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Old October 31st, 2006, 12:44 PM   #421
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can someone tell me the advantages of these central rail trams?
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Old October 31st, 2006, 04:47 PM   #422
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i think those central line trams are ugly. i mean what is the point of half-assing it!! if your gonna build a tram build a proper one...
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Old October 31st, 2006, 06:24 PM   #423
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they all look awsom especally wat [email protected] posted un plugged and non gaudid at the same mode man its cool
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Old October 31st, 2006, 07:12 PM   #424
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i think those central line trams are ugly. i mean what is the point of half-assing it!! if your gonna build a tram build a proper one...
You can say these central rail trams are useless, expensive, unreliable... it's sure but ugly !? ... it's only a partial point of view that doesn't depend on the technology used.
I think you can find ugliest (real) trams ... even in the US
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Old October 31st, 2006, 07:22 PM   #425
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i think those central line trams are ugly. i mean what is the point of half-assing it!! if your gonna build a tram build a proper one...
oh, come on!
this is not a tram sensu stricte, it's something in between tram/trolleybus
it's a big idea. outside the old town it's just a trolleybus, and insiede old town it can be a tram without overhead wire in order to not disturb the view and protect the 'old' character of the buildings and streets.
i like that idea very much, just as the one of Bourdeaux tram
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Old November 1st, 2006, 06:18 PM   #426
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These trams are just concepts from a student design competition held by Alstom for a next generation tram for Melbourne. They're based on the Citadis, so that explains the similarities.

Judge's Award for Innovation: Atlas (RMIT)


We'll probably never get something like it, but they sure are different.
wow! Strewth! OMG!!!

But then Lyon got some trams with odd looking fronts - and Marseilles will be getting trams that look something like they were designed for an ocean liner.

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Old November 2nd, 2006, 12:50 AM   #427
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How about something more american?




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Old November 2nd, 2006, 02:55 AM   #428
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Very ugly.
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Old November 2nd, 2006, 03:39 AM   #429
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how do you post pictures???
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Old November 2nd, 2006, 04:30 AM   #430
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Bilbao tram:

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Tram cars of Bilbao built by the basque company CAF:















Old Bilbao tram at Basque Railway Museum of Azpeitia:



Information (in english) about Bilbao's transportation system: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=301682
Next tramway network in the Basque Country: Vitoria-Gasteiz (enjoy the thread! ).
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Old November 2nd, 2006, 06:25 AM   #431
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Nice tramways in Bilbao!
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Old November 2nd, 2006, 06:43 AM   #432
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will someon please just answer me... How do you Post Pictures???, Ive got some great ones of trams in Portland.
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Old November 2nd, 2006, 06:52 AM   #433
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how do you post pictures???
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Right click the picture above and select "view image" and then right click again and select "properties" and then highlight the top line "location" which is the URL you will be linking to. You use that for any image using the code from the "Image" section in the vb link I included at the top. The preview post will show if it is working out.
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Old November 2nd, 2006, 06:53 AM   #434
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will someon please just answer me... How do you Post Pictures???, Ive got some great ones of trams in Portland.
Good, check the post I just sent, looking forward to seeing what you got.
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Old November 2nd, 2006, 01:44 PM   #435
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Very ugly.
Here is the king of light rail ugly (San Jose):

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Old November 2nd, 2006, 07:13 PM   #436
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It sure is ugly... but looks kinda roomy, doesn't he?

Bilbao's reminds me of the first Fiat Multipla... Can't say why!
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Old November 3rd, 2006, 01:12 AM   #437
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Here are some pictures of Portlands Streetcar:





Here are some pictures of Portland's light rail:



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Old November 3rd, 2006, 06:26 AM   #438
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Useful but not so beautiful...
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Old November 7th, 2006, 06:28 AM   #439
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i love dublin's any on have pics??
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Old November 7th, 2006, 11:53 AM   #440
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Tacoma Link light rail (streetcar)
Here's a few pictures





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