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Old December 16th, 2007, 06:03 PM   #1
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MISC | Cool railways

Let's see some pictures of cool railway parts!

This is the 'Utrechtboog' in Amsterdam;

[IMG]http://www.regionalesamenwerking.amsterdam.nl/live/imgnew.db?21799[/IMG





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Old December 16th, 2007, 08:22 PM   #2
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woow, the looks very cool. I didn't knew you can golf there..
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Old December 18th, 2007, 04:05 AM   #3
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I like the Moodna Viaduct in Salisbury Mills, NY
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Old December 18th, 2007, 05:09 AM   #4
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Old December 18th, 2007, 03:07 PM   #5
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Some videos+photos

ICE3 at 300 km/h


TGV 574,8 km/h (world record) (don't know how to embed videos that aren't Youtube)

AVE viaduct over the AP-7, near Barcelona


Maglev test track, Japan


Trainsurfing on an ICE3
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Old December 19th, 2007, 01:15 AM   #6
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Brilliant great Thread and Pics. A tribute to our sometimes disregarded Engineers.
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Old December 21st, 2007, 10:18 PM   #7
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I also like the new HSR line in The Netherlands;





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Old February 18th, 2008, 01:51 PM   #8
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Nice pictures!

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Old February 21st, 2008, 10:38 AM   #9
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Berninabahn (enrolled for next UNESCO W.H.)

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Old February 24th, 2008, 07:36 AM   #10
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NYC High Line

The "High Line", a freight El that ran down the west side of Manhattan. It is now being refurbished into a public park.

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It's to win on altitude - normally they build it as revolting tunnels (don't know a proper expression in english): you build a tunnel like a spiral to avoid an elevation that would need cogwheels on the train. This one is a bridge instead... but it works as well the same way
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Forth Railway Bridge, in Scotland

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Old February 26th, 2008, 10:14 AM   #14
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Curitiba-Paranagua with the most narrow curve in railway engineering


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Old February 26th, 2008, 01:17 PM   #15
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Curitiba-Paranagua with the most narrow curve in railway engineering
And how much is that?
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"Curitiba-Paranagua with the most narrow curve in railway engineering"

Is that where?
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Old February 29th, 2008, 02:25 AM   #17
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Poschiavo Rail track is awesome, OMG
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Semmering railway

The oldest real mountain railway in standard gauge (and not some narrow gauge) in the world and the sole railway that can claim to be a UNESCO world heritage.

When they started constructing this railway that connects the former imperial capital Vienna withe the former Austrian coastline around Triest, there was no single steam locomotive that was capable to manage the track when they started construction. One simply relied that the time it is finished such a locomotive will exist.

The railway had been constructed between 1848 and 1854.





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Old March 2nd, 2008, 04:22 PM   #19
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The Darjeeling Railway is listed in the Unesco list, too.
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It's to win on altitude - normally they build it as revolting tunnels (don't know a proper expression in english): you build a tunnel like a spiral to avoid an elevation that would need cogwheels on the train. This one is a bridge instead... but it works as well the same way
It's "spiral" not "revolting" ... the word you were looking for was "revolving" but that's not right either. "Revolting" means either "disgusting" or "over throwing the government (or authority)" and I'm sure you meant neither of these meanings. This is what is known in English as a "clanger" : it's like when you try to ring a bell, but it all goes wrong, because you hit the bell in the wrong place (or at the wrong time).

Fantastic railway ... I hope I see it one day. Where you say "win" on altitude, we would say "gain".
But I know exactly what you meant
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