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Old September 24th, 2014, 03:56 AM   #2041
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A TGV brought down the wiring near Olten 3 days ago. Train engineer was hurt and taken to a hospital.



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Old September 24th, 2014, 04:25 PM   #2042
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There's hardly a rail line in the country where such an event could cause more chaos than there.
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Old September 25th, 2014, 12:43 AM   #2043
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There's a nice video of the new Geneva station from the SBB CFF FFS youtube page.

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Old September 25th, 2014, 01:02 AM   #2044
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And a cool (but quite short) documentary film about Zürich HB:

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Old September 25th, 2014, 11:04 AM   #2045
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There's a nice video of the new Geneva station from the SBB CFF FFS youtube page.

So the refurbishment works are all completed now?
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Old September 28th, 2014, 01:04 AM   #2046
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Riding high in the mountains with the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn between Disentis, Oberalppass, Andermatt and Göschenen:

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Old September 29th, 2014, 01:29 AM   #2047
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So the refurbishment works are all completed now?
Yes. Next in line is the enlargement of the station by building an additional subterranean platform, but that won't happen until many years from now.
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Old September 30th, 2014, 04:54 PM   #2048
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From Railway Gazette:

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http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/t...fink-emus.html

Zentralbahn orders more Fink EMUs
30 Sep 2014



SWITZERLAND: Zentralbahn signed a SFr53m contract on September 22for Stadler Rail to supply five more Fink metre-gauge electric multiple-units.

Under the deal signed by ZB Managing Director Renato Fasciati and Stadler Rail Group CEO Peter Spuhler, the three-car rack EMUs are to be delivered in late 2016. They will replace older locomotive-hauled stock and EMUs used on Luzern S-Bahn services S44 and S55 to Stans and Sachseln.

The Class ABeh 160 EMUs will be identical to the six Fink units previously supplied to ZB. These have low-floor entrances, wide doors for rapid boarding, air-conditioning and panoramic windows.

Zentralbahn also operates four Stadler seven-car Adler EMUs on its main line services between Luzern and Interlaken, as well on some services to Engelberg.
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Old October 4th, 2014, 06:50 PM   #2049
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A video of an historic train entering Stabio with a special run. The Swiss section of the line will open to passenger trains with the timetable change on Sunday 14.12.2014 (with the first passenger train the following Monday, as there will not be a Sunday service at the moment), the Italian section has been delayed many times and will not open until 2017 at the earliest.

The timetable can be found here: http://www.tilo.ch/fileUpload/downlo..._Quadro630.pdf

And a map of the railways in the area here: http://www.tilo.ch/fileUpload/downlo...15_A3_RE80.pdf

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Old October 5th, 2014, 03:49 PM   #2050
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from Emmanuel Raza

Random swiss pictures


Entrée en gare de Saint-Cergue.
by Azariel01, on Flickr


Un train sur le viaduc du Day.
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Grandvaux.
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Dans les vignes de Lavaux.
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Dans les vignes de Lavaux.
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Le Sentier.
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De passage à travers les colza.
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De passage à travers les colza.
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Old October 8th, 2014, 08:30 PM   #2051
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Celebration of 150 years of diplomatic relations between Japan and Switzerland:



photo by Georg Trüb/railpictures.net
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Old October 9th, 2014, 07:46 PM   #2052
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Parallel running on the 4-track mainline between Aarau and Rupperswil:



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Old October 10th, 2014, 05:19 PM   #2053
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Interregio to Zürich Airport:



photo by Georg Trüb/railpictures.net
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Old October 12th, 2014, 01:44 AM   #2054
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Re 460, designed by Pininfarina and built from 1991 to 1996:



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Old October 12th, 2014, 10:39 PM   #2055
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The Re 4/4 II is the most numerous of SBB locomotives, nearly 300 were built from 1964 until 1985 in slightly different series:



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Old October 12th, 2014, 11:20 PM   #2056
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SBB has (or has had) 298 of them, considering also the Re 4/4 III, one of the subseries. They are numbered from 11101 to 11397 (that range includes 297 numbers, see below why). Most of these locos were numbered "Re 4/4 II", but some "Re 4/4 III", being a freight variant (maximum speed 125 rather than 140 km/h).

Curiously, the picture shows unit 11172, which was initially built as MThB #21 and was acquired by SBB when MThB failed. It took the number of an unit which was damaged in an accident. Another special unit is Re 4/4 III 11350, initially built as SOB #41. There was no 11350 before this one: the previous subseries ended with 11349, while SBB decided to stard the following subseries with 11351. Thus for a certain period of time there has been a hole in the numbering sequence. Today's 11172 and 11350 are slightly different from the other machines.

A few similar locomotives were built for other regional companies. Some of them run today on the Simplon-Lötschberg line with Crossrail freight company. 12 unites of the first SBB batch were sold to BLS and later scrapped, in addition to these, one unit each went to TRAVYS and BAM.

Most of these locomotives are still in service, nearing 50 years of service.

There are also 89 Re 6/6, a similar design but with 6 rather than 4 axles.
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Old October 13th, 2014, 10:18 PM   #2057
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Thank you Cocodrillo, for all the detailed information! And another photo of this interesting locomotive type, this time unit 11206:

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Old October 13th, 2014, 11:10 PM   #2058
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Could you link also the URL of the RailPictures page? It would also be interesting to see Georg Trüb's notes.

One of the differences of the "new" 11172 is that the Swiss flag on the fronts and the numbers+SBB CFF FFS on the sides are labels, while on the other machines (except maybe 11350?) they were melted separately and bolted on the engine. You can see these labels on the photo above.

The Ae 6/6 ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SBB-CFF-FFS_Ae_6/6 ) and the Ae 4/6 10851 ( http://www.photos-trains.ch/photos/c...expand=3,2,7,9 ; http://www.snotpg.ch/site/ae-46-iii-10851/ ) had a similar design, but were older and different. Re 6/6 have a BBB wheel arrangement, while the Ae 6/6 were CC and the single 10851 was a 1D1. This latter was interesting because, already in 1961, was able to run under 15 kV 16,7 Hz, 25 kV 50 Hz and 1500 V DC. Only one was built, and late inspired the beautiful RAe TEE sets ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SBB-CFF-FFS_RAe_TEE_II ).
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Old October 15th, 2014, 12:39 AM   #2059
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Thanks for the input, I will include the description of the photographer and the URL from now on.
For the last photo:
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphot...27817&nseq=144
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Re 4/4 II with Interregio train 2272 Locarno-Zürich is entering Muhren tunnel on northern side of Gotthard. It seems that the photographer was standing inside the tunnel, naturaly he was not, but on the other side of the only 53 meter short tunnel.

I found a picture of 11172 as MThB 21 still in the old livery:



http://www.railpictures.net/viewphot...79514&nseq=122
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The only Re 4/4 II owned by the MThB, No 21 is about to propel the 9.18am train to Kreuzlingen away from Arbon. This locomotive is now SBB No 11172 and has sadly lost its Thurgau crest from the cab front.
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Old October 16th, 2014, 12:19 AM   #2060
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http://www.railpictures.net/viewphot...499372&nseq=35
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Re 460 000 is pulling InterRegio 2272 from Locarno to Zürich over the middle Meienreuss bridge in Wassen.
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