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Old November 16th, 2010, 04:57 AM   #121
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Also in my Country. It's the Manila Metro Rail Transit Line 3 Phase 1A. It uses Crap LRV's from The Czech Republic.
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Old November 18th, 2010, 04:24 PM   #122
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YOUR countries WORST train...

Don't be shy people

I'll start for the UK...

The mighty class 142

Slow, noisy, VERY bad ride and generally look awful haha

so awful is the class 142 that it inspired this equally poor piece of poetry

Ode to a class 142:

The groan of the commuters as it comes round the bend
Signals the arrival of the train without friends
Noisy and bouncing, underpowered from the start
This poor nodding donkey could never win hearts

Cold and windy in winter, as it lurches across rails
In summer it's the glasshouse on wheels with the heater stuck on fail
The smell of diesel hangs in the air
Except in the toilet where the brave do not dare

Sometimes with benches and other times with seats
But they're all scaled for hobbits, the little folk with hairy feet
Unloved and maligned the knockers say it’s not fit for the track
This is the reality of commuting by rail and back

The commuters sullenly board and the train lurches off
With a squeal of tortured metal and a diesel smog cough
under flickering lights the commuters get comfy,
Reading evening papers full of reasons to be grumpy
But as it crosses the bridge and they see the traffic jam below
a bus on rails is still the best way to go.

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Old November 20th, 2010, 01:24 AM   #123
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Class 142 is so shit... it's unbelievable. I avoid it as much as I can and get on Class 158
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Old November 20th, 2010, 03:35 AM   #124
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I'm so jealous!

austrian worse trains are better than argentinean best trains!!!

good for you dear austrians!
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Old November 20th, 2010, 02:31 PM   #125
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From Holland, SLT



I Know what you're thinking, but it has software errors all the time and there are no toilets. That's why there has been criticism ever since the first train arrived here in 2008.
That's the worst we go with Dutch Railways.
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Old November 20th, 2010, 06:34 PM   #126
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I understand, but does it really needs a bathroom?

how long is the trip it does?

kind of look like a tram to me...
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Old November 20th, 2010, 06:57 PM   #127
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From Holland, SLT

That's the worst we go with Dutch Railways.
you call that a worst train? you should check out what its used in eastern europe
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Old November 21st, 2010, 06:02 AM   #128
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In Lithuania it must be these

D1 diesel multiple unit which were manufactured in Hungary from the 60's to late 80's. Slightly modernized some of them can still be seen on Lithuanian Railways. Although they are the newer ones from the 80's because the older ones ended up in the scrapyard. The current ones are also counting their days.

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Old November 21st, 2010, 08:32 AM   #129
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It's fun to post these pictures and rant about what you think are bad trains, but I also wonder if sometimes people automatically associate old=bad, when the alternative (or replacement) may actually be worse. I see nothing bad about older trains as long as they are well maintained, clean, and do the job they are assigned to do. I say this because I think some older trains are better than the current trend to adopt DMU/EMU units based on the low floor/LRV type, which generally have hard plastic seats (vandal proof) with cramped dimensions and little or no luggage space, which makes the passenger experience worse than before. Throw in malfunctioning electronics as a previous post mentioned, and you have dubious claims to modernization. It's not just railfan nostalgia that led to Desiros being nicknamed Disastros.
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Old November 21st, 2010, 06:20 PM   #130
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Modernization and refurbishing has its limits. There is no way you can fit LCD monitors in 1st class (like some newer stock in Europe long-distance trains has), individual power sockets, silent A/C, closed-system washrooms in older carriages.

Old is, usually, bad. Train, nowadays, is meant to be functional and modern, not classy or glamorous. Any train older than 30-35 years old should be scrapped ASAP.
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Old November 21st, 2010, 06:44 PM   #131
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In Lithuania it must be these

D1 diesel multiple unit which were manufactured in Hungary from the 60's to late 80's. Slightly modernized some of them can still be seen on Lithuanian Railways. Although they are the newer ones from the 80's because the older ones ended up in the scrapyard. The current ones are also counting their days.

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I like D1 It looks like real retro and riding it feels so including shaking, sounds are so cool. The only real bad thing is acceleration. It accelerates so slowly...
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Old November 21st, 2010, 08:45 PM   #132
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I like D1 It looks like real retro and riding it feels so including shaking, sounds are so cool. The only real bad thing is acceleration. It accelerates so slowly...
Last time I rode it was perhaps in the early 90's... so I can hardly remember the details of the ride comfort. But I may try it if I'll have a chance some time.

Btw, this is how it looks in a video



The same train which is seen in my photos. Acceleration from standstill



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Old November 21st, 2010, 10:08 PM   #133
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Why i say the software from the SLT doesn't work, this happens all the time:

it hits the gas, an error in the software and then emergency stop. This train delayed 10 minutes, but it has been worse. And yes, i feel sorry for the East-Europeans, but it could be worse..
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Old November 22nd, 2010, 10:31 AM   #134
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I woudn't call SLT (staff call it a SLuT) a poor train. Yes it does have issues, as all trains have these days when they are introduced. Worst we have in Holland must be SGM. The ride comfort is terrible and the seats are all tatty.
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Old November 24th, 2010, 03:02 PM   #135
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Class 142 is so shit... it's unbelievable. I avoid it as much as I can and get on Class 158
haha I do the same!
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Old November 25th, 2010, 12:47 AM   #136
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Last time I rode it was perhaps in the early 90's... so I can hardly remember the details of the ride comfort. But I may try it if I'll have a chance some time.

Btw, this is how it looks in a video



The same train which is seen in my photos. Acceleration from standstill

wow, it sings like a bird
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Old November 25th, 2010, 06:35 PM   #137
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probably the mumbai suburban trains

I have posted a pic of an uncrowded train, those trains are usually packed beyond capacity





However, the guess the only saving grace is the cheapness of it all. The longest route on the central railways in Greater Mumbai costs Rs24 (about $0.5) return for a distance of about 130km covered.Second class ofcourse. So sometimes its literally you get what you pay for.
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Old November 25th, 2010, 06:48 PM   #138
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Old November 25th, 2010, 06:52 PM   #139
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and then we also have this



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Old November 25th, 2010, 08:14 PM   #140
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Dang, when was this?
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