8132Re: McLanes vs. Train Lanes
- Feb 27 9:19 AM--- In email@example.com, "J.H. Crawford"
>Because it isn't necessary. There's no point in reinventing the
> Sorry, I fail to see why a 9-foot gauge is ridiculous.
wheel when the Japanese will happily sell you DMU's that can provide
high-speed performance (i.e. good enough to eliminate competing jet
aircraft service) in some of the most twisty, mountainous, icy
terrain imaginable -- on conventional guage.
>Which Talgo model are you referring to? The smallest I've ever seen
> In any case, the short-length Talgo-style coaches I would propose
> can probably get the axle loadings down to near the current truck
> loadings anyway
from them is in the neighborhood of 13t. At the very least, such a
train being proposed would not be allowed to have a "crush" load of
> assuming we get aircraft manufacturers to bringHistorically, aircraft manufacturers have done an awful job at
> their knowledge of light weight and extreme reliability to the
building reliable rail vehicles.
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