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Old December 20th, 2009, 03:00 PM   #461
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Just thought I would add in this video to show some trains on the ECML...
There not 'beautiful' as some people have described French trains, but I think they looks smart and well proportioned which is how I like my trains.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMQ2g...esh+div-r-6-HM

embedding dnt work urg lol

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Old December 20th, 2009, 03:45 PM   #462
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didn´t work, sorry don´t know how to delete the replay

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Old December 20th, 2009, 06:31 PM   #463
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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.
Diesel locomotives can be easily found across the fence in the East Midlands Trains section. These platforms start further back so I suppose the main areas under the old trainshed isn't too much affected. To be honest the EMT bit sucks - the platforms have barriers and there's just not enough waiting area.
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Old December 20th, 2009, 10:58 PM   #464
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They must be french

Ive never seen em before up until now.
They are the Eurotunnel Class 0001 rescue locomotives and are owned by Eurotunnel. They are specially adapted to run in the tunnel, their fumes are filtered and are equipped with Scharfenberg and chain couplers in order to tow the Eurostar trains and the Shuttle trains.

They are build MaK in Kiel Germany (now Vossloh) and are technically pretty much the same as the Railion Netherlands Class 6400. The design is very similar to the standard Vossloh diesel locomotives that can be seen all around Europe.

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Pretty standard European design, it's multi functionality is it's main strength.
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Old February 23rd, 2010, 03:21 AM   #465
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The Velaro is top notch i have to say. I also really like the british commuter trains, they've got nice curves. I find the new german/european models somewhat disappointing (Desiro, Talent 2). With their flattened sides and the displaced windows they look much worse than their british counterparts. Also the same models now appear in all sorts of countries whereas britain seems to be getting different versions, for whatever reason (maybe we've been naughty)
btw the dutch have really nice doubledecker trains, much nicer shape than ours, i like them!

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Old February 23rd, 2010, 12:53 PM   #466
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I find the new german/european models somewhat disappointing (Desiro, Talent 2). With their flattened sides and the displaced windows
I agree, they have flattened roofs aswell. Dunno why they did that!

I don't think they look too bad, but if the windows were set out better they sure would look a whole lot better!

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Old February 25th, 2010, 04:20 PM   #467
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For you British Railways lovers :

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xb7...nging-60s_auto

Absolutely beautiful.
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Old February 25th, 2010, 09:55 PM   #468
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For you British Railways lovers :

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xb7...nging-60s_auto

Absolutely beautiful.
great video! I can never imagine how they ran them metro style services from waterloo with steam trains lol
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Old February 26th, 2010, 05:41 AM   #469
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What a great vidio! Loved it... The thing I hate about english trains now is the liveries, that in itself makes them ugly.
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Old February 27th, 2010, 12:15 AM   #470
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HSR trains look so much nicer than the conventional ones. And these liveries on the English trains are horribly overdone.
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Old February 27th, 2010, 03:07 AM   #471
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And these liveries on the English trains are horribly overdone.
Its been a bit of a long running tradition. Trains in the UK have always been fully painted, never left silver like in some countries. since 1997 when the railways were re-privatised they sure got more colourful! But I quit like it, some are pretty ugly but there are some which are real nice
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I've always found the old British steam locos attractive.
Especially all the different colors used and the trim stripes and lining.
Having only seen them in illustrations is probably not the same as having been there.
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Old February 27th, 2010, 06:19 AM   #473
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This one would be a close second...

I think there should be some sort of law that a vehicle cannot be too ugly

Another "Form follows function" fashion victim?

But, damn, after seeing this thing I gotta have a model of one!
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Ah, thank you. Now, where to get one over here and what's the price tag? Gotta find out.
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I saw one of em going thru Preston once!
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Old March 2nd, 2010, 02:14 AM   #477
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I'm 19...

Do you like trains that look like hump back whales? Or trains that look like trains...
And what do you think about this one?



Its a train in Sweden. It was built in Germany by LHB in 1966-1967.
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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 see this livery every day and I don’t agree with you. We are many here in Sweden who don’t like the new black livery at the old trains and the grey at X2000.
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I see this livery every day and I don’t agree with you. We are many here in Sweden who don’t like the new black livery at the old trains and the grey at X2000.
Its similar to the Grand Central livery used on their HSTs!

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North American passenger trains are pretty primitive compared to Europe and Japan, but I am biased toward the American freight trains. I love the big locos, especially when they're painted up.





Of course, there are a few "oldies but goodies" still plying the tracks of North America:

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