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Old February 13th, 2008, 09:00 PM   #281
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Old February 15th, 2008, 11:27 AM   #282
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lol the new design is cool, what is wrong with you Europeans.
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Old February 15th, 2008, 07:04 PM   #283
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I love the New Desing
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Old February 16th, 2008, 03:32 PM   #284
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LOL i thought it looked like the space shuttle orbiter too!

It's an industrial design styling catastrophe I hate to say and the worst looking train I have seen in a long time.
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Old February 16th, 2008, 08:53 PM   #285
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Where are the passenger windows in this picture? Didn't they tell Marketing it is an MU?
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Old February 17th, 2008, 03:56 AM   #286
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Where are the passenger windows in this picture? Didn't they tell Marketing it is an MU?
May be it's the freight version
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Old February 17th, 2008, 09:53 AM   #287
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TGV/AGVs have freight versions? Thought they were solely passenger services.

This kind of reminds me like the Shinkansen 500 series trains. And it's a compliment just in case anyone mistakes it for something else.
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Old February 17th, 2008, 11:37 AM   #288
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Where are the passenger windows in this picture? Didn't they tell Marketing it is an MU?
Why would the front engine car need pax windows?
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Old February 17th, 2008, 11:46 AM   #289
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It's not an engine car. Not like in TGV.
AGV is a Multiple Unit which doesn't need locos.
Here's the photo from previous page:
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Where are the passenger windows in this picture? Didn't they tell Marketing it is an MU?
With photoshop, it is easy to remove the windows.
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Old February 17th, 2008, 01:46 PM   #291
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TGV/AGVs have freight versions? Thought they were solely passenger services.

This kind of reminds me like the Shinkansen 500 series trains. And it's a compliment just in case anyone mistakes it for something else.
Yes there are only a few freight TGV today but also some interresting projects with DHL from CDG Paris airport. But I was joking about the AGV picture above. I don't know why there are no windows on this carriage.
Here a "La Poste" (mail delivery service) TGV: (from trainsdumonde.chez-alice.fr)
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With photoshop, it is easy to remove the windows.
I'm sure it is, but why would they when they are trying to tell the world that they now have high-speed multiple unit technology? It's strange.
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Old February 17th, 2008, 02:26 PM   #293
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I love the design of this train. It's not like any other high speed train, which all look the same.
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Old February 17th, 2008, 04:42 PM   #294
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I'm sure it is, but why would they when they are trying to tell the world that they now have high-speed multiple unit technology? It's strange.
The original picture is at alstom's site, check the wallpapers section, alstom never published this picture, i think Railfan made it to show the similarities with the space shuttle.
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The original picture is at alstom's site, check the wallpapers section, alstom never published this picture, i think Railfan made it to show the similarities with the space shuttle.

I see.

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Old February 18th, 2008, 12:19 AM   #296
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Does anyone know if the train driver in this train (or in any newer trains) can choose a certain speed (like 250 km/h) for the train to accelerate to automatically, or does he have to control that manually?

IMO it would be better to only use automatic speed selection with cruise control, so that the train always accelerates and brakes as fast and smooth as it can without people and coffecups tilting over.
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Does anyone know if the train driver in this train (or in any newer trains) can choose a certain speed (like 250 km/h) for the train to accelerate to automatically, or does he have to control that manually?

IMO it would be better to only use automatic speed selection with cruise control, so that the train always accelerates and brakes as fast and smooth as it can without people and coffecups tilting over.
All ICE generations and most modern loco types have "cruise control" .
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Old February 18th, 2008, 01:54 AM   #298
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Furthermore, it can usually automatically follow the current allowed speed set by the cab signalling.
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Old February 25th, 2008, 07:50 PM   #299
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No new photo of AGV?
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Old February 25th, 2008, 07:59 PM   #300
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Yes there are only a few freight TGV today but also some interresting projects with DHL from CDG Paris airport. But I was joking about the AGV picture above. I don't know why there are no windows on this carriage.
Here a "La Poste" (mail delivery service) TGV: (from trainsdumonde.chez-alice.fr)
Does DHL have any plans to do on board sorting on the trains like "La Poste" does on some routes? It's an interesting concept and I'm sure also has some cost benefits in addition to the shortening of delivery time.
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