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Re: New Zurich trams finally ordered

Martin Baumann
 

2036 now withdrawn


465 overhauls

Martin Baumann
 

On Thu, Sep 2, 2021 at 09:00 PM, Martin Baumann wrote:


If no 420.5 is available then a 465 would be used. As these get their R3 and
hideous paint scheme they no longer have the ability to work with EWII.

Those not yet done are 002 003 005 006 008 016 017
465 005 was released after R3 overhaul and green paint on 19.10.2021


Re: Electronic magazines...

csipromo
 

I don't know exactly what kind of info you are looking to keep up with, but you can get an online subscription for Loki, for railcolor.net and for other sources.
I wonder if there is a model RR club or group in your area which might have or might be interesting in having a group subscription where members could borrow issues for short periods. There may also be a library in Interlaken which might have such publications.

Regards

Mike C


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

Guerbetaler
 

Am 26.10.2021 um 21:55 schrieb yatton123 via groups.io:
I think it's something to do with Schweizerzug
I didn't know Schweizerzug AG, but found theri homepage. They state that they collaborate with "Swissterminal, BLS Cargo, Verzollung & Logistik sowie Gaston Schul"

They connect Frenkendorf and Niederglatt with Antwerpen and Rotterdam via Neuss.

But this still doesn't explain the squirrel...

Markus, Gürbetal


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

yatton123
 

Thanks for the answers everybody.
The train I'm referring to is the Frenkendorf one mainly consisting of 80' twins with deep sea containers.
I think it's something to do with Schweizerzug as the Domat Ems wagons are taken to Frenkendorf and added to Schweizerzug trains for Rotterdam/Antwerp/Neuss. The train runs to Muttenz and the 425s run around the train for the short trip to Frenkendorf.
Something on the Co-op, they have taken over their wagonload van service from SBBC. They have somewhere over 150 vans on hire from SBBC.There are several recent videos on YouTube of both van only and mixed (van/container) trains with RailCare Vectron haulage.


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

Guerbetaler
 

Am 26.10.2021 um 02:36 schrieb gordonwis via groups.io:
And you agree, we are speaking about the Frenkendorf - Ems-Werk
move?
Interesting that's not the BLS container train I associate with that
section of line, mine was a working to the Heineken place at Felsberg
with white Axis containers.
Axis containers are mostly Coop & partners (Coop does sell beer :-)

Before Railcare got the Vectrons, which are as the only modern standard gauge locomotives enabled and approved to run under 11 kV, Railcare leased a BLS Re 4/4 for the Felsberg trains.

Markus, Gürbetal


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

gordonwis
 

> And you agree, we are speaking about the Frenkendorf - Ems-Werk move? ----------------------------- Interesting that's not the BLS container train I associate with that section of line, mine was a working to the Heineken place at Felsberg with white Axis containers.


Re: Electronic magazines...

Andrew Moglestue
 

If you're interested in trams and light rail, I have an electronic subscription to Tramways and Urban Transit.

Admittedly it's not the best magazine on the block and since some of the senior contributors dropped out about 10 years ago or so, some of their material has drifted into copying press releases, stating the obvious and blabla mode. But they are still a good starting point especially for a low resolution introduction to topics and places that you have zero idea about, and this is probably a field of interest that AFAIK nobody else really covers comprehensively (*) so it's still something I enjoy reading.

I do wish they would digitalize all their old material going back to the very beginning as especially the older copies had some very interesting articles and information that is probably not published elsewhere.

Tramways and Urban Transit also has a sister magazine called Tramway Review that covers historical perspectives of both extant and vanished systems and is published quarterly. This is also a an excellent publication and is available electronically to subscribers.

(*) Blickpunkt Strassenbahn is more accurate and detailed but is addressing people who are already experts.


Re: Electronic magazines...

George Raymond
 

Railway Gazette International

International Transport Journal (HQ in Basel)

 

I’ve been able to keep up on specific topics with Google Alerts.

 

George

 




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

Martin Baumann
 

On Wed, Oct 6, 2021 at 08:43 PM, Martin Baumann wrote:


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.
New diagrams from 01.11.2021 have no work for Ge 6/6 II, they are only in reserve https://www.rhbclub.ch/de/saisonale-lokdienste


Re: Electronic magazines...

Martin Baumann
 

EA provide pdf copies to premium subscribers though only at the end of the calendar year.

The USB Stick with every issue from 1948 to 2017 is still available https://eisenbahn-amateur.ch/produkt/usb-stick/


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

Andrew Moglestue
 

In case this is of any interest.

Before travelling it is recommendable to check the official government websites rather than asking on forums as the rules can change quickly.

That said, I have crossed several borders over the last few weeks and been in about 6 countries and never once was I asked for any certificates.

I was only once questioned, by border agents in Buchs SG, but they didn't want to see my certificates but only wanted to check the receipts for the szlibovic I was bringing back to Switzerland. Fortunately my souvenir was well within the legal limits.

I wouldn't recommend chancing it, but my impression is that the implementation of enforcement of rules is not very strong.

That said, I have heard of people who had some trouble getting foreign certificates recognized in Switzerland. They could cross the border without any trouble but then found themselves unable to go into restaurants. So I would check out the details well before you travel and not wait until the last minute.


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

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