Started by passengerpigeon, July 06, 2017, 07:38:39 AM
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Quote from: passengerpigeon on July 06, 2017, 07:38:39 AMThere are no low-cost single-decker carriages for medium-speed trains. The SingCo passenger carriage is too slow by 1960 and the double-decker carriages are ugly and not commonly used in real life for long-distance non-commuter regional trains. A 65-75 seat carriage with an operating cost of 3.50-4.50 crowns per kilometre, an introduction date in the 1950s, and a top speed of 120-140km/h would be ideal.
Quote from: passengerpigeon on July 06, 2017, 07:38:39 AMThere are no economical EMUs for regional or underground/suburban services until far too late in the game. Regional EMUs do not come about until 2007, over 100 years after they were introduced in real life. I have wasted so much diesel fuel running BR614s on fully electrified regional lines after continually making a loss with the cheapest locomotive-hauled electric train I could build, and am having to string together lengthy consists of tramcars to run on what are intended to be heavy-rail metro systems.
Quote from: passengerpigeon on July 06, 2017, 07:38:39 AMTrain top speeds don't increase fast enough towards the end of the 20th century. Although the SJ X2000, introduced in 1991, can go 220km/h, TGVs were already running at much higher speeds before then. The first true high-speed train is the ICE-TD, introduced in 2007 (too late and with an unrealistic top speed).
Quote from: passengerpigeon on July 06, 2017, 07:38:39 AMThere are no aircraft smaller than the Tristar after 1995. In my opinion, there should be four different categories of aircraft in the 21st century: a direct replacement for the F27 (DHC-8 or ATR based), a 75-90 seat regional jet (based on the ERJ-175 or CRJ-900), a narrowbody airliner with 150-200 seats (based on the 737-800 or A320-200) and then the widebody airliners such as the Tristar (which should go obsolete no later than 2013).
Quote from: passengerpigeon on July 06, 2017, 07:38:39 AMI'm sorry if I sound like a whiner and I am willing to make any of these vehicles if you think you might like to include new ones in the pakset. Do any "insiders" know why these balancing issues exist and whether plans are in place to rectify them?
Quote from: prissi on July 19, 2017, 12:40:19 PMSince it will be only used on small branch lines, then branch line cost is probably higher to maintain that the amount to transport.