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Old August 16th, 2009, 03:48 AM   #681
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There are at least, three different kind of track in Spain

1-Conventional one is wider than the rest of Europe (only Spain and Portugal share the same gauge)

2-High speed trach, which is less wider than the spanish conventional one

3-And FEVE track, which is slightly narrower. That's the reason whyFEVE trains are slowlier than the conventional ones.

FEVE (Ferrocarriles de Vía Estrecha[1], meaning "Narrow-Gauge Railways") is a state-owned Spanish railway company, which operates most of Spain's 1,250 km (777 mi) of metre gauge railway.



FEVE was created in 1965, as a successor to the government-run organization EFE (Explotación de Ferrocarriles por el Estado), which had been taking over failed private railways since 1926. Following the creation in 1941 of RENFE, to which the ownership of all Spanish broad-gauge railways was transferred, EFE had in practice become the operator of a collection of exclusively narrow-gauge lines. The present status of FEVE, as a government-owned commercial company, dates from 1972.

The new company continued to absorb independent narrow-gauge lines (1,435 mm, 1,062 mm, 1,000 mm, 915 mm & 750 mm) which the existing concession holders had been unable to make profitable. However, from 1978 onwards, with the introduction of regional devolution under the new Spanish constitution, FEVE also began transferring responsibility for a number of its operations to the new regional governments. This happened in Catalonia in 1978, in the Valencian Community in 1986, with a part of the Basque network in 1979, and with Majorcan Railways in 1994.[IMG]



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FEVE[/IMG]

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Old August 16th, 2009, 03:55 AM   #682
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Renfe Operadora is the state-owned company which operates freight and passenger trains on the 1668-mm "Iberian gauge" and 1435-mm "European gauge" networks of the Spanish national railway infrastructure company ADIF (Administrador de Infraestructuras Ferroviarias).

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Map of the Spanish rail network as it was in 2005, with colour-coded track types. Renfe Operadora operates in broad and standard gauge lines.The company operates some 15,000 km of railways, most of which are constructed to the broad "Iberian" gauge of 1668 mm, the same as that used in Portugal but wider than the gauge of 1435 mm which is standard in France and most of western and central Europe. The newer high-speed (AVE) network, however, has been built to the international standard gauge of 1435 mm gauge in anticipation of its eventual connection to the rest of the European railway system. For this reason, the 1435-mm gauge is generally termed "European gauge" in Spain.

The Spanish high-speed system is called AVE. (Alta Velocidad Española, Spanish High Speed). The logo incorporates a feature which resembles a bird (ave in Spanish). The high-speed lines are built to the standard European gauge (1435 mm).
Construction of the high-speed rail line between Madrid and Seville began in 1988 and operation commenced in 1991. Train speed on the Seville line is 300 km/h. The second high-speed rail line, from Madrid to Barcelona, was completed in 2007 with the inaugural service commencing at 6 am February 20, 2008. The operational speed on this road is 350 km/h. The greater part of the line, from Madrid to Lleida, was put in service on October 11, 2003, with connection to Huesca from Zaragoza. The third high-speed line, Madrid - Toledo was opened in November 2005, followed by the spur from Córdoba to Málaga as far as Antequera in 2007. Another high-speed route from Madrid to Valladolid was opened in 2007, and other lines to Valencia and Lisbon are being designed. The route Madrid-Galicia is under construction between the major Galician cities.

Other lines operated by Renfe include Alaris, a moderate-speed line between Madrid and Valencia.

In addition to intercity transport, Renfe operates commuter train systems, known as Cercanías (or Rodalies in Catalonia and Cercanías-Aldirikoak in the Basque Country), in eleven metropolitan areas, including Madrid and Barcelona. The former was targeted in the March 11, 2004 Madrid train bombings. While the latter and some of the regional trains going to Barcelona have been without service since 20 October 2007. In some cities Renfe shares the market with other commuter railway operators, such as FGC in Barcelona.

Map of Spanish railnetwork in 2005, from then up to now other High speed lines were being inaugurated as a Madrid-Barcelona, Marid-Valladolid, Madrid-Málaga (they don't appear in the map)

Yellow line with green dots= High speed line


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This is an old barcelona metro train (which are not in use anymore) (line 5) TMB means "Transports metropolitans de Barcelona)
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I was going to say much the same thing. Is there any point just dumping photos from railpictures.net without any information or commentary? This kind of thing comes close to being out and out spam, especially when New York Morning posts page after page of the same Russian locomotives even though he's Russian himself and therefore could (a) dig up plenty of imformation about railways in Russia and (b) easily avoid posting photos of the same locomotive classes over and over again.
I understand your point, so I add some info
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