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05 Mar 2022, 2:31 pm

Hello.

From steam trains, too locomotives, too passenger trains.

Trains A-Z.

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A - Allegro, a train from Finland.

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05 Mar 2022, 4:01 pm

B - Belfast and Moosehead Lake, A 150 year old short line in Maine which also became a tourist line,
https://belfastandmooseheadlakerail.org ... /index.php


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06 Mar 2022, 3:30 am

idk about the a-z thing,

and other conditions? metro's? highspeed things?

oh here's a 'c' :D


and this one :ninja:


more other old news :roll:

stations?

for infotainment :D



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06 Mar 2022, 5:52 am

D - 'Daylight Limited' train, a train from the United States, operating between 1922 to 1939. :)

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08 Mar 2022, 1:33 am

Eurostar is an international high-speed rail service
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08 Mar 2022, 1:44 am

F - EMD's F-Unit, the diesel which conquered steam in the US,
https://www.wearerailfans.com/c/article ... ous-diesel

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The Electro-Motive “F-unit”: Born in the autumn of 1939, it would be produced, in eight different models, until 1960 and would number more than 7,500 strong. More than any other locomotive, it would be the force that “dieselized” the railroads of North America. Constructed by the Electro-Motive Division of General Motors at La Grange, Illinois and by General Motors Diesel at London, Ontario, Canada, fabulous F-units would serve in every corner of the United States, Canada, Mexico, and elsewhere around the globe.

Designed to haul tonnage (“F” stood for “freight”), the Electro-Motive F-unit proved equally adept at conveying passengers, and could be found on the point of many of North America’s greatest passenger trains, such as the Super Chief, Empire Builder, California Zephyr, and Canadian.


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08 Mar 2022, 6:27 am

Great Western Railway

The original one of course, associated first and foremost with the legendary 19th Century British engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Lines ran from London Paddington station to places like Bristol, South Wales, Swindon, Exeter, etc.

When the system was nationalized in the late 1940s, it was known as the 'Western Region'.


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12 Mar 2022, 9:01 am

H - the 'Hurricane Turn' train, a train in South America, currently operating. Operates at 59mph and goes from Talkeetna
to Hurricane Gulch.

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12 Mar 2022, 10:59 am

nadroJ wrote:
H - the 'Hurricane Turn' train, a train in South America, currently operating. Operates at 59mph and goes from Talkeetna
to Hurricane Gulch.


Are you sure it is South America? The Alaska Railroad seems to think the Hurricane Turn is their train;
https://www.alaskarailroad.com/ride-a-t ... icane-turn


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12 Mar 2022, 6:59 pm

I - Intercity 125, aka HST (the High Speed Train).

Introduced in the UK in 1976 on services between London Paddington and Bristol/South Wales, was the fastest diesel service in the world at the time, and the second fastest train overall behind the Japanese Shinkansen 'Bullet Train'. I travelled on one of these from Paddington to Bristol in June 1977, and it completed the first 77 miles to Swindon in 45 minutes. I wonder how many of the trains running in this country can match that even today.


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23 Mar 2022, 11:37 am

J - (the) Jiří Bouda train, a train from Czech Republic, currently operating, going from the capital of Czech Republic - Prague to Brno, a city in the South Moravian Region of the Czech Republic.

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02 May 2022, 5:30 pm

Kent and East Sussex Railway

A 'heritage' line, running over part of a route that was closed down under British Railways in 1961. The present line runs from Tenterden to Bodiam.


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14 May 2022, 11:04 am

L - Lilac Train (ライラック, Rairakku), a train from Japan, first operating on the 1st of June 1963 and is currently operating, running from Sapporo train station to Asahikawa train station.

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