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Old May 3rd, 2017, 05:55 PM   #2681
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Btw, which loading gauge is expected for HS2?
UIC loading gauge GC
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Old May 4th, 2017, 03:29 AM   #2682
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It would be a very good idea for Network Rail to have a map of where the loading gauge is expanded or where it is easy to expand: it could be a whole relief if it seems on some lines only small objects leave to be replaced somehow in order to make larger trains possible.
Nearly everything on and around the railway is built according to the W6 loading gauge. The busiest lines in the country, serving Brighton, Bournemouth, Kent, etc, are built to this gauge.

Say that you want to enlarge the Brighton Main Line, this would basically come down to building a whole new line as everything on the BML is tailored to the British gauge. This means gantries, platforms, bridges, tunnels, curves, et cetera.

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Btw, which loading gauge is expected for HS2?
HS2 will be built according to the UIC GC loading gauge, just like HS1. There will be two sorts of rolling stock: classic-compatible and captive. The captive stock can't run beyond HS2 as it would simply be too big, the classic-compatible stock is more narrow and thus can go basically everywhere (depending on route clearances).
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Old May 4th, 2017, 03:56 AM   #2683
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Here:



According to this:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loading_gauge

British railways seem to generally be around GA to GB.

PS-anyone have any news re: my last post on the LSWR?
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Old May 4th, 2017, 04:35 PM   #2684
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This is more like it:



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Old May 9th, 2017, 08:47 PM   #2685
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Old May 14th, 2017, 02:33 AM   #2686
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A closer look at Virgin Trains West Coast: London Euston - Glasgow via the West Coast Main Line







































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Old May 14th, 2017, 02:49 AM   #2687
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An Youtuber couple launched a project to visit all Great Britain train stations this spring and summer.


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Old May 17th, 2017, 02:53 PM   #2688
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Good luck visiting Shippea hill and lakenheath. They are on the same route but with hardly any (request only) trains calling. I reckon visiting shippley is only possible using the 07.15 ex Ely on a Saturday morning and sitting in Shippea hill until 19.27 to go back to Ely.
His only option might be to explain to the conductor he only wants a request stop to get off and back on again.
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Old May 17th, 2017, 07:18 PM   #2689
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Good luck visiting Shippea hill and lakenheath. They are on the same route but with hardly any (request only) trains calling. I reckon visiting shippley is only possible using the 07.15 ex Ely on a Saturday morning and sitting in Shippea hill until 19.27 to go back to Ely.
His only option might be to explain to the conductor he only wants a request stop to get off and back on again.
they don't have to stop, just be on a train that does stop there, it would take considerably longer otherwise
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Old May 21st, 2017, 01:58 PM   #2690
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Old May 26th, 2017, 08:26 PM   #2691
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Today slightly unusual bit of UK's railway infrastructure, the Eurotunnel Termnal in Folkestone:

How it looks on map:

Eurotunel Terminal
by Geogregor*, on Flickr

And general views, there is some construction activity, I have no idea what are they building:

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Eurostar from France exiting the tunnel:

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Loading and unloading ramps:

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Open shuttle train for lorries exiting the tunnel:

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Old May 26th, 2017, 08:29 PM   #2692
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Three open shuttle train for trucks and closed shuttle for cars:

DSC02914
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Front of the open shuttle train, there is one passenger car for the truck drivers:

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Unloading the shuttle train:

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Lorry drivers are transported by minibuses:

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Trucks exiting via ramp:

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Old May 26th, 2017, 08:31 PM   #2693
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Waiting for loading:

DSC02940
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Slightly different vantage point, directly over the tunnel entrance:

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Shuttle from France arriving:

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This one on its way to France:

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Old May 26th, 2017, 08:33 PM   #2694
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General view, it seems that the shuttle trains arrive and depart every few minutes:

DSC02990
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Loco pushing the shuttle tran from France:

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Closed shuttle entering the tunnel:

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Eurostar from France:

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Old May 28th, 2017, 01:23 PM   #2695
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Some photos from my trip to Folkestone.

Sevenoaks:

DSC02860
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Damn graffiti morons

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Class 375 to Dover entering station:

DSC02862
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Folkestone West:

DSC02868
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Between Folkestone and Dover:

DSC03107
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Class 395 to St Pancras:

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DSC03117
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Class 375:

DSC03120
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Towards Dover:

DSC03153
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On its way from Folkestone:

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Towards Dover again:

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Another class 395 heading towards Dover:

DSC03156
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DSC03160
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Class 375, heading towards Folkestone:

DSC03161
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Walking along the track:

DSC03169
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Shot from above the tunnel entrance, not far from Folkestone:

DSC03175
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Old May 28th, 2017, 01:30 PM   #2698
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Impressive viaduct in Folkestone:

DSC03286
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Class 375 on top:

DSC03298
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And 395:

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Heading back to London from Folkestone Central:

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Viaduct in Eynsford:

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Views from the top:

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Around Paddington station:

DSC03656
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