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RE: Bus Rail And Other Transport Pics - Jan/Feb '09

Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:05 pm

Old & new generation EMU's in poland:

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y43/Racuda/OS1/IMG_5892.jpg

Close to 1500 units of the EN57 class were build for polish railways.
The one to the right is "dziadek" unit 001, build in 1961 (or '62?), beeing the oldest train in regular service on polish tracks.

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New Stadler "FLIRT" EMU for regional services in Slask region, in particular for the suburban line from Katowice to Tychy
 
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RE: Bus Rail And Other Transport Pics - Jan/Feb '09

Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:36 pm

Hi guys,

I only joined Anet recently as a member, however I've been an avid reader for a long time.
One of the things I enjoy the most about the non aviation forum is the threads on transport.

Thanks for all the great pictures!!!

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RE: Bus Rail And Other Transport Pics - Jan/Feb '09

Thu Feb 19, 2009 3:18 am



Quoting Seb146 (Reply 1):
Westside Express opens on Feb 2

Finally had a chance to shoot a WES DMU at the Beaverton Transit Center...





And an airport-bound MAX train entering the Sunset Transit Center...

 
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RE: Bus Rail And Other Transport Pics - Jan/Feb '09

Thu Feb 19, 2009 6:57 am



Quoting 757GB (Reply 51):
Hi guys,

I only joined Anet recently as a member, however I've been an avid reader for a long time.
One of the things I enjoy the most about the non aviation forum is the threads on transport.

Hi GB welcome to A.net ... you'll have loads of fun here.  Big grin

Quoting PhilGil (Reply 52):
Finally had a chance to shoot a WES DMU at the Beaverton Transit Center...

Cool pics of the DMUs !!!
Does Tri-Met have a lot of Flxible Metros left in the bus fleet ?
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RE: Bus Rail And Other Transport Pics - Jan/Feb '09

Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:59 am



Quoting N867DA (Reply 48):
For some reason people are a lot more intimidated by an SLR.

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RE: Bus Rail And Other Transport Pics - Jan/Feb '09

Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:51 pm



Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 54):
Cool pics of the DMUs !!!
Does Tri-Met have a lot of Flxible Metros left in the bus fleet ?

Thank you. I'm not sure about the buses (don't know them well enough to identify the various types), but FWIW that looks like a typical TriMet coach.
 
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RE: Bus Rail And Other Transport Pics - Jan/Feb '09

Sun Mar 01, 2009 1:19 am



Quoting Glid4500 (Reply 53):
Does Tri-Met have a lot of Flxible Metros left in the bus fleet ?

If you mean the articulated ones, no. They gave those up years ago. Part of the problem was they were all built in Bulgaria or Romania or someplace like that. The factory went under so, getting parts for them was impossible. Luckily, Red Line replaced the need for them. IIRC, the articulated buses were used only on the #12 line, which, before Red Line, ran from Sherwood southwest of Portland, through downtown and out Sandy Blvd to PDX. They were also used on the #57 route which ran from downtown Portland to Forest Grove west of Portland.

I just came from Saturday Market. It opened for the season. Tri-Met was also testing the new Type IV light rail trains under power. These same types of trains are used in Charlotte, Houston, Oceanside, and Paris, according to www.trimet.org
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RE: Bus Rail And Other Transport Pics - Jan/Feb '09

Sun Mar 01, 2009 2:13 am



Quoting PhilGil (Reply 52):
Finally had a chance to shoot a WES DMU at the Beaverton Transit Center...

Man, Those things are scary looking!

I'll have to post some of the local DMU's Diesel Railcars so you know what I'm comparing it to to think it's scary
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RE: Bus Rail And Other Transport Pics - Jan/Feb '09

Sun Mar 01, 2009 7:56 pm



Quoting Glid4500 (Reply 53):
Does Tri-Met have a lot of Flxible Metros left in the bus fleet ?

OK - I looked up the fleet on Wikipedia (so it may not be completely accurate) and Tri Met operates 152 40' Metros and 10 30' Metros - out of a total fleet of 660.

Quoting Seb146 (Reply 56):
Tri-Met was also testing the new Type IV light rail trains under power.

Cool - I'm really looking forward to seeing them in operation.

Quoting Brendan03 (Reply 57):
Man, Those things are scary looking!

To me they look like old Eastern European stock (don't really know why). They're home-grown, though (built in Colorado).
 
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RE: Bus Rail And Other Transport Pics - Jan/Feb '09

Sun Mar 01, 2009 8:56 pm

I went for a walk today with my camera, and remembered this thread, so I took some pictures when a couple of trains went past.

Amongst them... one of First TransPennine Express's notorious Class 185 units...
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...and a GNER InterCity 225.
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Though I'll admit the view I was actually looking for was decidedly not one of trains... I was more after this, taken from the same vantage point...

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RE: Bus Rail And Other Transport Pics - Jan/Feb '09

Mon Mar 02, 2009 3:12 am



Quoting IH8BY (Reply 59):
Amongst them... one of First TransPennine Express's notorious Class 185 units...

That's a gorgeous bridge, Very Steam Era and very typical of english design for the time.
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RE: Bus Rail And Other Transport Pics - Jan/Feb '09

Mon Mar 02, 2009 4:03 am



Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 32):
Im not sure why, but the sides really remind me of an RTS, sort of a futuristic looking one at that.



Quoting Brendan03 (Reply 33):
I can see that, I was looking at one of those the otherday and it reminded me of that, To be honest, They could have taken the idea from one of those buses and changed it to their own liking.
I have to say the front on that bus isn't very nice though

It do look similar to the RTS, but the RTS has a more beefy look to it.

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 34):
Which one the bubble thing or the RTS? Idk what it is, but the RTS will always be my favorite bus hands down.

Transit buses wise, the RTS are my favorite also. I really like the older ones with the slope backs which were powered by 8v71. I wish GM still built transit buses and highway coaches. Who know what new GM design we would see on the roads today!

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