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China links: Kowloon, corruption, WW1, high speed rail, Shenzhen and more

One of China's manufacturing hubs, Shenzhen, is also becoming the centre of Chinese creativity. Cheng Li of Brookings is optimistic about economic reforms, and the reformers themselves: If you look at the Politburo Standing Committee,...Show More Summary

LTA invites bids for feasibility study of Kuala Lumpur-Singapore HSR link

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has floated a call for tender inviting consultants to conduct an engineering feasibility study of the Singapore Leg of the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) link.

High Speed Rail: too good to be true?

Follow the link to read the latest article by The Urbanist, High Speed Rail: too good to be true?

US Navy to Place Railgun Aboard USS Millinocket (Joint High Speed Vessel) in 2016

23 pounds ain’t heavy. But it sure hurts when it hits you going at seven times the speed of sound.That’s what a prototype Navy weapon called a “rail gun” can do, and it does it without a single gram of gunpowder or rocket fuel — just electricity. Show More Summary

Automated High-Speed Wire Inspector Takes 40,000 Photos Every Second

Wires, pipes, and metal rails are produced at incredibly high speeds in factories. Often as fast as 33 feet per second, which makes doing detailed inspections as the materials are produced almost impossible. But researchers at the Fraunhofer...Show More Summary

Weekend Linkage: That Was Some Earthquake, LA's French Population Grows

· Earthquake messed some shit up, but nobody dead :) · Largest craft brewery in LA County planned for Port of LA · Californians want pot and water, mixed on high speed rail · Neighbor puts dickish cat in...

Archaeological dig reveals life and death in 14th century London

When the disease known as the Black Death or the Great Pestilence arrived in London in the mid- 1300s, it wiped out more than half of the population. As a result of excavation for a high speed rail project, archaeologists have recently discovered a mass grave of people that died of the plague. Show More Summary

Vertical Hyper-Speed Train Hub Literally Flips High Speed Rail on its Head

Now, first, you're probably asking, how do you make a train go vertical without dumping all the people on their head!? Good question, but don't worry, UK designers Christopher Christophi and Lucas Mazarrasa came up with a solution. The high speed rail runs

California High Speed Rail – back on track?

The California High Speed Rail project, the cornerstone of America’s bid to renew and reinvigorate its underdeveloped railway infrastructure, has begun to veer off the tracks as recent state court actions raise serious concerns regarding the availabi…

AHSRA Briefs Congressional Staff on Job Creation in Passenger Rail

High Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail Investment Create Good Paying American Jobs

Secretary LaHood Announces $179 Million to California for Continued Development of Integrated, Statewide Passenger Rail Network

$86 million will extend high speed rail service along Central Valley segment, the backbone of the Los Angeles to San Francisco Corridor.

US HSR Announces High Speed Rail Conference

The United States High Speed Rail Association is pleased to announce the High Speed Rail Conference, Chicago fromJune 1st-3rd. Hear from leaders of the high speed rail program about plans to step up the national plan, the challenges of this major new...

Midwest High Speed Rail Association 2011 Annual Meeting & Spring Conference

Join the Midwest High Speed Rail Association for our 2011 Annual Meeting on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at the Dank Haus in Chicago's Lincoln Square neighborhood!

Frank Miller, PE, to Give HSR Online Seminar

AREMA will host a online seminar on June 1, featuring TranSystems' Frank Miller, that will act as an overview of high speed rail from an engineering perspective.

Silvio d’Ascia Designs a Gorgeous Lace-Like High Speed Rail Station for Morocco

D’Ascia looked to the geometry of traditional Moroccan architecture for inspiration, transferring the repeating triangular patterns found on local facades to the framework of train track's structure in the station. The grid work also acts as a louver system

California High-Speed Rail backers optimistic despite challenges

The California High Speed rail project has been facing resistance that threatens to derail the project. Not only has public support for the $68 billion project wavered in recent years, now the project faces a legal battle that could delay the project before the first rail is laid. Read more »

Slow Progress for High Speed Rails

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Very, very slow indeed...A $226 million contract to build 32 higher speed diesel locomotives, capable of reaching 125 mph, was awarded to the team of the German conglomerate, Siemens AG and Indiana-based engine maker Cummins, Inc over Peoria, Ill. Show More Summary

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