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Old May 19th, 2007, 05:21 AM   #1
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MISC | Railway Advertisements

This one is of British railway



This is the Night Mail crossing the border
Bringing the cheque and the postal order
Letters for the rich, letters for the poor
The shop at the corner and the girl next door
Pulling up Beattock, a steady climb
The gradient's against her, but she is on time

Passing the shunter intent on its toil
Moving the coke and the coal and the oil
Girders for bridges, plastics for fridges
Bricks for the site are required by tonight
Grimy and grey is the engine's reflection
Down to the docks for the metal collection

The passenger train is full of commuters
Bound for the office to work in computers
The teacher, the doctor, the actor in farce
The typist, the banker, the judge in first class
Reading The Times with a crossword to do
Returning at night on the 6.42
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Old May 19th, 2007, 09:30 AM   #2
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Virgin Trains Advert 2



Virgin Trains "Apache"

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Old May 19th, 2007, 07:00 PM   #3
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That first post is one of my favourite poems. I remember studying it at school. The Virgin adverts are also fantastic, I love the first link you posted, that is my favourite advert ever I think. Brilliantly done and captures the elegance of rail travel, how they managed to make it I don't know!
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Old May 19th, 2007, 07:16 PM   #4
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Apparently there have been occasions where passengers have tried to recreate this ad on various services, usually around Friday nights...
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Old May 20th, 2007, 07:04 AM   #5
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A British Railway ad comparing train travel and cars.

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Old May 20th, 2007, 11:22 AM   #6
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Great thread

Anyone remeber these awful ads with the 'This is the Age of the Train' jingle?

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Old May 20th, 2007, 11:26 AM   #7
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...And this thread wouldn't be complete without the infamous 'Il fait beau dans l'metro'... Quite possibly the greatest advert ever made!

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Old May 20th, 2007, 11:47 AM   #8
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Guess what this is... its not a train ad though .But it got trains in it alright.

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Old May 20th, 2007, 12:15 PM   #9
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Old May 20th, 2007, 12:52 PM   #10
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Pass!
Want to hear the Italian version..it'll kill u.
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Old May 20th, 2007, 01:02 PM   #11
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Shinkansen ad.Dunno what it talks about. Can the Japanese here translate?



I believe this is series of Shinkansen Christmas ad.


HK train ad. No train though.But its cute

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Not sure whether this is Indian or Pakistani.

You'll know what it advertise at the end

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Melbourne trams

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Spanish ads..


Alaris Madrid-Valencia this is funny..

Now between Madrid and Valencia there are a identified flying object. Alaris a new train, a new world. Alaris for intelligent life





We are yout train




AVE-Japanese



Renfe Operadora



Renfe

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Old May 21st, 2007, 10:47 AM   #15
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Shinkansen -Snow season-
Skiing ostrich lol

2003 ver.


2004 ver.


2005 ver.



Tokaido Shinkansen 40th Anniversary
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Another crazy French ad. Oh man...looking at them makes me wanna learn French

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Another crazy French ad.
'Il fait beaux dans l'metro' is in fact Canadian, from Montreal!

I'd attribute it to inbreeding or something

But yes that advert above is just insane... Something about tickets... But what? Why is there a cow in it?
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Old May 21st, 2007, 08:31 PM   #18
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Shinkansen -Snow season-
Skiing ostrich lol
Those are excellent... especially the third one
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Want to hear the Italian version..it'll kill u.
The name of the group performing it is Oliver onions (the ones who wrote pratically all the soundtracks of Bud Spencer & Terence Hill's movies)



There is even an English version plaied in the movie Bomber with Bud Spencer





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Old May 22nd, 2007, 03:05 PM   #20
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Wow..u are Galaxy Express 999 fan huh?
I say the videos deserve to be here for at least considering trains for space travel.

I think its safe to say that we may add any vidoes with trains in it in this thread....flying, swimming or whatever .

If flying trains are bad enuf....see this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQwUZw95ej8

Sorry, owner of video forbids embedding of this video.

Space travelling trains with turrets on it.
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