|QUOTE (omawnakw @ Monday, Jun 17 2013, 15:57)|
|QUOTE (luceberg @ Monday, Jun 17 2013, 15:49)|
|QUOTE (omawnakw @ Monday, Jun 17 2013, 14:42)|
| @luceberg, does not seen very well, but, you really think that trains in the shots (1st and 2nd in my post) goes in different directions by the one track? |
Yes, it does seem odd that trains are going both directions on a single track. All the same, it looks like only one track to me.
Ok , so I made an illustration to make it more clear:
Sorry, but I agree with luceberg
. It's a single-track which is used for both directions. This means that the trains in opposite directions share the same track.
And it's not odd, but quite usual for the railway to use the same track in both directions. The length of this type of tracks depends on frequency and length of trains.
Furthermore, the width of this bridge and the tunnel seems to be too small for a double-track in comparison to the with of the locomotive and its cars.
I made a picture to showcase the difference in sizes between a single-track and a double-track tunnel:
According to international standards, the width of a railroad car should be not more than 3.15 m. The distance between two tracks (at least in Germany) should be not less than 4.0 m. The distance between the rails of a track is 1.435 m.
As you can see, there is no place for a second track, because there should be enough space between them. Take a look at this picture
. Notice the distance between the tracks.
That piece of the bridge which you detected as delimiter is not a delimiter, but a part of the walkway on the opposite side of the bridge. Though this so called walkway is not for pedestrians to use as a promenade. It's a walkway for technical purposes usually used by the railway employees. It's way too dangerous to walk on these walkways, especially if a train passes at a high speed.
I'm quite familiar with these railroad things. So you can trust me on that. P.S.:
Nice work you've done here!
You definitely deserves some cookies: