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Posted by BaltACD on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 6:08 PM

Video about a non-crossing vehicle accident in England in the early 2000's.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArD51I4aAH4

 

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Saturday, April 30, 2022 7:39 PM

Going on a night train from EU to non EU country?  do not expect to get much sleep!  Close enough to Ukraine to get the idea.

I took the $32 overnight train from Romania to Moldova. You probably shouldn't. (msn.com)

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Thursday, March 17, 2022 11:29 AM

Japan JReast bullet train suffered a derailment due to earthquake  Note picture train derailed almost inline to tracks.  Says something?

Earthquake derails Japan's bullet train, cuts supply chains - Nikkei Asia

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 12:49 PM

UK's HSR-2 construction uncovers ancient Roman town.

Vast Roman town uncovered along UK high-speed railway route (msn.com)

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Posted by CMStPnP on Monday, January 10, 2022 10:33 AM

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Check out slide 17 worlds highest railway bridge in India.

26 amazing train facts that might surprise you (msn.com)

 

Wow!, I wonder what the "ride on the roof tickets" will sell for on that line?

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Monday, January 10, 2022 2:02 AM

Check out slide 17 worlds highest railway bridge in India.

26 amazing train facts that might surprise you (msn.com)

 

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 10:02 AM
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Posted by blue streak 1 on Saturday, December 18, 2021 10:13 PM

Laos is in trouble since rail line to China has become operational.

Laos opens scenic railway built on a mountain of Chinese debt (msn.com)

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Saturday, December 18, 2021 12:50 AM

EU is going to make changes to increase train travel.  That includes higher speeds and more cross border traffic.  One big problem identified was when tracks were separated from operting companies the track owners jacked up prices to make big profits.  Cannot remember where but many track chargges went up 300%.

Faster trains and cheaper tickets to boost European rail travel in new strategy | Rail transport | The Guardian

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 10:16 PM

Nigh Jet starts Paris <> Vienna service with 10 car train.

Départ du train de nuit Paris - Vienne - YouTube

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Saturday, November 6, 2021 1:31 AM

UK government having difficulties due to decrease of paying trains.  Putting pressure on operators to reduce maintenance among other items.

Rail’s growth agenda evaporates as Treasury takes control | Rail Business UK | Railway Gazette International

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Friday, June 4, 2021 8:42 AM
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Posted by blue streak 1 on Friday, May 14, 2021 8:31 PM
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Posted by BaltACD on Monday, April 19, 2021 7:12 AM

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Was the Ever Given's Suez Canal pilot acting as the Engineer?[/sarcasm] 

As so many have pointed out here over the years, you can't steer a train off its tracks...

A wind storm can do it!

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Posted by Overmod on Sunday, April 18, 2021 10:21 PM

BaltACD
Was the Ever Given's Suez Canal pilot acting as the Engineer?[/sarcasm]

As so many have pointed out here over the years, you can't steer a train off its tracks...

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Posted by BaltACD on Sunday, April 18, 2021 7:54 PM

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Was the Ever Given's Suez Canal pilot acting as the Engineer?[/sarcasm]

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Sunday, April 18, 2021 4:28 PM
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Posted by blue streak 1 on Friday, April 16, 2021 10:22 PM

good article on how to get around on Japan's railway system.. Many common sense items but also info about the Japan rail pass.  One thing about the pass that was not clear is if you can buy it in the US ?

How to Navigate Japan’s Railway System (msn.com)

EDIY  Link to how to purchase pass in US or in Japan.

JAPAN RAIL PASS: From purchase to travel | JAPAN RAIL PASS

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Sunday, April 11, 2021 4:22 PM

France  in the process of banning flights between cities that can be covered by rail in less than 2 - 1/2 hours.  Title of link slightly misleading as proposal has not completely cleared the legislative process.

French lawmakers approve a ban on short domestic flights | Reuters

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Saturday, April 3, 2021 3:27 AM

A blog about China HSR development all since 2008.

The Unstoppable Growth of China's High-Speed Rail Network (theb1m.com)

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Saturday, January 9, 2021 7:37 PM

Brenner base tunnel progress or lack of progress.  tunnel  expected to be in service 2028 ?  Notice the 90 degree tun to the east and the Emergency tunnel / station at that location.

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Brenner Base Tunnel - Wikipedia

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Posted by BaltACD on Thursday, November 5, 2020 8:39 AM

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The Brenner base tunnel construction is in a 1 billion Euro dispute.  The subcontractor for a section of the tunnel has been served with a notice of termination.  However the sub contractor has refused to continue construction on its segment as it believes the tunnel liner is too thin for the loads predicted.  

So either the original design is faulty or the sub has calculated wrongly or maybe a combination of both ?  I can see why each side has much to loose in reputation if they are wrong.  Plus liability of both is also consideration if there is a failure in the future with the present design.

Maybe an independent design review ?

https://www.railjournal.com/infrastructure/legal-challenge-looms-after-e966m-brenner-base-tunnel-contract-cancelled/ 

Bean counters vs. Engineers 

Better order some popcorn this will be a long one.

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 6:48 PM

The Brenner base tunnel construction is in a 1 billion Euro dispute.  The subcontractor for a section of the tunnel has been served with a notice of termination.  However the sub contractor has refused to continue construction on its segment as it believes the tunnel liner is too thin for the loads predicted.  

So either the original design is faulty or the sub has calculated wrongly or maybe a combination of both ?  I can see why each side has much to loose in reputation if they are wrong.  Plus liability of both is also consideration if there is a failure in the future with the present design.

Maybe an independent design review ?

https://www.railjournal.com/infrastructure/legal-challenge-looms-after-e966m-brenner-base-tunnel-contract-cancelled/ 

 

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Friday, October 16, 2020 2:16 AM
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Posted by blue streak 1 on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 7:54 PM

Eurail consolidates all its various ticketing into one app.  Good forthe various 33 counties type passes,

https://www.railjournal.com/technology/eurail-launches-digital-europe-wide-ticket/

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Posted by SD60MAC9500 on Monday, September 28, 2020 12:06 AM
 

Overmod

 

 
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I know many Brits are happy about this. The UK passenger franchise model is coming to and end.

 

The link was copied wrong, with the HTML code left at the end instead of the slash character.

 

This is the correct link.

Any idea at all when the Williams Rail Review will be published?

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/the-williams-rail-review#evidence-papers

 

 

 

 

Thanks for the fix.

 
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Posted by Overmod on Sunday, September 27, 2020 1:08 AM

SD60MAC9500
I know many Brits are happy about this. The UK passenger franchise model is coming to and end.

The link was copied wrong, with the HTML code left at the end instead of the slash character.

This is the correct link.

Any idea at all when the Williams Rail Review will be published?

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/the-williams-rail-review#evidence-papers

 

 

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Posted by SD60MAC9500 on Saturday, September 26, 2020 10:18 PM
 

I know many Brits are happy about this. The UK passenger franchise model is coming to and end.

 

 
 
 
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Posted by 54light15 on Thursday, September 24, 2020 6:25 PM

Interesting about the restoration of the TEE. My German N scale layout is set in that era.

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