About a peeing cow, the Romans, and Paris
The Pissevache Fall (or Salanfe cascade) is a waterfall on the Salanfe River, a tributary of the Rhône, in Valais canton, Switzerland, a... (more)
It was one of these hot weather days in summer when the air is full of humidity. The surroundings of the Geneva Lake were a basin full of heat haze. The TEE Cisalpin ... (more)
This train has Re6/6 11645 “Colombier” on the front end and a Re 4/4 II on the rear end, both working with their pantographs up, with just 4 passenger cars in-between. Such... (more)
10600 hp for 6 cars
Re 6/6 10642 “Monthey” is in charge of the Trans Europ Express #22 “Le Cisalpin” Milano – Paris. With 6 axles and 10600 hp on the point, each of the 6 cars of... (more)
With 10600 hp, the Re 6/6 is one of the most porwerful single-carbody engine on Earth. And it was perhaps “the” world record powerful one for many years. It was built... (more)
Rebuilt after 4 years
In 1981, the Re 6/6 11630 “Herzogenbuchsee” was only 4 years old. Yet, it was being rebuilt entirely at the Bellinzona shops. It required heavy repairs beca... (more)
Inside the locomotive maintenance hall of the SBB Bellinzona shops, the 10600 HP Re 6/6 11632 « Däniken » had one power axle removed for repairs. Now that it is ready, it is lifted and moved right... (more)
Re 6/6 11658 "Auvernier" and Ae 6/6 11499 "Sargans" haul a long southbound freight train on the north grade of the St Gotthard.
Re 6/6 11658 "Auvernier" gets ready for departure in Erstfeld with a northbound freight coming from Italy.
Two Re 6/6 totalling 21200 hp lead a super long southbound passenger train on the north grade of the St Gotthard (2.6%). The train has at least 19 cars, probably more, meaning more than 1000 hp of... (more)
Re 6/6 620 033 heads mixed freight 44612 from Limmattal yard to Singen
Re 6/6 620 088 "X-Rail" with cement train 47041 on the right meets RABe 511 124 on the way to Schaffhausen.
Re 620 003 from Railadventure and 421 387 pass Winterthur area with a heavy train loaden with sugar beets
Re 620 026 "Zollikofen" with "moustache" decoration heads a tank train from Bâle to Schaffhausen.
RailAdventure's 620 003 is pulling a Transitio ER1 transfer for Mälartåg from Erlen to Basel Bad Bf, where the transfer will continues his journey lead by 111 082 to Neumünster. Winterthur Töss, 2... (more)