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Socimi
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18 hours ago, Takahama Trainwatcher said:

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.

 

They remind me of the equally ugly East German "Doppelstockwagens" made between 1957 and 1971 (all retired by 1995).

 

https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1AOHY_itIT769IT769&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=ixOyXPK6PNqK1fAP3ZSeyAo&q=Doppelstockwagen+DR&oq=Doppelstockwagen+DR&gs_l=img.3...0.0..609103...0.0..0.0.0.......0......gws-wiz-img.k8aazM5kLbA#imgrc=NH2n8orA-onixM:

 

By the early '70 they realized they needed much more modern stock, so they made these much better new ones, wich are still in serivce (in fact they are the basis for Bombardier's modern double-decker cars).

 

https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1AOHY_itIT769IT769&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=ixOyXPK6PNqK1fAP3ZSeyAo&q=Doppelstockwagen+DR&oq=Doppelstockwagen+DR&gs_l=img.3...0.0..609103...0.0..0.0.0.......0......gws-wiz-img.k8aazM5kLbA#imgrc=LKx5lgLFPBpq5M:

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marknewton

The Tulloch trailer cares weren’t uncomfortable, though. Far from it. 

 

Cheers,

 

Mark.

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Takahama Trainwatcher

An interesting short-lived variant of the Tulloch:

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Keith

I don’t recall ever seeing that variant.

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Keith

I must get down to Thirlmere again one day soon, it’s been many years since I last went.

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ben_issacs

Folks, 

It's interesting to see the vertical hand brake wheel in the end window of the prototype Tulloch double deck car, for the ordinary person this would look like a steering wheel, thus re-inforcing their view that trains have to be steered, like cars.

Regards, 

Bill, 

Melbourne.

 

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railsquid
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Of course trains have a steering wheel 😉

 

 

I do remember on my first and only ever cab ride (on a brand new BR class 58 being publicly exhibited, which is quite a while ago now, yikes) someone did actually ask where the steering wheel was...

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ben_issacs

Folks, 

Of course we know that the vertical wheel isn't a steering wheel, it's a wheel to retract the landing gear, like Avro Ansons, forty turns from down to up!

Regards, 

Bill,

Melbourne.

 

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bill937ca

Who designed this? A tin can with windows.   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taiwan_Railway_EMU700_series

 

It seems to want to be a Keikyu clone.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taiwan_Railway_EMU700_series#/media/File:TRA_EMU700_KeikyuColor_Zhubei_Sta_20160915.jpg

 

https://news.ltn.com.tw/news/life/breakingnews/2023182

 

That big lip at the front doesn't help.

 

Apparently some come painted with teddy bears.  🙂

 

 

 

 

 

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ben_issacs

Folks, 

TRA 700 series  EMU sets, the shot at the platform with the doors open shows a step inside from platform level to car floor level, not good for wheel chairs, prams etc.

Also, the lip or cowl at the front covers the coupler, so that's allowable.

Regards, 

Bill, 

Melbourne.

 

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