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Thank you Dave for a comprehensive reply it's very much appreciated. I will investigate further.

 

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On the Rhätische Bahn in Switzerland, still in 1988, for this evening.

 

Most of the photos were taken at Samedan, one is from the train on the journey there.

 

 

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near Bergün 7th Aug 88 C10322

 

 

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Samedan  ABe4/4 501 and RhB BDt 1721   7th Aug 88 C10326

 

 

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Samedan RhB Ge4/4ii 619 Chur to St Moritz 7th Aug 88 C10328

 

 

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Samedan RhB Ge6/6 414 7th Aug 88 C10330

 

 

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Samedan view towards St Moritz 7th Aug 88 C10337

 

 

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SamedanRhB Ge3/3 214 shunting 7th Aug 88 C10340

 

 

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I've just put three somewhat unusual photos of a Furka Oberalp loco working on the RhB in another thread, so I thought I'd ad them here.

 

In 1992 the RhB were short of motive power and hired a loco from the FO.

 

I was fortunate enough to see it on two days while I was in the area in July 1992.  I say fortunate as I had no idea it was there.

 

 

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Ilanz RhB FO HGe4/4 37 hired to RhB eastbound freight 27th July 92 C17060

 

 

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Untervaz RhB FO HGe4/4 37 hired t RhB freight Chur to Landquart 30th July 92 C17193

 

 

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Landquart RhB FO HGe4/4 37 on hire to RhB and RhB Ge24 222 30th July 92 C17203

 

 

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C10322 - there's a fantastic walking trail between Preda-Bergün which takes you past the multiple spirals of the line there. Easy to get disoriented about where that train's going to pop out of the tunnel next!

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Today we are travelling on a train of the RhB heading north from Preda towards Filisur with views taken from the carriage windows.   The windows dropped right down and the train wasn't busy so no one complained about draughts.

 

 

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near Preda RhB Ge6/6 St Moritz to Chur 7th Aug 88 C10355

 

 

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near Zuondra tunnel 7th Aug 88 C10356

 

 

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near Toua tunnel 7th Aug 88 C10357

 

 

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Muot crossing place 7th Aug 88 C10364

 

 

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Bergün 7th Aug 88 C10370

 

 

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near Bergünerstein tunnel 7th Aug 88 C10373

 

 

David

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Some more from Denmark this evening.  

 

As you will see from the photos the weather is not always good when I go on holiday.

 

 

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Humlebaek DSB Class EA 3017 Helsingor to Copenhagen 12th Aug 94 C19606

 

 

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Humlebaek DSB Class EA 3010 Copenhagen to Helsingor 12th Aug 94 C19607

 

 

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Norre Aby IC3 dmu 5012 to Copenhagen 16th Aug 94 C19610

 

 

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Middlefart Lillabelt bridge DSB dmu 4273 westbound 16th Aug 94 C19617

 

 

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Vejle DSB dmu 17th Aug 94 C19628

 

 

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More from Switzerland in 1988 today, this time on the north ramp of the Gotthard around Amsteg Silenen station.

 

 

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Amsteg Silenen Re4/4i 10004 Zug to Airolo 8th Aug 88 C10444

 

 

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Amsteg Re6/6 11685 northbound 8th Aug 88 C 10451

 

 

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Amsteg Silenen Re4/4i 10004 Airolo to Luzern 8th Aug 88 C10452

 

 

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Amsteg Silenen Re4/4iii 11357 Basel to Chiasso 8th Aug 88 C10453

 

 

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Amsteg Silenen Re4/4i 10004 Airolo to Luzern 8th Aug 88 C10454

 

 

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Amsteg Silenen Re6/6 11623 EC Herman Hess Stuttgart to Milano 8th Aug 88 C10456

 

 

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Blonay in Switzerland today with some photos taken in August 1978.

 

Blonay is a station on the Chemin de Fer electriqus Veveysans which runs from Vevey to Les Pleiades.  Today it is a part of the MOB group.

 

It is also at one end of the Blonay Chamby railway which is a preserved line.

 

 

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Blonay CEV Bt 222 and BDeh2.4 5th Aug 78 C4010

 

 

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Blonay CEV Te2.2 81 5th Aug 78 C4011

 

 

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Blonay CEV Bt 222 5th Aug 78 J6246

 

 

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Blonay CEV BDeh2.4 71 Vevey to Les Pleiades 5th Aug 78 J6250

 

 

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Blonay.    Blonay Chamby railway Geneve Tramwways 125 5th Aug 78 J6251

 

 

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Some photos taken at Gurtnellen for today.

 

Gurtnellen is on the north ramp of the Gotthard,to the north of Wassen.

