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Old January 22nd, 2012, 10:43 PM   #281
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Woah! I was fooled by both the modernity and the refurbishment of those units, because, now that I think about it, the other alternating ones I'd seen were virtually identical to BA's here; having mused about accommodating motorised bogies beforehand, it never crossed my mind either fleet hailing from as early as the '50s
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Old January 23rd, 2012, 01:03 AM   #282
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Old January 23rd, 2012, 09:38 PM   #283
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This is italian TAF (Treno ad Alta Frequentazione, Train High Attendance), in this video near Naples.

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Old January 23rd, 2012, 10:27 PM   #284
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How come single- and double-deckers are alternated in that BA unit (I can't remember what other network features alternating in their units ... some Japanese one?)?
They probably offer more room for wheelchair users too.
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Old January 23rd, 2012, 10:39 PM   #285
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Which they?
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Old April 10th, 2012, 04:24 AM   #286
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Some brilliant shot from Austria:

ÖBB 8033 and WESTbahn 4010


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Old April 10th, 2012, 05:59 AM   #287
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Was on Capitol Limited the other day. Superliner cars, only Superliner to go to East Coast.
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Old April 10th, 2012, 12:21 PM   #288
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The Dutch national railways (NS) recently unveiled the refurbished DD-AR double-decker trains.
Before;

First Classs;

Second Class;

(photos; wikipedia)

After;
[img]http://i41.************/256ya13.jpg[/img]


First class;



Second Class;



(photos; Volkskrant/ANP)
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Old April 10th, 2012, 02:11 PM   #289
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Nice overhaul, but why is there a glas door now in the middle of the car?
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Old April 10th, 2012, 02:19 PM   #290
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Nice overhaul, but why is there a glas door now in the middle of the car?
There always was a door halway the car. This is to prevent drafts when the train is stopped at a station, as there are no doors between the passenger cabin and the vestibules.
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Old April 10th, 2012, 05:41 PM   #291
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There are doors between the passenger cabin and the vestibules, that's not the reason for the doors in the middle of the car.

The doors are there because some parts of the upper floor have become silence areas, they keep those areas separated from the normal seating areas.
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Onboard Amtrak Superliner, Coast Starlight. 2 years ago.
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Old April 11th, 2012, 12:47 AM   #293
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Onboard Amtrak Superliner, Coast Starlight. 2 years ago.
I wasn't aware clunky video games being in vogue again, I think I spy coin slots too ... whether the lounge, dining, or regular coach car, there used to be seating there, which signifies a queer admission of Amtrak's ...
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Old April 11th, 2012, 12:53 AM   #294
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I wasn't aware clunky video games being in vogue again...
This is just to remind you that US railways haven't passed the 80's either.
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Old April 11th, 2012, 12:56 AM   #295
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^ This and the CRT TV in the background shows how far Amtrak has fallen.
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Old April 11th, 2012, 12:57 AM   #296
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I wasn't aware clunky video games being in vogue again, I think I spy coin slots too ... whether the lounge, dining, or regular coach car, there used to be seating there, which signifies a queer admission of Amtrak's ...
None of them works neither.
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Old April 11th, 2012, 01:56 AM   #297
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I wonder how the much older 1st class Coast Starlight Superliners themselves must've been retrofitted ...

By the looks of half of those Dutch retrofits, I presume Netherlanders never breakfast poorly
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Well either way though it was a comfortable trip. Highly recommended.
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Old April 11th, 2012, 03:23 AM   #299
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From my experience, all Amtrak trains are highly comfortable. Very broad and comfy seats, but on the downside I never got on a coach with power plugs for your computer.
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Old April 11th, 2012, 03:39 AM   #300
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Well most Amfleets have them, and I am sure most Superliners, even lounge cars have them.
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