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Light Rail Vehicles - LRT, ICTS, Monorail, and more
Any updates on the potential new maglev monorail for the Toronto Zoo? The board was supposed to vote this week.
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The vote is today! There's a thread in the Toronto Area Projects thread about it (which has been overrun with silly comments). The meeting is at 2pm!
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It was unanimously approved!

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2018/11...posal.html
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This is a Light Rail Vehicle, right? Big Grin

https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast...o1Ry8ssLIk
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(11-30-2018, 10:15 PM)jason897 Wrote: This is a Light Rail Vehicle, right? Big Grin

https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast...o1Ry8ssLIk

I’ve heard of the “bamboo railway” which uses officially abandoned tracks, but I hadn’t heard of it being done on live trackage, which definitely exceeds my risk tolerance Confused . Although it would be pretty cool to have something like that here on the Spur Line between Waterloo Town Square and Weber St., during the day only presumably.
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Looking forward to checking out this free book:

Overhead Line Electrification for Railways
An approachable and comprehensive study of OLE for beginners and trainees

http://www.ocs4rail.com
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A 7-module FLEXITY split a switch on G:link yesterday. This is very unlikely to happen on ION, thankfully, since all of our switches are trailing-point, except for two at each terminus, which are traversed at very low speed.



(“Splitting the switch” is what happens when the blades of track which flex from one side to another aren’t fully locked in one position, or another - or they move when the train is partway across. It means one set of wheels takes one path, while another is forced the other way. Most recently in Canada this happened on VIA’s “The Ocean” resulting in a massive derailment.)
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(12-21-2018, 07:37 AM)Canard Wrote: A 7-module FLEXITY split a switch on G:link yesterday. This is very unlikely to happen on ION, thankfully, since all of our switches are trailing-point, except for two at each terminus, which are traversed at very low speed.

Minor correction: there are facing-point switches near Uptown for the freight crossover and near the OMSF. Still, the number on our system is pretty well minimal. It would be interesting to know more about how it happened — as I understand it, one of the purposes of an interlocking is to make this impossible (switch can’t be changed while a train is occupying the space near the switch, and train can’t approach the switch while it is not locked in one position or the other).
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If only fictional precepts like the Rule of Cool could apply...

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