RE: [carfree_cities] Re: Traveling Rail Retail
>From: "Ronald Dawson" <rdadddmd@...>Very nice, I sure like the idea of grass rather then oil soaked ties. How is
>In regards to those tram tracks would some thing like "Lawn Track" be O.K.?
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- A hi-railer is a Jeep Wagoneer sort of vehicle that
has small, flanged steel wheels mounted to the frame
with hydraulic actuators that press them down below
the level of the normal rubber tires when commanded
by the operator. This makes it possible to run the
vehicle on rails, with the driving force applied
by the usual rubber tires, running on the rail heads.
I believe that fairly stringent speed limits are in
force when running a hi-railer on track, and of course
youhave to make sure that you have proper train orders
to avoid any conflict with other traffic. In their
current incarnation, they probably aren't very useful
for much beyond their current purpose, which is as
a maintenance access vehicle for railroads.
The freight trams might work in a somewhat similar
way, but would have to be more sophisticated and
robust. Also, the weight of a full shipping container
can reach 80,000 pounds, so the vehicle would have
to be very heavy duty in comparison to a hi-railer.
J.H. Crawford _Carfree Cities_
- Henning Mortensen wrote:
>>From: "Ronald Dawson" <rdadddmd@...>O.K.?
>>In regards to those tram tracks would some thing like "Lawn Track" be
>Very nice, I sure like the idea of grass rather then oil soaked ties. How
>the price?I think the best thing to do would be to contact the manufacturer in regards
to a prices, also ties treated with creosote so they last longer. Dawson