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Old August 25th, 2016, 12:35 AM   #2481
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I cringe anytime I see a neat Swiss ROW, otherwise looking well maintained and all that, without any fences separating it from nearby fields
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Old August 25th, 2016, 02:39 AM   #2482
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Fences are a relative thing. Given the thousands of miles of space to cross, its taken a very long time for American railroads to get any measurable fraction fenced. Even in cities, much of the fencing is new.
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Old August 25th, 2016, 12:06 PM   #2483
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I cringe anytime I see a neat Swiss ROW, otherwise looking well maintained and all that, without any fences separating it from nearby fields
For the determined, a fence is no barrier.
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Old August 25th, 2016, 05:46 PM   #2484
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For the determined, a fence is no barrier.
Depends on the fence.
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Old August 27th, 2016, 01:04 AM   #2485
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Old August 29th, 2016, 12:42 AM   #2486
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Richard Behrbohm, August 18, 2016, Bietingen, Germany
Re 4/4 II 11108, still in Swiss Express paint scheme, is pulling Intercity 184 Zürich – Singen (-Stuttgart). In front there is an old borderstone Germany / Switzerland from 1830.
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Old August 29th, 2016, 01:45 AM   #2487
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Are you sure its not 1839?
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Old August 29th, 2016, 11:55 PM   #2488
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No, could be both... I think 1830 is more likely.
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The Lauterbrunnen to Mürren railway has celebrated it's 125th anniversary this weekend. On this occasion the oldest available railcar built 1913 was used in regular services. The line runs as cable car from Lauterbrunnen to Grütschalp, from where a metre gauge railway runs along the border of the Lauterbrunnen valley to Mürren. The scenic line allows the view on the famous Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, seen here in the background.
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Old August 30th, 2016, 12:31 AM   #2489
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I cringe anytime I see a neat Swiss ROW, otherwise looking well maintained and all that, without any fences separating it from nearby fields
The Swiss aren't really in to fences. That you are says a lot...
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Old August 30th, 2016, 01:41 AM   #2490
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The Swiss aren't really in to fences. That you are says a lot...
I don't like this idea of transportation infrastructure in general being just another element on the landscape. So I like things like highways on embankments or railways with fences. A clear limit between ROW and other areas.
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I don't like this idea of transportation infrastructure in general being just another element on the landscape. So I like things like highways on embankments or railways with fences. A clear limit between ROW and other areas.
Separation and security are good things. However, fences and embankments are expensive visual intrusions. If safety can be maintained without over-use of them, then they shouldn't be used. The photo immediately above has a fence in place. Its just well-camouflaged.

Other types of barriers, like hedges or rivers, can work just as well.
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Old August 30th, 2016, 07:20 PM   #2492
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I don't like this idea of transportation infrastructure in general being just another element on the landscape. So I like things like highways on embankments or railways with fences. A clear limit between ROW and other areas.
I like infrastructure to be well integrated in the lanscape. And in this respect railways are a lot better than highways...
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Old August 30th, 2016, 09:25 PM   #2493
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Richard Behrbohm, August 15, 2016, between Ossingen and Stammheim
In June 2015 was the presentation of the first double deck Intercity train from Bombardier. Testruns startet in October of the same year. In December 2016 (or early 2017) the trains should begin the service for passengers.
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Old August 30th, 2016, 10:44 PM   #2494
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That is a sleek-looking train.
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Old August 30th, 2016, 10:57 PM   #2495
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That is a sleek-looking train.
I'm more concerned that there isn't a huge fence surrounding it.
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Old August 30th, 2016, 11:12 PM   #2496
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The embankments and hedges suffice.

On the far side of the tracks, the land is raised above the level of the field for the embankment next to the line, preventing casual access.
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Old August 31st, 2016, 03:28 AM   #2497
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The embankments and hedges suffice.

On the far side of the tracks, the land is raised above the level of the field for the embankment next to the line, preventing casual access.
I was taking the piss out of someone else who wants fences everywhere there's a railway line.
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Old August 31st, 2016, 10:00 PM   #2498
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Georg Trüb, August 23, 2016, between Niederried and Oberried am Brienzersee
Brand new FINK (Flinke innovative Niederflur Komposition = swift innovative lowfloor composition) trainset ABeh 161 # 011 from Stadler Rail, coupled with one half of an ADLER ABeh 150 series trainset, is running the Interregio Luzern-Interlaken Express 2917 from Interlaken Ost to Lucerne via Meiringen-Brünig, between Niederried and Oberried am Brienzersee.
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Old September 2nd, 2016, 05:57 AM   #2499
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I was taking the piss out of someone else who wants fences everywhere there's a railway line.
I see what you did there That "someone" is complete moron and paranoid.
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