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For the lines, figures can be very different for different lines, but check my Railways, energy, CO2 - Part 2 diary.

The materials needed in a train also differ from model to model. But steel used to be most of it weight-wise, and 1 ton per passenger seat is a rule-of-thumb figure for a European train. (Now significantly lower for the AGV -- while the wider Japanese Shinkansens were always lower.)

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Thu Feb 21st, 2008 at 11:45:35 AM EST
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