The Nuria Line

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The Nuria Line
Posted by daveklepper on Sunday, September 10, 2017 2:57 PM

The latest issue of the French Rail Passion has an illustrated article on the very scenic Nuria mountain railroad, apparently narrow gauge, with rack sections.

I have not been able to figure out from what the voltage and frequency (or dc) of the electrification.  This is located mostly in the Catalonian part of Spain.

Anyone know?  A very very scenic line and vital for the communities that depend on it for their only link to the outside world.  And with a museum of their own and other narrow gauge equipment, occasionalliy operated, but steam only on display.

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Posted by Firelock76 on Sunday, September 10, 2017 5:48 PM

There's a fellow named Mario who lives in Portugal who sends quite a few interesting posts on rail and transit operations in Spain and Portugal.  If he sees your post maybe he can tell us something.

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Posted by ORNHOO on Sunday, September 10, 2017 9:19 PM

Firelock76

There's a fellow named Mario who lives in Portugal who sends quite a few interesting posts on rail and transit operations in Spain and Portugal.  If he sees your post maybe he can tell us something.

 

While waiting for Mario, you could look at the Vall de Nuria Rack Railway website (en Espaniol): http://www.valldenuria.cat/estiu/ or at the Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vall_de_Nuria_Rack_Railway

 

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Posted by Electroliner 1935 on Sunday, September 10, 2017 10:53 PM

daveklepper
I have not been able to figure out from what the voltage and frequency (or dc) of the electrification.  This is located mostly in the Catalonian part of Spain.

See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vall_de_N%C3%BAria_Rack_Railway

Locale Pyrenees in the north ofCatalonia
Operation
Opened March 22, 1931
Owner Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya
Technical
Line length 12.5 km (7.8 mi)
Track gauge 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in)metre gauge
Electrification 1500 V DC Overhead line
Maximum incline 15%
Rack system Abt
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Posted by daveklepper on Monday, September 11, 2017 3:20 AM

Good bit of research, thanks!

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Monday, September 11, 2017 6:47 AM

The voltage is the same as South Shore and the Metra Electric district.

The daily commute is part of everyday life but I get two rides a day out of it. Paul
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Posted by daveklepper on Monday, September 11, 2017 9:28 AM

And like those two examples, the most modern equipment features semi-synchronous, computer-controlled ac motors and speed control inverters.

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