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robert237 Post time: 2016-2-19 11:08
A word of advice to China.
If your trains ever go all the way to Germany, have a scout plane fly a m ...

A sound idea that will help make Chinese trains financially a burden to all the countries in between. Then gain, no Chinese train goes on such a long journey. The Chinese trains cannot travel on the tracks laid in Central Asia. Without German technology, the trains have to run to the border, then the goods get hoisted to cars on the other side and the train there will continue.

You should take a Transib from Moscow to Beijing to witness this procedure at the border.

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seneca Post time: 2016-2-19 20:47
A sound idea that will help make Chinese trains financially a burden to all the countries in betwe ...

Oh, so now your view of leading edge train technology involves track gauge.

There are a variety of track gauges throughout the world and it doesn't have much to do with
the quality of the rolling stock that travels on them.
I suppose you judge the quality of an airplane by its wingspan.

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robert237 Post time: 2016-2-20 13:32
Oh, so now your view of leading edge train technology involves track gauge.

There are a vari ...

I know what you meant, Pastor: the Spanish for example have a gauge of 1676 milimeters, the Russians 1524. In China the track width is the same as in Europe, i.e. 1435 ms. But only a few European companies can manufacture trains that can roll on more than one system. Talgo of Spain for example makes trains that can adjust their wheels to the different widths between Spain and France.

The goods trains that ply the route from Iran to China or vice versa are not of bad technology; they just aren't that advanced yet. There are Spanish high-speed trains in operation in some Central Asian republics, which run on the Russian =-width tracks.

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seneca Post time: 2016-2-20 17:47
I know what you meant, Pastor: the Spanish for example have a gauge of 1676 milimeters, the Russia ...

>Talgo of Spain for example makes trains that can adjust their wheels to the different widths between Spain and France. <

And you consider this the invention of the 21st century

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robert237 Post time: 2016-2-20 13:32
Oh, so now your view of leading edge train technology involves track gauge.

There are a vari ...

Actually it does, wider guages mean a better and faster ride.

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futsanglung Post time: 2016-2-24 17:50
Actually it does, wider guages mean a better and faster ride.

Nonsense,
that's wheelbase you are on about.

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