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Re: Chicago -Pink train -gap-out

Posted by Steamdriven on Mon Feb 11 16:32:08 2019, in response to Chicago -Pink train -gap-out, posted by TransitChuckG on Sun Feb 10 18:43:12 2019.

Why not have a battery setup good for about one minute of 1/2 power?

That's more than enough to roll through any gap (1 min partial power would accelerate to at least 10 mph), and the batteries could power the lights for several hours, or the heat/AC for perhaps an hour. Enough battery to move the train a significant distance would be expensive and heavy, but just enough to move 100 yards ain't much. Could do it with nickel-iron Edison batteries which can last 50+ years.


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