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Old August 6th, 2010, 06:37 PM   #181
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China, without doubt has some of the coolest trains in the world
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Old August 7th, 2010, 02:54 AM   #182
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25B series double deck coach
120km/h design, manufacturer between 1989 - 1994

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140km/h design,manufacturer after 1994


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Old August 7th, 2010, 02:56 AM   #184
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25z series double deck coach, manufacturer between 1993 - 1996,could run under top speed 160km/h


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25k series double deck coach, manufacturer between 1997 - 2003,could run under top speed 160km/h

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Old August 7th, 2010, 03:31 PM   #186
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Old August 15th, 2010, 04:32 AM   #187
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It's America...

It's actually kind of comical how oversized almost all of Amtrak's trains and especially their locomotives are. Especially considering how poor the rail infrastructure in America is.

What's bad about large trains? That thing could crush a battle tank.

Locomotives that size exist in almost any country. Especially China and Russia, many of their trains are even larger or heavier than the US's. And I love them for it. Plus, Canada, Mexico and the rest of the America's use American style trains.
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Old August 15th, 2010, 04:38 AM   #188
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the new double decks in sydney are very modern and comfy.

did you know that the v sets (intercity trains) were the most luxurious in the world at their creation time.
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Old August 15th, 2010, 04:39 AM   #189
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the new double decks in sydney are very modern and comfy.

did you know that the v sets (intercity trains) were the most luxurious in the world at their creation time.
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Old August 15th, 2010, 10:08 PM   #190
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The Belgian double deck vehikels (M6)






They are not realy luxurious (certain first class), but they are quite agreeable.
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Old August 15th, 2010, 10:29 PM   #191
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The Belgian double deck vehikels (M6)

They are not realy luxurious (certain first class), but they are quite agreeable.
And they don't need to be : typical journey on those trains is below one
hour.
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Old August 16th, 2010, 06:07 AM   #192
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weird to have a locomotive part way through the train
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Old August 16th, 2010, 06:10 AM   #193
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It is because the LOCOs are not ETCS signalling compatible, but the trailer cabs are.
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It is because the LOCOs are not ETCS signalling compatible, but the trailer cabs are.
Yes, that's the reason. But these combinations are exceptional. They ride on tracks that connect Belgium and The Nederlands.

Mostly they ride in combinations of this : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJAQH...eature=related

Loc+5cars+Loc+5cars (they split up at a specific station...)
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Old August 16th, 2010, 11:18 PM   #195
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Mostly they ride in combinations of this : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJAQH...eature=related

Loc+5cars+Loc+5cars (they split up at a specific station...)
Actually, that too is a rather exceptional combination, only used on two lines. Most are in simple push-pull combinations with a single loco.
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Actually, that too is a rather exceptional combination, only used on two lines. Most are in simple push-pull combinations with a single loco.
In other countries this is quite common though. The first generation doubledeckers for the Zürich S-Bahn uses Loco + 2 cars + cab car consists. Up to three of these can be coupled.
The Dutch railways have been doing this for a while to, with loco + 3 cars + cab car or motor car + 2 cars + cab car.
The NMBS, being in a position that it could learn from the experiences of several other railways choose not to do so, and choose a system for coupling train consists that so far has not really performed reliably. They now schedule more time for the coupling or uncoupling of two sets with automatic couplers than SBB schedules for the coupling of sets with standard UIC buffer and hook couplers...
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Those examples are different from the trains in Belgium, this one is a fixed composition with a loco in the middle of the set rather then 2 or more sets coupled together.

But it doesn't mean there aren't any examples in Europe where we see 1 loco in the middle of a train. In Switzerland it's common that they add a couple of extra cars to a push-pull set during rush hour. If it's possible they add a compostition with another driving trailer in front of the train, if they only got normal cars or if the driving trailer is facing the wrong direction they put the cars behind the loco creating a train with a loco in the middle like in Belgium.
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Double-deck Z2M EMU in Morocco, manufactured by Ansaldo Breda







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