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#51 Market65

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Posted 15 April 2015 - 18:43

Hi, Dave. Some great photo's of Romanshorn here. In particular, I do like the photo' of the signal gantry in C14703. A very impressive sight.

 

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Posted 15 April 2015 - 18:43

Thanks, David. Will follow this with some interest.

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Posted 15 April 2015 - 19:28

....from Switzerland.
 
attachicon.gifChur RhB Ge6.6 701 Ratia Chur to St Moritz 15th August 1988 C11222.jpg
Chur RhB Ge6.6 701 Ratia Chur to St Moritz 15th August 1988 C11222....


Chur station, of course, has changed out of all recognition since that photo!
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#54 DaveF

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Posted 16 April 2015 - 18:22

A look at the Arth Rigibahn this evening, now part of the Rigibahnen.  The photos are at Arth Goldau, the lower terminus and workshops.

 

Opened in 1875 the line originally ran from Arth, on the shore of the Zuger See (Lake Zug) to Rigi Kulm (summit).    Since 1959 it has run from Arth Goldau station, the terminus being on a bridge over the SBB line to Luzern.

 

The line was electrified in 1907 and now uses 1500V DC.  It uses the Riggenbach rack system, the maximum gradient is 1 in 5.

 

At some future date there will be photos of other parts of the line on here.

 

 

Arth Goldau ARB BDhe 24 13 and Bhe44 15 28th July 88 C9641.jpg

Arth Goldau ARB BDhe 2/4 13 and Bhe4/4 15 28th July 88 C9641

 

 

Arth Goldau ARB Arth Rigi Bahn BDeh24 7 30th July 88 C9801.jpg

Arth Goldau ARB Arth Rigi Bahn BDeh24 7 30th July 88 C9801

 

 

Arth Goldau ARB ARB Bzt 21 in ARB station 1st August 88 C09971.jpg

Arth Goldau ARB ARB Bzt 21 in ARB station 1st August 88 C09971

 

 

Arth Goldau ARB traverser and workshops 1st Aug 88 C09975.jpg

Arth Goldau ARB traverser and workshops 1st Aug 88 C09975

 

 

Arth Goldau ARB BDhe24 13 4th Aug 88C10131.jpg

Arth Goldau ARB BDhe2/4 13 4th Aug 88 C10131

 

 

David


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Posted 16 April 2015 - 18:39

Another dose of nostalgia Dave, keep it coming. They shut the interchange on the bridge at Arth Goldau a couple of years ago unfortunately. You have to trek up the road a bit now to an unimpressive terminus station pictured below.

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Posted 16 April 2015 - 20:06

Hi, Dave. Liking the photo's of Arth Goldau. A very interesting place, and I particularly like the traverser. A shame that the terminus on the bridge has closed, for it was clearly a lovely place.

 

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#57 eastwestdivide

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Posted 16 April 2015 - 20:25

I thought the Arth Goldau bridge was just closed for rebuilding - that's the impression I had in 2013.

Also the Rigi Bahn website at http://www.rigi.ch/T...to-reach-Goldaudescribes the "250 m walk to the temporary Eichmatt Rigi Bahn valley station".

See also 2013 pics here (shameless blog plugging).

 

 

Edit - found some German sites with info on the rebuilding:

http://caboruivo.ch/...ief-problemlos/

(the bridge + high level platform was raised on 19-20 Jan 2014)

 

and from the engineering company at

http://kaufmann-ag.c...2-rigibahn.html

"Die Wiedereröffnung des Hochperrons wird gegen Mitte/Ende 2015 erwartet" - reopening of the high level platform expected towards mid-end 2015

 

which contradicts the Rigi's own site at

 

http://www.rigi.ch/U...-Bahnhof-Goldau

"Für die Sanierung des Hochperrons und Zugangsturms ist zum aktuellen Zeitpunkt noch kein Endtermin in Sicht" - no finish date in sight

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Posted 17 April 2015 - 17:54

Photos on the Harzquerbahn in 1991 again for this evening.

