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Re 10/10 in Goeschenen by ZCochrane Re 10/10 in Goeschenen by ZCochrane
Why won't DA allow umlauts in titles? Title restrictions have gotten less and less even since this picture was posted (the title lacked the slash originally, for example), which is great, but it also leaves the question: Why are there any remaining?

My father and I were left for one hour in Göschenen. Göschenen itself is a rather boring village, but it is sitting right on the north portal of the Gotthard tunnel. The Gotthard line, of course, is one of Europe's most important North-South railroad connections, so there are worse places for spending time than here.

In this case, a north-bound intermodal is just passing through. It is headed by a swiss Re 4/4 III (largely identical to the better known Re 4/4 II, but with different gearing for a lower top speed and more pulling power) together with a Re 6/6, a combination internally known as Re 10/10, which is very common on the Gotthard line. Both locomotive types were essentially bought just for this very steep high-traffic line with it's tight corners. The Re 6/6 is the more interesting one: For better curves, it has the rather uncommon Bo’Bo’Bo’ axle configuration. The one here is one of the two prototypes with a split body, something that proved unnecessary for the main delivery, making it a real rarity.

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JSH50 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
How awful stuck at Goeschenen for an hour! Great picture!
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ZCochrane Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student Photographer
Thanks! And there are worse things than being stuck in Göschenen. The station's "restaurant" was particularly fun. Tiny, less than ten seats, and other than me and my father, all people seemed to be locals from the village with no interest in boarding a train whatsoever. I think it's little things like this that make a rail journey really interesting.
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SwissTrain Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
Jo das ist schon mega unfair for allem für mich als schweizer, dass es kein / gibt :(
Re 6/6 -> Re 620
Ae 6/6 -> Ae 610 und so weiter hat einfach keinen style wie
Re 4/4 II (hochgestellt, weiss nich wied datt geht )
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:iconzcochrane:
ZCochrane Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Student Photographer
Da stimme ich dir voll zu. Wenn du die zwei im Text hochstellen willst, musst du < sup > II </ sup > schreiben, aber ohne die ganzen Leerzeichen. Das Ergebnis wird dann II. Funktioniert aber leider nicht im Titel.
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:iconswisstrain:
SwissTrain Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
Also
Re 4/4II
:)
Danke
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:iconzcochrane:
ZCochrane Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Student Photographer
Kein Problem! Den Trick scheinen nur wenige auf DA zu kennen. Nebenbei, falls du jemals z.B. CO2 richtig schreiben willst, das ist das selbe, nur sub statt sup.
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Hmm... Irgendwie wirken viele deiner neuen Bilder recht unscharf, beim Downloaden schien sich das aber auf den Hintergrund zu begrenzen. Hast du mal versucht, die Blende weiter aufzuziehen, also wenn du was fahrendes knipst?
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:iconzcochrane:
ZCochrane Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  Student Photographer
Ja, stimmt, stelle ich auch gerade fest. Ich lasse das eigentlich immer auf Automatik, stelle aber immer auf leichtes Unterbelichten (-⅓;), um besseren Kontrast zu kriegen. Vielleicht ist das nicht die beste Idee…
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:iconshenanigan87:
shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Standardmäßig hab ich auch immer die Programmautomatik drin, aber wenn ich weiß was ich knipse, stell ich es immer passend ein. Also bei der stehenden 143er zum Beispiel eine recht hohe Belichtungszeit nehmen, damit ich die Blende weiter zuziehen kann, und umgekehrt bei sich bewegenden. Nur hatte ich es natürlich vergessen, bei der 185er die Blende wieder zuzuziehen, aber scheint ja trotzdem geklappt zu haben.
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:iconzcochrane:
ZCochrane Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  Student Photographer
Hm, muss ich mal mehr mit rumspielen. Normalerweise bin ich dafür zu faul.
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