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Old April 5th, 2009, 11:19 AM   #181
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But nobody cares about North American trains.

This new diesel locomotives build by Voith are also massive.

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The Vossloh Euro 4000 is also big.

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The Alstom Prima 1 doesn't really has a sweet appearance.

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Old April 5th, 2009, 03:31 PM   #182
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Why? Do you think it's clever only to assert that British trains are more beautiful than the others?
Yes, it is. The British simply got the proportions right. And now stop whining. Your Italian scrap is atrocious in every way.
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Old April 5th, 2009, 08:13 PM   #183
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But nobody cares about North American trains.

This new diesel locomotives build by Voith are also massive.

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The Vossloh Euro 4000 is also big.

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The Alstom Prima 1 doesn't really has a sweet appearance.

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I mean those are cool but kind of fugly, and what are you talking about? North America has more railroad history than almost anywhere else in the world!!

The rest of the world outside of North America needs more of these (They might have these in South America and Australia but I'm not sure).

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Old April 5th, 2009, 09:12 PM   #184
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I was a bit sarcastic, we all know North America still has big and bulky trains so they're not something special like those old Italian trains.

American designed and/or build trains in Europe

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The Netherlands

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Old April 6th, 2009, 03:14 PM   #185
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...And now stop whining. Your Italian scrap is atrocious in every way.
People like "this" write on an international Forum?
The level is being lowered.
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Old April 6th, 2009, 03:58 PM   #186
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People like "this" write on an international Forum?
The level is being lowered.
The standard in this forum is low because of people like "you". So, get lost if you want to raise it.
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Old April 6th, 2009, 10:17 PM   #187
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Old April 6th, 2009, 10:18 PM   #188
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The trains are called "Integral" and were built in Austria. See: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integral_(Zug)
Originally it was planned for the Vienna S-Bahn (where the class 4020 is now partly replaced by Talent EMUs).

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Old April 6th, 2009, 10:22 PM   #189
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Old April 8th, 2009, 04:54 PM   #190
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British trains tend to be much more stilized due to the constraints of the narrower loading gauge ... mandatorily the trains are designed for the british railway ... while everywhere else people almos just buy off-the-shelf designs.

Sausage-with-yellow-cabs is just the "tipical" british train ... even hst/pendulinos.


My pick of good looking trains: (all pictures from railfaneurope.net)

Eurorunner of OeBB:


Talgo 354 of Renfe:


Talgo XXI also of Renfe: (probably the BEST LOOKING of the not-mass-produced trains out there)


CAF(?) serie 448 of Renfe:



72000 of SNCF/ 2600 of CP /1800 of NS: (and pretty much all other nezz-cassez out there)






HST (in gner livery surpasses all other liveries):


APT: (second only to talgo XXI in terms of looking good)


TGV (Atlantique livery)



The N700 could enter my shortlist if it weren't those enormous pantographs on top of it ... also the F40P is on my almost-there list.
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Old April 29th, 2009, 08:52 PM   #191
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I just like the BR MK4 coaches...I always think they look so good!
So neat tidy, well designed and important looking...

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Old May 9th, 2009, 06:15 PM   #192
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Some people like smaller things. I find British trains too small pure and simple. Even the tube is dead-narrow compared to Bucharest subway (3.1 m) for example. The extra 45 cm make a huge difference!
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Old May 10th, 2009, 04:29 AM   #193
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While I disagree with the author, I understand where he's coming from. There's something unique about the proportions of British trains (because the gauge is narrower?) that make them attractive. Personally I still find Eurostar trains the sexiest - and they've aged pretty well (15 years old now):



I also like the newer JR commuter trains, which unlike the old boxy designs, now curve upwards - similar to British designs:



The 500-kei is my favourite shinkansen:

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Of course a lot of what we like is coloured by our own experiences. I lived mostly in the UK and Japan so feel more at home with those designs, but I still appreciate other designs - especially the ICE. I've never been keen on the TGV's pointy industrial design, though the newer ones are nicer.

And maybe it's pure nostalgia, but I love the yellow frontage on British trains. I didn't realise it had such a practical reason.

For my money, British Rail had the coolest logo, too:



And then of course there's the Tube:

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Old May 10th, 2009, 06:56 AM   #194
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Well after travelling all around the UK by rail, in my opinion they have some of the most ghastly liveries (especially first) and some pretty ordinary looking trains as well.
From WA i think these trains look pretty cool -

The Transwa 'Prospector'

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Transperth "B series" train

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Old May 10th, 2009, 09:19 AM   #195
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As far as NA trains go, I'd submit Acela




and the Turboliners




as pretty damn good looking (though not the only ones I like).

As far as trains in other places,

The X2000 in this particular livery:




The TGV (any of them really, but especially the Atlantique)



What do you guys think of these:



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Well after travelling all around the UK by rail, in my opinion they have some of the most ghastly liveries (especially first) and some pretty ordinary looking trains as well.
From WA i think these trains look pretty cool
Australian trains are generally really ugly. I'm not a fan of the ribbed steel.
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Old May 11th, 2009, 03:20 AM   #197
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Personally I still find Eurostar trains the sexiest - and they've aged pretty well (15 years old now):

IMO, the Eurostar looks like a mutilated TGV, probably because it is.. But it still looks better than a lot of other trains..
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Old May 11th, 2009, 08:25 PM   #198
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The Javelin trains, which are to start running later this year on the High Speed line in London and Kent, are one of the nicest looking trains at the moment:

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Old May 11th, 2009, 10:42 PM   #199
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The Javelin trains, which are to start running later this year on the High Speed line in London and Kent, are one of the nicest looking trains at the moment:


original british from Hakata...
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original british from Hakata...
Hakata - Nagasaki Line to be exact.
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