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Old February 10th, 2010, 01:49 PM   #81
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Albania, IIRC.
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Old February 11th, 2010, 01:12 AM   #82
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Look at these pieces of rail-junk we have in Portugal...

While our Gov´t show us CGI´s of multi-billion euros HSR projects, this is the reality we get in the secondary railroads all around the country (well, at least in the few ones which remain open...):

That blue one is PARKED IN THE NATIONAL RAILWAY MUSEUM since 2007(?) ... in fact by the tiemthat picturewas taken it was one of the last of it's kind in the original state.

In the 80's one of the ALLAN railcars was converted to VIP/touristic transport


the remaining units of the series werte all completelly rebuilt as if they were NEW:





And these green units were displaced by cascading rollingstock to replace these ones down in the south:

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The small NOHAB railcars were then SENT TO ARGENTINA where they are recreating the argentinian sence of public transport:





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these units in algarve are ALMOST NEW !!!! the first batch was built in 1980 and the second batch was built in 1989/1990.

But it's true that they were a little bit dated even when they came into service.










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That reminds me Africa
Oh my god ... how can you say such a thing ???

In portugal:


Are now in Africa and Argentina ...

Even These:



are now in Machu-Pichu:



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How old were the pictures?

Thats some serious old stuff you've got there
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All from the "noughties"!

Old stuff that should belong in a railway museum, restored and preserved, not rotten on the tracks.
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I HATE this one
Even the NEW replacement's are going to be themselves replaced in a matter of a year or two (a 400 million € order for new rollingstock was placedlast year , some 50 comuter/regional EMU's and 30 regional DMU's).



the Porto Metre gauge network was already replaced by "Metro do Porto" light rail system ... soon there will be some new diesel units (probably some bombardier/alstom/siemens DMU's) to displace the UTD0600 and the green ALLAN are already becaming superfluous ... the main route they served just closed (will be converted to LRT) so they will start to disapear from the network.
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Old May 28th, 2010, 09:42 AM   #83
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Well you want to see the worst train in my country its gotta be this....
Ugly , modern , driveless and ultra expensive trains

Alstom Metropolis ( Wired version)(C751A)

Exterior


Interior



Almost the same (Third Rail version)(C830)



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Old May 28th, 2010, 04:10 PM   #84
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Trainviationfanatica, I have to agree with you there- those dismal plastic interiors scream "don't sit here long!"- and are they chewing gum proof?? And those train fronts like a face with eyes set too wide apart- they seem to be all over SE Asia, kind of like the Desiro infection in Europe. I'll take the worn-out but more characterful Portugese trains any day, as long as they keep the interiors reasonably clean.
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Old May 29th, 2010, 04:15 AM   #85
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you call that worst??






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Old May 29th, 2010, 04:42 AM   #86
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our (Italy) worst trains are surely running in Sardinia island..

I mean: "running"
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Old May 29th, 2010, 04:53 AM   #87
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I feel sorry for commuters that must take such a train. Even Iraq has more pleasant trains, and they have to worry about a war going on around them. Albeit some of the newer trains in the Philippines look quite nice- it must be funding and upkeep issues.
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Old May 29th, 2010, 05:11 AM   #88
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good news is that most of these coaches are being refurbished together with some locomotives...
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Old May 29th, 2010, 03:41 PM   #89
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Most of those coaches are already been scrapped. Only some selected few are being refurbished. Only 5 are selected to be refurbish.
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Old May 29th, 2010, 07:43 PM   #90
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Trainviationfanatica, I have to agree with you there- those dismal plastic interiors scream "don't sit here long!"- and are they chewing gum proof?? And those train fronts like a face with eyes set too wide apart- they seem to be all over SE Asia, kind of like the Desiro infection in Europe. I'll take the worn-out but more characterful Portugese trains any day, as long as they keep the interiors reasonably clean.
Well.. you are right...The plastic seats are really horrible to seat on and the train head is very ugly..Not only that, the wired version suffers overhead pickup problems many times to cause lots of delays.. Lol bless Singapore...
We are the only country in the world to own such unreliable expensive trains..Each line cost more than enough to build the 3 Sapporo subway lines...
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Old May 30th, 2010, 01:18 AM   #91
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Old May 30th, 2010, 09:17 AM   #92
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The Korean, what's wrong with the 1000 series train, other than being old??
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Old May 30th, 2010, 10:48 AM   #93
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- and are they chewing gum proof??
Well, my country bans chewing gums so chewing gum proofs are not a problem...
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Old May 30th, 2010, 06:36 PM   #94
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they are quite obviously the mosr chewing gum proof seats anywhere!

chewing gum isnt illegal in singapore, just the import and sale of it other than a pharmacy
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The Korean, what's wrong with the 1000 series train, other than being old??
Its not. Its still the worst train we have. Aside from few Mugunghwa class trains.
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Old May 30th, 2010, 07:00 PM   #96
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I think the KTM joining Singapore and Kuala Lumpur is the worst in my contry. It was featured on the AMAZING RACE twice. How embaracing!!!!!!
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Old May 31st, 2010, 12:23 AM   #97
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Suburbanist, I believe that the situation is far less "black and white" than
what you pretend...

- joint benches with no real individual seat separation : if they try to cramp
5 seats in a row, resulting in seats that are far too narrow, at least for me,
I much prefer a bench : it will be more confortable than a narrow seat when
the train is lightly loaded, and when fully used, there will be no difference...

- lack of a/c or ventilation, with manually operated windows : only if the
a/c system is reliable, and does not go belly up each time it is too hot
outside, like it happens far too much already ; and if the system is well
designed, and does not blow chilled air straight into my face when I sit near
a window.

- old suspension systems resulting in bumpy rides : with this one you're right.

- lack of noise-insulation materials : ok.

- use of compartments instead of open-plan seat : this I believe is entirely a
question of personal taste. I just finished a trip in Morrocco where I rode
mainly compartmented cars and I liked it very much. Isolating people sitting
from people walking is not a bad idea, in my opinion. And in a long trip, if I
want to take five and stand up to unfold my knees, I can do it without
annoying anyone...

- toilletes which dumps waste on the tracks : I do not see what this has
anything to do with comfort.

- manually operated doors instead of hydraulic or electrical systems a button push away : come on, has your muscle system degenerated that far, that
you're not able anymore to open a door by yourself ? Are the doors inside your home hydraulicly operated too ? Methinks we're pushing this "assistance"
necessity quite a bit too far...
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Old June 1st, 2010, 09:40 PM   #98
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Melbourne runs single-car trains as well to outer suburban/interurban destinations. Feels like being on a bus being on one. I thought these ones in Sydney were pretty horrid to actually ride on, but depending on your tastes might look OK externally:



L2 who is going to this section to try and find English-language posts about French trains
Where does Melbourne -now or previously- run single-car trains, L2? I'm intrigued.

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Old June 5th, 2010, 09:23 AM   #99
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Bombardier M3s (while not bad) are the worst where I live.

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Old June 7th, 2010, 06:37 AM   #100
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Alstom Metropolis ( Wired version)(C751A)
Really? The Metropolis is my personal favorite subway car. It's always a shock returning to the old Kawasakis (correct me if I'm wrong) in NYC.
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