Pfälzische Ludwigsbahn (mannheim - Kaiserslautern)

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  1. Jo_Kim

    Jo_Kim Well-Known Member

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    Wikipedia Article
    This is a suggestion for a new german route. The route is located in the southwest of Germany and starts in the urban area of Mannheim and Ludwigshafen. Traveling west the route crosses the river Rhein, leaves the Upper Rhein Plain traverses the Palatinate Forest, passes Kaiserslautern, and continues on to Saarbrücken. Due to the length of the whole line (>130km) and the route between Kaiserslautern and Mannheim being the more scenic part, I only suggest the east part of the whole line.

    Quick Facts:
    Length: 64km
    Max. Speed: 160km/h
    Signaling systems: H/V (standard & compact) | Ks
    Safety systems: PZB | GNT (ZUB 122)


    Route:


    The route features a variety in Landscape. In the West a dense urban area with one of Germany's most important stations and the second-largest shunting yard in the country. In the East a large forest / low-mountain region with the Palatinate Forest, the biggest continuous forest in Germany.

    The route features also a large diversity in rolling stock. The S-Bahn Rhein-Neckar (Lines S1 & S2) use this route, as well as the RE1 SÜWEX ("Südwest-Express"; Southwest-Express). Long-distance trains include ICE and TGV between Paris and Frankfurt supplemented by IC and ICE trains to Saarbrücken.
    Most cargo trains are operated by DB and SBB. The transported goods range from normal containers to ores and steel products to and from steelworks in Saarland, as well as wood from Palatinate Forest, car parts from the Opel factory in Kaiserslautern, and chemical products from BASF, the largest chemical producer in the world, located in Ludwigshafen.

    Stations:
    Mannheim HBF
    Ludwigshafen Mitte Hp
    Ludwigshafen HBF
    Ludwigshafen-Mundenheim
    Ludwigshafen-Rheingönheim
    Limburgerhof Hp
    Schifferstadt
    Böhl-Iggelheim
    Haßloch (Pfalz)
    Neustadt (Weinstraße) Böbig Hp
    Neustadt (Weinstraße) HBF
    Lambrecht (Pfalz)
    Neidenfels Hp
    Weidenthal
    Frankenstein (Pfalz)
    Hochspeyer
    Kaiserslautern HBF

    Rolling Stock:
    Passenger:

    S-Bahn Rhein-Neckar:
    BR 425 [modernised]
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    BR 463 (Siemens Mireo)
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    SÜWEX:
    BR 429 (Stadler FLIRT 3)
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    IC:
    BR 101
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    ICE:
    BR 411 / 415 (ICE T)
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    BR 406 (ICE 3M)
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    BR 407 (ICE 3MS)
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    TGV:
    TGV POS
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    TGV 2N2
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    Cargo:
    DB:
    BR 185 (Bombardier Traxx F140 AC2)
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    BR 152 (Siemens ES64F)
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    SBB:
    Re 421 (Re 4/4 II)
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    Re 482 (Bombardier Traxx F140 AC1)
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    Optional Extras:
    These are two optional scenery objects which can be included but are not necessary.
    Tunnel-rescue train Mannheim:
    This tunnel-rescue train is stationed in Mannheim for rescue and fire services on the Mannheim-Stuttgart high-speed line. Similar rescue trains can be found in Hildesheim, Kassel, Fulda, Würzburg, and Stuttgart.
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    DGEG Museum Neustadt (Weinstraße):
    The German Railway History Company (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Eisenbahngeschichte) has a railway museum directly located at Neustadt (Weinstraße) HBF. The museum has a large amount of historically significant rolling stock. This could be a small DLC where the museum gets a share of the sales to help them through the pandemic and also enables more people to visit the museum.
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  2. driverwoods#1787

    driverwoods#1787 Well-Known Member

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    Well done if you are wondering what would be the perfect extension of this West towards it would be Forbach Railway wiki link is https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rémilly–Saarbrücken_railway. Because you already have DB Classes 406 & 407 TGV POS and 2N2 those are used for Frankfurt Paris Est services. If you are operating those trains from Mannheim to Paris the French German border is where you need to change from German 15kv 16.7hz to French 25kv 50hz electrification system.
     
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  3. nas-train

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    ce serait vraiment trop bien
     
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