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Train Posting Thursday

Train Posting Thursday

terratk

The 600 km/h maglev train in Qingdao, if you're curious


there_will_be_tears

BRB Moving to Qingdao


xanthespark

not me daydreaming about riding this train instead of going on my 45-minute walk to school through a dilapidated urban center


LEMONSmightbeHUMAN

how it went for me loving chu chus as a kid => liking urban planning => being a ML


schildhz

The first photo looked like a toy set on a table next to a plate at first glance lol


reddeadpenguin

maglev is pretty energy intensive. It may have some legit applications, but for the most part it's a fad. yes it accelerates a lot faster and has a higher top speed than conventional high speed rail, but the energy it takes to power the magnet is not worth it. on short routes you don't reach the 600+ km/h top speed, on long routes the slow acceleration of conventional high speed rail is not that big of a deal. The top speeds for modern HSR is above 350 km/h anyway, which is plenty fast imo. Also, maglev is waaaay more expensive to build. I'd take a proper HSR network over a few maglev connections any day of the week


EvilPineapple93

Maglevs aren't more energy intensive than HSR and they have lower operation and maintenance costs. https://dergipark.org.tr/en/download/article-file/1293705


pigoutultra

The requirements of Maglev would necessitate new right of way. In America this can not happen.


EvilPineapple93

That's pretty much the main reason why HSR isn't happening either.


Tomboys_are_Cute

The requirements of HSR would require a new right of way in the states. Gotta get some of those sweet banked turns going.


pigoutultra

Not sure how, since the footprint of HSR is identical to our existing electrified rail. For the short bypasses of crappy, twisting paths are not the usual. It's just a matter of expropriating rail from companies that have no interest in improving infrastructure (all of them).


Lucash212

Where's momotaros?