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MOB Loco-hauled trains?

Thomas
 

Hello,

As soon as the weather gets sunnier I want to try to photograph some loco-hauled trains on the MOB. Are any of the midday trains in particular loco-hauled or does that change daily? I already know that the two "Belle Époque" turns are normally Be 4/4 9200/ABe 4/4 9300. Are the early morning/late evening trains also loco-hauled (or ABDe 8/8 4000)?

Rgds, Thomas.

csipromo
 

AFAIK the Goldenpass trains are still locomotive hauled, with a locomotive situated in the middle of the consist with a pilot coach (steuerwagen) at either end.

Regards

Mike C

Thomas
 

On Thu, Feb 27, 2020 at 06:23 AM, csipromo wrote:


AFAIK the Goldenpass trains are still locomotive hauled, with a locomotive
situated in the middle of the consist with a pilot coach (steuerwagen) at
either end.

Regards

Mike C
According to the MOB website the Steuerwagen with VIP seats are currently not available, probably because they are being converted to Schwab couplings. In any case, there are only two such trainsets (= four Steuerwagen Ast 116/117 and Ast 151/152) available.

Rgds, Thomas.

Guerbetaler
 

Am 27.02.2020 um 15:17 schrieb csipromo via Groups.Io:
AFAIK the Goldenpass trains are still locomotive hauled, with a
locomotive situated in the middle of the consist with a pilot coach
(steuerwagen) at either end.
Currently the situation is like this:

fitted with new *Schwab* couplers are
Ge 4/4 8001, 8002, 8004
motor coaches 9201-04, 9301-04
driving trailer 151 (117 being in Chernex workshop)
Golden Pass Classic coaches 103, 107, 201, 202
panoramic coaches 1st 111, 112, 114,
panoramic coaches 2nd 251, 252
low floor panoramic 2nd 231, 235, 236, 237, 238
EW I coaches 203, 204, 205, 216, 217, 218, 303

151 was released from workshop recently and I don't know if it is already in use. Panoramic consist I have seen on 31 Dec was:
9303-252-235-112-9203

still fitted with central *buffer*
GDe 4/4 6001-06
driving trailers 152, 116
panoramic coaches 1st 118, 119, 110 (original livery)
panoramic coaches 2nd 220, 222, 224, 225
low floor panoramic 2nd 232, 233, 234

consists of 31 Dec:
152-220-232-6005-224-116
222-225-233-118-119-6003
(consists from Montreux end)

Markus, Gürbetal

Martin Baumann
 

221 223 226 228 missing from your list. I believe these still have central buffer?

Guerbetaler
 

Am 28.02.2020 um 13:58 schrieb Martin Baumann:
221 223 226 228 missing from your list. I believe these still have central buffer?
221 is the bogie test coach, with Schwab couplers since 2018
223 yes still Zp1, forgot to mention it
226 not seen since 2017
228 still has Zp1 and is quite far back in the row in Montreux station.

Markus, Gürbetal

Guerbetaler
 

Am 27.02.2020 um 22:49 schrieb Guerbetaler:
fitted with new*Schwab* couplers are
Ge 4/4 8001, 8002, 8004
driving trailer 151 (117 being in Chernex workshop)
According to photos posted on facebook by Agent M, 151-8002-BD-117 are under trials currently, photos from 29 Feb.

<https://www.facebook.com/AgentMob1/posts/3014990928532184>

Markus, Gürbetal

Thomas
 

Yesterday two of the five midday trainsets in use were loco-hauled:

6004-118-119-233-225-222 (Mittelpuffer), later returning from Zweisimmen behind 6002
8001-231-251-237-111-112 (Schwab)
152-232-234-6003-223-116 (Mittelpuffer)
9303-252-235-303-9203 (Schwab)
9304-202-107-201-103-9204 (Schwab) as "Belle Epoque"

9302-238-217-9202 (Schwab) returned to Montreux 11:13 with the last early morning Regio pair and was set aside.
9301-Bs-B-9201 (Schwab) was also at Montreux

400x, 101, 102, 106, 110 (Mittelpuffer) at Montreux
214, 228, 305-306 (Mittelpuffer) at Fontanivent
B 203 and Bs 221 (Schwab) at Chernex
8002 (without markings) and a freshly-overhauled unmarked BD returned to Chernex from brake tests on the upper part of the line. These consist of running at 100 km/h on a straight stretch of line and uncoupling the coach from the loco.

Gm 4/4 2004 with snowplow X 11 have been based at Vevey this whole winter.

Rgds, Thomas.