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Old October 2nd, 2011, 11:57 AM   #341
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Few days ago i was in Krakow for only 2 days.These pictures are from me:




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Old October 3rd, 2011, 07:02 AM   #342
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I plan on going to Warsaw in Sept next year? Will the rail link between the airport and the city centre be open and fully operational by then?
It will be so much easier taking the train into the city rather than the bus.
How is construction of the station underneath the airport going?
If you plan on going to Warsaw in September if NEXT YEAR (2012), the train connection between Chopin Airport and Warszawa Centralna will definitely be available!! The service is due to open in December 2011

In September of next year (2012) you may also fly into Warsaw's second airport, currently under construction (Modlin Airport). This airport will have a train connection with Warszawa Centralna as well, however initially the railway tracks will not be extended all the way to the passenger terminal, therefore expect a short, free bus ride from the terminal building to the Modlin Train station, from where you will take a train to Warsaw.
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Old October 3rd, 2011, 01:27 PM   #343
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Plasser Theurer RM 900 VB - new fully automatic rail welding robot RM 900 VB- The latest high-capacity machine with recycling in the track under repair.

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Old October 3rd, 2011, 11:03 PM   #344
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Excellent explanation! Go throught it!
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Old October 19th, 2011, 10:44 PM   #345
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EuroCity train from Vienna to Warsaw derails in Silesia

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Old October 20th, 2011, 11:33 PM   #346
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This accident shows the real state of Polish railways. It's another case of derailment on the crossover, in last time.

You write about high-speed railways. They are not really needed. It would be nice if They Were, but it really was enough to make us average cruising speed of even the paltry 100km/h.
Before World War II a record travel time was established on line from Kraków to Zakopane (the city in the mountains - skiing center) 2h13m(!!!). Today the fastest express (EX 13413 TATRY) travels the same route in 3h08m (unless there are Delays). The line is now electrified, but years of neglect have caused a lot of local speed limits the trains must slow down to 60 or 40 km/h. It is just one example, ther are many similar ones.
The trick is then not options to go very fast on a part of the line, but maintain a high average speed. Then the journey takes the least time.
With the current rail renovationsthere is no rail link between two cities faster than alternative car driving.

There was a lot of pictures here of the new rolling stock, but unfortunately it is not more than 10% of the total. These pictures are so much Because everyone is happy with the new vehicles. New vehicles after more than two Decades, with Virtually nothing new.

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Old October 22nd, 2011, 01:27 AM   #347
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Can't see the pics.
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Old October 22nd, 2011, 02:26 AM   #348
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Can't see the pics.
Strange, yesterday the photos were displayed correctly.
I could not improve these links now, I'll try to link them tomorrow.
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Old October 22nd, 2011, 11:59 AM   #349
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At least the train held together in that derailment... but still, freaky
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Old October 22nd, 2011, 11:00 PM   #350
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There is an interesting article in UZ (UkrZaliznitsa=Ukrainian state railways) official newspaper Magistral - http://en.magistral-uz.com.ua/articl...-v-evropu.html
It is about Polish 1520 mm freight line "LHS". I'm to lazy to translate it word by word, so I prefer to make a short list of facts:

