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Old December 8th, 2009, 08:50 PM   #441
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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.
This thread is about appearance, and how I think all none English trains look weird, not all English train are beautiful because a lot are not, just normal, not odd looking...

Sometimes the tried and tested smart looking designs or slight variants of them imo look the best...

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These units are I think the best looking in Britain today.
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Old December 11th, 2009, 01:16 AM   #443
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A comparable English train to that, would be the Class 377

Visibility rules vs. plain black ???


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Old December 11th, 2009, 11:43 AM   #444
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Visibility rules vs. plain black ???


The viability rules only apply to the yellow on the front. The rest of the train is painted nicely to make it looked better than drab grey.
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Old December 11th, 2009, 08:13 PM   #445
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The rest of the train is painted nicely to make it looked better than drab grey.
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its silver and blue, honey lol
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Old December 12th, 2009, 04:50 PM   #447
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The viability rules only apply to the yellow on the front. The rest of the train is painted nicely to make it looked better than drab grey.

Not what I meant by that comment ... nothing like that at all.


I was just commenting on HIS apraisal of the japanese BLACK front when compared to the (generalisation) about british train headers ...


Most "recent" trains in the UK also sponsor a large black front and the yellow area is diminute.




















not a single "ugly duck" there !!!
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Not what I meant by that comment ... nothing like that at all.


I was just commenting on HIS apraisal of the japanese BLACK front when compared to the (generalisation) about british train headers ...


Most "recent" trains in the UK also sponsor a large black front and the yellow area is diminute.
The black area around windows is more of a fashion thing to make it look as if the glass area is larger.
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Old December 15th, 2009, 08:28 AM   #449
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Old December 15th, 2009, 10:51 PM   #450
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Its not that the british trains are ugly, its just that it looks like they where painted by very small children. To much bright colours, stripes and spots.
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Old December 17th, 2009, 05:19 AM   #451
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Using that reasoning then we must conclude that Japanese trains were all painted by guey people ... alll pink , sky blue and pastel colours.



(sidenotice: just read this as lightly headed humour atempt gone wrong)



What is the difference between INDUVIDUAL train operators having recongnizable and warm colours ... and other operators in other countries having ALL THEIR FLEETs in the same dull colour ???


Germany = red + white
Spain = red/magenta/pantoneXXXX + white
France + Italy = grey

and so on ...
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Old December 18th, 2009, 12:04 AM   #452
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Its not that the british trains are ugly, its just that it looks like they where painted by very small children. To much bright colours, stripes and spots.

wot u on about? lol

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Old December 19th, 2009, 06:51 PM   #453
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What is the difference between INDUVIDUAL train operators having recongnizable and warm colours ... and other operators in other countries having ALL THEIR FLEETs in the same dull colour ???


Germany = red + white
Spain = red/magenta/pantoneXXXX + white
France + Italy = grey

and so on ...
Its two different things to have a recognizable livery and having a tacky one. One colour does not have to be dull as long as its a nice colour.

A nice example of SJs classy new black livery for the old trains:

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I always liked the GNER livery
looks quite smart

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So.... How often do we see these ugly diesel locos in a London train station?

For those of you unaware, five different Eurostar trains failed inside the Channel Tunnel yesterday - this one was dragged from inside the tunnel to London. It is thought that running at 186mph in France at below freezing then plunging into the warm (around 27C) and humid tunnel played havoc with electrics. Some of the trains were stuck in the tunnel for five hours with no air conditioning.

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Its two different things to have a recognizable livery and having a tacky one. One colour does not have to be dull as long as its a nice colour.

A nice example of SJs classy new black livery for the old trains:

I was talking about these:

















when these kind take nationwide proportions it gets terribly DULL
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I was talking about these:

















when these kind take nationwide proportions it gets terribly DULL
Thats not very nice I agree.
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So.... How often do we see these ugly diesel locos in a London train station?

For those of you unaware, five different Eurostar trains failed inside the Channel Tunnel yesterday - this one was dragged from inside the tunnel to London. It is thought that running at 186mph in France at below freezing then plunging into the warm (around 27C) and humid tunnel played havoc with electrics. Some of the trains were stuck in the tunnel for five hours with no air conditioning.

Such a shame this has happened, usually such a reliable and quick service. It seems they didn't have very good emergency planning, according to passengers affected. The architects of St Pancras will also be disappointed, they stipulated that diesel locomotives would be banned from the new terminal so it would never smell of fumes. These may well be the only diesel engines ever to be in that station.
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Such a shame this has happened, usually such a reliable and quick service. It seems they didn't have very good emergency planning, according to passengers affected. The architects of St Pancras will also be disappointed, they stipulated that diesel locomotives would be banned from the new terminal so it would never smell of fumes. These may well be the only diesel engines ever to be in that station.
To be fair those locomotives are allowed to work in the tunnel for rescue purposes so they are fitted with pretty unique exhaust systems to eliminate fumes
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So.... How often do we see these ugly diesel locos in a London train station?

They must be french

Ive never seen em before up until now.
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