• award for research into building railways in cold regions

  • Discussion about railroad topics everywhere outside of North America.
Discussion about railroad topics everywhere outside of North America.

Moderators: Komachi, David Benton

  by David Benton
 
http://www.ecns.cn/2018/01-08/287452.shtml" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; One of the Innovation Team winners in this year's China National Science and Technology Awards is a team that has been researching construction on permafrost for almost half a century and made the completion of Qinghai-Tibet Railway possible in 2006.
  by george matthews
 
I do wonder how long that Tibet railway will prove viable if the warming trend affects the permafrost.
  by george matthews
 
David Benton wrote:They may have to increase the refrigeration of the permafrost. Hopefully they use solar power to do it.
If it melts seriously, the whole length of the track may twist and sink. The same would be the case in some of the new Russian lines into the Arctic regions. And also in Alaska. I don't think these are fantasies.