On April 19, 2012, SBB Works Biel and DLM commissioned the new trainguard system ETM-S on 52 8055 at Schaffhausen. The previous trainguard system named Integra is gradually being replaced by the newer ETM-S on all Swiss standard gauge lines. All functions have been tested and worked straight away.

..

img_2644.1

The yellow patches between the rails are Eurobalisen used for testing the functions of the trainsguard system. They normally are next to the signals. Photo: Roger Waller

img_2641.1

Unfortunately there was no suitable place to hide the 19-Inch-Rack in the cab of 52 8055. As our driver rightfully stated: If we have to put on even more electronics in future, no one will believe us that the locomotive is actually steam driven! Photo: Roger Waller

img_2648.2

An accumulation of trainguard systems for Switzerland (Intergra and ETM-S) and Germany (Indusi). Salesmen once claimed that in future there would be one system only for Europe, but when does the future start? Photo: Roger Waller