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Date: 11/30/18 17:05
Switzerland October 2018 part two
Author: bakersfielddave

En route from Filisur to Bergun then on to Samedan


a look at the RhB at Samedan ,near St Moritz 




a busy yard ,loco depot ,with interchange and plenty of switching  

with  remote control use by switchmen/shunters

those yellow machines are overhead wiring inspection and M of W  work engines

then a few trains at Filisur mid afternoon  about 8 or 9 freights pass here in the daylight hours a lot of timber traffic and cement is conveyed as well as refrigerated containers  some conveying ice cream treats

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Date: 11/30/18 17:12
Re: Switzerland October 2018 part two
Author: bakersfielddave

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Date: 11/30/18 17:20
Re: Switzerland October 2018 part two
Author: boejoe

"Coop" is a popular name - on a loco, on a freight car, on a tractor trailer...



Date: 11/30/18 18:04
Re: Switzerland October 2018 part two
Author: triestin

It's a food chain in Italy, most likely also in Switzerland. 



Date: 11/30/18 23:14
Re: Switzerland October 2018 part two
Author: bakersfielddave

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Date: 11/30/18 23:16
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Author: bakersfielddave

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Author: bakersfielddave

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Date: 11/30/18 23:18
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Author: bakersfielddave

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Date: 11/30/18 23:19
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Author: bakersfielddave

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Author: bakersfielddave

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Date: 11/30/18 23:21
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Author: bakersfielddave

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Date: 11/30/18 23:23
Re: Switzerland October 2018 part two
Author: bakersfielddave

the Krokodil 

more on this in part three later this week








Date: 11/30/18 23:24
Re: Switzerland October 2018 part two
Author: bakersfielddave

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Date: 12/01/18 04:20
Re: Switzerland October 2018 part two
Author: andersonb109

Good to see that RHB is still using some of the older cars with windows that open. The newer enclosed cars with lots of glass may be popular with the tourists, but seating is cramped and photography difficult. 



Date: 12/01/18 11:40
Re: Switzerland October 2018 part two
Author: SOO6617

boejoe Wrote:
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> "Coop" is a popular name - on a loco, on a freight
> car, on a tractor trailer...

"Coop" and its main competitor "Migros" are like "Target" and "Walmart" in the US. You see the names on locomotives because Swiss and German railroads treat their locomotives  like rolling billnoards, selling the space on the flanks for advertising revenue.



Date: 12/02/18 07:13
Re: Switzerland October 2018 part two
Author: railsmith

andersonb109 Wrote:
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> Good to see that RHB is still using some of the
> older cars with windows that open. The newer
> enclosed cars with lots of glass may be popular
> with the tourists, but seating is cramped and
> photography difficult. 

The six-car fixed formation set seen in Dave's last photo has an observation car at the other end that is superb for photography. Side windows can be lowered (with electric push buttons) and there's glass in the roof (which can be covered with shades, again by push button). The seats face outward and can be flipped up to provide more walking room, which is very handy when quickly changing photo angles.

The sets are called Alvia and are designed to be hauled by locomotives or the Allegra electric multiple units, whose body design they share. I rode several times in these observation sections these during my own RhB adventure in September.

With their dump toilets, the older cars you like won't be around much longer.



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Date: 12/02/18 14:09
Re: Switzerland October 2018 part two
Author: inCHI

It's really neat that freight is still hauled on those lines, even if, tonnage-wise, it isn't a lot.



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