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Old April 30th, 2009, 11:33 AM   #101
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45.000.000 or 450.000.000? 45 millions, I think...
sorry, 450 000 000 tons was the estimated 2008 volume in 2007, according to Latest Listed Daqin Railway Company Announcement, the line transported 350 000 000 tons in 2008 due to global economic meltdown.

In the busiest time, there are one 20000-ton train every 15 minutes. You can find videos of Daqin recorded by global railway fans.
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Old April 30th, 2009, 05:30 PM   #102
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20000-ton trains on Daqin

4 SS4Gs + 210 Wagons

3 HXD1s + 210 Wagons
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Old May 1st, 2009, 07:20 PM   #103
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Imagining if they could convert Europe's freight railroads to AAR type-E coupling standards like are used in North America, China and Australia....





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Old May 1st, 2009, 07:25 PM   #104
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Imagining if they could convert Europe's freight railroads to AAR type-E coupling standards like are used in North America, China and Australia....





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In big parts of Europe the SA-3 system is already in use.
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Old May 1st, 2009, 08:01 PM   #105
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Imagining if they could convert Europe's freight railroads to AAR type-E coupling standards like are used in North America, China and Australia....
It would not help that much. Track plans in western Europe have been
devised for trains of no more than 750-800m in length. Automatic couplers
would of course authorize to haul heavier trains, but those trains would also
be much longer, and all track plans (length of sidings essentially) would first
have to be reviewed everywhere. Also don't forget that heavy trains are
slow, very slow, and that would not blend very well with the fast and
frequent network of intercity trains that we run everywhere throughout
Europe. In total, far too much inconvenients compared to the advantages
we might get. If it was not the case, it would have been done already.
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Old May 1st, 2009, 08:58 PM   #106
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I think that 3-km-long trains are not possibles. But tests have been done in Europe with trains 1.5 km long (1 mile).

Also a lot of lines in France and Spain have only a fer trains per day.

Like this: http://membres.lycos.fr/cartesferro/...poitou_fr.html

The main north-south line on the right is the Paris-Tours-Bordeaux, which has only 6 passenger trains per day per direction excluding the high-speed TGV, which will run on a dedicate HSL in the near future freeing all capacity for other trains.
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Old May 1st, 2009, 09:22 PM   #107
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The Argentine Freigth Network

The Argentine Network (wiki)


The argentine network put in to europe using Berna as Buenos Aires... (wiki)


NCA (Nuevo Central Argentino)




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Ferrosur Roca




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Ferro Expreso Pampeano
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América Latina Logística




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Belgrano Cargas






La Alumbrera
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Patagonic Railway
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Old May 1st, 2009, 09:52 PM   #108
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the network seems to be pretty large, but looking at the pictures I see that even the railways being used are in a pretty bad shape, so... are there parts of that map in such a bad shape that they no longer can be used?
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by now 34,059 km of operative track of 47.000km, and yeah isn´t in good shape, only the main lines...
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Old May 2nd, 2009, 03:25 AM   #110
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Тепловоз ТЭ33А-0001 с грузовым поездом, перегон Дос - Балгалы (панорама), Kazakhstan/Almaty region:

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Old May 2nd, 2009, 07:55 AM   #111
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China Railway transported 773 billion passenger-kilometers passenger traffic and 2512 billion ton-kilometers freightage last year. West Europe do not need so heavy freight trains, just enjoy MADE IN CHINA in supermarket.
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Some heavy trains in Germany use the AK69e coupler system:



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China Railway transported 773 billion passenger-kilometers passenger traffic and 2512 billion ton-kilometers freightage last year. West Europe do not need so heavy freight trains, just enjoy MADE IN CHINA in supermarket.
That's what you get when you can't afford cars.
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Ukraine/Sevastopol:

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Interesting combination – Russia/Saratov region:

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Three Deutsche Bahn class 185 pulling and one pushing, southbound at St. Gotthard Pass, Switzerland:



DB class 185 at Hamburg-Harburg, Germany:



Railion class 189 in Düren, Germany:


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Old May 14th, 2009, 05:45 AM   #118
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In Japan railfreight is minor compared to the passenger train system. This is mainly because Japan is a long and relatively narrow island archipelago. Bulk freight moves mainly by coastal shipping, while high value freight moves by truck, aided by roll-on/roll-off ferries. In the eighties, with privitization, Japan Railways got out of the less-than-carload business as well as operating general merchandise (boxcar) freight. Nowadays, freight moves mainly by unit container trains with a few bulk freight trains like petrol products or cement.

Here is the freight network, solid lines are freight routes, dotted are passenger only:


Container terminal setup:


typical trains:

EH500 multi-voltage articulated locomotive


DF200 diesel electric w/twin MTU engines (1700ps each) with inverter control-a common type up here in Hokkaido
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Škoda 109E

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  • 87,6 t
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Locomotive ŠKODA 109 E is primarily intended for operation on on main corridors of European Union electrified with 3 kV DC, 25 kV/50 Hz AC and 15 kV/16,7 Hz AC systems. For maximal interoperability, the locomotive is fully ETCS-compatible.


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Old May 15th, 2009, 07:32 AM   #120
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Love the Skoda Locomotives! Good to see an independent maker introduce new models, in a world dominated by the "big 3" of Siemens, Alstom, and Bombardier.

Neat video of 109e type accelerating hard:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zm2CqHktBxE
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