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Old December 23rd, 2011, 07:58 PM   #921
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In spring 2012, China may have new empty railways like Harbin-Shenyang-Dalian and Beijing-Shijiazhuang-Zhengzhou-Wuhan. For Harbin-Shenyang-Dalian, see:
http://www.dearpassengers.com/2011/1...-in-july-2012/
as of late October 2011, test runs were expected in early March and passenger opening in July.

It has to be thoroughly proven whether the railway is safe at 300 km/h. Could it also be examined whether the railway still is safe at 350 km/h, 380 km/h and 500 km/h?
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Old December 23rd, 2011, 09:47 PM   #922
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This nose design was one of those considered for 380A. There were 20 of them and this was my favorite! Happy to see it on another model
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Old December 23rd, 2011, 10:50 PM   #923
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Old December 23rd, 2011, 11:08 PM   #924
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Magnificent design of the nose another significant for China's high speed railways system, we look forward to this train.
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Old December 24th, 2011, 03:00 AM   #925
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HAHA must admit, funny looking train. Looking forward to seeing more news on it in the near future, but as we wait, enjoy this:
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Old December 24th, 2011, 03:52 AM   #926
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the huge long nose is the trend nowadays??

[IMG]http://i41.************/2jd04u9.jpg[/IMG]

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Old December 24th, 2011, 04:59 AM   #927
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Yes, they should be called Toucan Train and not Bullet Train anymore

By the way, it looks gorgeous !!
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Old December 24th, 2011, 06:08 AM   #928
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the huge long nose is the trend nowadays??

[IMG]http://i41.************/2jd04u9.jpg[/IMG]
Well the Japanese have that design due to small tunnel diameters.
I'm not sure quite the reason for that particular nose design with this train.
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Old December 24th, 2011, 06:47 AM   #929
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Well the Japanese have that design due to small tunnel diameters.
I'm not sure quite the reason for that particular nose design with this train.
More streamlined: lower power usage/higher speeds.
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Old December 24th, 2011, 12:40 PM   #930
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Old December 24th, 2011, 03:40 PM   #931
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A thing of beauty. It't a pity that the current railway ministry, a puppet of the oil/airplane industries, will probably not allow it to have test runs on their best tracks....
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Old December 24th, 2011, 06:16 PM   #932
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At first, when this design was appeared as a model, it reminded me sea eagle:



Toucan is a funny nick name option, too though
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Old December 25th, 2011, 01:06 AM   #933
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A thing of beauty. It't a pity that the current railway ministry, a puppet of the oil/airplane industries, will probably not allow it to have test runs on their best tracks....
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Old December 25th, 2011, 02:15 AM   #934
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Serie 500?

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Old December 25th, 2011, 07:32 AM   #935
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Always nice to see more HSR designs!
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Old December 25th, 2011, 11:23 AM   #936
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From JR500 above ... ...


I sincerely think -- there are 3 things that China trains can ALWAYS EMULATE from the Japan trains.

(1) Ultra Cleanliness
(2) Passenger's Comfort and Convenience
(3) Overall civilized behaviors from passengers


Solution to #3:

If all (civilized passengers) stand up and remind any (rude passenger) to properly behave, then problem #3 will disappear really quick.


If the (rude passenger) challenges me, then I will remind him / her that -- right now is the era of Harmonious Society and Civilized Behaviors.
和谐社会和文明行为的时代。
Their rude behaviors have become the society problem, which really means their rude behaviors have become every one's problem.
Therefore, their rude behaviors have become my problem.



NOTE: I am sorry for being off topic. My last post.
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Old December 26th, 2011, 05:59 PM   #937
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It is official, now;

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China launches super-speed test train
English.news.cn 2011-12-26 11:08:21



The six-car train with a fairshaped head is the newest in the CRH series. China's largest rail vehicle maker, CSR Corp. Ltd, over the weekend launched its first test train that features speeds reaching up to 500 km per hour. (Xinhua/Dou Xin)


QINGDAO, Shandong, Dec. 26 (Xinhua) -- China's largest rail vehicle maker, CSR Corp. Ltd, over the weekend launched its first test train that features speeds reaching up to 500 km per hour.

The six-car train with a fairshaped head is the newest in the CRH series. It has a maximum tractive power of 22,800 kilowatts, compared with 9,600 kilowatts for the CRH380 trains currently in service on the Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed Railway, which hold the world speed record of 300 km per hour.

The grey-color train carrying testing and data processing facilities was designed and produced by CSR Sifang Locomotive & Rolling Stock Co., Ltd (Sifang Locomotive), a CSR subsidiary based in the coastal city of Qingdao in eastern Shandong province.

Ding Sansan, the company's chief technician, said the concept of the the super-speed train design was inspired by China's ancient sword. The bodywork uses plastic materials reinforced with carbon fiber.

Shen Zhiyun, a locomotive expert and academician with both the Chinese academies of sciences and engineering, said the testing of the super-speed train with speeds of up to 500 km per hour will provide useful reference for current high-speed railway operations.
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Old December 27th, 2011, 07:24 AM   #938
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What a nice train, total boss!
Since the CIT400/CRH380A is already capable of reaching beyond 480km/h consistently, and they are designed to travel at 380-400km/h, I'd imagine the CIT500 is aimed at around 600km/h. Since it rolled out as a test trainset, it's almost certain if China will ever break French's record, this is the equipment to do so.
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Old December 27th, 2011, 01:30 PM   #939
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Way to go CSR Sifang!!!
You are still progressing at China Speed.






Being low profile is the way to go. Suddenly, breaking the 600 km/hr speed record quietly.
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Old December 27th, 2011, 02:33 PM   #940
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I think that there are technical and phisical limits to the speed on conventional rail tracks, the test limit could reach up to 500 km/h but the commercial daily use it could be at 350 km/h, surpassing these limits increase the cost of the energy to move the train to that level that makes no sense in terms of getting any proffit. Concorde was really fast but was also non sustainable way of move people, only few ones could pay the cost.
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