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Old October 28th, 2014, 01:50 PM   #2041
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I'm not so familiar with that depot, but I've read that it might be that someone simply forgot to put on the brakes on the train and since the depot is on a hill the train just "rolled" out of the depot. That would also explain why and how the "robbers disappeared"

Maybe someone who knows that place could comment if such scenario is possible.
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Old November 9th, 2014, 07:38 PM   #2042
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I'm not so familiar with that depot, but I've read that it might be that someone simply forgot to put on the brakes on the train and since the depot is on a hill the train just "rolled" out of the depot. That would also explain why and how the "robbers disappeared"

Maybe someone who knows that place could comment if such scenario is possible.

The place looks quite plane on the map.
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Old November 17th, 2014, 04:29 PM   #2043
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Russian slab track trials underway
Monday, November 17, 2014



THE first 1520mm-gauge trials of Alstom's NBT slab track system began on November 15, when testing was launched at the VNIIZhT test centre at Shcherbinka near Moscow in the presence of Russian Railways (RZD) senior vice-president Mr Valentin Gapanovich

The lifecycle tests will assess the performance of various slab track configurations with the aim of certifying the system for use on high-speed lines.

Working in co-operation with Russia's Roszheldorproekt design institute, Vossloh, Pandrol, and concrete supplier Lafarge Russia, Alstom has installed a 125m-long section of NBT at Shcherbinka, including two 25m-long transition zones.

During the first phase of testing a loaded train will run over the section of track at 80km/h. The most stable configurations will then be put forward for high-speed testing, which will involve the construction of a longer section of slab track

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Old November 17th, 2014, 06:40 PM   #2044
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Old December 9th, 2014, 09:35 PM   #2045
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Russia to cut international services

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Russia's state railway company says it will stop almost all service to Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Tajikistan for a year starting December 14, citing a lack of demand.

In a statement on its website on December 9, Russian Railways said its Federal Passenger Company unit is suspending the service because it is not profitable.

It said "the decision to suspend some trains' operations had been caused by a significant decrease in the volume of international rail travel, which led to the ineffective use of engines and trains.
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Old January 7th, 2015, 07:32 PM   #2046
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GoRail to cut Estonia – Russia services
Wednesday, January 07, 2015



GORAIL, the only operator of regular passenger services between Estonia and Russia, has announced it will cut its daily Tallinn – St Petersburg train back to just two return services per week next month

From February 15, the Tallinn Baltic – Narva – St Petersburg Vitebsk service will only operate on Fridays and Sundays while the return service will run only on Saturdays and Mondays.

GoRail says that the economic situation and political tensions between the European Union and Russia have reduced demand on the route. "The decline in the value of the Rouble has reduced the number of tourists travelling to Estonia," says GoRail development director Mr Jolan Ševtsovi. "With the high fixed costs of operating these trains this is the only viable solution."

The international passenger service on the 380km Tallinn – St Petersburg route has led a chequered existence over the last decade, having been withdrawn and reinstated on a number of occasions. The current GoRail service was introduced on an experimental basis in May 2012
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Old January 9th, 2015, 08:28 PM   #2047
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Old January 23rd, 2015, 01:41 PM   #2048
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Russian Railways began construction of new Prohorovka-Zhuravka-Chertkovo-Bataysk railway, bypassing Ukraine for Adler and Rostov bound trains. Below is map of new railway with original route:
http://www.pravda.com.ua/rus/news/2015/01/22/7055920/



Red - Zhuravka-Chertkovo section, phase 1
Blue - remaining phases
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Old January 25th, 2015, 05:10 AM   #2049
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you will be considered spamming and will be banned if you continue do the testing in the regular forums. Put your test posts here...

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Old January 26th, 2015, 09:56 AM   #2050
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Russian Railways began construction of new Prohorovka-Zhuravka-Chertkovo-Bataysk railway, bypassing Ukraine for Adler and Rostov bound trains. Below is map of new railway with original route:
http://www.pravda.com.ua/rus/news/2015/01/22/7055920/
If I understand maps and plans correctly, only the Prohorovka - Zhuravka section will be new, from Zhuravka to Bataysk trains can use existing lines. Or...?

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Old January 26th, 2015, 01:16 PM   #2051
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Is probable that this year o the next year, the train Moscu-Nice arrives to Barcelona?
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Old January 26th, 2015, 05:05 PM   #2052
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Never heard about that. It's not a high speed train, so it would probably have to go
through the historic line (gradients too steep otherwise). This means a bogie exchange
at the spanish border. There were bogie change installations at the Hendaye-Irun border
but this is for trains coming from Paris, and disused since a very long time. As far as I
know, at the Cerbere-Port Bou border (where a train from Nice would arrive), there is no
such installation, just a talgo cambiador. So I don't see how this could be possible.
Note there used to be a sleeping car Moscow-Madrid relation in the past (going through
Paris) so a train trip with two bogie exchanges en route did exist.
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Old January 26th, 2015, 07:23 PM   #2053
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If I understand maps and plans correctly, only the Prohorovka - Zhuravka section will be new, from Zhuravka to Bataysk trains can use existing lines. Or...?