 

 

a Wernigerode 99 7245 6 DR 27th July 91 C16028.jpg

Wernigerode 99 7245 6  27th July 91 C16028

 

 

d Drei Annen Hohne DR 99 7231 6 to Schierke 27th July 91  J12115.jpg

Drei Annen Hohne DR 99 7231 6 to Schierke 27th July 91 J12115

The line beyond Schierke has since been reopened to the summit of the Brocken.

 

 

d Drei Annen Hohne DR 99 7232 4 to Wernigerode 27th July 91  C16009.jpg

Drei Annen Hohne DR 99 7232 4 to Wernigerode 27th July 91 C16009

 

 

e Elend DR 99 7232 4 to Nordhausen 27th July 91  J12106.jpg

Elend DR 99 7232 4 to Nordhausen 27th July 91 J12106

 

 

e Elend DR 99 7232 4 to Nordhausen 27th July 91 J12103.jpg

Elend DR 99 7232 4 to Nordhausen 27th July 91 J12103

 

 

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Posted 17 April 2015 - 18:54

Hi, Dave. I do like the photo's on the Harzquerbahn, Excellent scenery, and great engines. In particular, I like the view of Drei Annen Hohne, with DR 99 7232 4 on it's way to Wernigerode, in C16009. An excellent shot.

 

All the best,

 

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Posted 17 April 2015 - 19:06

The Harz is the one ex East German narrow gauge I have not done as when the wall came down and I went over there we were not valid on our German free passes so me being tight still need to do it!

 

Here are a couple of pictures from two years ago at Arth Goldau showing the re-built Rigi Bahn line, is the new concrete stop for good or not?

 

Forgot to say that you can see that the track level is now higher on the Rigi Bahn line so are they going to raise the old bridge/platform up to the same level?

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Posted 17 April 2015 - 19:39

...

Here are a couple of pictures from two years ago at Arth Goldau showing the re-built Rigi Bahn line, is the new concrete stop for good or not?

 

Forgot to say that you can see that the track level is now higher on the Rigi Bahn line so are they going to raise the old bridge/platform up to the same level?

If that's 2013, I don't think the concrete (on the left in the 1st pic of yours) is the actual new station, just the link across**. When I was there in 2013, they were parking stuff where that old-style car is in your photo, but passengers had to walk round to the stop pictured in your post 55 above. 

As far as I can tell from the links I put up (post 57 above), in 2014, they raised the level of the Rigi line+ old station (the glazed bit) over the main line track, and now in 2015, work has finally started on rebuilding/refurbishing the Rigi station above the main line station. 

 

**Well, having dug out my photo taken from the bottom of the temporary station in 2013, it does show platforms (or at least extensions) on the new concrete bit, plus someone taking pics ignoring the "verboten" signs:

IMGP6659.jpg

They brought stock out of that area to be boarded at the temporary station when they needed to put an extra service on.

 

And here's another of mine showing stock parked up on the new bit of concrete station (same day, 2013):

IMGP6656.jpg

 

 

(Dave F - sorry for the thread hijack)


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Posted 18 April 2015 - 17:44

Another visit to Denmark this evening, one item of rolling stock may look very familiar.

 

I'm sure those who have never visited Billum are perfectly capable of finding it on a map (or Google Earth).  

 

 

Billum view west 13th Aug 92 C17837.jpg

Billum view west 13th Aug 92 C17837

 

 

Billum Westerbanen Nymindergab to Varde 13th Aug 92 C17841.jpg

Billum Westbanen Nymindergab to Varde 13th Aug 92 C17841

 

 

Billum Westerbanen station 13th Aug 92 C17835.jpg

Billum Vestbanen station 13th Aug 92 C17835

 

 

Esbjerg DSB dmu 4234 from Struer 17th Aug 93 C19061.jpg

Esbjerg DSB dmu 4234 from Struer 17th Aug 93 C19061

 

 

Esbjerg DSB sleeping cars  including ex BR Mk3 17th Aug 93 C19066.jpg

Esbjerg DSB sleeping cars including ex BR Mk3 17th Aug 93 C19066

 

Edited to try to spell a Danish word correctly

 

 

David


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Posted 18 April 2015 - 18:09

In the summer of 1967 Mum, Dad and I went to France to stay with friends in St Avold, near Metz and not far from the German border.  Those were the days when you could only take a limited amount of sterling out of the country - something like £10 per person.  

