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Old January 19th, 2016, 01:27 AM   #1041
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Isn't buffer and chain coupling a limiting factor as well?
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Old January 19th, 2016, 06:35 PM   #1042
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Isn't buffer and chain coupling a limiting factor as well?
Yes of course - that's what I meant when I mentioned strength of couplers.
But this is the limiting factor that everyone comes to think of first, and could
be easily (well, sort of) eliminated by adopting automatic couplers. While the
other issues I mentioned are much more costly and difficult to overcome. This
most probably explains why the conversion to automatic couplers, discussed
since ages, finally did not happen : alone, it does not solve anything.
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Old January 19th, 2016, 06:39 PM   #1043
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Railroad capital of the world is Chicago.
Chicago is more than anything else the world capital of railroad traffic jams,
and the efforts (or lack thereof) of the railroad companies to solve that
problem are pathetic, to say the least. Champions of the free enterprise,
but unable to build a bridge without public funding assistance... Sheeesh !
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Old January 20th, 2016, 04:48 AM   #1044
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Isn't buffer and chain coupling a limiting factor as well?
They use a remote control system for locomotives, similar to GE Locotrol but developed by Alstom. So they can put one or some locomotives in the middle of the train, dividing traction effort, and making couplers work with less traction tensión. It is the first time i see a distributed power system working with chain coupler, i don't know if it is the only one or there are another.

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Old January 21st, 2016, 02:31 PM   #1045
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Future Rennes train station after renovation




© Ouest-France/FGP TER Rennes Métropole
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Old January 22nd, 2016, 09:21 AM   #1046
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They use a remote control system for locomotives, similar to GE Locotrol but developed by Alstom. So they can put one or some locomotives in the middle of the train, dividing traction effort, and making couplers work with less traction tensión. It is the first time i see a distributed power system working with chain coupler, i don't know if it is the only one or there are another.
As far as I know, Swiss railways have been using distributed traction with a control system very similar to Locotrol on the Gotthard line in the last 20 years.

http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/s...echniques.html
http://cs.trains.com/trn/f/111/p/225598/2513342.aspx
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Old January 24th, 2016, 02:32 AM   #1047
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Another Rennes rendering, this time a sky view of the refurbished station and its neighbouring planned business district:



+ a nice cab view I stumbled on, containing some picturesque mountain views of Vercors massif, Dauphiné prealps:
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Old January 24th, 2016, 04:38 AM   #1048
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Is that a green roof or a park above the station?
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Old January 26th, 2016, 06:11 PM   #1049
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Old January 27th, 2016, 08:25 PM   #1050
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Old February 12th, 2016, 07:02 AM   #1051
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París-Belfort line.

A Corail pulled by a CC 72100 loco, at Genevreuille station, between Vesoul and Lure (Haute Saône département, Franche Comté).

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París-Belfort line again.

Another Corail pulled by a class CC 72100. This time near Colombier station, between Vesoul and Lure.

Just look at the bend in hindsight.

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diesel locos, always ugly and dirty.
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Is that a green roof or a park above the station?
I think a green roof above the Rennes station (not sure, maybe just for green washing and communication). We won't be able to walk on it.
And a little park between the station and the place (you can see it on my last post).

Laying of the bridge in january :

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Old February 25th, 2016, 02:06 AM   #1055
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París-Belfort line again.

Another Corail pulled by a class CC 72100. This time near Colombier station, between Vesoul and Lure.

Just look at the bend in hindsight.
Nez-Cassé diesel locomotives are in operation yet? Wow!
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Old March 2nd, 2016, 02:15 AM   #1056
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diesel locos, always ugly and dirty.
Yep, but small and old catenary-less/non-electrified lines on which they run are full of charm IMHO.
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Old March 16th, 2016, 09:22 AM   #1057
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Les Arcs' Express is a funicular linking Bourg-St-Maurice and Les Arcs ski resort, 1625m above sea level. It was inaugurated in 1989, replacing a former cable car.

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Old April 6th, 2016, 10:16 PM   #1059
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Very nice posts.France railways are the best in the world,for me of course
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Old April 27th, 2016, 07:04 AM   #1060
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Last time I was in Nice, I saw Garde Du Sud and read up on the area.

When the train station closed, they built the Garde de Nice CP a little west of the old station.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gare_de_Nice_CP

Why didn't they extend the Chemins de Fer de Provence trains in a tunnel south to have the last stop underneath Gare de Nice-Ville?
No its 400 meters north and isn't as integrated as it could be.
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