The Railfaneurope.net Picture Gallery
Directory: /pix/de/misc/maglev/Transrapid08

Last update: Mon Nov 24 22:23:24 CET 2008
Pictures on this page: 17


Pictures:

TR08_01.jpg (82665 bytes)

Transrapid 08 sticking out of the maintenance hall at the TVE (Transrapid-Versuchsanlage Emsland). As this train has three cars, but the hall was only built for two-car trains, the end wall was opened and the track extended outside the hall by a few metres. 6 October 2000.

Photo: tobias b köhler



TR08_02.jpg (109279 bytes)

Transrapid 08 inside the maintenance hall at the TVE. The components of the maglev system can be repaired or changed from the side of the train. 6 October 2000.

Photo: tobias b köhler



TR08_03.jpg (77732 bytes)

Transrapid 08 inside the maintenance hall at the TVE. Even though the DBAG is currently not involved in the Transrapid, the train is painted in ICE colours, to show how a Transrapid Berlin - Hamburg could look like - but that project has been cancelled. On top of the roof, you can see the antennas for various communication systems. 6 October 2000.

Photo: tobias b köhler



TR08_09.jpg (70972 bytes)

Transrapid 08 at the passenger station of the TVE, looking north along the straight track. On the left you can see transformers and (under the red roof) braking resistors. Behind, one of the three turnouts connects the maintenance track to the "mainline". 6 October 2000.

Photo: tobias b köhler



TR08_11.jpg (84249 bytes)

Transrapid 08 at the passenger station of the TVE. The doors are designed ICE-like, metal plates cover the gap to the platform. This platform is much shorter than the train, so only two doors can be used. 6 October 2000.

Photo: tobias b köhler



TR08_12.jpg (82668 bytes)

Transrapid 08 at the passenger station of the TVE, looking south. An actual platform of a regular Transrapid system would be longer and have automatic doors that only open when the train has arrived - so that people don't fall into the precipice between the platform and the track .... 6 October 2000.

Photo: tobias b köhler



TR08_15.jpg (146401 bytes)

Transrapid 08 at high speed, going southwards on the straight section of the north loop of the TVE. Here the train is accelerating from 300 to 400 km/h. The sound of a passing train is loud and short, but you don't hear it approaching like a regular train. 6 October 2000.

Photo: tobias b köhler



TR08_18.jpg (58148 bytes)

Transrapid 08 at the passenger station of the TVE, seen from the side. 6 October 2000.

Photo: tobias b köhler



TR08_19.jpg (80407 bytes)

Transrapid 08 standing at the passenger station of the TVE. The train can transport about 200 passengers in two cars, the third car is used as a measuring car. 6 October 2000.

Photo: tobias b köhler



TR08_i03.jpg (93449 bytes)

Transrapid 08, interior of the measuring car, with measuring equipment and some first class seats (four abreast in a wide carbody) - not accessible for passengers. 6 October 2000.

Photo: tobias b köhler



TR08_i04.jpg (88720 bytes)

Transrapid 08, interior of a 2nd class car. To make the Transrapid an economical means of transport, high numbers of passengers have to fit into short trains, so the train has six-abreast seating like a short-distance jet. The design of the seats reminds more of contemporary regional trains, however. 6 October 2000.

Photo: tobias b köhler



TR08_i08.jpg (104261 bytes)

Transrapid 08, interior of the middle car. The gentleman with the microphone is 72-year-old Gerd Hugenberg, who has been involved in maglev trains since the earliest beginnings. 6 October 2000.

Photo: tobias b köhler



TR_hall.jpg (63869 bytes)

Maintenance hall of the Transrapid-Versuchsanlage Emsland. The Transrapid 08 is longer than the hall, so it is partly outside. 6 October 2000.

Photo: tobias b köhler



Transrapid.jpg (76141 bytes)

Transrapid

Der Transrapid rauscht durch die Nordkurve der TVE am 02.12.2002.
The Transrapid is running through the nord curve of the TVE on 02/12/02.

Photo: M. Hopstock (matthias.hopstock@web.de)
Scan : M. Hopstock (matthias.hopstock@web.de)



tr08.jpg (104525 bytes)

The Transrapid TR08 near the station Lathen. 25.04.2003

Digital photo by István Halász (hihihihi@freemail.hu)



tr08_bw.jpg (98668 bytes)

Front of the Transrapid TR08 at its "home" in Lathen. 25.04.2003

Digital photo by István Halász (hihihihi@freemail.hu)



tr_abf.jpg (93067 bytes)

The Transrapid TR08 is departing at the measure line in Lathen. 25.04.2003

Digital photo by István Halász (hihihihi@freemail.hu)



Back