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Re: Le Locle to Les Brenets temporary closure

Martin Baumann
 

Trains resumed on the line this morning

Re: RABDe 502 Twindex first run

Martin Baumann
 

502 405 was on the diagram yesterday. This was probably its first day in passenger service.

Re: SBB Cargo locos

Ewan Tait
 

On 14 Apr 2018, at 17:05, csipromo@... [SwissRail] <SwissRail@...> wrote:

I had heard that 484 and 474 were being used as far north as Arth-Goldau or Rotkreuz. I had also heard reports that 474 were being used on occasion as far north as Basel Bad Bf in double traction with leased ES64F4.

All last summer (as I’ve not been out to CH for railway purposes this year):

Saw solo Re 474s working as far as Basel SBB RB on trains via the GBT (seen at Mohlin, Immensee and south of Arth-Goldau). Also saw a couple of Re 474s paired with an MRCE ES64F4, one on a train and one pair light engine. I assumed balancing moves.

Saw three trains with Re 474s all as pairs north of Thun. I don’t know if they went over the mountain or through the LBT.

Ewan


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Re: SBB Cargo locos

csipromo
 

I had heard that 484 and 474 were being used as far north as Arth-Goldau or Rotkreuz. I had also heard reports that 474 were being used on occasion as far north as Basel Bad Bf in double traction with leased ES64F4.

The introduction of the ES64F4 (MRCE) and Vectron (ELL/LokRoll) might have changed the operation zones of the 484 and perhaps also the 474. That was what interested me.

Regards

Mike C

Re: SBB Cargo locos

gordonwis
 

Likewise. Not frequenting Ticino very often I had seldom seen any Re474, so it felt 'unusual', when Last October I saw several pairs of Re474 on the northern section of the Gotthard corridor (ie Wohlen - Brugg VL - Basel)

Re: SBB Cargo locos

Ewan Tait
 

Based on observations last summer:

On 11 Apr 2018, at 00:04, csipromo@... [SwissRail] <SwissRail@...> wrote:

I presume that the 2 Panto ELL Vectrons are used in DE/AT only.
Are the 4 Panto ELL Vectrons coming into CH regularly?
I saw plenty of Vectron MSs in CH.

Are the Crossrail 186 all D/A/CH/I
I think so, but RailColor is worth checking.

https://www.railcolor.net/index.php?nav=1405127&lang=1

A number of 482 were leased to other operators in a deal with RailPool. At the time of the deal, SBBC in exchange leased at least one BR 186. What is the current status of those 482 subleases?
Summer 2016 there were still Re 482s leased to other operators in Germany, but RailColor suggests that they are now generally leased directly rather than via Railpool.

Are the 484 and 474 still coming north of Bellinzona or is their primary area of operation still in Ticino and Italy?
I haven’t seen any Re 484s north of Bellinzona recently, but Re 474s were quite frequent last summer. Since the GBT opened, they can now work solo from Basel SBB RB to Italy.

Regards,
Ewan


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Re: 11317

davey
 

11317

Martin Baumann
 

11317 is being stripped of useful parts in Basel Depot before making the one way journey to Kaiseraugst

Re: Cargo Re 4/4 II stored

Martin Baumann
 

11317 is being stripped of useful parts before making the one way journey to Kaiseraugst

Re: SBB Cargo locos

csipromo
 

What are the current areas of operation of the following lok classes?

Re 421
Re 482
Re 484
Re 474
ES64F4 (MRCE)
193 Vectron ELL (2 Pantos)
193 Vectron ELL (4 Pantos)
193 Vectron LokRoll SBBCI

I understand that SBB is also operating a number of BR 186 that it took over from Crossrail.
What are they used for?

I presume that the 2 Panto ELL Vectrons are used in DE/AT only.
Are the 4 Panto ELL Vectrons coming into CH regularly?
Are the Crossrail 186 all D/A/CH/I

A number of 482 were leased to other operators in a deal with RailPool. At the time of the deal, SBBC in exchange leased at least one BR 186. What is the current status of those 482 subleases?

I had heard reports that many of the Re 421 were being used domestically and not as frequently in Germany as other tractive stock was available (and preferred).

It seems to me that SBBC appears to have limited potential to serve Antwerp and other points in Belgium and France.

Are the 484 and 474 still coming north of Bellinzona or is their primary area of operation still in Ticino and Italy?

Regards

Mike C

Re: SBB Cargo locos

Martin Baumann
 

More positive news is two locos being overhauled at Bellinzona:

11235 R2 30.03.2018

11260 R2 09.03.2018

11185 and 11190, both partially canabalised, have been moved to Bellinzona. It is so far unknown if this is for withdrawal or return to service

All 18 193 have now been delivered:


193 461 22281 2017
193 462 22282 2017
193 463 22289 2017
193 464 22290 2017
193 465 22303 2017
193 466 22304 2017
193 467 22305 2017
193 468 22306 2017
193 469 22310 2018
193 470 22311 2018
193 471 22313 2018
193 472 22315 2018
193 473 22318 2018
193 474 22319 2018
193 475 22320 2018
193 476 22321 2018
193 477 22322 2018
193 478 22323 2018

[Apologies if this and/or the 2894 message eventually appear twice. First posted 24 hours ago and thanks to yahoo never appeared]

Re: IR 2894

Martin Baumann
 

2891 0757 ex Zürich is booked to run Zürich HB-Heitersberg-Othmarsingen-Wohlen-Rotkreuz but could be diverted via Brugg or Wettingen-Mellingen as operational convenience requires

Re: 28/04 100 years Bipperlisi

OL.Guerbetal
 

Am 09.04.2018 um 12:18 schrieb gbgen@... [SwissRail]:
Highlight probably steam trains from Balsthal to Niederbipp
.. not stopping in Oensingen. These might be the first passenger trains ever that run nonstop from Oensingen to Niederbipp.

Tickets are free but given away "first come - first served". The number of tickets per train is limited to 150.

Markus, Gürbetal

Re: IR 2894

David Craik
 

Does the same route apply for the outward journey?
Cheers Dave

Re: IR 2894

Martin Baumann
 

Booked Re 4/4 II ETCS but frequently observed with a 460 last year

28/04 100 years Bipperlisi

gbgen@...
 

Re: IR 2894

Tim Godber
 

Is this a loco or unit service. Might be worth a ride!

Re: IR 2894

Martin Baumann
 

That is the returning "Gotthard Weekender" from Bellinzona. It runs via Wohlen-Othmarsingen-Heitersberg to Zurich. It occaisionally gets diverted via the non passenger Mellingen to Wettingen line as well.

Re: IR 2894

Douglas Baker
 

According to the graphs, IR2894 runs via Muri, Wohlen, Brugg and Baden - the long way round!
Doug

IR 2894

Max Goldstein
 

Hello all,


A quick question - does anyone know why IR 2894 is timed to take a whole hour from Rotkreuz to Zürich? I notice that IR 2670 from Luzern is scheduled to arrive at Zürich a good 17 minutes before it, despite making three stops! Does 2894 take an interesting route to Zürich?


Thanks in advance.