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k&nwlr



Location : Alsace, France

PostSubject: Interesting job at Lucerne Transport Museum   Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:49 pm

I saw this guy at lunchtime today. His job is to dust the locomotives. Switzerland is a very clean country  Laughing 

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Location : Preston, England

PostSubject: Re: Interesting job at Lucerne Transport Museum   Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:02 pm

Hmmm... looking at the battery box (?) on the MIB railcar he's got a bit of catching up to do. I don't think I've seen that much dust in the rest of the country.

Its funny that a hydro-electric electric company would use battery railcars. I went in the ex Bern tram era, but they didn't accept Inter-rail so we poor students back tracked to the Sherlock Holmes pub in Meiringen for a drink.
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Location : Alsace, France

PostSubject: Re: Interesting job at Lucerne Transport Museum   Thu Mar 27, 2014 7:05 pm

dtsteam wrote:
Hmmm... looking at the battery box (?) on the MIB railcar he's got a bit of catching up to do. I don't think I've seen that much dust in the rest of the country.

Its funny that a hydro-electric electric company would use battery railcars. I went in the ex Bern tram era, but they didn't accept Inter-rail so we poor students back tracked to the Sherlock Holmes pub in Meiringen for a drink.

Well, I suppose you have to store the electricity somewhere  Razz  .... and it make have to do with avoiding the cost of all those wires.

My favourite example however is the short-lived Sissach-Gelterkinden Bahn, which is the only known example of a company moving from electricity to steam. They built the power plant on a river to generate hydro-electricity. Unfortunately, measurements were made in springtime when the river was high and fast-moving. You can guess the rest, but it was an almost Irish example of a railway where passengers were regularly invited to get out and push.
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