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Old January 31st, 2015, 07:37 PM   #21
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Actually, 1520 mm are also not known for low speed switches - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Railro...Turnout_speeds
BTW Would I be correct saying that all the 1520mm switches are identical to allow cheaper maintenance? I've never seen any unique pieces like curved track switches, curved diamonds or three way turnouts like there are in Britain. And only double-slip switches even if only one of the slip routes are ever used.
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Old February 2nd, 2015, 09:03 AM   #22
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What is done to prevent this on railway lines with just 1 or less trains per day?
Lines with such limited traffic will only have one track, usually, which means
all turnouts will systematically be used. Furthermore, those lines might even
not have track circuits at all, in that case rust is not a problem.
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Old February 2nd, 2015, 01:30 PM   #23
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As far as I know, this is only true on their high-speed network, and it is not for cost reasons, but simply because their traffic density is so high, it would not be possible to establish a single track service anyway.
Pretty much the entire narrow gauge network is signalled as true double track as well for the same reason. You can also clearly see this when you watch Japanese cab videos.

This is also exactly the reason I don't understand why the Netherlands hasn't done the same. On most sections in the Netherlands it wouldn't be possible to maintain proper service on a single track either, so why create the possibility in the first place? Creating and maintaining the signalling is expensive enough, they should keep it as simple as possible.
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An old video about British Railway Signaling

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Some Railway Signals along the RiverLINE Tram Train


RiverLine at Riverside Station
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Faint Green RiverLine Signal at Riverside Station
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Main Line Signals


Eastbound New Jersey Transit Atlantic City train # 4628 appoarching at Pennsauken Transit Center
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The Snow & LED signals do not mix well


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Old March 17th, 2015, 03:06 PM   #27
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Even though the 'old' incandescent lamps may emit a lot more heat, I doubt that that would be enough to keep the signal free of snow. Another argument to switch to full in cab signalling.
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Yes, they would. As long as the glass covering the lamp is warmer than 0C - and it's much hotter than that with incadescent lamps - the snow will melt and/or not stick to the surface.

Think of it this way: if you're driving in a blizzard, your windscreen won't be covered in a thick layer of snow because it will melt.
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A good detailed video on British Railway Signaling...it is in Train Simulator...but seems to cover all the key points.

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Yes, they would. As long as the glass covering the lamp is warmer than 0C - and it's much hotter than that with incadescent lamps - the snow will melt and/or not stick to the surface.

Think of it this way: if you're driving in a blizzard, your windscreen won't be covered in a thick layer of snow because it will melt.
I wonder why can't they channel the heat emitted by the LED drive to the lens. High power LED bulbs such as ones for automobile headlight and household lighting generate a lot of heat and need large heat sinks to dissipate the heat. Touching the heat sink on my own 8W (60W equivalent) LED bulb it felt like touching an incandescent one. I'm sure if they run a thin wire mesh on the lens to the LED drive it'll be sufficient to melt the snow.
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Amazing Cabin Ride Of A Mumbai Local Train...!!! Siemens EMU.!!



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Inside the Driver Cabin Of Siemens EMU, in General, The Mumbai Local...

Featuring The Coverage Of Control pannel, Crossings, Overtakes, And Some Significant places on Mumbai Suburban line as well..

The Video begins with Video of Mumbai Rajdhani Express from taken a location like never before, from the Driver view of Local train..!!!

Video features crossing from several well known locations such aa The New Oshiwara Station, EMU Carshed Virar, Bhayandar Creek, Naigaon curve. Crossing Another Siemens as well as Bombardier local on Various locations. Overtake of My EMU by another Siemens EMU, Parallel Chase with Sayaji Nagari Express and a Weekly Duronto Express..!!!

Video Features A Instrument Fitted inside the Cabin, Called AWS, Or the Auxiliary Warning System, used for Safety purpose under Overspeeding and Overshooting Cases.
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Amazing Cabin Ride of Mumbai Local..!! Bombardier Rake..!! The Fastest EMU



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Inside the Driver Cabin Of Bombardier EMU,in short, Mumbai's New local...

The 300th Video on my YouTube Channel..

The whole video is divide into 2 parts. Of which, the first video features the Coverage of some stations and places on Outer Suburban line of Virar - Dahanu Road..

The Video begins with a Bombardier Local train crossing Bombardier local train taken from a location like never before, from the Driver view of Local train..!!!

The part 1 Video features the cabin ride covers Boisar and Umroli Railway Station , Palghar Sidings entry, Kelve Road and Saphale Station entries, The 2 Bridges over the river Vaitarna and some Crossings...!!!

Video also shows an Instrument Fitted inside the Cabin, called A.W.S., or the Auxiliary Warning System, Manufactured by Siemens, used for Safety purpose under Over-speeding and Overshooting Cases.




Part 2 covers the Entry in Virar station, shipping some suburban stations like Nallasopara, Naigaon, Mira Road and Dahisar, some Crossings, overtakes and Finally, the comparison of Ulysses Speedometer with the train speedometer

I had kept my Phone GPS Speedometer besides the digital display to compare the Phone speedometer with the train meter.
For obvious reasons, Motormen are not allowed to use their phones during the duty except during the emergency cases like accidents.

No need to skip the video forward since the boring section is already been omitted and useful and informative part is only which is kept.

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