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Old March 14th, 2015, 03:41 AM   #61
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The new Toronto train looks like a 1970s Winnebago RV/motorhome.

Especially with the paint job.
Keep in mind that even those have to run with waivers. Maybe someday we will get modern trains. But the freight rail industry has much weight here, and passenger rail is not their friend.

As for the LRTs, I don't have a picture but Portland, OR has some more traditional light rail cars, that were built in the US by a US company. Boston also uses some Ansalo Breda cars, though they are not at all happy with them. But those two lines are completely isolated.
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Old March 14th, 2015, 03:57 AM   #62
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Keep in mind that even those have to run with waivers. Maybe someday we will get modern trains. But the freight rail industry has much weight here, and passenger rail is not their friend.

As for the LRTs, I don't have a picture but Portland, OR has some more traditional light rail cars, that were built in the US by a US company. Boston also uses some Ansalo Breda cars, though they are not at all happy with them. But those two lines are completely isolated.
The Freight industry is not the one preventing the FRA from changing. A lot of smaller and medium sized freight companies would to have passenger service again but the current rules and regulations make it to hard for such a service to be implemented.
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Old March 16th, 2015, 07:39 PM   #63
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Theres a lot of countries with lighter rolling stock and heavy freight trains... I don't understand why this country has held off on changing the regulations for so long.
The Stadler cars have been approved for use on freight lines for almost 3 years. Our own little Denton County Transportation Authority fought the FRA and won a waiver!

Here are the announcements from 2012.

http://www.railway-technology.com/ne...-rail-vehicles

And

http://www.masstransitmag.com/press_...hicle-for-dcta
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Old March 16th, 2015, 10:56 PM   #64
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The Hideous FRA Designed Talgo Cab car


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Old March 17th, 2015, 03:15 PM   #65
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With a little effort it could have been made to look a lot better, but in this case the designers probably didn't get the opportunity to do a better job.

Go figure: It was claimed that the AnsaldoBreda V250 had to be that hideous because of the European regulations it had to meet. If that's so, why do the Velaro D, AGV and Zefiro, despite meeting the same requirements, all look a lot better?
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Old October 3rd, 2015, 11:47 AM   #66
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Inside The driver's Cabin Of Mumbai Suburban EMU, Manufactured By Siemens



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Inside the Driver Cabin Of Siemens EMU, in General, The Mumbai Local...

Featuring The Coverage Of Control pannel, Crossings, Overtakes, And Some Significant places on Mumbai Suburban line as well..

The Video begins with Video of Mumbai Rajdhani Express from taken a location like never before, from the Driver view of Local train..!!!

Video features crossing from several well known locations such aa The New Oshiwara Station, EMU Carshed Virar, Bhayandar Creek, Naigaon curve. Crossing Another Siemens as well as Bombardier local on Various locations. Overtake of My EMU by another Siemens EMU, Parallel Chase with Sayaji Nagari Express and a Weekly Duronto Express..!!!

Video Features A Instrument Fitted inside the Cabin, Called AWS, Or the Auxiliary Warning System, used for Safety purpose under Overspeeding and Overshooting Cases.
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Amazing Cabin Ride of Mumbai Local..!! Bombardier Rake..!! The Fastest EMU



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The whole video is divide into 2 parts. Of which, the first video features the Coverage of some stations and places on Outer Suburban line of Virar - Dahanu Road..

The Video begins with a Bombardier Local train crossing Bombardier local train taken from a location like never before, from the Driver view of Local train..!!!

The part 1 Video features the cabin ride covers Boisar and Umroli Railway Station , Palghar Sidings entry, Kelve Road and Saphale Station entries, The 2 Bridges over the river Vaitarna and some Crossings...!!!

Video also shows an Instrument Fitted inside the Cabin, called A.W.S., or the Auxiliary Warning System, Manufactured by Siemens, used for Safety purpose under Over-speeding and Overshooting Cases.




Part 2 covers the Entry in Virar station, shipping some suburban stations like Nallasopara, Naigaon, Mira Road and Dahisar, some Crossings, overtakes and Finally, the comparison of Ulysses Speedometer with the train speedometer

I had kept my Phone GPS Speedometer besides the digital display to compare the Phone speedometer with the train meter.
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Old November 9th, 2016, 11:56 AM   #68
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Change of position of lights of great luminosity

I did not find another thread better than this...

I do not know if one of the requirements of the TSI on rolling stock: locomotives and passenger rolling stock is known. The lights of great luminosity:

4.2.7.1.1. Head lights
(1) This clause applies to units fitted with a driver's cab.
(2) Two white headlamps shall be provided at the front end of the train in order to give visibility for the train driver.
(3) These head lamps shall be located:
— at the same height above the rail level, with their centres between 1 500 and 2 000 mm above the rail level,
— symmetrically compared to the centre-line of rails, and with a distance between their centres not less than 1 000 mm.

In Spain the deadline for implementation is until July 2023, or when they pass third-level maintenance.
Many of the current vehicles have the upside-down lights: those of high luminosity above and those of marker lights at the sides. Just see the above photograph of the Talgo cab car with lights of great luminosity off.
Maybe it's a problem for some of the current trains.
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Did you notice an interesting contradiction in this paragraph?
4.2.7.1.1 (2) states 'white headlamps' while 4.2.7.1.1 (4) states 'The colour of head lamps shall be in accordance with the values specified in the specification...'.
A lot of Dutch trains have yellow headlamps, including the recently renovated VIRMm, which is subject to this TSI. So maybe yellow is white enough?
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