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Old January 3rd, 2009, 11:11 PM   #1941
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According to weather forecasts there's going to be another ice age in Poland in the next few days. I've already had a glimpse of that when a freezing arctic wind hit me on my way back home. I thought I was gonna get my hands and face frozen every single bit

What's the situation in your places folks?
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Old January 3rd, 2009, 11:36 PM   #1942
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It's freezing for more than a week now in NL. Quite uncommon, since our winters are usually only a few days of freezing. People are ice-skating throughout the country now.

I did a 20-minute walk this afternoon covering 2.5 kilometers but it was too cold to stay outside much longer without additional clothing. (I just had my regular clothes on, in case you think I was skinnydipping).
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Old January 3rd, 2009, 11:38 PM   #1943
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Old January 4th, 2009, 12:22 AM   #1944
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Heh, an eight unit double decker train just passed by my window. It had one passenger

edit: a second eight unit double decker passed 2 minutes later with a stunning three passengers.
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Old January 4th, 2009, 12:33 AM   #1945
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Don't you wake up at night because of the trains? The railway is almost a km from here, but I can hear the trains very well. I also hear interchange Holendrecht, but I sleep through it all. Only the ducks sometimes wake me up in the early morning

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Old January 4th, 2009, 12:34 AM   #1946
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What a waste! You should give some of those train cars to Poland. There are days you can hardly find a standing place in a train
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Old January 4th, 2009, 12:36 AM   #1947
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No, I don't hear the trains that much because I live close to the station and trains are at lower speeds here. I think they're doing not more than 60/70 here. I can also see a busline from here.

At night I can hear freight trains that have to stop here before the station, the braking is no problem, but the clutches are banging together then.
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Old January 4th, 2009, 12:42 AM   #1948
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Do you live close to the central station or to a smaller station? If you live close to a smaller station, Intercity's might pass at a high speed. At least that counts for Abcoude. Still the slow trains (especially the older 'hondekop') make a lot of noise when braking.
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Old January 4th, 2009, 12:45 AM   #1949
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Dogs heads do not run in the Netherlands anymore since a long time. You mean Mat'54 while they run mat'64 these days. They look the same though. They have been decomissioned from 1989 to 1996.

But they are of the older types and make more noise. My job is also near another railway line, and trains make way more noise there because they run at higher speeds. Zwolle has only one railway station by the way.
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Old January 4th, 2009, 12:49 AM   #1950
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(NL) Hond - (DE) Hund
(NL) Kop - (DE) Kopf

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Old January 4th, 2009, 12:51 AM   #1951
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That's correct. The name of that train was actually the "Hundekopf". (dogs head)
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Old January 4th, 2009, 12:55 AM   #1952
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We had once in Poland a bus colloquially called "Ogórek" ("Cucumber"). Guess why...

http://www.kmst.mpk.lodz.pl/i/ogorek02.jpg
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Old January 4th, 2009, 12:55 AM   #1953
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I live quite close to a railway (Ljubljana - Novo mesto), but it's not so close that it would bother me much. I cross it (by car, bus, on foot) almost every day, but I've only driven there (by train) once, and even that was just for the sake of it and just for 15 km or so. Its average speed is namely less than 50 km/h.
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Dogs heads do not run in the Netherlands anymore since a long time. You mean Mat'54 while they run mat'64 these days. They look the same though. They have been decomissioned from 1989 to 1996.

But they are of the older types and make more noise. My job is also near another railway line, and trains make way more noise there because they run at higher speeds. Zwolle has only one railway station by the way.
Sorry, I indeed meant the older Mat'64. They look like each other though. They make lots of noise when braking, which isn't very nice when you live close to a station. Luckily they switched to the dubbledeck trains with the new timetable, and they don't make that much noise.
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Old January 4th, 2009, 12:51 PM   #1955
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@verso - it's not very crowded line and there are not large and noisy garnitures, right? except freight trains, but i'd say there are not many of them neither.
my freind used to live just next to rail line where heavy diesel trains were passing, that was really torture to me when i slept there
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Old January 4th, 2009, 01:36 PM   #1956
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Half of the trains passing by my window are these;


They're among the most quiet trains here. They're also quite comfortable to travel with.
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Old January 4th, 2009, 02:25 PM   #1957
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End efficent, because they are double deckers
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Old January 4th, 2009, 02:28 PM   #1958
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Half of the trains passing by my window are these;


They're among the most quiet trains here. They're also quite comfortable to travel with.
What type of service is this? Commuter or national rail?
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Old January 4th, 2009, 02:31 PM   #1959
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Mostly for the busier regional electrified tracks. They are also used for intercity connections on some lines, but most intercity routes have the socalled "koploper"


These are typical commuter trains, because they can accelerate faster, and thus are more appropriate for routes with more trainstations.
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Old January 4th, 2009, 02:34 PM   #1960
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my friend had many of those under his window:

it was horrible!

under Verso's window most of passenger are these, right Verso?
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