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Old February 20th, 2009, 09:00 PM   #41
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Amazing photos and videos!!!
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Old February 22nd, 2009, 03:14 AM   #42
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o yea I had seen the Bangkok video a long time ago. Pre-SSC. haha
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Old February 22nd, 2009, 03:04 PM   #43
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This might only exist once in the world: This train shares the space with cars on a bridge. However, the special thing is, that the bridge is between Austria and Switzerland (Lustenau and Widnau), so you cross the border in the middle:
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The railway was built for the construction of levee for the river Rhine. These days it is used as a museum train.
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Old February 22nd, 2009, 03:59 PM   #44
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Fright Streetcars

Well, little bit off topic, but worth to mention since they are transporting fright in the streets.

Streetcar in Zurich collecting bulk garbage and electric devices. The tram is stationed in different terminal loops. Timeschedule here.

Motorcar also used as snowplow in winter.

Trailercars with container.

Streetcar in Dresden to supply parts for a Volkswagen carfactory.
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Old February 23rd, 2009, 02:18 PM   #45
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anyone know of that cross-island train in Denmark? I was reading the account of a travel writer who was happily enjoying the journey when it stopped in a tunnel and everyone got off. Entranced he watched all the people start climbing some staircases from inside the tunnel; they didn't return. He walked the length of the train - the entire place was empty. As the only person left - what would one do? So he followed them with all his luggage, despite it not being his stop.

At the top - get this - he found open air and sea spray. They were now on a ferry, with the train parked below decks.
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Old February 23rd, 2009, 11:39 PM   #46
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Yep, before the great belt bridge they used to put trains on boats. Actually is it true the reason for the big rubber bumpers on the IC3 units is to make a aerodynamic seal, as one long train had to be split in two to fit on the ferries?

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Old February 24th, 2009, 01:13 AM   #47
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This might only exist once in the world
There's also the bridge across the Mekong between Thailand and Laos: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=1...03283&t=k&z=16
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Old February 25th, 2009, 07:38 AM   #48
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Here are the trains running thru the streets of Jack London Square in Oakland, CA. I remember seeing those trains on the streets before. Of course, some of the members on this forum mentioned about it but no pictures or videos so I decided to post this.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPhQi...eature=related
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Old February 25th, 2009, 09:17 AM   #49
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There's also the bridge across the Mekong between Thailand and Laos: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=1...03283&t=k&z=16
There is also one between Bosnia and Serbia (Raca) where even two cars can barely pass.
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Old February 25th, 2009, 09:34 AM   #50
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I hope that they close the bridge for cars when a train approaches
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Old February 25th, 2009, 11:15 AM   #51
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Thanks for the pics!!
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Old February 26th, 2009, 04:38 AM   #52
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I hope that they close the bridge for cars when a train approaches
Yeah there are gates on both sides, but I wouldn't trust them that much
The route is rarely used, however.
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Old February 26th, 2009, 03:23 PM   #53
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Just for some cargotrains, you mean?
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Old February 26th, 2009, 05:21 PM   #54
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We've got several combined rail-and-road-bridges in the harbor area, these are the two biggest:

1. Kattwykbrücke:
290m long lift bridge which can be lifted by 46m. It opens quite often, and the number of freight trains using it is substantial as well.



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2. Rethebrücke:
Another lift bridge, there are plans to replace it with a new moveable bridge since this one has been having structual problems for quite some time:




Both bridges are secured by traffic lights at both ends when trains pass over them.

(None of the images were taken by myself.)
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Old February 26th, 2009, 05:29 PM   #55
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Weymouth quay branch - link

And I've been on the Arosa Express!
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Old February 26th, 2009, 09:36 PM   #56
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This might only exist once in the world: This train shares the space with cars on a bridge. However, the special thing is, that the bridge is between Austria and Switzerland (Lustenau and Widnau), so you cross the border in the middle:


The railway was built for the construction of levee for the river Rhine. These days it is used as a museum train.
The photo indicate two bridges with the top bridge being the old rail, road and pedestrian bridge linking South Africa with Zimbabwe at Beit Bridge. Before the new road bridge was built in 1996, the scheduling of services was interesting. Cars north for 10 minutes, foot passengers north for 10 minutes and next 10 minutes either cars north or trains. The next half hour the model repeated south. During peak periods like Christmas holidays, the dealy could be more than 10 hours to cross the bridge. Today only trains and pedestrians use the old bridge.
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Old February 26th, 2009, 09:41 PM   #57
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Victoria Falls bridge

Trains, automobiles and pedestrians on the same bridge in an excellent location with the best view of the Victoria Falls from the bridge - this is also the international border between Zambia and Zimbabwe



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Old February 26th, 2009, 09:52 PM   #58
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Weymouth quay branch - link
I think I've seen similar scenes in Folkestone (Kent) and Southampton (Hampshire) too, in all three cases I think they're barely-used branches which once served boat trains.
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Old February 27th, 2009, 09:20 AM   #59
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Just for some cargotrains, you mean?
It's a busy car bridge...trains rarely use it (maybe recently this has changed).
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Old February 28th, 2009, 11:33 PM   #60
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Anyone know if those trains running through Jack London Square in Oakland is a regular timetabled occurance or whether it happens like once a day? I'd like to go there and see them myself.
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