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Posted by York1 on Saturday, April 20, 2024 11:37 AM

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Diod anyuone hear about this derailment.  Evidently was caused by some kind of sink hole.

Railway line on track to reopen after derailment (msn.com)

 

 

"Last month, a Northern train carrying four passengers and four staff came off the tracks near Grange-over-Sands."

 


Four passengers and four crew?

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Saturday, April 20, 2024 10:17 AM

Diod anyuone hear about this derailment.  Evidently was caused by some kind of sink hole.

Railway line on track to reopen after derailment (msn.com)

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Thursday, April 11, 2024 6:05 PM

India's new passenger terminal treating passengers badly.  It cannot keep AC working.

Passengers struggle in heat inside glass building of India's first centralised AC railway terminal in Bengaluru (msn.com)

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Sunday, March 3, 2024 10:53 PM

Interesting list of some European scenic rail locations.  Some definitely knew others not so. Wish I had this list last time went to Europe. 

We’ve Tracked Down Europe’s Most Scenic Rail Routes to Try (msn.com)

 

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Friday, February 2, 2024 2:03 PM
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Posted by blue streak 1 on Friday, February 2, 2024 6:39 AM
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Posted by blue streak 1 on Monday, January 22, 2024 6:21 AM
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Posted by blue streak 1 on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 5:34 PM

China unveils super-size TBM to build undersea high-speed line

The TBM weighing 4350 tonnes will bore a marine tunnel on the Ningbo - Zhoushan high-speed line.

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Posted by Old Done - Waiting for Smart on Friday, December 29, 2023 7:36 PM

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This happens in Poland should it be considered sabatoge?  By either builder or hackers?

Polish Hackers Repaired Trains the Manufacturer Artificially Bricked. Now The Train Company Is Threatening Them (404media.co)

 

Sounds like the builder has earned the right to use their new slogan:

Newag Runs Like a Deere

 

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Posted by 54light15 on Wednesday, December 27, 2023 6:21 PM

Looking at the British National Rail website that has been "upgraded" and "modernised" it's now damn near impossible to use. 

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Saturday, December 23, 2023 6:03 PM

The UK passenger rail system is having many problems all coming down from a Prime Ministerr who appears to not like passenger rail.  Some cancelled Christmas eve trains.

Rail is on track for managed decline, with fare rises only part of the problem (msn.com)

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Thursday, December 14, 2023 7:53 PM

This happens in Poland should it be considered sabatoge?  By either builder or hackers?

Polish Hackers Repaired Trains the Manufacturer Artificially Bricked. Now The Train Company Is Threatening Them (404media.co)

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Posted by Gramp on Friday, November 17, 2023 9:55 PM

The ore body played out in southwestern Wisconsin. 

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Posted by BaltACD on Friday, November 17, 2023 6:58 PM

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Thought beavers were natures Engineering battalion.

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Friday, November 17, 2023 9:22 AM
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Posted by daveklepper on Tuesday, October 3, 2023 12:58 AM

They prefer it to be only one hour.

Other European countries thought in similar terms.

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Posted by 54light15 on Monday, October 2, 2023 2:15 PM

Regarding the HS-2, from London to Birmingham is only a 2 hour trip. What were they thinking? 

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Posted by billslake on Saturday, September 30, 2023 1:29 PM

Saw one diesel powered DB train in Germany last week ... traveling under the wire.  Otherwise ... all electric.

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Posted by Overmod on Wednesday, September 27, 2023 3:09 PM

Here is what started the present discussion:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2023/07/29/hs2-future-in-doubt-plan-unachievable/

In context the project was supposed to cost a little over 42 billion and is now over 200 billion, apparently not counting the extension from Old Oak Common into Euston Station (which was put on hold at just under 1 billion a mile).  They can apparently save over 30 billion by not building from Birmingham to Manchester as anticipated.

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Posted by ORNHOO on Wednesday, September 13, 2023 3:30 PM

A new visit to Cierny Balog to enjoy a football (soccer) match and a heritage steam railway (both. at the same time.): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHhqWsmo_Z0

 

 

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Monday, August 28, 2023 6:04 PM
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Posted by blue streak 1 on Thursday, August 17, 2023 6:25 AM

BBC report.   Imagine it is going to be some time to get the construction specialists rounded up to do repairs.  It is not like they are unemployed for work.

Crash shuts world's longest rail tunnel for months (msn.com)

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Thursday, August 17, 2023 12:51 AM

8 Kms of track torn up?  that is about 5 miles.  You  would think that the tracks would have some kind of sensor detecting a derailment about each Km?

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Posted by Gramp on Wednesday, August 16, 2023 1:13 PM

Eight KM's of track and electrical cables in Gotthard tunnel damaged in derailment.  Rail is anchored in concrete.  Passenger traffic rerouted.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/swiss-tunnel-to-reopen-for-freight-as-supply-chain-backs-up/ar-AA1flBsv?rc=1&ocid=winp1taskbar&cvid=4d2e085a09e74df0b38ab82dfae89f24&ei=19

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Posted by 54light15 on Sunday, July 30, 2023 6:28 PM

I rode that line myself last summer. That switchback was interesting. Lord, it was hot! I took a bus from Whitby to Scarborough then the train to Beverly to stay at a friend's house. The next day I had to take a bus back to London as the trains could not run because of the heat affecting the rails. A 3- hour layover in Nottingham where it was the hottest weather I've ever seen since I was in Guantanomo in May years ago. Not fun, but the beer went down well. The day after I got back to London, it cooled down to a mere 85 degrees. 

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Posted by charlie hebdo on Sunday, July 30, 2023 5:52 PM

54light15

And there are a lot of DMUs in the U.K. 

 

As recently as 2017 I rode some from Darlington to Whitby. Quite old units but fun.

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Posted by 54light15 on Friday, July 28, 2023 9:53 AM

And there are a lot of DMUs in the U.K. 

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