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medusa

OMG luckily I haven't to take line 13 normally...

 

 

The absolutely frightening Menuaru Densha, produced by MicroAce (A0424) (http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10045230)

 

 

Reminds me to some of the surrealists... some influence by Salvatore Dali?

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Socimi

Found this today.

 

Basel, Switzerland. The piggy-bank-tram.

 

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/ff/90/51/ff90512c6c5913bc6a6c32c808a678bb.jpg

 

https://esngblog.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/pig-tram.jpg

 

It's rebuilt tram trailer used as an advertisment for the Basel Kantonalbank, but still functional and able to carry passengers.

 

http://www.bahnbilder.de/bilder/schweinischer-anhaenger-basler-verkehrsbetriebe-mit-222507.jpg

 

It has even tail lights inside the nose.

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Gryphr

The piggy-bank-tram.

 

I feel like running away might be the best option here.

 

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Azumanga Davo

Oh, can I make a thread suggestion?

The most boring trains.  There must be thousands of candidates.  And arguments.  ;)

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railsquid

Oh, can I make a thread suggestion?

 

The most boring trains.  There must be thousands of candidates.  And arguments.   ;)

 

Well, what are you waiting for? ;)

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railsquid

Found this today.

 

Basel, Switzerland. The piggy-bank-tram.

 

"Bitte schweinsteigen!"

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Suica

While I usually like the KiHa 85, it becomes something completely different with that impact mitigation device installed...

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Yavianice

Here is the aforementioned Panda Train in service

 

 

I must say I do like the train... if it were not for the Panda cabins though.

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stevenh

I love the devil panda on the rear, more than the angelic panda on the front.

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Suica

They both look pretty evil to me.

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Kiha66
29 minutes ago, Khaul said:

How about the mastodontic Colorado railcar? http://tonysissons.zenfolio.com/img/s2/v1/p533682508-3.jpg

Wow, its like they didnt put any effort into the look at all.  I've seen tour busses that are more appealing.  The flag mustache isnt doing it any favors.

 

10 hours ago, velotrain said:

I actually like this guy, it looks rugged and industrial, but not too busy on the outside.  

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railsquid
On 03/10/2017 at 2:42 AM, velotrain said:

 

On 03/10/2017 at 1:23 PM, Kiha66 said:

I actually like this guy, it looks rugged and industrial, but not too busy on the outside.  

 

Looks very Mad Max post-apocalyptic.

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Suica

I really liked the Blue Tiger as a kid. I even had a H0 gauge model. Should probably still be around somewhere.

I think it would actually look really good in another colour.

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Socimi

 

1 hour ago, Suica said:

I really liked the Blue Tiger as a kid. I even had a H0 gauge model. Should probably still be around somewhere.

I think it would actually look really good in another colour.

 

HVLE still operates a few of them, in an orange and silver paint scheme.

 

http://www.marklinfan.net/loco11/hvleblutiger.jpg

 

Also Malaysia bought 20 locomotives and designated them as "Class 26".

 

http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/3/0/1/7301.1161396000.jpg

 

...and according to wikipedia they are Sultan Ibrahim of Johor's favourite locomotives.

He's a railway enthusiast and the Sultan of Johor, a state of Malaysia (wich is a federative constitutional monarchy). He drove one in 2011 when Tanjong Pagar station closed.

 

https://web.archive.org/web/20110704003713/http://blogs.straitstimes.com/2011/7/1/royal-on-the-rails

 

http://www.utusan.com.my/berita/nasional/sultan-johor-mahu-ktmb-beri-perkhidmatan-terbaik-1.190632

 

http://www.thesundaily.my/news/1362915

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Socimi

New one:

 

London Underground F stock, in service from 1920 to 1960 on the Metropolitan Line. It's not a converted intermediate car nor one built with spare pieces.

They where born that way.

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/1cliffie1/6793553060

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/train-pix/5925897934

 

Those oval windows are the actual cab windows. and those four circles on the lower part of the body are the headlights' movable covers.

Because switching them off wasn't enough.

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Suica

Now I know where Berlin got the inspiration for the BI type.

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Kiha66

Reminds me of the Pacific Electric blimp class, although I'll admit to being rather fond of these cars.  A fun fact, the Hankyu railway is modeled after the Pacific Electric, from building new residential areas and shopping centers to create demand, down to the red/orange color of their trains.

First Time In Awhile

PE also had a passenger/baggage rebuild with triple portholes.  (I'll admit this one is kinda ugly)

Pacific Electric Baggage/Passenger "Blimp" #498 At Orange Empire Railway Museum

 

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Socimi

Dunno if it is real or just a photoshop, but according to the description it is a 1980s prototype design for the "New Generation Suburban Trains",

 what will became the 211, 213, 719 and  415 series (it actually seems to be based on the early version of the latter).

 

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DK-ljf8VoAACkCU.jpg

 

Early 415 series (1971)

 

http://www.uraken.net/rail/alltrain/ec/415kuysyu.jpg

 

211 series in JNR livery (1987)

 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ja/2/2e/JNR_EC_Mc211-1.jpg

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