A high speed run

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- International' started by RailRon, Jun 17, 2004.

  1. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    The Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) have nearly finished the 'Bahn 2000' line - a high speed passenger train stretch between Berne and Zurich. Normal traffic on the line will be running 'only' 160 km/h (100 mph) in the first year, until a new Cab Signalling System is installed. At the moment there are still too much problems with it, so they had to install normal track signals. :( Later, when the CSS has its bugs ironed out, the speed will be go up to 200 km/h (125 mph)

    These days a friend of mine who is engineer is busy running high speed tests with a train with monitoring cars. They go up to 230 km/h (145 mph), which is the top speed of the loco. He gave me these two shots:

    1. This is the engineers view out of the cab at 145 mph! (At left there is a highway paralleling the track behind an earth dam)

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  2. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    2. This shows the speed and distance readout of the monitoring car.
    Whew - I only wish I had a chance to have a ride on such a test run!


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  3. siderod

    siderod Member

    Holy sweet crap!!

    Hey, next time you go on a trip to ride them, i'm tagging along in yur luggage!
  4. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member


    Holy schnell Zug, Batman! :D :thumb:
  5. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Great shots Ron I can here the wire sing er screeeeeeeeem from Canada :rolleyes:
    Please keep us posted on it`s development.

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