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Are UK electric railways over specified ?

 
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2015 1:30 pm    Post subject: Are UK electric railways over specified ? Reply with quote

Our Albanian friends have shown how to run electric railways at much lower cost than Network Rail manage.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unhXEQQk8G8

I think for passenger use, that the line featured would have be SLIGHTLY upgraded, with roofed carriages even for third class, and the overhead put a BIT higher up !
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Meanwhile, in Romania, they have a low cost diesel powered railbus.

Perhaps we could do with a few for country branch lines! Note the ingenious means of reversing at the end of the route.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zeBIxI7n1I
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ingenious. Looks like the future.
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