daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > Infrastructure and Mobility Forums > Railways

Railways (Inter)national commuter and freight trains



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old August 30th, 2015, 05:45 PM   #81
Nexis
Dark Wolf
 
Nexis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Along the Rails of North Jersey..
Posts: 15,684
Likes (Received): 17034

Whats the speed limit through there?
__________________
My FLICKR Page < 54,100+ Photos of Urban Renewal , Infrastructure , Food and Nature in the Northeastern US
Visit the Reorganized New York City Section
My Photography Website
Visit the New Jersey Section
Nexis no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old August 30th, 2015, 10:43 PM   #82
Coccodrillo
Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Switzerland
Posts: 7,200
Likes (Received): 767

I don't know the exact speed limit there, however the timetable of all trains* on the line between Erstfeld and Chiasso outside the Gotthard tunnel and the Biasca-Bellinzona section** is designed with a maximum speed of 80 km/h - 50 mph, so as to maximize capacity. Tilting passenger trains can be a little faster, but hardly more than 90-95 km/h (56-59 mph).

*including passenger trains, but except tilting passenger trains

**here maximum speed should be around 125 (non tilting) and 140 km/h (tilting trains), or 78-88 mph
__________________
1.6.2016: Basistunnel!

für Güter die Bahn ~ pour vos marchandises le rail ~ chi dice merci dice ferrovia
Coccodrillo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 7th, 2015, 10:05 PM   #83
Nexis
Dark Wolf
 
Nexis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Along the Rails of North Jersey..
Posts: 15,684
Likes (Received): 17034

__________________
My FLICKR Page < 54,100+ Photos of Urban Renewal , Infrastructure , Food and Nature in the Northeastern US
Visit the Reorganized New York City Section
My Photography Website
Visit the New Jersey Section
Nexis no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 13th, 2015, 07:06 PM   #84
Nexis
Dark Wolf
 
Nexis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Along the Rails of North Jersey..
Posts: 15,684
Likes (Received): 17034

Bahnübergang Interlaken - Crossing - All In One

__________________
My FLICKR Page < 54,100+ Photos of Urban Renewal , Infrastructure , Food and Nature in the Northeastern US
Visit the Reorganized New York City Section
My Photography Website
Visit the New Jersey Section
Nexis no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 26th, 2015, 02:59 PM   #85
Nexis
Dark Wolf
 
Nexis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Along the Rails of North Jersey..
Posts: 15,684
Likes (Received): 17034

Abit overkill with the lights...

__________________
My FLICKR Page < 54,100+ Photos of Urban Renewal , Infrastructure , Food and Nature in the Northeastern US
Visit the Reorganized New York City Section
My Photography Website
Visit the New Jersey Section
Nexis no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 28th, 2015, 08:33 PM   #86
Nexis
Dark Wolf
 
Nexis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Along the Rails of North Jersey..
Posts: 15,684
Likes (Received): 17034

new sound - Bahnübergang Schweiz - Rikon Bü

__________________
My FLICKR Page < 54,100+ Photos of Urban Renewal , Infrastructure , Food and Nature in the Northeastern US
Visit the Reorganized New York City Section
My Photography Website
Visit the New Jersey Section
Nexis no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 29th, 2015, 08:23 AM   #87
zaphod
PRESIDENT OF SPACE
 
zaphod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,176
Likes (Received): 1674

The light rail crossing INSIDE a parking garage is a bit more fascinating to me. I wouldn't have thought the law would force the architect to do that since its a private, uh, drive inside of, I dunno, a building. And its transit, not a railroad. You'd just have a stop sign or traffic light. Is a parking garage lane legally a street or is it a...hallway??

I've seen huge crossings like that before. Happens you have a wide multi lane road. Here's one I remember seeing in person on a trip. Gulfport, Mississippi area:

https://goo.gl/maps/Z3cKAyQ1UCu

No crossing arms on it. I suspect those tracks don't see much use anymore.

