Unique high-speed trains and locomotives on the Russian railways

Sapsan (Velaro RUS) is Russian for the peregrine falcon, the fastest bird in the falcon family, so it was an appropriate name for this new train, which can reach speeds of up to 250 kmph. Produced with true German precision by Siemens, the Sapsan is fully adapted to the harsh climate of Russia. The Allegro is equipped with safety features designed to work on both the Finnish and Russian railway networks. Its equipment meets the technical requirements in the EU and Russia. The train consists of 7 carriages and has a maximum operating speed of 220 kph. GT1-001 gas turbine locomotive: on 23 January 2009 this locomotive became the first to pull a freight train weighing 15000 tonnes (159 wagons), and on 7 September 2011 it set a new world record by pulling a 16000 tonne train (170 wagons). On 12 October 2009 Russian Railways was awarded a Guinness Book of Records certificate for creating the world’s most powerful long-distance gas turbine locomotive operating on liquefied natural gas. Electric locomotive type 2ES10: the first Russian freight electric locomotive of direct current with the asynchronous driving unit. The locomotive was designed by Uralskiye Locomotivy Ltd. in cooperation with the Siemens (Germany) engineering team. The locomotive performance characteristics have no analogues in Russia. On August 4, 2011, the 2ES10 locomotive in the three-unit mode took the 9000-ton train down the Sverdlosk-Pervouralsk distance of the Sverdlosvsk Railway. It will let the railways

30 High-Speed Trains in 5 minutes± (TGV, Thalys, Eurostar, ICE-3)

Mix of whistling high-speed trains in France: TGV Haute-Picardie train station on LGV-Nord rail line. Champagne-Ardenne TGV train statio on LGV-Est rail line. Each TGV (gray-blue) train set & Thalys (maroon-gray) is 200m long, two power cars and eight carriages. Eurostar (yellow-white) is ~400m long, two power cars and 18 carriages. So you can calculate the speed if you have time stopper. 19 dec. 2009 (from my Eurotrip-9) soundtrack: 1) Airbase – Theme From The Rock [remix] 2) William Orbit – Adagio For Strings [Paul Oakenfold mix] 3) The Doors – People Are Strange [Infected Mushroom Remix] 4) Infected Mushroom – Franks
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ER200-1 (ЭР200-1) high-speed electric train

ER200-1 (ЭР200-1) high-speed electric train
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From 1984 to 2009 ER200s were the only Russian high-speed trains, they were used on Moscow-St.Petersburg line. Only two of them were built, and all of them were replaced by Siemens Velaro RUS "Sapsan" in 2009. ER200 are great trains, but in nowday Russia it’s more simple to buy a train, than to build one.

BVEHK.net CRH380A-China’s high-speed train sets 416.6km/h new speed record

www.bvehk.net A high-speed train in eastern China set a new speed record during its trial service Tuesday, highlighting China’s leading position in the fast-train industry. The China-made CRH380A train hit a maximum speed of 416.6 kilometers per hour — a world train speed record — on its run between the metropolis of Shanghai and Hangzhou, capital city of east China’s Zhejiang Province. The train is designed to run at a speed of 350 kilometers per hour on the 202-kilometer-long railway between the two cities. Some 80 million passengers are expected to travel the route every year. A one-way journey previously took two hours. But the new train shortens that to less than 40 minutes. “China has 7055 kilometers of high-speed railway in service. It is the world’s longest and the fastest, and boasts the most comprehensive technology,” said He Huawu, chief engineer of the Ministry of Railways. “We have an ambition to lead the world in high-speed railway construction,” he said. China sets its first world speed record on June 24, 2008. Then, the Beijing-Tianjin CRH3 high-speed train hit a top speed of 394.3 kilometers an hour. After that, more fast-train lines were put into service – the Wuhan-Guangzhou line linking central and south China, the Zhengzhou-Xi’an line connecting central and western China, and the Shanghai-Nanjing line in the country’s east. Liu Zhijun, Minister of Railways, said the opening of the Shanghai-Hangzhou line relieves transportation pressures in the