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Old May 23rd, 2016, 01:44 AM   #2421
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http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=577393
Georg Trüb, May 20, 2016, between Wildegg and Holderbank
Bombardier "Twindexx" or "FV-Dosto" (double deck long distance train) RABe 502 # 203 on a transfer run between Wildegg and Holderbank.
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Old May 23rd, 2016, 08:52 PM   #2422
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1) The new stations would be in Guttannen (a hamlet with just 300 inhabitants) and Handegg/Handeck (double spelling, no village at all, just a tourist destination).

http://www.grimselbahn.ch/
http://www.grimseltunnel.ch/
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=2352
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=2356

In some maps in the first site they show the Zweisimmen-Interlaken line as narrow gauge, as said it is not, these maps are wrong. Just like the claims that it would be the longest narrow gauge network in the world.

2) If the gauge changing system works, then there will be no need to regauge the line. If it doesn't, they will likely decide that it is much cheaper to maintain the transhipment in Zweisimmen.

3) No, too much distance, too low potential traffic.

4) Yes, it would negate the idea, I'm puzzled but the problem of the too fast change in altitude is real (especially if after having climbed quickly you start immediately to do sports, but that's not the case for most tourists).
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http://www.jungfrau.ch/tourismus/new...rojekt-v-bahn/
http://www.jungfrau.ch/uploads/media...d_Vorteile.pdf

5a) It would be hard. From St. Moritz to Maloja village there are 15 km but all virtually flat (just 50 m altitude difference), from Maloja to Chiavenna there are 25 km with a difference of 1500 m! So a line would either have to loose elevation starting from Maloja using long spiral tunnels, or start descending directly from St. Moritz, but this would mean an expensive and long tunnel, with little tourist interest and useless for local traffic (as stations inside the tunnel would have to be hundreds of meters below ground).

