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. What kind of problems appears when the rail is too steep for a given train, is it a problem when going uphill (train slip and can't advance) or when going downhill (train slips and can't break) Does the …
asked Aug 8 '18 by Bregalad
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Back when railways were being massively build, in the 1900-1910 decade for example, most new lines were made with narrow gauge, instead of the standard gauge which is 1435mm for most of the world. Fo …
asked Jan 16 by Bregalad
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still overheats, just like an usual disk brake. In the case of railways this also needs that the wheels have adherence to rail. Theoretically, it would be as simple as to place two huge magnets around … required for stopping the train once a low speed would has been attained with Foucault's current braking). This would have the following advantages : Braking doesn't rely on rail adherence Since …
asked Apr 23 by Bregalad
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, just like some countries, as well as different railway companies within countries, picked up different rail gauges, they could have also varied between inner- and outer-flanges railways. We could … imagine that, just like today some countries have left-hand and right-hand traffic, there would be inner and outer style rail wheels. Except this is not the case, the "inner" style is almost universal …
asked Sep 11 by Bregalad
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So I live in Switzerland and there is lots of funiculars in my country. Most of those were built between 1890 and 1930, and for most of those the line is on the ground most of the time, there is bridg …
asked Nov 7 '18 by Bregalad