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Publication of La Traverse n° 166

The December 2021 issue is available for download on the CR IIm website, in the members' area.

This last issue of the year is different in more than one way. Indeed, following the additional constraints imposed by the authorities and which will be strictly applied within our association following a request from vaccinated members, a small number of members who are not beneficiaries of the "Covid pass" are no longer allowed to frequent our premises.

As a result, what was in the process of being finalised for the journal was not done, as most of the work for the benefit of the club being done at the clubhouse... For our journal and for the website, this translates into:

  1. an article that could not be finalised is missing from this issue 166, which leaves some space (3 blank pages) at the end of the issue;
  2. at the same time, this issue means a mothballing of the newspaper, with the editor's absence from the premises preventing him from having the necessary exchanges to fulfil his task, and denying him access to the computer at the club on which he works to compose the journal;
  3. finally, the updating of the club's website has slowed down considerably, as this work is also done locally on the club's computer.

All these activities, and some others, can only be resumed when the authorities lift these restrictions. The editor of the newspaper, who is also the webmaster of the site, has made other arrangements for the first half of 2022 in terms of his professional agenda (no more time off to come to our premises), so this degraded situation is likely to continue until early September 2022. We apologise for this.

Stamms resume

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September announce the resumption of our stamms (meetings), which are held on the first Monday of each month, except in January, July and August.

The dates of our monthly meetings for the end of 2021 are, as follows:

Monday 6 September
Monday 4 October
Monday 1 November
Monday 6 December

The stamm starts at 5pm.

Please note these dates in your diary!

Open House on April 14th and 15th, 2018

Two beautiful Spring days, with a pleasant temperature and a clear blue sky, have made it possible a record attendance during both days celebrating the 30th anniversary of the CR IIm.

Wether on Saturday or Sunday, the scheme has been the same, with a large number of visitors present since the opening at 10am, and a continuous flow of visitors until the closure, at 6pm on Saturday and 5pm on Sunday.

The comments we were able to hear were complimentary; the ones published with every passing hour on our Facebook page were alike.affiche po 2018 small

Demonstrations

In our premises our two layouts, the Live Steam Oval and the Swiss Layout (electric), were of course presented.

At the Live Steam Oval, the major innovation was the view of the new main tracks, which were recently replaced, even if these are still mainly unballasted; the new ballast is expected to be laid during this year, in parallel with the new sceneries currently set over nearly a quarter of the layout. The mountain area with its tunnel, the avalanche gallery and the cavern has interested our visitors of all ages.

The operation showed a mixed traffic, mostly with european trains, but also with an american passenger train of the Union Pacific railroad.

On the Swiss Layout, our electric layout built on 3 levels, the trains rolled continuously to offer connections between the 4 stations, fighting against the important elevation by adhesion or using the new rack-and-pinion line linking the stations of Blonay and Lucens. The absence of real live steam was replaced by the sounds coming from several engines... On this layout, the variety of the trains and the relief have impressed the visitors.