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Old July 8th, 2010, 10:48 PM   #61
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HEATHROW EXPRESS

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Type of vehicle:
Heathrow Express. Design, manufacturing, testing and delivery of 56 coaches (14 trains of 4 coaches) during 1998 – 1999.
Electric train unit for comfortable, high-speed transportation of passengers on the line from Heathrow Airport to Paddington Station.
Minimum composition M-R-RM, it being possible to add 2 more trailers per unit and join up to 4 units with each other.

Bogies:
Two per coach, with two axles, superficially hardened one-piece wheels, axles-boxes with bearings and elastic guidance by connecting rods.
Primary suspension by means of spiral springs, the secondary suspension being pneumatic.

Basic details:
· Carbody structure: Steel to charges
· Consist: M-R-RM
· Doors clearance (mm): 1100
· Doors per side: 2
· Exterior width (mm): 2752
· Height of floor (mm): 3774
· Length between bodyends (mm): 23140
· Supply (Vdc. catenary): 25000
· Track gauge (mm): 1432
· Vehicle height (mm): 3774


Performance:
· Emergency deceleration (m/s2): 1,1
· Maximum speed (Km/h): 176
· Seating places per train unit: -
· Service acceleration (m/s²): 1
· Service deceleration (m/s2): 1
· Standing places per car (6p/m2): -
· Total places: -
· Total power (kw): 1400


Equipment:
· DSD
· Information central unit: It reports of the effects and his location
· Public Address System
· Radio with the traffic center
· Wheel slide protection

http://www.caf.es/ingles/productos/p...=205&sec=equip[/QUOTE]
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Old September 15th, 2010, 09:11 PM   #62
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CAF and Talgo presented at InnoTrans 2010, the latest projects of Spanish high speed, the OARIS and AVRIL.

The prototypes will be shown in Berlin in this September.

OARIS (CAF)

http://www.caf.net/ingles/productos/...od=11&sec=desc
http://www.virtualmarket.innotrans.d...on=showProduct

AVRIL (Talgo)

http://www.talgo.com/index.php/en/am...8&sec=noticias

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Old September 30th, 2010, 08:13 PM   #63
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more renders of Talgo AVRIL:








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Old September 30th, 2010, 08:16 PM   #64
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This last track is NOT a HS track...

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Old October 1st, 2010, 01:57 AM   #65
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Inertial and Telemetric Data to enable Positive Train Control

Modern telemetrics with satellite-aided location, VoIP communication and an integrated cloud back end will be the enabling factor for integration into the Indian Railways locomotives. Through the use of a unified solution for information processing of line and locomotive data, we enable the Indian Railways to have a network centric infrastructure.

The tool from the start will be designed for modularity, interoperability, and will allow the Indian Railways to economically oversee the knowledge of rolling stock positioning per train, per line and per region. By accurately capturing this data, we provide the end user with the capacity to accurately calculate maintenance periods, implement better routing, and streamline operational management.



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Old October 1st, 2010, 03:48 PM   #66
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What's the idea behind using a rather conventional car into a Talgo set? Looks somehow weird to me.
Anyhow, does anyone know the status of the double deck train Talgo is developing? It would be very interesting to see some renders or informations about that. I think it's a way more innovative project.
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Old October 2nd, 2010, 08:56 PM   #67
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What's the idea behind using a rather conventional car into a Talgo set? Looks somehow weird to me.
Anyhow, does anyone know the status of the double deck train Talgo is developing? It would be very interesting to see some renders or informations about that. I think it's a way more innovative project.
"Conventional" cars is the philosophy Talgo.

And Talgo manufactures high-speed trains with "conventional" cars Talgo.
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Old October 2nd, 2010, 09:55 PM   #68
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Talgo's 1 axled bogies aren't powered, if they want to give the train some extra power they have to add a couple of conventional cars with conventional powered bogies.

And I like to know how it's going with the Talgo 22 double deck trains, it's been pretty quite around this project after Talgo lost the tenders in Helsinki and Zurich and also since sold it's Finish part Talgo Oy.
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Old October 3rd, 2010, 03:46 PM   #69
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Talgo's 1 axled bogies aren't powered, if they want to give the train some extra power they have to add a couple of conventional cars with conventional powered bogies.
In standard configuration the train will have 19 axes of which 8 (front 4 and back 4) will be powered. With 27,3 kW/t the acceleration and retardation will be more than enough, the renders with extra motored axes looks like some sort of export version.

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Old October 8th, 2010, 05:38 PM   #70
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some images .from pdf Talgo Avril




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Old October 11th, 2010, 05:34 PM   #71
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MISC | Rolling Stock Manufacturers (Conventional Rail)

SCI verkher published their report of the worldwide market for railway technology, 2010 edtion in September 14,2010,

http://www.sci.de/fileadmin/user_upl...esentation.pdf

Regional market growing



China replaced US as the country with the largest market value for the first time, Russia surpass Germany in third place


Top ten rolling stock manufacturers by turnover, CSR almost catch up with Alstom






and reports from railjournal.com

http://www.railjournal.com/news-extr...diplomacy.html

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The rise of Chinese railway diplomacy

In recent months China has signed a flurry of agreements with foreign governments promising closer cooperation in the rail sector. Keith Barrow looks at why railways are now a hot topic at intergovernmental summits.

