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Old March 13th, 2009, 06:10 PM   #41
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Those 'flirt' trains I would put in my "worst appearance ever" section...
really...

then I suppose these are way better


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Old March 13th, 2009, 06:12 PM   #42
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I think this looks better...

Class 333

and i think i should qoute Jeremy Clarkson: ITS A SH!T
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Old March 13th, 2009, 06:47 PM   #43
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I have been to many countries around the world, and use the trains in most, and seen the trains in them all...
I ALWAYS think that they either look weird, or just plain ugly!
I don't know if this is just because I am used to English trains or if they are actually weird...
What do you think? Do you like the APPEARANCE of English trains and think other countries trains are strange???
Here are my favourite trains in England that I think look good...
Britons aways look better: For the english people with english taste!



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Old March 13th, 2009, 07:05 PM   #44
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Do you mean trains that where new in the 80s? or the 1950-1960s DMUs?
I mean engines like these:


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Old March 13th, 2009, 07:24 PM   #45
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I have been to many countries around the world, and use the trains in most, and seen the trains in them all...

I ALWAYS think that they either look weird, or just plain ugly!
I doubt many, if anyone at all, would agree with this statement..









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Old March 13th, 2009, 09:42 PM   #46
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really...

then I suppose these are way better


Ok, so you did pic out some bad pics there...there first one (Class 158) yeah I think it looks better...
That Flirt train that I didn't like doesn't even look like a proper train, just some light train thing...

Here is a better pic of a Class 158





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They look UGLY

They look like someone is trying too make them into some form of 'modern art' or light rail train...

The TGVs I like are great trains! But I'm not all keen on the way they look, the fronts are fine but the coaches I really don't like. They look very boxy...


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I mean engines like these:


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Yeah, they where just being taken out of service in the 1980s / early 1990s...


Even England's 35 year old trains look good! (for their age) much better than trains of that age from other places...

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Old March 13th, 2009, 09:46 PM   #47
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Old March 13th, 2009, 09:49 PM   #48
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Foreign trains are 'scary' looking because they are slightly bigger and platforms are lower, making them look like giants.

The designs of our trains are seriously contrained by the fact that below platform level they cant extend much beyond the track.
I agree entirely.
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Old March 13th, 2009, 09:50 PM   #49
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Not particularly the best selection of English trains, though I do agree that our rolling stock (as it is quite new compared to other countries) is definitely not bad at all.

Some of the best rolling stock I have seen with my own eyes, however, has been the Swiss and German. The ICE series in particular is far superior to anything the UK has to offer in terms of comfort, aesthetics and functionality.
I agree
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They look UGLY

They look like someone is trying too make them into some form of 'modern art' or light rail train...

The TGVs I like are great trains! But I'm not all keen on the way they look, the fronts are fine but the coaches I really don't like. They look very boxy.
I think it's you against the world on this one. I do like some of the "high speed" ones, but the rest look like something that should be parked in a scrapyard. Even Amtrak has better looking trains..
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Old March 13th, 2009, 10:16 PM   #51
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I think it's you against the world on this one. I do like some of the "high speed" ones, but the rest look like something that should be parked in a scrapyard. Even Amtrak has better looking trains..
I can see what you mean about everyone disagreeing lol...but...

I still think that pretty much all European none high speed trains look like trams...and the high speed ones are 'ok' but have weird design features e.g. very boxy coaches etc

And as for Amtrak...

hmmm well the Acela Express looks fine...I'm not too sure about those super liners though...

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Old March 13th, 2009, 10:28 PM   #52
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How about this one then?

Has a yellow front and isn't too boxy, so it must be beautiful.

By the way, the British trains don't look the way they do because of aesthetics. The engineers just try to make optimal use of the loading gauge, that's why British trains are wider a little above the platforms.
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How about this one then?

Has a yellow front and isn't too boxy, so it must be beautiful.
It, just like a lot of countries trains look too industrial...

The issue I have is most trains from other countries is that they either look like trams...



look too industrial



have some strange design feature...

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I doubt many, if anyone at all, would agree with this statement..

The TGV is technologically high end. Its appearance, however, is disappointing. One can expect better from the French.
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THANKYOU!

I never said that it was a BAD train...but I don't like the way it LOOKS! With its short boxy coaches...
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I find this...


...and this beautiful:
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just for the record, thanx for posting that, just to make it clear to everyone else, this is not just about new trains...

I like this as well...I think it looks good (for its age 1963)
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It seems that the old british trains are always missing their lights.

On the newer british trains the front lights look sometimes quite funny, a bit like a comic train. A well, it is the land of Thomas, the engine.
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British trains IMO have better proportions than others posted on this thread...

The only attractive ones from other countries, to me, are the high speed trains.

And I think some people are focusing too much on the garish colours that the TOCs paint on them over the design of the trains themselves.
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British trains IMO have better proportions than others posted on this thread...

The only attractive ones from other countries, to me, are the high speed trains.

And I think some people are focusing too much on the garish colours that the TOCs paint on them over the design of the trains themselves.
Yeah thats what I think...The windows are all a good size (not too wide or narrow etc) the coaches are all a good length (not too short or long) the roofs are a good shape (not too high or flat)

and its not just the old British trains...the new ones are just as good looking

MK1 Coach...



MK2 Coach...



MK3 Coach...



MK4 Coach...



and even the new Class 222's are well shaped...

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