ABe 8/12 # 3507 with train 1621 is entering Ospizio Bernina, shoving the flanger (spur plow) Xk 9143 through the dense snowfall. The plow in the middle of the flanger is lowered or raised over rad... (more)
Ospizio Bernina is one of the very, very rare station in Switzerland, where the soon coming train is signaled with the nice clang of the bell (right foreground). A different clang tells, if the ne... (more)
Train 1625 of the Rhaetian Railway from St.Moritz to Tirano on the highest point of the Bernina line, along Lago Bianco, south of Ospizio Bernina. Pulling are the railcars ABe 4/4 # 53 and 54 in m... (more)
"Allegra" railcar ABe 8/12 # 3503 with train 1625 (including the panorama cars of the BERNINA EXPRESS) is meeting the snow blower Xrot mt # 95404 and locomotive Gem 4/4 # 801 in Ospizio ... (more)
Railcars ABe 4/4 # 53 and 54 are pulling train 1629 from St.Moritz to Poschiavo near the divide between Inn/Danube/Black Sea and Poschiavino/Po/Mediterranean Sea.
ABe 4/4 # 53 and 54 with train 1625 from St.Moritz to Tirano are passing locomotive Gem 4/4 # 802 with snow blower Xrot mt # 95403 in Ospizio Bernina on 2253 meter a.s.l.
The "Beast of the Bernina" snowblower Xrot mt # 95404 is clearing track 2 of Ospizio Bernina station, shoved by diesellocmotive Gmf # 23403 (D3 "Albula"). Both vehicles, built ... (more)
Railcars ABe 4/4 # 52 "Brusio" and # 56 "Corviglia" are entering Ospizio Bernina with train 1625 from St.Moritz to Tirano.
Typical snow fighting on the Bernina line over decades: Railcars ABe 4/4 # 47 and 46 are pulling the "Räumer" X # 9132 (built in 1936), which digs the snow from both sides between the ra... (more)
"Allegra" ABe 8/12 # 3509 with train 1621 from St.Moritz to Poschiavo in the fresh powder snow near Ospizio Bernina.
Railcars ABe 4/4 # 54 "Hakone" and 55 "Diavolezza" with 1016 kW each were built in 1990 by SLM and ABB for the Bernina line of the RhB. They are pulling train 1629 from St.Mori... (more)
After the plowing in Ospizio Bernina, some crew members free the snow blower from sticked and squeezed remnants. The overhead wire (1000 V DC) was grounded first.
After snow fall or when the wind blows, some regular passenger trains over the Bernina pass are shoving a flanger in front of the railcars. ABe 8/12 "Allegra" # 3501 with flanger Xk # 9143 is ente... (more)
Snow fighting in Ospizio Bernina with diesellocomotive Gmf # 23403 and the snow blower Xrot mt # 95404.
0-6-0+0-6-0 self-propelled steam rotary snow blower, built by SLM Winterthur in 1910 for the then independent Bernina Railway as R # 1051, and "Bernina Crocodile" Ge 4/4 # 182 from 1928 ... (more)