SBB / RhB / MGB bits
SBB Saturday 18th
Couple of 421s viewed whilst passing through Zürich:
421 394 EC195
421 383 IC486
Seen in service between 18th to 20th were:
A few units did put in appearances on loco hauled turns, although I presume that was down to reduced demand at the moment as I didn’t notice any new units in traffic. The biggest bowl out by units was today when the early morning 701 turn from Chur to Samedan turned up with an Allegra unit and 3 freight wagons! The other 701 turn I covered (Saturdays St Moritz to Landquart) was at least a 611...
Krokodil 414 was out as booked on Sunday but thanks to Dave’s gen the night before I didn’t waste my time going for the Rheinschlucht train.
Seen today whilst on route from the RhB to Brig:
96 RE642 (Groschenen)
54 RE644 (Groschenen)
53 RE648 (Groschenen)
81 Furka Pass car train
With the exception of 53, most stuff seemed to turn back and return from where it came at both Disentis / Mustér and Andermatt. The shorter distance local trains around Brig etc were all seen with units.
Am 20.07.2020 um 21:37 schrieb Mark Torkington:
23 RE83923 and 101 at the Oberalp (800 trains) is correct.
Schöllenenbahn (600) to Göschenen (!) was worked all day by 53 and 54, the days before it was 54 and 91.
Would 53 have gone with 553, it wouldn't have been back in time to do 648. So change 553 and 642 and it is correct. And btw these trains are not RE but R. GEX appear in the graphic timetable as PE (PE is the train category, GEX is the train name).
51 and 52 work Fiesch - Zermatt
Three out of 55, 92, 94 and 96 work the Goms trains (500), 53 was there as well the days before.
96 had the module today, so it couldn't go down the Schöllenen.
4193-4284-4159-4218-4281-96. Photos available. The diagram is 514-533-534-553-554-573, the last two without the additional coaches.
93 is in the workshop in Andermatt, 95 was involved in the collision.
Track use in Andermatt is currently
1 = GEX
2 = Oberalp
3 = Göschenen
4 = Goms - Visp
Exception is the evening train 855-569 working through from Disentis to Visp and using track 1. 550-860, which is the same in the other direction, uses track 2. These are the only not-push-pull consists apart from GEX. They stand in Andermatt, side-by-side at 18:25. Photo available.
The diagram is 550-860, next day 819-824-831-836-843-848-855-569,
also 211-272, but this may be the same consist several days. I only saw that once in Andermatt within 7 days.
BDt 2241-B 2289- B 2283- A 2071
BDt 2242-B 2290- B 2286- A 2074
BD 2296-B 4262- B 4257- A 2075
Am 20.07.2020 um 23:30 schrieb Guerbetaler:
The diagram is 550-860, next day 819-824-831-836-843-848-855-569,It seems that the reintroduction of a second pair of GEX and the wreckage of 105 lead to some changes in the MGB charts. Today 211 was planned for a Komet-EMU (ABDeh) and 272 for a motor luggage van (Deh). 276 was planned for an ABDeh instead of Deh.
So, be aware that things can always change.
Am 22.07.2020 um 16:30 schrieb Guerbetaler:
So, be aware that things can always change.It seems that on Friday Deh 24 has to replace the HGe 4/4" in the Oberalp turn. Thus Deh 23 and 24 plus one Komet will do all Regios there.
On Monday, 20 July 2020, 21:28:21 BST, Mark Torkington <email@example.com> wrote:
A few units did put in appearances on loco hauled turns, although I presume that was down to reduced demand at the moment as I didn’t notice any new units in traffic.To be fair, even without reduced demand RhB trains occasionally not working with their diagrammed power (or their diagrammed stock) has been happening on the RhB (especially the Albula) for some years now as there is so much gradual transition going on (eg Alvra being introduced but with only gradual upgrade of Ge4/4III locos possible