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Stadler "Traverso" climbing the Gotthard North Ramp

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©  Mar 19, 2021


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Stadler "Traverso" climbing the Gotthard North Ramp



storyOn the middle of March, the Winter came back on the Gotthard Mountains. About 30cm fresh snow fell the day before, transforming the whole railway in a Winter-Wonderland. Although the legendary Gotthard railway seems falled asleep after the opening of the Gotthard-Base-Tunnel (GBT), there are a small bunch of trains still going up the mountains. One of them is the IR46 "Treno Gottardo" who goes from Zürich directly to Bellinzona. This service is brought with the new Stadler Traverso EMUs, which i personally find pretty nice. One of those InterRegios is depicted while climbing the northern Gotthard ramp, near Gurtnellen.

Mitte März schlagte am Gotthard der Winter wieder zu. Wenn am Vierwaldstätter schon Schneefrei war, War ab Amsteg schon circa 30cm Neuschnee zu sehen. Zwar ist verkehrstechnisch die legendäre Gotthardbahn im Dornröschenschlaf gefallen, jedoch machen sich die neuen Stadler Traversos der Süd-Ost-Bahn (SOB) garnicht mal so schlecht. Persönlich finde ich die Lackierung sehr gelungen. Bei Gurtnellen kämpfte sich der "Treno Gottardo" als IR46 Zürich-Bellinzona der Nordrampe hinauf.

Metà marzo sul massiccio del Gottardo tornò pieno inverno. Se al lago dei quattro cantoni di neve non ve n'era traccia, ai piedi della montagna dopo amsteg si trovavano almeno 30cm di neve fresca. Seppur la leggendaria ferrovia del Gottardo sembra caduta in un sonno profondo dopo l'apertura del Tunnel di base, qualcosa passa ancora, ed i nuovi Stadler Traverso per le ferrovie del Sud-Est (SOB) fanno una bella figura con una livrea a mio avviso particolare e ben riuscita. Come IR46 Zürich HB-Bellinzona il "Treno Gottardo" RABe526.212 si impegna nell'affrontare la rampa nord del Gottardo, ripreso presso Gurtnellen.
Congrats, Federico, on your Picture of the Week!
@Maersk.146 thank you all! I'm glad you appreciated!
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