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Old February 3rd, 2014, 04:09 PM   #2201
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It only lacks the rehabilitation and electrification of the line on the right!!!!



La Fuente de San Esteban Station
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It only lacks the rehabilitation and electrification of the line on the right!!!!
Sorry, which line do you mean?

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La Fuente de San Esteban Station
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The draisine is at the start of the old La Fuente de San Esteban-Barca d´Alva line (the Douro line). The Spanish side of the line closed in 1985.

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Sorry, which line do you mean?
Wishful dreams of a rehabilitation and electrification of the old La Fuente de San Esteban-Barca d´Alva line (the Douro line)!!
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Old February 5th, 2014, 01:29 PM   #2204
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Santiago-Vigo line.

River Ulla viaduct.

Images taken from the south side of the viaduct, and its approach:

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Old February 5th, 2014, 08:57 PM   #2206
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Is that green colour the final look of the viaduct?
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Old February 5th, 2014, 09:01 PM   #2207
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Yes, it is.

It has been projected with that color from the beginning.

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Our mini-Forth Bridge (bagpipes included).
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Old February 6th, 2014, 06:56 PM   #2209
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Alicante-Murcia line.

The HSL proper really finishing at Crevillent, the section between Crevillent and Murcia will share traffic with commuter rail, regional rail and freight, and will run mostly where the current classic line does, I don´t feature it in the HSR thread anymore, but better here.

The minister visited the works at Callosa de Segura, where the tunnel has been finally bored:

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Huéneja Dólar-Minas del Marquesado branch line (closed).

It closed some years ago.
It was a freight-only line, from where legendary mineral trains went to the Almeria port using the Linares-Almeria line in one of the steepest gradients in Spain (between Huéneja Dólar and Gádor), which used to require class 313 quadruple traction (2 pulling + 2 pushing) before the electrification.

The electrification was used for just a few years, since the mines closed.
Now there´s talk of a reopening. Who knows...

This is one of my favourite parts of Spain.

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Old February 7th, 2014, 04:02 AM   #2211
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Spectacular sight of this part of Spain https://www.google.es/maps?ll=37.220...output=classic
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I really like the look of that green viaduct with the curves underneath.
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I really like the look of that green viaduct with the curves underneath.
It will look good, that´s sure.
River Ulla will become the most trainspotter-friendly river in Spain, that´s certain (two viaducts, the one you´re talking about, and the other one on the Madrid-Santiago HSL).
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How looks like the viaduct of the Madrid-Santiago HSL over the Ulloa river?
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Huéneja Dólar-Minas del Marquesado branch line (closed).

It closed some years ago.
It was a freight-only line, from where legendary mineral trains went to the Almeria port using the Linares-Almeria line in one of the steepest gradients in Spain (between Huéneja Dólar and Gádor), which used to require class 313 quadruple traction (2 pulling + 2 pushing) before the electrification.

The electrification was used for just a few years, since the mines closed.
Now there´s talk of a reopening. Who knows...

This is one of my favourite parts of Spain.
Initially electrified with 3-phase AC, never connected to the rest of the electrified network...

http://euroferroviarios.net/index.ph...ontent&id=5045
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It will look good, that´s sure.
River Ulla will become the most trainspotter-friendly river in Spain, that´s certain (two viaducts, the one you´re talking about, and the other one on the Madrid-Santiago HSL).
Judging by the photos and the artist's impressions I think you might be right. However, a lot will depend on the positioning of the catenary poles and the distance between the train spotter and the bridge.

When constructing High Speed 1 in the UK they had to build a viaduct to cross the Medway river. While the bridge and the scenery is rather beautiful, in my opinion it's a very tough place to take good picture for a number of reasons:

1) First you'll have to find a good scene. The landscape is rather hilly, so if you have a bad spot you're mostly photographing the underside of the bridge. You don't want to get too close to the railway line either as this will limit the scenery you can get onto your picture.
2) The catenary poles are positioned really close together. It's quite a challenge to get a good picture of the train you wanted without a post right in the middle of its nose.
3) British weather: cloudy, plenty of rain and rather cold.

That doesn't mean it's any less fun.

Knowing Spain (a bit), the weather is overall better. Now there's hoping that the catenary posts will be a bit further apart...

When this LAV is supposed to open for commercial services? Perhaps it was already mentioned here but then I missed it...
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3) British weather: cloudy, plenty of rain and rather cold.

That doesn't mean it's any less fun.

Knowing Spain (a bit), the weather is overall better. Now there's hoping that the catenary posts will be a bit further apart...
Sloooow dooooownnn, we´re talking about Galicia here... Galicia is just as rainy and cloudy as Britain. Only the temperature is a bit warmer, but just a bit.

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2015, if everything´s ok. Late 2015, probably.
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Sloooow dooooownnn, we´re talking about Galicia here... Galicia is just as rainy and cloudy as Britain. Only the temperature is a bit warmer, but just a bit.
The warmth will help.
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The warmth will help.
Been there in winter, ever?
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Initially electrified with 3-phase AC, never connected to the rest of the electrified network...

http://euroferroviarios.net/index.ph...ontent&id=5045
The electrification of the Almeria line was between Santa Fe-Alhama and Gergal (1912), then extended from Gergal to Nacimiento and from Santa Fe-Alhama to Gador in the 1930s, and the missing sector between Gador and Almeria in 1963... to be cancelled in 1966!!

The line was reelectrified in the 1980s in 3 kV DC, this time between Huéneja-Dólar and Almeria, and the branch line from Huéneja-Dólar to Minas del Marquesado.

Trains don´t use it now, albeit it is in service between Huéneja-Dólar and Almeria, but it´s likely that when the HSL reaches Granada, new Alvia services to Almeria from Madrid (and maybe Seville) will use it again, if the missing link between Huéneja-Dólar and Granada is electrified (or if there are enough S-730).

Here´s a picture of the last 3-phase locos, at what I guess is Benahadux-Pechina station:

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