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Is The The Ugliest Train Ever Build?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by stijn.claessens, Jan 30, 2021.

  1. r4g3nony

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    WTH I'm also Indian and I didn't even know this existed :o:o
     
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  2. solicitr

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    A misbegotten attempt to build the caboose into the cab(!). Only 10 ever built, all for Seaboard.
     
  3. fabdiva

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    The long noses on Shinkansen are for noise reduction. Because flat land is in short supply the Shinkansen lines often run very close to housing, so there is a regulation meaning the trains can not be louder then [x]dB measured [y] metres from the line. So the long noses, wings around the pantographs, the seals between cars, shrouds around the bogies etc etc are all to allow the trains to run faster while remaining within noise limits. IIRC the wings alongside the pantograph knock about 4dB off the noise level when measured at the regulation distance.

    The ALFA-X is comparing designs between a new 16m nose profile, or a 22m nose based on the E5. The car length is 26m so that's 4m left for passengers! The goal for JR East and JR Hokkaido is to raise speeds to 360km/h on the Tohuku and Hokkaido lines in the long term. JR Central meanwhile is working on the Maglev.
     
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  4. Yoinkermcskoinker

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    The Badlers look pretty ugly
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  5. formulabee#1362

    formulabee#1362 Well-Known Member

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    Oi! The stadlers look nicer than the class 380! And nicer than the trains it replaced
     
  6. fabdiva

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    I think a lot of more conservative enthusiasts don't like them for being so radical in design compared to more traditional designs (even if imported) - jacobs bogies, low floors with level boarding, the power pack etc are all new things for UK regional stock. It's just a shame that now Stadler have shown it's possible to do level boarding that high floor stock is still being ordered.
     
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  7. Yoinkermcskoinker

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    Keep yer hair on, also all of this is subjective anyway
     
  8. Purno

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    I'd like to nominate this one for ugliest train

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  9. Gilly

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    AHH one from the fiat multipla school of design!!
     
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  10. aponamed

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    I certainly assumed that there are trains that are ugly, but I did not think that there are such a large number of them Reading your comments
     
  11. Wolfovizer

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    What about either of these? RM-Jan-p42.jpg 3500.jpg
     
  13. fabdiva

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    Those Danish MUs are meant to be really nice inside :) The rubber ring provides a wide walkway between units without making the drivers cab cramped. It's a clever but not exactly pretty bit of design.
     
  14. Ferrovipathe67

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    this is the ex Fyras V250 in netherlands worst train of the 20th century
     
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  15. Ferrovipathe67

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    The Avanti trains look fine to me, other than that disagreeable shade of teal blue.
     
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    The ugly thing in the picture of the class 390 is the station not the train!
     
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  18. matjamca

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    I like the 302 Amtrak one. It’s smart.
     
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  19. Ferrovipathe67

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    the class 380 is not the ugliest train ever what is,that for me they are the ugliest flirt train
     
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  21. JJTimothy

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    Is that the back of the train because it looks like it's sporting a giant haemorrhoid cushion.
     
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    Incidentally…

     
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  23. Hiro Protagonist

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    Front and back (middle is similar but a Jacobs bogie so can't be split)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IC3
     
  24. driverwoods#1787

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    You mean the pre 12/14/99 Boston Providence DMU. Amtrak called those flexliners.
     
  25. JJTimothy

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    I figured- I just wanted to make a bum joke... I can sort of see the point if it's coupled, I guess the cushion works in lieu of buffers and the seal it forms smooths the airflow at speed, but for the front it looks about as aerodynamic as a garden shed and optimally designed to collect snow and falling leaves.
     
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    Does APT trains look ugly in your opinion?
     
  27. kenobi#1878

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    The class 70 in colas is so ugly
     
  28. Gilly

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    The APT-E certainly ain't going to win any pretty prizes but the final APT-P looked quite good I thought has a sort of droop nose akin to Concorde's.
     
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    This is god-awful.

    This is beautiful :D
     
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  30. Hiro Protagonist

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    No buffers on a Scharfenberg coupler anyway, the diaphragm is purely for sealing the gangway joint when multiple units (they are a fixed 3-car set but usually joined up for intercity consists). Given that intercity travel in Denmark would never really hit high speeds the frontal aero probably isn't of too much concern, and given the climate and the long time they've been operating (30+ years now) I assume if there was a snow buildup issue it would have been solved a long time ago.
     
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    I certainly assumed that there are trains that are ugly, but I did not think that there are such a large number of them Reading your comments
     
  33. JJTimothy

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    According to the Wiki page you linked to (thank you) snow build up was a problem that required attention.
     
  34. brfan#9132

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    Agreed they are ugly
     
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    FS_ETR.700.jpg
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    They also made a street version.
    A visual mess, in both cases.
     
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    This one is so cool! Looks like a rocket. I would definitely enjoy a trip on this train. By the way, trains are way more cost-effective than other means of transport, and I would always choose to travel by train rather than by plane. It is incredibly scenic and relaxing for me. The last time when I traveled by train, I bought my ticket right from dbauskunft's site, and I was astonished about their new features. Now you can check train timetables whenever you want, and you can always know when your train's late. Am I the only railfan here? Lol.
     
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    Anyone remember the Top Gear old people version? hearing aid beige, yuk. TGRoverJames.png
     
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    How dare you, she's beautiful!
     
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  43. Yoinkermcskoinker

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    Indeed.
     
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    Correct and the perfect match and wrote for it should be Cathcart Circle if it's capable of making the trip without overheating
     
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    Southbound_Amtrak_Metroliner_with_cab_car_880_at_Bowie,_December_1980.jpg
    Budd Metroliner looks something between train and sewer pipe.
     
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    Oh my... That's just awful!
     
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  47. stijn.claessens

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    The livery doesn't do it and favors
     
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    Or daylight... :D
     
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    Sunrail's MP32PH-Qs. Which have an MPI cab, but a hood unit carbody (As they were rebuilt from ex MARC GP40WH-2s)
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    The “Voiture Chartet” build by the SNCF to test the pendular system in the 50’s it was futuristic looking back in the days but jeez it looks so weird even though it was a prototype:

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