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Old March 23rd, 2013, 03:45 PM   #1481
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I think it looks just fine (even cool in some weird way). It won't win any design prizes, but I've seen uglier trains elsewhere.
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Old March 23rd, 2013, 06:35 PM   #1482
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Old March 23rd, 2013, 09:35 PM   #1483
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Looks like a high speed subway.
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Old March 23rd, 2013, 10:18 PM   #1484
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Why does that train have blinders? Is there a reason to limit the field of view?



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blinders
The windscreen of any high speed train needs to be small, because smaller windows are stronger, and it exists this risk:



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Old March 23rd, 2013, 10:26 PM   #1485
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The windscreen of any high speed train needs to be small, because smaller windows are stronger, and it exists this risk:



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I wasn't asking about the size of the windows.
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Old March 23rd, 2013, 10:40 PM   #1486
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this looks weird. if the bird crashed into the window, why the dent at the coupling? also the blood spots look like the bird crashed way below the window. or did the train run into a swarm of them?

anyway, i like the CRH3G design
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Old March 23rd, 2013, 11:00 PM   #1487
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I wasn't asking about the size of the windows.
The blinders are just a consecuence of mixing that aerodinamical desing with a small and reinforced window.

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Old March 24th, 2013, 12:02 AM   #1488
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The blinkers are just a consecuence of mixing that aerodinamical desing with a small and reinforced window.
I also wasn't talking about blinkers.


I was talking about what I call the 'blinders', which seem to limit the driver's view. Other trains have strong, small windows, but they don't have those blinders.
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Old March 24th, 2013, 12:13 AM   #1489
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I meant blinders, sorry. Problems of typing in a smartphone.
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Old March 24th, 2013, 01:08 AM   #1490
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I also wasn't talking about blinkers.


I was talking about what I call the 'blinders', which seem to limit the driver's view. Other trains have strong, small windows, but they don't have those blinders.
Eurostar trains have small front windows to prevent tunnel vision problems for the driver.
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Old March 24th, 2013, 10:58 AM   #1491
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#0 CRH detection train



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Old March 25th, 2013, 06:14 PM   #1492
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Great pictures. What does this CRH5 train detect?
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Old March 26th, 2013, 02:50 AM   #1493
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Here is another one, suppose to compete with CRH6 High Speed for next Gen 200-250km D-Train service. Personally, I think it's ugly as F--K.
[IMG]http://i49.************/13z4e8h.jpg[/IMG]
At first glance





this is what it would look like in a roll over situation


In all seriousness I love the lights on it, most Chinese trains have such cheap looking headlights but this one doesn't but the overall design is meh though
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Old March 26th, 2013, 04:34 PM   #1494
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this is what it would look like in a roll over situation


In all seriousness I love the lights on it, most Chinese trains have such cheap looking headlights but this one doesn't but the overall design is meh though
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Old March 26th, 2013, 07:52 PM   #1495
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Old March 26th, 2013, 08:42 PM   #1496
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And here I thought that the Chinese were all about saving face...
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Old March 27th, 2013, 07:33 PM   #1497
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Eurostar trains have small front windows to prevent tunnel vision problems for the driver.
Much of roadway and railway design has less to do with function than the psych profile of human beings. I would very much enjoy it if all roads were free of any signage, markers or obstructions so that one could enjoy the view unhindered.

Unfortunately when that happens most people 'zone out' and get road hypnosis and their brains turn off. Railway engineers have the same risk and it's why the rail-bed is broken up with visual markers at irregular intervals and why the Chinese have 2 or 3(!) people in the cab along with the driver.

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Old March 27th, 2013, 08:07 PM   #1498
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As fun as the job sounds I'd probably get sleepy after a while even at 350km/h.
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Old March 28th, 2013, 04:43 AM   #1499
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Great pictures. What does this CRH5 train detect?
To find potential defects, risks etc., esp during the opening of a new line.

This is today's photo of the testing train CIT400A on the opening Nanjing-Hangzhou and Hangzhou Ningbo HSR.



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Old March 28th, 2013, 06:53 AM   #1500
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Unfortunately when that happens most people 'zone out' and get road hypnosis and their brains turn off. Railway engineers have the same risk and it's why the rail-bed is broken up with visual markers at irregular intervals and why the Chinese have 2 or 3(!) people in the cab along with the driver.
The only time I've seen more than one person in the cab of a Chinese HSR is during testing. Otherwise the pictures only show a single driver. There is only one chair, after all. And that chair doesn't have a seatbelt like airplane pilot seats have!
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