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Re: Books on the RhB in English

glyn.jones
 

Nothing on the SRC website about just the RhB - I will keep looking
No but the new Swiss Independent Railways book has 30 pages devoted to RhB
electric locos.

Glyn


Re: Books on the RhB in English

Guerbetaler
 

Am 07.07.2020 um 14:43 schrieb peter749@... via groups.io:
What I am after is a comprehensive book released in the last 10-15
years on the RhB railway lines and/or RhB locos.
Reading German I have no necessity to find English books on the RhB. However I would largely recommend to read the numerous articles about RhB in Wikipedia. Many of them are translated from German or were elaborated using German books. But in the references you won't find a comprehensive English book! It seems that no such book exists.

Markus, Gürbetal


Re: Books on the RhB in English

peter749@ymail.com
 

Thanks Gents,

Nothing on the SRC website about just the RhB - I will keep looking

Peter


Re: North-south freight train frequency by day of week

davey
 

I would tend to agree about Thursday.

But every week is different and there can be quiet periods even on days that you expect to be busy.

The good thing about the Basel area is that you can always find a location at any time of the day that has the sun behind you.

I would not worry about which day may be best.....this is not the UK (where missing a freight may mean you miss the only chance of a freight or having intervals of one hour plus between freights).

Dave, Basel


Re: Books on the RhB in English

stephenhorobin
 


Re: Books on the RhB in English

DAVID STEVENSON
 

What I am after is a comprehensive book released in the last 10-15 years on the RhB railway lines and/or RhB locos."
www.swissrailsoc.org.uk

Try the Sales pages.

DAVE S


Books on the RhB in English

peter749@ymail.com
 

A friend asked a question on another forum

"Is anybody aware of a book on Rhatische Bahn (RhB) and its railway network, especially the routes we see in TS (Albula, Bernina, Arosa..) in English?
I could only find books in German unfortunately...

What I am after is a comprehensive book released in the last 10-15 years on the RhB railway lines and/or RhB locos."

Any suggestions - those I found on Amazon were all in German which my friend does not read.

Peter

TS is the Train Simulator game
https://store.steampowered.com/app/376966/Train_Simulator_Albula_Line_St_Moritz__Thusis_Route_AddOn/


St Gallen to Geneva Intercity trains

Martin Baumann
 

The assimilation has begun. The following are now booked for bombardier rubbish:

704 05:19 ex Zürich
713 08:32 ex Geneva Airport
722 13:25 ex St Gallen
731 17:32 ex Geneva Airport
736 21:32 ex Zürich

705 06:04 ex Fribourg
714 09:25 ex St Gallen
723 13:32 ex Geneva Airport
732 18:25 ex St Gallen
739 22:20 ex Lausanne


Re: North-south freight train frequency by day of week

Guerbetaler
 

Am 07.07.2020 um 09:55 schrieb George Raymond:
Am I correct in assuming that disregarding holidays and disturbances,
the number of trains is normally lowest on weekends and increases
from Monday to a peak on Friday?
From what I know, the peak is rather on Thursday.

Markus, Gürbetal


North-south freight train frequency by day of week

George Raymond
 

I am trying to determine the best day of the week to photograph freight trains in the Basel area. Am I correct in assuming that disregarding holidays and disturbances, the number of trains is normally lowest on weekends and increases from Monday to a peak on Friday? By roughly what percentage does the freight train frequency increase between Monday and Friday? (By 10 percent? By 100 percent?) Is this information visible online somewhere?

Thanks in advance for any guidance.

George


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Re: MGB / RhB diagrams?

Martin Baumann
 

According to the latest SER

0728 1028 1328 1628 ex Andermatt and 0914 1214 1514 1814 ex Disentis will be an ABDeh 4/8 unit until October 10th


Re: MGB / RhB diagrams?

Mark Torkington
 

Thanks all for the assistance.

Mark


Re: Slip coaches in Switzerland?

Guerbetaler
 

Am 05.07.2020 um 20:46 schrieb Manfred Luckmann:
The autrian (and also german) term "Schleuderwagen" stands
for a single (or two) coaches behind a pushing locomotive.
On the way back it is behind the driving trailer and still called a Schleuderwagen.

In an Austrian forum I read the explanation that the word comes from a passenger view, because they felt to be slung away. That would mean that the driver accelerated after curves at the normal point...

Markus


Re: Slip coaches in Switzerland?

Guerbetaler
 

Am 05.07.2020 um 21:03 schrieb Mick Sasse:
This practice is of course still (at present!) very common on the RhB
- so do they use the term Schleuderwagen for this practice? It was
a new one for me!
No, I haven't heard the term in context with RhB. And they don't have the very typical Schleuderwagen, which is an addition in rush hours, because
- additional coaches on the Albula are put within the push-pull consist;
- in the case of Landquart - Davos - Filisur there is rather a minimum consist for Davos - Filisur and a train part for Landquart - Davos. The trains are not really going through and there is enough time for "reconfiguration" in Davos.

Markus


Re: Slip coaches in Switzerland?

Mick Sasse
 

The Schleuderwagen is an addition to an otherwise fix trainset. [...]
In Siwtzerland the term was also used for any addition to a
push-pull-consist (Pendelzug) not integrated in the push-pull concept.
This practice is of course still (at present!) very common on the RhB - so do they use the term Schleuderwagen for this practice? It was a new one for me!

Thanks
Mick


Re: Slip coaches in Switzerland?

Andrew Moglestue
 

Also, up until nationalization, British railway companies often competed against rivals as most of the significant main connections were rivaled by that of another company. And one area where they competed was in speed. In addition to the actual additional customers this gained them, there was also the prestige value of being able to offer the fastest train from A to B, even if going back from B to A might be a different story.

Prior to the formation of SBB, the Swiss railway system was also in the hands of private enterprise, but there was much less hard competition.


Re: Slip coaches in Switzerland?

Guerbetaler
 

Am 05.07.2020 um 19:40 schrieb Max Wyss:
It could be that Austria (or the k.u.k. predecessors) had this practice.
Or, I fell for a false friend, and the Austrian "Schleuderwagen" is just a car uncoupled at a stop.
The Schleuderwagen is an addition to an otherwise fix trainset. This could have been some Schlieren coaches behind a 4010 in peak times.

In Siwtzerland the term was also used for any addition to a push-pull-consist (Pendelzug) not integrated in the push-pull concept. Schleuderwagens were largely replaced by "modules" which means some coaches plus a driving trailer, allowing to integrate the additional coaches into the push-pull-consist.

Markus


Re: Slip coaches in Switzerland?

Manfred Luckmann
 

The autrian (and also german) term "Schleuderwagen" stands
for a single (or two) coaches behind a pushing locomotive.


Re: Slip coaches in Switzerland?

Max Wyss
 

It could be that Austria (or the k.u.k. predecessors) had this practice.

Or, I fell for a false friend, and the Austrian "Schleuderwagen" is just a car uncoupled at a stop.

The best known British use of slip coaches was most likely the GWR main line, which had quite a few branch lines; The slip coaches provided a fast one-seat service to several places which otherwise would not have been possible. Also note that getting to the holiday spot (such as Torquay) quickly was more important than getting back to London. So, the return service was pretty much the typical "Kurswagen" ritual.




Re: Slip coaches in Switzerland?

George Raymond
 

This is less spectacular than slip coaches, but my first time in Martigny in 1973, I saw station staff uncouple what I think was a postal carriage/van from the rear end of a through train during its stop. After the train was gone, a shunting locomotive came and retrieved the carriage.

George


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