December 4th, 2005, 08:37 AM
Got a request from the British forumers. I hear a lot of good things about the Sheffield Supertram, specifically its ability to climb hills at 10% grades. Can someone post a picture or a link of the Sheffield Supertram LRV shown climbing this steel hill? Also, if you can provide additional details like if the Supertram slows down while during the climb, if they need to make modifications or whether the LRV is a standard vehicle, etc., I would really appreciate it.
If there is a thread about it already which discusses this, please link. Thanks guys! :)
December 4th, 2005, 08:52 AM
Hmmm... I don't know of any really steep gradients. I'm sure someone who knows the network better than I do (i.e. outside the city centre and Hillsborough) could inform you better. But I don't think there are any gradients a la San Francisco. :)
December 4th, 2005, 11:57 AM
The best place to go is www.thetrams.co.uk
It is the best UK tram site and the forum on there is excellent with every tramaholic on there (including me)
Ask your question in there and someone will know, there are also some great pics of the Sheffield system.
If you post any pics here, which is OK by Pete the site owner, save them to your own site first such as photobucket and save his bandwidth
December 4th, 2005, 02:42 PM
There are certainly some steep grades on the Supertram network compared with the Metrolink (Manchester) but not quite on par with the cable way in SF.
December 4th, 2005, 09:40 PM
Thanks guys. I will do what Zim Flyer suggested and go ask the forumers at the UK Tram site. If other forumers can provide the info, please post it as well. :)
December 9th, 2005, 12:19 PM
If you dont mind me asking Wally are you from Portland, Oregon and if you are what do you know about Sheffield. I would be very intereted to know. Thanks.