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Re: Nuclear powered trains fact or fiction?
« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2021, 02:35:02 am »
Making the gauge very wide makes some sense, and not only because the train itself will be larger. The gauge is a squared term in the stability equation for a railed vehicle so that the wider the gauge the faster the critical speed before the wheels go unstable.

Of course the died-in-the-wool GWR fans have been saying that British railways should have stayed with Brunel's 7' 0.25" gauge for YEARS because of that fact.  ;D
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Re: Nuclear powered trains fact or fiction?
« Reply #16 on: July 05, 2021, 12:42:13 pm »
This appeared in the Eagle comic in 1962:



Hilarious, the artist just took a steam locomotive and converted it to atomic power.
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Re: Nuclear powered trains fact or fiction?
« Reply #17 on: July 05, 2021, 01:26:12 pm »
Everything was going to be nuclear powered in the 60s though.  ;)
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Re: Nuclear powered trains fact or fiction?
« Reply #18 on: July 05, 2021, 03:26:39 pm »
Like Project Plowshare Need a ditch carved? Some weeds vaporized? We have a small nuke for that...

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Re: Nuclear powered trains fact or fiction?
« Reply #19 on: July 05, 2021, 04:25:42 pm »
This appeared in the Eagle comic in 1962:



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Re: Nuclear powered trains fact or fiction?
« Reply #20 on: July 06, 2021, 03:53:48 am »
Like Project Plowshare Need a ditch carved? Some weeds vaporized? We have a small nuke for that...

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