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Re: Silly Trains
« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2020, 12:07:06 PM »
Oh go on then...



Takahachikawa - Japanese and other trains

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Re: Silly Trains
« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2020, 12:14:46 PM »
Nice one, Ian, although the two double deckers have the same livery  :scowl:


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Re: Silly Trains
« Reply #17 on: March 23, 2020, 02:38:24 PM »
Oh go on then...





Brilliant, love it!!  :D

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Re: Silly Trains
« Reply #18 on: March 26, 2020, 05:26:36 PM »


In 1995 the Swiss National Festival of Yodelling (Jodlerfest) was held in the mountain town of Schlossfelden. As usual the SBB and BLS railway companies ran special trains to the event but unfortunately one of them developed a fault en route. The Re460 loco suffered a failure of its headlights and warning horn at Primelbach, a small station at the start of the climb to Schlossfelden. Normally this would have resulted in the train being cancelled but on this occasion quick thinking by the Lokführer saved the day and ensured that the hundreds of participants and visitors on his train were able to get to the festival with the minimum of delay. Del Yeo an SBB driver with more than 20 years’ experience and originally from Devon in the UK knew that his train was carrying many Alpenhorn and Flag Throwing performers so decided to use their skills in order to allow the train to travel the few remaining kilometres in relative safety. Alpenhorn player Toby Larone and Flag Thrower Chuck Itup were positioned on a flat wagon in front of the locomotive to give visual and audible warnings. Needless to say Chuck was given strict instructions to only wave his flag for the duration of the journey and not to throw it as contact with the 15kV overhead wires wasn’t desirable and could have resulted in uncontrolled yodelling.




P.S. Del Yeo is no longer employed by the SBB.
« Last Edit: March 27, 2020, 09:25:38 AM by swisstrains »
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Re: Silly Trains
« Reply #19 on: March 26, 2020, 05:44:49 PM »

In 1995 the Swiss National Festival of Yodelling (Jodlerfest) was held in the mountain town of Schlossfelden. As usual the SBB and BLS railway companies ran special trains to the event but unfortunately one of them developed a fault en route. The Re460 loco suffered a failure of its headlights and warning horn at Primelbach, a small station at the start of the climb to Schlossfelden. Normally this would have resulted in the train being cancelled but on this occasion quick thinking by the Lokführer saved the day and ensured that the hundreds of participants and visitors on his train were able to get to the festival with the minimum of delay. Del Yeo an SBB driver with more than 20 years’ experience and originally from Devon in the UK knew that his train was carrying many Alpenhorn and Flag Throwing performers so decided to use their skills in order to allow the train to travel the few remaining kilometres in relative safety. Alpenhorn player Toby Larone and Flag Thrower Chuck Itup were positioned on a flat wagon in front of the locomotive to give visual and audible warnings. Needless to say Chuck was given strict instructions to only wave his flag for the duration of the journey and not to throw it as contact with the 15kV overhead wires wasn’t desirable and could have resulted in uncontrolled yodelling.

P.S. Del Yeo is no longer employed by the SBB.

Fantastic John love the pics  :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:

No doubt it was reported in the Berner Zeitung newspaper and on SWF television!

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Re: Silly Trains
« Reply #20 on: March 26, 2020, 07:20:42 PM »
Wonderful story, John :smiley-laughing:

 

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