 

While we were there I celebrated my 18th birthday with a very good meal in Riquewihr.  The rest of my birthday present from my friends was a trip down a French coal mine (their father was a senior manager) followed by a visit to the French coal board's railway system (Houllieres Basin Lorraine) with a cab ride and a look round the sheds.

 

 

attachicon.gifCalais Maritime SNCF 050T012 Aug 67J1038.jpg

Calais Maritime SNCF 050T012 Aug 67J1038

 

 

attachicon.gifCalais Maritime SNCF Y7283 shunting Aug 67 J1033.jpg

Calais Maritime SNCF Y7283 shunting Aug 67 J1033

 

 

attachicon.gifCalais Ville SNCF 141R Calais Maritime to Paris Aug 67 J1030.jpg

Calais Ville SNCF 141R Calais Maritime to Paris Aug 67 J1030

 

 

attachicon.gifCarling Houllieres Basin Lorraine Alsthom BBs 10 & 04 and shunter Aug 67 J993.jpg

Carling Houllieres Basin Lorraine Alsthom BBs 10 & 04 and shunter Aug 67 J993

 

 

attachicon.gifLonguyon SNCF CC14178 eastbound light engine Aug 67 J1022.jpg

Longuyon SNCF CC14178 eastbound light engine Aug 67 J1022

 

 

David

These are fabulous David, thankyou so much for posting them. I'm looking forward very much to whatever you've got on France, including the 231G.


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#64 Claude_Dreyfus

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Posted 18 April 2015 - 18:24

Some excellent pictures here; thanks for posting!


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Posted 18 April 2015 - 19:13

Hi, Dave. Have really enjoyed the Danish photo's of Billum and Esbjerg. Thank you.

 

All the best,

 

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Posted 19 April 2015 - 18:45

Switzerland again for this evening's selection, once again in the north east.

 

We'll start with a couple more from Kreuzlingen and Romanshorn

 

 

Kreuzlingen SBB Te 77 4th Aug 90 C14691.jpg

Kreuzlingen SBB Te 77 4th Aug 90 C14691

 

 

Romanshorn Ae66 11445 Frauenfeld southbound goods 4th Aug 90 C14701.jpg

Romanshorn Ae66 11445 Frauenfeld southbound goods 4th Aug 90 C14701

 

 

Now we'll move further east and a little bit south to look at the railways in Appenzellerland.

 

 

Gais is served by the St Gallen Gais Appenzell Bahn, part of the Appenzeller Bahnen.  The SGA is part mainly adhesion, with  a rack section for the steep climb out of St Gallen, where connection is made with the standard gauge lines of SBB and BT and the Trogener Bahn, another narrow gauge line.

 

From Gais the line continues to Appenzell around a very sharp curve, which will appear in later photos.  There is also a branch to Altstatten, which is also rack fitted, but of a different type to the one for the climb from St Gallen.

Gais 4th Aug 90 C14724.jpg

Gais 4th Aug 90 C14724

The line can be seen curving very sharply to the right beyond the station building.

 

 

Gais SGA ABDeh24 6 Altsatten to Gais 4th Aug 90 C14725.jpg

Gais SGA ABDeh24 6 Altsatten to Gais 4th Aug 90 C14725

 

 

Gais SGA BDeh 13 St Gallen to Appenzell 4th Aug 90 C14729.jpg

Gais SGA BDeh 13 St Gallen to Appenzell 4th Aug 90 C14729

 

 

David


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Posted 19 April 2015 - 20:12

Hi, Dave. I like the Swiss photo's very much, especially those of Gais. Look forward to seeing the sharp curve.

