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Re: Issues with railway photography in CH?

Don
 

Just maybe Thomas, it was the driver who had a personal issue about a photographer possibly recording him at work? A number of years ago I was near Sion and took a couple of images from a public path during a wagon collection operation. The duty shunter spotted me, halted the driver and walked across the running tracks towards me to ask if I had included him in any photo taken. I confirmed he was in just one of the images and he politely asked me to delete it as he did not wish to be photographed undertaking his duties. I duly respected his request. Like Thomas, I have nearly 4 decades of railway photography under my belt and such incidents have been minimal to date and very far between, perhaps that driver was just having an extra bad day at the office? Keep smiling Thomas and continue to enjoy taking images of Swiss railways. I am looking forward to visiting again as soon as I can! Regards All, Don


Re: Issues with railway photography in CH?

Andrew Moglestue
 

My possibly misinformed understanding Is that on SBB property at Zurich HB you do indeed need an official permit for commercial or professional photography . I am not sure how professional is defined . So I guess there is possibly some grey area .

That said. As far as I know this is a requirement that exists only on paper and I have never seen or heard of anybody getting challenged over it. I have taken photos in full view of security staff and they did not seem interested


Bernex Tram [was Re: North-south coridor after Ceneri opening]

Martin Baumann
 

BLICKPUNKT STRASSENBAHN reports the opening of the line will be delayed past 13.12.2020 due to the virus delaying work but does not mention a new opening date.


Re: RhB Derailment

Martin Baumann
 

Andre Knorr also photographed the train yesterday. The derailed coach was A 1251

https://www.flickr.com/photos/fototak/50177484163/


Re: RhB Derailment

Guerbetaler
 

Obviously, Blick got two photos from passengers and integrated them into
a TV broadcast
<https://www.blick.ch/news/schweiz/graubuenden/nach-starkem-regen-rhaetische-bahn-nahe-illanz-wegen-murgang-entgleist-id16022567.html>
Markus, Gürbetal


Re: Issues with railway photography in CH?

Mick Sasse
 

In that case I stand corrected and share others' puzzlement!

Mick


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

Guerbetaler
 

Am 01.08.2020 um 22:41 schrieb Guerbetaler:
Am 01.08.2020 um 22:02 schrieb Martin Baumann:
702 worked 902 (08:52 Zermatt to St Moritz) between Disentis and Chur today
702 meeting 602, 2 hours before the weather turned and 602 derailed
photo by Georg Trüb
<https://www.railpictures.net/photo/743922/>
sorry, it was 4 hours earlier


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

Guerbetaler
 

Am 01.08.2020 um 22:02 schrieb Martin Baumann:
702 worked 902 (08:52 Zermatt to St Moritz) between Disentis and Chur today
702 meeting 602, 2 hours before the weather turned and 602 derailed
photo by Georg Trüb
<https://www.railpictures.net/photo/743922/>


Re: Issues with railway photography in CH?

Thomas
 

On Sat, Aug 1, 2020 at 01:32 PM, Guerbetaler wrote:


Am 01.08.2020 um 22:08 schrieb Mick Sasse:
could it conceivably have been during a lockdown or similar, and
maybe the driver (perhaps officiously and perhaps incorrectly)
thinking people shouldn't have been out taking photos at all?
Switzerland didn't have a lockdown of such a type

Markus
Exactly, there was no lockdown and I was not close to the train driver or to anyone else.

Rgds, Thomas.


Re: Issues with railway photography in CH?

Guerbetaler
 

Am 01.08.2020 um 22:08 schrieb Mick Sasse:
could it conceivably have been during a lockdown or similar, and
maybe the driver (perhaps officiously and perhaps incorrectly)
thinking people shouldn't have been out taking photos at all?
Switzerland didn't have a lockdown of such a type

Markus


Re: Issues with railway photography in CH?

Mick Sasse
 

Silly question: could it conceivably have been during a lockdown or similar, and maybe the driver (perhaps officiously and perhaps incorrectly) thinking people shouldn't have been out taking photos at all? It does seem extremely odd behaviour.

Just a thought!


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

Martin Baumann
 

702 worked 902 (08:52 Zermatt to St Moritz) between Disentis and Chur today


Re: RhB Derailment

Guerbetaler
 

Am 01.08.2020 um 18:54 schrieb blackfive460:
News reports suggest it was due to not being able to stop before
hitting debris on the track.
It was a landslide ("Rüfe") due to heavy rains. Braking distance of the train was too long to come to a halt before the landslide.

Markus, Gürbetal


Re: Issues with railway photography in CH?

csipromo
 

I have been challenged while taking photos at Zurich HB and I know of one professional video (REOS) where a similar incident occurred. Once I explained that it was for personal use, they let me continue to shoot.
I did have one incident at Arth-Goldau around dusk (2004) when my flash went off. I had assumed based on my setup that there was enough light to shoot in AUTO without the flash going off. The driver was not amused at having been flashed while entering the station area. I did not get the chance to apologize, but I am much more careful since then.
I have never gotten the finger.

If you know who the train was operating for, that would be the place to start.

Regards

Mike C


Re: RhB Derailment

Toma Bacic
 


Re: RhB Derailment

blackfive460
 

News reports suggest it was due to not being able to stop before hitting debris on the track. 602 and the first vehicle derailed. No one injured.
See : https://www.suedostschweiz.ch/ereignisse/2020-08-01/ruefe-bringt-zugsverkehr-zwischen-reichenau-tamins-und-ilanz-zum-stillstand


Re: SBB / RhB / MGB / BLS photos

Tim Johnson
 

Nice photos, Mark! Thank you for sharing. Wish I was there, too.

Tim
Timothy A Johnson, Tucson, AZ (www.sbb-bls-bahnen.com)
Member of European Train Enthusiasts (www.ete.org)


Re: SBB / RhB / MGB / BLS photos

Robin Jorimann
 

Thank you. Great pictures. I was supposed to be going there on Friday but our holiday was cancelled thanks to Swiss cancelling most Manchester flights!


Re: RhB Derailment

Martin Baumann
 

602 and first coach derailed due to landslide, no injuries


RhB Derailment

Martin Baumann
 

Reichenau-Tamins to Ilanz is currently closed due to a derailment.

An unconfirmed report says the train concerned is the Erlebniszug with 602

No further information at present.

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