All previous excursions of the Society for Railway History, SGEG, in chronological order in 2023:
27.11.2023 Opening of the Photo Archive of Industrial Culture online at ETH
On 27 November 2023, a vernissage was held at the ETH in Zurich to celebrate the fact that the entire photo archive of industrial culture with around 250,000 images is now available online! The new publication “Eisenbahnbilder – Eisenbahnbild” was also presented.
In his captivating speech, Prof. Dr Ulrich Weidmann, Vice President for Infrastructure and Professor of Transport Systems, took us on a journey through the last 50 years of railway history and policy, which Hanspeter Bärtschi captured with his now accessible photos. He was able to show how Hanspeter Bärtschi’s heart was attached to the declining railway romance, while his mind was open to renewal.
Invitation to the event
this link takes you to the ETH Photo Archive Industrial Culture
06.09.2023: SGTI Day Excursion Chiasso / Balerna TI
Members of the SGEG could participate in this excursion with the same conditions
as in the program
– Visit to Punto Franco bonded warehouse with “Magazzini Generali” and
“Archivio del Moderno” in Chiasso.
– Walk along the cement trail with visit to the tunnels in the
“Parco delle Gole della Breggia” Natural Park
Detailed programm of the excursion SGTI (in German)
04.03.2023: 18th general assembly of the SGEG
in the Restaurant Äusserer Lindhof in Winterthur
– visit of the Schweizerische Nagelfabrik
– visit to the Historic Rail Services GmbH in the former shed Winterthur Lindstrasse
Report on the tours and a few reviews of the AGM of the SGEG
27.01.2023: Lecture on the history of the NOB (wagons)
In an extremely exciting and relaxed presentation, Werner Hardmeier gave us a lot of interesting information about the history of NOB wagons and was able to amaze us with previously unknown photo material.
Further details on the lecture on the NOB (carriage) history