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Old November 23rd, 2015, 06:43 AM   #5901
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Old December 4th, 2015, 05:15 PM   #5902
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Tianjin Railway station, Tianjin, China, April 2015 by Jack Tanner, on Flickr
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Old December 26th, 2015, 08:14 AM   #5903
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Cheng-Kun line

A colorful double-decker leaves Guangtongbei for Lijiang



Local train 6160 slows to enter Heijing station



A closer view



A couple of trains in the town of Xide, southern Sichuan




A work train at the southern end of the yard at JiuLi. The line has come 160km across the flat plains of Sichuan from Chengdu. 300 metres behind the train, around a curve to the right is the first tunnel southbound. ~430km or the remaining 940km to KunMing are inside tunnels. 2014 there seemed to be a winter program of line work all morning, someplaces to mid-afternoon, with real trains running mostly at night.
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Old December 27th, 2015, 12:33 PM   #5904
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Sichuan-Tibet Railway

Qinggangtan bridge,Chengdu-Ya'an section,Sichuan Province,Southwest China.


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Old December 28th, 2015, 10:01 AM   #5905
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Old January 3rd, 2016, 07:37 PM   #5906
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China railway diplomacy in 2015

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Old January 4th, 2016, 04:12 PM   #5907
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China plans to invest $538 bln in railway in 5 years

http://www.ecns.cn/business/2016/01-04/194605.shtml
http://companies.caixin.com/2016-01-04/100895351.html
http://english.caixin.com/2016-01-04/100895761.html
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articl...n-in-new-track

China is going to invest at least 3.8 trillion yuan ($538 billion) in new railway construction in the country's 13th Five Year Plan (2016-2020), Caixin Media reported.

The ambitious plan aims to boost China's railroad to a record 150,000 kilometers(120,000 now) and high-speed rail to 30,000 kilometers(19,000 now), it said, citing a draft proposal by transportation authorities.

The government tends to be conservative in its estimates in these draft, said an official from the China Railway Corp. (CRC), operator of the rail network. The final investment plan could surpass 4 trillion yuan, he said. Planners believe China must continue expanding the network because it lags developed countries in terms of mileage per capita, said one of the people.

The railway network would link any major city with a population over 200,000 and reduce the commuting time among them to 1 to 8 hours. HSR network would link any city with a population over 500,000, according to the proposal.

Over 44 high speed routes are designed to expand the high-speed rail network, with priority going to links from Beijing to Shenyang, Northeast Liaoning province; from Taiyuan, North Shanxi province to Zhengzhou, Central Henan province and lines in the Midwestern provinces.

Some 5,000 kilometers of inter-city high-speed rail will be constructed to connect populous regions, with priority going to the economic hubs of Beijing, Tianjin and neighboring Hebei Province; the Yangtze River Delta; and the Pearl River Delta.

Another 800 billion yuan will be spent on research, buying new train carriages and equipping all passenger trains with air conditioning, according to the document.

An possible high-speed railway to run beneath China's Bohai Sea may also be taken into consideration.

It now takes over 10 hours to travel the over-1,000-kilometer land route between Lushun and Penglai, which are separated by the Bohai Sea and located on the Liaodong and Shandong peninsulas, respectively.

The proposed underwater high-speed railway is likely to shorten the distance to over 100 kilometers while the travel time would be reduced to 40-50 minutes.

China spent 820 billion yuan ($126 billion) on rail projects in 2015 and put more than 9,000 kilometers of new track into operation, exceeding its annual targets of 800 billion yuan investment and 8,000 kilometers of new lines, according to China Railway Corporation.

With a newly completed high-speed railway track in southern Hainan province, China now has 19,000 kilometers of high-speed rail.

About 3.5 trillion yuan was spent in the 2010-15 period, data released by the CRC on December 30 show.
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Old January 8th, 2016, 12:14 PM   #5908
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A great article on The Guardian featuring some really great train/scenery pictures by a professional photographer
Tricky that one cannot simply copy the picture address and paste on SSC.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/201...nding-railways
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Old January 9th, 2016, 10:12 PM   #5909
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Gauge Change in Erenhot, Inner Mongolia (in Mandarin)
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Old January 11th, 2016, 07:20 PM   #5910
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Pan Asian Railway Gets Firm Push from China

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http://news.cb.com.cn/html/economy_9_29322_1.html

China will invest heavily on borderline rail lines as part of the pan Asian railway network during her 13th five-year plan (2016-2020). These investments also are in line with China's own "One Belt, One Road (OBOR)" initiative endorsed by President Xi Jinping, which focuses on connectivity and cooperation among countries primarily in Eurasia.

