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Old August 11th, 2006, 06:48 PM   #301
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Old August 12th, 2006, 12:58 AM   #302
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Old August 12th, 2006, 02:21 AM   #303
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Ouch, I see no constructed emergency gangway up there, hmmmm.
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Old August 12th, 2006, 02:52 AM   #304
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Is that blue thing an escape chute?

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Old August 12th, 2006, 03:26 AM   #305
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I do not now, hmm... To me, it looks like a trash chute so they can gut the interior.
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Old August 12th, 2006, 04:09 AM   #306
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Even if it is an escape chute, it would probably be pretty scary to do it (unless the cabin was on fire, I wouldnt go in)

Of course, a trash chute sound like a more feasible name for it
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Old August 12th, 2006, 04:14 AM   #307
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wow scary

i take BART in San Francisco and always wonder what i would do if there was an emergency under the bay.
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Old August 12th, 2006, 05:03 AM   #308
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Is that blue thing an escape chute?


No of course not, that thing is pretty weak to hold a person besides its too steep and dangerous.
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Old August 12th, 2006, 05:05 AM   #309
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Ouch, I see no constructed emergency gangway up there, hmmmm.

I don't think the Germans or the Chinese thought this could happen, Maglev is a pretty safe technology and the possibility of something going wrong is extremely slim.
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Old August 12th, 2006, 05:13 AM   #310
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I don't think the Germans or the Chinese
Neither global nor globalessness has anthing to do with this. It's greedy business people losing sight on their venture. There's a really silly promo video linked toward the top of the Skybus thread in The Pro Section here on another anticipated mode of train travel -- "international". Better wait a full generation's worth of operational service before deeming the maglev tech safe the way it mucks with force fields, right.

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Old August 12th, 2006, 05:28 AM   #311
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This is horrible!
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Old August 12th, 2006, 06:00 AM   #312
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The chute looks similar to these:

http://www.escape-chute-systems.com/

They have something similar on the BC Ferries -, where the side of the ship is much taller than the Maglev track.
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Old August 12th, 2006, 11:44 AM   #313
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The chute looks similar to these:

http://www.escape-chute-systems.com/

They have something similar on the BC Ferries -, where the side of the ship is much taller than the Maglev track.
Indeed it must be a chute, how else good people get of in a hurry.

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I don't think the Germans or the Chinese thought this could happen, Maglev is a pretty safe technology and the possibility of something going wrong is extremely slim.
Things like this are always anticipated, high speed travel always has it's dangers, it doesn't matter if it's trains, planes or automobiles. In this case,a fire can always happen in any electrical system.
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Old August 12th, 2006, 04:20 PM   #314
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Unusual but interesting evacuating system
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Old August 12th, 2006, 04:58 PM   #315
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LOL I'd love to try the chute... looks cool. Always wanted to try extreme stuff like the NZ Zorb and other stuff :P

As for the train, pity the fire was that extensive... it looks bad
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Old August 15th, 2006, 01:14 PM   #316
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Scaffold is set up close to a magnetic levitation (MagLev) station for MagLev train repair in Shanghai of east China, Aug. 14, 2006. The train was damaged during a fire on the afternoon of Aug. 11.
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Hilarious, the thing's really crippled. Repairs being done en route. Fascinating there seeming to be no backup system allowing the unit to be towed somewhere off route. Hadn't at least one railway consultant any input into this network?
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Old August 16th, 2006, 02:27 AM   #318
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This maglev line is the first in the world. Trains don't have wheels and run on tracks, so they can't switch to a backup unless they double up the guiding lane - ie. have 2 bridges. Even then, how exactly do you switch tracks?

I doubt any engineer from outside Germany or Japan has the technology to give advice on how to build this line.
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Hilarious, the thing's really crippled. Repairs being done en route. Fascinating there seeming to be no backup system allowing the unit to be towed somewhere off route. Hadn't at least one railway consultant any input into this network?
you are hilarious . who told you it's being repaired en route? It's on an emergency track 1 km away from the Longyang terminal. The routine maglev schedules don't get affected at all.

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Old August 16th, 2006, 11:50 PM   #320
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Official Shanghai Maglev Video!!

5 min presentation, nice quality video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IT-mVT-ORww
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