 

The photos were taken a year after the summer floods of 1987 so repair work was still going on and there is a lot of newly exposed rock visible.  As you can see the weather was very dull.

 

Single line working was in force to the south of the station as the flood damage required extensive repairs to the trackbed.

 

 

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Gurtnellen Re4/4ii northbound Chiasso to Schaffhausen 8th Aug 88 C10467

 

 

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Gurtnellen Re6/6 southbound Basel to Chiasso 8th Aug 88 C10469

 

 

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Gurtnellen Re6/6 EC Tiziano Milano to Hamburg and Re6/6 southbound cars single line working 8th Aug 88 C10474

 

 

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Gurtnellen Re6/6 northbound Wilhelm Tell Express Locarno to Flüelen 8th Aug 88 C10476

 

 

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Gurtnellen RBe4/4 northbound Airolo to Zug 8th Aug 88 C10479

 

 

David

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Göschenen today at the northern end of the Gotthard tunnel, again in 1988.

 

 

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Göschenen Re4/4ii 11369 Chiasso to Schaffhausen 8th Aug 88 C10496

 

 

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Göschenen FO Dhe4/4 94 to Andermatt 8th Aug 88 C10499

 

 

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Göschenen view north 8th Aug 88 C10508

 

 

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Göschenen Re6/6 Chiasso to Schaffhausen 8th Aug 88 C10520

 

 

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Göschenen 2Re6/6s 11628 and 11671 train to Chiasso 8th Aug 88 C10528

 

 

David

 

 

 

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Pairs of RE 6/6's, sends shivers down your back :superman:  Mountain, what mountains that, just open it up and hang on!

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Some photos taken at Brig in 1988.

 

Brig is situated at the Swiss end of the Simplon tunnel and is used by both BLS and SBB trains.

 

 

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Brig Re4/4iv 10101 Brig to Geneve 9th Aug 88 C10562

 

 

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Brig BLS Re4/4 183 l e 9th Aug 88 C10569

 

 

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Brig BLS Ae6/8 208 9th Aug 88 C10570

 

 

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Brig Re4/4ii 11179 EC Lutetia Geneve to Milano 9th Aug 88 C10583

 

 

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Brig BLS Ae8/8 272 and SBB Ae6/6 11484 Milano to Geneve and Basel 9th Aug 88 C10584

 

 

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Loco 10101 and its sisters (series 10101-10104) were prototype loco's for the later BR460 series. As they were a small series within the large SBB fleet and therefore (relatively) expensive to maintain, they were sold to the SOB, who still uses them (IIRC!). Their body shape resembles that of contemporary Norwegian loco's, the NSB El17. SBB branded these loco's as "Lok 2000", which title later transferred to the BR460. Roco made H0 models at the time (of the SBB loco, the NSB El17 is currently available from NMJ) but these have been dropped in later years, I don't think the SOB version was released by Roco, or at least not outside Switzerland.

 

Roco also released models (again in H0 scale) of the BLS Re 4/4 and Ae 6/8, while I've seen a model of the Ae 8/8 described in a magazine, but that's probably a conversion by a modeller.

 

 

Roco did the 10101-4 series in n gauge in the original liveries as well as the SOB red and 1 (possibly 2) of the SOB advertising liveries.  I know of the Telekom white and I think there was one in blue for a shopping centre.

 

In n gauge the BLS Re4/4 was made by Arnold, the Ae6/8 by Fulgurex and the Ae8/8 by Hobbytrain.

 

David

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  Some photos taken south of ArthGoldau, high on the hill behind me is Steinerberg.

 

The first three are trains to and from the Gotthard.

 

The last two are trains climbing up the 1 in 20 gradienton the SOB (Südostbahn) from Arth Goldau to Steinerberg and beyond.

 

 

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near Steinerberg Ae6/6 11411 northbound freight 8th Aug 88 C10626

 

 

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near Steinerberg Re6/6 11624 southbound frieght 10th Aug 88 C10629

 

 

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near Steinerberg Re6/6 11620 northbound Schnellzug 10th Aug 88 C10632

 

 

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near Steinerberg SOB BDe4/4 Arth Goldau to Einsiedeln 8th Aug 88 C10624

 

 

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near Steinerberg SOB BDe4/4 Arth Goldau to Einsiedeln 8th Aug 88 C10625

 

 

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near Steinerberg SOB Re44iii 42 Konstanz to ArthGoldau 10th Aug 88 C10635  crossing the road from Arth Goldau

 

 

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Oh great!

 

I go through there every day.It has some excellent spot between Arth-Goldau and Steinen. I work in Schwyz and this is my daily tour....Zurich-Schwyz.Thanks for the piccies

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The photos below were taken a little later in day than the ones I posted yesterday yesterday.    I walked further up the hill to get the different view.

