Salon du modélisme, Miniaturland 2012 Cité du train Mulhouse. 3ème partie.
Cette 3ème partie de ce dimanche 30 septembre montre ce que je considère
comme le meilleur et le plus réaliste réseau ferroviaire HO du salon.
Cette vidéo a une durée de 10 minutes. J'aurai pu écourter mais vu la
qualité et la beauté de ce réseau j'ai préféré ne pas en diminuer la
Les fans de ce genre de modélisme regarderont certainement entièrement la
vidéo et pour les autres visiteurs, rien n'empêche de sauter quelques
Voici des explication de ce réseau que j'ai retranscrit du texte donnée
par le modéliste anglais Peter North.
Ce réseau HO reproduit la ligne secondaire électrifiée de la Virginian
Railway des années 50.
Cette ligne a été créée en 1909 pour transporter le charbon des
montagnes Appalaches situé dans le West Virginia. (Virginie-Occidentale à
l'Est des Etats-Unis)
Contrairement aux habitudes des chemins de fer américains, le "Mountain
Zone" a été électrifié pour pouvoir tracter les convois de plus de 3000
tonnes sur les fortes pentes de la région.
En sortant des montagnes, à Roanoke, Virginia, 3 à 4 convois étaient
attelés en un seul convoi de 10 à 12000 tonnes pour continuer le voyage
jusqu'à la côte Atlantique.
Le Virginian railway a été acheté par le chemin de fer Norfolk and
Western en 1960.
En 1962 l'électrification de la ligne a été supprimée et les puissantes
machines ont depuis disparues de la circulation.
Vidéo enregistrée avec le Panasonic Lumix FZ200
New Amtrak ACS-64 electric locomotives 601 and 600 in revenue service!
On March 1, 2014 I encountered the new Amtrak ACS-64 electric locomotives
in revenue service for the first time. Amtrak ACS-64 #601 was powering a
Northeast Regional train going to New York Penn Station and then later
turned around to go back to Washington D.C. Union Station. After ACS-64
#601 runs through I went into New York City but returned later to find it
sitting in New York Penn Station. I took a quick look at the new electric
locomotive and while looking at it you can hear it's idling noises.
After returning back to Secaucus ACS-64 #601 then speeds through Secaucus
with a friendly horn blast from the engineer. After the train disappears
into the distance you can hear the horn blow again as he continues back to
Washington D.C. Union Station.
About an hour later I was about to leave as I was walking down the platform
I happened to turn around and see the headlights for another ACS-64
electric! I quickly took out my camera and saw that this is ACS-64 #600
leading another Northeast Regional train to New York Penn Station.
It is great to finally see these new Amtrak electric locomotives in
service. They have great horns and I am looking forward to seeing more of
them. Better get those AEM-7 and HHP-8 pictures now because once all the
ACS-64's are delivered we won't see them anymore.
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Finnish electric locomotive Sr1 / Sähköveturi Sr1
Finnish electric locomotive Sr1
Sr1 is the first electric locomotive of Finland. Maximum speed is 140 km/h.
It has continous power rating of 3100 kW, one hour output of 3280 kW and
unoffical power rating (1500V wagon electricity counted too) of about 5000
kW. Electric supply is 25 kV 50 Hz ac overhead wire. Traction motors are 4
DC /820 kW/motor (offical), controlled by Strömberg-manufactured (former
Finnish company, nowadays part of ABB) thyristor power rectifier drive.
It was ordered from USSR, mainly because of political reasons.
It is manufactured in Novochserkassk Electric Locomotive Works, former
First locomotives were delivered on year 1973. Last production model from
factory was delivered on 1985.
Two additional locomotives were built at the Hyvinkää Machine Workshop in
1993 and 1995, number 3111 from spare parts and number 3112 from the
original prototype locomotive (number 3000) that was never used.
The locomotives originally carried a dark red livery, with white stripes
around and below the cab windows. The stripes were later replaced with
yellow warning panels (resembling stylished wings) below the cab windows.
From the early 1990s onwards this livery has been replaced by a white
livery with red stripes. The nicknames for these locomotives are "Siperian
susi" (Wolf of Siberia; it comes from the typical sound of Sr1, when it
passes you can heard the "wolf crying" ; in Finnish slang "susi" can also
mean a poorly manufactured object.
Two Sr1 class locomotives have been damaged beoynd repair, number 3048 in
an accident in Jokela in 1996 and number 3089 in an accident in Jyväskylä
There is a total 110 Sr1-class locomotives in service today.
More information of locomotive:
Virginian push snow
1:29 scale EL-2b Virginian electric locomotive pushing the deep snow with
the snow plow.
