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Old April 11th, 2014, 02:08 AM   #2661
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Chinas financial future is as clear as muck nowadays but the scale of the overall investment in transport infrastructure is very clear. They have built 2 enormous networks, effectively since 2000 ( Road and Rail) and seemingly the advice for those wishing to travel by high speed rail this summer is 'book ahead' if you want to stick to schedule. The numbers travelling on the high speed rail network in parts is very high and adding significant extra capacity will often involved expanding often enormous stations with another 8 platforms at a pop.

Nothing like this has ever been seen on earth, but the overall financial situation is very murky, Beijing City Council still owes 10s of US$ Billions on the Olympics from 2008 for example and lord knows what else is parked on local and regional authority books nationwide.
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Old April 11th, 2014, 07:05 PM   #2662
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I took these pictures with my iPhone 5s this afternoon, the road to the last roadless county opened last year.














































































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Old April 11th, 2014, 07:40 PM   #2663
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Where's that?
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Old April 11th, 2014, 07:43 PM   #2664
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Where's that?
From Bomê to Mêdog in Tibet. My car was not able to make it to the final destination. I will do some trek tomorrow morning hope to get more pictures.
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Old April 11th, 2014, 11:09 PM   #2665
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From Bomê to Mêdog in Tibet. My car was not able to make it to the final destination. I will do some trek tomorrow morning hope to get more pictures.
Thanks! Why weren't you able to make it? Is the road not drivable?
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Old April 21st, 2014, 11:37 AM   #2666
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Old April 21st, 2014, 09:14 PM   #2667
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Straight to Burqin and Altay, right to Fuhai and Beitun. Strange, turning right at this point Altay is closer, so no surprise about why they are building the G3014 expressway along S318 rather than G217.
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Old April 21st, 2014, 11:14 PM   #2668
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Fuhai in Uyghur is written as Burultokay

Maybe the road quality is the thing affecting this. Or its remoteness, as in the distance it has to travel through an uninhabited desert.
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Old April 25th, 2014, 04:29 PM   #2669
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I managed to get more pics from my last trip. This part is Yunnan to Tibet highway:

Highway from Zhongdian to Deqen:











Deqen town:


Bridge separate Yunnan Province and Tibet Autonomous Region:


Near Markam:




“Welcome to Zogang”






This is one of the most famous part of the highway. From 4650 meters above sea level down to Nujiang valley only 2650 meters above sea level. One cyclist died on the day I was there due to brake failure unfortunately.


Nujiang bridge and tunnel across the river.








Ranwu Lake, road side view




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Old April 25th, 2014, 05:24 PM   #2670
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And more pics from Medog:


Lotus Square, the main city squre of Medog:






Bridge over Yarlung Tsangpo River (known as Brahmaputra in India):




China Mobile's cellular stations under construction. China Telecom's coverage is better than China Mobile here.




Daguo Bridge:






















The road is only open 8am to 8pm.






It is recovered from avalanche just last month. The road was closed in March 2014.






Galongla Tunnel, 3310 meters long








Medog was the last county-level town without road access. This road to the Medog was finally opened on October 31, 2013. Effort to build road to Medog was never aborted. In September 1993, a road was briefly opened. A truck was one of the first vehicles get into Medog, but only after a couple of days, serious weather destroyed the newly opened road. The truck was then never left the town and became a relic. Medog is located only 1100 meters above sea level. Many sections of the road is even lower at 700 meters. Medog is also one of the most famous hiking destinations in China. The hiking route is different from this road, it usually takes four days for an experienced hiker.

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Old April 25th, 2014, 06:05 PM   #2671
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And pics from Qinghai to Tibet highway:


Monument of the 50th anniversary of the highway:




Namtso Lake, 4718 meters above sea level


















These cooling sticks are used to prevent the melt of the underlying permafrost.








Tanggula Mountain Pass, 5231 meters above sea level:


This railway bridge is the first bridge across Yangtze River from its source:


This highway bridge is the second bridge on Yangtze (known as Tuotuo River at this section):


Tuotuo River Railway Station:








Tibetan antelope:




Traffic jam due to multiple accident:






Kunlun Mountain Pass, 4768 meters above sea level:










Motorway in the making, now has reach Chaka, and Chaka to Golmud section is now under construction, hope soon we will see a Beijing to Lhasa motorway running at 5000+ meters above sea level:
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Old April 25th, 2014, 06:20 PM   #2672
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http://goo.gl/maps/3NMyK

This seems to be the highest point of G6 so far, at approximately 3.350 meters above sea level. The Airport Expressway in Lhasa is higher, at 3.600 meters. Still, the La Paz - El Alto Autopista in Bolivia is at 4.100 meters.

Do regular cars function normally at 5.000 meters?
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Do regular cars function normally at 5.000 meters?
Yes.
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Old April 25th, 2014, 06:38 PM   #2674
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Still, the La Paz - El Alto Autopista in Bolivia is at 4.100 meters.
La Paz - El Alto Autopista is not motorway.
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La Paz - El Alto Autopista is not motorway.
Yes it is. It is even tolled and was modernized in 2011. It was built in 1974-1977.
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Do regular cars function normally at 5.000 meters?
In theory, a naturally-aspirated car will have more issues than a turbocharged one. Some cars could lose more than 50% of their power at 5.000 meters.

Just for information purposes, the highest-ever altitude reached by a car was 6.688 meters above sea level.
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Old April 25th, 2014, 07:06 PM   #2677
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Yes it is. It is even tolled and was modernized in 2011. It was built in 1974-1977.
I found it on Google Earth. Thanks.

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In theory, a naturally-aspirated car will have more issues than a turbocharged one. Some cars could lose more than 50% of their power at 5.000 meters.
My car reached 160+ km/h without problem at 4700 meters above sea level. (Please do not tell the traffic police. )
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Old April 25th, 2014, 07:18 PM   #2678
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http://goo.gl/maps/3NMyK

This seems to be the highest point of G6 so far, at approximately 3.350 meters above sea level. The Airport Expressway in Lhasa is higher, at 3.600 meters. Still, the La Paz - El Alto Autopista in Bolivia is at 4.100 meters.
Except this is not G6 but G0612. G6 will run further South along G109.
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Motorway in the making, now has reach Chaka, and Chaka to Golmud section is now under construction, hope soon we will see a Beijing to Lhasa motorway running at 5000+ meters above sea level:
Nice G214 expressway error shield (should be all red AFAIC). It seems the US isn't the only country which messes up shield types...
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Except this is not G6 but G0612. G6 will run further South along G109.


Nice G214 expressway error shield (should be all red AFAIC). It seems the US isn't the only country which messes up shield types...
This is my GPS data record of G6 from Chaka to Gonghe: ck-gh.gpx The highest point is about 3200 meters above sea level.
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Except this is not G6 but G0612. G6 will run further South along G109.


Nice G214 expressway error shield (should be all red AFAIC). It seems the US isn't the only country which messes up shield types...
This is my GPS data record of G6 from Chaka to Gonghe: ck-gh.gpx The highest point is about 3200 meters above sea level:

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