Preview of the Railvolution 1/2011

High Speed From Madrid To Cuenca, Albacete And Valencia
The high speed line linking Madrid with Cuenca and Albacete was inaugurated on 15 December 2010. On the 18th the section of line from Motilla del Palancar to Valencia was opened. Journey times between the capital and the Levante district on the Mediterranean coast have been reduced substantially.
On 27 October 2009 ADIF's Talgo BT laboratory train makes its first run over the remarkable stretch of the Levante HSL bordering and crossing Contreras reservoir in the Cabriel valley. On the right is the A3 motorway from Madrid to Valencia. The railway viaduct just visible in the left foreground is La Cuesta Negra (220 m long), followed almost immediately by Contreras (587 m), and after that comes El Rabo de la Sartén tunnel (376 m). The reservoir dam is situated to the southeast (right) of the motorway viaduct.
Photo: Enrique Dopico
FLEXX Tronic WAKO Cant-Compensation Test Carriage
As a result of SBB awarding Bombardier a contract for 59 double deck long distance TWINDEXX Swiss Express (FV-Dosto) EMUs in May 2010 (see R 3/10, pp. 24 - 25), testing of the new FLEXX Tronic WAKO technology (see R 2/10, pp. 25 - 31) recently started, using bogies mounted under the bodyshell of a type IC2000 SBB double deck carriage.
The FLEXX Tronic WAKO test car coupled between two modernised EC carriages (one of which was at DB Systemtechnik Minden equipped as a measurement car). This photo was taken on 27 January 2011 at Yverdon.
Photo: Bombardier
GKB And STLB: Winter Operating Complications
Some of the GKB's new Class 5063 GTW 2/8 DMUs are now in service here, and there has also been a temporary influx of Eurorunners...
2016 906 with a rake of double deck stock forming train R 4370, near Frauental on 18 December 2010.
Photo: Hanspeter Reschinger, GKB
Bombardier's C.L.E.A.N. Diesel Technology
In October 2009 Bombardier Transportation presented the diesel technology with the lowest noxious exhaust emission levels now available for the rail vehicle industry. C.L.E.A.N. (Catalyst-based Low Emission ApplicatioN) Diesel technology offers the lowest emission levels for diesel-driven vehicles above 500kW class. Three months later an ITINO DMU equipped with C.L.E.A.N. Diesel technology entered regular service in Sweden.
ITINO DMU VT 123, fitted with a new C.L.E.A.N Diesel power pack, during a commissioning run on Bombardier's test track at the Hennigsdorf works on 18 March 2009.
Photo: Bombardier Transportation
A Fifth Season, Part 3
In this number of our magazine we conclude our InnoTrans 2010 megareport-cum-tour, which is a feature unique to Railvolution. Our main focus in Part Three is on modernised diesel locomotives, prime movers, freight wagons and a diverse assortment of rail-related components.
One of the exhibit was 841 024, representing rebuilding programme, which Remarul designates now as type Carpathia 1300 DH-M. The photo shows it on the last leg of its journey to the exhibition ground, being hauled by DB’s 298 334, on 16 September 2010.
Photo: Sebastian Schrader
And much more!
Cover of 1/2011

Features: Gravita 10 BB, the new standard diesel locomotive of DB Schenker Rail Deutschland AG, built by Voith Turbo Lokomotivtechnik