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Date: 11/17/18 14:48
Addio all'Italia 2018..Willkommen in der Schweiz
Author: bakersfielddave

Travelling from Turin to Milan to Bellinzona to have a look at some Swiss railways  , 

mainly the narrow gauge line Rhaetian Railway posting later this week

Turin station with high speed and local regional trains



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/17/18 15:02 by bakersfielddave.








Date: 11/17/18 14:51
Re: addio all'Italia 2018..Willkommen in der Schweiz
Author: bakersfielddave

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Date: 11/17/18 14:53
Re: addio all'Italia 2018..Willkommen in der Schweiz
Author: bakersfielddave

MIlan station one of the great terminus stations of the world








Date: 11/17/18 14:54
Re: addio all'Italia 2018..Willkommen in der Schweiz
Author: bakersfielddave

bakersfielddave Wrote:
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> MIlan station one of the great terminus stations
> of the world






Date: 11/17/18 14:55
Re: addio all'Italia 2018..Willkommen in der Schweiz
Author: bakersfielddave

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Date: 11/17/18 14:56
Re: addio all'Italia 2018..Willkommen in der Schweiz
Author: bakersfielddave

,Chiasso the border into Switzerland on the Gotthard Route

 



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Date: 11/17/18 14:57
Re: addio all'Italia 2018..Willkommen in der Schweiz
Author: bakersfielddave

between Chiasso and Lugano








Date: 11/17/18 14:58
Re: addio all'Italia 2018..Willkommen in der Schweiz
Author: bakersfielddave

lots of infrastructure work even after the new base tunnel has opened






Date: 11/17/18 15:00
Re: addio all'Italia 2018..Willkommen in der Schweiz
Author: bakersfielddave

Bellinzona station








Date: 11/17/18 15:00
Re: addio all'Italia 2018..Willkommen in der Schweiz
Author: bakersfielddave

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Date: 11/17/18 18:44
Re: addio all'Italia 2018..Willkommen in der Schweiz
Author: gaspeamtrak

Nice !I wish I could have been there with you on your trip!!!
Looks like it was something I would do to!!! 
Thank you for sharing !!! :):):)



Date: 11/18/18 06:14
Re: addio all'Italia 2018..Willkommen in der Schweiz
Author: colehour

Thanks for all the great photos. Did you learn any Romansch when you were on the Rhaetian Railways?



Date: 11/18/18 23:57
Re: addio all'Italia 2018..Willkommen in der Schweiz
Author: bakersfielddave

just german mainly the local dialect is noticeable definitely



Date: 11/19/18 17:39
Re: addio all'Italia 2018..Willkommen in der Schweiz
Author: SOO6617

bakersfielddave Wrote:
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> lots of infrastructure work even after the new
> base tunnel has opened

That is because they are digging the Mont Ceneri Base Tunnel to eliminate the 2%+ climb in both directions between Cadenazzo(Bellinzona) and Lugano.



Date: 11/20/18 12:48
Re: addio all'Italia 2018..Willkommen in der Schweiz
Author: co614

Thanks for the great pictures and narratuves. I still recall way back when I was a young man ( 1972) traveling by train from Zurich to Milan to enjoy the scenery. It was my first exposure to Europe. Zurich was hospital clean down to washing the steps and sidewalks in front of our hotel daily. Not a dirty window or litter anywhere. When we detrained a few hours later in Italy there was litter everywhere. the wind was blowing lose newspapers and other trash around and there wasn't a clean window in sight. I marveled at the extreme difference in the ultra clean Swiss culture vs. the opposite in Italy.  

  I've been back to Switzerland and Germany a number of times since but not Italy. Once cured me.

   Ross Rowland



Date: 11/26/18 04:21
Re: addio all'Italia 2018..Willkommen in der Schweiz
Author: cozephyr

Great catch nailing the Cargo unit on the turntable from your moving train-!


bakersfielddave Wrote:
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> ,Chiasso the border into Switzerland on the
> Gotthard Route



Date: 11/27/18 11:58
Re: addio all'Italia 2018..Willkommen in der Schweiz
Author: symph1

cozephyr Wrote:
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> Great catch nailing the Cargo unit on the
> turntable from your moving train-!
>
But it's a double-end unit. Why does it need to be turned?



Date: 11/29/18 00:25
Re: addio all'Italia 2018..Willkommen in der Schweiz
Author: gobbl3gook

Nice pics!  I need to stop by the European Board more often.  

I particularly like the terra cotta cat detail.  

Thanks for sharing, 

Ted in OR



Date: 12/01/18 11:50
Re: addio all'Italia 2018..Willkommen in der Schweiz
Author: SOO6617

symph1 Wrote:
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> But it's a double-end unit. Why does it need to be
> turned?
Most common reason is that one of the Train Protection Systems isn't working in one cab. The Re484 loks have SCMT, ETCS, and Signum/Integra. The Bombardier manufactured ETCS has been giving trouble since new, and within the last few months the Re484 have been banned north of Bellinzona, since ETCS ver 2.3 is required in the Gotthard Base Tunnel. ETCS systems built by Siemens, Alstom, and Ansaldo have not been having as severe issues, and have mostly been sorted out.



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