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Old April 20th, 2007, 08:14 PM   #261
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terrible, the driver must feel so guilty.
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Old April 21st, 2007, 02:49 AM   #262
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Ouch! Poor moose!
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Old April 21st, 2007, 07:26 AM   #263
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Why should the Chinese fonts be smaller than Latin fonts?
Read my sentence again as I said no such thing, did I mention Chinese words should be smaller than english words? NO
I simply stated Chinese characters should be made smaller to put below or on top of the CRH words. Have you notice the size of the Chinese characters along the side of the train, its horrendous.
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Old April 21st, 2007, 07:35 AM   #264
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Nice. So this is the only CRH5 that will keep this bluish and yellow color while the rest would be painted white with a blue strip? I really wish the Chinese would color each train differently instead of the all white and blue strip style. Kinda boring.
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Old April 21st, 2007, 03:07 PM   #265
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Read my sentence again as I said no such thing, did I mention Chinese words should be smaller than english words? NO
I simply stated Chinese characters should be made smaller to put below or on top of the CRH words. Have you notice the size of the Chinese characters along the side of the train, its horrendous.
I agree with you, but then my perference is for smaller signage on most things. I don't like big logos and I don't like large text.



I think these characters are a bit too big and I'm not keen on the style, they look hand painted and I don't think that really fits the image of a new high-tech train. I think smaller, more modern styled characters would work better. That said, they certainly don't look terrible.
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Old April 21st, 2007, 04:54 PM   #266
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I will have a trip to Beijing on Thursday and take the high speed train to Tianjin Can't wait for the train trip!
Which Trainset did you ride? The Siemens based CRH3 was not supposed to enter service on the Beijing - Tianjin route until the summer.
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Old April 21st, 2007, 04:59 PM   #267
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magnificent pictures "hzkiller" but very frustrating posts to the forum

Where are your pictures taken?
Which trainsets are we looking at?
Which routes are the trainset serving?

and most important on which stretch of track are the trains running at 250 km/h?

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Old April 21st, 2007, 05:40 PM   #268
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Today .
The China-rail Speed up...
The railway about 6003km will be speed up to more than 200km/h
Where was the first photo taken, is it the northern approach the bridge over the Yangtse in Wuhan. It appears that only one of the two tracks are electrified. Is this true? Also it appears that this is a CRH1 trainset which I thought only operated on the Guangshen railway.

Please include locations with posted pictures.

Please give us a source for the "6003 km" which are speeded up. That looks like the distance that the fast trains will serve not the actual length of the fast tracks.
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Old April 21st, 2007, 05:54 PM   #269
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This flash shows the routes that are above 200 KPH after this speed up.

http://news.sina.com.cn/pc/2007-04-16/326/172.html
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Old April 21st, 2007, 07:27 PM   #270
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This flash shows the routes that are above 200 KPH after this speed up.

http://news.sina.com.cn/pc/2007-04-16/326/172.html
Thank you for the source.
Unfortunately I don't read chinese so I have to rely the notes which I have been collecting for many years to interpret this graphic.

I believe that this lists the routes on which the CRH trains are planned to serve. There are a few sections of most of these route which are documented as being upgraded to operate at 200+ km/h. For example the TGV-atlantic services in France currently use 200+ km at 300km/h but they serve well over 2000 route kilometers.

What would be really useful is a map of the type of signaling installed on the tracks as this will set the speed limits.
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Old April 22nd, 2007, 01:24 AM   #271
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that font looks really ugly.
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Old April 22nd, 2007, 06:58 AM   #272
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that font looks really ugly.
Precisely. I've said it before, China needs to hire someone from HK or someone from overseas to do graphics work on trains and building signages.
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Old April 22nd, 2007, 07:36 AM   #273
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They should make the font cursive, it looks more stylized and dynamic since the train will be moving.
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Old April 23rd, 2007, 04:32 AM   #274
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both CRH and 和諧號 should be smaller.
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Old April 23rd, 2007, 04:43 AM   #275
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and 和谐号,what a weird name.
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Old April 25th, 2007, 07:10 PM   #276
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Precisely. I've said it before, China needs to hire someone from HK or someone from overseas to do graphics work on trains and building signages.
Every ordinary Chinese people can tell that the fonts and size of fonts they used appear really ugly. Don't think there is need to hire any HK or overseas designer. Those who come up with the current ideas are just lack of commonsense?
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Old April 26th, 2007, 02:04 AM   #277
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I don't know why China chooses the type of fonts that they use for their banners, signs etc.

If you look at pictures of before 1949 they used to use more better looking "traditional" fonts.

They should have named each CRH train with some unique name instead of 1, 2, 3, 5....maybe with some nice looking calligraphy
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Old April 26th, 2007, 05:31 AM   #278
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China Southern Airlines and Dragonair fonts are good perhaps they should use something of that sort.



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Old April 26th, 2007, 05:13 PM   #279
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Poor .... bird? Squirrel? racoon?...

Good pics though
I want to try to watch an American bullet train.
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Old April 26th, 2007, 05:20 PM   #280
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I want to try to watch an American bullet train.
In the Washington area, try county road 564, north west of Bowie. The parking lot at the old Bowie station (just west of the bridge) is publicly accessible. Another location is New York Av in Washington, north of Gallaudet University but they have not reached full speed at this point.
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