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An SBB RABDe 500 on InterCity service ICN882 to Zürich HB overtaking InterRegio IR2332 （Locarno to Basel SBB) on the parallel track. Surely something you won't see everyday on any railway, or is this common on Swiss railways? This video is also a great way to take a close look at the tilting mechanism of the RABDe 500 in practice.
http://www.globalrailnews.com/2015/06/09/first-glimpse-of-sbbs-new-double-deck-emu/ testing at Velim, Czech Republic: https://youtube.com/watch?v=p1ETr3ZbUwY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lxdub3qIdKA *I suppose these will replace some of the currently loco-hauled IR services. Another reason to visit the Gotthard Route sooner rather than later.
developing news: http://www.ctvnews.ca/world/two-trains-crash-in-switzerland-five-injured-1.2245054 a "subway train"!? :blink: (see below) http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/two-swiss-passenger-trains-collide-leaving-passengers-injured/article23111157/
bikkuri bahn posted a topic in Travel: Tips, Planning & MemoriesI am planning a short, post-Christmas, New Years holiday in central/southern Europe and will be in the Zurich area for a couple of days. I have allocated a full day for full-on trainwatching (no sightseeing), and am seeking some suggestions. My parameters for train watching spots: 1. locations within approx. 1 train hour of Zurich Central Station 2. mainline with heavy passenger traffic, preferably with freight traffic too, say 15~20tph ea. direction 3. good trackside vantage points with few obstructions like signs, overpasses, fencing. Station platforms are OK. *Background scenery not necessary, though existence of such is a plus 4. preferably some loco-hauled passenger trains, such as Re4/4 pulling older coaching stock, if it still exists I am thinking of visiting two or three spots for around 90min each, depending on the time needed to get to them as well as availability of daylight. I have already some places in mind: A. Olten- not so much for photography, but to observe SBB railway operations at this node. B. Some point on the approaches to the Gotthard Line (Zug?, Schwyz?), heavy pax and freight trafffic. Your thoughts appreciated.