 

All the best,

 

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Posted 20 April 2015 - 18:10

A visit to Northern France in the summer of 1967 again for this evening.

 

 

Briey near Metz DeDietrich X3700 Aug 67 J991.jpg

Briey near Metz DeDietrich X3700 Aug 67 J991

 

 

Calais Maritime SNCF 050T012 shunting Aug 67J1032.jpg

Calais Maritime SNCF 050T012 shunting Aug 67J1032

 

 

Carling Houllieres Basin Lorraine 0-5-0T Aug 67 J0992.jpg

Carling Houllieres Bassin Lorraine 0-5-0T Aug 67 J0992

 

 

Carling Houllieres Basin Lorraine driving controls of Fauvert Girel BB 34 Aug 67 J997.jpg

Carling Houllieres Bassin Lorraine driving controls of Fauvert Girel BB 34 Aug 67 J997

 

 

Longuyon SNCF BB 12020 eastbound light engine Aug 67 J1021.jpg

Longuyon SNCF BB 12020 eastbound light engine Aug 67 J1021

 

 

David


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Posted 20 April 2015 - 18:54

Pardon my ignorance, Dave, but is the 0.10.0T French origin or is it a Germany loco acquired by the French. Nice look to it, I must say.

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Posted 20 April 2015 - 19:11

Hi, Dave. I like the photo's of Northern France. In particular J1032 at Calais Maritime, with 050T012, which is a lovely locomotive. Then photo' J0992 at Carling Houllieres Basin Lorraine, with 0-5-0T, which is full of atmosphere, and a another big tank locomotive.

 

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Posted 20 April 2015 - 21:44

I'm assuming you mean the one at Carling.  As it is a coal mine loco I haven't got a clue.  The only image of it I can find on the web is the one taken by Dad, which is of course the one in my post above,  All I know is that it is No55, the side tank initials are S M  (Societe des Mines)? 

 

There seems to be a dearth of information on French mining lines on the web,  there are few photos and very little information other than the most basic things..

 

 

David


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Posted 20 April 2015 - 22:49

I think the 0-10-0T at Calais should be 050.TQ.12.  The class was a post-war SNCF introduction, built by Cail (until it styled itself SFCM) and based on a pre-nationalisation Midi design.  050.TQ.12 was withdrawn from Calais shed at the end of 1970.

 

I can't find an ID for the Houillères Bassin Lorraine 0-10-0T at present.


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Posted 21 April 2015 - 07:57

I think the 0-10-0T at Calais should be 050.TQ.12.  The class was a post-war SNCF introduction, built by Cail (until it styled itself SFCM) and based on a pre-nationalisation Midi design.  050.TQ.12 was withdrawn from Calais shed at the end of 1970.

 

I can't find an ID for the Houilleres Bassin Lorraine 0-10-0T at present.

 

Eddie,

 

Thanks very much.  I've just looked at another photo of the loco and you are correct - which explains why I couldn't find anything else about it last night.

 

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Posted 21 April 2015 - 12:24

I think the Carling loco is probably (the best?) one of the Houillères de Sarre et Moselle (note the "S & M" on the tank-side) series 50-56, which were 0-10-0Ts built new by SACM in 1948/1951. I think the number appears between the company intials on the tank side (56?).


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Posted 21 April 2015 - 18:25

I think the Carling loco is probably (the best?) one of the Houillères de Sarre et Moselle (note the "S & M" on the tank-side) series 50-56, which were 0-10-0Ts built new by SACM in 1948/1951. I think the number appears between the company intials on the tank side (56?).

 

Thanks again Eddie.   It is 55, not clear on the colour image but I do have a black and white print (I took the photo at the same time as Dad's colour one but later  sold the neg so I can't post it) showing the number clearly as 55.

 

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