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Date: 10/29/22 17:54
New Line or Dual Gauge btw Poland and Ukraine Considered?
Author: wabash2800




Date: 10/30/22 15:15
Re: New Line or Dual Gauge btw Poland and Ukraine Considered?
Author: Lackawanna484

Good luck with that project.  Any new project intended to link Ukraine with the west, would likely be standard European gauge. I don't see anything designed to Russian standards getting very far in today's Ukraine.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/06/22 06:56 by Lackawanna484.



Date: 11/06/22 05:04
Re: New Line or Dual Gauge btw Poland and Ukraine Considered?
Author: march_hare

Wouldn't it be easier, engineering wise, to narrow an existing broad gauge track than broaden a standard one?  Save lots of money on ties, anyway. 



Date: 11/06/22 13:16
Re: New Line or Dual Gauge btw Poland and Ukraine Considered?
Author: grahamline

If you search for a more authoritative source than Yahoo, you find this: https://www.railfreight.com/corridors/2022/10/31/not-broad-gauge-to-europe-but-normal-gauge-to-ukraine/?gdpr=accept

This proposal, if it's the same one Victor is talking about, concerns switching from Russian broad-gauge that was common in old Soviet-affiliate areas, to the 4'-8 1/2".



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/06/22 13:19 by grahamline.



Date: 11/28/22 16:59
Re: New Line or Dual Gauge btw Poland and Ukraine Considered?
Author: gobbl3gook

You can see the current gauge map here.  

https://www.openrailwaymap.org/?style=gauge&lat=52.633062890594374&lon=23.09326171875&zoom=7

Broad gauge runs as far as Katowice in south central Poland.  But it still require a couple hundred kms of broad gauge track to get up to Bailystok/Kanaus for the broad gauge to the port of Klaipeda, Lithuania.  Or up to Gdansk.  

Much easier, I imagine, would be to convert a couple strings of existing railcars to have variable length axles?  To cross from Ukraine into Poland, then into Lithuania?  

Ted in OR



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