5b) IMHO one to Mals im Vinschgau/Malles Venosta. Südtirol is investing a lot in public transport (compared to its size), while Austria recently is closing railways everywhere. There are many proposals for that, either Scuol-Mals avoiding the Val Müstair, or a Zernez-Val Müstair-Mals. The second would be more likely as it would serve a remote valley of Switzerland.
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Old May 23rd, 2016, 11:30 PM   #2423
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5b) IMHO one to Mals im Vinschgau/Malles Venosta. Südtirol is investing a lot in public transport (compared to its size), while Austria recently is closing railways everywhere. There are many proposals for that, either Scuol-Mals avoiding the Val Müstair, or a Zernez-Val Müstair-Mals. The second would be more likely as it would serve a remote valley of Switzerland.
Is linking Grisons and South Tyrol such a big deal? Both are far from being significant population pools. From what I experienced, it is essentially a local line for the moment (most trains end at Merano), a tunnel under the Sesvenna range would completely change its nature if ever done.
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Old May 24th, 2016, 12:16 AM   #2424
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Traffic on that line would be low, and I doubt to see it in my lifetime. But it is the less improbable of the RhB extension projects IMHO (except the short extension for skiers in St. Moritz). Even the Grimsel tunnel has a bit more chanches.
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Old May 25th, 2016, 03:57 PM   #2425
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Old May 26th, 2016, 11:59 PM   #2426
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Georg Trüb, May 21, 2016, between Gurtnellen and Wassen
An 8 car steam train with 358 tons is pulled over the 2.6 % grade of the Gotthard north ramp by A 3/5 # 705 (4-6-0, SLM 1904) and C 5/6 # 2978 (2-10-0, SLM 1917). The train left Muhren tunnel shortly and crossed the Häggrigerbach bridge between Gurtnellen and Pfaffensprung. Above the train you see a concrete avalanche guide wall.
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Old May 31st, 2016, 12:11 AM   #2427
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Georg Trüb, May 20, 2016, between Zwingen and Grellingen
Intercity tilting train RABDe 500 # 021 "Jeremias Gotthelf" is running as ICN 1616 Basel - Biel through the Laufental, in the Chessiloch between Grellingen and Zwingen
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Thanks for sharing this nice video :-)
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Georg Trüb, May 25, 2016, Kleine Scheidegg
Double cogwheel railcars BDhe 4/8 # 212 and 211 of the Jungfraubahn heading to the Jungfraujoch, Top of Europe (Europe's highest-altitude railway station 3454 meters above sea level), which can be seen in the left upper corner of the picture. In the middle is the Jungfrau peak, on the right the Silberhorn (the white pyramid).
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Jean-Marc Frybourg, March 21, 2015, Sisikon
A red Re 4/4 II and a green Re 6/6 on a northbound multimodal train coming from the Gotthard.
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David Gubler, May 21, 2010, Saanenmöser
Much of MOB's rolling stock already got the not-so-great (watch out for euphemisms) gold/white livery, but with a bit of luck some completely beige/blue trains could still be found. This one is climbing the grade from Zweisimmen to Saanenmöser.
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Georg Trüb, June 27, 2016, between St.Gallen Haggen and Gübsensee
The Voralpen Express (VAE) 2584 of the Südostbahn seems very small on the highest railway bridge of Switzerland, the 99 meter high and 365 meter long huge Sitter viaduct of the former Bodensee-Toggenburg Bahn. The viaduct with a half parabola girder was erected in 1910, when the line from St.Gallen to Wattwil was built, and has a main span of 120 meter and the line has a grade of 1.6 %. The Voralpen Express is a push pull train with railcars RBDe 561 # 082 and 083 and 6 intermediate cars, all in a special paint scheme. Below the bridge is the Kubel hydroelectric power station and the 22 meter long wooden bridge over the Sitter from 1800.
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Old July 10th, 2016, 02:28 AM   #2433
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5) Are there any thoughts about extending past Scuol-Tarasp down the Engadine to Landeck as was originally planned? There probably isn't anything planned up over Maloja Pass to Chiavenna, but it would certainly be nice.
I agree on the reply Coccodrillo already gave. But I would like to share a couple of documents from around 1 century ago - they are mostly in Italian, sorry:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ueobewtay...WE3eLinea?dl=0
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Old July 13th, 2016, 07:06 PM   #2434
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Georg Trüb, July 04, 2016, near Fallboden
Brand new articulated, partly lowfloor cogwheel train Bhe 4/8 # 223 from Stadler Rail, not in service yet, but making brake test runs between Kleine Scheidegg and Eigergletscher. The Jungfraubahn gets 4 of this new trains, which will replace the classic BDhe 2/4-Bt push pull trains from the 1950' and 1960'. The new trains have 182 seats, 1200 kW and can run up to 28 km/h on the maximum grade when going up (17,5 km/h running downgrade). The gauge is 1 meter, cogwheel system Strub, triphase 1125 V 50 Hz. In the background are Lauberhorn and Tschuggen peaks.
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I agree on the reply Coccodrillo already gave. But I would like to share a couple of documents from around 1 century ago - they are mostly in Italian, sorry:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ueobewtay...WE3eLinea?dl=0
Could someone who speaks Italian briefly summarize these, please?
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They are preliminary studies for the construction of a railway line between Chiavenna and St. Moritz. You can scroll the documents to see some maps, the rest is mostly historical and political introduction, and then numbers regarding proposed distances, travel times, costs, number of bridges etc.

They date back to more than a century ago and of course we know that the line was never built. Chiavenna station layout was designed to be an intermediate stop, but that's it...
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Georg Trüb, July 04, 2016, near Fallboden
Push pull cogwheel train of the Jungfraubahn with railcar BDhe 2/4 # 206 and cab car Bt # 30, both built in 1961 by SLM, BBC and SWS at Fallboden, between Kleine Scheidegg and Eigergletscher, with the world famous Eiger and his awesome north face in the background.
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Georg Trüb, July 10, 2016, between Schachen and Degersheim
"Round the Säntis" charter trip of RAe 4/8 # 1021 "Churchill-Pfeil" (Churchill Arrow) is crossing the 282 meter long Weissenbach viaduct on the former Bodensee-Toggenburg Bahn (now Südostbahn) line from St.Gallen to Wattwil. The 56 meter high viaduct was built in 1910.
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Richard Behrbohm, June 23, 2016, Neuhausen am Rheinfall
HVZ-D train (doubledeck train for peak hours) as S33 service Winterthur - Schaffhausen is crossing the bridge. At the moment, a lot of water is falling down the Rhine Falls (total height 23 m / 75 ft).
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Georg Trüb, July 18, 2016, Wassen
Re 6/6 # 11663 "Eglisau" and a Re 4/4 II are pulling a heavy southbound freight through the 300 meter radius Wattinger curve near Wassen, passing the former linesman hut "23 as" (now a weekend cottage). On the freeway A2 the holiday traffic is jamming.
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