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Passenger trains around Switzerland
Title:  Passenger trains around Switzerland
Description:  The intercity train to Interlaken in front of the mountain Niesen, with a nice snow top. On the front of the train (left side) a so called "extension module" of a coach and a cabcar, which is used when heavier load is anticipated.
Photo Date:  4/28/2016  Upload Date: 11/17/2016 11:40:20 AM
Location:  Spiez, CH
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  SBB 460(UNKNOWN)
Views:  5624   Comments: 9
Trip to Genoa and Milan
Title:  Trip to Genoa and Milan
Description:  Captrain Italia E.483 302 hauling a chemical tank container train of Getras from Mantova Frassine to Novara Boschetto.
Photo Date:  11/3/2016  Upload Date: 11/8/2016 7:22:00 AM
Location:  Albignano, IT
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  CT 483(UNKNOWN)
Views:  5374   Comments: 1
After fog went a colorful sunset followed
Title:  After fog went a colorful sunset followed
Description:  Minuetto, Bo-2-2-Bo class ALe501, an EMU of Trenitalia.
Photo Date:  11/2/2016  Upload Date: 11/2/2016 5:55:13 PM
Location:  Novara, IT
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  TI 501(UNKNOWN)
Views:  5289   Comments: 4
Most northern line in Europe
Title:  Most northern line in Europe
Description:  Each IORE operates with 600 kN tractive effort and has a maximum speed of 80 km/h (50 mph). The 8600-tonne 68-car trains (each with 100 t of ore pellets) are hauled by two single-ended Co'Co' locomotives, each with a power output of 5,400 kW.
Photo Date:  6/19/2016  Upload Date: 9/19/2016 10:13:24 AM
Location:  Rautas, SE
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  LKAB IORE(UNKNOWN)
Views:  1767   Comments: 6
Place of History: The world biggest rail accident took place on this ramp, about 800 dead.
Title:  Place of History: The world biggest rail accident took place on this ramp, about 800 dead.
Description:  Not far down this place, the biggest rail accident in history happened: On 12 December 1917 approximately 1000 troops were returning home on leave from the fighting in North East Italy. They were being conveyed in two trains from Turin to Lyon. Due to the prevailing conditions, there was a shortage of locomotives. Indeed, only one was available. The decision was made to operate the two trains as one, coupling them together and putting them in the charge of a single 4-6-0 engine. The train now consisted of nineteen coaches. Of these, the first three had brakes (automatic air brakes controlled from the engine), the remaining coaches and ammunition cars were either unbraked or had hand brakes operated by brakesmen. The weight of the train vastly exceeded what the engine was permitted to haul. The driver would have known, that the task his engine was expected to undertake, was dangerous. The driver protested this position, refusing to drive the train. However, these were not normal times. This was war and although a civilian, he was threatened with military discipline by the army if he refused to cooperate. As the troop train began the descent on gradients as steep as 1 in 33, the driver applied the brakes. It steadily gathered speed as it continued its descent. The brakes became overheated and glowed white causing fires to break out under the coaches. The train continued like this for some 4 miles (6 km) until at an estimated 75 mph (120 km/h) the first coach became derailed. The rest of the train piled-up against it, the wooden coaches immediately catching fire. They burned with such intensity that of the 800 or so who died, only 425 bodies could be identified. The crew of the 4-6-0 engine survived, as their engine derailed in the upcoming station of Saint-Michel-de-Maurienne. Extract from http://danger-ahead.railfan.net .
Photo Date:  8/13/2011  Upload Date: 8/27/2011 9:33:31 AM
Location:  Modane, FR
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  SNCF BB22000(UNKNOWN)
Views:  5578   Comments: 3
Sr1 - VR Finnish Railways
Title:  Sr1 - VR Finnish Railways
Description:  The Intercity IC5 is leaving Imatra station to Joensuu, watched by a sitting man.
Photo Date:  7/19/2010  Upload Date: 7/22/2010 6:29:03 AM
Location:  Imatra, FI
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  VR Sr1(UNKNOWN)
Views:  1530   Comments: 4
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
Locomotives: 
Views:  1638   Comments: 4
DB Schenker Cargo BR 185 operations
Title:  DB Schenker Cargo BR 185 operations
Description:  DB 185 142 and behind 052 approaching the Gotthard double horseshoe ramp at Wassen with an intermodal train to Italy.
Photo Date:  4/17/2010  Upload Date: 12/20/2012 9:24:22 AM
Location:  Wassen, CH
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  TRAXX F140AC1(UNKNOWN)
Views:  1613   Comments: 10
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:  1246   Comments: 5
11190 - SBB Cargo, Switzerland
Title:  11190 - SBB Cargo, Switzerland
Description:  A load of French Renault cars, built in Novo Mesto (Slovenija) on the way to Les Muraux, north of Paris/F, passing the old disused basalt store location at Buchs/CH.
