Future of Laotian Railways

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Future of Laotian Railways

Post by bumper » July 17, 2014, 8:47 am

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Post by bumper » July 17, 2014, 10:37 am

The difference in size of the tracks seems like a real problem, unless of course you have an sufficient off lading and reloading cargo. Maybe the second track will be wide gauge, if so then they either have to lease or buy new rolling stock.

All narrow gauge really needs replacement, just not to stable.
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Post by FrazeeDK » July 17, 2014, 7:50 pm

Well, if indeed the SRT wanted to go to a larger gauge railway there is a precedent.. Post Civil War in the United States the government mandated a move to "Standard Gauge" throughout the country and particularly in the Southern States. Long term planning allowed the conversion to take place over two days during the spring of 1886, the gauges were changed, converting the south's 5-foot gauge into the now-standard 4’8½” gauge on more than 11,000 miles of track to match the northern standard. Here with far less than 11,000 miles of track it could probably be done in conjunction with shipping in all new rolling stock and engines...http://www.railroad.net/articles/column ... ry/gauges/
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Future of Laotian Railways

Post by bumper » July 18, 2014, 11:15 am

That really would be the best thing to do. Especially with Asean coming into play.The bottom line is if Thailand wants to be the hub as they state they need to get to China.

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