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Real high speed trains

Discussion in 'Engineering' started by amusicsite, 17 Apr 2015.

  1. amusicsite

    amusicsite dn ʎɐʍ sᴉɥ┴ Staff Member

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  2. sidevalve

    sidevalve Well-Known Geek

    Hmmm, a little ironic as win 98 and then xp were excellent OS [and IMHO, xp hasn't actually been significantly improved upon]. As people seem [at least in this country] to be unable to understand the complex workings of a level crossing and even more unable to keep away from rail lines unless there is a ten foot fence surrounding them I predict a lot more idiot exterminations if we were to adopt such a train. Secondly as there is a fascination for stealing cable and anything else from the rail and road network by some members of the 'community' I also wonder how long such a thing would remain functional. Sad but true.
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  3. the_mikey

    the_mikey Active Geek

    Given the incredible difficulty involved in even reinstating a piece of disused railway line to a state suitable for a pacer to trundle without joy towards its terminal point, and taking on board the statements from the previous post I can't imagine such a thing ever becoming a sensible proposition.
  4. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Rocket Engineer

    The great thing about high speed trains is the ability to run them on ordinary track once you're away from the high speed network. Maglev just can't do that.
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