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With Churchill on the way to the Züri-Fäscht

These three concerns at the Züri-Fäscht for an attraction with a nostalgic Flair: Simon Hug, Raphael Mohler and Winston Churchill. The First two are as an Account Manager at SBB Charter for special cruises, and the last Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Among other things. What unites them is the Red double arrow "Churchill".

The legendary bright red train with the characteristic snout was in 1939, so 80 years ago, to the Landi, as a prestige object for the Swiss value work is presented.

in 1946, he drove Winston Churchill from Geneva to Zurich, where the state of man on the 19. September in the auditorium of the University of Zurich, its famous Europe speech: "Let Europe Arise!" Let Europe arise. Since then, this train, the last of the once three Red double-arrows, i.e., in the vernacular, "Churchill".

Winston Churchill the Red arrow on the way. Image: Dominique Meienberg

The Red double arrow "Churchill" is a morning commute free of charge between Zurich main station and Zurich-Wollishofen. For this application, it will be prepared just by Mohler and Hug.

Because many passengers are expected, from both the table in order to create more space. After that, some advertising is stuck in their own thing to the window: "Me can rent."

a bit of self-promotion: "Churchill" you can rent. Image: Dominique Meienberg

"Churchill" is the oldest track drive vehicle of the active SBB and per year, approximately 60 times, on a special journey on the road. With his 80 years, he is also a vintage that comes on steep routes, arg breath.

Therefore it is used preferably in the Eastern part of Switzerland. A ideal area, as Mohler finds. "There are some wonderful side roads, where a photo stop can be inserted." Highlights are the spectacular views of the Rhine falls.

engineer with special training

Churchill is dangers "" of drivers with special training, who have technical Know-how. If the "old gentleman" who is unwell namely, you have to take yourself to the screwdriver. The SBB workshops are only set up for such patients, and these spare parts are not always in stock.

The Red double-arrow is equipped with a Bar and a kitchen – and with ashtrays. Its has operated the passionate cigar smoker, Churchill – and, as can hardly be avoided, because of the back case lid is a Finger pinched.

Unmistakable: The Red arrow, with its characteristic snout. Image: Dominique Meienberg

from 1935, put in operation, the Red arrows show the Other that Flops can write success stories. The bright red railcar with a built-in cab with a top speed of 125 km/h, which was proudly displayed and the analog, in the interior, much too fast for the former Swiss railway network. Arrow quickly.

And they were responsible for lines with low traffic, in advance of the regional traffic, is provided. This was booming after the war. So they were soon much too small and easy to fast trains replaced, which could be combined to form compositions.

memories of older gentlemen

Some of the older gentlemen remember still that they went in the Red arrow in the active service. The are probably more anxious memories. But the Red arrow found its destination in the excursion traffic. So the older folks tell rides mostly of cheerful special.

nostalgia: The time remains in the Red arrow for a while. Image: Dominique Meienberg

Now, therefore, created new memories. You know, as we are at the Züri-Fäscht with "Churchill" from the main station to Wollishofen hazards?

Winston Churchill would use his train not more. Because today is forbidden in it to smoke. In Spite Of Ashtray.

Free Shuttle in the double Red arrow "Churchill" between Zürich-HB and Zürich-Wollishofen, tomorrow, Saturday, between 9.10 am and 18.50 PM. After the departure from HB to ten minutes, from Wollishofen to ten minutes before the hour. (Tages-Anzeiger)

Created: 05.07.2019, 16:23 PM

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