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12/4/2021
 
 
 
 
 
By:Peider SwissTrip
Dates:7/1/2012 - 7/31/2012
Album Info:Gotthard was closed for four weeks during June. In March 2012 a first rock fell on the track. On June 5th suddenly another 2000 m3 / 75'000 cu ft of rock thundered down, hitting three workers, of which one died. Then the Gotthard line was closed for good and on June 18th a blasting team prepared the rock nose and another 2500 m3 / 90'000 ch ft were blown off. On July 2nd the line was opened again, still with construction work for a safety net going on. As other alp transit lines were in reconstruction (Brenner/Austria) and maintenance (Simplon/Switzerland) the North-South traffic came almost to a standstill. As a big part of northern Italien industriy production depends on import/export from northern Europe and its trade harbours, the almost cut of these lifelines had negative effect of the already troubled country. This album shows the rockslide location after blasting and back in service during July.
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Gotthard line with fallen rocks - SBB Swiss Federal Railways
Title:  Gotthard line with fallen rocks - SBB Swiss Federal Railways
Description:  After a first rock part came down in March, another over 2000 m3 / 70'000 cu ft came down on June 5th and a worker on the SBB line died. On June 18th a rock blasting took place which produced another 2500 m3 of rock falling down the Gotthard line. The trackbed was protected by a tire-mat. See also http://www.blick.ch/news/schweiz/hier-fliegt-der-fels-in-die-luft-id1927752.html
Photo Date:  6/21/2012  Upload Date: 8/8/2012 7:22:31 AM
Location:  Gurtnellen, CH
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Views:  1071   Comments: 2
Gotthard line cleaning up - SBB Swiss Federal Railways
Title:  Gotthard line cleaning up - SBB Swiss Federal Railways
Description:  10 days after the blasting away a rock head (top right light grey part) work is already in progress to clean the SBB line and to put track back. On the roof of the avalanche protection they installed a helicopter pad for moving of equipment.
Photo Date:  6/28/2012  Upload Date: 8/8/2012 7:22:42 AM
Location:  Gurtnellen, CH
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Views:  1015   Comments: 0
Gotthard line open again - SBB Swiss Federal Railways
Title:  Gotthard line open again - SBB Swiss Federal Railways
Description:  After four weeks of closure of Gotthard alp transit line it opened again. Here a Re 6/6 and Re 4/4 passing downhill the construction site were the rock blasting took place.
Photo Date:  7/26/2012  Upload Date: 8/8/2012 7:22:54 AM
Location:  Gurtnellen, CH
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
Categories:  Scenic
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Views:  2087   Comments: 4
Gotthard line two years after the rockslide - SBB Swiss Federal Railways
Title:  Gotthard line two years after the rockslide - SBB Swiss Federal Railways
Description:  A SBB Intercity train passes the secured rock situation at Gurtnellen.
Photo Date:  8/6/2012  Upload Date: 8/6/2014 4:14:31 PM
Location:  Gurtnellen, CH
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  SBB 420(UNKNOWN)
Views:  216   Comments: 0
Gotthard line two years after the rockslide - SBB Swiss Federal Railways
Title:  Gotthard line two years after the rockslide - SBB Swiss Federal Railways
Description:  Supported and secured with concrete, three safety nets and a wiring like in a critical care unit with additional laser measurement equipment the rock situation is stable, controlled and secured now. Rockslide situation in 2012 see this album.
Photo Date:  8/6/2012  Upload Date: 8/6/2014 4:14:24 PM
Location:  Gurtnellen, CH
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  SBB 420(UNKNOWN)
Views:  256   Comments: 0
18437 - SBB Swiss Federal Railways
Title:  18437 - SBB Swiss Federal Railways
Description:  Three days after the blasting a first excavator was brought to the Gurtnellen rock blasting site to clear the track bed.
Photo Date:  6/21/2012  Upload Date: 8/8/2012 7:21:17 AM
Location:  Silenen, CH
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  SBB BM4/4(UNKNOWN)
Views:  313   Comments: 0
18437 - SBB Swiss Federal Railways
Title:  18437 - SBB Swiss Federal Railways
Description:  The Bm 4/4 awaits permission to proceed to the rock site near Gurtnellen with a track gang.
Photo Date:  6/21/2012  Upload Date: 8/8/2012 7:21:37 AM
Location:  Silenen, CH
