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Commuter Rail Revisted  
User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2545 times:

Here in SoCal, our Commuter rail is called Metrolink. Here are a few shots of those trains taken locally in Orange County. Enjoy. I have plenty more.


http://x-2000r.angelcities.com/images/trainstuff/MLOrg1.JPG
http://x-2000r.angelcities.com/images/trainstuff/MLOrg2.JPG
http://x-2000r.angelcities.com/images/trainstuff/MLOrg3.JPG
http://x-2000r.angelcities.com/images/trainstuff/MLP1.JPG
http://x-2000r.angelcities.com/images/trainstuff/MLP2.JPG

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User currently offlineEWS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2544 times:

Cool Photo's love those big hunky loco's!

Thanks for sharing!

Lew


User currently offlineVHVXB From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 18
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2533 times:

Great Pics Matt D  thumbsup . Looks like more people are interesting in trains that I thought. I will post pics of my commuter rail network when I can download them off my camera

Quoting EWS (Reply 1):
Cool Photo's love those big hunky loco's!

Lew thats what they are like in Australia


User currently offline57AZ From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2550 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2507 times:

Finally a chance to look at REAL public transportation!


"When a man runs on railroads over half of his lifetime he is fit for nothing else-and at times he don't know that."
User currently offlineShyFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2456 times:

New Mexico just established a commuter rail system, dubbed Rail Runner naturally.

It has been operational for just under a month and all indications are that it will be a success.



User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3296 posts, RR: 30
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2455 times:

Quoting Matt D (Thread starter):

It's a bloody Tri-Rail under a different name!!

http://64.246.11.82/images/t/TriRail809bWestPalmBeachFLSept2001RPN.jpg.90577.jpg

http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/tri-rail807.jpg




"About the only way to look at it, just a pity you are not POTUS KFLLCFII, seems as if we would all be better off."
User currently offlineDaleaholic From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 3207 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2455 times:

myt332 is a trainspotter!!!


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User currently offlineDragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3980 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2421 times:

Here are a few photos of the Long Island railroad. The Long Island railroad is the busiest commuter railroad in North America, carrying an average of 282,400 customers each weekday on 728 daily trains.

http://www.railroad.net/articles/railfanning/lirr/media/LI-OysterBayBrTrain_2005.jpg

http://www.subwaynut.com/lirr/farmingdale/farmingdale7.jpg

http://64.246.11.82/images/5/516.JPG.38378.jpg

http://www.subwaynut.com/lirr/wantagh/wantagh1.jpg

http://www.theodoreslabarbera.com/images/douglaston/lirr3.jpg



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User currently offlineVikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 9776 posts, RR: 26
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2417 times:
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Ahhh, thanks for the Metrolink photos, Matt D. I've taken the San Bernardino line from Union Station out to Fontana (or Rancho Cucamonga) a bunch of times. It's an extremely smooth and rather enjoyable ride. Always interesting to see the same sites, but from a slightly different vantage point (the train instead of the 10 or the 60).

~Vik



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User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5632 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2401 times:

Quoting Dragon-wings (Reply 7):
The Long Island railroad is the busiest commuter railroad in North America, carrying an average of 282,400 customers each weekday on 728 daily trains.

And does a consistently loathesome job  yuck 



"Let me think about it" = the coward's way of saying "no"
User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8894 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2391 times:

Quoting PROSA (Reply 9):
Quoting Dragon-wings (Reply 7):
The Long Island railroad is the busiest commuter railroad in North America, carrying an average of 282,400 customers each weekday on 728 daily trains.

And does a consistently loathesome job yuck

My rides on the LIRR have always been a much more pleasant experience than those on the MBTA Commuter Rail up in Boston. The M7s and the bi-levels are in my opinion quite comfortable, and I do like the fact that it's all high-level platforms...make it easier for boarding/exiting.


User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5632 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2385 times:

Quoting DeltAirlines (Reply 10):
My rides on the LIRR have always been a much more pleasant experience than those on the MBTA Commuter Rail up in Boston. The M7s and the bi-levels are in my opinion quite comfortable

The seats on the LIRR's new, high-tech M-7 cars are perfectly comfortable - if, that is, you are a midget anorectic quadruple amputee. And that's not even to mention the fact that their air conditioning doesn't even rise to the standard of "mediocre" or the fact that they're already developing frequent door problems.