THE UNPRECENDENTED investment in China's railway network over the last decade has transformed the country's railway supply industry. Chinese construction companies are building high-speed lines to ever-greater technical standards, and building them in record time. A new study by SCI Verkehr suggests CSR and CNR are now the world's third and fourth largest suppliers of rolling stock.

These manufacturers are investing heavily in research and production. This year CSR unveiled China's first domestically-developed high-speed train, the CRH380A, and the company says it completed the development of a 7.2MW six-axle electric locomotive and built a prototype in just six months. CSR claims it now has the capacity to manufacture a staggering 800 electric locomotives per year.

The aim of this escalation in activity has been primarily to satisfy the massive domestic demand for new rail equipment as the Chinese government ploughs trillions of Yuan into developing the network. But it is in foreign markets where the true potential of China's rail industry is about to be unleashed, with the backing of the government and Chinese financial institutions.

Rail investment has been a recurrent theme at recent intergovernmental summits and while it is nothing new, so-called railway diplomacy is an increasingly-prominent feature of Chinese foreign policy. Beijing appears to be offering an infrastructure bonanza to countries that might otherwise struggle to marshal the resources required for major transport projects, and China's financial muscle means it can afford to back projects with a rate of return stretching over decades, even in countries with a difficult credit history.

Argentina is still suffering the effects of defaulting on its debts eight years ago and funding infrastructure investment remains a major challenge in the wake of the global financial crisis. In July China agreed to invest $US 10 billion in Argentine rail projects, despite a continuing trade dispute between the two countries. Chinese rolling stock manufacturers look set to reap the rewards of this agreement, which includes the acquisition of 16 locomotives and 160 coaches for inter-city services, and 279 metro cars for Buenos Aires.

In August Thailand and China agreed to form a joint venture to develop plans for two high-speed lines. The first would run for 580km from Bangkok to Nong Khai and the Thai government says construction could start in the second half of next year with the first trains running in 2015. China is expected to assist with the feasibility study, which will reportedly take around two months to complete. If it comes to fruition, the Thai high-speed line could be a showcase for Chinese high-speed technology at the heart of the fast-developing Asian market.

Last month a three-day state visit to Beijing led by South African President Mr Jacob Zuma yielded yet another bilateral cooperative agreement on rail transport, this time promising collaboration on infrastructure development, financing, safety, technology transfer, and harmonisation of technical standards. Chinese railways minister Mr Liu Zhijin said his country is willing to share its expertise in a number of fields, including high-speed rail.

This coincided with an announcement that a conceptual framework for a Durban - Johannesburg high-speed line will be completed by next March as part of a 20-year national transport plan, which will also consider new lines from Johannesburg to Cape Town and Musina.

Railway diplomacy has even reached Europe. Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich returned from a state visit to Beijing last month with a $US 950 million loan to finance a new rail link to Kiev Borispol International Airport.

China is not the only Asian economic power seeking to assert its position in the international rolling stock market. With domestic demand dwindling, Japanese suppliers envisage a much greater role for exports in the future, and they are preparing to compete with Chinese competitors on a global level. This was demonstrated in June when Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Hitachi signed an agreement to cooperate in developing products for the international urban rail market, a segment where Chinese suppliers are also eager to expand their presence.

The Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transportation said last month the Japanese Bank for International Cooperation would be prepared to offer long-term, low-interest loans to the state government of California if it adopts Shinkansen technology for its high-speed network. Like China, Japan is clearly willing to throw the finance in with technology to seize the opportunities in emerging markets.

SCI Verkehr's study supports the view that a fundamental shift is underway in the railway supply industry, and Asian companies are in the ascendancy. China's astute promotion of its railway industry abroad, its ability to finance infrastructure on attractive terms, and the increasingly-high quality of products on offer means Chinese suppliers are poised to increase their international presence.

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Old October 13th, 2010, 05:25 PM   #72
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http://www.chinapictorial.com.cn/en/...t_300367_3.htm

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Era of “Created in China”

– An interview with CSR President Zheng Changhong

By Chen Biao and Zhu Huiyue, china pictorial

“Over the past six years, we’ve been working around the clock.”

CP: In May 2010, the China-made 380 kph CRH locomotive, the world’s fastest train, was unveiled. It will begin operation on the Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed Railway in 2011. What a path has CSR walked in terms of technological innovation?

Zheng: CSR has grasped core technology with respect to high-speed locomotive development and production, while building a platform for high-speed train design, manufacturing and testing. Like I said before, CSR has followed a path from absorbing foreign technology to the genesis of independent technological innovation. The year 2004 marked the debut of high-speed railways in China. That year, China began introducing high-speed rail technology from multinational giants such as Bombardier, Alstom, Siemens, and Kawasaki Heavy Industries. Then, in 2006, the first Chinese-made high-speed CRH locomotive with a speed of 250 kilometers per hour rolled off the production line of CSR’s manufacturing base in Qingdao City. On April 18, 2007, China launched its sixth railway speed acceleration, for which CSR supplied 47 CRH trains, accounting for more than 90 percent of all CRH trains in operation. CSR made the bold move of forming a systemic development platform for high-speed locomotives and further upgrading its design and manufacturing technology.

