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Date: 01/05/20 12:09
Switzerland, Part 4, Rapperswil-Jona & St. Gallen
Author: thebluecomet

This will be the last part in Switzerland.  We were making the long drive to Munich this day and I made several stops en route.  

Rapperswil-Jona is served by the SBB and the Sud-Ost-Bahn, the SouthEast Railway of Switzerland.
 








Date: 01/05/20 12:12
Re: Switzerland, Part 4, Rapperswil-Jona & St. Gallen
Author: thebluecomet

The third image here is from somewhere along the road heading for St. Gallen.
All images from June 1991.








Date: 01/05/20 12:17
Re: Switzerland, Part 4, Rapperswil-Jona & St. Gallen
Author: thebluecomet

St. Gallen was one of my favorite stops on the trip.  I had read about this town in Trains Magazine.  George Drury had published numerous stories of his travels throughout Europe and St. Gallen was mentioned as a great location.  Very true.

Some SBB trains.  The switcher/shunter in the third photo was moving around very briskly.
 








Date: 01/05/20 12:21
Re: Switzerland, Part 4, Rapperswil-Jona & St. Gallen
Author: thebluecomet

There were several trains in the green BT livery there. Unfortunately I don't recall what BT stands for.  I couldn't find anything online either.  Does it still exist? .
The freight cars in the third photo appear to be rather old.  Anyone know of their build date?  Thanks.

From here we passed through a corner of Austria before heading up to Munich.








Date: 01/05/20 13:41
Re: Switzerland, Part 4, Rapperswil-Jona & St. Gallen
Author: thebluecomet

Almost missed these last few from St. Gallen.  The private railway known as the Appenzeilerbahn.
 






Date: 01/05/20 21:03
Re: Switzerland, Part 4, Rapperswil-Jona & St. Gallen
Author: F7sForever

Really cool variety back then. Thanks for sharing again!

jody



Date: 01/06/20 02:19
Re: Switzerland, Part 4, Rapperswil-Jona & St. Gallen
Author: 86235

thebluecomet Wrote:
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> There were several trains in the green BT livery
> there. Unfortunately I don't recall what BT stands
> for.  I couldn't find anything online either. 
> Does it still exist? .
Bodensee & Toggenburg Railway, since 2001 part of the Sudostbahn.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bodensee%E2%80%93Toggenburg_railway

You certainly caught Swiss Railways at a very interesting point of time as their image was changing.



Date: 01/06/20 23:29
Re: Switzerland, Part 4, Rapperswil-Jona & St. Gallen
Author: mundo

Sure  some  historc photo's.   So many changes now.    Fewer and fewer locomotive hauld trains.  All EMU now.



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