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

Rob Bishop
 

Thanks Glenn. I have the train graphs, but I hadn't realised that was what the 6XXXX numbers were. At least I'll be able to keep an eye out if I'm in the right area at the times of any of the paths.

Rob

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

glenn allen
 

From: Rob
I wonder if anyone can help?  I'm off to the Rhätische Bahn next week, and I'm quite well gened up on RhB stuff.  What I don't know anything about is the standard gauge where it mixes from Landquart - Chur - Ems Werk.  Is there any booked freight?  Anything that reliably works to a timetable?  I'd like to get some photos of the narrow gauge and standard gauge together, but in all the times I've been to the RhB I can't recall seeing anything on the standard gauge beyond Chur.
The graphic timetable is here:
https://www.fahrplanfelder.ch/fileadmin/fap_pdf_graphic_tt/2021/GRhB5.pdf

6xxxx numbers are pathways for standard gauge freights, however, they are just that. No guarantee that there will be trains at those times. I’ve only seen a couple of freights on that section of line. They were around lunchtime.

Glenn


BLS Car Trains 09.10.21

davey
 

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192

170 179 spare at Kandersteg

I had 185 down as withdrawn so a bit of a Brucie bonus


Landquart - Chur - Ems Werk Freight (Standard Gauge)

Rob Bishop
 

Hello,

I wonder if anyone can help?  I'm off to the Rhätische Bahn next week, and I'm quite well gened up on RhB stuff.  What I don't know anything about is the standard gauge where it mixes from Landquart - Chur - Ems Werk.  Is there any booked freight?  Anything that reliably works to a timetable?  I'd like to get some photos of the narrow gauge and standard gauge together, but in all the times I've been to the RhB I can't recall seeing anything on the standard gauge beyond Chur.

Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

Rob


Re: RhB Ge 6/6 II (701 Class)

jim40135
 

I have just had a brief trip to Graubünden (first in over eighteen months due to travel restrictions), partly to look for the remaining Ge 6/6 II as their days are almost over. Here are my observations;
701 - cut
702 - working freight around Samedan
703 - working very hard! Seen repeatedly and also worked the Ruinaulta scenic trains Sunday 03/10.
704 - not seen
705 - working freight around Samedan
706 - not seen
707 - working freight through Filisur

Very sad to see they have no work on the Diagrams now, other than the weekend Ruinaulta, even though they are clearly still needed for daily operations. :(


Re: RhB Ge 6/6 II (701 Class)

Martin Baumann
 

An unconfirmed report (BAHNFORUM) claims that the Ge 6/6 II will loose all booked work at the end of the month as sufficient 3111 units will be available to replace Ge 4/4 II (611 class) which will then take over the 701 workings.

The same forum suggests 702 will be offered to the VHS in Luzern and 707 kept as a museum loco with 706 as a parts source for it.


Re: SBB starts process to acquire 325 new EMU sets

Martin Baumann
 

On Tue, Oct 5, 2021 at 01:51 PM, Martin Baumann wrote:

155 units for SBB
These will all be 4 section units

107 units for Thubo
This will be 88 three section untis and 19 4 section units

24 units for RegionAlps
These will all be 4 section units


SBB / Extrazug with 421 379 this Sunday 10.10.21

davey
 


Re: SBB starts process to acquire 325 new EMU sets

Guerbetaler
 

Am 05.10.2021 um 14:51 schrieb Martin Baumann:
Stadler have got the contract.
Oh, they haven't yet. Wait for the judges...

Markus, Gürbetal


Re: Less travelled narrow gauge trains

John Lovda
 

I'm leaving for the airport in an hour. Thanks to all of you for your help and suggestions. I am fortunate to be a member of this group with so many knowledgeable people. I'll report back after I return.

John


Re: SBB starts process to acquire 325 new EMU sets

Martin Baumann
 

Stadler have got the contract.

155 units for SBB plus options for 174 more. They replace the Domino units and older FLIRT units

107 units for Thubo plus 40 options. They replace Thurbo's GTW fleet

24 units for RegionAlps plus 10 options. They replace Domino units plus MO units 525 038 to 525 041

https://www.bahnonline.ch/14735/sbb-zuschlag-fuer-286-triebzuege-fuer-den-regionalverkehr-geht-an-stadler/?fbclid=IwAR3VxG1Qdrlv_qlwEGFn_CaVsN-BQ2YL2GFVqBSl3d94fOaHxDg0WfIZhQY (German)

https://www.srf.ch/news/schweiz/286-neue-regio-zuege-stadler-rail-sichert-sich-milliarden-auftrag-der-sbb (German)

https://www.reuters.com/article/stadler-rail-wins-2-bln-sfr-order-from-s/stadler-rail-wins-2-bln-sfr-order-from-sbb-idUSL8N2R124P (English)


RhB : Ge6/6ii diagrams in Sept’21

David Prior
 

The usual monthly summary of diagrams for the remaining RhB Ge6/6ii for Sept has been uploaded tonight to the files area, folder “RhB”.