MOST POWERFUL ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVE OF INDIAN RAILWAYS !
Central Railway Ajni ( AJNI ) Electric Loco Shed's WAG9 31259 curves
through the Misrod and heads north towards Bhopal .
WAG9 class electric locomotives are currently the most powerful locos on
Indian Railways and are primarily used for freight trains . WAG9 are 6120
HP 3 phase electric locomotives . It was hauling a fully loaded BOXNHL rake
used for transportation of coal .
Technical specifications of WAG9
Manufacturers ABB Swiss Locomotive Works, Chitranjan Locomotive Works
Traction Motors ABB's 6FRA 6068 (850 kW, 2180V, 1283/2484 rpm, 270/310A.
Weight 2100 kg) Axle-hung, nose-suspended.
Gear Ratio 77:15 / 64:18
Transformer ABB's LOT 6500, 4x1450kVA.
Power Drive Power converter from ABB, type UW-2423-2810 with SG 3000G X H24
GTO thyristors (D 921S45 T diodes), 14 thyristors per unit (two units).
Line converter rated at 2 x 1269V @ 50 Hz, with DC link voltage of 2800V.
Motor/drive converter rated at 2180V phase to phase, 971A output current
per phase, motor frequency from 0 to 132 Hz.
Hauling capacity 4250t
Bogies Co-Co, Fabricated Flexicoil Mark IV bogies (Design later used for
IORE and China Railways HXD3B; bogie wheelbase 1850mm + 1850mm
Unsprung mass per axle 3.984t
Length over buffers 20562mm
Length over headstocks 19280mm
Body width 3152mmn
loco weight 123t(wag 9), 135t(wag 9h)
Cab length 2434mm
Pantographs Two Secheron ES10 1Q3-2500.
Pantograph locked down height 4525mm
Steam Coal Drag in Hinton, West Virginia
Chesapeake and Ohio HO model Railroad in Bay Area of California. This
layout is based upon the prototype and the Main Yard is Hinton West
Virginia. You will see a cola drag coming into Hinton Yard, a helper engine
added to the end of train in front of caboose and then the train going up
the hill to other end of layout. Steam engines use Tsunami sound decoders
and Digital system is NCE. (I taped this at 320 with 15 FPS and will record
it again at higher resolution someday)
NS GE's pull hard up grade over Virginian's fantastic Garwood trestle, in 1988
Up until about 1990, the long hood end was the normal, or F end of the
locomotive on Norfolk Western and Southern, then NS. We are on top of the
tunnel portal on the old Virginian overlooking the Garwood Trestle. It is a
hard climb from the road below, and had to take a few brakes on the way up
to catch my breath. The train is working hard up-grade, and has a nice set
of helpers with slug sets pushing ahead of the caboose on the rear. Thanks
for looking. Jackmp294
6120 HP INDIAN RAILWAYS WAP-7 3 phase electric locomotive amazing acceleration!!
Links to other videos of this train :
High speed crossing with Chattisgarh express http://youtu.be/AyhiW_QT7rY
Non stop through Habibganj Bhopal Mainline http://youtu.be/YAZNdbVasAg
WAP7 LHB Hybrdi tears through Misrod at full speed
Good show at Sukhi sewaniya Honking WAP7 http://youtu.be/ebgRe2i-FnI
WAP-7 class of electric locomotives are currently the most powerful locos
designed for hauling passenger trains,they are rated at 6120 HP ,though not
the fastest loco of Indian Railways,it is still the future of electric
locomotives in India and at present WAP-7 locos are used to haul
prestigious Rajdhani trains and also many other trains which come under the
superfast category .
Seen here is AJNI WAP-7 30303 hauling 12541 Gorakhpur-Mumbai LTT Superfast
which has a LHB Hybrid rake , the train had to stop at Habibganj and as
soon as it got the green signal the powerful WAP-7 just pulled away with
the 20 coaches as fast as possible.
NS Trains on the Former Virginian at Merrimac Tunnel
Norfolk Southern trains 18M and 186 emerging from the east portal of the
Merrimac Tunnel during the first snowfall of the season. The mile long
tunnel, also known as the Allegheny Summit Tunnel, passes under the Eastern
Continental Divide. It was built by the Virginian Railway between 1906 and
1908 and saw passage of the railroad's first train the following year.
Remarkably, the tunnel lies beneath two busy highways and numerous homes
and businesses yet remains virtually unknown to area residents because both
portals and the rail line itself are well hidden.
Recorded near Christiansburg, VA on Dec. 5, 2009.