Posts Tagged ‘Road’’

Milwaukee Road Manifest

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

A Milwaukee Road manifest makes a quick set-out during the California Southern Model RR Club’s spring open house on May 17, 2009.
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2012 Volvo – SARTRE Road trains, tests with several vehicles in high speed

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Volvo Car Corporation part of successful road train test – SARTRE project enters final phase The SARTRE project (Safe Road Trains for the Environment) – with Volvo Car Corporation as the only participating car manufacturer – has successfully completed the first test demonstrations of a multiple vehicle platoon. The test fleet included a lead truck followed by three cars driven entirely autonomously at speeds of up to 90 km/h – with no more than 6 metres gap between the vehicles. “The aim is for the entire road train to be completed in autumn 2012. By then we will have four vehicles after one lead vehicle driving at 90 km/h,” says Erik Coelingh, technical project manager at the Volvo Car Corporation. The SARTRE project is being driven by seven European partners and is the only one of its kind to focus on the development of technology that can be implemented on conventional highways in which platooned traffic operates in a mixed environment with other road users. Stakeholder dialogue Recognizing that the challenge of implementing road train technology on Europe’s highways is not solely a technical matter, SARTRE also includes a major study to identify what infrastructure changes will be needed for vehicle platooning to become a reality. A number of stakeholder discussions will therefore be held. The participants in the first discussion included technical experts, politicians, legislators and traffic safety researchers. At the workshop a number of non-technical challenges
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indiantrains@high speed action of 4 trains at kelve road station india

Monday, January 14th, 2013

fast train action at kelve road india…. for more multiple fast trains in action watch………. Kelve road also known as kelva road is a beautiful station between virar & dahanu on western railway. kelve road….. railway line – western railways district – thane state – maharashtra country – india pincode – 401404 telephone 02525 how to reach…… Kelve road station can be reached from mumbai – borivali – virar – dahanu or surat on mumbai – ahmedabad route & is also accessible by road on mumbai-ahmedabad national highway (NH-8)……. main stations between chuchgate & virar….. chuchgate – mumbai central – dadar – bandra – andheri – borivali – mira road – bhayander – vasai road – virar….. all stations between virar & dahanu…. virar – vaitarna – saphale – kelve road – palghar – umroli – boisar – vangaon – dahanu distance from chuchgate – 82 km borivali – 48 km virar – 22 km dahanu road – 42 km (video taken at kelve road railway station – thane district – maharashtra state – india – asia)

09.13.09 Step 1 of 3 HOW TO PAVE the road system on the train layout

Friday, January 4th, 2013

Ok so here you go. You asked for it and I have provided. HOW TO PAVE THE ROAD SYSTEM. This is the first step and in 2 days after it is dry I will continue by recording Step 2 and maybe 3. I use this same technique to do the new engine facility located next to Palmayo Yard as well.

2012 Volvo – SARTRE road train on public road (A-roll)

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

SARTRE road train premiere on public roads For the first time ever a road train comprising a Volvo XC60, a Volvo V60 and a Volvo S60 plus one truck automatically driving in convoy behind a lead vehicle has operated on a public motorway among other road users. The historic test in Spain was highly successful. Vehicle platoon tests in the SARTRE (Safe Road Trains for the Environment) project – a joint venture between Ricardo UK Ltd, Applus+ Idiada, Tecnalia Research & Innovation, Institut für Kraftfahrzeuge Aachen (IKA), SP Technical Research Institute, Volvo Technology and Volvo Car Corporation – are making progress. One major step forward was taken last week on a motorway outside Barcelona – the first-ever test drive of a road train among other road users. “We covered 200 kilometres in one day and the test turned out well. We’re really delighted,” says Linda Wahlström, project manager for the SARTRE project at Volvo Car Corporation. A road train consists of a lead vehicle driven by a professional driver followed by a number of vehicles. Building on Volvo Car Corporation’s and Volvo Technology’s already existing safety systems – including features such as cameras, radar and laser sensors – the vehicles monitor the lead vehicle and also other vehicles in their immediate vicinity. By adding in wireless communication, the vehicles in the platoon “mimic” the lead vehicle using Ricardo autonomous control – accelerating, braking and turning in exactly the same way as the leader

