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Old May 15th, 2009, 03:37 PM   #241
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Old May 15th, 2009, 03:57 PM   #242
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Old May 15th, 2009, 04:00 PM   #243
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This guys got the idea. Screw HSR... lets just all get our nike dunks on and run to London
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Old May 16th, 2009, 05:53 AM   #244
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i know i am amazed too that even though its not HSR the trains in britain actually go very fast Electric or diesel and some steams, but also i would want the railways to have more electrification because i know sooner or later this will be needed since there is more riderships now then ever before.

but also HSR will be needed for the longer distance journeys like london and scotland or something.

but there needs to be more electirfication like for example i can see the great western main line electrifed because of this one it doesn't have grade crossings with, two the trains are already traveling super fast even though they are diesel, three they carry more passengers now then ever, four is grade seperated the line is already built to allow fast speeds so i can see Electrification here alot.

another will be the midland main line, and the rest will be the lines that need to be electrified but i am glad this is happening.

don't have too much info on the midland mainline though.
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Old May 27th, 2009, 01:54 AM   #245
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i know i am amazed too that even though its not HSR the trains in britain actually go very fast Electric or diesel and some steams, but also i would want the railways to have more electrification because i know sooner or later this will be needed since there is more riderships now then ever before.
It is so true. (not only do they look great) The average speed of trains running on similar types of networks in other countries is a lot higher. Even if you look at the normal SNCF intercity (not TGV) trains in France, they run a slower speeds that the HST, Voyager, Pendolinos etc, and that it of a good comparison!
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Old July 11th, 2009, 11:20 AM   #246
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I never thought that I'd be able to say that the Class 66 diesel is a good looking locomotive, but next to the new General Electric 'PowerHaul' locomotives being built for Freightliner, the Class 66 looks like a supermodel.

Check this out: http://www.railjournal.com/newsflash...r-testing.html

What are the designers at GE thinking? Do they not look at photos of past and present European locomotives to get a feel for what looks right?

It looks more like some kind of armour-plated military machine than a commercial product.
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Old July 11th, 2009, 01:45 PM   #247
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what a manly train, its dirty all ready
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Old July 11th, 2009, 08:09 PM   #248
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These great 100Mph EMUs came into service in 2002, in southern England! They look great!

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Old July 11th, 2009, 10:03 PM   #249
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I have to say that I can't really see there being a special british style in train design. I would say they all look like ugly to mediocre western european style trains with little exception. They either look little bit dated completely or there is some unconsistency in design and by that I mean the front maybe trying to look modern and streamlined but rest of the train looking more boxy and oldfashioned. This seems to be quite typical to British trains by looking through these pictures and that actually makes them uglier than most other trains.

American trains on the other hand look always completely dated. Like American school buses on rails. Boxy, old fashioned windows, old fashioned doors and very industrial look overall. Sometimes that is even better than having and old looking train with trying-to-be sexy headlamps for example. I have to say that I even like some American trains. NYC subway looks good and it is really a part of New York. It is a classic. I know those are not trains but stylewise really close to American trains.

Then couple of pictures to show some good design.


Stockholm commuter trains might be the best looking trains in the world. Very good overall style and proportions completed with fitting paintwork.

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Other good example are these trains used in Germany. Not so good looking in pictures but works really well in real life. Also very proportioned and not trying too hard to be sexy or modern still ending up like looking modern. Maybe that's the key!
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Old July 11th, 2009, 11:34 PM   #250
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I can't believe everyone is so willing to throw high-speed trains and regular trains on the same pile.

Regular trains are draft horses... They're utilitarian, for gettin' around, in the words of Elaine Benes. You're not supposed to look at them or even acknowledge their existence unless they're late. Now high-speed trains, those are show horses.

But for what it's worth, I think Dutch NS trains have the world's most hideous livery. They're like bananas on tracks. Even British trains look better than that.
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Class 333

More trains I like...

Class 333



Class 185



Class 159

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Old July 12th, 2009, 01:21 AM   #252
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But for what it's worth, I think Dutch NS trains have the world's most hideous livery. They're like bananas on tracks. Even British trains look better than that.
I can see why the colours don't appeal to everyone, but at least the Dutch livery has one coherent colour scheme, so you don't get a mix of different coloured trains like elsewhere. Besides, I don't think it's that bad, although the colour scheme for the new trains looks a whole lot better.

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Old July 12th, 2009, 01:57 AM   #253
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Yes, the new Sprinters are an improvement. But if navy blue is the signature color of the NS, why don't they just paint their trains navy? Just navy, with maybe a silver racing stripe or something.

The yellow is just uncalled for.
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Old July 12th, 2009, 01:27 PM   #254
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It's actually the other way round, Yellow was The NS colour.

All Yellow: Local trains
Blue Center & Yellow: Intercity Trains

Now in the futere it wil be more like this:

Little Yellow-Blue-White: Local trains
Bleu Center & Yellow: Intercity trains
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White-Red-Pink: NS Hispeed

OT: I think that Class 333 (norhtern Rail) Is hidious, I always thinks that some weird looking insect is coming towards me, only to find out that is is the train that is comming..

I do like the turbostar units in the old FirstScotrail livery (not the new saltire cross livery).. although saying that, turbostar are, just as some trains in continental europe, pre-fabricated trains, build not for there design but for there cheap construction cost and practicality
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Old July 12th, 2009, 02:25 PM   #255
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Stockholm commuter trains might be the best looking trains in the world. Very good overall style and proportions completed with fitting paintwork.
It is long, round and pointed on both ends. Looks more like a white painted piece of shit. A hideous livery and a disgusting shape. Best looking train in the world, my arse.
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It is long, round and pointed on both ends. Looks more like a white painted piece of shit. A hideous livery and a disgusting shape. Best looking train in the world, my arse.
Thankyou, it like a lost of other continental trains have some very werid designs, looking like something some design student has come up with in 'modern art week'
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Old July 13th, 2009, 03:34 AM   #257
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Most English trains look like this;



Velaro looks like this;



And most japanese units look like this;



Just to put it simple
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Old July 13th, 2009, 07:08 PM   #258
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The first two Class 70 locomotives for Freightliner are ready for testing

Sexy eh

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Just to put it simple
Made my day, and I have to admit that after what I saw in this thread, I totally agree.
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Most English trains look like this;


Most German Trains look like that.
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