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Re: Bombardier BART cars

Posted by Henry R32 #3730 on Sat Dec 30 14:12:04 2017, in response to Re: Bombardier BART cars, posted by Steamdriven on Sat Dec 30 06:53:36 2017.

At least, the broad gauge, while being a PITA in most ways, does mean that there's one less excuse for having the trains crawl around every curve.

Yet Japan's cape gauge (3'6") has very little crawling, with far better performance on hills and curves than its standard gauge compatriots in the same city... and the train cars are only 1 inch narrower than NYCT B division cars. Only drawbacks are a MAS of ~80MPH, which no subway train in the US exceeds anyway, and absolutely nothing resembling a double stack (though double decker passenger cars work).


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