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Old March 19th, 2009, 08:15 AM   #101
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Old March 19th, 2009, 01:08 PM   #102
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Caltrain Bay Area

Which "Bay Area"?
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Old March 19th, 2009, 07:26 PM   #103
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What country is that in?
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Old March 19th, 2009, 07:46 PM   #104
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Photoshopped. Caltrain is a commuter railroad in the San Francisco Bay Area.
They run bilevel push-pull locomotive trains (think Chicago Metra, LA Metrolink, etc.), but not bilevel EMUs as in the photo.
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Old March 20th, 2009, 06:54 AM   #105
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Photoshopped. Caltrain is a commuter railroad in the San Francisco Bay Area.
They run bilevel push-pull locomotive trains (think Chicago Metra, LA Metrolink, etc.), but not bilevel EMUs as in the photo.
Its not photoshopped. I rode the Caltrain from San Jose up to San Francisco when I was in The Bay for vacation. And yes they use double deck units.

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Old March 20th, 2009, 06:57 AM   #106
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It is photoshopped. Nowhere in North Americas do they run Bilevel EMUs. They are all pushpull loco units.
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Old March 20th, 2009, 07:00 AM   #107
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This thread is about double deck units in general whether is EMUs or push-pull. Caltrain is definitely double deck
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Old March 20th, 2009, 07:04 AM   #108
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This thread is about double deck units in general whether is EMUs or push-pull. Caltrain is definitely double deck
What he's saying is that the rolling stock you show can't be Caltrain as it is electric. Caltrain runs locomotive-hauled diesel rolling stock and owns no electric rolling stock.

See here for a list of Caltrain rolling stock.

Your second set of pictures are definite Caltrain stock, but the first picture is a photoshopped mock-up.
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What he's saying is that the rolling stock you show can't be Caltrain as it is electric. Caltrain runs locomotive-hauled diesel rolling stock and owns no electric rolling stock.

See here for a list of Caltrain rolling stock.

Your second set of pictures are definite Caltrain stock, but the first picture is a photoshopped mock-up.
Its ok man.
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Old March 20th, 2009, 09:49 AM   #110
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The french TER 2N NG

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http://farm1.static.flickr.com/109/3...7bce0abd_o.jpg



http://www.web-trains.com/24500/24500_16.jpg


http://www.rail.lu/im/g/Maquette%20T...2002%20002.jpg
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It is photoshopped. Nowhere in North Americas do they run Bilevel EMUs. They are all pushpull loco units.
If this is photoshopped, what is the original?
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Old March 21st, 2009, 04:52 PM   #112
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http://usrailroadpics.fotopic.net/p8257017.html
Metra in Chicago runs bi-level emu's.

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Old March 21st, 2009, 08:07 PM   #113
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Okay, maybe with exceptions.
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Old March 22nd, 2009, 10:30 PM   #114
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But still far too modern design for an American railway...
That photoshopped train is of European origin, I would say. At least, the design suggests that.
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Old March 22nd, 2009, 11:31 PM   #115
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It's a TER 2N: http://z2n.free.fr/z/23500/23500.html

The train posted by thib8500 is the second version of these.

TER = Train Express Régional
2N = Deux Niveaux = two floors
NG = Nouvelle Génération = new generation
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That picture is for a official plan to eventually upgrade the line to EMU's
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Old March 25th, 2009, 09:39 PM   #117
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Bah, that's nothing. Look up the GE Genesis. It makes up the bulk of Amtrak's fleet.


Or our freight trains.
he ment at how often it runs for an intercity railway. there are more than 10 daily trips during the week and even more on the weekend, compare it to the sunset limited that runs 3 times a week and the south west chief that runs daily. also the pacific surfliner is the 2nd busiest rail line in the whole system.
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Old August 7th, 2009, 07:20 AM   #118
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Portuguese doubledeck trains:

Fertagus (cross tagus rail link in lisboa):
- one train every 10 minutes all day long, during rush hour most trains run in doubles, the company seriously lacks aditional train
- stuck at 70.000 daily ridership due to lack of seats and floor space to pack more comuters in rush hour
- the other major obstackle preventing the ridership increase is the Tagus bridge itself that only allows two 4 car trains crossing or a double consist (8 car) to cross alone at any time and it takes 4/5 minutes to cross the bridge so it gets completely jammed in rush hour.








CP operates similar trains in Lisboa northern suburbs:





Some videos at youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=542-_53weiA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMHwSHJ8P2A
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mv-dczCsv6c <<< the intercity crosses with and incoming doubledeck at minute 4:20


They should really put these trains in Intercity duties ...
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Old August 7th, 2009, 04:53 PM   #119
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The Romanian railway company CFR has refurbished some of their 2nd hand articulated double deck car sets, they originally came from Eastern Germany.







This how they looked like before the were refurbished.


http://forum.transira.ro/viewtopic.php?t=3217
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Old August 7th, 2009, 05:28 PM   #120
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In Slovakia we had those DDR double-deck coaches as well. But, they are not in use for like tow decades and only few of them survived:

These can be seen in Prague:



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