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#1981 rmgill

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 1000 AM

There's a stretch of 4 parallell main line track running into Philly north of Wilmington, Delaware. It's impressive as hell from the highway. I'm pretty sure it's old PRR mainline. 


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#1982 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 1003 AM

Im not very knowledgeable of US geography, but I did an update project on a line we did between Washington and New York, and I was interested to see how many of the old PRR electrical sub stations buildings were still in use. They seem to have been a good operation, coming up with infrastructure that lasted that long.


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Posted 11 February 2019 - 1004 AM

We have 4-track stretches here. From memory, from Alcalá de Henares to Madrid. I remember of a sextuple track section in France, on the Paris-Lyon mainline, but could not find it ATM.


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#1984 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 1012 AM

Whilst working San Diego to La on the surfliner route I noted that what was previously double lines through San Diego had been singled and the other line used as a tramway track. Then what was previously double lines going over the border into Mexico were reduced to single track with decended into weeds and then a gate. I guess that was probably a well used route well into the 1950's, before Jetliners took over. Kind of reminded me of this movie. :D

 


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Posted 11 February 2019 - 1718 PM

Im not very knowledgeable of US geography, but I did an update project on a line we did between Washington and New York, and I was interested to see how many of the old PRR electrical sub stations buildings were still in use. They seem to have been a good operation, coming up with infrastructure that lasted that long.

PRR installed their own power substations and they built/designed it at 11 kVolts @ 25 Hertz, not the normal 60 hertz that the US uses. They needed the infrastructure for THEIR trains and wanted them to run no matter what so they built their own generating stations and power infrastructure where it wasn't available (a large scale grid didn't exist). They had phase converters as well and have phased those in to tap the local grid instead of running their own power stations in many places. 


Lots of info at Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia...on_power_system


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Posted 12 February 2019 - 0005 AM

Im not very knowledgeable of US geography, but I did an update project on a line we did between Washington and New York, and I was interested to see how many of the old PRR electrical sub stations buildings were still in use. They seem to have been a good operation, coming up with infrastructure that lasted that long.

PRR installed their own power substations and they built/designed it at 11 kVolts @ 25 Hertz, not the normal 60 hertz that the US uses. They needed the infrastructure for THEIR trains and wanted them to run no matter what so they built their own generating stations and power infrastructure where it wasn't available (a large scale grid didn't exist). They had phase converters as well and have phased those in to tap the local grid instead of running their own power stations in many places. 


Lots of info at Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia...on_power_system


That Wikipedia article is very good.
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Posted 14 February 2019 - 0823 AM

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 0935 AM

Note the insulators under the platform. It also looks like it does telescope. The upper stage is inside the lower stage.

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#1990 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 0855 AM

Cant remember if I posted this before. A rail classic.

 


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Posted 15 February 2019 - 1152 AM

Good vid Stuart 

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 1523 PM

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 1633 PM

Reminds me of this anime product.

 


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Posted 22 February 2019 - 2020 PM

There's a stretch of 4 parallell main line track running into Philly north of Wilmington, Delaware. It's impressive as hell from the highway. I'm pretty sure it's old PRR mainline.


Reminds me of the view from my bathroom window. Almost, nowadays there's all the houses blocking the view.
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Posted 23 February 2019 - 0501 AM

Surviving steam locomotives in Bosnia and Serbia servicing coal mines:


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#1996 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 0507 AM

Damn, I know where im going on holiday next. :D


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Posted 23 February 2019 - 1628 PM

That does look rather "German" to me. Class 52(waritme loco) I pressume. 

 

 

And now for something copmpletly different. Deutsche Bahn is getting Talgo trains from Spain. 

 

https://www.railwayg...-trainsets.html

 

 

The car floor is now level with the platform like in a modern commuter MU. That feature will be popular. 


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Posted 23 February 2019 - 1709 PM

All very nice to get new trains, (although why we need more ICE4 is beyond me). Would prefer German trains ran on time, weren't cancelled so often, and that the on-board reservation systems worked properly. :angry:


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Posted 23 February 2019 - 1737 PM

That is why we need the ICE4. The traditional Inter City cars are clapped out, several ICE 2 are down with corrosion and not easy to fix with their aluminum chassis, the ICE 3 class has lost some units to garbage trucks and most recently a fire, the ICE1 is getting long in the teeth (but will be renovated). Rolling stock shortage all around. Enter the ICE4 and the highly reliable double decker Inter City*. I'm with you on the electronic reservation system. It is a PITA.


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Posted 23 February 2019 - 1917 PM

That does look rather "German" to me. Class 52(waritme loco) I pressume. 

 

 

And now for something copmpletly different. Deutsche Bahn is getting Talgo trains from Spain. 

 

https://www.railwayg...-trainsets.html

 

 

The car floor is now level with the platform like in a modern commuter MU. That feature will be popular. 

 

Talgo trains have been exported quite a lot. They work well. Only drawback is that seating is so low over the track that passengers could not enjoy the view as much.


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