Photo Date:  6/28/2012  Upload Date: 8/7/2012 8:11:59 AM
Location:  Buchs, CH
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  SBB Re4/4(UNKNOWN)
Views:  1416   Comments: 8
465 011 - BLS AG / Switzerland
Title:  465 011 - BLS AG / Switzerland
Description:  BLS operates 18 class 465 units in cargo as well as passenger services. They have a power output of 6400 kW and are therefore the most powerful units with BLS. Speed limit is 230 kph / 143 mph.
Photo Date:  3/10/2012  Upload Date: 3/12/2012 3:08:27 PM
Location:  Bollodingen, CH
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BLS 465(UNKNOWN)
Views:  1127   Comments: 9
523 004 - SBB Swiss Federal Railways
Title:  523 004 - SBB Swiss Federal Railways
Description:  The Swiss Federal Railways have ordered a total of 117 FLIRT units. The regional affiliate Stadtbahn Zug, city railways of region Zug, operates the RABe 523 class with blue strpes and logo.
Photo Date:  1/15/2012  Upload Date: 1/27/2012 2:09:51 PM
Location:  Steinen, CH
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
Categories:  Scenic
Locomotives:  SBB 523(UNKNOWN)
Views:  673   Comments: 9
620075 - SBB Cargo / Switzerland
Title:  620075 - SBB Cargo / Switzerland
Description:  A local freight train comes along the mountains near Landquart. With the Re 620 (7'900 kW / 10'600 PS - the most powerful engine on Swiss rails) it is a bit overpowered for this train.
Photo Date:  9/11/2011  Upload Date: 10/6/2011 2:37:29 PM
Location:  Landquart, CH
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
Categories:  Scenic
Locomotives:  SBB 620(UNKNOWN)
Views:  671   Comments: 3
36355 - SNCF French National Railways
Title:  36355 - SNCF French National Railways
Description:  Quick reaction was necessary to catch this train: Just passed the barrier it went down and I just had the chance to jump out of my car and take the picture of the BB36355 with a freight train coming out of the historic tunnel., which was built 150 years ago.
Photo Date:  8/12/2011  Upload Date: 8/27/2011 8:04:53 AM
Location:  Aix les Bains, FR
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  SNCF BB36000(UNKNOWN)
Views:  805   Comments: 8
560100 - SBB / Swiss Federal Railways
Title:  560100 - SBB / Swiss Federal Railways
Description:  While the cows enjoy the afternoon sun a RBDe 560 commuter train passes in front of the mountain Luziensteig, which was a artillery fortress in WWII and during Cold War time with 4.14 in howitzer. On four levels inside the mountain, the fort system was operated by 160 men, which had a whole living system inside including hospital, own electricity generater and maintenance facilities. As Switzerland has no ocean, our "battleships" were made in hard rock.
Photo Date:  10/2/2010  Upload Date: 1/6/2011 5:15:05 AM
Location:  Sargans, CH
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  SBB 560(UNKNOWN)
Views:  795   Comments: 6
Gotthard northern ramp
Title:  Gotthard northern ramp
Description:  A Italien Trenitalia ETR 470 tilting train passes on the Middle Meienreuss bridge the village Wassen.
Photo Date:  9/10/2010  Upload Date: 10/10/2010 6:42:29 AM
Location:  Wassen, CH
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives: 
Views:  840   Comments: 10
RABDe 500 -  SBB Swiss Federal Railways
Title:  RABDe 500 - SBB Swiss Federal Railways
Description:  The RABDe500 in double configutaion for Intercity relation Chur - Zurich passing Bilten.
Photo Date:  3/17/2010  Upload Date: 3/31/2010 3:41:34 PM
Location:  Bilten, CH
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
Categories:  Scenic,Passenger
Locomotives:  SBB 500(UNKNOWN)
Views:  637   Comments: 2
185 099-9  - DB Schenker Rail Germany
Title:  185 099-9 - DB Schenker Rail Germany
Description:  With european open access agreement the German DB Schenker Rail operates freight trains from Germany through Switzerland to the Italian border. After passing the first loop tunnel on the Gotthard northern ramp it is going to enter the two horse shoe tunnels near Wassen. For more Gotthard and other alp transit pictures, see my album European Alp Transit Freight Railroads.
Photo Date:  3/20/2010  Upload Date: 3/24/2010 6:10:17 PM
Location:  Wassen, CH
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
Categories: 
Locomotives:  DB 185(UNKNOWN)
Views:  577   Comments: 2
450 - SBB Swiss Federal Railways
Title:  450 - SBB Swiss Federal Railways
Description:  A double, in red and yellow basic livery, S5-commuter line in the middle of the Rhein-Viaduct.
Photo Date:  3/6/2010  Upload Date: 3/15/2010 4:26:36 PM
Location:  Eglisau, CH
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  SBB RE450(UNKNOWN)
Views:  392   Comments: 2
RABDe 566 - SOB Suedostbahn
Title:  RABDe 566 - SOB Suedostbahn
Description:  SOB has 136 bridges in their network. So there is always a rewarding chance to get a train on one of them.
Photo Date:  1/16/2010  Upload Date: 2/2/2010 4:32:02 PM
Location:  Degersheim, CH
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  SOB RABDe(UNKNOWN)
Views:  512   Comments: 6


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