#MGB HGe 4/4 II #mgb


Martin Baumann
 

On Wed, Jun 2, 2021 at 08:31 PM, Guerbetaler wrote:


The same truck which brought 106 took 94 to repair.
Not widely reported: Their was a low speed headon collison between 94 and 2026 at Biel-Goms on May 12th


Hans L.
 

Le lundi 31 mai 2021 à 15:59:08 UTC+2, Martin Baumann <martin98baumann@outlook.com> a écrit :
106 should be returned to MGB today, it has departed Bellinzona on a lorry
A good news.


tudor erich
 

On Monday, May 31, 2021, 02:59:09 PM GMT+1, Martin Baumann <martin98baumann@outlook.com> wrote:
106 should be returned to MGB today, it has departed Bellinzona on a lorry
That is over two years by my reckoning. Wonder how long the entire programme of nine machines will take.....


Guerbetaler
 

Am 31.05.2021 um 15:59 schrieb Martin Baumann:
106 should be returned to MGB today
Photo of unloading was shown in BFS. Guess which unexpected colour the locomotive has? yes, all red.

The same truck which brought 106 took 94 to repair.

Markus, Gürbetal


Martin Baumann
 

106 should be returned to MGB today, it has departed Bellinzona on a lorry


Guerbetaler
 

Am 05.11.2020 um 22:02 schrieb Guerbetaler:
MGB contracted SBB workshop Bellinzona to convert 9 of its HGe 4/4 II
from thyristor control with dc motors to GTO thyristor control with ac
three-phase motors. At the same time the mechanical part is renovated.
106 was brought to Bellinzona in Autumn 2018 and is still there
105 was the locomotive involved in the collision of July in Oberwald and will first be repaired and then modernized as the second locomotive.

The 9 modernized MGB locomotives are needed for
- Glacier Express (GEX)
- freight trains Visp - Zermatt
- car shuttles Oberwald - Realp

This lets 4 HGe 4/4 II as surplus. These locmotives, probably 2-5, will not be modernized but retired. Currently plans say that they will be surplus by 2023, when the new Orion EMU arrive. Another option is that they will be kept until 2028 and replace Deh-consists.

BTW:
The 8 HGe 4/4" of Zentralbahn will not be modernized but some units may survive as reserve together with articulated driving trailers 941-943

Markus, Gürbetal