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Old September 21st, 2016, 04:44 AM   #2521
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Old September 23rd, 2016, 06:12 PM   #2522
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Georg Trüb, August 01, 2015, Erstfeld
On Swiss National Day, first of August, there were special instructions for kids on the Gotthard locomotives Ae 6/6. A group of young girls is just learning what is hidden behind the flaps on the side of the loco, it's sand to improve adhesion.
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Old September 23rd, 2016, 08:38 PM   #2523
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They look quite pretty. All polished and shiny.
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Old September 23rd, 2016, 10:37 PM   #2524
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On Swiss National Day, first of August, there were special instructions for kids on the Gotthard locomotives Ae 6/6. A group of young girls is just learning what is hidden behind the flaps on the side of the loco, it's sand to improve adhesion.
I'll save "Suburbanist" some typing this time by saying this.

Why a children jumping next to locomotive. It might start moving and one of kids might get hit. There should be fence surrounding locomotive and all area around it should be flat. Also kids should not be jumping as they might hurt themselves. WTF OMG BBQ
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Old September 23rd, 2016, 10:39 PM   #2525
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Old September 23rd, 2016, 11:36 PM   #2526
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I'll save "Suburbanist" some typing this time by saying this.

Why a children jumping next to locomotive. It might start moving and one of kids might get hit. There should be fence surrounding locomotive and all area around it should be flat. Also kids should not be jumping as they might hurt themselves. WTF OMG BBQ
the children are supervised, wearing vests, using closed shoes, they are ok. Maybe hats would help, it is the only thing missing.
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Old September 24th, 2016, 01:19 AM   #2527
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The sky looks overcast, so no need for hats.
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Old September 29th, 2016, 01:07 AM   #2528
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Georg Trüb, September 24, 2016, Zürich HB
After the first journey for the "Gönnerclub RAe TEE II 1053" (club of the patrons), this iconic and timeless elegant TRANS EUROPE EXPRESS trainset from 1961 returned back to Zürich main station. The RAe TEE II # 1053, capable for the 4 main electric systems of Europe, made a trip from Zürich via Bern - Fribourg - Puidoux-Chexbres - Vevey - Martigny to Brig and back via the Lötschberg mountain line and Bern - Olten to Zürich.
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Old October 3rd, 2016, 10:28 PM   #2529
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Hello everyone - I was wondering what will be happening to the IC2000 rolling stock after the introduction of the Bombardier Twindexx line. Thanks for your time!
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Old October 4th, 2016, 06:15 AM   #2530
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The IC2000 stock will be kept in service. I guess for least 20 years or so. There is no reason to sideline it.
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Old October 5th, 2016, 11:18 AM   #2531
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When will the first Twindexx begin to operate scheduled services? And will they operate on Geneva-Bern-Zurich-St. Gallen from the beginning?
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Old October 6th, 2016, 12:13 PM   #2532
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The IC2000 stock will be kept in service. I guess for least 20 years or so. There is no reason to sideline it.
Won't there be too much capacity when all of the new 60-odd trainsets are inducted into service? I was wondering if they will begin to be a replacement for the IC2000 and IR2000 stock for peak capacity routes. Same question as well for when the Giruno is introduced in the 2020 time frame. Will the excess capacity be retired/ sold? If yes, which types? Would be interested to hear thoughts...
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Won't there be too much capacity when all of the new 60-odd trainsets are inducted into service? I was wondering if they will begin to be a replacement for the IC2000 and IR2000 stock for peak capacity routes. Same question as well for when the Giruno is introduced in the 2020 time frame. Will the excess capacity be retired/ sold? If yes, which types? Would be interested to hear thoughts...
There are still lots of single deck coaches in use that are over 40 years old. These will be retired. Furthermore the extra capacity is needed, as passenger numbers keep increasing.
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Old October 10th, 2016, 05:11 PM   #2534
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Georg Trüb, September 29, 2016, Schaffhausen
Empty excavation train from Schlatt to Limmattal shunting yard is crossing the Rhine bridge between Feuerthalen and Schaffhausen, pulled by Re 4/4 II # 11246 and Re 430 # 369 (Re 4/4 III 11369)
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Old October 19th, 2016, 06:27 PM   #2535
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I am trying to identify this type of passenger coach, and from what I have been able to find it is a model prior to the EW-1






On the internet I found that it was referred to as Schwere Bauart, but I do not know if that was the original name or a denomination applied afterwards.

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Old October 21st, 2016, 01:05 AM   #2536
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I am no expert in such old passenger coaches, but the following picture may help. You are probably looking for a coach similar to the third one.



http://www.railpictures.net/photo/584393/
Georg Trüb, July 28, 2016, between Rodi-Fiesso and Ambri-Piotta
The heavy four cylinder compound 2-10-0 freight steamlocomotive C 5/6 # 2978 "Elephant", built by SLM Winterthur in 1917 mainly for the steep Gotthard line, with a six car passenger special from Biasca to Erstfeld for the "Schweiz aktuell" program of Swiss TV, running full speed with the late train near Ambri-Piotta.

And another one, just because it's a beautiful photo:



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Georg Trüb, July 28, 2016, below Wassen
With a steady 30 km/h, the 2-10-0 steamlocomotive C 5/6 # 2978 "Elephant" is pulling the 210 ton passenger train up the 2.6 % grade of the Gotthard north ramp, between Pfaffensprung and Wassen. In the background the houses and church of Gurtnellen village and Bälmeten and Rinderstock mountains, which are 15 kilometers from here.
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Old October 21st, 2016, 05:34 PM   #2537
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Gorgeous pictures!
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Old October 24th, 2016, 12:39 AM   #2538
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Georg Trüb, October 16, 2016, between Bernina Lagalb and Ospizio Bernina
In the warm morning light train 1613 from St. Moritz to Tirano with "Allegra" ABe 8/12 # 3508 is reaching Lago Bianco on the Bernina pass.
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Old October 26th, 2016, 10:51 PM   #2539
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Georg Trüb, October 15, 2016, above Morteratsch
"Bernina Crocodile" Ge 4/4 # 182 from 1927, built by SLM and SAAS for the then independent Berninabahn, is crossing the warterfall of the Ova da Bernina creek above Morteratsch, with train 2623 BELLAVISTA EXPRESS from Pontresina to Ospizio Bernina on the occasion of the 20 years "Club 1889" event.
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Do these "Bernina Crocodile" also have longitudinally flexible sections?
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