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H2goesRail - DB And Siemens Will Test The HMU
H2goesRail - DB And Siemens Will Test The HMU

Deutsche Bahn and Siemens Mobility are driving forward the climate-friendly transition in rail transport and will test the use of hydrogen trains for the first time.

New TVZ-Built Cars For Sakhalin
New TVZ-Built Cars For Sakhalin

In mid-November 2020, TVZ sent 18 new 1,520 mm gauge carriages to passenger service operator Passazhirskaya kompaniya „Sakhalin“.

UIC Offers Container Transport By Rail In Ukraine
UIC Offers Container Transport By Rail In Ukraine

The abbreviation UIC now has also a second meaning than the Union Internationale des Chemins de fer.

Škoda 2020
New Concept Of FPK Carriages
New Concept Of FPK Carriages

On 2 October 2020 near Paveletsky vokzal in Moskva, FPK and TMH presented to passengers and the media the concept of the new „platskartny“ car for long-distance services, built by TVZ for a „T“ loading gauge (gabarit T).

Questions Over Various Talgo Projects (4)
Questions Over Various Talgo Projects (4)

Abandonment Of Talgo Technology In Kazakhstan...

Questions Over Various Talgo Projects (3)
CZ LOKO
Questions Over Various Talgo Projects (2)
Questions Over Various Talgo Projects (2)

Strizh - a high-emission and expensive RZD Talgo.

What Real Benefits Can Bring The Creation Of „Alstombardier“?
What Real Benefits Can Bring The Creation Of „Alstombardier“?

Since early 2020 most of the railway and other media were employed by the plans to merge the transport divisions of Alstom and Bombardier. However, what can be the real benefits of this acquisition?

Questions Over Various Talgo Projects (1)
Questions Over Various Talgo Projects (1)

DSB Talgos - the weight contradictions...

A Visit To Stadler Siedlce (7)
A Visit To Stadler Siedlce (7)

On 29 January 2020 we visited Stadler Siedlce. This works is now, in addition to Class 777 EMUs and various types of FLIRTs, also building trams for Poland and Germany.  Among the FLIRTs there are many trains destined for Norway. 

How Kazakh Evolutions Evolve (6)
How Kazakh Evolutions Evolve (6)

A 1,520 mm gauge Evolution, the GE-built demonstrator, also visited Poland. This diesel locomotive paid a visit from Kazakhstan to Poland in 2015, for evaluation by PKP LHS, the subsidiary responsible for operation of the freight-only, non-electrified 1,520 mm gauge 394 km Line 65. The visit took place in May and June 2015, following almost a 5,500 km long journey.

A Visit To Stadler Siedlce (6)
A Visit To Stadler Siedlce (6)

On 29 January 2020 we visited Stadler Siedlce. This works is now, in addition to Class 777 EMUs and various types of FLIRTs, also building trams for Poland and Germany. In early 2020 at Stadler Siedlce works the contrat for BSVG (Braunschweiger Verkehrs-GmbH) was nearing completion.

 

How Kazakh Evolutions Evolve (5)
How Kazakh Evolutions Evolve (5)

It is an interesting fact that, in spite of several hundred 1,520 mm gauge Evolutions on order, not a single LKZ-built locomotive was sold to Russia so far.

Hyper-Miracle? Or Hypeloop? (5)
Hyper-Miracle? Or Hypeloop? (5)

The conclusions reached in our series of articles The Train-In-A-Vacuum-Tube Fantasy demonstrated that the use of Hyperloop technology for passenger transport is impractical and contradicting the laws of physics. Nevertheless, it is remarkable how many Hyperloop projects are now being prepared, on a worldwide scale.

Hyper-Miracle? Or Hypeloop? (4)
Hyper-Miracle? Or Hypeloop? (4)

The conclusions reached in our series of articles The Train-In-A-Vacuum-Tube Fantasy demonstrated that the use of Hyperloop technology for passenger transport is impractical and contradicting the laws of physics. Nevertheless, it is remarkable how many Hyperloop projects are now being prepared, on a worldwide scale.