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  1. Auran TGV SE Update

    Quote Originally Posted by frogpipe View Post
    Auran's Original TGV Overhaul Project
    SNCF TGV SE Enhanced
    (TGV-PSE Enh)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SNCF_TGV_Sud-Est
    The SNCF TGV Sud-Est or TGV-PSE was a French high speed TGV train built by Alstom and operated by SNCF, the French national railway company. It is a semi-permanently coupled electric multiple unit and was built for operation between Paris and the south-east of France.
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    With N3Vs kind permission and GDennish's timely assistance
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  2. Crossing sounds not playing properly?

  3. Runaway train

    Quote Originally Posted by frogpipe View Post
    Air Brakes on trains do not require any air pressure to be released.

    http://www.railway-technical.com/brake2.shtml



    Ergo, while the brakes are applied, the Auxiliary or Brake Reservoir can't be charged while the brake pipe pressure is reduced - as is the case when the brakes are applied.

    The link is an excellent document describing the air brake systems on trains, I have only quoted the opening paragraph.
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  4. M&Pa Route in Development

    Quote Originally Posted by frogpipe View Post
    A few more, got a few more blocks up in the distance. Added Sissons Stone Yard just east of the B&O tracks. Funny thing is, I'm not planning much more of the B&O and only a little more PRR, just enough to have meaningful interchange tracks with the M&Pa. Both the PRR and B&O will have portals which will spit out trains every now and then, just as some kinetic backdrop.

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  5. M&Pa Route in Development

    Quote Originally Posted by frogpipe View Post
    From Wikipedia:
    The Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad (reporting mark MPA), familiarly known as the "Ma and Pa", was an American short-line railroad between York and Hanover, Pennsylvania, formerly operating passenger and freight trains on its original line between York and Baltimore, Maryland, from 1901 until the 1950s. The Ma and Pa was popular with railfans in the 1930s and 1940s for its antique equipment and curving, picturesque right-of-way through the hills of rural Maryland
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    Updated September 30th, 2012 at 07:54 PM by frogpipe

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