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Old June 20th, 2010, 09:18 PM   #161
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The first modern double deckers in Germany were introduced by the Lübeck-Büchener Eisenbahn in 1936 for their streamliner express services between Lübeck/Travemünde and Hamburg. They used streamline steamers which already were navigable from the cab car.

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doppels...ndezug_der_LBE
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Old June 21st, 2010, 02:09 AM   #162
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From first look I find these gallery cars very commuter unfriendly, with these kind of coaches it's no wonder that passenger rail traffic in the US is so pathetic.
The stairs are crammed into about nine square feet at each end of the corridor. You have to make about 270 degrees worth of turning to get out. The first time I got on one of these cars it kinda freaked me out.
You get used to it, though.

(and it's not as though it's discouraging people from riding. Every Virginia Railway Express train is packed to the gills after rush hour starts.)


Now, you want really uncomfortable cars and I'll show you the old Long Island Railroad MP-70s.



Look a little short, don't they?

Inside (and I apologize that I don't have a larger and/or better picture to show)



The seats alternated, one booth on top of two other booths, down the car. You took three steps up or three steps down from the corridor to get to your seat.


Ah, the good ol' days...
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Old June 21st, 2010, 01:31 PM   #163
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This was the first double deckers in Sweden. They were built 1966-1967. It was DMU-trains and they vas called Y3. When they were new, they were used at the trains from Stockholm to Mora and from Malmö to Karlskrona. In that time that lines was not electrified all the way. Now the lines are electrified. From 1980s all of them moved to local trains from Malmö to Ystad. In that time also that line was not electrified, but it is now. In 1990s all of them was phased out and scrapped. No one of the exist now, the are all scrapped.



They were quite comfortable inside. They was like the InterCity standard in Sweden from that time.



The only double deck trains in Sweden now is the modern X40 EMU:s and they are not similar to the old ones.

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Old June 21st, 2010, 02:11 PM   #164
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The first modern double deckers in Germany were introduced by the Lübeck-Büchener Eisenbahn in 1936 for their streamliner express services between Lübeck/Travemünde and Hamburg. They used streamline steamers which already were navigable from the cab car.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...stockwagen.jpg
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doppels...ndezug_der_LBE
Beautiful design. Still looks fresh.
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Old June 21st, 2010, 08:49 PM   #165
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The first modern double deckers in Germany were introduced by the Lübeck-Büchener Eisenbahn in 1936 for their streamliner express services between Lübeck/Travemünde and Hamburg. They used streamline steamers which already were navigable from the cab car.

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doppels...ndezug_der_LBE
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Old June 21st, 2010, 11:46 PM   #166
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After the war, double deckers became a speciality of the East German Reichsbahn (DR), while in Western Germany the Bundesbahn (DB) used only the pre-war LBE-units (see above) with V200 diesel locos till 1977 in regular Hamburg - Lübeck services (some more prototypes were buildt, however).

In Eastern Germany the first post-war double deckers were developed already in 1952 by VEB Waggonbau Görlitz (the supplier for the whole Communist bloc for double deckers back in the days). Over the time, several series came into service. A speciality is that several East German cities use double deckers for S-Bahn commuter networks, too.






After the reunification and the merger of DB and DR to the DB AG, some of the socialist stock was modernized and got the "Western" painting scheme of the early 90ies.



The Deutsche Waggonbau AG (formed out of the Eastern German rail car plants, since 1998 part of Bombardier) developed several series of double deck rail cars since 1992 which all were buildt in Görlitz:



Today, those cars can be foundt all over the country (and not only in the East) in regional services were high capacities are necessary. They are used together with elder locos from the "Einheitsprogramm" (the standardized locos buildt in the 1950ies and '60ies) or new class 146 electric locomotives or class 218 diesels. DB doesn't operate intercity double deckers.
From next year on, Bombardier will deliver 800 new cars (worth 1.5bln Euros) for DB, including motorised cars so that for the first time double decker EMUs will be in service in Germany. (DB isn't buying new single deck rail cars for regional services by the way, but replacing the 40 year old current stock more and more with double deckers and EMUs or DMUs. Only a very small series of new single deckers were buildt in the late 1990ies.)

However, two propelled double decker prototypes were tested by DB AG. The tiny class 670 diesels (1994-2003) and the class 445 EMU ("Meridian") from 2000-2002.



(further information in German: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doppelstockwagen; all pics from there)
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Old June 26th, 2010, 09:21 PM   #167
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Swiss double-deck units:

S-Bahn Zürich:

SBB Re 450




SBB RABe 514



(http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/S-Bahn_Zürich)

and the new Stadler DOSTO



(http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stadler_Dosto)

And for the Intercity service:

IC2000



(http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/IC2000)

Delivery of the TWINDEXX trains will begin in 2012



(http://www.bombardier.com/)

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Old June 28th, 2010, 06:32 PM   #168
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Big pictures are too big.
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Old August 3rd, 2010, 02:52 PM   #169
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Some double Decker coaches in India





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circa 1975
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[IMG]http://**********/~shankie/millenium/ddcars.jpg[/IMG]



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Old August 5th, 2010, 09:27 AM   #171
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Yeah, and wikipedia, always profides a smaller version!
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Old August 5th, 2010, 03:40 PM   #172
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I only really like the TGV Duplex trains, most other double decker train look odd...

I had the joy of travelling to Paris from Montpellier on one the other day

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I only really like the TGV Duplex trains, most other double decker train look odd...
You would probably like the news SBB doubledecker too then...

The big advantage of the TGV Duplex and the SBB IC2000 doubledecker is the continous upper deck.
- This place the maximum amount of passengers on the upper deck, where you can look over the sound barriers and still enjoy the landscape.
- This allows a drinks trolley to serve the whole train (however, SNCF doesn't do service...). On the SBB trains they announce on the lower deck when the trolley is passing on the upper deck so passengers below can just go up to get a drink.
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Old August 6th, 2010, 04:33 PM   #176
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China

NZJ1 - New First Light
Opens at Nanjing - Hangzhou & Shanghai -Nanjing in 1999 at speed 180 km/h, retire at 2007, now running ta Harbin - Qiqihar line at a speed of 160 km/h
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NZJ2 - Shenzhou
nickname "Great White Cat", opens at Beijing - Tianjin in 2000, retire at 2007, now running between Guilin - Nanjing - Liuzhou & Nanchang - Wuchang, Chibi - huangshi, top speed 180 km/h
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NZJ2 - Golden Wheel
first open at Lanzhou - Xining in 2001,top speed 180km/h

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DMU - Lushan
opens at Nanchang - Jiujiang in 1998, top speed 160km/h

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peninsula double deck unit at Shenyang North station, it runs between Shenyang North - Dalian

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