Posts Tagged ‘2004’

Acela Express #2004

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

Acela Express #2004
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Although the design of the trains, with identical 6,000 horsepower (4,474 kW) power cars at each end which operate on a voltage of 11,000 volts AC, and either 25 or 60 Hertz (cycles per second) frequency, resemble France’s TGV, the only components directly derived from the TGV are the 4 asynchronous AC traction electric motors (per power car). The tilting carriages are based upon Bombardier’s earlier LRC trains rather than the TGV’s articulated trailers, and the locomotives and passenger cars are much heavier than those of the TGV in order to meet the United States Federal Railroad Administration’s different approach to rail crash standards.

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Acela Express #2004

Sunday, December 23rd, 2012

Acela Express #2004
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The Tier II crash standards, adopted in 1999, have also resulted in the passenger cars being designed without steps and trapdoors, which means that the trainsets can only serve stations with high-level platforms — this currently restricts them to lines with high-level platforms such as the Northeast Corridor. Bombardier have since used the Acela Express’s carriage design and a non-electric variant of the power car for their experimental JetTrain.

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Acela Express #2004

Saturday, December 15th, 2012

Acela Express #2004
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The Acela name was announced in 1999, and was originally intended as a rebranding of most of Amtrak’s Northeast services, forming three levels – Acela Express, Acela Regional and Acela Commuter. Due to confusion between the lower-speed Acela Regional trains and the Acela Express – as the name is (intentionally) evocative of acceleration – the Acela branding was removed from what is now the Regional service in 2003.

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Acela Express #2004

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

Acela Express #2004
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Acela Express (often called simply Acela) is the name used by Amtrak for the high-speed tilting train service operating between Washington, D.C. and Boston via Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York along the Northeast Corridor (NEC) in the Northeast United States. The tilting design allows the train to travel at higher speeds on the sharply curved NEC without disturbing passengers, by lowering lateral G-forces.

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Acela Express #2004

Monday, October 8th, 2012

Acela Express #2004
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Acela Express trains are the only true high-speed trainsets in the United States. This has made the trains very popular, and by some reckoning, Amtrak has captured over half of the market share of travelers between Washington and New York. Outside of stations, Acela runs at speeds between 75 mph (120 km/h) and 150 mph (241 km/h), depending on track conditions.

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2004 Märklin Z 00832 Fun-Start-Set Halloween (20080103-172610)

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

2004 Märklin Z 00832 Fun-Start-Set Halloween (20080103-172610)

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2004 limited edition Märklin Z 00832 Fun-Start-Set "Halloween". The model train set is in gauge Z (1:220) – the steam locomotive measures just 45 mm !
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Murranbilla – Part 1 Box Hill exhibition 2004 – Australian Model Railway Layout

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

Murranbilla is the work of the Eltham Model Railway Club, featuring a ficticious township based on Australian prototype with a strong leaning toward Victorian Railways. Filmed at Box Hill exhibition 2004.
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Murranbilla – Part 1 Box Hill exhibition 2004 – Australian Model Railway Layout

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

Murranbilla is the work of the Eltham Model Railway Club, featuring a ficticious township based on Australian prototype with a strong leaning toward Victorian Railways. Filmed at Box Hill exhibition 2004.
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Black Springs – Australian Model Railway Layout – Box Hill 2004 鉄道模型

Friday, October 21st, 2011

HO scale layout featuring lots of Australian prototype trains from the VR and AN stables. Although the layout ran trains from different eras the train compositions were just what you’d expect to see from the lineside in Western Victoria or SA. Long freight and passenger trains were regularly seen, along with smaller freight trains with a mix of bogie and 4 wheel wagons. The “Ghan” NR seen on this layout was a pre-production sample of the loco now available from Austrains, and certainly turned a lot of heads whenever it ran past. The AN silver/green CLP was also a very nice loco, and for a bit of variety we get to see some steam action too. Filmed at box hill exhibition 2004.
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Melb-n-Trak – Box Hill 2004 – N Scale Model Railroad Layout

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

A group of Melbourne N scale modellers present their n-Trak layout featuring US style scenery and rollingstock. Filmed at Box Hill exhibition 2004

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