Ex-Conrail SD-60I on CSX Q400 Crossing Lander Road

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

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SARTRE Self-Driving Road Train Conducts First Test

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

Europe’s SARTRE (SAfe Road TRains for the Environment) project is well underway, having carried out its first successful demonstration of its self-driving technology at Volvo’s proving grounds near Gothenburg, Sweden. For more information, check out Visit some of our sites today: Industry leading car reviews and shopping tools luxury and performance cars: green and electric cars: Family cars: Cars and social media:
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Innowattech breakthrough in alternative energy from road traffic

Saturday, July 21st, 2012

An Israeli company, Innowattech Ltd., in cooperation with Israel National Roads Company, has recently tested the IPEG™ (Innowattech Piezoelectric Generator) system in the first of its kind pilot project along a ten-meter stretch of highway in Israel. The technology developed by Innowattech in association with Technion IIT (Israel Institute of Technology) is based on piezoelectric materials that enable conversion of mechanical energy exerted by the weight of passing vehicles into electrical energy. One kilometer of Innowattech’s generators along a single lane is capable of producing an average of 200 KWh per hour, sufficient electricity to provide for the average consumption in 200-300 households provided approximately 600 heavy trucks or buses travel through the interval per hour on average. The harvested electricity may be supplied to various road-side applications, such as traffic lights, billboards, enforcement cameras, signs, etc., as well as transferred into the electric grid. The technology may also be used for road data collection (Smart Road). The technology does not increase the vehicles’ fuel intake or affect the road infrastructure. It is not affected by weather conditions and allows electricity to be harvested near the end consumer. Innowattech has also developed the technology for harvesting energy from movement of trains, airplanes and pedestrians, to be tested within months to come. For more information, please visit or contact Yael
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ho scale model rail roading i have purchased an athearn john deere train set and cant find more road bed track

Friday, July 13th, 2012

Question by tracedaddy: ho scale model rail roading i have purchased an athearn john deere train set and cant find more road bed track
how do you match up different types of railroad track when they dont match is there a way that you can make different roadbed track work with one another.

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Answer by thirsty mind
I found a great site “on line trains” great prices excellent inventory. I also had to call the owner of the shop he was wonderful. Very kind and helpful.

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Southern Steam in London – Brixton, Clapham and Wandsworth Road in the 50s

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

Five minutes and twenty seconds of pure Southern joy in South London in the 1950s. A) Brixton in the 1950s 1) A Maunsell 4-4-0 (either an E1, D1 or L1 class) rounding the curve at Loughborough Junction. 2) A Maunsell ‘N’ Class 2-6-0 and an ex-LBSC E2 Class 0-6-0T run light towards Herne Hill. 3) An electric train with a Maunsell 4-LAV unit at the front. 5) An ex-LMS Fowler designed 2-6-2T with a single parcels van, having entered Southern metals via the ex-Metropolitan Railway ‘widened lines’ at Snow Hill. 6) A Bulleid BoB ‘Battle of Britain’ Class pacific. 7) Another ‘N’ Class mogul on a train of green Maunsell coaching stock. B) Clapham in the 1950s; originally called “Clapham and North Stockwell” this station on the South London Line was renamed Clapham High Street in 1989. 1) A Bulleid 4-SUB of the later all-steel variety. 2) A Maunsell ‘Q’ class 0-6-0 on an empty stock train consisting of 8 Maunsell coaches and a Bulleid at the rear. 3) A Bulleid BoB ‘Battle of Britain’ Class 4-6-2 on a Ramsgate service which includes a brace of Pullman cars 4) One of Maunsell’s ‘W’ Class 2-6-4T heavy tank engines on one of the cross-London freight services for which they were designed. 5) 4-SUB units pass to reveal another Maunsell ‘W’ on a lengthy cross-London freight service. 6) BR Standard Class 7MT ‘Britannia’ Class 4-6-2 No.70004 ‘William Shakespeare’ on The Golden Arrow. 7) A Maunsell ‘N’ Class 2-6-0 on a train consisting of a 3-car ex-SECR ‘Birdcage’ set, three BR Mk1s and
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