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Old October 24th, 2004, 04:45 AM   #1
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TORONTO | Public Transport



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Sheppard-Yonge Station






Don Mills Station


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Track & Depot near Wilson Station








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Old October 26th, 2004, 12:44 AM   #2
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I don't like those trains..........
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Old October 26th, 2004, 06:16 AM   #3
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well generally subway cars arent made for looks.
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Old October 26th, 2004, 06:20 AM   #4
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Hop on over to the Hong Kong MTR thread...I won't say they're beautiful works of art, but they look decent.
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Old October 26th, 2004, 06:27 AM   #5
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Old October 26th, 2004, 07:11 AM   #6
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Hey those look pretty good, whats the difference from those of the other pics? Are they mixed on the same lines or do they just run on different lines?
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Old October 26th, 2004, 07:18 AM   #7
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The heavy-rail trains are not very nice-looking.
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Old October 26th, 2004, 08:00 AM   #8
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Those Bombardier T-1's are the best money can buy...ultra heavy duty workhorses. I think they are gorgeous...just like having a restaurant quality stainless range in your house, instead of some consumer crap made to look professional.

And you guys like those little 1970's era RT pieces of crap???????

Don't tell me...you are the kind of people who like taking those little japanese shitboxes and filling them up with aftermarket crap...spoilers and neon lights underneath...rendering an already bad looking car a complete joke??? LOL!!!


And as usual, very bad pictures. Maybe it should be renamed..."subway yards" ?






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Old October 26th, 2004, 08:05 AM   #9
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Don't tell me...you are the kind of people who like taking those little japanese shitboxes and filling them up with aftermarket crap...spoilers and neon lights underneath...rendering an already bad looking car a complete joke??? LOL!!!


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"Japanese shitboxes"? If you're referring to Civics, Corollas, etc. those arguably are the best quality cars you can buy in their class.
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Old October 26th, 2004, 09:45 AM   #10
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I'm talking about those little cars people buy and put those little coffee can looking things on their tailpipes to pretend it sounds like a Ferrari.

Anyway, that's not really important....I'm talking about people's cheezy taste.






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Old October 27th, 2004, 02:57 AM   #11
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Subways are meant to be functional. I don't see anything wrong with the old cars; in fact I prefer them to the ones with the red stripes.
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Old October 27th, 2004, 03:07 AM   #12
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the silver ones are actually the newer ones i believe.
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Old October 27th, 2004, 03:22 AM   #13
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Nothing wrong with spicing it up like the red and white ones, just for a more pleasant appearance...
The industrial/"Gotham" look of the other trains kind of deters me, like the ones in New York.
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Old October 27th, 2004, 03:58 AM   #14
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"Nothing wrong with spicing it up like the red and white ones, just for a more pleasant appearance..."


Why the hell would you want to paint stainless steel and aluminum? Not only is it more practical, they look much slicker that way. You guys seem to have very tacky taste...this is the real world...not a fuking world's fair or Disney Land.

And these are not old...those little ICTS RT "toys" are what's old...they were designed in the 70's and delivered to the TTC in 1985. Thise T-1's are brand new (well, they began arriving in like 1998 onwards).

The TTC had Bombardier custom make those T-1's...they are state of the art, very roomy and VERY heavy duty...it's no wonder you think they look like New York trains....New York loved them so much they bought them too.






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Old October 27th, 2004, 05:35 AM   #15
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Or, you could ditch the steel and use lighter aluminium or alloys (which is what the red/white train has, since you said you don't paint steel), just like the foul language could be ditched here.
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Old October 27th, 2004, 06:07 AM   #16
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I'm with KGB on this one. The Scarborough LRT is an outdated 70's style. They remind me of the blue Montreal Metro cars. The Bombardier's are more appropriate for a subway anyways.
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Old October 27th, 2004, 07:22 AM   #17
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I like the blue Montreal Metro cars, makes it look very European and has a nice 60s feel to it.

From all the pictures I seen of Toronto, it just looks like copy of NY's subway, a run down old and depressing system.
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Old October 27th, 2004, 07:26 AM   #18
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The RT cars are indeed a piece of shite, no idea how anyone can like them.

NY and TO subs are nothing alike in almost every respect. To even make such a comment is to show ignorance.
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I take some of my words back. After looking at pics on nycsubway.org, I do agree, that for the most part, they look okay. However, something needs to be done to their cabs. It would be nice it the face of the cab was somehow smoother.

You have to realize that transportation has to appeal to the average user, and that "sleekness" and "smoothness" is a part of appeal today.

Also, a few red stripes couldn't hurt, although I know how hard it is to paint aluminum.
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"You have to realize that transportation has to appeal to the average user, and that "sleekness" and "smoothness" is a part of appeal today."


Well...that's just the point...these things actually look good...the TTC could have just as easily had them made to look like Lamborghinis if they wanted to. But why would they do that? People have better taste here I guess....the rest of you can have an orgasm over your tacky toys if you like....we'll stick with professional.

If you are going to open a restaurant...do you buy the big pro range...or an Easy-Bake oven?







"The RT cars are indeed a piece of shite, no idea how anyone can like them."

Well, their linear induction motors and driverless automation was a novelty back in the day I guess (and this was a compromise from the mag lev technology the Ontario government was working on). You should check out what some of the Vancouverite forumers have to say about it (they have the excact same thing)...they are calling it "the most advanced transit system in the world" LOL!!!






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