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Re: Zürich Depot G

John Lovda
 

Well, I filled out the form and submitted it but it kept saying my phone number is missing. I'm guessing the form is looking for a Swiss number? I do not know if the form actually went through. I will try calling in a few day if I do not hear anything.

Thanks

Re: Zürich Depot G

csipromo
 

Re: Basel Tram update 07.08.2017

Martin Baumann
 

A slight extension to line 3 opened on July 31st. On July 14th the old loop at Burgfelden Grenze closed and buses replaced trams between there and Barfüsserplatz.


At start of traffic July 31st line 3 started serving a new Waldighoferstrasse stop which replaces Burgfelden Grenze and terminate Burgfelderhof. The loop here actually crosses the French border twice. The extension to St Louis will open 10.12.2017.

See http://www.gleisplanweb.eu/Maps/Basel.pdf for track details

Re: Zürich Depot G

John Lovda
 

I looked at Google Maps, satellite view, for Geroldstrasse. The depot appears to be just east of there on the inside of the big rail loop from the airport with its front door on Neugasse. It's a big building with 12 tracks entering it on the west side. I don't know who I would write to from the US. What do you think my odds would be just going to the administrative office at the front entrance and asking?

Re: Zürich Depot G

Martin Baumann
 

It is the depot on the left in the direction of travel as you arrive at Zürich HB. (The G stands for Geroldstrasse) You woud need to contact SBB for permission for a visit

Re: Zürich Depot G

csipromo
 

Is that the one located off Neugasse just west of Langstrasse? https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Neugasse+145,+8005+Zürich,+Switzerland/@47.3805789,8.5280246,16z/data=!3m1!1e3!4m6!1m3!3m2!1s0x47900b9749bea219:0xe66e8df1e71fdc03!2sZürich,+Switzerland!3m1!1s0x47900a15b94c87ad:0x4eb3cd19d7a1bb2 https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Neugasse+145,+8005+Zürich,+Switzerland/@47.3805789,8.5280246,16z/data=!3m1!1e3!4m6!1m3!3m2!1s0x47900b9749bea219:0xe66e8df1e71fdc03!2sZürich,+Switzerland!3m1!1s0x47900a15b94c87ad:0x4eb3cd19d7a1bb2



I guess that the best thing to do would be to contact the SBB and request permission for a visit/tour.


Regards


Mike C

Zürich Depot G

John Lovda
 

Basel Tram update 07.08.2017

Martin Baumann
 

All of 5001-5044 have been delivered and are in service


6002 and 6003 have been delivered, 6002 entered service (L 15) last Friday

Be 4/6 (659-686) remaining are 663 667 676 678 to 681 and 683. These will go to Sofia in the course of this year where the rest of this type have already been dispatched.


Withdrawals of trailers with added low floor section have started though some will remain to work with Be 4/4 477-502. So far 1473 1476 1479 1485 1490 have gone

Re: New RhB EMU sets

OL.Guerbetal
 

Am 05.08.2017 um 16:45 schrieb martin98baumann@... [SwissRail]:
RhB have exercised 9 options so there are currently 36 units on firm order
At the same time the number of driving trailers Bit 528 has been reduced from 13 to 8, which means fewer passenger trains with Ge 4/4 II.

Markus, Gürbetal

RhB D 4218

Martin Baumann
 

D 4218 has been sold to the Baie de Somme railway in France

Re: New RhB EMU sets

Martin Baumann
 

RhB have exercised 9 options so there are currently 36 units on firm order

Re: 11603 and 11604

davey
 

11604 looking a bit worse for wear, not long before its last working date: https://www.flickr.com/photos/daveymills/34841081105

Re: 11603 and 11604

Martin Baumann
 

11603 was last in use 31.05.2017 Basel-Lausanne Triage. Loco was hauled dead Lausanne to RBL 09.06.2017


11604 was last in use 20.05.2017 and was then stopped at Basel Depot. Hauled dead Basel-Bellinzona 01.06.2017

Re: Berguen construction

OL.Guerbetal
 

Am 04.08.2017 um 01:12 schrieb Gordon Wiseman:
Can anyone explain what is being built st the south end of the museum
building?
only available in German, but the picture says it all:

<http://www.bahnmuseum-albula.ch/projekte.html>

Re: RhB motive power

gordonwis
 

Heading to RhB land soon so have been keeping an eye on the Ge4/4I movements and other RhB stuff.

