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China unveils 600 kph/370 mph High Speed Superfast #maglevtrain prototype makes public #debut, "Fastest Ground #Vehicle Globally": Report
Using electro-magnetic force, #maglev #TRAIN "levitates" above track & no contact between body and rail.
#Thread #tech #technology #Transport
China has been using maglev technology for almost 2 decades on very limited scale. Maglev train could go from Shanghai to #Beijing in 2.5 hours, versus 5.5 hours by high-speed rail. Self-developed by China and manufactured in coastal city of #Qingdao. @CRRC_global new model.
Cutting-edge #scientific and technological achievement in field of #railway transit in world. Train uses electromagnets to suspend itself above rails, and because there's no friction from contact with rail lines, train can run quietly and smoothly. Unveiled in glittery ceremony.
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The #SpecialIssue on '#Colonial #Legacies, #Postcolonial ‘Selfhood’ n the (Un)doing of #Africa' is going to be out in May, @thirdworldq. Some amazing contributions will be curated together. In this thread, I share all the articles that will be part of this collection. #mustread
'The cognitive empire, politics of knowledge n African intellectual productions: reflections on struggles for epistemic freedom n resurgence of decolonisation in 21st century'. #foodforthought by @sjndlovugatshen #ColonialLegacies #Africa @thirdworldq
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Egypt, day 8. Waiting at Luxor's #railway station for one of the daily daytime trains to Cairo. ImageImageImageImage
For around 10 USD, I'm booked in first class (AC1). Seats are in a 1-2 configuration as opposed to 2-2 in second class. Grubby and old train, but comfy. My seat was broken and in full recline (60 degrees or so!) but fortunately there are mechanics w screwdrivers on hand. ImageImageImageImage
Officially, foreigners are only allowed to take the sleeper train between Cairo & Luxor/Aswan due to "security risks" on day trains. Buying a ticket at the station might therefore not be possible, but I had no problem buying one online and was warmly welcomed by the conductor.
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Braşov's train station on an early morning. Time for another short #railway trip! This time I'm on the IR366, which starts in Braşov, loops through Romania via Miercurea Ciuc, Dej and Cluj to Oradea, where it crosses into Hungary and trundles on to Budapest.
This area is called #Székely Land, and is where most of the Hungarian minority in Romania lives. In fact, in many places here they might even consist up to a full 100% of the local population. In Harghita province where I'm heading to, 85% of the population is Hungarian.
I'm getting off at Băile Tușnad, or Tusnádfürdő as it is called by the Hungarian majority of this small spa town. It's also officially #Romania's smallest town ("oraş"), having only 1,641 inhabitants!
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Another weekend #railway trip. Bulgaria unfortunately got cancelled due to the sudden PCR test requirement, but there are plenty of cool domestic trips possible in #Romania. On the line now between the oil city of Ploieşti and Sinaia. ImageImage
Departure from #Sinaia's lovely train station. A town well worth visiting for Peleş Castle and the mountains, but as I've been a gazillion times there before I'll pass on it for now and remain on board.
The #Carpathians are at their most majestic around Buşteni. Although the town itself isn't the prettiest, its a great starting point for hikes and has a cable car up the mountains. Image
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one simple photograph can tell u much more about historical figures or events than any book you might read or any charter you might analyze.
These 30 Intriguing Pictures Are Some of the Rarest Photographs Ever Captured in India
1. Rabindranath Tagore with Albert Einstein in 1920s Image
2.  Indira Gandhi, Charlie Chaplin And Jawaharlal Nehru in Bürgenstock, Switzerland, 1953

#photography #indiaphoto #Historicalphotos #india #leader Image
3. The last time Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was arrested by the British police

#photography #indiaphoto #Historicalphotos #india #leader #NetajiSubhashChandraBose Image
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DAY281: 28/07/2019 it’s @RHDR thread time! My 1st ever visit was on this day having had a lovely weekend camping in East Sussex with friends. We started at #Dungeness behind Hercules #Steam #SteamTrain #TrainTravel #TravelbyTrain
#CoronaAlone #CoronaLockdown
Departure from #Dungeness behind Hercules! It’s situated on a uni-directional loop as we head back towards the beach & the single line section towards Romney Sands via the spring loaded points. #RHDR #Steam #SteamTrain #TrainTravel 🚂 🌊
Past the wonderful #ThePilotInn where you can get cracking fish n chips we chatter across Dungeness past Lydd-on-Sea along the single track section towards Romney Sands. These little engines make a fantastic sound! #Steam #Heritage #Railway 🚂 🌊
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#Cabinet Briefing by Union Minister @PrakashJavdekar at 3 PM

