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Old April 30th, 2011, 10:25 PM   #21
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new trains made in argentina!

1) materfer diesel mid-haul unit.



2)EMFER doubble decker urban Train.



this train has A/C and on board live TV!
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Old May 1st, 2011, 01:55 PM   #22
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Probably the UK's newest train is the class 379. In service from March 2011. Its a 100Mph emu that will run on commuter lines around London.
They have 4 coaches per set, but will be run in mainly 8-10 coach formations.

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Old May 1st, 2011, 08:28 PM   #23
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How will it ever run as a 10 car formation when the sets have 4 cars?
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Old May 1st, 2011, 08:52 PM   #24
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How will it ever run as a 10 car formation when the sets have 4 cars?
My thoughts exactly lol, I think he meant to say 12-car formations
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Old May 1st, 2011, 08:57 PM   #25
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2)EMFER doubble decker urban Train.



this train has A/C and on board live TV!
Wow, if big-city BA folks can indeed trash their train termini in all but a flash, it makes me wonder what they must be like
when it merely comes to controlling the volume to one of the EMUs' TV sets

Well done, BA! (clearly Montreal's languishing about in the 19th C...)
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RTD EMU based off the Septa Silverliner V


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Why does new American rolling stock never actually feel/look new?
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Why does new American rolling stock never actually feel/look new?
Outdated Federal regulations , which force trains to be big and bulky. While there starting to Europeanize the regulations , it appears not a lot of agencies are taking advantage of the lighter trains...
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It'll be some time, I think. The new regulations have only just come in to effect (citation needed!) and so it'll be some years before you see even the first stock in use. And all the newly opening projects now procured rolling stock at the time when it looked like the FRA tank trains were here to stay.
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Hopefully in 5 years more agencies will be purchasing European rolling stock. Right now only a few Texas agencies are buying the lighter trains and running them on Tram-Train routes...
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Is that Denver? Didn't they take up an option originally intended for Septa? So they didn't have much of a choice did they?

But yeah, they look outdated. For NY and Philadelphia the look is okey,but not for Denver. Is it at least possible to move between the carriages?
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Is that Denver? Didn't they take up an option originally intended for Septa? So they didn't have much of a choice did they?

But yeah, they look outdated. For NY and Philadelphia the look is okey,but not for Denver. Is it at least possible to move between the carriages?
Yea , they bought along with Philly and no you can't walk between Carriages. The MNRR M8s you can... I was hoping for some Euro-Asian hybrid trains....
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Yeah shame they didn't go with a nice European train...

It is kinda weird to have a EMU and not being able to move between carriages. It's a somewhat outdated operational model. The NY subway suffers from the same problem.

Oh well, it is good news Denver getting its train, and electric at it. I certainly hope more cities follow Denver's example.
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Yeah shame they didn't go with a nice European train...

It is kinda weird to have a EMU and not being able to move between carriages. It's a somewhat outdated operational model. The NY subway suffers from the same problem.

Oh well, it is good news Denver getting its train, and electric at it. I certainly hope more cities follow Denver's example.
Would have been nice if they purchased a fleet of these trains


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I myself find Flirts boring because almost all European countries have them and they're all more or less of the same design. Though, of course, modularity and interoperability is a very good thing when it comes to operational and maintenance costs. Maybe it's just the design that I find boring. I seem to like only the Belorussian and Finnish Flirt faces. And nothing but the faces.
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I myself find Flirts boring because almost all European countries have them and they're all more or less of the same design. Though, of course, modularity and interoperability is a very good thing when it comes to operational and maintenance costs. Maybe it's just the design that I find boring. I seem to like only the Belorussian and Finnish Flirt faces. And nothing but the faces.
I can where your coming from , something like the Gautrain would be nice to see on a Airport Service. And then Flirts and Kisses Elsewhere on the network.


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It would be interesting if Americans made a train of their own (i.e. not an European one), but following Europe's best practices. I'm guessing that it would be great for passengers and look absolutely bad-ass like their Mustang and Velociraptor cars!
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You mean something like this:


I'll take the FLIRT

The Gautrain looks a bit like a 2001 Hyundai. Not my cup of tea.

Personally, I like the Coradia Polyvalent best.


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Those are with the old regulations , I would be eager to see what companies come up with the more relaxed rules. I'm sure GE and Siemens will produce something great..
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You mean something like this:
[a picture of a horrible, disgusting mutant]
OH. MY. GOD.
Kill it before it lays eggs!

But I said "following Europe's best practices" - I think they COULD make a good-looking train.

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Personally, I like the Coradia Polyvalent best.
I also find Alstom the coolest, best looking trains there are

Though the doors of the Coradia in the picture are a bit ugly.

All in all Alstom trains look good even without a livery of many colors and stripes.
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