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Re: Things to do next week

OL.Guerbetal
 

Am 25.06.2013 11:09, schrieb Gordon:
However I'd be interested in reminders of anything that other group
members know is on the way out in case my thought process has missed
anything.
The SBB D ex SNCF (MC 76) are on the way to disappear.

Next thing to go are the not yet very old trains of Frauenfeld-Wil-Bahn, that will be replaced by low-floor articulated Stadler units.

Only until June 2014 it will be possible to travel Einsiedeln - Z�rich behind an SOB locomotive, the two pairs of trains will then be withdrawn.

BLS MUTZ number 12 is working. Red RBDe 566 I on Solothurn - Burgdorf - Thun already saw their diagrams reduced. Another consequence of the MUTZ delivery is the sale of their 13 red GTWs, working in Lucerne, to SBB and NINAs will substitute them.

Markus, G�rbetal


Location ID Query

Don
 

Can anyone ID the location of this image, please. I don't think it is Oensingen but greater minds than mine, as they say.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/geoffsimages/9128244225/

Thanks in anticipation.

Don


Re: One less green Re 6/6

Don
 

--- In SwissRail@..., "martinbaumann112" <martin98baumann@...> wrote:
11662 was released from Bellinzona on the 21st and is now 620 062-0
in Cargo livery
Becoming rare subjects by the month are the green ones, so it is good to bag one in traffic whenever possible:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lickeybanker/9030914947/


Re: Things to do next week

Don
 

--- In SwissRail@..., "Gordon" <gordonwis@...> wrote:
However I'd be interested in reminders of anything that other group
members know is on the way out in case my thought process has
missed anything.

For example, there are various lines where new trains are on the
horizon, but which of the old stock will succumb first?
Why not include a run on a BLS 566/1 before they are finally put out to grass, the power cars certainly ride well and have character:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lickeybanker/9086023798/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lickeybanker/9065496241/in/photostream/

you could also have a run via Zweisimmen and sample the 'Browns' last stand', I guess the BLS will have these remaining diagrams on a 'To Do' list somehwere, maybe:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lickeybanker/9113062881/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lickeybanker/9093418909/

Have a good trip.

Cheers,

Don
P.S. I assume the 566/1 units are still covering one Thun-SO RE, a Thun R and the peak R workings based on Burgdorf as was the case earlier in the year or has the plastic cascade done for them?


Re: One less green Re 6/6

Martin Baumann
 

11662 was released from Bellinzona on the 21st and is now 620 062-0 in Cargo livery


Re: Things to do next week

Martin Baumann
 

All ASm trains are rostered for the Stadler units but Be 4/4 103 II 104 and 304 remain serviceable and are still in occaisonal passenger service.

If there is still a loco hauled IR on The Brünig then I would recomend travelling on it as 100% unit operation of these trains is iminent.

I would also suggest the Altstetten-Ziegelbrücke RBe 540 turn as both the units and the track as a passenger route are on limited time.


Things to do next week

gordonwis
 

Based on the perennial `must do that before it disappears' I've got a short list of the (too many of course) things I'd like to squeeze in to my short trip next week.

However I'd be interested in reminders of anything that other group members know is on the way out in case my thought process has missed anything.

For example, there are various lines where new trains are on the horizon, but which of the old stock will succumb first?

One specific query:
Are all trains on the ASm metre gauge now worked by the Stadler units?

Incidentally having booked into the Ibis Luzern Kriens, I will automatically be sampling the new ZB tunnel out of Luzern, as the Ibis is a short walk from Kriens Mattenhof station.


Re: Competition time: Re420 km in a day

Heléna Moretti
 

Krist said ... 

 
AFAIK you can't get on/off EN221 within Switzerland...
Gordon replied.....

"But it could be the starting point of a Swiss trip - especially those of us coming from the UK - boarding at Paris (the train also picks up at Dijon) and getting off the train at Milano, thus completing Helena's jaunt to Milan and back to Chiasso"

My reply,
Thanks Gordon, it appears you read the rules more thoroughly than Krist. Indeed, there is nothing to stop you jumping in and out of Switzerland to achieve the maximum km. Without the double clicks on EN221 I think I would be down around the 1,000 mark, therefore I enjoyed Martin Baumann's response, 1,054 km. Oddly I once did get off EN221 at Brig when the train was heavily delayed (in France), I asked sweetly if I could get off and the guard replied that he wasn't looking in my direction for the next 5 minutes.  
Regards
Helena


Re: New Swiss* ticket

Chris Wood
 

Glyn Jones wrote:

This new pass is available in conjunction with the 4- or 8-Day-Swiss
Pass and includes unlimited access to a range of mountain peaks:

Allalin / Brienzer Rothorn / Cardada / Corvatsch / Niesen /
Rochers-de-Naye / Säntis / Stanserhorn
And photos of those eight railways/cableways were featured in the competition. I think you cracked it.


