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European Railroad Discussion > Slovakia, Part 3 — Applying sand for traction, Bratislava trams


Date: 11/18/22 22:25
Slovakia, Part 3 — Applying sand for traction, Bratislava trams
Author: gobbl3gook

Sand used in regular service for traction.  Trams in Bratislava.  








Date: 11/18/22 22:34
Re: Slovakia, Part 3 — Applying sand for traction, Bratislava t
Author: gobbl3gook

Lots of sand in the street here, indicating it's pretty routine to apply sand.  Apparently in clear, dry weather.  








Date: 11/18/22 22:40
Re: Slovakia, Part 3 — Applying sand for traction, Bratislava t
Author: gobbl3gook

Bonus photos -- ageing Art Noveau buildings








Date: 11/18/22 22:42
Re: Slovakia, Part 3 — Applying sand for traction, Bratislava t
Author: gobbl3gook

Repairs to Art Noveau buildings

photos from October 2019.  






Date: 11/19/22 07:23
Re: Slovakia, Part 3 — Applying sand for traction, Bratislava t
Author: MEKoch

Nice repairs to old buildings!!

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Date: 11/19/22 10:15
Re: Slovakia, Part 3 — Applying sand for traction, Bratislava t
Author: mile250

It looks like they use rails with integral flangeways (as would be embedded in pavement) for guard rails OUTSIDE the running rails. I recall seeing this in a video of street running in an Eastern European city.



Date: 11/19/22 10:30
Re: Slovakia, Part 3 — Applying sand for traction, Bratislava t
Author: Lackawanna484

When Slovakia was part of the Austro-Hungarian empire, Pressburg, now Bratislava, was a very wealthy trading city on the Danube. The architecture reflects that wealth



Date: 11/19/22 16:20
Re: Slovakia, Part 3 — Applying sand for traction, Bratislava t
Author: boejoe

Photo 5 shows black strips on either side of both rails.  Purpose?  Nice photos.  Thanks.
jb



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Date: 11/20/22 09:22
Re: Slovakia, Part 3 — Applying sand for traction, Bratislava t
Author: 86235

Lackawanna484 Wrote:
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> When Slovakia was part of the Austro-Hungarian
> empire, Pressburg, now Bratislava, was a very
> wealthy trading city on the Danube. The
> architecture reflects that wealth

Pressburg was the German name, but as the city was actually in the Kingdom of Hungary it's name until 1918 was Pozsony. The name Bratislava (which has no historical precedent) was chosen by the new state of Czechoslovakia because it sounded neither German nor Hungarian!



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Date: 11/20/22 10:06
Re: Slovakia, Part 3 — Applying sand for traction, Bratislava t
Author: gobbl3gook

Boejoe -- rubber strips are a rubber "boot" to insulate the rails from the ground?  Odd that they are intermittent, though.  



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