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Old December 25th, 2015, 08:45 PM   #2941
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Certain points are convertible too.
And that is what I am looking for - some details how such convertible turnouts are constructed, how re-gauging procedure looks like, how much time does it require. During WW II lines were repeatedly converted between 1435 and 1524 gauges within days so there must be a way to do it and this is what interests me. I assume that placing holes for wide and narrow positions is simple, the side running (stock) rails during conversion can be moved to new position but frog, frog rails and closure (point) rails would require some alterations.
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Old December 26th, 2015, 06:52 AM   #2942
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In the case of the Alicante HSL, it took a few months. But then again, it was a new line, so the deadline was not crucial.
I seem to remember that the installment of the 3rd rail on the classic line between Figueres Vilafant and Girona took shorter than that.
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Old December 26th, 2015, 11:21 AM   #2943
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In the case of the Alicante HSl, it took a few months. But then again, it was a new line, so the deadline was not crucial.
I seem to remember that the installment of the 3rd rail took shorter than that.
So, am I correct in understanding that the Alicante-Albacete LAV is dual-gauge? If so, what is the Iberian gauge being used for? (I'm taking it that the original Iberian track is still in place?)
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Old December 28th, 2015, 02:12 AM   #2944
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So, am I correct in understanding that the Alicante-Albacete LAV is dual-gauge? If so, what is the Iberian gauge being used for? (I'm taking it that the original Iberian track is still in place?)
No. Only a part of it (Albacete-Almansa) used to be in Iberian gauge, then it was regauged from Iberian to standard gauge when the HSL was extended from Albacete to Alicante. That also meant that parts of the original old classic line between Albacete and Almansa, which had been abandoned in the 1990s/early 2000s have been reopened (in Iberian gauge).
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Old December 29th, 2015, 01:25 AM   #2945
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No. Only a part of it (Albacete-Almansa) used to be in Iberian gauge, then it was regauged from Iberian to standard gauge when the HSL was extended from Albacete to Alicante. That also meant that parts of the original old classic line between Albacete and Almansa, which had been abandoned in the 1990s/early 2000s have been reopened (in Iberian gauge).
Ah, I get it. Thanks!
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Old December 29th, 2015, 12:40 PM   #2946
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Railroad switch Type P are mounted on concrete sleepers multipurpose to change the width of the detour.

Video in spanish about the process of change in width Albacete-Almansa
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Old December 29th, 2015, 01:28 PM   #2947
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An Euskotren Kargo freight train from Lasarte to Lebario at Zaldibar (Basque Country)


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Old January 6th, 2016, 12:38 AM   #2948
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Some from Madrid and Toledo:


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Old January 9th, 2016, 12:54 AM   #2949
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465 544 Madrid Chamartin 28 November 2015


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Old January 10th, 2016, 02:37 PM   #2950
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Lovely trains
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Old January 10th, 2016, 06:41 PM   #2951
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I traveled by train in Spain. But I have'nt seen those old kind of locomotives and trains. I like locomotives. Spain is really good at High Speed Railway.
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Old January 18th, 2016, 02:46 PM   #2952
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FGC | Lleida-La Pobla de Segur line.

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New FGC class 331 DMUs.
They will start operating on the Iberian-gauge FGC line between Lleida and La Pobla de Segur.

With this, the old Renfe class 592 DMUs will abandon the line.
This line was trasferred from Adif to FGC a few years ago, but its rolling stock were Renfe DMUs as FGC lacked Iberian-gauge rolling stock, and had to rent the Renfe DMUs.
This meant that the services had to be reduced.
Now the services will restart with its former timetables, with a decreased travel time due to the new rolling stock.

The new class 331 DMUs have been built by Stadler.

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Old January 19th, 2016, 03:43 PM   #2953
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Any news regarding the status of the works for rebuilding the Canfranc-Pau line? Will be also any modernization on the Huesca-Jaca-Canfranc línea with new train sets, just like the Lleida-La Pobla de Segur line?
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Old January 19th, 2016, 04:59 PM   #2954
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Before we hope to have new investments on line. No need to have a new train if it cannot run and there are no passengers

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Any news regarding the status of the works for rebuilding the Canfranc-Pau line?
That's off-topic here. Look for that on the FRANCE | Railways thread.

Anyway, as of now, only the section between Oloron and Bedous is being rebuilt.
The international section between Bedous and Canfranc isn't.

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Will be also any modernization on the Huesca-Jaca-Canfranc line with new train sets, just like the Lleida-La Pobla de Segur line?
Not that we know.
The Huesca-Jaca-Canfranc line belongs to Adif and is operated by Renfe.
While the Lleida-La Pobla de Segur line doesn't belong to Adif anymore, it belongs to and is operated by FGC.
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Old January 19th, 2016, 05:33 PM   #2956
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That's off-topic here. Look for that on the FRANCE | Railways thread.

Anyway, as of now, only the section between Oloron and Bedous is being rebuilt.
The international section between Bedous and Canfranc isn't.
I think it is of interest of both countries no matter if most of the part is on the french side. In fact is more of the Spanish interest since Huesca and Zaragosa will have direct access to this line.

Is there any plan for the rest Bedous-Canfranc part? Any forecast to finish the entire line and put in service?
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Nothing after Bedous...and we can talk longer about how to upgrade line to Canfranc.

Should the tunnel would be opened, the amount of freight carried would be important
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New FGC class 331 DMUs.
They will start operating on the Iberian-gauge FGC line between Lleida and La Pobla de Segur.

With this, the old Renfe class 592 DMUs will abandon the line.
Such a service on a so long line with just two trains is very hard. Certainly they have to use both units at the same time, without a reserve unit. Will FGC buy some old 592 units from Renfe? Will it just rend them when needed (planned maintenance of the GTWs), but without a reserve ready in case of breakdowns? Will it replace trains with buses?
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Is there any plan for the rest Bedous-Canfranc part? Any forecast to finish the entire line and put in service?
Not that we know.

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Should the tunnel would be opened, the amount of freight carried would be important
With gradients of 43mm? I don't think so...
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