Re: RailAdventure

George Raymond
 

RailAdventure invested quite a bit in an eye-catching stand at the Transport Logistic trade show in Munich earlier this month. As I recall, model locomotives were running on multiple shelves behind glass. A representative told me they organise special moves of rail equipment, for example of new locomotives not yet authorised or equipped to move under their own power. They do this as a train operating company with their own locomotives in Germany and work with other train operating companies elsewhere.

George


Re: Competition time: Re420 km in a day

gordonwis
 

AFAIK you can't get on/off EN221 within Switzerland...
But it could be the starting point of a Swiss trip - especially those of us coming from the UK - boarding at Paris (the train also picks up at Dijon) and getting off the train at Milano, thus completing Helena's jaunt to Milan and back to Chiasso


Re: RailAdventure

gordonwis
 


Re: New Swiss* ticket

stephenhorobin
 

--- In SwissRail@..., "Chris" <chris_j_wood@...> wrote:

On their Facebook page, the Swiss Travel System people are being a
bit coy about a new ticket they are introducing.

They have run a competition to select an image to act as the 'key
visual' (a photo of the Brienz Rothorn Bahn won) but all they will
say is that "it`s all about Switzerland's mountains".

Has anybody heard any rumours about a new ticket from the Swiss
Pass/Flexi-Pass/Card family?.
Perhaps it is this one, a two day Flexi Pass.
http://www.swisstravelsystem.com/en/specials-en/flexi-pass-2days.html

Steve.


Re: New Swiss* ticket

glenn allen
 

Has anybody heard any rumours about a new ticket from the Swiss
Pass/Flexi-Pass/Card family?.
It's either the Swiss Pass is
going to be valid on the BRB (free or at a discount), or the local area
ticket is, I've read it somewhere but can't remember which it is.

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Re: New Swiss* ticket

glyn.jones
 

Hi,

It was mentioned in the last newsletter I received from STC a few weeks ago.
The details are:

New: Swiss-Peak-Pass

Brienzer Rothorn - included in Peak Pass
This new pass is available in conjunction with the 4- or 8-Day-Swiss Pass
and includes unlimited access to a range of mountain peaks:

Allalin / Brienzer Rothorn / Cardada / Corvatsch / Niesen / Rochers-de-Naye
/ Säntis / Stanserhorn

Price: £20 pp with a 4-Day-Pass / £40 pp with
an 8-Day-Pass.
Available for travel in 2014.

Glyn


New Swiss* ticket

Chris Wood
 

On their Facebook page, the Swiss Travel System people are being a bit coy about a new ticket they are introducing.

They have run a competition to select an image to act as the 'key visual' (a photo of the Brienz Rothorn Bahn won) but all they will say is that "it`s all about Switzerland's mountains".

Has anybody heard any rumours about a new ticket from the Swiss Pass/Flexi-Pass/Card family?.


Re: Competition time: Re420 km in a day

Krist van Besien
 

On Sat, Jun 22, 2013 at 10:18 PM, Heléna Moretti <
helena.moretti@...> wrote:



EN 22101:11Vallorbe - Brig(02:14)turn 611.2192 km
EN221 01:11Vallorbe - Domodossola(03:55)611.6234 km

AFAIK you can't get on/off EN221 within Switzerland...

Krist



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krist.vanbesien@...
krist@...
Bern, Switzerland


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Re: Competition time: Re420 km in a day

Martin Baumann
 


BASEL 2247
ZÜRICH 2352 90.09km 1799

total 1054.61km

Sorry that should read 2x 90.09km as that train is a pair. Already taken into account in total of 1054.61


Re: Competition time: Re420 km in a day

Martin Baumann
 

GENEVA 0458
BRIG 0731 205.74km 1403

BRIG 0749
BERN 0854

BERN 0904
BASEL 0959

BASEL 1004
LUZERN 1105 2 x 93.73km 2169

LUZERN 1110
ZÜRICH 1150

ZÜRICH 1208
BASEL 1312 90.09km 1772

BASEL 1347
ZÜRICH 1452 90.09km 1779

ZÜRICH 1508
BASEL 1612 90.09km 1778

BASEL 1633
ZÜRICH 1726

ZÜRICH 1740
ALTSTETTEN 1745 2 x 4.10km 19070

ALTSTETTEN 1749
HARDBRÜCKE 1751

HARDBRÜCKE 1800
SCHAFFHAUSEN 1859 2 x 57.14km 19173

SCHAFFHAUSEN 1918
ZÜRICH 1955

ZÜRICH 2036
BASEL 2147 88.48km 1990 (via Brugg-Frick)

BASEL 2247
ZÜRICH 2352 90.09km 1799

total 1054.61km

Martin Baumann


Re: RailAdventure

+GF+ <ce68iii@...>
 

No, it's back
<http://www.bahnbilder.de/bild/Schweiz~E-Loks~Re+421/693397/421-383-sbb-cargo-steht-am.html>

Thanks for the heads-up.

+GF+

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