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  1. rebmcr

    Class 345 progress

    Is there a ballpark figure for how long the 360s have left?
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    Freightliner Class 86/6 fleet

    Bodypanels and paint are trivial to remedy, what matters are things nobody can tell from a photo — electronics, wiring, and traction motors.
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    Rolling stock companies building replacements for rolling stock they built

    OK then that's just what you should have said, and then nobody would have disagreed.
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    Rolling stock companies building replacements for rolling stock they built

    If you're going to cite an article, I would advise reading it.
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    Rolling stock companies building replacements for rolling stock they built

    All of their design, and probably all of their manufacturing will have been done by Bombardier before the acquisition. We don't call Class 91s Alstom just because GEC was later purchased by them.
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    What were the first Walk Through trains in the UK?

    DLR and Metrolink are both classified as articulated single carriages, rather than large-gangwayed pairs of carriages. (Just as a 'bendy bus' is a single vehicle.)
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    Costs of developing tilting function for BR class 390 Pendolino?

    It was first developed by engineers from the aerospace sector (not BR's traditional R&D department) as part of the Class 370 APT, later sold to Italian company Fiat, who spent many years developing it across different designs of train, when it was finally licenced to French company Alstom and...
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    Class 345 progress

    Do they transition? I thought they manually changed over while stationary.
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    Class 345 progress

    Also the first ever passenger-carrying ETCS transition for any train nationwide, I think?
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    Class 345 progress

    I suppose the next big awkward unknown is the Liverpool Street platform lengthening (core tunnel opening being simply a big straightforward unknown).
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    Alstom Class 321 Hydrogen 'Breeze' Updates & Discussion

    Yet still less than diesel, whose lines are really where these trains will be used. When calculating thin margins like that it's also fair to include the manufacturing emissions of the OHLE, and the emissions of the machinery used to erect it.
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    Loco with offset axles

    There was also the Co-Bo Class 28.
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    Class 345 progress

    (The following is pure speculation on my part) Sounds like they might have validated the AWS fix, and could be taking advantage of the testing schedule to progress more quickly with ETCS...
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    Banksy on the tube July 2020

    However right you are, responses like this are part of his art, and by design unlikely to ever be disentangled.
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    GWR Class 319 / 769 information & discussion.

    No, they're dual-voltage bi-modes. We don't call 700s bi-modes because electric is one mode, no matter the collection method.
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    Azuma Power Sockets - no power through neutral sections

    People should indeed carry such a charger for continuous, guaranteed uninterrupted power — but at the same time, no rational person who is OK with interruption would expect nineteen of them. First, that's a very nasty disregard for others. Second, if we're applying "you should have thought of...
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    Azuma Power Sockets - no power through neutral sections

    This isn't very fair when the visually-standard socket is presented without notice of its difference from every other actually-standard socket in trains and in buildings.
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    Azuma Power Sockets - no power through neutral sections

    Quite apart from screen brightness (which is a setting easily changed), it is objectively bad for a Lithium battery's health to undergo repeated interruptions in its charging cycle. One or two blips would be understandable, but nineteen cutouts on a London-Edinburgh journey is likely to cause...
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    Rover Tickets

    What a wonderful idea for airport luggage!
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    Articulation - how is load transferred between coaches?

    Same with LEGO models, though in the only articulated one I'm aware of, the 'Horizon Express' (a first-generation TGV).

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