Jerusalem Light Rail

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Jerusalem Light Rail
Posted by daveklepper on Monday, September 18, 2017 3:16 AM

Sharing my photos, starting with construction, which began in 2010:

Before construction began, sign preparing people for some disruption:

Former busway prepared for track construction

On Jaffa Road downtown, track to be in pavement in pedestrian and transit road.

At main postoffice:

 

Gauge and location bars at the crossover located north of the Shimon HaTzaddik station:

track fasening:

 

Close-up of switch-points:

Frog:

Track installed on Herzl Boulevard before pavement installation

Paving in process:

Completed paving at crossings:

Yard and shops, ;polds erected but catenary to come.  Pieces of car bodies

April 2012

Cavatrava Bridge of Strings

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Posted by MidlandMike on Monday, September 18, 2017 9:28 PM

Interesting curved cable-stayed bridge.

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Posted by daveklepper on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 4:51 AM

 

Supervising the bridge construction.

Ballast fill befor eveling:

Next tocome will be the testing phase, which began while the bridge and the southernmost track were still under construction.

 

 

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Posted by daveklepper on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 5:21 AM

Testing, including material from the Jerusalem Post

I have will also post additional pictures on the edited previous posting, construction.

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Thursday, September 28, 2017 10:10 PM

Dave notice it  appears to be variable tension CAT ?  What are the temperature vtiations there ?  Appears that although the vehicles use standard PANs the way the trolley wire is attached would allow regular trolley poles ?  Is that just what the pictures show is that system wide ?

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Posted by daveklepper on Sunday, October 01, 2017 1:49 AM

1.  Yes, constant tension, and I hope to post pix soon, possible today or tomorrow.

2.  I think trolley poles would work except at all switches, where there are no frogs, just wires side-by-side.  A heritage car would work but would require a pole-shifting at each switch.  Oh yes, also at the weight locations for the constant-tension catenary.

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Posted by daveklepper on Monday, October 02, 2017 9:22 AM

Since I do not currently have the edit button the thread is abayance and I cannot currently continue further.

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Posted by daveklepper on Tuesday, October 03, 2017 7:16 AM

I can post photos without the edit button, but not text.

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Posted by MidlandMike on Tuesday, October 03, 2017 8:34 PM

The trolley signal seems to have shades of PRR position lights.

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Posted by daveklepper on Thursday, October 05, 2017 12:09 PM

Yes.   For detailed info, daveklepper@yahoo.com or wait until my edit button is restored.

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Posted by daveklepper on Saturday, October 07, 2017 10:34 PM

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Posted by daveklepper on Monday, October 09, 2017 5:10 PM

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Posted by daveklepper on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 11:45 AM

 

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Posted by daveklepper on Thursday, October 12, 2017 2:54 PM

Just slightly off-topic, Haifa's funicular subway is well-known, but the telefarique south of the city less well known, called the Rakball.

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Posted by daveklepper on Thursday, October 12, 2017 3:35 PM

Back on topic

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Posted by Firelock76 on Thursday, October 12, 2017 7:19 PM

You've got to hand it to the Israelis, they know how to get things done.

Here in the US after seven years they'd only be finishing the first round of environmental impact studies.

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Posted by daveklepper on Saturday, October 14, 2017 12:47 PM

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Posted by daveklepper on Saturday, October 14, 2017 9:20 PM

Red Line existing, its extensions dashed:

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