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Old February 28th, 2011, 11:14 PM   #241
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Doesn't that ding motorise itself? It has got a pantograph, so why is it pulled by a locomotive? Or is there a different voltage on the overhead wires so the train can't work on it?
It does ...two-system electric unit enables operation on electrified tracks using 3 kV DC, or 25 kV/50 Hz and it completes the well tested series EJ471 (3 kV DC) and EJ575 (25 kV/50 Hz).
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Maximum speed:
160 km/h
Gauge:	1 435 mm
Length of three carriage set:	79 200 mm
Width of casing:
2 820 mm
Height of casing:
4 635 mm
Weight of set:
166,7 t
Number of seats:
307
Number of places for wheelchairs:
4
Traction motor power:
4 x 500 kW
Trolley line voltage:
3 kV DC, 25kV / 50Hz
It was delivered at that time for the inspection
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Old April 29th, 2011, 05:54 PM   #242
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AMTRAK's "The Capitol Limited"

Connects daily the cities of Washington, DC and Chicago
On the eastbound trek, the Capitol Limited leaves from Chicago in the early evening (6:40 p.m.) and arrives in Washington, D.C. the next day in the early afternoon. (1:10 p.m.) On the westbound trek, it leaves Washington, D.C. late afternoon (4:05 p.m.) and arrives early morning in Chicago the next day. (8:45 a.m.) The appearance of a shorter westbound ride is due to the one-hour time difference between Washington, DC and Chicago



Arriving at Harpers Ferry Train Station in West Virgina


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Amtrak's Train #29 as it crosses The Potomac River into Harpers Ferry, West Virginia by Nieto_Del_Jaguar, on Flickr


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AMTRAK Train #29 "The Capitol Limited" as it crosses The Potomac River by Nieto_Del_Jaguar, on Flickr

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AMTRAK's P42DC #44 leads "The Capitol Limited" Westbound as it arrives at Harpers Ferry Train Station in West Virgina by Nieto_Del_Jaguar, on Flickr
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Old April 29th, 2011, 07:56 PM   #243
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AMTRAK's "The Capitol Limited"

Connects daily the cities of Washington, DC and Chicago
On the eastbound trek, the Capitol Limited leaves from Chicago in the early evening (6:40 p.m.) and arrives in Washington, D.C. the next day in the early afternoon. (1:10 p.m.) On the westbound trek, it leaves Washington, D.C. late afternoon (4:05 p.m.) and arrives early morning in Chicago the next day. (8:45 a.m.) The appearance of a shorter westbound ride is due to the one-hour time difference between Washington, DC and Chicago



Arriving at Harpers Ferry Train Station in West Virgina


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Amtrak's Train #29 as it crosses The Potomac River into Harpers Ferry, West Virginia by Nieto_Del_Jaguar, on Flickr


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AMTRAK Train #29 "The Capitol Limited" as it crosses The Potomac River by Nieto_Del_Jaguar, on Flickr

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AMTRAK's P42DC #44 leads "The Capitol Limited" Westbound as it arrives at Harpers Ferry Train Station in West Virgina by Nieto_Del_Jaguar, on Flickr

Looks like those tracks are in desperate need of an upgrade...
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Old April 29th, 2011, 08:13 PM   #244
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Looks like those tracks are in desperate need of an upgrade...
Indeed... If that had been in Northern/Western Europe, I doubt that it would be allowed for trains to drive on tracks in such a bad shape.
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Old April 29th, 2011, 11:10 PM   #245
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Looks like those tracks are in desperate need of an upgrade...
Therefore, I suggest you refrain from peeking at Canadian rails, because they're even more frightening-looking.

I once rode the overnight Montrealer southbound to NYC summertime. Being tossed around throughout many segments of our journey frightened me to the point that I suspected none of us passengers was going to make it alive to our respective destinations.

The following Spring, a washout occured on the stretch of line that was simply the worst to be riding along such that a northbound run tumbled into the eroded ravine, killing five.

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Old April 29th, 2011, 11:12 PM   #246
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Indeed... If that had been in Northern/Western Europe, I doubt that it would be allowed for trains to drive on tracks in such a bad shape.
We got a line in Denmark in that condition. It was used for special freight at 45 kmph, but is completely closed now.
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Old April 29th, 2011, 11:14 PM   #247
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Montreal's third-busiest commuter line --served only by double-deckers-- has speed limits of 10MPH (16KPH) for miles & miles on end because of the dilapidated state of its tracking...

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Old April 30th, 2011, 12:49 AM   #248
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We got a line in Denmark in that condition. It was used for special freight at 45 kmph, but is completely closed now.
That's what I mean.... Here, you only find them on now abandoned freight lines.
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Old April 30th, 2011, 07:22 PM   #249
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Now you know why states are getting fed and buying the Railways form the Freight companies who don't maintain them. For the Northeastern states that means we can expand our Intercity / Regional Rail network faster and cheaper and then those trains get clearance over freight...
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Stadler Kiss

SBB (Switserland)
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WESTbahn (Austria)
http://www.westbahn.at/


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Old April 30th, 2011, 08:31 PM   #251
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Stadler Kiss

SBB (Switserland)
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WESTbahn (Austria)
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I've never seen them before, very nice vehicles there!
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Old May 2nd, 2011, 03:41 PM   #252
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Looks like those tracks are in desperate need of an upgrade...
Not necessarily. Using a telephotolens shortens the perspective, and makes the track look more wobbly then it really is. You see the same everywhere. The track in this case looks quite good actually.
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Old January 13th, 2012, 09:11 PM   #255
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The picture above is just shows half of the actual Westbahn train.



Neat train. Even though they kinda look a like, Westbahn and SBB Stadler KISS differ quite a lot.

Westbahn:
Long-distance traffic, Vmax 200 km/h

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Regional traffic, Vmax 160 km/h
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There's nothing inherently German about the Bulleid I've shared to which you were referring
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Official factsheets from Stadler Rail:

SBB: http://www.stadlerrail.com/media/upl...OSBBZ0908e.pdf

Westbahn: http://www.stadlerrail.com/media/upl...DOWBZ0110e.pdf
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SYZ25 Lushan, China's first modern double decker DMU, along with its single decker version is China's first DMU since 1958. The train was developed in 1998 by CNR Tangshan, 2M+2T configuration. Top speed 160km operation speed 120km. The trainset is already decommissioned.











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Old January 15th, 2012, 02:47 PM   #259
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SYZ25 Lushan, China's first modern double decker DMU, along with its single decker version is China's first DMU since 1958. The train was developed in 1998 by CNR Tangshan, 2M+2T configuration. Top speed 160km operation speed 120km. The trainset is already decommissioned.

Already decommissioned? Why?
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From the limited information and lack of pictures on the internet it was probably just a prototype that didn't go into mass production.
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