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Old March 17th, 2009, 05:17 PM   #121
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I have noticed that I lot of trains like that are in split levels? Why is this?
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Old March 17th, 2009, 08:47 PM   #122
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They have a low floor in the middle and a high floor above the wheels. The low floor is for better access at the many stations that don't have high platforms.
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Old March 17th, 2009, 11:01 PM   #123
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The British trains are SMALL compared to theri continental, not to mention Russian/North-American counterparts. Furthermore, the ones with a door in the front (by the drivers cabbin) are quite UGLY.
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Old March 18th, 2009, 12:20 AM   #124
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They have a low floor in the middle and a high floor above the wheels. The low floor is for better access at the many stations that don't have high platforms.
Also all the machinery like the diesel engine is situated under the high floors. As you have to take 2 - 3 steps up to the high floors space for disabled people and stuff like bikes is found on the low floor. In old wagons you always had to go 3 steps up at the entrance.
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Old March 18th, 2009, 01:39 AM   #125
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Personally my favorite train has always been the Talgo Pendular in its original paint scheme, there is something evil about the Krauss-Maffei engine that gives it an attractive but frightening appearance

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Old March 18th, 2009, 02:29 AM   #126
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The engine looks like a three-eyed monster.
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Old March 18th, 2009, 03:18 AM   #127
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Yep... So the UK has to hurry up and built some High speed trains to take the attention off their ugly commuter trains.

UK Trains remind me of the London 2012 logo. Blech
What does that have to do with my post?
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Old March 18th, 2009, 06:27 AM   #128
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The British trains are SMALL compared to theri continental, not to mention Russian/North-American counterparts. Furthermore, the ones with a door in the front (by the drivers cabbin) are quite UGLY.
Small but well formed is what I say, english trains are ALL well sized and in proportion...they always have evenly and good sized windows, and good height roof...and have nicely curved sides...
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Old March 18th, 2009, 02:20 PM   #129
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In Europe we are just more used to trains that don't look like trains, for example the German Railbus:

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Old March 19th, 2009, 07:57 PM   #130
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Personally my favorite train has always been the Talgo Pendular in its original paint scheme, there is something evil about the Krauss-Maffei engine that gives it an attractive but frightening appearance

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The coaches look almost like the TGV
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Old March 19th, 2009, 08:30 PM   #131
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The coaches look almost like the TGV
Yes but the talgo coaches are smaller. The similarity in design is probably because they both are designs of the 1970s. Talgo Pendular entered service 1980 and TGV 1981.
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Old March 20th, 2009, 09:48 PM   #132
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Talgo is a great company. Their big problem? They are not French or German. Let see with time how things will evolve. Spain is doing well with another company: CAF, working in the light rail, metro and the whole range too... CAF and TALGO together could be a serious world leading company, really able to compete fully with the big ones...

To come back to English trains. It seems that new material is more continental european style... Maybe Englishs put a bit of wine and beer in their Whisky...

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Old March 20th, 2009, 10:13 PM   #133
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To come back to English trains. It seems that new material is more european style... Maybe Englishs put a bit of wine and beer in their Whisky...
Well not to the point where I don't like them
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Old March 21st, 2009, 02:59 PM   #134
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ok, anyway, even if you say "no I am not", British and UK is Europe. Unless your ancesters were coming from another planet, this could explain the style

Joking, sure at long as the material is convenient, style can be widely different and subject to subjection

Thanks God Brits have a style!
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Old March 21st, 2009, 04:27 PM   #135
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there's nothing quite like a well proportioned Mk4 coach in GNER livery
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Old March 21st, 2009, 05:48 PM   #136
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yeah the british trains nowadays are very beautiful to look at and must be very comfortable to ride on too.

i think my favorites of the british trains would have to be the class 390 now that is a very streamlined beauitiful train that goes fast but also its very beautiful to look at as well, and that runs on the West Coast Main Line.

also i am amazed that the diesel trains run very fast like the electrics and it still makes me amazed of how fast the british diesel trains run compared to the american diesel trains?
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Old March 21st, 2009, 09:17 PM   #137
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and how much money is vasted by not converting to electricity
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Old March 22nd, 2009, 01:07 AM   #138
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i think my favorites of the british trains would have to be the class 390 now that is a very streamlined beauitiful train that goes fast but also its very beautiful to look at as well, and that runs on the West Coast Main Line.
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I've always wanted to take a ride on one of these things. They are pretty frequent at my local station. I always look jealously at the passengers boarding these things to go to London or Glasgow... and then I just get on my Colne-bound pacer and try not to cry, or die from the frustration of how slow they are
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I've always wanted to take a ride on one of these things. They are pretty frequent at my local station. I always look jealously at the passengers boarding these things to go to London or Glasgow... and then I just get on my Colne-bound pacer and try not to cry, or die from the frustration of how slow they are
There are good, much better than their diesel counter part the Voyagers
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Old March 22nd, 2009, 10:52 PM   #140
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There are good, much better than their diesel counter part the Voyagers
so....these dont look "tram like" but other high speed trains do?

or do you consider these good looking because they are british?
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