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Old June 22nd, 2016, 02:09 PM   #6421
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I don't think there are any Plans for that.
Only studies...that's what the grant was for, I believe.

At any rate, I expect them to pretty much conclude conventional rail [upgrades] are preferred. I'd be a bit shocked, otherwise...
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Old June 23rd, 2016, 09:39 AM   #6422
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First Siemens Charger locomotives head to TTCI

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THE first two Siemens SC-44 Charger diesel passenger locomotives have arrived in Colorado for the start of testing at TTCI's Pueblo facility.
Illinois Department of Transportation (Idot) awarded Siemens a $US 228m contract in 2014 to supply 32 of the 200km/h diesel-electric locomotives for use on Amtrak services in the states of Illinois, California, Michigan, Missouri and Washington. The locomotives are being assembled at Siemens' plant in Sacramento, California and the first units are due to be accepted by Idot in December.
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Old June 23rd, 2016, 09:49 AM   #6423
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Why are the ditch lights situated so high? They're almost in line with the central head light.
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Old June 23rd, 2016, 02:16 PM   #6424
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Doesn't look as sophisticated as the japanese or chinese ones. We need to step up our game.
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Old June 23rd, 2016, 02:46 PM   #6425
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Doesn't look as sophisticated as the japanese or chinese ones. We need to step up our game.
It's a [diesel] locomotive...what else should it look like?
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Old June 23rd, 2016, 04:56 PM   #6426
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Why are the ditch lights situated so high? They're almost in line with the central head light.

http://www.railwaygazette.com/upload...to-factory.jpg

This shows them from a better angle. It looks to me that those are blinker lights like the ones used in Britain. The actual ditch lights seem to be further down near the HEP connectors.
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Old June 23rd, 2016, 07:45 PM   #6427
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Doesn't look as sophisticated as the japanese or chinese ones. We need to step up our game.

I know the F40PH is a beloved train set but it was pretty much a reversal in aerodynamic design compared to the Streamlined locomotives from 1930-50 this is progress and I will take it.

Though on that note this is much more of a regional rail locomotive and in China and Japan those are still fairly rectilinear locomotive designs. (If locomotives are used at all)
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Old June 24th, 2016, 03:44 AM   #6428
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I Hope it comes to new York to florida next.
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Old June 24th, 2016, 03:46 AM   #6429
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The only count that you are right on is that Rick Scott did something or rather allowed something to happen while Scott Walker was inactive or obstructionist to the point of habit. Federal money is not the question of the this forum, the question is about the national opinion of HSR and while I disagree with Rick Scott on many things he at least believes advanced rail travel to be useful and popular to the point of profit, while Scott Walker is a dogmatic imbecile who's mood on Rail travel ranges from ambivalent to openly hostile. Do not credit him with doing the right thing, Rick Scott at least tried he did nothing.
at least scott did something right, let the free market decide, not the government.
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The Chargers are intended for short-medium distance corridor trains, not the long-distance NY-Florida fleet. They'll be on the Brightliners, but other than that, they are going to be in the Midwest and Pacific.

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at least scott did something right, let the free market decide, not the government.
The free market doesn't always (frequently, in fact) have people's ultimate best interests in mind. If the free market were allowed to run rampant, there would be no seatbelts or airbags in cars, and logging would run roughshod over our forests. The job of government is to serve the people by protecting them from the free market and shaping their habits for their own benefit.
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Old June 24th, 2016, 08:52 AM   #6431
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When you take a detailed look into the aerodynamic drag of a train you'll see that on most non-high speed trains front end design is purely for aesthetic reasons, because the sides of the train, especially uncovered flat cars bottoms and roofs with bogies and all kinds of odd shaped boxes attached to it and large gaps between cars have a greater influence on drag then the front end design. Thus you can make the front essentially completely flat (Surfliner cab car!) it doesn't have as big an impact as you might expect. That is, as long as you don't use the train in a high speed (125+ mph) longer distance service.
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Old June 25th, 2016, 12:53 AM   #6432
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The Chargers are intended for short-medium distance corridor trains, not the long-distance NY-Florida fleet. They'll be on the Brightliners, but other than that, they are going to be in the Midwest and Pacific.



The free market doesn't always (frequently, in fact) have people's ultimate best interests in mind. If the free market were allowed to run rampant, there would be no seatbelts or airbags in cars, and logging would run roughshod over our forests. The job of government is to serve the people by protecting them from the free market and shaping their habits for their own benefit.
frankly, I don't care, free market only f*** the federal government and the government itself.
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Old June 25th, 2016, 06:39 AM   #6434
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frankly, I don't care, free market only f*** the federal government and the government itself.
Buckle your seat belt, drive down a paved road to an electrically lit restaurant and eat an unspoiled meal. Then say that again.
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Old June 28th, 2016, 03:58 AM   #6436
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Old June 30th, 2016, 04:49 AM   #6437
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Work starts soon on high-speed rail trench into downtown Fresno


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Old June 30th, 2016, 04:50 AM   #6438
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Will Texas Law Trip up a $10 Billion High-Speed Rail Project?




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This is Tokyo, but it could be Texas.
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In the heady days of his first term, President Obama dreamed of a series of high-speed rail lines in the U.S., and included $8 billion in the 2009 stimulus package for that purpose. Seven years later, GOP governors in Wisconsin, Ohio, and Florida have all rejected the money. Only California seems poised to develop public high-speed rail, which won’t be complete for more than a decade. Florida has a private passenger rail line under construction, but its 125 mph max speed does not hold up to global HSR standards.

The best hope for true high-speed rail in the United States is in Texas, between two cities where hardly anyone travels without a car.

Texas Central Partners, a private company incorporated in 2012, plans to build Shinkansen-style passenger rail between Dallas and Houston, shortening a four-hour drive to a 90-minute train ride. One of TCP’s advisers is the Central Japan Railway Co., and the line would make use of trains just like those that speed salarymen between Tokyo and Osaka.*
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Old June 30th, 2016, 07:38 AM   #6439
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CHSR Construction updates.










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Old July 7th, 2016, 05:07 PM   #6440
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Awesome im staying clear of fresno for a few years lol the traffic is bad with minor construction it will be awe full now lol But well worth it.

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