Trains, trains, trains.

Discussion in 'ten-forward' started by nadirah, Aug 28, 2004.

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  1. nadirah

    nadirah Registered Member

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    What kinds of trains have you travelled on before? Post some pictures of the trains and a few details about the train services in your respective countries.
    Here is the picture of one of the high-tech trains in Singapore.
    This train was made in Germany. Shipped to Singapore last year.
     

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  2. Lurkerella

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    Seems Singapore has got all the trains every other country should have! A bit envious, we are!
     
  3. nadirah

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    Here's another train in Singapore. This train is owned by a different train company.
    This train is made in Japan, it was manufactured in 2001 and shipped to Singapore.
     

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    But, we do preserve some of our ageing and lower-tech trains like these.
    Singapore's train service officially commenced in 1987. Some of the older 1987 trains are still in use. These old trains have been preserved for 17 years. 1987-2004. The old trains are still regularly repainted and maintained.
    Very soon, more new trains will be shipped to Singapore. We expect all the older trains to be replaced by new ones soon.
     

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    The old Santa Fe Super Chief in warbonnet colors.
     

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  6. Lurkerella

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    One has always heard Singapore is a very clean and upwards country, keeps the enviro alive and un-polluted. The people must be proud and should be, show more pictures of countyr side? Thanz
     
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    Singapore is a clean, peaceful, stable and secure country.
     
  8. GlobalForce

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    Pardon me Nadirah, I know you mentioned from our respective countries (I'll get to this), but this photo of the world's
    fastest operational steam locomotive I just could not resist.

    Presenting the Famous " 18 201."

    http://img20.exs.cx/img20/6329/18-201fasteststeam.jpg

    What a beautiful piece of history!
    GF
     
  9. FanJ

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    WOOOOW, what a topic :D

    Well, I have some nice train videos. No way I can show you them here....

    Want for example a site ;) :
    http://www.railserve.com/

    and take a month to read all the links ;)
     
  10. GlobalForce

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    "ah, I'm glad to see we have stirred your interest FanJ" :cool:.

    Jungfraubahn cog-railway ascends both up and through the foreboding north slopes of Switzerland's notorious "Nordwand" on it's way to Jungfraujoch, the highest railway station in Europe. Traditional chalets abound, as well as coloful shops, cafes, and terrace restuarants.

    http://img70.exs.cx/img70/9904/Capture8-29-2004-43027PM.jpg

    Scenic vista's, weather permitting...


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    France is known for many things, but one of its better-kept secrets is that it is a world leader in rail transport technology. (Railfans know this, but most of the general public does not.) The flagship of French rail technology is the TGV or Train à Grande Vitesse (“High-Speed Train”), the world’s fastest train. TGVs regularly run at 300 km/h in normal service on some lines. And even this high speed is well below the TGV’s limits: the TGV holds the world’s record for speed on rails of 515.3 km/h, or roughly half the speed of sound.

    http://img8.exs.cx/img8/8666/Capture8-28-2004-95715PM.jpg

    Soon to be eclipsed by China's efforts.

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  12. iceni60

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    i'm not a trainspotter :eek: , but the flying scotsman was sold acouple of months ago(i think, im not so sure now, maybe it was the rocket o_O ), that was in the news here. and if you are a trainspotter, i think i saw the orient express go past yesterday, it would have past through clapham common station, if you want to check-up :D other then that our train service is the worst in europe :(
    the flying scotsman
     

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    i have really enjoyed this topic and also all the great pics
    rita :)
     
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    Here is the proposed Los Angelas to Las Vegas mag lev 300mph train Info here
     

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    You all know The Netherlands is a very small country.
    So are some of our trains ;)
     

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    Now that train is allright :D
     
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    is that a train for web bugs :D
    edit sorry it didnt show up the first time o_O
     
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    Posted Gerardwil,
    I suppose in this case, silence is golden :D. ~j***/k******~...

    That shot's mess'in up my page! :D :) ;) :D :cool:

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    wasnt there a thread once about how tall you lot are in the Netherlands? :D
     
  21. bigc73542

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    very tall but small trains, they just fold them before they get on board. :D ;)
     
  22. iceni60

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    is that the ticket-collector sat behind the driver? i wonder how that works o_O
     
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    this is my local train at Waterloo Station
     

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