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Old April 17th, 2011, 09:20 PM   #21
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Evening rush hour at Rades, in the suburbs of Tunis. The 18:15 Tunis - Erriadh all stations train is supposed to be overtaken by the 18:20 Tunis - Borj Cedria limited-stop service before Rades, but on this occasion the two trains are side by side. MLW / Alco 040 DK 99 departs first on the 18:20, with 040 DK 98 just a coach length behind on the 18:15. Both trains accelerate, then brake for a 30 kmh speed restriction through bridge works, before 040 DK 99 accelerates away, and 040 DK 98 comes to a halt at Megrine station.
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Old April 20th, 2011, 01:29 PM   #22
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Steam locomotive "race" in Slovakia

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Old April 20th, 2011, 04:04 PM   #23
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Old April 21st, 2011, 09:57 PM   #25
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Nice Bulgarian dialogue, btw...
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Old January 9th, 2012, 11:24 PM   #26
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Old January 10th, 2012, 09:20 AM   #27
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How about some hardcore HSR action? I mean seriously... HSR racing during normal operation?

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Old January 10th, 2012, 11:52 AM   #28
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If I'm not mistaken that's between two G trains near Kunshan station (the one they passed in the video), at that location the viaducts of Beijing-Shanghai HSR and Shanghai-Nanjing ICL are pretty much parallel so what's in the video happens quite frequently. I believe somewhere near Anting (just before entering Shanghai) there is a section where Beijing-Shanghai HSR, Shanghai-Nanjing ICL, and the upgraded conventional Beijing-Shanghai Railway (up to 250km/h D trains) are fairly close to each other. There is the chance to see three HSR trains racing each other.
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Old January 10th, 2012, 11:35 PM   #29
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Deux ménages à trois:


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4'35" (Might this fella've drunk too much coffee?)
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Old January 11th, 2012, 07:51 PM   #30
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If I'm not mistaken that's between two G trains near Kunshan station (the one they passed in the video), at that location the viaducts of Beijing-Shanghai HSR and Shanghai-Nanjing ICL are pretty much parallel so what's in the video happens quite frequently. I believe somewhere near Anting (just before entering Shanghai) there is a section where Beijing-Shanghai HSR, Shanghai-Nanjing ICL, and the upgraded conventional Beijing-Shanghai Railway (up to 250km/h D trains) are fairly close to each other. There is the chance to see three HSR trains racing each other.
True, but doesn't matter... had HSR race at 300 km/h... China is just laughing at the USA.
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Old January 11th, 2012, 08:58 PM   #31
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I don't think China should be laughing at the USA since the US Navy can race multiple nuclear aircraft carriers.
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Old January 11th, 2012, 10:02 PM   #32
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Your HSR find was spell-binding, Silver Swordsman ... I'd never ever seen anything real (so!) sci-fi
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Old January 12th, 2012, 07:16 AM   #33
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I don't think China should be laughing at the USA since the US Navy can race multiple nuclear aircraft carriers.
Then the US can laugh in the official Nuclear Aircraft Carrier Racing Thread... but this is the thread for train races... and China does have the bragging rights for racing two HSR trains at 300 km/h on a normal operating basis while the US is still debating whether high speed rail works or not.

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Old January 15th, 2012, 03:46 PM   #34
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Old January 15th, 2012, 07:18 PM   #35
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The first one is incredible :P
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Old January 15th, 2012, 08:45 PM   #36
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The first SBB truly deserves "The Prize" as well as the slovak steam locos
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Old January 15th, 2012, 08:59 PM   #37
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The Swiss one is amazing, especially when you realize that it's just a regular double track line. The train from where the video is taken drives against the regular direction on this side of the the track. Only the SSB will send two trains in the same direction in this way.
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Old January 15th, 2012, 09:17 PM   #38
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That first one is very nice, but probably not very safe to stick your head or hand out like that when the train is in close proximity to poles, platforms, or another train.
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Old January 16th, 2012, 12:35 AM   #39
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probably not very safe to stick your head or hand out like that when the train is in close proximity to poles, platforms, or another train.
Such roving trainspotters risk suffering lack of proper breathing as opposed to being clobbered by fixed equipment or other moving stock ... my own (outdoor) breathing was hampered when my trains exceeded 85MPH (Have you ever watched videos of male South Asians' dare devil rides, hanging off their own travelling trains? )
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I think that we can safely say that it isn't the safest thing to do, but I would have probably done the same if I was on that train.
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