Also I remember in Austin, the stub end of 290 immediately crossed a set of tracks and there were humongous railroad crossing signs hanging from a normal freeway signage gantry. But in google street view they are gone now.
__________________
What fun would internet discussions be if we weren't all amateur experts in everything?

After I'm gone, your earth will be free to live out its miserable span of existence, as one of my satellites, and that's how it's going to be...

Bring me the continuum transfunctioner...


Last edited by zaphod; October 29th, 2015 at 08:32 AM.
zaphod no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 29th, 2015, 09:00 AM   #88
Nexis
Dark Wolf
 
Nexis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Along the Rails of North Jersey..
Posts: 15,684
Likes (Received): 17034

Quote:
Originally Posted by zaphod View Post
The light rail crossing INSIDE a parking garage is a bit more fascinating to me. I wouldn't have thought the law would force the architect to do that since its a private, uh, drive inside of, I dunno, a building. And its transit, not a railroad. You'd just have a stop sign or traffic light. Is a parking garage lane legally a street or is it a...hallway??

I've seen huge crossings like that before. Happens you have a wide multi lane road. Here's one I remember seeing in person on a trip. Gulfport, Mississippi area:

https://goo.gl/maps/Z3cKAyQ1UCu

No crossing arms on it. I suspect those tracks don't see much use anymore.

Also I remember in Austin, the stub end of 290 immediately crossed a set of tracks and there were humongous railroad crossing signs hanging from a normal freeway signage gantry. But in google street view they are gone now.
We have a few freeway crossings but there either abandoned or lightly used...and don't have gates...
__________________
My FLICKR Page < 54,100+ Photos of Urban Renewal , Infrastructure , Food and Nature in the Northeastern US
Visit the Reorganized New York City Section
My Photography Website
Visit the New Jersey Section
Nexis no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 29th, 2015, 09:01 AM   #89
Nexis
Dark Wolf
 
Nexis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Along the Rails of North Jersey..
Posts: 15,684
Likes (Received): 17034

I guess these are considered full travel lanes...?

LRT Blue Line Trains at the Mall of America Parkade

__________________
My FLICKR Page < 54,100+ Photos of Urban Renewal , Infrastructure , Food and Nature in the Northeastern US
Visit the Reorganized New York City Section
My Photography Website
Visit the New Jersey Section
Nexis no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 2nd, 2015, 02:56 PM   #90
NordikNerd
Rail & Road traveller
 
NordikNerd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Linköping
Posts: 2,747
Likes (Received): 1408

Railway crossings, Linköping, Sweden Photos and Video from today.


Gelbgjutaregatan


Hagalundsvägen


Hagalundsvägen and a Y2 passing by.

The video


This railway crossing was built in conjunction with the new thoroughfare 2 years ago (?)

Last edited by NordikNerd; November 3rd, 2015 at 04:39 PM.
NordikNerd no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 2nd, 2015, 06:58 PM   #91
Aokromes
Patatero Inside
 
Aokromes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Siberia-Gasteiz
Posts: 8,018
Likes (Received): 2652

I love Russian railway crossings to stop idiots.

__________________
Si quieres compatibilidad con estandares y seguridad, ¿pq recomiendas Firefox y no Opera?
If you want compatibility with standards and security, ¿why do you recomend firefox and not Opera?

The only truly secure system is one that is powered off, cast in a block of concrete and sealed in a lead-lined room with armed guards - and even then I have my doubts. Gene Spafford.
I am Basque, not Russian, the "Siberia" thing is a joke.

