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Re: Thurbo original GTW 2/6

csipromo
 

Thanks for the update/clarification.

Mike C


Re: Thurbo original GTW 2/6

Martin Baumann
 

Bt 224 was supposed to be preserved with 683 but has now gone to Kaiseraugst for scrap. An unconfirmed report suggested Thurbo were asking for too much money for the two vehicles.


Re: Thurbo original GTW 2/6

csipromo
 

I had heard that one set and one additional driving trailer (pilot coach) were to be preserved.

Regards

Mike C


Thurbo original GTW 2/6

Martin Baumann
 

Thurbo acquired GTW 2/6 railcars (94 85 7) 526 680 to 526 689 in 1998 and 1999 along with driving trailers Bt (50 85 29-35) 221 to 224

The last of these vehicles were stopped on July 5th and all have been scrapped except 526 683 which has been preserved by Verein MThB-NPZ (https://mthb-npz.ch/wordpress/?page_id=4446)


Re: New Zurich trams finally ordered

Martin Baumann
 

Copying transport operators in other countries, such as Boston's MBTA using a commuter train, Zürich are now using 2043+2408 as a vaccination tram:

https://www.zh.ch/de/gesundheit/coronavirus/coronavirus-impfung/impftram.html

https://www.zh.ch/de/news-uebersicht/medienmitteilungen/2021/09/das-impftram-ist-unterwegs-eine-million-menschen-im-kanton-zuerich-geimpft.html#2076329120

(Both German)

The two cars will not return to passenger service when no longer required for vaccinations


Re: Zurich airport screenshot

George Raymond
 

Check 0:52 of this YouTube video .... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RppyPhfPMSM
Thanks... The train certainly produces less smoke when starting.

George


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Zurich airport screenshot

John Lovda
 

Check 0:52 of this YouTube video .... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RppyPhfPMSM

Have a nice day,
John


Re: BLS 420 Diagrams

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
465 003 has now been done, laeving 6 blue locos that can still work with EWIII


Re: New Zurich trams finally ordered

Martin Baumann
 

4013 is now in service.

4009 is currently under repair after a collision with 2058 at Rehalp on June 23rd 2058 will not run again


Re: New Zurich trams finally ordered

Martin Baumann
 

2006 is also confirmed scrapped


Re: BLS 420 Diagrams

Tim G
 

Thanks to all for the information on the 420.5s.
I am after 420 502, I hope to have another try for it on Saturday 11th September, so hopefully it will be back in traffic by then.
Amazing how many times you can cover two diagrams for 3 locos and never get the one you are after!
Fingers crossed, it will probably be my last chance for 502 by the sounds of things.
Regards
Tim


Re: EW III (was Re: BLS 420 Diagrams)

Guerbetaler
 

Am 02.09.2021 um 22:33 schrieb Martin Baumann:
Another EW III set went for scrap today. There are now three remaining for the two diagrams.
No, three remaining for three diagrams. The third diagram is:
EXT 31479 Richtung Domodossola (I)
17:07 Brig, Gleis 9
Domodossola (I) an 17:40

comes back as ECS
powered with Re 465

This train will run as long as Italy makes a difference between long distance traffic and regional trains in checking passengers at the border. BLS trains count as regional trains, SBB trains as long distance...

The second diagram on Interlaken - Zweisimmen is often partly run with NPZ (RBDe 565).

Today all four diagrams of S4 were worked with new RABe 528 MIKA. I have seen numbers 101 ... 110. This makes four RBDe 565 available.

Markus


EW III (was Re: BLS 420 Diagrams)

Martin Baumann
 

Another EW III set went for scrap today. There are now three remaining for the two diagrams.


Re: BLS 420 Diagrams

Martin Baumann
 

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

420.5 diagrams are on the European Rail Gen (ERG) IO Group. There are two rostered daily


Re: BLS 420 Diagrams

csipromo
 

I think that the remaining EWIII consists are working Zweisimmen - Spiez - Interlaken and back and that the shorter Zweisimmen - Spiez - Zweisimmen are run by 565 or other EMU.

They are running tests with the new dual gauge MOB rolling stock. I don't know if they have done any runs with passengers yet.
I think that these will assume the bulk of traffic between Zweisimmen and Interlaken and back. The remaining trains between Spiez and Zweisimmen will probably remain BLS EMU.

Related question: If there are no operational Re 420.5 available, can the EWIII sets be operated by a RBDe 565 at the head?

Regards

Mike C


Re: BLS 420 Diagrams

Martin Baumann
 

Replacement probably at the December timetable change. 502 has been in service this month, 504 last known working 18.07.2021

Without an overhaul 501 can run to 16.11.2022 502 24.02.2022 504 22.07.2022


BLS 420 Diagrams

Tim G
 

On Sunday 22nd August, I went to view the BLS 420 turns and found 420 501 on 09:08 Interlaken Ost - Zweisimmen, but there was a 565 EMU on 09:38 Zweisimmen - Spiez.
I could see 420 504 looking a bit dumped down the back of Spiez depot, while what must have been 420 502 was inside the depot, so assume that only one of the three locos was serviceable and that was why the EMU was out. But I guess it is equally possible that there is now only 1 diagram left for BLS 420s.
Can anyone confirm what the status is of 420 502 & 504 and also is there any information on when these locos will be replaced by new EMUs? I assume this is fairly imminent.

Thanks for any information.
Tim G


Re: New Zurich trams finally ordered

Martin Baumann
 

On Mon, Aug 23, 2021 at 02:49 PM, Martin Baumann wrote:


2004 2006 2058 2303 are now reportedly withdrawn
2004 confirmed as sold for scrap today


Re: Collision in Vereina Tunnel.

Martin Baumann
 

Now confirmed as 3129 in the accident. Resolution on only available photo too poor to be certain.


Re: Collision in Vereina Tunnel.

David Prior
 

On 29 Aug 2021, at 15:48, Martin Baumann <martin98baumann@outlook.com> wrote:

Yesterday, 28.08.2021 about 13:15 a car shuttle passed a red signal leaving the Klosters terminal and was in a side collision, with an ABe 4/16 unit, believed to be 3127.
3127 is diagrammed for service on Monday

3129 allocated on repair at LQ

But I am completely guessing, and maybe making 2+2 = 5……

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