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User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8894 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2382 times:

Quoting PROSA (Reply 11):
The seats on the LIRR's new, high-tech M-7 cars are perfectly comfortable - if, that is, you are a midget anorectic quadruple amputee. And that's not even to mention the fact that their air conditioning doesn't even rise to the standard of "mediocre" or the fact that they're already developing frequent door problems.

Hey, on my MBTA train the other day, 4 out of the 6 cars had no air conditioning on a day where it was over 90 in Boston, so at least the LIRR had air conditioning that was semi-functional. And the seats...well, let's just say that at 5'6" 140 I can fit into most spaces. It still beats the vast majority of cars on the MBTA for comfort.


User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 13, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2367 times:

Nice commuter rail in front of 747 - great picture!


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © JKSC




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User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 14, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2308 times:

Great pics guys Big grin



Lee



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User currently offlineVHVXB From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 18
Reply 15, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2292 times:

Hello guys are some of my pics from the CityRail Network in Sydney.
Heres some of the OSCAR (H set)

OSCAR


OSCAR
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d65/MM005_/100_2843.jpg

OSCAR INFO


OSCAR Controls


OSCAR Saloon - Like a jumbo double deck


OSCAR - Internal Station Indicator


OSCAR - Seats


OSCAR - Upper Deck


OSCAR - Upper deck seat and View


OSCAR - Entry
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d65/MM005_/100_2870.jpg

OSCAR - Exterior view
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d65/MM005_/100_2891.jpg

Millennium Train (M set)
Millennium Train - Info
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d65/MM005_/100_2871.jpg

Millennium Train - Exterior View


Millennium Train - Control


Millennium Train - Control
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d65/MM005_/100_2878.jpg

Both Trains - OSCAR in the front M set at the back


OSCAR in the front M set at the back


User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 16, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2259 times:

Quoting VHVXB (Reply 15):
CityRail Network in Sydney

Sweet Big grin

When I fly down to SYD i'm certainly gonna have a trip on those  Smile



Lee



Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
User currently offlineTootallsd From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 557 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2253 times:
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The sad part of this story is that in the 1950s, the Pacific Electric Railway (LA) had over 300 miles of operating track and you could travel all over the LA Basin in what were called the Red Cars.

But it all went away in favor of the automobile.

LA also has several transit lines (Red Line (heavy rail, subway), Green Line, Blue Linee). San Diego has the light rail trolley. San Diego County has the Coaster that travels between northern San Diego county and downtown San Diego linking with the trolley at two stops. Like LA, San Diego had an extensive street car system that disappeared literally one night in the 50s.


User currently offlineTexan From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 4273 posts, RR: 52
Reply 18, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2241 times:

Quoting Tootallsd (Reply 17):
Like LA, San Diego had an extensive street car system that disappeared literally one night in the 50s.

So did Dallas, St. Louis, and many more cities across the United States. When you are in downtown Dallas, on the street next to the aquarium there are still rails visible. There are a few more places like that around town but not many. The rails are much more exposed in St. Louis, especially around Saint Louis University. Walk down West Pine to Sarah and you'll see the tracks sticking out in the road. It is like that all over the place.

Texan



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User currently offlineLhrmaccoll From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2232 times:



The nasty First Great Western services operated by class 165s and 166s out of Maidenhead to and from London Paddington, Reading, Oxford et cetera


User currently offlineVHVXB From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 18
Reply 20, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2197 times:

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 16):
Sweet

When I fly down to SYD i'm certainly gonna have a trip on those

You will have no problem getting a ride on the Millennium Trains BMIflyer. The OSCARs might be a bit difficult though. But both are very comfortable trains to travel on.

Here are some Pics from the CityRail Network.

CountryLink Xplorer


CountryLink Xplorer


CountryLink Xplorer and Vsets in the background


Vset


Vset


Vset


Blast from the Past


M-set Maintenance centre


User currently offlineOB1504 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 3305 posts, RR: 9
Reply 21, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2192 times:

Quoting KFLLCFII (Reply 5):

It's a bloody Tri-Rail under a different name!!

Tri-Rail's my commuter railroad, too. It's virtually useless since it conviniently bypasses the city centres of Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach. Now, if only they would approve that plan to run trains on the FEC mainline which does all of the above.


User currently offlineWSOY From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2179 times:

http://jpl.yi.org/vaunut/org/26257.jpg

Taking the high permanent way.


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