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Large trains of Russia
« on: October 06, 2008, 09:48:10 AM »
Look at this awesome photographs about Trains of Russia....The second one is simply incredible!! that convoy has more than 30 wagons!! :o



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Re: Large trains of Russia
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2008, 02:20:17 PM »
Nice :) I've seen longer, though :D

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Re: Large trains of Russia
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2008, 02:36:46 PM »
Longer than the last two ones? If I'm not wrong that convoys have around 40-45 wagons...

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Re: Large trains of Russia
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2008, 03:20:32 PM »
The longest train has 682 wagons!!! It was a testtrain for new locos ( 8 pieces! ) in australia.

That was 2001. The track was 275 km. And the train was 7,353 Km long.

If this train had been passengers it would been a long way to toilet and restaurant.  ;D

Unfortunately, I haven't found any pictures.  :(

The longest regular train is in africa. The Mauritania SNIM with iron ore.

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Re: Large trains of Russia
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2008, 03:38:17 PM »
The longest regular train is in africa. The Mauritania SNIM with iron ore.

Perhaps you are refering to this one:
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The train carrying iron from Zouerate to the coast at Nouadhibou, is probably the world's longest train. Normally its length is as much as 3 kilometres. The whole journey takes around 12 hours

 



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Re: Large trains of Russia
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2008, 03:41:00 PM »
Unfortunately, I haven't found any pictures.  :(
I think I found something:

This might be the australian one: http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=9LsuNWjRaAo
And this the mauritanian: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXXFZCsuQPk

IMPRESSIVE!!  :o

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Re: Large trains of Russia
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2008, 03:47:25 PM »
Last year this topic was on old forum and I browsed youtube a bit as a result; there are videos of many other really long trains - one american spanning the whole horizont, shot from a car; also a few from... Brazil? Oil tankers, also really many. Just go through the "related" lists and see for yourself if the numbers are so exceptional ;)

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Re: Large trains of Russia
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2008, 06:45:25 PM »
This might be the australian one: http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=9LsuNWjRaAo

This is the australian with locos in the middle.

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Re: Large trains of Russia
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2008, 07:04:04 PM »
It would be a signalisation  nightmare in Simutrans  :-X

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Re: Large trains of Russia
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2008, 07:46:16 PM »
It would be a signalisation  nightmare in Simutrans  :-X

I think in reality too. This trains are in europe unthinkable

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Re: Large trains of Russia
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2008, 08:58:29 AM »
heh, in the australian test-train-video you can see how the cameraman's arm is getting weak after a while :)

I was thinking about the sense of such huge trains, you always need the same energy no matter if you got four normal trains or one huge with four engines. So you only save money for drivers, eh? Since drivers in europe are most probably better paid than in Africa it would even make more sense in Europe.

But since we got rules for everything (here in Germany at least), i guess it just wouldn't be allowed   ;)

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Re: Large trains of Russia
« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2008, 12:10:23 PM »
Don't you just hate rules :D

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Re: Large trains of Russia
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2008, 12:21:24 PM »
At least in Simutrans those rules do not rulez, you know.... ::)
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