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Old April 13th, 2015, 04:25 PM   #5821
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What does the green line stand for?
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Old April 13th, 2015, 05:38 PM   #5822
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What does the green line stand for?
Ascending routes to Mt. Everest from south and the north.
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Old April 14th, 2015, 10:50 PM   #5823
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Five new 3250kw(4418hp) HXN3B shunters made by CNR Dalian on their way to Zhengzhou

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Old April 15th, 2015, 12:08 AM   #5824
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the rumoured tunnel under Mount Everest. You can identify the peaks according to the height marked on the picture

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Ascending routes to Mt. Everest from south and the north.
Thanks. What's that green icon on the bottom at 5364m?

And I'm guessing the black-white dashed line is the route South?

What's the Green writing along it, and why is the point at 5560m noted?
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Old April 15th, 2015, 12:10 AM   #5825
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i think reason for building a long tunnel under Mt Everest has little to do with cost and more to do geographical feasibility. As the real challenge for a laying down a railway track is the permafrost and extreme variations in temperatures which cause the metal tracks to contract and also these are all electric lines running metal wires.


Ofcourse to a large degree most of these challenges were addressed in the construction of the lhasa line. Yet as they curve around mountains towards nepal they might just face too many of these problems for it to be feasible. A tunnel does ensure a much more stable weather condition and might actually be a more feasible engineering feat than fighting the nature.

Infact the mount blanc also has a tunnel running under it so in my view its no big deal
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Old April 15th, 2015, 12:33 AM   #5826
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Thanks. What's that green icon on the bottom at 5364m?

And I'm guessing the black-white dashed line is the route South?

What's the Green writing along it, and why is the point at 5560m noted?
green writing is the base camp on the south ascending routes.
dotted lines are routes to the north base camp as the green writing indicates
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Old April 15th, 2015, 12:34 AM   #5827
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Old April 15th, 2015, 08:03 PM   #5828
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One of the symbols of China railway from 50's and 60's, Yingtan-Xiamen(鹰厦) railway, winding along the banks of the rivers, romantic and sloooooow

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Old April 15th, 2015, 08:21 PM   #5829
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Are there any other maps of the rail line over Everest? I'd like to see how the rest of the route will go.
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Old April 17th, 2015, 04:09 AM   #5830
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"Is it really necessary to have four tracks between Nanning East and Nanning Station?"
"Oh, yes, otherwise you won't be able to see this happening..."

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The stretch of railway on Googlemap
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Old April 17th, 2015, 06:28 PM   #5831
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"Oh, yes, otherwise you won't be able to see this happening..."
How long is that section? And how many stations does it have?
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Old April 17th, 2015, 08:42 PM   #5832
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How long is that section? And how many stations does it have?
It's just over 10km from Nanning East to Nanning Station.

The S-shape section seen in the pictures is about 1.2km long.
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China railway cargo volume down 9 pct y-o-y in Q1
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BEIJING, Apr. 14 (Xinhua) -- China's railway freight volume totaled 870 million tones (tonnes) in the first quarter of this year, down 9 percent year on year, according to data provided by the China Railway Corporation.

According to the CRC data, China's railway passenger traffic in the first quarter of this year increased 8.8 percent year on year to hit 590.77 million riders.

China's daily passenger volume stood at 5.76 million yuan, 6.89 million yuan and 7.08 million yuan, respectively, in January-March, higher than the levels in the same period of last year.
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China to allow guide dogs on trains
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BEIJING, April 18 (Xinhua) -- Visually impaired passengers will be allowed to take guide dogs onto trains from May 1, according to new rules announced by China Railway Corporation.

The company made the rules after joint studies with the China Disabled Persons' Federation in an effort to improve barrier-free services to the disabled.

Visually impaired passengers can tell train stations their needs to ride with guide dogs when buying tickets, or calling the railway customer service center 12 hours before train departure.

Passengers can also seek help from staff at stations if they fail to contact the service center in advance, the temporary rules read.
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18th of April eight years ago, China railway started the 6th Speed Up Campaign, also saw the introduction of 200km/h mordern CRH EMUs into services.

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CRH2 on Beijing-Guangzhou railway, leaving Beijing West station


CRH5 on Beijing-Qinhuangdao railway


CRH1 on Shanghai-Kunming railway


CRH1 from Beijing to Shanghai, service no. D31


CRH5 on Beijing-Guangzhou railway


CRH5 on Beijing-Harbin railway


CRH2 on Beijing-Guangzhou railway


CRH1E Beijing-Chengdu sleeper train
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Old April 21st, 2015, 02:01 AM   #5837
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Suihua(绥化)-Jiamusi(佳木斯) railway at the end of September

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Old April 21st, 2015, 02:02 AM   #5838
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18th of April eight years ago, China railway started the 6th Speed Up Campaign, also saw the introduction of 200km/h mordern CRH EMUs into services.

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Beijing to Tianjin


CRH2 on Beijing-Guangzhou railway, leaving Beijing West station




CRH1E Beijing-Chengdu sleeper train
Are these CRH trains running on conventional railway lines? Is running CRH on conventional rail lines a long term plan? I remember seeing a video of CRH running on conventional line between Shanghai and Nanjing but not sure if they still do that.
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Old April 21st, 2015, 02:43 AM   #5839
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Are these CRH trains running on conventional railway lines? Is running CRH on conventional rail lines a long term plan? I remember seeing a video of CRH running on conventional line between Shanghai and Nanjing but not sure if they still do that.
Yes,those in the pictures were running on conventional railway lines. As soon as the parallel HSRs were opened, they were all moved onto the HSRs. AFAIK, only when HSR services reached to their near capacity in holiday/festival time, a few CRH trains on parallel conventional railway lines were introduced for a short period of time.
There's still quite a few CRH services running on 200km/h conventional railway lines with no parallel HSRs, like Jining(集宁)-Baotou(包头) second line, Jiaoji(胶济) PDL, Xiangpu(向莆) railway, Longyan(龙岩)-Xiamen(厦门) railway, etc.
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Old April 22nd, 2015, 01:27 PM   #5840
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