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Re: BART

Postby timz » Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:25 pm

I didn't check it carefully when they regularly ran at PL1, but I'm guessing BART trains never ran 80 mph. The speedometer said so-- think I saw one at 88 once-- but the actual speed was probably the same 76-77 mph that is in PL1 now.
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Re: BART Welcomes You To San Francisco With Amazing Accelera

Postby Fan Railer » Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:42 am

Back in SF for 2 weeks. Get ready for some action =)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYRsCQAA_R0 - BART 10 Car Pittsburg Bay Point Train Departing Oakland 19th Street Station
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So How Fast Does BART Really Accelerate?

Postby Fan Railer » Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:08 am

Well, here it is; a largely uninterrupted clip of the speedometer as this BART train accelerates incrementally to its top operating speed. Enjoy:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-XrD06bCgY
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