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Date: 10/30/22 03:50
World's longest passenger train...
Author: Ray_Murphy




Date: 10/31/22 02:24
Re: World's longest passenger train...
Author: railsmith




Date: 10/31/22 09:23
Re: World's longest passenger train...
Author: DGOLDE

About the size of a normal Canada or U.S. freight with a crew of two people, an engineer and conductor, but the Swiss used 7 "drivers" and 21 technicians to run this passenger train.  Why do Europeans call engieers "drivers" no one steers a train?



Date: 10/31/22 10:45
Re: World's longest passenger train...
Author: PHall

DGOLDE Wrote:
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> About the size of a normal Canada or U.S. freight
> with a crew of two people, an engineer and
> conductor, but the Swiss used 7 "drivers" and 21
> technicians to run this passenger train.  Why do
> Europeans call engieers "drivers" no one steers a
> train?

They probably used 7 drivers because the MU system couldn't reach the entire length of the train. Too much voltage loss due to the length.



Date: 10/31/22 15:12
Re: World's longest passenger train...
Author: 86235

DGOLDE Wrote:
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> Why do Europeans call engieers "drivers" no one steers a
> train?

Driver is an English term, Méchanicien is the word in French, in German it's the rather scary sounding Zug (or Lok) führer.

Incidentally if driver is a strange term how much engineering do North American engineers do?



Date: 10/31/22 15:49
Re: World's longest passenger train...
Author: SPDRGWfan

Nah, the world's longest train is Snow Piercer.

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Date: 10/31/22 20:08
Re: World's longest passenger train...
Author: SpringedSwitch

86235 Wrote:
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> DGOLDE Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Why do Europeans call engieers "drivers" no one
> steers a
> > train?
>
> Driver is an English term, Méchanicien is the
> word in French, in German it's the rather scary
> sounding Zug (or Lok) führer.
>
> Incidentally if driver is a strange term how much
> engineering do North American engineers do?

A lot of engineering actually. An "engineer," in this case, is one who operates an engine.



Date: 11/09/22 17:59
Re: World's longest passenger train...
Author: newtonville150

SpringedSwitch Wrote:
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> A lot of engineering actually. An "engineer," in
> this case, is one who operates an engine.

But not the same a professional engineer with an engineering degree and certification.



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