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 A few more.

 

First one from Belgium.

 

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Essene Lombeek Belgium Type AM62 to Brussels 1st August 1980 C14625

 

 

Now a couple from the Netherlands.

 

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Kootervijk NS Plan P postal railcars 25th July 1991 C15979

 

 

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Nuland Class 1100 1117 eastbound 22nd August 1991 C16551

 

 

Germany

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Lorelei Class 140 southbound 2nd August 1990 C14659

 

 

Switzerland

 

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Lenzburg SBB De4.4 Lenzburg to Luzern 3rd August 1988 C10033

 

 

David

 

 

 

 

 

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A third set.

 

Starting with one from north eastern France, not far from Metz.

 

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St Avold SNCF X4300 St Avold to Sarrguemines 13th August 1990 C15219

 

Now four more from Switzerland.

 

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Sihlbrugg SZU Re4.4 47 pass Zurich Selnau to Sihlbrugg 25th July 1989 C12335

The SZU is the Sihltal Zurich Uetliberg Bahn.

 

 

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Samedan RhB Crocodile Ge6.6 414 7th August 1988 C10329

 

 

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Steinegg. Appenzeller Bahn Beh 5 wedding special to Wasserauen 4th August 1990 C14737

 

 

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Steinerberg SOB Re4.4 iii Romanshorn to Luzern 10th August 1988 C10648

 

 

David

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Dave,

 

A fantastic selection of pictures. Be great to see some more in due course. Many thanks in advance,

 

Keith

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Hi Dave,

I agree with Keith above! Whenever you're ready, I'm eager for more please!

You must have had a good few holidays in Europe, did it lead to any European modelling at all?

Cheers,

John E.

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Dave,

 

A fantastic selection of pictures. Be great to see some more in due course. Many thanks in advance,

 

Keith

 

 

Hi Dave,

I agree with Keith above! Whenever you're ready, I'm eager for more please!

You must have had a good few holidays in Europe, did it lead to any European modelling at all?

Cheers,

John E.

 

 

It's a Yes from me .Fantastic.

 

 

Very nice pictures. I'd like to see more please

 

 

Many thanks for the comments.

 

I'll add more as and when I get chance/time. As with the British thread I'll try to remember to change the date in the title line whenever I add new images.

 

As for modelling - I have a Swiss n gauge layout set in the area served by the Sudostbahn, somewhere between Arthgoldau and Pfaffikon.

 

David

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Very nice David, do you have any of the TEE as thats a classic design. Its also a great LP by Kraftwerk but thats another thread. 

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Very nice David, do you have any of the TEE as thats a classic design. Its also a great LP by Kraftwerk but thats another thread. 

 

Yes, a number of photos of TEE's, loco hauled and otherwise.  Do you mean the ones which were called grey mice (Graue Maus) in their later years?  i.e. the Rae TEE 

 

David

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Like this one.

 

 

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Switzerland Zug Rae TEE 1055 Zurich to Milan 14.59 Sunday 14th August 1988 C11101

 

Some of you may need to look up Zug on a map.  It is on the line from Zurich to Arth Golday and is the junction where the line to Luzern (Lucerne) leaves the line to Arth Goldau and the Gotthard route.

 

 

David

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Great photos, Dave - looking forward to seeing many more!

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Anyone else think that "Trans Europe Express" is a cooler brand name than the current equivalents "Euro City", and the made-up names like Thalys, Lyria etc?

On the other hand maybe it's got too much of a retro connotation nowadays.

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Did you ever get to Italy?  I have a soft spot for Italian railways after going on holiday there by train as a kid, but unfortunately I have no photos to show for it!

 

Mal

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Did you ever get to Italy?  I have a soft spot for Italian railways after going on holiday there by train as a kid, but unfortunately I have no photos to show for it!

 

Mal

 

I have been into Italy from Switzerland but have only two or three railway photos.

 

David

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Hi Dave, I've just stumbled across this thread, and although I've only ticked 'like' to the first one, I like them all - so yes please!

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Very nice David, do you have any of the TEE as thats a classic design. Its also a great LP by Kraftwerk but thats another thread. 

Another David here but with a TEE shot that David F might not have.

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Taken back in the late '70s at Gravenhurst, Ontario.

 

Cheers,

 

David

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Yes, a number of photos of TEE's, loco hauled and otherwise.  Do you mean the ones which were called grey mice (Graue Maus) in their later years?  i.e. the Rae TEE 

 

David

Indeed those and my favourite the DB VT 11.5 or Class 601/602. I have seen the Swiss one in the flesh but not the German one.

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A few notes first about captions in this thread.

 

I always caption photos before uploading them, this means that I cannot use some symbols, especially "." and "/" .  When I remember I'll alter them on the captions under each photo, but the original file will obey the Windows naming rules.