To add some info to Markus's very useful summary:

It seems as though the diagramming has remained fairly consistent through the three diagramming periods (Winter 2016, Spring 2017 and summer 2017) since the advent of the Allegra + Alvra on the Albula in December

Markus excluded the early morning and evening variations but it is worth noting the regular turn for a 701 on the GmP 4109, AFAIK the only booked Ge6/6II with passenger stock. So far this week, this has been 703; dnr (Aug 1); 702; 704. This is real freight with passenger accomodation so the loc makes a good sound

STNP (511 class) unit has two booked visits to Filisur at 7 and 8 o'clock each morning and obs of Filisur webcam confirms this

For once at present, Ge4/4III 'Ems' and 'Glacier' are not on the Albula - as they have been every time I have visited the line in the last two-three years, however, RhB seems to persist in its preference for keeping the same locos on the same turms for extended periods. This week so far the 3 locos fixed on the Albula turns are 'Hockey Club', 'RhB Team' and 'Unesco'

Berguen construction

gordonwis
 

Heading to Berguen for a week soon.

Can anyone explain what is being built st the south end of the museum building?

Many thanks

Re: RhB Albula unusual Alvra set and diagram swaps

gordonwis
 

Useful to have the explanation, many thanks.

Apologies RE1136 was not a shortened Alvra set. Turns out (and worth noting) that the Preda webcam has a weird perspective. In the grab of this train on 31 July (11.30) you can only see three Alvra coaches and there appears to be only space for one coach along the length of the station building before you see the EWII that was tagged on the back.

Moral of the story is that you must look at all three webcams (Preda, Filisur and Landwasser) to get a complete picture or be there in person!

So the upshot is that train 1136 was still interesting in having an Alvra set with one EWII tagged on the back, and that the emergency change produced 4 locos on the Albula on that day instead of the now usual three.

Re: RhB Albula unusual Alvra set and diagram swaps

OL.Guerbetal
 

Am 03.08.2017 um 14:59 schrieb Guerbetaler:
Concerning the shortened Alvra set I haven't read about it but it is
only possible to remove intermedate coaches. On the webcam Filisur I
can't see the full consist but it is clear that the first and the last
coach of the Alvra set were there. Possibly the coaches removed also
needed some repair.
It seems that this information wasn't correct. On the webcam Landwasserviadukt I can see RE 1136 with 621 + 6 Alvra coaches
<http://www.schmalspurbahn.ch/landwasser/webcam/a170731120842>

Markus, Gürbetal

Re: RhB Albula unusual Alvra set and diagram swaps

OL.Guerbetal
 

Am 03.08.2017 um 02:15 schrieb Gordon Wiseman:
Turn 151 was unusual (and worrying): 621 hauled a set of 6 Alvra
coaches on trains RE1121, but came back north with a most unusual
short mixed formation of 3 Alvra and one EWII on RE1136, but then
gave way to a 'normal' Allegra + Alvra formation
621 replaced a damaged Allegra that was hit by a fallen tree and needed repair. But a Ge 4/4II cannot take the GEX coaches with them which resulted in a diagram swap (all three Allegra+Alvra diagrams usually convey the GEX coaches in the morning: RE 1124, 1128 and 1132).

Concerning the shortened Alvra set I haven't read about it but it is only possible to remove intermedate coaches. On the webcam Filisur I can't see the full consist but it is clear that the first and the last coach of the Alvra set were there. Possibly the coaches removed also needed some repair.

<http://www.schmalspurbahn.ch/filisur/webcam/a1707311203825>
<http://www.schmalspurbahn.ch/filisur/webcam/a1707311205567>

Markus, Gürbetal

RhB Albula unusual Alvra set and diagram swaps

gordonwis
 

On Monday and Tuesday this week (31 July - a working day, and 1 August Swiss national day) there have been diagram swaps on the Albula, resulting in Allegra units on 641 turns and vice versa (the following notes will fill gaps/clarify a couple of things in PThomas's recent post)

Monday 31 July

641 diagram 151 was new Alvra stock vice traditional 641 + EW stock. This was compensated by diagram 612 being 650 + EW vice Allegra+Alvra

Turn 151 was unusual (and worrying): 621 hauled a set of 6 Alvra coaches on trains RE1121, but came back north with a most unusual short mixed formation of 3 Alvra and one EWII on RE1136, but then gave way to a 'normal' Allegra + Alvra formation

This was both good and bad. Good in that it put 4 locos not three on the Albula for half a day, bad in that it proves more Alvra stock is coming on stream.

Tuesday 1 August

A more ordinary diagram swap with

diagram 152 was Allegra+Alvra vice 641
diagram 613 was 650 vice Allegra + Alvra


Wednesday 2 Aug

normal current Albula diagramming today