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Day of Making 3

An elderly gent shows the bogies and powerpack to, presumably, his grandson at the underside of the jacked up Alstom.

 

The three tapes hang from the ATP (Automatic Train Protection) units, which are used to communicate with the signalling systems on the tracks and therefore, with the control stations of stations and other trains ahead of them. 

 

And another video on a mildly snowy ride. I quickly realized that the biggest challenge was to turn my head to the left and right, with my hooded jacket getting in the way, and get an accurate sense of traffic around me. 

 

Day of Making 3

An elderly gent shows the bogies and powerpack to, presumably, his grandson at the underside of the jacked up Alstom.

 

The three tapes hang from the ATP (Automatic Train Protection) units, which are used to communicate with the signalling systems on the tracks and therefore, with the control stations of stations and other trains ahead of them. 

 

And another video on a mildly snowy ride. I quickly realized that the biggest challenge was to turn my head to the left and right, with my hooded jacket getting in the way, and get an accurate sense of traffic around me. 

 

comments (19)

  • Ray
  • Not Germany...
  • 23 Apr 2018, 00:45
Great pic and vid, Ayush.

[Maaaaate...you are not being aggressive enough! Yah can't let old blokes in Australian Farm hats beat yah from one traffic light to the next. Get yah cadence up...poke out yah elbows...charge through!] smile
Ayush Basu: Haha, ok Ray, I will have to up my game a fair bit. grin
A little otherworldly - looking underneath the thing! I had fun on your snowy ride- because I'm warm and dry... Fun to follow another rider!
Ayush Basu: This train was hoisted up just to give an impression to the visitors, but normally this is also how they change out the bogies (wheel and brake assemblies) that need re-treading. I am pleased you like it, Elizabeth.
Avec les deux personnage, on se rend bien compte su "monstre qui se trouve au dessus. Bien vu !
Bonne journée Ayush
Ayush Basu: And this is actually just a light duty train, Pascale! smile A pleasant week ahead to you.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 23 Apr 2018, 07:16
A very interesting view Ayush, one we do not normally see
Ayush Basu: This train was hoisted up just to give an impression to the visitors, but normally this is also how they change out the bogies (wheel and brake assemblies) that need re-treading, Chris.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 23 Apr 2018, 07:28
Trains are steaming ahead (pardon the pun) with the introduction of technology Ayush. It just needs the Unions to catch up.
Ayush Basu: I wonder if after Chad Air and Le Camper, if you will make some train rolling stock acquisitions, Chad.
Love the video. Looks like all the lights were against you!
Ayush Basu: Coincidentally they were, Bill. This is still my best biking experience so far; in Singapore I would not easily consider cycling long distances, jostling with all kinds of traffic!
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 23 Apr 2018, 08:28
i wouldn't get under there lolol quite an intimidating picture! ps i love your timelapse videos!
Ayush Basu: Oh yes, Elaine. It took me a bit of time to steady my nerves too. Well they were very safe of course, with all their reliable equipment and trained personnel.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 23 Apr 2018, 13:09
With struts on the sides, the Alstom looks like a giant insect on the prowl.
Ayush Basu: That is a good take on the situation indeed, Louis!
It must be really interesting to walk along underneath and see all the working bits.
Ayush Basu: It was possible to see everything underneath, such as the brakes, powerpacks, bogie assemblies, air conditioning hose pipes and air suspensions, Brian. Do note that this is only a maintenance/service facility and no actual production takes place.
Fabulous perspective on this monstrosity, Ayush. I really like your POV.
Ayush Basu: I agree, Ginnie. And this is actually considered a light duty commuter train - not a long distance intercity train!
You haven't got the best of weather for your visit!
Ayush Basu: But it is getting better now, Tom.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 23 Apr 2018, 19:39
This is a great picture of part of the train. This must have been a fun place to see. Not always you get this opportunity to visit places like this.
Great video and yes it is a challenge to not get "killed" by your own hooded-coat....
Ayush Basu: Yes, it is quite interesting to see the various parts and surely you would have been excited to be under here. I am riding almost all the while here because of the ease and convenience, Astrid.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 23 Apr 2018, 19:44
very intriguing capture
Ayush Basu: Much to hold attention of rail aficionados, Sherri.
I went to a railway museum in York a while ago. But I didn't get to see anything like this before.
Ayush Basu: I was there too, about a decade ago and it was a happy day spent there in York, LC.
Loved your video. How wonderful to have dedicated bike lanes.
Ayush Basu: I agree, Mary. And I am riding almost all the while here because of the ease and convenience.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 Apr 2018, 21:39
Fascinating to see the underside of the train.

I wish we had bike paths like that in the UK sad
Ayush Basu: They are certainly not in Singapore, Alan. One rides there when they feel like living life dangerously.
A real sense of power...
Ayush Basu: I agree, Larry, despite this being a light duty rail.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 24 Apr 2018, 05:56
Impressionnant vu ainsi.
Ayush Basu: I am pleased you like it, Martine.
Seen from below is even more impressive

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