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Old April 22nd, 2012, 11:35 AM   #4741
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Old April 22nd, 2012, 12:22 PM   #4742
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See post 4631-4633.
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Old April 22nd, 2012, 12:24 PM   #4743
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China to see railways investment slightly higher than last year
By liyuchuan | 2012-04-20 13:20
CSJ--Friday, April 20, 2012
http://www.cs.com.cn/english/ei/2012...0_3324973.html

China`s railways investment tends to be eased as the commercial banks began to lend fresh money to the railway projects in the second quarter. Some industrial insiders said, the railway investment might exceed the annual plan if the capital is available.

The Ministry of Railways had applied for issuing bonds 150 billion yuan while the main railway construction funds is from commercial lenders.

The Ministry of Railways had planned fix assets investment 516 billion yuan in 2011, but it completed investment only 53 billion in the first quarter, according to the data of Nation Bureau of Statistics.
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Old April 22nd, 2012, 08:23 PM   #4744
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Does China still use steam engine trains? If so where?
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Old April 23rd, 2012, 02:29 AM   #4745
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Does China still use steam engine trains? If so where?
Only on some industry lines, such as coal mines etc. The last regular passenger steam engine in China retired in December 2005 on the Jitong Line.

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Old April 23rd, 2012, 04:12 PM   #4746
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New HXD1d

Thanks for pictures and technical data.

Has anybody values of bogie-wheelbase and distance between pivots?

Has anybody an elevation plan of this locomotive, or type-drawing?

Perhaps also the same for HXD1c or HXD1b?

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Old April 23rd, 2012, 04:45 PM   #4747
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Only on some industry lines, such as coal mines etc. The last regular passenger steam engine in China (also in the world) retired in December 2005 on the Jitong Line.
There is still a daily steam train in Poland on the Wolsztyn - Poznan route. Also, don't forget the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. It also operates a daily steam trains. Jitong Line was not the last one in the world.
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Old April 23rd, 2012, 07:10 PM   #4748
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Only on some industry lines, such as coal mines etc. The last regular passenger steam engine in China (also in the world) retired in December 2005 on the Jitong Line.
This one is still running in Sichuan :

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Old April 23rd, 2012, 07:13 PM   #4749
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Only on some industry lines, such as coal mines etc. The last regular passenger steam engine in China (also in the world) retired in December 2005 on the Jitong Line.
Ah thats a shame. Would have been interesting. So they use diesel for non electrified passenger lines huh?
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Old April 23rd, 2012, 11:03 PM   #4750
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There is still a daily steam train in Poland on the Wolsztyn - Poznan route. Also, don't forget the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. It also operates a daily steam trains. Jitong Line was not the last one in the world.
I mean on national trunk railways for passenger transport. This does not include joy trains, tourist trains, and etc. You can always run a steam train in your backyard. India retired their steam engine much earlier than China, in fact, I think it was in 1995 or 1996. The Jiayang steam train (the youtube video in last post) does not run on national railways.
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Old April 24th, 2012, 03:40 AM   #4751
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I mean on national trunk railways for passenger transport. This does not include joy trains, tourist trains, and etc. You can always run a steam train in your backyard. India retired their steam engine much earlier than China, in fact, I think it was in 1995 or 1996. The Jiayang steam train (the youtube video in last post) does not run on national railways.
Yes, I know what you mean. The steam train in Poland is a daily, commuter train on a standard gauge track, not a joy ride and not a tourist train.

In Darjeeling (narrow gauge), due to the age, steam locomotives still run daily trains on a shortened distance. Longer distances are operated by diesel.

Both of the trains above run on the national railways network.
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Old April 24th, 2012, 05:11 AM   #4752
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BEIJING - A Chinese locomotive maker announced on Monday it has exported two electric locomotives to Belarus, marking the first time China-made freight locomotives have been exported to Europe.

Datong Electric Locomotive Co Ltd (DEC), a subsidiary of China North Locomotive and Rolling Corp Ltd, said the event also represented the first export of China's high-power electric locomotives overseas.

In 2010, DEC won a bid to provide 12 electric locomotives to Belarus. They are all set to be delivered this year. Designed to reach a speed of 120 km per hour, the locomotives will be used for freight transportation.

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/busines...t_15123155.htm
Anybody knows what locomotives are those?
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Old April 24th, 2012, 06:14 AM   #4753
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Where is the best and most scenic place to do trainspotting in China?
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Old April 24th, 2012, 06:36 AM   #4754
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Where is the best and most scenic place to do trainspotting in China?
Define "best" and "most scenic".
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Best that means the place is easily accessible yet it provide us with natural and breathtaking scenery.

Most scenic....well...I've just realized that it has a very diverse meaning, considering the diverse scenery in China itself......

Well, what about trainspotting with mountain scenery?
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CNR Datong customized Sino-Belarus Freight I electric locomotive. 9600kw, 1520mm gauge, 120km/h.

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Old April 25th, 2012, 12:30 PM   #4757
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Thousands stranded, trains suspended by heavy winds

URUMQI, April 22 (Xinhua) -- Strong winds have affected northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region since Sunday morning, disrupting seven trains and leaving around 7,000 of passengers stranded.

The strong winds swept through Xinjiang at about 5:17 a.m. Sunday, with wind speeds reaching 117 km per hour from Turpan to Yuergou, according to Urumqi Railways Bureau.

Trains and passengers have been stranded in stations along the Southern Xinjiang Railway Kashi-Turpan route, including Yuergou, Hejing and Wangbu.

The railways bureau of Urumqi has launched emergency measures and contacted the stranded staff to ensure passengers are kept warm, and have enough access to water.

The bureau confirmed that traffic hasn't yet resumed, as wind speeds remain too strong.
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Old April 25th, 2012, 02:44 PM   #4758
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Yes, I know what you mean. The steam train in Poland is a daily, commuter train on a standard gauge track, not a joy ride and not a tourist train.
I don't think so, see an example of the actual Poznan - Wolsztyn train. Does not look a steam train to me: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3oiVZohDMs

I think you either have outdated information or you are confusing it with the "Pirate train", which is a touristic train which goes from Poznan to the sea. But that is a weekends touristic train. Although it does make a rather long and useful track so it can also be useful for regular touristic trips like if it was a main rail line.
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Old April 26th, 2012, 01:58 AM   #4759
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Yes, I know what you mean. The steam train in Poland is a daily, commuter train on a standard gauge track, not a joy ride and not a tourist train.
Really? Whats the ridership like?
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Old April 27th, 2012, 09:15 AM   #4760
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I don't think so, see an example of the actual Poznan - Wolsztyn train. Does not look a steam train to me: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3oiVZohDMs

I think you either have outdated information or you are confusing it with the "Pirate train", which is a touristic train which goes from Poznan to the sea. But that is a weekends touristic train. Although it does make a rather long and useful track so it can also be useful for regular touristic trips like if it was a main rail line.
"Pirate train" is a complete different story. Apart from the steam, they also have the railbuses running on this line (as seen on your youtube video).

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