Join Live :


@MIB_India @PIB_India @airnews_mumbai @DDSahyadri
#Cabinet approves Rs 1810 crore Investment Proposal of 210 MW Luhri Stage-I Hydro Power Project on river #Satluj; Project to be commissioned within a span of 62 months; will also lead to reduction of 6.1 lakh Tons of carbon dioxide from environment annually: @PrakashJavdekar Image
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The "white man" still thinks India is a land of snake charmers & statues . Cannot blame the uninformed, this calls for a thread on what #India has built over the last decade alone .
#infrastructureIndia begins below.
#Kaaleshwaram the world's largest lift irrigation project .
1800km of canals , 240 TMC of water for irrigation , 18,25,000 acre ft irrigated .
#infrastructureIndia
#Ramthal the world's largest drip #irrigation system .
12300acres irrigated using drip irrigation.
#infrastructureIndia
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CCECC team briefed about Rwp-#Islamabad Circular #Railway project

#Rawalpindi Development Authority’s (RDA) Chief Engr Aamir Rashid & authority’s focal person for this project Sadoon Basra briefed the Chinese team about the Rawalpindi-Islamabad Circular Railway Project. Image
They informed the team that a total length of Leh Nullah will be about 19 km

A ten-member team of China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) visited various points of Leh Nullah as part of feasibility study of the project along with Leh Expressway Project.
Punjab government has already started process of demarcation of area alongside the Leh Nullah. The process of land acquiring will begin shortly
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Engineering a City #thread
Having spent my entire childhood in #Kochi (#Cochin ), it feels criminal to not know the story of how the city came to be the #metropolis it is today. Putting together a thread to trace the journey of the city which has been so endearingly mine (1)
Part 1: The #Malabar Mud-Banks
The story of Cochin is not just about how an engineering marvel can change social fabric, but also of many tenets of #British #Colonialism in India which is often taken for granted, passed off lazily as exploitation, missing nuance (2)
As with any coastal town, the cultural and economic history of Kochi is intertwined with maritime trade routes since the time of the Early Romans and Arabs. Thanks to the #biennale , most of us would now be familiar with the term #Muzuris (3)
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Yorkshire has given the world the Brontë Sisters, the first-ever football club, Wensleydale cheese, the selfie and #Yorkshire puddings. It's also home to what's thought to be the world’s first public #railway. Wakefield’s Lake Lock Rail Road opened in 1798. #YorkshireDay 1/3 Credit: Chronicle / Alamy S...
Two centuries later, Yorkshire’s pioneers are helping to build Britain’s new low-carbon railway, #HS2, including @soil_eng in #Leeds who have spent 5 years investigating ground conditions for #construction of the high-speed route, while growing their business by 35%. 2/3 Image
Once complete, #HS2 will directly serve three of Yorkshire’s main cities – #Leeds, #Sheffield and #York – making it easier for people to live and work where they want; opening up new employment and leisure opportunities. 3/3 Image
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One of the first roller coasters was built to haul #coal, not people!
The Mauch Chunk Switchback gravity #railway, built in 1827, hauled Pennsylvania coal in the am and customers paying 75¢ in the pm. It went as fast as 50 miles/hour. Mules pulled it back to the top.
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The Mauch Chunk Switchback railway became a significant tourist attraction. At its peak in 1873 it carried over 30,000 passengers.
#nspoli #cbpoli Image
#NovaScotia's first railways were built to haul coal: the Albion Mines Railway was built in 1839 to haul coal from the #Stellarton mines to docks in #Pictou Harbour.
They weren't roller coasters but rails also carried many NS miners in and out of historical mines.
#nspoli #cbpoli Image
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Govt Plans to Link #Pakistan With #MiddleEast Through #Quetta-#Taftan #Railway Track