-It's the longest 1520 mm road in the EU.
-At the moment railroad can handle up 12 train pairs per day, and the actual load is 9-10.
-Thus they plan to install fully-automatic interlocking on all stations, as well as to add some extra side tracks on some station - that should increase capacity up to 15-16 train pairs per day
-Second track is sweet, but costly. Railway receive no extra money from state or EU, it runs fully on cargo payments. So no second track in foreseeable future
-Only half of freight are metallurgical goods (which is the original purpose of the line) = 5 mln. t. per year. The other 5 mln. are containers.
-Management tries to attract customers with cheaper transshipment, faster container delivery (because of bypassing overloaded Brest transshipment facilities and heavy traffic on Brest-Minsk-Moscow mainline).
-Management also states that road is in good condition (as for freight rr) - no sped limits lower than 60 kmph. Train weight now is up to 5 000 t, thanks to modernization of 17 old ST44 (M62) locos with powerful and cleaner (Euro-3B) engines.
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Old October 22nd, 2011, 11:50 PM   #351
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-It's the longest 1520 mm road in the EU.
So the baltic states railways don't count?
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Old October 23rd, 2011, 12:07 AM   #352
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So the baltic states railways don't count?
Well, thats what article say.. I also surprised by this statement. It seems they talk only about 1435-countries EU
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Old October 23rd, 2011, 12:11 AM   #353
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Strange, yesterday the photos were displayed correctly.
I could not improve these links now, I'll try to link them tomorrow.
You might want to try to link them again. It's probably caused by the anti-spam thingy here,which only affects new forumers with just few posts - mod needs to approve your posted photos,before they are correctly displayed. Moderators get some notification once you post photos,but it takes time for them to notice it,so to speed things up just send PM to mod about your post. Don't worry,it's just temporary thing and won't happen any more once your post count goes up.

Btw,I saw few of those photos before (by copy/pasting photo links) and they seemed really interesting.
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Old October 23rd, 2011, 03:26 PM   #354
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So, the second attempt to show my photos:


303E (EU07) with "Monciak-Krópówki" TLK train from the coast to Zakopane


Fastest Polish electric locomotive 104E (EP09). The design of the eighties. The only preserved in original colors.


104E in a new painting. Currently on the purple background are white stripes with subtitles 'intercity'.


The green one is a EU06 (British series 83), one of 20 purchased in 1962. Later it was produced under license in Poland as 4E and later upgraded E303 (EP07 and EU07), as well as a two-piece locomotive 203E (ET41).
The red and silver one is a three cars train EN57 (design of 1957).


Diesels from Soviet Union M62 (ST44) in Sławków. The only Polish wide-gauge line. Locomotives equipped with automatic couplers SA-3.
LHS stenads for Linia Hutniczo Siarkowa - sulfur metallurgical line. Later Linia Hutniczo Szerokotorowa - metallurgical wide gauge line, because no longer carryes sulfur. It carries a poor iron ore mainly from the areas of Ukraine to Huta Katowice steelworks in Dąbrowa Górnicza.



Panorama of the Sławków LHS freight station.


Two Soviet diesel locomotives TEM2 (also SM48). Train from Huta Katowice steelworks to Huta im. Tadeusza Sendzimira steelworks.


M62 and TEM2 belonging to Orlen KolTrans (refinery) + a lot of tanks.


Polish diesel locomotive 301Db (SU45).


Another EN57. In winter, on a bridge in Wisła Głębce.


201E (ET22) Polish electric freight locomotive. The largest series of electric locomotives in Europe. More than 1,180 locomotives was built. They were also exported to Morocco.


Ls800/6D (SM42) Polish diesel which is used to maneuver, light freight trains and passenger cars (as SU42 and SP42).

All these photos are my property! In order to use them (also to link on your website) you need my permission!

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Old October 24th, 2011, 05:13 PM   #355
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Old October 29th, 2011, 05:07 PM   #356
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You might want to try to link them again. It's probably caused by the anti-spam thingy here,which only affects new forumers with just few posts - mod needs to approve your posted photos,before they are correctly displayed.(...)


My photographs are still invisible (except panoramas). Mod is probably not interested, and I can not find a form to return his attention to it.

And I have some recent photos to show.
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Old October 29th, 2011, 06:43 PM   #357
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UnrealGoD try using imageshack like on the panorama on the other pictures
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Old October 30th, 2011, 12:53 PM   #358
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Yes but the pictures are already posted on the gallery, so I do not want to reposted them elsewhere, since those links work fine (as long as there is no filter).
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Old October 30th, 2011, 09:22 PM   #359
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Yes but the pictures are already posted on the gallery, so I do not want to reposted them elsewhere, since those links work fine (as long as there is no filter).
Somitimes internet sites block hot-linking to their pictures.
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