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B-W SCMaglev Project Home Page
Trying to put a japanese maglev in the US...
maglev  train  railroad  railway 
november 2018 by asteroza
The Black Swan Blog » Funicular Power – Newton’s Apple to the rescue
Funicular railway as a potential energy store is an interesting variation on the theme. This article basically describes ARES, but what about cable funicular railways? That would put the big motor/generator at the bottom station and make most if not all the cargo cars dumb and low cost. Either that, or go whole hog with an abt cog railway for even steep slopes...
cable  funicular  railway  gravity  energy  storage  green 
june 2018 by asteroza
Flight Rail Corp - Home
Similar to the Aeromovel system in south america
VECTORR  vacuum  tube  train  railway  vehicle  transportation  piston 
june 2017 by asteroza
Mole Solutions
Uses a linear motor track,, and "dumb" cargo carriages/capsules.
UK  england  cargo  vehicle  transportation  railway  railroad  subway  train  delivery  capsule  carriage  linear  motor  track  Delicious 
april 2015 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
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
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
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
China Planning to Connect High Speed Rail Lines To Europe | Inhabitat
Interesting talk of trading raw materials from partner countries for Chinese financing. Looks like China is still on a materials acquisition spree...
China  Europe  high  speed  railway  railroad  transportation  network  Delicious 
march 2010 by asteroza
Asiajin » “Koe-tan”, A Free iPhone Voice Search App For Public Transit In Tokyo
Voice search enabled iPhone app to do transit searches for metro Tokyo. I thought the InFerret guys were all over this but I guess not...
koe-tan  iPhone  tokyo  public  transit  railway  railroad  JR  subway  voice  speech  recognition  search  lookup  software  app  japan  Novauris  Delicious 
october 2009 by asteroza

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