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SirYamanote
On 12/6/2017 at 3:39 PM, Kiha66 said:

 

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

 

 

Oh man, that's the stuff of nightmares

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Suica
26 minutes ago, Socimi said:

 

Spare a word for the Glasgow Subway original cars (1896-1979) ?

My, these are rather cute. The whole front design reminds me of the entrance of an old shop.

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Gryphr
On 12/24/2017 at 8:44 PM, Socimi said:

 

They're tiny! Did they at least have a lowered floor? Looks like you'd easily bang your head on something :)

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Socimi
On 26/12/2017 at 11:41 AM, Gryphr said:

 

They're tiny! Did they at least have a lowered floor? Looks like you'd easily bang your head on something :)

 

No. It's the smallest Metro ever built! 

 

Current system (as re-opened in 1980), with cute trains

 

Before modernisation, 1974, with original 1896 victorian-era trains

 

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kvp
On 2017. 12. 24. at 3:45 PM, Socimi said:

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"

I think that is not really ugly and the shape is pretty much the same as any so called near shaped front from the early 1960ies. Good examples are the 113/115 series from 1963. They were the better designed suburban successors of the 101/103 series from 1957. (the 10x series had better components but mostly kept the old shape, while the 11x series got a redesign into the imho most classic and recognizable japanese multiple unit design) Up until the end of the JNR, you could see several standard characteristics that were used for trains and it was an evoluionary process with new ideas added to each line of commuter, suburban and express train line. The classic designs were the flat front commuters (3 main styles), the near shaped suburbans (both diesel and electric) and the aerodynamic expresses (the split windscreen early desins and the various high cabs). JR companies have continued this trend somewhat, with JR Central following the classic JNR styles most directly.

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SirYamanote
On 12/24/2017 at 3:11 PM, Suica said:

My, these are rather cute. The whole front design reminds me of the entrance of an old shop.

 

I agree. The size makes it less intimidating and more "d'awww look at it"

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Socimi

New colors for italy's intercity trains:

 

German Ones!

 

Because after copying the french (and the swiss as well) for regional trains, what's left?

 

Anyway.

 

The official name is "Intercity Sun".  

Fitting, for a livery based on white and grey.

 

E402B series (1998)

 

https://scalaenne.files.wordpress.com/2017/01/e402z2-frontale-b.jpg

 

http://www.ferrovie.it/portale/articoli/4834

 

E402A series (1992, converted to single-cab in 2016)

 

http://www.ferrovie.it/portale/images/articoli/06539103.jpg

 

http://www.ferrovie.it/portale/articoli/6539

 

New cab-cars that look like a psycho.

 

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/BII4c1Uy3L0/maxresdefault.jpg

 

How E402As used to look like:

 

https://www.ferrovieinrete.com/E-402A.htm

 

How E402Bs used to look like:

 

http://www.rivarossi-memory.it/Riva_Loco_Italiane/Loco_Italiane_Immagini/FS Elett E 402 B.jpg

 

Official photo from the now defunct consortium of builders.

 

 

The original cab cars. Not particularly good or distinctive, but atleast better than the new ones.

 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7f/UIC-Z1_semiPilota.jpg

From wikipedia

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Nick_Burman
36 minutes ago, Socimi said:

New colors for italy's intercity trains:

 

German Ones!

 

I rather like the new Trenitalia long-distance colours. The XMPR scheme used on the present-day stock is ugly, over-complicated for ordinary railway use and does not weather well (especially when the vinyl starts to peel, fade or fall off). It gave Trenitalia IC trains a very dishevelled look. I hope the new scheme weathers better in use.

 

As for the scheme being identical to the DB one, it could be worse... when the EUROFIMA coaches were first delivered in the 1970's the idea was that all of them should have worn the same (hideous!) orange and white scheme independently of which administration they were delivered to (the idea was to create a pan-European passenger rolling stock pool that could be moved around according to necessity). Even FS jumped in the bandwagon...until sanity prevailed and coaches were delivered in the colours of the various individual administrations.

 

Cheers NB

 

 

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cteno4

Oh I wish I were an Oscar Meyer weiner, that’s all I really want to be...

 

jeff

 

 

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Takahama Trainwatcher
4 hours ago, cteno4 said:

Oh I wish I were an Oscar Meyer weiner, that’s all I really want to be...

 

jeff

 

 

With that higher centre of gravity, I'd be worried that it could easily "roll" in a sharp turn.

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Densha

JR West's KiHa 41 (rebuilt KiHa 47s with cabs attached to the dead end) are pretty ugly:

 

 

 

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Kiha66
5 minutes ago, Densha said:

JR West's KiHa 41 (rebuilt KiHa 47s with cabs attached to the dead end) are pretty ugly

 

 

I disagree, I like the look.  They are on my list of trains I hope Tomix will produce in the future.

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katoftw

It is not ugly. Just looks like someone drove a kiha40 into a wall. And now it is flat.

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Socimi

JR West is nothing new to this sort of things:

 

115-1600 series:

 

http://img-cdn.jg.jugem.jp/c2f/716829/20100421_702617.jpg

 

And the less good 113-3800 series:

 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ed/JRW-113_001_JPN.jpg

 

Which, due to it's funny/ugly looks has become sort of a meme among japanese internet railfans (especially it's front yellow  plate ).

 

 

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Suica

I just don't have many words for this... 

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chadbag
24 minutes ago, Suica said:
I just don't have many words for this... 

 

Just an attempt at providing this as an attraction:

 

https://chuggington.com

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Densha

Boy am I glad I already visited Okayama two years ago... I am not going back until this atrocity has been scrapped.

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Takahama Trainwatcher

They look like, if they have bogies hidden on the roof, they could easily be turned over and run upside down.

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Socimi
On 10/23/2018 at 7:00 PM, Suica said:
 
 
I just don't have many words for this... 

 

 

We need an exorcism.

 

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GCRailways
On 12/6/2017 at 11:55 AM, Socimi said:

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.

 

Those almost look ghostly... not sure I’d want to be in an empty station alone with one of these.

 

Back to Japan:  my contribution would be the JNR streamlined C53:

 

http://locomotive.wikia.com/wiki/File:JNR_C5343_Engine.jpg

 

Though the design is terrible for a steam loco, I can’t help but notice its resemblance to the 700 series Shinkansen.

 

And though I wouldn’t necessarily call it ugly, the E351 looks like an Easter egg from the front.

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