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Old 06-29-2009, 07:04 PM   #1
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Russia gets SAPSAN train service (Siemens Velaro) (pics)















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Old 06-29-2009, 07:21 PM   #2
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I don't get it. Is it a special train that does over 250mph?
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Old 06-29-2009, 07:27 PM   #3
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I don't get it. Is it a special train that does over 250mph?

now ask yourself why would it be in Miles in Russia?
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Old 06-29-2009, 07:55 PM   #4
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wow russia gets the ice3 trainset. we suck
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Old 06-29-2009, 09:35 PM   #5
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now ask yourself why would it be in Miles in Russia?
I think its in km
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Old 06-29-2009, 11:28 PM   #6
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if it's in kms?............yikes all aboard the fail train
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if it's in kms?............yikes all aboard the fail train
why is a train that goes 250km/h a fail train?
yeah i'm well aware that there are trains that go over 500km/h but still... 250km/h is still a pretty decent speed for getting from point A-B uninterrupted.
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Old 06-30-2009, 12:13 AM   #8
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the problem is can the russians maintain the tracks it runs on..thats the scary part.
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if it's in kms?............yikes all aboard the fail train
the fact you had to ask, says everything
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the problem is can the russians maintain the tracks it runs on..thats the scary part.
+1 to that. hopefully they overhauled the tracks before running it.
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if it's in kms?............yikes all aboard the fail train

do you really know any trains that go faster then that on NON Specialized tracks? Because I haven't seen any.
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Old 06-30-2009, 04:17 PM   #13
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+1 to that. hopefully they overhauled the tracks before running it.
they did, they got a 30 year contract, it's all outsourced
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do you really know any trains that go faster then that on NON Specialized tracks? Because I haven't seen any.
I wouldn't really call these tracks specialized
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I wouldn't really call these tracks specialized
lol are you serious

from Wiki:

The record runs took place on a 140 km section of track 1 on the LGV Est, usually heading west, between kilometer posts 264 (town of Prény) and 120 (near the Champagne-Ardenne TGV station). This section of the LGV was chosen for its vertical profile and gentle curves, with favorable downhill segments leading to the highest speeds between kilometer posts 195 and 191, near the border between the Meuse and Marne departments. The track superelevation was increased to support higher speeds...Several measurement stations were installed along the test tracks to monitor stresses in the track and ballast, noise, aerodynamic effects, and catenary dynamics. Between kilometer posts 223 and 167, where speeds exceeded 500 km/h, the track was under close surveillance.

Of course the Sapsan is going to be slower. After all it's running on the same track that was used by other high speed overnight trains like the Krasnaya Strela. Still, with the trip time of around 3 hours from Moscow to St. Petersburg it's nothing to sneeze at.

Russia needs this badly.. with moscow's population of 10mil, and st. petersburg's 5 mil, I can see this becoming one of the most heavily used corridors in the world.

Go Russia!
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