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Postby aukepalmhof » Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:16 pm

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Does the expression “train ferry transport” ring any bells? It means “the loading of railway carriages onto ships”. This form of transport was used on Lake Constance for a long period of time. The railway line along the lake also played an important role in the process. 150 years Lake Line + train ferry is a double anniversary. The first section of the railway line from Romanshorn to Rorschach was opened in 1869, and the train ferries from Romanshorn to Friedrichshafen and Lindau began operating at the same time. This created cross-border connections which were used to transport grain freight wagons in particular. Despite interruptions during the World Wars, the train ferries continued to operate until 1976. This mode of transport was twice as expensive as rail transport over land, but also twice as fast. The Lake Line, meanwhile, is still in use today. It continues to be a vital link for the region and was expanded when the Swiss Federal Railways last changed its timetable. The special stamp worth CHF 1 depicts the train ferry with the railway carriages. The stamp with a face value of CHF 1.50 illustrates the current coexistence between the SBS Schifffahrt ferry company and the Thurbo regional railway.
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The ferry fleet on Lake Constance currently consist of three vessels, The ROMANSHORN of 1958 (she is depict on the stamp), the FRIEDRICHSHAFEN of 1966 and the EUREGIA of 1996. Until the entry into service of EUREGIA, the ferry service had to be maintained permanently by the former two. The timetable requires that at least two ships are in service daily. All three ships are double-ended, meaning they can travel and maneuver equally well in both directions. The vehicles drive on the ferry from one side and can leave the ship again on the other bank. Motor vehicles and especially trucks can’t turn on board, these ships are too narrow.

The ferry depict on the stamps is the ROMANSHORN, she was already on a stamp of Swirzerland in 1978.
Until the entry into service of EUREGIA, the ferry service had to be maintained permanently by the former two. The timetable requires that at least two ships are in service daily. All three ships are double-ended, meaning they can travel and maneuver equally well in both directions. The vehicles drive on the ferry from one side and can leave the ship again on the other bank. Motor vehicles and especially trucks can’t turn on board, these ships are too narrow.

ROMANSHORN is already depicted on a stamp issued by Switzerland in 1978, her details are given on:
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=10739&p=11376&hilit=romanshorn#p11376

On the train ferries used on Lake Constance, I have not much only as what is given on Wikipedia.

Motor train ferries
Only two years after the scrapping of the Lindau steam train ferries, the first new motor train ferry, the SCHUSSEN was put into operation in Friedrichshafen. In the 1930s, some older train ferries were motorised and some were still in use until 1966. Other motor train ferries followed with the ROMANSHORN in 1958 and the RORSCHACH in 1966. With the discontinuation of train ferry operations in 1976, these three double-ended ferries were converted into car ferries. Car ferry operations between Friedrichshafen and Romanshorn have continued to this day.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Cons ... in_ferries
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