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Old July 18th, 2011, 10:26 PM   #61
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Old September 21st, 2011, 10:25 PM   #63
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Old January 7th, 2012, 09:07 PM   #65
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featuring Standard tube stock 1927 -- I love its crazy noisiness too
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Buenos Aires has third rail system. 2 private but not so good enough operators: TBA(wide 1676mm) and Metrovias(standard gauge). TBA operates Mitre and Sarmiento lines, and Metrovias Urquiza line. As soon as I get video, I`ll put it
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A video from a TBA line:
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Interestingly, I read in an article recently, that the cost of electrification (in this case re-electrification) has dropped by such a significant amount, that the UK government is strongly considering converting all of the southern 3rd rail powered lines to overhead caternary, citing improvements in snowy weather, better safety, and a higher current able to be carried.
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I would think there would be more of a priority to electrify mainlines, or branches of electric mainlines to eliminate diesel under the wires rather than change a system which is already electrified.

The main problem I see in terms of electrification is the presence of heavy trafficked diesel mainlines, unelectrified branches forcing diesel trains hundred of kms under the wires and the lack of electric trainsets forcing the usage of diesel trains even completely under the wires.

I think these problems should be addressed first if electrification costs have fallen.
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I think these problems should be addressed first if electrification costs have fallen.
they probably will be done first, but the southern region is still a good option because it will reduce power supply costs, and the trains can mostly be retrofitted with pantographs, and those that dont they operate on certain routes, which could be done last when the units become life expired anyway.

in terms of mainline electrification, the great western has been announced, network rail are putting together the business plan for the midland mainline, and bombardier are working on a pantograph car to add in to the cross country sets to make them hybrid and not be using diesel power under wires. lots of things already in the pipeline.
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