Remarkably, given indications they would not last the summer, at least one lok was allocated passenger work on every day of the month. Enjoy them whilst we can.


Re: SBB Football trains

Martin Baumann
 

Not much needs to be done to the EW IV. They are replacing the life expired RIC coaches. More had to be done to the latter to prevent football hooligans throwing things out of the train or interfering with the emergency brake.

The RIC coaches are the last non museum coaches that do not have retention toilets so their eraly removal is desirable from that point of view.


Re: SBB Football trains

Chris Lee
 

On Mon, 04 Oct 2021 04:25:57 -0700
"Martin Baumann" <martin98baumann@...> wrote:

All but eight of these have now been withdrawn, SBB intend to convert 35 EW IV second class coaches for football trains.

The first is 21-95 325 ex 21-95 160. It is so far unknown if they will be 301 to 335 or 325 to 359
Just wonder what conversion is necessary for the trian to be used for
football matches? Less seats and more handrails for standing places to
fit more football fans?

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Photographer Chris <photographer.chris@...>


SZU Expansion Plans

Martin Baumann
 

By 2028 SZU want to run every 15 minutes off peak and every 7 1/2 minutes at peak times on the Sihltal LIne. This will require doubling three sections including Brunau to Manegg. Research has shown that passenger boarding and alighting on the line will be faster using single deck stock therefore SZU intend to buy a series of 6 car EMU which will replace all current double deckers and locomotives.

German article at https://www.zsz.ch/neue-zuege-neue-bahnhoefe-so-veraendert-sich-die-szu-148089080615 free registration needed to read it


SBB Football trains

Martin Baumann
 

On Wed, Jun 1, 2016 at 06:25 PM, Martin Baumann wrote:


The football coaches are 50 85 21-73 501 to 532. These are normally kept for
match special trains but I have seen them in service trains
All but eight of these have now been withdrawn, SBB intend to convert 35 EW IV second class coaches for football trains.

The first is 21-95 325 ex 21-95 160. It is so far unknown if they will be 301 to 335 or 325 to 359


Re: Less travelled narrow gauge trains

Guerbetaler
 

Am 04.10.2021 um 01:03 schrieb gordonwis via groups.io:
I recommend you do not 'waste' time going to Santis. It is
inconvenient as you have to go a long way by bus. It is much more
time efficient to do Ebenalp (as above) a direct link from the train,
or the other cable car which runs directly from an AB station
(Jakobsbad) to Kronberg
However, for the view, Säntis or Hoher Kasten is the choice...
;-)

Markus


Re: Less travelled narrow gauge trains

gordonwis
 

On Sunday, 3 October 2021, 14:43:11 BST, John Lovda via groups.io <jlovda@...> wrote:
Thanks for the warning although I will be returning home on the 13th. Is it worth a little detour to take a side trip from Appenzell to Wasserauen and back?
John:

You should not miss out Wasserauen. It is a fascinating 'out of the way' terminus. You can take the cable car to Ebenalp and visit the amazing 'hanging inn': https://aescher.ch/en/

I recommend you do not 'waste' time going to Santis. It is inconvenient as you have to go a long way by bus. It is much more time efficient to do Ebenalp (as above) a direct link from the train, or the other cable car which runs directly from an AB station (Jakobsbad) to Kronberg


Re: Appenzellerbahn

gordonwis
 

I had a week in a very nice 'detached' holiday let above Appenzell (Sammelplatz) in 2016 in order to do all the Appenzell routes before all the 'new plastic' arrived on the scene and whilst the old 'SGA' alignment out of St Gallen was still in use. On that occasion, I may have been lucky because AB1 was in regular use Gossau - Wasserauen. I knew it was 'out of the ordinary' so I made some deliberate changes (just about with my wife's consent!...) to our journeys to facilitate lineside shots of same.


MGB tank cars

Guerbetaler
 

MGB has recently repainted Uah 2893, which transports fuel from Visp to Zermatt, in red.

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:MGB_Zisterenenwagen_2893_20210912E048.jpg

Markus, Gürbetal

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