Swede, 3737, Sentilj liked this post
Aokromes no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 3rd, 2015, 12:13 AM   #92
Nexis
Dark Wolf
 
Nexis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Along the Rails of North Jersey..
Posts: 15,684
Likes (Received): 17034

^ We need that here in the US....
__________________
My FLICKR Page < 54,100+ Photos of Urban Renewal , Infrastructure , Food and Nature in the Northeastern US
Visit the Reorganized New York City Section
My Photography Website
Visit the New Jersey Section

albert0123, BriedisUnIzlietne liked this post
Nexis no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 24th, 2015, 10:46 AM   #93
Nexis
Dark Wolf
 
Nexis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Along the Rails of North Jersey..
Posts: 15,684
Likes (Received): 17034

__________________
My FLICKR Page < 54,100+ Photos of Urban Renewal , Infrastructure , Food and Nature in the Northeastern US
Visit the Reorganized New York City Section
My Photography Website
Visit the New Jersey Section
Nexis no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 8th, 2015, 06:54 PM   #94
eu01
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 1,773
Likes (Received): 293

Level crossings are similar everywhere, their users differ, though: most are wise, others behave like idiots. Here comes an example of the extreme stupidity. The same situation taken twice from different cameras situated on both sides of the same crossing.
Surprisingly, the bicycle driver did survive with some injuries (just wasn't driving fast enough to die).

Link to this video has been originally posted on another (different language) thread of skyscrapercity.com
__________________
Tell me how your country cares about its infrastructure, I'll tell you who you are.

Last edited by eu01; February 5th, 2016 at 08:42 PM.
eu01 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 25th, 2016, 11:23 PM   #95
Kpc21
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Łódź
Posts: 18,365
Likes (Received): 6769

Are the barriers and light signals at level crossings in your countries mostly operated by a human or automatically?

In Poland some of them are operated automatically, by systems detecting an approaching train, but still, I think, most of them are manned, or operated from the signal box of the neighbouring station. And, as far as I know, we have regulations, according to which the crossings with multiple (more than 2) tracks or with the heaviest traffic must always be manned (or operated by a human from the signal box of the station).

It is quite difficult for me to understand why it is so. It's more likely for a human to make an error, than for an automatic system. And it happens that people are killed because of such errors... The automatic system can also fail, but it seems to be more reliable than a human.

I am wondering, how it is solved in other countries. Are the level crossings in your countries mostly manned or automatic?

Last edited by Kpc21; January 26th, 2016 at 03:09 PM.
Kpc21 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 26th, 2016, 06:45 AM   #96
Nexis
Dark Wolf
 
Nexis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Along the Rails of North Jersey..
Posts: 15,684
Likes (Received): 17034

Most Level crossings are automatic in North American even on historical lines...
__________________
My FLICKR Page < 54,100+ Photos of Urban Renewal , Infrastructure , Food and Nature in the Northeastern US
Visit the Reorganized New York City Section
My Photography Website
Visit the New Jersey Section
Nexis no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 26th, 2016, 10:39 AM   #97
MarcVD
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Brussels
Posts: 1,069
Likes (Received): 192

Most railway crossing in western Europe are automated. I would venture at least 95%. On
minor lines with very infrequent traffic (i.e. one train per week or so), barriers are
sometimes operated by the train crew itself.
MarcVD no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 29th, 2016, 05:48 PM   #98
Nexis
Dark Wolf
 
Nexis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Along the Rails of North Jersey..
Posts: 15,684
Likes (Received): 17034

__________________
My FLICKR Page < 54,100+ Photos of Urban Renewal , Infrastructure , Food and Nature in the Northeastern US
Visit the Reorganized New York City Section
My Photography Website
Visit the New Jersey Section
Nexis no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 3rd, 2016, 02:03 PM   #99
xalexey
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 1,416
Likes (Received): 2801

RUS




image hosted on flickr

image hosted on flickr

image hosted on flickr







__________________

8166UY liked this post
xalexey no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 3rd, 2016, 09:52 PM   #100
Nexis
Dark Wolf
 
Nexis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Along the Rails of North Jersey..
Posts: 15,684
Likes (Received): 17034

That first picture is Estonia not Russia..
__________________
My FLICKR Page < 54,100+ Photos of Urban Renewal , Infrastructure , Food and Nature in the Northeastern US
Visit the Reorganized New York City Section
My Photography Website
Visit the New Jersey Section
Nexis no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 04:10 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

tech management by Sysprosium