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Old October 16th, 2008, 08:58 PM   #21
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Old December 3rd, 2008, 01:48 PM   #22
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Just to revive this thread, here is an impressive shot of street running trains in Kyoto.

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Old December 3rd, 2008, 10:09 PM   #23
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A train in Kawakawa, near the Bay of Islands in the northern part of New Zealand used to (or perhaps still does) run down the main street occasionally. This is State Highway 1 too.



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It is only really a tourist train though.
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Old December 4th, 2008, 07:35 AM   #24
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Here is another example I know of that is running in Japan, the Enoshima line near the Shona beach strip between Fujisawa and Kamakura.

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Old December 5th, 2008, 01:48 PM   #25
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Here are those commuter trains in Indiana...

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Old December 5th, 2008, 10:37 PM   #26
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Nice thread. What follows?
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Old December 6th, 2008, 02:21 AM   #27
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None of these seem safe enough for the people on the street.
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Old December 6th, 2008, 11:39 AM   #28
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Yeah, you'd have to put fences there in order to keep it safe, but that kind of separates it from the street, making it not suitable for this thread anymore
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Old December 14th, 2008, 11:08 PM   #29
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None of these seem safe enough for the people on the street.
I disagree. They must go very slow in urban areas. Trams have no problems. Stopping for a intersection is the limiting factor. Lots of trains go to ports and even if they are mostly separated they sometimes go almost similar to the situation here
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Old December 14th, 2008, 11:21 PM   #30
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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, 1976 :


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Old December 14th, 2008, 11:53 PM   #31
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Very nice photos. Seeing a train on the street reminds me "The Polar Express".
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Old December 16th, 2008, 12:19 PM   #32
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A train in Kawakawa, near the Bay of Islands in the northern part of New Zealand used to (or perhaps still does) run down the main street occasionally. This is State Highway 1 too.



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It is only really a tourist train though.
It was shutdown for a while, but it has reopened now (but not all the way to Opua yet, needs work done to fix the tracks the whole way). Before it was a tourist train it was part of the rail network. Passenger services ended in the 70's and freight trains in the 80's.
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Old January 18th, 2009, 07:54 AM   #33
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Trains run on the street in Helsingor too.

There is also this, a "train-tram"

http://www.urbanrail.net/eu/nordh/nordhausen.htm
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Old January 23rd, 2009, 04:04 PM   #34
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Just to revive this thread, here is an impressive shot of street running trains in Kyoto.

cool!
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Old January 24th, 2009, 09:57 AM   #35
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what's the reason? I assume the urban area is built after the rail line?
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Old January 24th, 2009, 08:07 PM   #36
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what's the reason? I assume the urban area is built after the rail line?
In many cases, the mainline street running is due to the street being the only economical place to build the railroad. Otherwise the railroad would either have to a) avoid the built up area (and miss out on serving the market that they want to) or b) buy up and clear an EXPENSIVE corridor of buildings.

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Old January 26th, 2009, 06:39 PM   #37
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Old January 27th, 2009, 03:33 PM   #38
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Well, it's an old picture
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Old February 19th, 2009, 09:42 PM   #39
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Found some picures of trains running trough the streets in Rotterdam







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