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Old August 23rd, 2009, 06:47 PM   #421
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I think english trains just look utilitarian and simple. form over function. That's a good thing. It's a box on wheels to move people not supposed to be art.
In a sense I agree. I did describe some continental trains as looking like 'modern art'...

But the Class 180 DMUs have a well 'sculpted' front I would say...

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Old December 3rd, 2009, 08:35 PM   #422
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I see, you have posted about the "best looking trains", so I figured, you might be interested in what we produce in Croatia

This is a new low flor train developed by our factory, "Končar". First train sets are going to be exported to Bosnia and Hercegovina, and then also produced for our own railways.





It resembles our low flor tram that has been in production for the last few years.



The producer: http://www.koncar-kev.hr/novost.asp?nov_id=1461

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Old December 3rd, 2009, 08:49 PM   #423
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@poshbakerloo

Indeed the front of the 180 is beautifull, but there more and exception then common

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In my opinion i find the train looking big.. to big maybe.. Although it might be the angle of the which the fotograph is taken..
The front looks like's a kind of Flirt btw
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Old December 3rd, 2009, 10:19 PM   #424
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i don't get why so many people like boring train liveries, this is my favorite:

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By the way, can someone tell me if this train has a different class carriage in it, its the second one from the front:

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Old December 4th, 2009, 01:07 AM   #425
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By the way, can someone tell me if this train has a different class carriage in it, its the second one from the front:
Yes. Probably something on wiki about these being strengthened by class 313 trailers in the 80s, you might have to do some digging though.
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Old December 4th, 2009, 05:42 AM   #426
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I'd have to say of the western European nations, the U.K. has the ugliest trains. They either look incredibly unsleek and boxy or they look like ultra cheap plastic toy trains.

I mean no disrespect for the English here... it's a wonderful country.. I even like your food. Just not your trains

But I will admit ugly trains are a heck of a lot better than no trains

When I was in England visiting a friend, we walked to the train station to catch the train into Birmingham.. unfortunately all train service had been canceled that day for track work. My friend joked that I had just experienced the quintessential Britrail experience.

Instead we took a really stinky, slow doubledecker bus... which was, as everything was, totally over priced.
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Old December 4th, 2009, 04:42 PM   #427
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Yes. Probably something on wiki about these being strengthened by class 313 trailers in the 80s, you might have to do some digging though.
Class 508 trailers.
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Old December 4th, 2009, 04:56 PM   #428
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Class 508 trailers.
Ah ok, it justs looks out of place there
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Old December 5th, 2009, 09:54 PM   #429
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lol I forgot about this thread.

But just to re make my point as I think its been missed a bit (sometimes even by myself)

...I'm not saying English trains are beautiful looking, but 'normal' in my eyes.

Trains such as this, the Class 150 and Class 153 couples together, I know are not good looking, but I don't see them as looking weird or odd, just normal and pretty standard. Unlike some continental trains with their split level floors and tram like fronts...



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I like it that modern trams have a better streamline then English trains.

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And if you going to use trains with such a front end, make sure you do it in style.

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Old December 6th, 2009, 11:51 PM   #431
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I like it that modern trams have a better streamline then English trains.

And if you going to use trains with such a front end, make sure you do it in style.

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A comparable English train to that, would be the Class 377

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Old December 7th, 2009, 12:13 AM   #432
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The difference between them would still be that the JR Kyushu train looks better.
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Old December 7th, 2009, 05:17 PM   #433
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The difference between them would still be that the JR Kyushu train looks better.
2 huge out of scale windows. All in dull grey. And a very dark font...is that really better?
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Old December 7th, 2009, 05:36 PM   #434
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The difference between them would still be that the JR Kyushu train looks better.
Hmmm, no, it doesn't.
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Simple answer = YES.

The train even got it's own logo.

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Every single

And an a world class interior for a commuter train.

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Just look at this.

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It's all about the details.
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Simple answer = YES.

The train even got it's own logo.
Wow. It has its own logo? it MUST be best then

Wow. Gobsmacked.
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As I said, it's all in the details.
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As I said, it's all in the details.
They looks pretty uncomfortable if I'm being honest...

The 375/377s have pretty decent seats for commuter trains...



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They looks pretty uncomfortable if I'm being honest...
Looks can be deceiving, they are actually quite comfortable with the leader. I had a good sleep in that train in the tunnel between Isahaya and Nagasaki.

Your picture just shows a standard interior, nothing exiting. Just standard plastic seats with a worn out probably vandal proof upholstery. It's probably not the worst train to ride, but this thread is still about appearance.
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Your picture just shows a standard interior, nothing exiting. Just standard plastic seats with a worn out probably vandal proof upholstery. It's probably not the worst train to ride, but this thread is still about appearance.
And you think this looks good?

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