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Old January 27th, 2015, 01:39 AM   #2054
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Never heard about that. It's not a high speed train, so it would probably have to go
through the historic line (gradients too steep otherwise). This means a bogie exchange
at the spanish border. There were bogie change installations at the Hendaye-Irun border
but this is for trains coming from Paris, and disused since a very long time. As far as I
know, at the Cerbere-Port Bou border (where a train from Nice would arrive), there is no
such installation, just a talgo cambiador. So I don't see how this could be possible.
Note there used to be a sleeping car Moscow-Madrid relation in the past (going through
Paris) so a train trip with two bogie exchanges en route did exist.
In Spain, We have HSL between Perpignan-Figueres and Figueres-Barcelona. They have standard gauge in two sections.

http://www.tpferro.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madrid%...peed_rail_line

I have listened that RZD, Adif and Renfe are speaking about this.
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Old January 27th, 2015, 02:14 AM   #2055
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In Spain, We have HSL between Perpignan-Figueres and Figueres-Barcelona. They have standard gauge in two sections.
Yes I know that. But the TP Ferro line has very steep grades which are
probably not sustainable by any other kind of train than high-speed ones,
and certainly not by a long rake of heavy vehicles hauled by one loco only.
If such a train would have to stop in one of those grades, it could probably
not restart. Hence my suggestion that it would have to go through the
historic line, which is les hilly but requires a gauge change...
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Old January 27th, 2015, 10:20 AM   #2056
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Aeroexpress to pull out of Vladivostok and Kazan
26 Jan 2015



RUSSIA: Airport rail link operator Aeroexpress has announced plans to cease operations in Vladivostok and Kazan and instead focus on its Moscow services, saying the regional governments have not provided subsidies needed to cover its losses.

‘We are currently working through the best way to transfer the entire service to local operators’, said Chief Operating Officer Alexey Sorokin on January 19. He added that the ‘current macroeconomic situation’ and a 100-fold increase in the cost of using railway infrastructure from January 5 had forced the company to cease its activities in Kazan and Vladivostok

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Yes I know that. But the TP Ferro line has very steep grades which are
probably not sustainable by any other kind of train than high-speed ones,
and certainly not by a long rake of heavy vehicles hauled by one loco only.
If such a train would have to stop in one of those grades, it could probably
not restart. Hence my suggestion that it would have to go through the
historic line, which is les hilly but requires a gauge change...
Is probable to pase the actual train Moscu-Nice by this line and the HSL Barcelona-Figueres. Nowdays, runs between Zaragoza and Barcelona one Trainhotel with one locomotive 252.,and the gradients in the HSL between Zaragoza and Barcelona is 25 thousandths.
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Old January 31st, 2015, 10:36 PM   #2058
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I have a few questions:

1) Is Gatchina - Veymarn railway now fully electrified?
2) When will Veymarn - Ivangorod section be electrified?
3) Is it electrified at 3kv DC like most of the railways around St. Petersburg?

Thanks!
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Old February 3rd, 2015, 11:38 PM   #2059
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Pskov Oblast - cessation of commuter operations beginning 2015.02.01

According to Russian media, suburban rail service in Pskov Oblast (western European Russia on border with Latvia and Estonia) was discontinued at the beginning of this month due to regional budget constraints.

Pskov Oblast has been ensnared in a demographic crisis that has gone on for almost a century. From a peak of 1,788,418 in 1926, the population reached 842,905 at the end of the Soviet epoch in 1991, and continued its rapid decline after then. The current population estimate is 651,205.

Commuter rail service was provided by North-Western Suburban Rail Company, a subsidiary of state rail operator RZD. In mid-January 2015, Dno-Morino rail service was the first to be cancelled. Deputy governor has told the press that bus service will be provided instead.

It was also reported that as of 2015.01.01, Vologda Oblast suburban rail service was discontinued as well. This region has also been experiencing significant population loss, though not as much as Pskov, going from a peak of 1,772,800 in 1915 to 1,353,799 in 1991 to 1,191,009 as of now.

http://lenta.ru/news/2015/02/01/pskov/
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Old February 13th, 2015, 02:40 PM   #2060
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Sakhalin diesel locomotive on test
12 Feb 2015


Sinara TG16M locomotive for Russian Railways' Sakhalin network on test

RUSSIA: The first of 32 TG16M locomotives for Russian Railways’ 1 067 mm gauge network on the Pacific island of Sakhalin has begun six months of trial operation. The locomotive was inaugurated with a ceremony at Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk which included a blessing by the Archbishop of South Sakhalin.

The 100 km/h two-section locomotives were ordered under a 2011 agreement between RZD and Sinara Transport Machines, and are being built at the manufacturer’s Lyudinovsky plant. The first underwent static and dynamic testing at the plant in October, and the second has been on test at the VNIKTI rolling stock research institute in Kolomna. Entry into regular service is planned from July 2015, with the new locomotives to be used to haul coal and other commodities on the line from Yuzhnno-Sakhalinsk to the port of Kholmsk, where gradients of up to 3% limit trains to 20 wagons

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