8606Re: [carfree_cities] Rail & Rubber
- Jun 3, 2005Hi,
Related to this discussion of the supercapacitor-tram,
it would not be a possible scheme for shorter distance
regional trains (typical European "railbuses" )
running on non-electrifried corridors as station
distances would be too great, right? From 2 to 5km, I
Or would this be solved in a hybrid, where an engine
of some sort would take over as necessary?
Also related: For "On the Train to the Future!"
project I am proposing a reconstructed railbus which
could be powered by one of various "alternative fuels"
which would also be "distributed sources": local and
renewable things like individual windmills, biogas
from waste or factories, etc. It could be done in
conjunction with European Commission DG Research
funded programme "EU Deep" www.eu-deep.com (one of the
partners also makes the engines for a railbus renewal
scheme here in Czechia,so MAYBE I am "half way
If anyone can look at the summary of the proposal, let
me know off-list. I might have to send it as an
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