Later, we began to independently develop high-speed CRH trains with a maximum velocity of 300-350 kilometers per hour, which eventually rolled off the production line in December 2007. Currently, our new 380A EMU is under development for the Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed Railway, and an experimental train now runs at nights on the Zhengzhou-Xi’an Railway to test its performance, aerodynamics, traction, safety, and comfort. The experimental train is equipped with nearly 1,000 sensors, each of which transfers information instantly to the control system. It has been proven that the faster the train runs, the safer it is. Our superiority over our market competitors lies in our rich experience in high-speed train testing, operation and maintenance.

Over the past six years, we’ve been working around the clock. Many of our employees devote themselves 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Some engineers often work daily until midnight. It is common for our employees to sacrifice vacation, even during the Spring Festival which is regarded as the most important holiday in China. Since the very beginning, we’ve practiced the so-called “1:3 Concept” with introduction of advanced technology. That means that for each one yuan of introduced technology, we invest three yuan to absorb and upgrade it. We’ve invested a huge amount in laboratories and testing equipment because the development of high-speed EMU requires continual experimentation. A total of 10,000 scientists and technicians including more than 20 academicians, as well as 14 research institutions, including Institute of Mechanics and Institute of Computer Science under the Chinese Academy of Sciences, participate in our high-speed EMU project. Some foreign experts have noted that in the past six years we’ve completed jobs that took them four decades. This is because we’ve been able to finish three or even five days’ work in a single day.

Currently, our products have been exported to more than 40 countries and regions around the world. In 2009, our overseas orders increased by 60 percent from the previous year. Nowadays, overseas orders contribute 10 percent of our revenue, and the figure is expected to grow to 20 percent in the near future. In the past, CSR mainly exported train parts, but now we focus on exporting assembled trains, of which 70-80 percent are high value-added locomotives, CRH trains, and subway vehicles. Our market share has grown consistently. If high-speed trains are allowed to be exported, they will testify to the popularity of “created-in-China” products in the international market.

On November 17, 2009, when US President Barack Obama visited China, the Ministry of Railways signed a cooperative agreement with GE, according to which the two parties agreed to strengthen cooperation in the US high-speed railway project with a designed velocity to exceed 350 kilometers per hour. The United States intends to introduce high-speed railway technology just like China did a few years ago. In 2009, when he visited China, US Secretary of Commerce Gary Faye Locke commented that a century ago China exported railway laborers to the US, but now it exports railway technology. Indeed, we’ve realized the evolution from the “made-in-China” era to the “created-in-China” era. We’re proud that we’ve made our own contribution in nudging China towards a new era of high-speed railway transportation.

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CNR and CSR have mostly the same owner.
Together they'd be the biggest rolling stok producer in the world with the fastest operating train.

Do you think they might merge anytime soon?
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CNR and CSR have mostly the same owner.
Together they'd be the biggest rolling stok producer in the world with the fastest operating train.

Do you think they might merge anytime soon?
actually the two company was devided from China Railway Rolling Stock Industry Corporation -CRRSI in 2000, there are rumors indicated they'll merge together, but I don't think it'll happen soon
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New giant locomotives in your country! (Part 2)

The new ALP 45 is a diesel electric locomotive of 4 axles and weighs 144 tons (131 tonne) and can travel up to 100-125 mph. (160-200 kph)

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Old October 14th, 2010, 04:18 AM   #76
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It is a beast
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Old October 14th, 2010, 05:32 AM   #77
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Here's the almost equally beasty Class 70 from the UK, although rather ugly. It can reach speeds of 75 mph (120 kph) and weighs 143 tons (129 tonnes)



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Old October 14th, 2010, 09:51 AM   #78
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Positive Train Control (PTC) refers to technology that is capable of preventing train-to-train collisions, overspeed derailments, and casualties or injuries to roadway workers (e.g., maintenance-of-way workers, bridge workers, signal maintainers) operating within their limits of authority as a result of unauthorized incursion by a train. PTC is also capable of preventing train movements through a switch left in the wrong position. PTC systems vary widely in complexity and sophistication based on the level of automation and functionality they implement, the system architecture utilized, the wayside system upon which they are based (i.e., non-signaled, block signal, cab signal, etc.), and the degree of train control they are capable of assuming.
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SPAIN – TALGO TRAVCA

This is the first electric locomotive in the world with Talgo RD automatic variable gauge system and dual voltage for High Speed services.
Designed to travel at a maximum speed of 260 km/h.

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Great. Technically, not necessarily the design.

130 tones for a passenger locomotive is insane. Both the European Bombardier TRAXX and the Siemens ER 20 are 50 tones lighter.
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