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Old September 30th, 2012, 06:01 PM   #121
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Are they going with Alternate Current?
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Old October 1st, 2012, 10:33 AM   #122
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Yes, in fact BR already decided to do so in 1956.
Apart from that EC directives state that unless you already have extensive 1,5 kV DC, 3kV DC or 15 kV 16,7 Hz AC electrification new systems must be built with 25 kV 50 Hz AC.
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Old October 1st, 2012, 11:55 AM   #123
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Yes, in fact BR already decided to do so in 1956.
Apart from that EC directives state that unless you already have extensive 1,5 kV DC, 3kV DC or 15 kV 16,7 Hz AC electrification new systems must be built with 25 kV 50 Hz AC.
Actually the EC directive do allow 1.5 and 3 kV DC, and 15 Kv 16.6 Hz AC even for new systems. This because the current state of the art traction vehicles makes the overhead tension and frequency largely a non issue. 25 Kv is a "target" but not mandatory.
However, unless you already have extensive electrification at some other voltage or frequency there is no point not to use 25Kv AC, as this is the easiest to implement.
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Old October 1st, 2012, 06:15 PM   #124
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It is a UK directive that states any new electrified track must be 25kV AC unless it is an extension to an existing system of electrification for which an exemption must be sought.

The only plan to convert at this stage is the Southampton - Baskingstoke section of the South West Mainline, as part of the Electric Spine electrification project. NR will then use this as a base-case for the conversion of the entire remaining 3rd rail network in the south east.
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Old October 14th, 2012, 01:48 AM   #125
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Scarsdale Station along the Harlem line

Commuter Bike Parking

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Old October 28th, 2012, 02:41 PM   #126
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Old October 31st, 2012, 08:00 PM   #127
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Thank you, I enjoyed that one
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Old November 20th, 2012, 07:05 PM   #128
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More London videos, mostly third rail. Goes all over the place, starting on the Tonbridge Mainline and Southeastern routes, moving to Thameslink in the ajoining area and then to the East Anglia routes north of the river, including a bit of LU Central Line, DLR and the Olympic stadium..

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Old November 25th, 2012, 05:45 PM   #129
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Old November 26th, 2012, 05:11 AM   #130
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The majority of trains there now shortened is astonishing
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Old November 26th, 2012, 10:37 AM   #131
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Not quite sure what you mean, but joining and splitting occurs all day long to match passenger demand.
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Old December 19th, 2012, 08:33 PM   #132
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Sped up footage at the end of platform 3/4 at London Bridge. It appears this is rush hour, due to presence the 11/12-car class 375 and 12-car class 377 consists, and lack FCC services (except one). This station throat handles around 80 trains per hour in the peaks (second only to Clapham Junction) and serves all of Kent and much of Surrey, East and West Sussex. Platform 6 at this station has the status of busiest mainline platform in all of Europe, and you can see the queue here to get in to the platform a few tracks to the right of the camera position. Trains can often stack 3 or 4 deep as they shuffle towards the station one at each signal.

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Old February 9th, 2015, 07:54 AM   #133
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some recent arcing footage from the LIRR



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Old February 9th, 2015, 03:38 PM   #134
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And my location today is.....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Island_Line,_Isle_of_Wight

The entire network is 650v DC, (I would be surprised if it ever upgrades too), it is under week 4 of 10 weeks of engineering work meaning trains only travel 1 mile 19 chains From Ryde Pier head to Ryde St Johns Road.

The signals are mostly SR pattern upper quadrant semaphore signals with some colour light repeaters as can be seen there is also a rare instance of a position shunt signal for yard working of the semaphore type (black disc with a yellow horizontal band)
The STOP boards (PLB) are there because of the engineering work















And the stock that uses the line...



Stabling in the lines one and only TMD.



All photos are taken by myself 09/02/2015
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Old February 9th, 2015, 05:22 PM   #135
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Cute little system , any plans to restore some of the abandoned service.
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Old February 9th, 2015, 07:59 PM   #136
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I very much doubt it it seems like the service as is is enough. It is old and by our terms long past its sell by date but it seems to serve the users well. It's cheap and fast and kinda fits in around here.

Only couple more days of it and I'm back to the modern world 😄
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Old February 10th, 2015, 04:44 AM   #137
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Buenos Aires 750 V Third rail Lines Mitre (6 coachs) and Sarmiento (9 coachs) (150 km aprox.)

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