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Old April 11th, 2009, 11:32 AM   #341
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Is it true that they are planning to regauge the system from Japanese/Cape (1067 mm) to Russian Broad?

Are there serious plans to build a rail tunnel to the mainland, or is it just politics?
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Old April 11th, 2009, 12:14 PM   #342
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1) Yes. From Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sakhalin
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dual_Gauge

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Transport, especially by sea, is an important segment of the economy. Nearly all the cargo arriving for Sakhalin (and the Kuril Islands) is delivered by cargo boats, or by ferries, in railway wagons, through a sea ferry passage at Vanino-Kholmsk. The ports of Korsakov and Kholmsk are the largest and handle all kinds of goods, while coal and timber shipments often go through other ports. In 1999, a ferry service was opened between the ports of Korsakov and Wakkanai, Japan.

About 30% of all inland transport volume is realized through railways. Sakhalin has railway lines stretching from Nogliki in the north to Korsakov in the south. There is also a departmental narrow-gauge line at Nogliki–Okha, extending 228 kilometers (142 mi). With the existence of a ferry serving Vanino-Kholmsk, Sakhalin has railway connection with the railway network of the rest of Russia. The railways are only now being converted from the Japanese 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) gauge to the Russian 1,520 mm (4 ft 11⅞ in) gauge.[12][13] All mainland rolling stock is regauged at Holmsk. The original Japanese D51 steam locomotives were used by the Soviet Railways until 1979.
2) Still from Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sakhalin_Tunnel
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sakhalin-Hokkaido_Tunnel
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Old April 11th, 2009, 03:16 PM   #343
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Do I see right, they use Janney coupling on some trains and SA-21 coupling on others?
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Old April 11th, 2009, 03:32 PM   #344
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Besides the 1067 mm gauge there is another rail network on Sachalin, the 750 mm gauge:





Pictures: parovoz.com
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Old April 11th, 2009, 09:36 PM   #345
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Actually it's Japanese. Can you see it in a Godzilla movie?
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Old April 12th, 2009, 11:49 AM   #346
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Please return Japan Sakhalin(karafuto).
A true name is called karafuto.
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Old April 12th, 2009, 12:04 PM   #347
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That will happen after you return Senkaku (Diaoyu Tai).
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Old April 13th, 2009, 04:46 PM   #348
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Sapsan on testing circle:

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Old April 13th, 2009, 05:23 PM   #349
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Oops, I did not know about the problem of the Island... Japanese-Russian, conflict, etc. Soviets are not Russians but Russians inherited the good and bad things of the Soviets. No politics in forum please, I just understood now a bit of the problem of this island. We will not solve political problems here. This picture highlights the fact that there is japanese material on this island and it is still in quite good shape seems so Good Japanese quality !
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Old April 14th, 2009, 07:20 PM   #350
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That will happen after you return Senkaku (Diaoyu Tai).
You are always writing the criticism by another.
The people of Ryukyu used it as an anchorage from old days.Please hear it directly.

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Old April 14th, 2009, 08:05 PM   #351
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Russia's Putin calls for speeding up high-speed railroad projects

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin called Tuesday for speeding up the construction of high-speed railroads, ITAR-TASS reported.

He was speaking at an official meeting on the transportation industry in the city of St. Petersburg.

Putin also said the government had allocated 50 billion rubles to invest in Russian Railways' capital and was considering providing another 100 billion rubles to the railway monopoly.

Transportation Minister Igor Levitin said at the meeting that a bill on high-speed railroads would be soon submitted to the government.

Russian Railways is currently developing several high-speed rail projects.

http://www.prime-tass.com/news/show....d=68&id=455597
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Old April 14th, 2009, 08:24 PM   #352
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Good news!

I am sure that it will boost the whole area. Maybe one day we will see at last, one HSL from Moscow to Riga 1000 km is nothing
And from St-Petersburg to Riga, through Tallinn (500-600 km)

Is there any map of the projects?
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Old April 14th, 2009, 09:29 PM   #353
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New cars for the train named Baikal:



Wonderful! A new train that isn't just an elongated bus on rails... that's good news.
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Old April 17th, 2009, 02:13 AM   #354
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Freight One Plans JV with Finnish Railways.

A protocol of intent to set up a JV has been signed by the General Director of Russia’s Freight One, Salman Babaev, and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of VR Ltd., Pertti Saarela. The two men have reached an agreement on developing cooperation in export, import and transit rail shipments between Russia and Finland, and have committed to creating a joint venture for cargo shipments.

The planned JV will take the form of a transport-expediting company involved in sales, marketing, freight forwarding and organization of the full range of rail transport services between Russia and Finland. In the future, it may expand its operations to other EU countries.

All the necessary internal corporate procedures for creating the JV will be completed in the second quarter of 2009.

[…]
http://eng.rzd.ru/wps/portal/rzdeng?...3920&id=104181
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Old April 18th, 2009, 05:42 PM   #355
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Old April 18th, 2009, 06:03 PM   #356
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Южно-Сахалинск, Russia/Sakhalin region:



Холмск, Russia/Sakhalin region:

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Old April 18th, 2009, 08:25 PM   #357
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Norraw gauge looks in really good shape. Is it a tourist attraction?
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Old April 19th, 2009, 01:52 PM   #358
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Nice sound:

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Old April 19th, 2009, 02:23 PM   #359
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Old April 20th, 2009, 11:38 AM   #360
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Norraw gauge looks in really good shape. Is it a tourist attraction?
I don't think so.
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