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With the new Stadler EMUs on order the Ge4/4ii's from the 1973 batch are to start being retired

According to one of the guys who's a driver "Current official policy is that 611-620 will not receive further upgrades and will be phased out when the new train sets are here and running. 621-633 remain part of the fleet."

 

Stadler EMU initial concept

http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/traction-rolling-stock/single-view/view/rhaetische-bahn-orders-27-stadler-emus.html

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Better celebrate them then (or photoshop  a sad face on the cab end...)

 

Bever - 5 April 2017

 

 

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I was thinking one would make a nice shed . . ;)

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Given the introduction of the Allegras I wondered how long it would be before the started removing the mkII's. But the concept is more pleasing to the eye than the Allegras

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Given the introduction of the Allegras I wondered how long it would be before the started removing the mkII's. But the concept is more pleasing to the eye than the Allegras

Oh I dunno I quite like the aggressive look of the Allegra compared to the smooth concept here. Mind you the Allegra changed quite a bit from initial drawing ;)

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Mind you the Allegra changed quite a bit from initial drawing ;)

 

True, I don't know what it was but I just couldn't love the Allegra :D So we'll have to see how this turns out. And then there's whether or not Kato will get in on it.. ;)

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After a week there recently, I'd say approx. 50% of the trains on the Albula are Allegras.  I certainly enjoyed the ride down the Albula on one of them where the driver kindly kept the blinds open, but I have to say, my camera spent more time in it's bag than on previous trips.  I also wonder how long the Ge 6/6 IIs will survive.

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After a week there recently, I'd say approx. 50% of the trains on the Albula are Allegras.  I certainly enjoyed the ride down the Albula on one of them where the driver kindly kept the blinds open, but I have to say, my camera spent more time in it's bag than on previous trips.  I also wonder how long the Ge 6/6 IIs will survive.

12 months ago it was all Ge4/4iii (with the occasional stand in), times they are a changing.

 

Are the new fixed coach sets in use too yet?

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12 months ago it was all Ge4/4iii (with the occasional stand in), times they are a changing.

 

Are the new fixed coach sets in use too yet?

 

Yes, again about 50% of the trains are made up of the fixed sets.....they are nice and very comfortable but a soulless.  All the new driving coaches seemed to be in Landquart for commissioning.....As you say, the times are a changing.

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Saw one of the new driving coaches out on trial - full of RhB engineers and laptops...

 

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If you're fed up with the new stuff, there will be twice-daily Crocodile trips with vintage coaching stock, between Davos-Filisur from May-Oct 2018, see:

https://www.rhb.ch/en/service-souvenirs/timetable/fahrplanwechsel-2018

 

Historische Kompositionen täglich im Einsatz

Nostalgiker, Bahnfans und Feriengäste kommen auf ihren Genuss: Zwischen Davos und Filisur verkehren vom 10. Mai bis 28. Oktober 2018 je Richtung täglich zwei historische Züge fahrplanmässig. Die Kompositionen werden von der der Kult-Lokomotive Krokodil gezogen.

 

and also mentioned here:

https://www.suedostschweiz.ch/aus-dem-leben/2017-10-31/krokodil-lok-taeglich-im-einsatz

 

Sorry, can't find an English source.

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Damn, we were planning our 2018 trip early so we got snow :( ......we do like hotel grischuna in summer though...

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It was also announced that work had started on doubling the line between Samedan and Bever to improve the flow and punctuality of trains on the Albula and Engadin.  I guess a lot of the spoil from the new Albula tunnel will find itself being used there

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RhB new emergency and maintenance vehicles

 

More detail here

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I bet it's done in G, HOm and Nm fast as that looks really good!

You're going to be stuck for choice :)

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The Capricorn unit. 

 

Personally it looks a bit urrggh compared to the dynamic Allegra front. Doesn’t make me ‘want’ a model ;) 

 

http://www.bahnonline.ch/bo/55488/roll-out-fluegeltriebzug-die-rhaetische-bahn-und-stadler-praesentieren-erstmals-den-neuen-zug-capricorn.htm?fbclid=IwAR38SnR_2o65gtwnAuIOZTRwqJYLAXMwKbJfvWELtYu1flhijg2cY2Wf9eg

 

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On 29/12/2018 at 10:03, PaulRhB said:

I noticed the trackplans on these maps are right up to date when you zoom right in and even include the new Albula tunnel running parallel but not yet connected.

https://map.schweizmobil.ch/?lang=en&bgLayer=pk&season=summer&resolution=10&E=2772992&N=1171672

 

If you visit the Swiss Map site you can zoom in closer. Really useful for the photographic view.

 

https://map.geo.admin.ch/?lang=en

 

Brian

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