Understanding neighboring countries' national interest concerns and financial constraints, China will start build sections within her own border, which itself is a monumental task because of the treacherous terrain it faces. Since border regions of China are usually underdeveloped, extending railway network to some of these areas, however, has it own economic merit. China hopes that by providing assistance if needed, some neighboring countries will gradually be persuaded and join the effort at times of their choosing.

China will build following sections of borderline railways from 2016-2020, according to Chinese media report

China-Russia Railway: Nizhneleninskoye-Tongjiang railway bridge (under construction)
China-Mongolia Railway: Ganqimaodu Borderline Railway
China-North Korea Railway: Changchun-Tumen Railway Upgrade

China–Kyrgyzstan–Uzbekistan Railway: Kashgar-Ulugqat Railway
China-Parkistan Railway: Kashgar-Khunjerab Railway
China-Kazakhstan Railway: Jinghe-Khorgos Railway Upgrade

China-Nepal Railway: Shigatse-Gyirong Railway
China-India Railway: Shigatse-Chomo Zong Railway

China-Myanmar Railway: Dali-Ruili Railway(under construction); Lincang-Qingshuihe Railway
China-Laos-Thailand Railway: under construction
China-Vietnam Railway: Jingxi-Longbang Railway; Fangchenggang-Dongxing Railway; Nanning-Pingxiang Railway Upgrade
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Old January 24th, 2016, 03:59 PM   #5911
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How are China’s railway authorities dealing with Spring Festival travel rush?

Around 332 mln train trips are expected to be made during the Spring Festival travel rush. See how the authorities are coping with the surge in passengers, especially in such cold weather.



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Old January 29th, 2016, 05:27 PM   #5912
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The Silk Road opens again, this time not on camels but freight trains!

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First container train links China to Middle East


The first regular container train linking China to the Middle East is unveiled in Yiwu, East China's Zhejiang province, Jan 28, 2016. The train will exit China through Alataw Pass in Northwest China's Xinjiang and pass through Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan before reaching its destination Tehran, capital of Iran, completing a 14-day and 10,399-kilometer journey

A container train linking China and Iran departed from Yiwu City in east China's Zhejiang Province loaded with Chinese small commodities on Thursday morning.

According to the train's operator, Yiwu Tianmeng industry investment company, it is the first regular container train linking China to the Middle East.
www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2016-01/29/content_23301073.htm




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Old January 29th, 2016, 06:55 PM   #5913
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@ voyager221: On page 288, the three-bodies-HXD is a HXD1.7 #7001 or 7002.

Does anybody knows its total lenght?
Weight: 300 t
Power 14,4 MW
Max tractive effort: 1140 kN.

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Old February 1st, 2016, 10:33 AM   #5914
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China Railway Network Map

An up to date map of China's railway network (courtesy http://www.travelchinaguide.com/):

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Old February 3rd, 2016, 08:59 AM   #5915
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An up to date map of China's railway network (courtesy http://www.travelchinaguide.com/):
Nice map, pity there's just too many mysterious gaps between towns where we know a line already exists.
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Old February 3rd, 2016, 09:14 AM   #5916
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I think Lhasa-Chengdu and Yuxi-Mohan are the most important lines under construction for the purposes of tourism, trade, logistics, disaster-management and strategy/military.

The map will get very busy if we draw all lines. I think some reasonable threshold based on train frequency or passenger count should be used to draw the most important ones.
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Old February 3rd, 2016, 11:41 AM   #5917
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The map will get very busy if we draw all lines. I think some reasonable threshold based on train frequency or passenger count should be used to draw the most important ones.
Yes, but the point is it should be busy. Adding trains to an underserved section is easier than building a line where none exists. I´d like to see a complete (and hopefully, in China Proper, busy) map where all gaps are real.
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Old February 3rd, 2016, 07:52 PM   #5918
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Aerial shot: Spring Festival rush at Guangzhou Railway Station

Around 46,000 passengers were stranded at Guangzhou Railway Station as of 10 p.m. on Tuesday. A large number of trains were reportedly delayed due to the slushy weather. In this aerial shot, passengers are seen walking very slowly – they were on their way to reunite with their families for the annual Spring Festival.

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Old February 3rd, 2016, 09:55 PM   #5919
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Old February 15th, 2016, 02:03 AM   #5920
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Spring Festival travel: Return passenger flow peaks as holiday ends



Today is the first working day after the week-long Spring Festival holiday. Railway stations, highways and airports across China are witnessing a return peak of passenger flows. Beijing alone is expected to see over 530,000 people returning by railway today.
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