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Unread postby John » Sat May 9, 2015 10:59 am

Does anyone know of any listings or web links to Swiss Signal Boxes, traditional or modern?
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Re: Switzerland

Unread postby Andrew Waugh » Sat May 9, 2015 1:14 pm

Two to get you started...

http://www.stellwerk-kerzers.ch/

http://www.stellwerk-wildegg.ch.vu/

Both have links pages which link to other interesting sites (including what seems to be a private signalling museum).
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Re: Switzerland

Unread postby hmmueller » Sun May 10, 2015 5:40 pm

In a few months, I will post my photos from 1988 of about 10 or 15 Swiss signal boxes - if this is what you are looking for, I hope you can wait that long.

Moreover, you could look for copies of "Stellwerke der Schweizer Bahnen" by Ernst Th. Palm (Orell Füssli, 1982) and "Eisenbahnsicherungstechnik in der Schweiz – Die Entwicklung der elektrischen Einrichtungen" by Karl Oehler (Birkhäuser Verlag, 1981) - of course, both are in German, but there are lots of pictures in them.

As for nowadays, I have heard that only four mechanical boxes remain (and I do not know where), and that also all other pre-electronic types are quickly vanishing.

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Re: Switzerland

Unread postby Andrew Waugh » Mon May 11, 2015 11:07 am

Other books are...

Stellwerk Kerzers (Kerzers Signal box) by Christian Hanus (2007) ISBN 978-3-909111-45-9

Signale der Schweizer Bahnen (Signals of the Swiss Railways) by Rudolf Butz (1982) ISBN 3 280 01306 2

Still both in German, but lots of good photographs.
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Re: Switzerland

Unread postby John » Mon May 18, 2015 6:29 am

Thanks for the info much appreciated
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Re: Switzerland

Unread postby Andrew Waugh » Mon May 18, 2015 10:37 am

If you are going to Switzerland, and you want a good railway bookshop, I can recommend Sinwel in Bern (http://www.sinwel.ch/kontakt.php) - which I found by chance. Like most specialist bookshops, a bit pricey, but I was less concerned about the price than availability. If you visit, make sure you ask at the counter about secondhand books. When I did so, they got out a key, took me down into the basement, and let me into a storage room full of second hand railway books.

You can easily walk it from the main station.
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Re: Switzerland

Unread postby klas blomberg » Sun Jun 7, 2015 11:14 am

A good starting point is Lokofahrer (Loco driver) http://www.lokifahrer.ch/Signale/CH/Signale-CH.htm

If you're interested in older swiss signals you can't bypass the Hippsche wendescheibe (Hipp's turning disc signal). Unfortunately there seems to be nothing written in English, but there's a german Wikipedia article http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hippsche_Wendescheibe and a Youtube film https://youtu.be/asu95Hf5GLM with a working Wendescheibe on museum
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Re: Switzerland

Unread postby Richard Lemon » Sun Jun 7, 2015 8:13 pm

I wrote a short article about the Hippsche wendescheibe which was published in the Signalling Record a year or so ago.

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Re: Switzerland

Unread postby John » Sun Aug 23, 2015 9:52 am

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Re: Switzerland

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