It's terrific by train

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Re: It's terrific by train

Post by humblebee » Fri May 09, 2014 11:20

China-Russia-Canada-USA high-speed railway, anyone?

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/m ... an-railway

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Re: It's terrific by train

Post by crystalball » Fri May 09, 2014 22:47

I don't think I'll ever not be amazed by the words "magnetic-levitation train".

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Re: It's terrific by train

Post by humblebee » Wed Jul 02, 2014 19:29

OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD

http://www.railmaponline.com/UKIEMap.php

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Re: It's terrific by train

Post by crystalball » Thu Jul 03, 2014 09:53

humblebee wrote:OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD

http://www.railmaponline.com/UKIEMap.php
Oh God.

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Re: It's terrific by train

Post by Murray » Fri Aug 01, 2014 14:50

I have just spent 25 minutes cooing at images of diesel multiple units, such as this:
800px-BR_Class_110_3-car.jpg
I'd never done anything like this prior to last weekend. It's all a bit overwhelming.

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Re: It's terrific by train

Post by crystalball » Fri Aug 01, 2014 20:28

My favourite! Let's you, me and davo have a drink soon and talk about this for hours in a non-judgemental space.

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Re: It's terrific by train

Post by Murray » Fri Aug 15, 2014 11:47

I've found myself randomly Googling train images over the last few weeks, and came across these beauties: Warship Class Diesels.

http://glostransporthistory.visit-glouc ... arship.htm

http://www.miac.org.uk/class42.html

*sigh*

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Re: It's terrific by train

Post by humblebee » Sun Sep 28, 2014 20:45

I think I've discovered my favourite film about the railway. And possibly my favourite film.


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Re: It's terrific by train

Post by kingfisherbluez » Mon Sep 29, 2014 02:58

I can't believe I've never seen this thread before!!!!!
I'm a railfan and model railway enthusiast so very happy that this overlaps with the indiepop crowd. Last time I was in the UK I rode the watercress line from alton which was a dream! I collect N scale Canadian trains and 00 scale british trains. Here in Canada we have CP and CN lines for freight as well as tourist trains, but no one travels by train unfortunately! It was a thrill just to ride the regular old trains around england!

Here's a photo of me by the watercress line!
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Re: It's terrific by train

Post by crystalball » Mon Sep 29, 2014 10:10

Your face here is a delight. Love! Have you ever travelled on one of those Skyline dome cars? I have lovely dreams about them.

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Post by crystalball » Mon Sep 29, 2014 10:14

humblebee wrote:I think I've discovered my favourite film about the railway. And possibly my favourite film.
It's a wonder, isn't it? You can also watch it on Iplayer all cleaned up and without the timecodes getting in the way: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p0 ... ato-siding

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Post by kingfisherbluez » Mon Sep 29, 2014 17:11

crystalball wrote:Your face here is a delight. Love! Have you ever travelled on one of those Skyline dome cars? I have lovely dreams about them.
Aw thank you! I've never ridden a skyline dome car but they pass under a bridge by my house quite regularly. You can wave down at the folk inside! A lovely alternative if you happen to be overwhelmed with money, is the Rocky Mountaineer. It leaves from right by my place, and looks like an absolute stunner of a ride, but rates seem to start around the 3-4 k range for a quick jaunt around the mountains! http://www.rockymountaineer.com/en_CA_BC/

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Post by bulgariandisco » Tue Sep 30, 2014 14:08

crystalball wrote:
humblebee wrote:I think I've discovered my favourite film about the railway. And possibly my favourite film.
It's a wonder, isn't it? You can also watch it on Iplayer all cleaned up and without the timecodes getting in the way: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p0 ... ato-siding
And... there goes the afternoon. Right. Thanks, you monster! x

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Re: It's terrific by train

Post by crystalball » Thu Oct 02, 2014 09:45

The Soviet turbojet train. Why did it not work why.

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Re: It's terrific by train

Post by crystalball » Fri Nov 14, 2014 21:32

Whoa. <3 Just booked myself on the superslow train to Bristol to balance all this futuristic brilliance out.

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Re: It's terrific by train

Post by RITH » Sun Nov 16, 2014 15:32

I came here to post about that too. Video:


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Re: It's terrific by train

Post by crystalball » Wed Nov 26, 2014 22:04

I was half watching something on the telly last night and there was footage of the maglev. Bloody amazing. I'm starting to save to go to Japan in 2027.

Anyway, I was just reading on Twitter about the Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway winning a bit of money to restore a First World War troop-carrying carriage so that it can accommodate wheelchair users (who are usually excluded from steam train journeys). How ace is that? It's ace. Fuck the Apprentice. This is amazing and quiet and amazing.

And also, it's getting cold and we need this in our lives:


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Re: It's terrific by train

Post by darvé » Thu Jan 15, 2015 17:53

and that snare drum, that drum roll
means we've got a winner

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Re: It's terrific by train

Post by Wheatabeat » Thu Jan 15, 2015 19:03

I want a hat like this

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