are served either by road-transport or by private railway companies (especially MGB and RhB).

Markus, G├»┬┐┬Żrbetal


Re: Npz questions

OL.Guerbetal
 

Am 08.04.2016 um 14:26 schrieb Andrew Moglestue:
When you say NPZ don't have ZSS / HEP, outside of the set, do you
mean this was removed at the refurbishment or that it never existed?
It was removed. It also means that it is no longer possible to use an additional driving trailer as module (as BLS does).

Markus, G├╝rbetal


Re: Npz questions

csipromo
 

I think that the luggage compartment of the RBDe power cars was retained, mainly to allow for the transport of bicycles and such. As far as I know, Domino NPZ are still used to transport checked luggage between hubs and smaller stations.

Regards


Mike C


Re: Npz questions

Andrew Moglestue
 

Thank you Markus for your reply.

When you say NPZ don't have ZSS / HEP, outside of the set, do you mean this was removed at the refurbishment or that it never existed?

So this means NPZ cannot operationally run with anything other than another NPZ? Is this correct?

Unless my memory is tricking me, I recall on occasions seeing an additional EWi/ii (refurbished condition with yellow leaf doors) coupled behind NPZ sets in the 1990s.

I say such a train in Lenzburg on several occasions.

Would this imply that that additional car was locked and not carrying passengers? Would the door release be working?

Andrew


Re: Npz questions

Chris Wood
 

There would be no huge rebuilding necessary if you just use it for standing room or perhaps put some
lounge style seating in similar to IC2000 cars.

Welding the door shut is done in few minutes, carpet and wall panels should'n be more difficult to
install than in the coach section, where it was done with the interior refurbishment.
Perhaps they didn't want to add any further extra weight to the motor cars, both in terms of extra furnishings and extra passenger capacity.

I do remember that the weight of the NPZ motor cars was an issue on the bridge across the Rhine between Koblenz and Waldshut, to the extent that the power cars had to be locked out of service whilst crossing the bridge.

I think that has been resolved by a bridge rebuild, but it does suggest that there might be more general concerns about NPZ power car weight.

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