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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:44 pm 

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Wonder what we're losing?


Press release here:

https://www.rhb.ch/fileadmin/user_uploa ... otiven.pdf

PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:29 am 

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look similar to the flat irons.
Did Torgrim draw these :-) ?

PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:49 pm 
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Google translation:
The Rhaetian Railway (RhB) is renewing its shunting fleet in the coming years.
On 3 September 2018 she has the purchase contract for seven new shunting locomotives
Signed with Stadler Bussnang AG. The order volume amounts to 21.5 million
on Swiss francs. The new vehicles are scheduled to go into operation in 2020. In the
genzug eleven old shunting vehicles can be taken out of service.
The procurement was in close cooperation with the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn
(MGBahn), which has also ordered two new shunting vehicles of this type. So
Synergies were exploited and procurement costs were reduced by around 1 million Swiss francs.
can be reduced.
The two railways are showing an innovative approach to procurement: The new shunting locomotive
ven are power battery hybrid vehicles. They are primarily electrified. If you join
Construction work with the overhead contact line switched off, in the event of line interruptions or in non-electrical
Fied rails are used, the auxiliary drive is used. Lithium-ion
Batteries are now so well developed that they are also suitable for shunting vehicles
Rail as an auxiliary drive an appropriate alternative to the previous diesel locomotives
or twin-engine locomotives with diesel and electric drive. The battery auxiliary drive is
more environmentally friendly and cost-efficient. So far, there are only a few twin-engine locomotives
which have a comparable battery auxiliary drive. The two railways and Stadler
Rail play a pioneering role with this procurement. At the same time, with the new
vehicles also significantly reduces noise and exhaust emissions. The order for the
Rangierlokomotiven was assigned to the Stadler Bussnang AG. The new vehicles
will be operational from spring 2020. The order volume is 21.5 million
Swiss franc.
The eleven shunting locomotives that are being retired have their intended service lives
reached. The most frequently used vehicles were increasingly disruptive and maintenance-
vulnerable. For them, an extensive refit would have been necessary. However, despite this
Measure that the operating and maintenance costs can not be significantly reduced

> Most likely the station pilots at Chur and Landquart, Untervaz possibly, but I could see 111-118 etc be moved elsewhere that diesels are needed, Thusis could lose the 2 or 3 it has, along with Scuol and Davos.

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