Double decker trains

Discussion in 'transport' started by editor, Dec 6, 2016.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    They're bloody ace, aren't they?

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  2. Thimble Queen

    Thimble Queen Sparkly cat whisperer

  3. chilango

    chilango *shrugs*

    Yeah they are :)
     
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  4. maomao

    maomao 四月她爹

    Normal trains have low enough ceilings. I bet it's cramped as fuck upstairs on those things.
     
  5. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Not at all.
     
  6. chilango

    chilango *shrugs*

    Used to catch them regularly in Italy.
     
  7. legz

    legz Well-Known Member

    The Dutch Version, the Virm. In my opinion, compared to many modern trains, especially for multiple-units, its a thing of beauty
     

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  8. legz

    legz Well-Known Member

    Interiors not too shabby either. Compare this with a pendolino........
     

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  9. legz

    legz Well-Known Member

    . double post (sorry)
     
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  10. Stanley Edwards

    Stanley Edwards 1967 Maserati Mistral.

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    Been here forever. Think the first time I experienced double decker trains was Paris around 1985. I guess the UK has a bridge and tunnel issue?
     
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  11. EastEnder

    EastEnder Brixton Barnacle

    Presumably one spends the vast majority of the time sitting down...
     
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  12. maomao

    maomao 四月她爹

    I'm just a bit of a giant and low ceilings make me claustrophobic. I'm sure they're very nice trains really. Choo choo lovely.
     
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  13. Callie

    Callie Pivoting

    I like sitting upstairs and looking out the window :)
     
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  14. legz

    legz Well-Known Member

    I'm 6ft 5 - no issues with the Dutch and German ones I've been on. And yes, if the choice is there, then upstairs everytime :)
     
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  15. Voley

    Voley Knees Up Mother Earth

    They're ace. Amazingly punctual compared to ours ime too.
     
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  16. mauvais

    mauvais change has become unavoidable

    It's more like they extended the height a little then dug out the floor downstairs.
     
  17. existentialist

    existentialist Danced on by a twerking bee

    When I saw the thread title, I was expecting this:
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  18. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

    Continental loading gauge > UK loading gauge
     
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  19. salem

    salem Well-Known Member

    Double decker trains : Absolutely love them. Perhaps more so as they don't exist here. I never imagined such things were possible and it's the little differences like that which made some of my early travels so special. Still get a little excited when I get one.
     
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  20. salem

    salem Well-Known Member

    These things look horrible, like some kind of prison. However I just found some internal pics and a video and they are much nicer inside than I expected and quite an ingenious design for the times. Perhaps not much of an improvement in capacity over a regular train - a reduction today if anything taking into account lack of standing space!.

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  21. Yossarian

    Yossarian free shrugs

    2.5 decks on commuter trains in Ontario, none of them cramped.

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    Having a top deck to flee to is handy when there's flooding...

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  22. 19sixtysix

    19sixtysix Life as viewed from a Gay Gorbals Garret

    I prefer these
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  23. SikhWarrioR

    SikhWarrioR And the Worms ate into his brain

    Double decker trains would be nice in the UK.................If they find the billions to open out the UK loading gauge to take them plus the chaos, planning and diversions while you do it. So cant see it happening in the current UK political arena
     
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  24. zippyRN

    zippyRN Orange, Fuzzy, and allowed to possess Cat As


    basically sums it up , opr have peopel forgotten the chaos that was upgrading the WCML and it;s still not a 125 mph railway ( without tilt) and it;s running out of capacity hence the need for HS2 or recreating the GCML
     
  25. Sweet FA

    Sweet FA ✪ Three rounds Lord, in my .44 ✪

    California Coaster between Oceanside & San Diego; beautiful views upstairs & not cramped at all.

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  26. Sweet FA

    Sweet FA ✪ Three rounds Lord, in my .44 ✪

  27. Bahnhof Strasse

    Bahnhof Strasse Free the Sepsis Six!

    Let's make HS2 20 floors high and make Britain Great again!
     
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  28. existentialist

    existentialist Danced on by a twerking bee

    It'd only need to be 3 floors to be better than them dashed Continentals...
     
  29. 19sixtysix

    19sixtysix Life as viewed from a Gay Gorbals Garret

    Brexit wil allow the reintroduction of broad gauge and palace sized trains for the rich :mad:
     
  30. SikhWarrioR

    SikhWarrioR And the Worms ate into his brain


    Adolf Hitler planned a 3 metre gauge network for when his idea of a European Union was completed could see a few problems with that particularly with curves and pointwork for a start
     

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