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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 3:08 pm 
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Hi all!

I was wondering why shunting tractors are attached to main line trains? This Filisur webcam picture has two tractors attached.

http://webcam.schmalspurbahn.ch/filisur/webcam/m070327171216210

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Paul


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 5:51 pm 
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Hi Paul,
Good question. They seem to do it quite often and I always assumed the tractors had been to Landquart for some technical attention or the like, or they are needed at a station that doesn't normally have one 'resident'.
But I've not seen 2 on one train before.
Could it be that the Sch?ma tractor is one of the new batch that the RhB ordered :?:
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HI,
Is that Shoma tractor like the one LGB made years ago with the little work tray on the front?
Also, I notice that on the mountain in the background there is very little snow, and it's only March...did any of the ski areas in Switzerland get enough snow to open this year?
John


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Hi guys,

Those are transfer runs that happen regularly when the tractors are going to or returning from Landquart servicing

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 10:18 am 
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Hi John,
The Sch?ma Rangierlok is the one directly behind the Ge 6/6 in the picture that Paul spotted - don't think LGB ever made one of these (but I certainly am no expert).
With regard to snow in Switzerland, there certainly has been some around
( have a look at the webcam at www.berguen.ch for example ), but I think like a lot of places the winter has been mild.
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