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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2005 6:05 am 
What are they actually doing, giving the G 4/5 a little workout so that she doesn't rust?


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Axel et al

In order to be up to date on what RhB offers in extra excursion trains etc. check http://www.rhb.ch/historisch/dampfzuege ... 4#oberland for the steam train running March 6th and this http://www.rhb.ch/historisch/historisch.e.php for the rest.

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I was checking the webcam as I do everyday, and noticed today that a freight train with at least 10 coop reefer containers. :shock:

somebody's crop must of come in. :lol:

see: "26.03.2005 15:01"

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First time I've seen #651 with the new 75th anniversary paint job passing through Filisur today at 13:18.

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And they stuck it on the point of a freight!!!! :shock: :shock: :shock:
Shame, shame!!! That's a Glacier Express lokey. :grin: :grin:
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I think it's part of the training...they just want it to appreciate it's roots.

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And they stuck it on the point of a freight!!!! :shock: :shock: :shock:
Shame, shame!!! That's a Glacier Express lokey. :grin: :grin:
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John,

The RhB has a fixed engine rotation schedule. They don't pay that much attention which is hauling what, just as long as it makes it up the hill on time. :oops: :oops:

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I have seen a couple of other new paint jobs on the webcam the last few days. :wink:

[img][img]http://xs27.xs.to/pics/05183/m050504144348201.jpg.xs.jpg[/img][img]

[img][img]http://xs27.xs.to/pics/05183/m050504111002313.jpg.xs.jpg[/img][/img]


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Hi Jeff,

The riri has been running for a while.

The other I'm not sure of.

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Some interesting hardware passing through today: a whole string of Fau's. Just look at all those conveyors! :grin:
Some new cement silos being delivered, so maybe there is a big project going on down the line?
For anyone who missed it, the G4/5 was in steam at Filisur on Sunday as well.

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About those cement silos Keith mentioned: Take a close look at the webcam picture of May 10 12.16. This is not one of the silpos we talked about before, but a test with bulk cement containers to haul cement from the Holcim factory to intermodal terminals like Samedan, to be transferred to trucks for local delivery. If this logistic chain is a success, go and take your pictures of cement hoppers and cement silos in stations soon!

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That's an interesting development, Gion. I suppose it makes sense to eliminate one stage of loading/unloading. Any chance of a closeup picture?

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Look at this discussion thread in the Swiss Bahnforum: http://www.bahnforum.org/thread.php?threadid=1785
There are two good pictures there by "Nostromo".
I can't tell much about the economic side. Cement is relatively cheap to transfer from one mode to another and can be filled directly at the plant. Containerization inevitably raises the railroad's tare. The decision in the future will be between replacing the aging investment in the cement hoppers with new hoppers or with container carriers plus containers.

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Thanks Gion! By the looks of the corner connections, the new containers are built to fit international standards for intermodal transport. I was thinking they would be able to be used on a construction site like the smaller silos, but these look like they are for transport only.

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If they decide to use the Sbk-v's for transport, it gives the RhB the advantage of being able to find a back-haul, and thus a two way payment. Using the traditional cement cars they would have to haul them back empty.

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