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Azumanga Davo
3 hours ago, GCRailways said:

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.


I wonder what they could have done had they had a fast enough line to try it out properly on.

And poor tall boi.  :P

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Socimi
6 hours ago, lighthouse said:

In the former GDR there were also ugly types of trains. Fortunately, there were mostly only test vehicles. The series 280 of the Deutsche Reichsbahn of the GDR was one of them.

 

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/DR-Baureihe_280

 

http://www.tt-kroli.de/BR_280_Fotogalerie_Indienststellung.html

 

I kinda like the Br 280.

It reminds me of our ALe 582 in the old grey/red/orange color scheme (especially the doors and the overall disposition).

 

I think they would've been pretty nice trains, if they did not have all that issues.

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Kiha66

Vacuuming train?  

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shadowtiger25
24 minutes ago, Kiha66 said:

Vacuuming train?  

Yes, but still, its ugly

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cteno4

I like it, steam, err vacuum, punk!

 

jeff

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Takahama Trainwatcher

The vacuum train reminds me of The Predator's face.

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marknewton
On 10/25/2018 at 3:36 PM, GCRailways said:

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

 

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

 

Japanese Art Deco - I like it a lot. And this was an early example of a streamlined steam loco, so there wasn’t much around in the way of a precedent or inspiration.

 

Mark.

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ConnieCommie

I personally take the viewpoint that Function>>>Form, so stuff like the Blue Tiger and that vactrain isn't offensive as it works.

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(Photo taken by me)

 

Stuff like the 332 Class and the Networkers however looks very bad because it dates itself to the late 90s and just looks worn out in the same way that early 200s ford mustangs do.

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ConnieCommie

Joker Train. We live in a Society.

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miyakoji

damn is this thread still going?  It was over March 9, 2016.

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gavino200

Yeah, that's pretty nasty!

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Kiha66

That unit came about as the Rock island railroad had some trains which split to two destinations similar to some JNR trains.  They wanted B units that could handle pulling a few cars on their own for these duties while blending in to the full train behind a proper cab unit.  I had no idea some survived to be assigned to commute duties, the much less attractive late paint scheme doesnt do them any favors.  Looks like something you'd find in Australia! 

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Khaul

Hmmm, the worst Australian I have seen (in pictures) are the Tulloch trailers, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rail_rolling_stock_in_New_South_Wales#/media/File:CityRail-Tulloch-trailer-T4873.jpg The old double decker EMUs, almost all retired, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rail_rolling_stock_in_New_South_Wales#/media/File:CityRailS.jpg, are not pretty, but at least they don't have those tiny 1960s bus windows. The "limited express" V sets are actually quite nice. The modern Sydney double deckers are just boring. Endeavours are boring and have nasty interiors. The CPH railmotors are cool https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rail_rolling_stock_in_New_South_Wales#/media/File:CPH_12_railmotor_at_Wagga_Wagga_Railway_Station.JPG

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ben_issacs

Folks, 

I can't find a shot, but Melbourne's Siemens EMU subbies are pretty awful!

They are slab-sided, and the motors have plastic fronts that don't match the outline of the rest of the car body.

It seems that they picked the bodies off one shelf and the fronts off another and stuck them together.

Their only good feature is that they have excellent acceleration!

Get away like a scalded cat!

Regards, 

Bill, 

Melboourne.

 

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Kiha66
2 minutes ago, ben_issacs said:

It seems that they picked the bodies off one shelf and the fronts off another and stuck them together.

 

Actually they did, the units are part of Siemen's "Modular Metro" series, which greatly reduces the cost of designing new stock at the expense of styling.  Not that Siemen's styling department has very much merit.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siemens_Modular_Metro

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Khaul

Those Melbourne things are ugly in a boring English way. There is nothing interestingly larrikin in them.

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ben_issacs

Folks, 

The shot of the Melbourne Metro Siemens stock doesn't show  the way that the stuck on front doesn't match the rest of  the carriage roof line.

One needs a dso shot of the front to show this.

Bill, 

Melbourne.

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Takahama Trainwatcher
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On ‎4‎/‎12‎/‎2019 at 9:14 AM, ben_issacs said:

Folks, 

I can't find a shot, but Melbourne's Siemens EMU subbies are pretty awful!

They are slab-sided, and the motors have plastic fronts that don't match the outline of the rest of the car body.

It seems that they picked the bodies off one shelf and the fronts off another and stuck them together.

 

Agreed, agreed (as per

)

It's quite enjoyable to look back at old posts on this thread and be reminded of the design disasters identified.

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Takahama Trainwatcher
On ‎4‎/‎6‎/‎2019 at 8:16 PM, Khaul said:

Hmmm, the worst Australian I have seen (in pictures) are the Tulloch trailers, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rail_rolling_stock_in_New_South_Wales#/media/File:CityRail-Tulloch-trailer-T4873.jpg The old double decker EMUs, almost all retired, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rail_rolling_stock_in_New_South_Wales#/media/File:CityRailS.jpg, are not pretty, but at least they don't have those tiny 1960s bus windows. The "limited express" V sets are actually quite nice.

I hated riding in the Tulloch trailers; I would always avoid those carriages. I'd prefer to ride upstairs, but the tiny windows gave me a claustrophobic feeling.

Agreed on the V sets. I always think they look classy when they race through stations.

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railsquid

Those Tulloch trailers look like they were designed to transport prisoners.

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marknewton

Aesthetics aside, the Tulloch cars rode well and had comfortable seats. As for V set interurbans, only passengers like them. Anyone who has to work the things has a different view of them. Give me an OSCAR any day.

 

Cheers,

 

Mark.

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