The government is considering a railway network plan, linking Pakistan with Middle Eastern countries through the Quetta-Taftan track. Image
This was revealed by senior railway officials while briefing the Senate Standing committee on railways which met with Muhammad Asad Ali Khan Junejo in the chair.
Senator Dr. Jahanzeb Jamal Dini said that the Quetta Taftan track has already been constructed and the committee should be informed in the next meeting regarding the provision of train service.
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Blood boiling video. This is how #railway staff provide biscuits to underprivileged workers travelling in #shramikexpress. Man in red T-shirt is Tundla CIT admin D K Dixit. One can hear him using slur against poor hungry workers. Video shot on May 25. @PiyushGoyal @RailMinIndia
@GMNCR1 @CPRONCR @RailMinIndia please see how your employees treat Shramik express. Image
UP: Railways staffers throw biscuit packs towards hungry migrants & hurl abuses also, CIT suspended
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“HS2 is just 20 minutes quicker to #Birmingham” is a well-trodden myth. #HS2 will transform the UK with the 3Cs: More CAPACITY across the country’s #rail network. A low CARBON #transport network. Better CONNECTIVITY in the #Midlands and #North. Image
Capacity: #HS2 will add vital capacity to our overcrowded #rail network by placing long distance services on their own pair of tracks. This will create thousands of extra seats and space for more local, commuter and #freight services on the existing #railway. Image
Carbon: #Rail is the low carbon option for long distance travel, with #HS2 taking cars and lorries off the road. HS2 emits 17 times less carbon than the equivalent domestic flight and 7 times less carbon than the equivalent car journey.
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#ML1 #Railway
With completion of 90% designing work for much-awaited ML1 under #China #Pakistan Economic Corridor #CPEC govt has asked Ministry of Railways to update the PC1 for resubmission before Planning Commission with expectation that its cost would go up beyond $10 billion ImageImageImage
Although coronavirus epidemic has negatively impacted Chinese economy Pakistani authorities seem confident that multi billion project of ML-1 would be on ground from next fiscal year 2020-21 perhaps in July after completion of all procedural/approval requirements before June 2020
Top official sources confirmed that Ministry of Railways was given deadline of end of ongoing month for submission of updated PC1 of ML1 as it was told during one of top level meeting held under Minister for Planning Asad Umar in 2nd week of February 2020
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I just got on the @rzd_official No. 2 train from #moscow to #vladivostok. This #transsiberian route is over 9200km, the longest single train ride in the world. It will take 6 days and change in one direction. THREAD (I’ll add throughout the journey): Image
Tonight we will stop in Vladimir in the night and be in Nizhny Novgorod on the Volga before sunrise. My coupe while not fancy is certainly comfortable. We are passing through the Moscow suburbs. It’s midnight. That’s a full commuter train we just whizzed by. Image
This is my coupe. There is a mini TV (peak Russia) and a plug to charge phones in the hallway. Haven’t dared ask the shower question yet as not all trains have them. The lady in charge of our “wagon” is very nice and will go all the way to Vladivostok (and back!). Shared WCs. Image
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148 km Bengaluru Suburban Transport Project at Rs 18,600 crores - Central govt will provide 20 pc equity and facilitate external assistance upto 60 pc of project cost

#BudgetSession2020 #suburbantrain
@NewIndianXpress @XpressBengaluru @BlrSuburbanRail
Setting up large solar power capacity alongside railtracks on railways owned land is under consideration

4 station redevelopment projects & operation of 150 passenger trains would be done via PPP mode

#BudgetSession2020 #railway
@NewIndianXpress @XpressBengaluru
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More Tejas type trains to connect Iconic tourist destinations

High speed trains between Mumbai and Ahmedabad will be actively pursued

#BudgetSession2020 #railways
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Used the #Addis-#Djibouti #Railway for the first time yesterday - it was a pleasant ride. The 8 hour journey started at Lebu Furi Station at 7am and arrived in Dire Dawa at 3pm. A visual thread of the the experience below!
Having bought my ticket at the ticket office, and water from the vendor outside, I waited in the station itself for the train. The station was well equipped.
Boarding was smooth, not too many people around this early on a Monday.
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