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  1. Thread: Vintage Train

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    Vintage Train

    The MTA will running a train of R1-R9s along the Sixth Ave line from Queens Plaza to 2nd Ave.This will be every Sunday from Nov.25 to Dec.30. The standard $2.25 fare will apply. I strongly recommend...
  2. Thread: Nostalgia Train

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    Nostalgia Train

    Every saturday thru 12/24 inclusive, the R1-9 Museum train will be running-regular NY subway $2.25 fare.

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    Chinese rail projects grind to a halt as funds...

    Chinese rail projects grind to a halt as funds dry up - Wall Street Journal headline - page A12. Google for entire article.
    I cannot post to the forum from my PC and am...
  4. Generally, the power given is that at the...

    Generally, the power given is that at the wheel,but sometimes it is that at the end of the rotor, and that may not be stated. In other words you cannot always be certain of what you are getting>

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  5. May I recommend the late William D. Middleton's...

    May I recommend the late William D. Middleton's When the Steam Railroads Electrified? The last edition is the best-lavishly illustrated treatment of North American operational history. Mexico...
  6. US railroads make money moving freight, after...

    US railroads make money moving freight, after paying local property taxes. They then pay corporate income tax and dividends to their shareholders, which are taxed. They are not electrified, because...
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    Interesting article on the Chinese accident on...

    Interesting article on the Chinese accident on the front page of Wall Street Journal. Hitachi sold them signaling equipment, but did not give them complete information in order to prevent reverse...
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    Thank-you for that link.

    Thank-you for that link.
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    Classic Lines-SNCF and connecting

    Which of the non LGV lines are cleared for 200 km/h running for TGVs? Which are cleared for non TGVs? Which are cleared for 220 km/h?

    I appreciate any help here.
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    I tested Railstar out of the box and found very...

    I tested Railstar out of the box and found very high acceleration. I reached 160km/h in 26sec, 250 in 61,and 300 in 101sec.Balancing speed was 357MPH. Changing the TE figs. from 66000kN to 66000N...
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    Thank-you for the info-this is good news. I have...

    Thank-you for the info-this is good news. I have not used OR,but it looks to be the way to go.
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    Krausyao-you always come up with interesting...

    Krausyao-you always come up with interesting stuff and I will have to see if my computers can take it.

    Stop watch time and HUD time are identical. I always use the default NEC as my test...
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    MSTS -what impact on OR?

    MSTS vs. Real world

    I was working on the Eng.files for a train which accelerates at 2kph/sec, which is equal to .556m/s^2. This requires 556N per tonne of train. Sure enough,this is what...
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    MSTS and the rubber ruler

    MSTS vs. Real world

    I was working on the Eng.files for a train which accelerates at 2kph/sec, which is equal to .556m/s^2. This requires 556N per tonne of train. Sure enough,this is what...
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    I have read somewhere that the Genesis units had...

    I have read somewhere that the Genesis units had speed control, but that it was unpopular and was not used. I would think that with long trains having cruise control might cause slack to run in and...
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    The 1318 km Beijing-Shanghai high speed line...

    The 1318 km Beijing-Shanghai high speed line opens later this month. Top speed will be 300 km/h for the 4hr,48min trip. 555Yuan ($85.60) for 2nd class,Y1,750 Business Class. Slower trains (250 km/h)...
  17. Thread: Antique Trains

    by bavli
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    Antique Trains

    I just got Historic Rail's latest catalog and it has items of value to the loco designer.

    First off Electric Railway Journal (1915-1931) is available on 2 DVDs for $24.95. This is mainly...
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    Interesting high speed fantasy train in Atlas...

    Interesting high speed fantasy train in Atlas Shrugged-especially for a non-electrified route. Also might be a mixed traffic consist ,to boot. Project for MSTS?

    Good commentary on the...
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    Right, I mispoke. It is the CRH3.

    Right, I mispoke. It is the CRH3.
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    This has resistance curves: ...

    This has resistance curves:

    http://www.peninsularail.org/userfil....05.30%20A.pdf

    China Rail's CRH6 is based on the Siemens Velaro. From the curves ( for an 8 car train) about 34kwh per...
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    Chinese top speed to be cut

    Top speed on high speed lines to be cut to 300 km/h from 350 km/h. There seems to be some doubt as to whether this will apply to Shanghai- Beijing. I guess that 380 km/h in the future is completely...
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    Plain bearings, too.

    Plain bearings, too.
  23. Thread: AGV Alstom

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    That is one of the nicest looking things I've...

    That is one of the nicest looking things I've seen

    The TE and resistance curves are available from

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    Clarifying point. Vc, max...

    Clarifying point.
    Vc, max speed of MaxContinuous TE= 2*DieselEngineSpeedofMaxTractiveEffort = 2Vd only if you have a constant horsepower TE curve.
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    If you don't have the spreadsheet,you must have...

    If you don't have the spreadsheet,you must have the algebra.



    Your locomotive maintains 275kN to 50 MPH,so it maxes out at 6147kW,using p= T*V/2237.

    You produce 100kN at 122...
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