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 Post subject: Stadler EMU new sets
PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 3:40 pm 
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Stadler new Emu four cars sets

Prefer the Allegra front
http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/trac ... -emus.html

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 Post subject: Re: Stadler EMU new sets
PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 3:25 pm 
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Don't count on them looking like this when delivered. At this stage the illustration shows just what the builder thinks the RhB might like. The Allegra looked different too at that stage. What we might expect is that the front will lose some of the clutter that makes the Allegra a rather ugly duckling. It will be just automatic couplers including all electric and air connections.
Unless... the RhB decides it will fit some coaches with auto couplers too and then the ends need vacuum pipes and several sorts of communicating plugs.

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 Post subject: Re: Stadler EMU new sets
PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 3:29 pm 
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Another thought:
the sets will be "extremely robust", yet will have extensive low level areas and large door openings. The two, in my opinion, exclude each other, so we will see a compromise.

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 Post subject: Re: Stadler EMU new sets
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Thanks Gion, I obviously saw only the later Allegra styling ideas as they were very close to the final product. While the Allegra isn't beautiful it has a bit of 'personality' compared to the very bland sameness of much of their output. Is it the higher speeds quoted that lead to computer smoothed units possibly being slightly more aerodynamic?

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 Post subject: Re: Stadler EMU new sets
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Question is, what are they going to replace? Does this spell the begining of the end for the Ge 4/4 IIs?


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 Post subject: Re: Stadler EMU new sets
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Martin,
I wonder if it would be the end of 4/4iis because these come in 'units' of passenger cars. It wouldn't make sense if they have a big freight train to move, or lots of switching en route to use these, vs a dedicated engine only unit. Perhaps the 4/4iis will go and they will use the 4.4iiis for freight and use the Allegras or new units for Bernina and Glacier Express and local passenger runs.


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 Post subject: Re: Stadler EMU new sets
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Current official policy is that 611-620 will not receive further upgrades and will be phased when the new train sets are here and running. 621-633 remain part of the fleet.

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 Post subject: Re: Stadler EMU new sets
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Thanks Gion
I must be officially getting old then if they are retiring locos as old as me ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Stadler EMU new sets
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grcaprez wrote:
Current official policy is that 611-620 will not receive further upgrades and will be phased when the new train sets are here and running. 621-633 remain part of the fleet.

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It will be a shame, but I guess it's called progress.....


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