 

 

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below Steinerberg Re6/6 northbound freight 10th Aug 88 C10639

 

 

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below Steinerberg Ae6/6 southbpound freight 10th Aug 88 C10644

 

 

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below Steinerberg SOB Re/44iii 43 Romanshorn to Luzern 10th Aug 88 C10647

 

 

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below Steinerberg Re6/6 northbound 10th Aug 88 C10653

 

 

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below Steinerberg Re/44ii Basel to Chiasso and Locarno 10th Aug 88 C10658

 

 

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I can recommend that Südostbahn route between Romanshorn/St Gallen/Arth Goldau. A real switchback with great views, and you go over Lake Zurich via a causeway near Pfäffikon.

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A variety of locations in Switzerland today.  All the photos were taken in the summer of 1990.

 

 

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Kreuzlingen MThB ABDe4/4 13 Konstanz to Weinfelden 4th Aug 90 C14693  MThB is the Mittel Thurgau Bahn.

 

 

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Steinegg SGA Beh 5 wedding special to Waserauen 4th Aug 90 C14738  SGA was the St Gallen Gais Appenzell Bahn, now a part of the Appenzeller Bahnen.

 

 

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Stoss SGA ABDeh 2/2 6 Gais to Altstatten 5th Aug 90 C14763

The railcar is just about to go onto the rack section to go down the hill to the right.

 

 

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Nesslau StJohann 5th Aug 90 C14799

 

 

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Maienfeld Re4/4ii St Gallen to Chur 7th Aug 90 C14878

 

 

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Tonight's photos are by the Rhine in Germany.

 

They are captioned as being taken at the Loreley, they are all taken from the east bank, or on top of the cliffs, very close to the place.

 

 

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Loreley Class 141 Koblenz to Wiesbaden 2nd Aug 90 C 14656

 

 

 

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Loreley opposite Class 103 northbound 2nd Aug 90 C14657

 

 

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Loreley 141 109 Wiesbaden to Koblenz 2nd Aug 90 C14661

 

 

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Loreley Class 141 Wiesbaen to Koblenz 20th Aug 91 C16521

 

 

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Loreley Class 103 northbound 20th Aug 91 C16523

 

 

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The Loreley rock, another great place to just watch things go by, in this case busy with as many boats as trains.

 

Cheeky request - any shots from Italy in the pipeline? In particular the coastal routes out from Genova?

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The Loreley rock, another great place to just watch things go by, in this case busy with as many boats as trains.

 

Cheeky request - any shots from Italy in the pipeline? In particular the coastal routes out from Genova?

 

 

 

Sorry to disappoint you.

 

I've only got about 5 photos taken in Italy, somewhere near Aosta.

 

 

David

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I thought we'ed go back to Innsbruck this evening to look at a few more Austrain locos - except that two of them are German.  The year is 1991.

 

 

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Innsbruck DB Class 111 5th Aug 91 C16152

 

 

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Innsbruck 1161 002 5th Aug 91 C16161

 

 

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Innsbruck 6020 111 5th Aug 91 C16164

 

 

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Innsbruck 4010 class emu 5th Aug 91 C16165

 

 

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Innsbruck DB Class 139 557 northbound Rollende Landstrasse 5th Aug 91 C16172

 

 

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One day while I was staying at ArthGoldau in 1988 I decided it would be nice to have a trip to the summit of the Rigi, using the Arth Rigi Bahn from ArthGoldau station.  The station was on a bridge over the line to Luzern.  The terminus at the summit was shared with the Vitznau Rigi Bahn.  Nowadays both are part of the Rigi Bahnen, along with the cable car to the summit.

 

 

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Rigi Kulm ARB Bt 2510th Aug 88 C10665

The end door was open to allow a hang glider to be removed from the train, which had been loaded at ArthGoldau.

 

 

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Rigi Kulm VRB Bhe4/4 21 10th Aug 88 C10667

 

 

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Rigi Kulm looking down on Arth Goldau station 10th Aug 88 C10672

In the distance the line can be seen heading south towards the Gotthard.  At the bottom of the image is the line to Luzern, to the left is the line to Zürich.

The Sudostbahn line to Rapperswil and beyond is not really visible, it is towards the upper edge of the trees on the left as it climbs at 1 in 20.

 

 

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Rigi Kulm ARB Bhe2/4 and VRB Bhe4/4 5 10th Aug 88 C10675

 

 

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Rigi Kulm ARB Bt25 and Bhe4/4 15 10th Aug 88 C10685

 

 

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Rigi Kulm VRB Bhe4/4 21 and ARB Bhe4/4 15 10th Aug 88 C10689

 

 

David

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