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Aerobus International, Inc.
it's a bus/monorail that runs on wires for track
bus  wire  rail  monorail  vehicle  transportation 
september 2018 by asteroza
Mail Rail
They're resurrecting the London mail tube trains as a tourist attraction for the postal museum, but they won't be using all of the old track (0.6 out of 23 miles).
UK  england  london  postal  post  tube  mail  rail  underground  narrow  guage  railway  railroad  subway  vehicle  transportation  amusement  history  Delicious 
february 2015 by asteroza
EURO CAREX : Cargo Rail Express
Trying to extend the basic concept behind La Poste's french domestic TGV mail trains to a generic high speed parcel/package delivery train rail network, using aircraft cargo containers and rail/air transhipment points.
high  speed  rail  cargo  freight  train  railroad  network  consortium  Delicious 
august 2014 by asteroza
Electricity and Power Storage - Ares North America
Someone is finally getting around to implementing heavy electric trains on long grades as a gird energy storage system. Though admittedly the current system is smaller scale and for load leveling a wind power plant, and using narrow gauge rail along with a third rail in rural settings seems like a poor choice in the long term. Concept is sound, but having individual motor/generator cars is an interesting compromise. As long as the primary weight can be provided by cheap gravel, I suppose it doesn't matter.
railroad  electric  green  potential  leveling  railway  ARES  rail  grid  train  power  generator  load  energy  storage  gravity  concrete  gravel  battery  Delicious 
august 2013 by asteroza
Ares | Advanced Rail Energy Storage
ARES is basically an electric train kept on a long, climbing siding or disused mainline, filled to the brim with gavel cars full of sand. The idea is to use excess power to climb the train up the line, and when recovering energy, run the train down the mountain in generator mode. Simple, and more or less exists already (existing trains run electric generator based braking to onboard load resistor banks to waste the energy as heat), just need to fine tune the energy recovery for delivery to the grid.
generator  power  electric  storage  energy  potential  train  rail  ARES  Delicious 
may 2012 by asteroza
Garamond Classico™ Roman SC -
In the movie American Psycho, there is that wonderful business card scene. The actors describe a font called Cillian Braille, which may be a misinterpretation of the name Silian Rail, but the actual font used on the physical cards in the movie appears to be this one.
garamond  rail  Silian  Braille  Cillian  psycho  american  movie  font  card  business  Delicious 
march 2012 by asteroza
Linear turbine propulsion system - Google Patents
Ow this hurts my head. Unwrap a rotary gas turbine, stick the stators/vanes on the track and the rotors on the vehicle, then burn baby burn!
US  patent  5669308  linear  turbine  reaction  rail  propulsion  system  technology  catapult  levitation  track  design  railroad  railway  accelerator  monorail  Delicious 
july 2011 by asteroza
FLux Energy GS Home
Uh, I think they are proposing a setup where the mirrors are fixed on carts traveling on tubular concentric rails around the core collector tower, the idea being it is easier to tow the whole array (which has a fixed mirror orientation relative to the tower) to track the sun. They also propose using the tubular rails as a large distributed radiator. I don't understand why they want to integrate PV (and how would one do the power takeoff from the moving carts?), and why they aren't using a whole ring to make the cart towing easier?
solar  thermal  PV  hybrid  tower  power  generator  green  energy  concentric  tube  rail  track  Sun  tracking  Delicious 
june 2011 by asteroza
Solar Frontier Supplies CIS Solar Panels
Apparently this is a long linear solar panel array built on top of a maglev train test track, creating a dual use infrastructure that can demo for other dual use infrastructure projects. Certainly clears the siting requirements and I guess qualifies as a brownfield development...
japan  linear  solar  panel  array  power  generator  green  energy  rail  railroad  railway  infrastructure  dual  use  Delicious 
september 2010 by asteroza

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