Matt D
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Commuter Rail Revisted

Mon Aug 07, 2006 12:17 pm

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
 
EWS
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RE: Commuter Rail Revisted

Mon Aug 07, 2006 12:18 pm

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

Thanks for sharing!

Lew
 
VHVXB
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RE: Commuter Rail Revisted

Mon Aug 07, 2006 12:25 pm

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
 
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RE: Commuter Rail Revisted

Mon Aug 07, 2006 4:03 pm

Finally a chance to look at REAL public transportation!
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RE: Commuter Rail Revisted

Tue Aug 08, 2006 9:34 am

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.

I lift things up and put them down.
 
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RE: Commuter Rail Revisted

Tue Aug 08, 2006 9:40 am

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

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RE: Commuter Rail Revisted

Tue Aug 08, 2006 9:43 am

myt332 is a trainspotter!!!
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RE: Commuter Rail Revisted

Tue Aug 08, 2006 11:12 am

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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RE: Commuter Rail Revisted

Tue Aug 08, 2006 11:19 am

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).

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RE: Commuter Rail Revisted

Tue Aug 08, 2006 11:54 am

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 
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RE: Commuter Rail Revisted

Tue Aug 08, 2006 12:12 pm

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.
 
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RE: Commuter Rail Revisted

Tue Aug 08, 2006 12:26 pm

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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RE: Commuter Rail Revisted

Tue Aug 08, 2006 12:35 pm

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.
 
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RE: Commuter Rail Revisted

Tue Aug 08, 2006 12:57 pm

Nice commuter rail in front of 747 - great picture!


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RE: Commuter Rail Revisted

Wed Aug 09, 2006 7:23 pm

Great pics guys Big grin



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RE: Commuter Rail Revisted

Wed Aug 09, 2006 8:50 pm

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
 
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RE: Commuter Rail Revisted

Thu Aug 10, 2006 3:53 am

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



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RE: Commuter Rail Revisted

Thu Aug 10, 2006 4:08 am

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.
 
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RE: Commuter Rail Revisted

Thu Aug 10, 2006 4:45 am

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.

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RE: Commuter Rail Revisted

Thu Aug 10, 2006 5:06 am



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

Thu Aug 10, 2006 1:06 pm

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
 
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RE: Commuter Rail Revisted

Thu Aug 10, 2006 1:28 pm

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.
 
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RE: Commuter Rail Revisted

Fri Aug 11, 2006 3:53 am

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

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