 

The locomotives classes will usually be shown as they were when I took the photos, as that is the format in my notes.  I know that some, especially in Switzerland, have since changed.

 

The spellings of most places will be as written in the country where they are situated.

 

I don't know how often I'll add photos, it depends on how much time I have to correct images and caption them.

 

We'll start with a visit to Switzerland this evenings.  All the photos were taken at Arth-Goldau station.  This is situated at the point where the lines from Zurich, Luzern, and the north through Rotkreuz converge and then head south over the Gotthard.  It is also the junction for the Sudostbahn which goes across the country to the Bodensee (Lake Constance).

 

 

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Arth Goldau Ae3/6ii 10439 29th July 88 C9719

 

 

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Arth Goldau Ae3/6ii 10684 2nd Aug 88 C09982

 

 

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Arth Goldau E3/3 No1 Oswald Steam ex SBB Sonderzug (special) 29th July 88 C9713

 

 

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Arth Goldau Re4/4iii 11361 Schnellzug Schaffhausen to Chiasso 5th Aug 88 C10202

Locos designated Re4/4iii were a lower geared version of Re4/4ii

 

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Arth Goldau SOB BDe4/4 85 Regionalzug Arth Goldau to St Gallen 5th Aug 88 C10218

SOB refers to the Sudostbahn

 

 

David

 

 

 

 

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Great new photo thread, Dave . I'll be following this one.

 

I've also tried to take pics of trains whilst on holiday in Europe over the years.  

 

As you model Switzerland, I thought you might like this one. A BLS Ae 6/8 with a model size freight. Interlaken 1990.

 

 

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Mal

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Hi David (& Mal!),

I haven't really followed the Swiss scene all that much but I must admit, those ancient electric locos really do something to me, I love them!

Was it that the BLS had brown locos and the SBB had green?

And that charming little 0-6-0T, simply gorgeous!

Thanks again,

John E.

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Hi David (& Mal!),

I haven't really followed the Swiss scene all that much but I must admit, those ancient electric locos really do something to me, I love them!

Was it that the BLS had brown locos and the SBB had green?

And that charming little 0-6-0T, simply gorgeous!

Thanks again,

John E.

 

 

Generally, but then the SBB started painting locos bright red, then the the BLS bought new locos (Class 465) which were dark blue.  Before BLS locos were brown they were green.  Now there are many liveries, plus all the other "private" railway companies with their colours.  To make it more complicated the early SBB electrics were painted brown before they changed to green.  Preserved early SBB electrics are usually painted brown.  At the time when the photos were taken preserved SBB electrics were used on regular fairly short diagrams to keep them in good working order.

 

As you will realise the history of liveries can be quite complex....

 

Some of the other railways have "interesting" liveries, as you will see over the coming months, all being well.

 

The 0-6-0T was built as a shunting loco.

 

 

David

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We'll stay in Switzerland for this evening's photos, but this time in the French speaking west. They were taken in July and August 1978.

 

 

The first photo is on the Lausanne  Echallens Bercher line which is metre gauge and for much of its length runs alongside roads.  It is electrified at 1500V DC

 

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Cheseaux LEB BDe4/4 22 Bercher to Lausanne 28th July 78 J6171

 

 

Epesses is on the line which runs along the north side of Lac Leman (Lake Geneva) from Geneva through Montreux to Brig and the Simplon Tunnel.  Epesses is between Lausane and Montreux.

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Epesses SBB Re4/4ii TEE livery Milan to Geneve 28th July 78 J6180

 

 

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Epesses SBB Re6/6 11636 eastbound Regionalzug 28th July 78 C3945

 

 

Chamby is on the MOB  Montreux Oberland Bernois railway.  It's main line runs from Montreux to Zweisimmen where it connects with the BLS route.  It is metre gauge and electrified at 900V DC.

Chamby is above Montreux, overlooking Lac Leman.  The MOB climbs at around 1 in 14 from Montreux, it is adhesion worked.  The steepest part is about 1 in 13.7.

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Chamby MOB BDe4/4 departing 29th July 78 C3960

The line on the left is the preserved Blonay Chamby line.

 

 

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Chamby MOB BDe4/4 Montreux to Gstaad 29th July 78 J6191

 

 

Rivaz is again on the northern side of Lac Leman.

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SBB near Rivaz Ae3/6i westbound Regionalzug 11th Aug 78 J6295

 

 

David

 

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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.

 

 

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Calais Maritime SNCF 050T012 Aug 67J1038

 

 

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Calais Maritime SNCF Y7283 shunting Aug 67 J1033

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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Longuyon SNCF CC14178 eastbound light engine Aug 67 J1022

 

 

David

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