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Old August 22nd, 2007, 03:15 PM   #41
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stone henge is so much better if you know the history behind it...makes it very mysterious and can make up your own mind what it was created for. i believe it was a place for fertility and where there wer massive parties....not much changed then haha, also its the one of the first ever buildings/bunch of stones ever constructed still everdent today, UK has the most of these structures still evedent in england today but people only know about stonehendge
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Old August 22nd, 2007, 04:10 PM   #42
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Even Stonehenge is not London...is pretty closed to the capital London
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Old August 22nd, 2007, 04:19 PM   #43
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Even Stonehenge is not London...is pretty closed to the capital London
140 Km, not too far away but not exactly walkable
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Old August 22nd, 2007, 07:02 PM   #44
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Does your city have any high speed rail links with other major cities??????
ER200 Msk- Spb, 175 khm commercial speed, running on common tracks with other trains.
As for dedicated high-speed trains - no. Even the most promising Moscow-St.Peterburg direction does not have passenger traffic to make high speed rail profitable. Even if all existing plane traffic will be diverted to highspeed rail. And those who use conventional trains now are not likely to swich to high-speed if it appears due to higher cost.
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Old August 22nd, 2007, 07:36 PM   #45
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Here is a video about the line, posted on the UK forums:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/london/content/..._feature.shtml

And the impressive train shed that has been refurbished

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Old August 23rd, 2007, 03:32 AM   #46
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That is so cool how you could travel between to of the most important cities in the world in a couple of hours.


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I wish Amtrak in the States wasn't so expensive...it's cheaper to fly anywhere.
I hear ya, Amtrak is such a rip off.

When I travel between Boston and NYC I can take Amtrak for $80-$100 ...or take greyhound for $15. O yeah and they take basically the same amount of time.
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 04:05 AM   #47
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Don't forget the Chinatown Buses.
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 08:06 AM   #48
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HEY ISN'T THAT IN HARRY POTTER

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Old August 23rd, 2007, 08:49 PM   #49
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There should be ultra speed rail beetween: Boston - New York - Trenton - Philly - Baltimore - DC
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 09:06 PM   #50
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HEY ISN'T THAT IN HARRY POTTER

The steam train used in the Harry Potter films was the Olton Hall belonging to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, some of the scenes were filmed in the Scottish Highlands, and the train does now operate on the Highland Railway and other locations as part of HP Fan Trips (Harry Potter).

HP Fan Trips Website

http://www.hpfantrips.com/

Sadlly the one in the pic is to far away to tell which type of steam train she is, never mind if she is the Olton Hall.

The Olton Hall



Steam Trains are still run by several UK Companies including the Orient Express Pullman and Northern Belle.

http://www.orient-express.com/web/nb/nb_a2a_home.jsp

http://www.orient-express.com/web/bp/bp_a2a_home.jsp

North Yorkshire Moors Railway -

http://www.nymr.co.uk/

Some UK steam train operators -

http://www.steamdreams.com/

http://steamyaffairs.net/

http://www.kingfisherrailtours.co.uk/

http://www.steamtrain.info/

http://www.vintagetrains.co.uk/

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Old August 24th, 2007, 04:24 PM   #51
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Ah, ok, so what's the distance as the track goes?
The track distance between St Pancras station and Gard du Nord in Paris (via Lille) is about 490 km. Thus a non-stop journey in 2:15 will travel at about 218 km/h. This includes the actual tunnel were the speed is restricted to 160 km/h.
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Old August 24th, 2007, 10:01 PM   #52
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Does your city have any high speed rail links with other major cities??????
Helsinki and St. Petersburg should have a 3h service running between them by 2011. Not really "high-speed" in the sense of TGV high-speed, plus you have to get a visa, but compared to the current 5 hours it's significantly faster. There have been talks of a completely new route which would cut off some 100km of the journey, the feasibility of such a route is currently being evaluated.

If only Helsinki was called London of the North then it would be a comical coincidence, sort of.
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Old August 26th, 2007, 11:15 AM   #53
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Even the small city where I am currently living, Bielefeld (327 k inhabitants) has high-speed train connectionsto Berlin and Ruhrgebiet and Cologne,...
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Old August 28th, 2007, 10:57 AM   #54
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There should be ultra speed rail beetween: Boston - New York - Trenton - Philly - Baltimore - DC
I'd be happier if they lowered the price to something around $50 rather than the current $139 for Acela Express trips.
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Old August 29th, 2007, 02:26 PM   #55
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There is the design to do digging of a tunnel in Korean Pusan from Japan. Into the tunnel, It seem to be going to run a bullet train.
However, the possibility to be realized will be low because it takes a vast cost.
In Japan, a construction design of MAGLEV advances from Tokyo to Osaka.
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Old August 30th, 2007, 04:25 PM   #56
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There is the design to do digging of a tunnel in Korean Pusan from Japan. Into the tunnel, It seem to be going to run a bullet train.
However, the possibility to be realized will be low because it takes a vast cost.
In Japan, a construction design of MAGLEV advances from Tokyo to Osaka.
Where would it go to, Fukuoka?
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Old August 30th, 2007, 08:09 PM   #57
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Where would it go to, Fukuoka?
Yes, it is so.
But Fukuoka side seems to be negative in dread of a financial burden.
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Old August 31st, 2007, 11:47 AM   #58
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Yes, it is so.
But Fukuoka side seems to be negative in dread of a financial burden.
Yes, I think it would be a huge expense. Also, is the area an earthquake zone?
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Old September 1st, 2007, 12:50 PM   #59
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There should be ultra speed rail beetween: Boston - New York - Trenton - Philly - Baltimore - DC
There probably will be.
http://www.bwmaglev.com/
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Old March 19th, 2008, 12:52 AM   #60
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MISC | High Speed Rail Discussion

On the many high speed rail lines around (e.g. at least 200 km/h, preferably 250 or 300 km/h), what is the average spacing between stations? Are there shorter spacings within metropolitan areas to allow suburbs to be served? How far outside the main city station does the high speed track typically begin?

I'm just curious, since I'm doodling on a map for a possible HSR in this area.

Thanks in advance.
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