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FS presents this beautiful photo of an ETR 500 P in Frecciarossa colours as one made on the Rome-Naples line. But that didn't look right -- indeed I found it's Oreno Viaduct on the Florence-Rome line. I'm not sure what this PR department 'carefreeness' is an indication of.

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

by DoDo on Sun Dec 13th, 2009 at 07:27:26 AM EST
As indicated, I'll post a follow-up on what's still in construction around Europe on Wednesday or Thursday.

Some time next year, I shall look beyond Europe, too: that is, China, the high-speed system of which deserves a diary of its own.

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

by DoDo on Sun Dec 13th, 2009 at 07:29:58 AM EST
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What a great diary!  I am going to send the link to a colleague of mine who wants to travel Italy by train some day.
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Sun Dec 13th, 2009 at 10:39:33 AM EST
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Yesterday, 250 km/h traffic officially started in another country: Russia. The Sapsan high-speed trains (Siemens Velaro RUS, a descendant of the German ICE3) now run along the upgraded Moscow-St. Petersburg mainline. However, I don't know any details: e.g. which parts of the line are fit for the new top speed, how much of that the trains are actually scheduled run at top speed, and how they dealt with any technical issues (signalling, tolerances, maintenance) that might throw a hammer in the works.



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

by DoDo on Fri Dec 18th, 2009 at 03:05:52 AM EST
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