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Eurostar cab ride, Paris – London part 1/12

Eurostar set From Paris Gare du Nord to London Waterloo, filmed in 2004 included sevural TGV’s, across the Channel Tunnel an on UK’S CTRL1 (HS1) as far as just north of the Medway Bridge where the …

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  1. Avery Smith says:

    Well, I watched until it switched to 3rd rail, reminded me of the US with the noticeable need for improvements. Its neat how it works kind of like the interstate highways with turnouts for each town.

  2. Loren Petrich says:

    I watched all of it, British 3rd-rail sections and all. It’s all at YouTube user page ShaoKarn335

    The high-speed parts all have flying and burrowing junctions, but the British 3rd-rail parts all ahve surface junctions. The 3rd-rail parts are part of London’s big suburban network; you can see some London suburban trains in that part. Paris also has a suburban network, the RER; I think I saw a few RER trains also.

    Not surprisingly, the Eurostars use cab signaling, with a flashing speed limit meaning reduce speed. The Eurostars also have cab signaling for pantograph changes and neutral (un-electrified) sections.

  3. Paul says:

    Why did this web site stop? Is there nothing new? I am thinking about moving to Portugal or Spain to enjoy the real trains they have amongst other reasons. Anyone else? Is there anybody out there?

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