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  SBB BM4/4(UNKNOWN)
Views:  320   Comments: 0
847853 - C.Vanoli AG, Switzerland
Title:  847853 - C.Vanoli AG, Switzerland
Description:  A privat diesel passing southbound the rock site. Above it two special excavators with two wheeled legs in front and in back two walking stilts. It moves like a crap up and down and sidewise, always four "legs" (including the shovel) on ground and the fifth leg replacing foward.
Photo Date:  7/26/2012  Upload Date: 8/9/2012 3:09:02 PM
Location:  Gurtnellen, CH
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Views:  440   Comments: 0
189 997 and 105 - TX Logistik AG, Germany
Title:  189 997 and 105 - TX Logistik AG, Germany
Description:  Two leased ES 64 F4 of TXL passes with an intermodal train the construction site, where the track and overhead wireing had to be reinstalled after the rock slide. As next step you can see workers in preparing the net fixation to protect the railline.
Photo Date:  7/26/2012  Upload Date: 8/9/2012 3:08:07 PM
Location:  Gurtnellen, CH
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  MRCE ES64F4(ES 64 F4)
Views:  387   Comments: 1
11364 - SBB Swiss Federal Railways at
Title:  11364 - SBB Swiss Federal Railways at
Description:  Two Re 4/4 are pulling a mixed freight consist to the south of Gotthard while work for a heavy safety steel net is still in progress. Further up sensors are keeping watch, just in case any movment in the rock part will announce new danger for trains and workers.
Photo Date:  7/26/2012  Upload Date: 8/9/2012 3:07:18 PM
Location:  Gurtnellen, CH
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  SBB Re4/4(UNKNOWN)
Views:  286   Comments: 0
185 096 - DB Cargo, Germany
Title:  185 096 - DB Cargo, Germany
Description:  A 1700 t / 30 trailers, intermodal train, pulled by two BR 185 (114 and 095) and pushed by the third BR 185 096 passing the rock site, which was closed for four weeks during June.
Photo Date:  7/26/2012  Upload Date: 8/9/2012 3:07:40 PM
Location:  Gurtnellen, CH
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  DB 185(UNKNOWN)
Views:  386   Comments: 0
11212 - SBB Swiss Federal Railways
Title:  11212 - SBB Swiss Federal Railways
Description:  The Intercity from Ticino comes slowly down the Gotthard northern ramp and is passing the rockslide location.
Photo Date:  7/26/2012  Upload Date: 8/9/2012 3:07:03 PM
Location:  Gurtnellen, CH
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  SBB Re4/4(UNKNOWN)
Views:  314   Comments: 0
11127 - SBB Swiss Federal Railways
Title:  11127 - SBB Swiss Federal Railways
Description:  Instead of ETR470 an Italien coach train operates the Eurocity Milan to Zurich.
Photo Date:  7/26/2012  Upload Date: 8/9/2012 3:06:50 PM
Location:  Gurtnellen, CH
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  SBB Re4/4(UNKNOWN)
Views:  307   Comments: 0
185 - Crossrail, Switzerland
Title:  185 - Crossrail, Switzerland
Description:  After reopening of Gotthard, many delayed freight consist had to be moved over the Gotthard. The little hut beside the track is one of many along the Gotthard line for the linemen in old days.
Photo Date:  7/26/2012  Upload Date: 8/9/2012 3:07:56 PM
Location:  Gurtnellen, CH
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  XRAIL 185(UNKNOWN)
Views:  294   Comments: 0
189 997 and 105 - TX Logistik AG, Germany
Title:  189 997 and 105 - TX Logistik AG, Germany
Description:  Slowly the two TXL BR 189 sneaking up the northern Gotthard ramp towards Gurtnellen.
Photo Date:  7/26/2012  Upload Date: 8/9/2012 3:09:13 PM
Location:  Gurtnellen, CH
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  MRCE ES64F4(ES 64 F4)
Views:  343   Comments: 0
500 - SBB Swiss Federal Railways
Title:  500 - SBB Swiss Federal Railways
Description:  The RABDe 500 tilting train Basle - Lugano moving up the Gotthard northern ramp. In the background the village of Gurtnellen.
Photo Date:  7/26/2012  Upload Date: 8/9/2012 3:08:50 PM
Location:  Gurtnellen, CH
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  SBB 500(UNKNOWN)
Views:  476   Comments: 0
500 - SBB Swiss Federal Railways
Title:  500 - SBB Swiss Federal Railways
Description:  Blasting its horns to warn the workers at the construction site, the RABDe 500 comes in slowly from Erstfeld.
Photo Date:  7/26/2012  Upload Date: 8/9/2012 3:08:31 PM
Location:  Gurtnellen, CH
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge
Locomotives:  SBB 500(UNKNOWN)
Views:  1520   Comments: 5


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