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Old May 2nd, 2010, 06:35 AM   #561
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I like that Shinkansen's nose, but behind the cab the tiny windows and the dull cube shape of the train as a whole just makes it look boring and outdated. And the paintjob makes the flashy British liveries everyone here is criticizing look minimalist.

I'll have to side with poshbakerloo on this one, as a whole the Class 395 is a much more classier-looking (if more conservative) design.
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Old May 2nd, 2010, 12:44 PM   #562
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Well, i'm gonna bring my french point of view on this topic.

I've read the all thread, and no one mentioned the most gorgeous French trains!

The BB36000 (Or Astride)
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...villeneuve.jpg

And the New "Transilien"

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...9_IMG_6239.jpg

But this topic doesn't make any sense, everyone likes different train, but that's life
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Old May 2nd, 2010, 06:38 PM   #563
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what about the Long Island Railroad - Metro North Budd M1, Budd M2, Budd M3, Toku M4, and Morrison-Knudson M6 series...
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Old May 2nd, 2010, 06:46 PM   #564
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You guys need to catch up to reality ...


Class 390 and Class 91+Mk4 already did 225km/h backin the nineties ... class 395 in nothing new ... just comuter rail.



THAT picture I posted is the way to the future ...
This thread is about appearance not functionality...
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Old May 2nd, 2010, 08:06 PM   #565
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A beast with a pink stripe, it can't get better then this.





Because even beasts can be cute, ne~e!!!
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Old May 2nd, 2010, 11:44 PM   #566
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A beast with a pink stripe, it can't get better then this.





Because even beasts can be cute, ne~e!!!
Maybe it's a very good train. But I still don't like how its look likes. And I still don't think we are going to have something like this here in Europe.
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Old May 3rd, 2010, 12:18 AM   #567
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Metro North New Haven M series

these have the sleek elongated look like many British EMU's

as well as having both Catanery and Third Rail power
and the red paint scheme makes them my favorite.


This is an early photo, showing them with their natural look,


Another recent model, along side some older equipment


An overhauled set - Note the additional light above the center door


Two sets, one Northbound one Southbound, note the usage of the center light.


These trains occupy the Northeast Corridor north of New York City, and south of New Haven, Connecticut. Note the track workers.


Yet another overhaul - this time changing the paint scheme.

The cars vary in pantograph, and the number of married pairs.

the M2 units are only in married pairs, with one of the two coaches having pantograph for catanery power collection. All cars have motors and third rail shoes. The third rail on the Metro North Hudson, Harlem, and New Haven lines is all top contact.

M4's and M6's come in triplets, with a center dummy car, this dummy car also is equipped with pantograph.

my text examples are below
(where brackets = car ends; X's = perminant connections; periods indicate powered wheel sets; and > or < = pantograph)

M2

[._.]X[.>.]

M4/M6 Triplet

[._.]X[.>.]X[.>.]

its common to have trains with an even or odd number of cars from 4 all the way up to 13 I believe - I don't live in NY or CT, so I don't know specifics, but they are my favorite commuter train.
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Old May 3rd, 2010, 04:59 AM   #568
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Eurgh. Stop posting that Shinkansen train, it looks like a foot.
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Old May 3rd, 2010, 03:52 PM   #569
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Metro North New Haven M series

these have the sleek elongated look like many British EMU's

as well as having both Catanery and Third Rail power
and the red paint scheme makes them my favorite.


This is an early photo, showing them with their natural look,
I would say it looks more like an Asian commuter train as British trains have smooth roofs with no boxes or things on them
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Old May 3rd, 2010, 03:55 PM   #570
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And the New "Transilien"

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...9_IMG_6239.jpg

But this topic doesn't make any sense, everyone likes different train, but that's life
I actually don't hate that train. Which is odd for me as I tend to hate the 'light rail look' I guess the fact all the windows are in line hides the lower floor better. not too keen on the livery tho
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Old May 3rd, 2010, 11:21 PM   #572
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I would say it looks more like an Asian commuter train as British trains have smooth roofs with no boxes or things on them
It's true that the stuff on top is distinctly "Un-British", but the general shape of the trains and the lights in front remind me of the Networker family of electric and diesel MUs.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Networker_%28train%29
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Old May 4th, 2010, 04:16 PM   #573
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It's true that the stuff on top is distinctly "Un-British", but the general shape of the trains and the lights in front remind me of the Networker family of electric and diesel MUs.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Networker_%28train%29
yeah I see what you mean-ish. They do have a similar format with the windows and doors and there usage etc



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Old May 4th, 2010, 06:01 PM   #574
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Can a train be British and continental? Yes, of cause. The Eurostar is a good example of that. And I like them too.
So is the CC40000: it was designed to run all over Europe, including GB, it's why it was narrower that the usual continental gauge. They were used between Belgium, France and Germany but they get retired before the opening of the channel tunnel..
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yeah I see what you mean-ish. They do have a similar format with the windows and doors and there usage etc




thats what I was referring to, namely the smooth exterior and door and window layout.
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Old June 21st, 2012, 02:48 PM   #578
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So is the CC40000: it was designed to run all over Europe, including GB, it's why it was narrower that the usual continental gauge. They were used between Belgium, France and Germany but they get retired before the opening of the channel tunnel..
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Originally planned for Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Italy and even UK, yes.
But they never made any revenue service outside France and Belgium.
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Old June 21st, 2012, 07:47 PM   #579
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this is one of the best looking trains in australia runs from the City of perth to Kalgoorlie where the largest gold mine in the world is lcoated. 8 hour journey.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tr...Kalgoorlie.JPG
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Old June 22nd, 2012, 11:52 PM   #580
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The sexiest train

http://www.parovoz.com/newgallery/pg...LNG=RU#picture
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