Narrow Gauge News 3/1995 (November)
CEV - Chemins de fer Electriques Veveysans
The CEV have ordered four new railcars at Stadler Fahrzeuge AG.
All in all they have to pay about 15 millions Swiss Francs. The
first railcar shall be delivered in 1997. Stadler is the main
manufacturer, some other parts, e.g. the bogies, are from VT,
ABB and SLM.
LSE - Luzern-Stans-Engelberg Railway
The LSE has bought two steering coaches ABt 201-202 from the Regionalverkehr
Bern-Solothurn (RBS). Now they are known as Abt 131-132 and are
used for shuttle trains on the valley line.
At Juli 5th the LSE got "green light" for the reconstruction
of their rack line to Engelberg. Only 20 % of the inhabitants
were against that project.
MOB - Montreux- Oberland Bernois Railway
The MOB renews the formerly as "Superpanoramic-Express"
know train. All coaches get a new colour design, similar to taht
of the "Crystal-Panoramic-Express". From Juli, 8th this
coaches shall build the new "Golden-Panoramic-Express".
From the RhB the service railcar Xm 2/2 9913 was bought. It will
be used for maintaining the overhead wire and is now know as MOB
After delivery of the new Ge 4/4 8001-8004 locos (similar to the new locos
of BAM and RhB) this machines are in duty since the new time table.
The steering coaches Ast 116 and 117 (formerly part of the Super- Panoramic-
Express) were renewed in the last months. They have got the design of the
new Pininfarina coaches Ast 153/154, which can be found in the
Crystal- Panoramic- Express.
RhB - Rhaetian Railway - Bellinzona-Mesocco
As little sensation you can see the first public person transport
on the rest of the BM on June, 3rd/4th. This was the first time
since more then 20 years that passengers could use the railcars.
In 1972 the normal passenger traffic has been stopped. Only goods
trains could be watched on the line Castione-Arbedo-Cama. Maybe
this is a good sign for that line ?
RhB - Rhetian Railway - Chur-Arosa-Line
In June some normal coaches of the Main Network stayed some days on the
Chur- Arosa- Line. They were needed to check if it is possible to use them
on this line. Normally there are only shorter coaches in duty.
RhB - Rhetian Railway - Main Network
On 13th of June the Landquart-Davos line of the Main Network was closed in
cause of a landslide at the Trittobel bridge. Until the 1st of July, when a
auxiliary bridge was mounted, the whole (rail) traffic between Chur and Davos
was interrupted. The passenger trains were replaced by busses between
K&uum;blis and Klosters station. Freight trains have had to use the Albula
SBB - Brünig Railway
The SBB got some new service wagons which are based on old luggage wagons.
They are used as kitchen for maintaining teams (X 9970/71) and as tool
magazine (X 9963-65). The wagons got a new design with special logos, which
will show up the purpose of them.
Sources: Eisenbahn-Magazin (Germany), Schweizer Eisenbahn-Revue
Copyright © 1995 Stefan
Nov 1st, 1995