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.On my homepage