Why This Train Is The Envy Of The World: The Shinkansen Story

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Posted by Jones1945 on Friday, February 15, 2019 5:11 AM

Haha! Ladies and gentleman, you guys really think that Talga of 1941 really looked that bad? (Yes, it looks like something from an amusement park's ghost house) But I still managed to found a challenger of the Talga:

Surprise

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Posted by Overmod on Friday, February 15, 2019 7:20 AM

Jones1945
I still managed to found a challenger of the Talga:

That's not even as bad-looking as a Napier Deltic.

Or, I suspect, this:

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Posted by Jones1945 on Friday, February 15, 2019 7:59 AM

Overmod

That's not even as bad-looking as a Napier Deltic.

Or, I suspect, this:

Oh my dear Overmod, speaking of modern ugly train design, they are like a shadow following us! Btw, this Russian train looks like a hungry golden fish...Ick!

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Posted by Miningman on Friday, February 15, 2019 8:35 AM

Ok I'll join in on the fun. What in tarnation is this thing? 

Poppet valve, Duplex, mobile Taco stand? 

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Friday, February 15, 2019 10:19 AM

Mamma mia,  it just gets worse and worse...

I'm reminded of a saying aeronautical engineers have, "If it looks good, it'll fly good!"   Some truth to that, most of the airplanes that were flops were the ugly ones, and if it looked ridiculous it usually turned out ridiculous.

Given that criterion, I wonder just how successful in the long run those ugly trains were?

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Friday, February 15, 2019 2:32 PM

Penny Trains

 

 
BaltACD
Except for the color - I don't see where the Green Diamond is any uglier than UP's M10000.

 

Amen to that!  Wink

That Italian beastie looks more like an amusement park ride than a serious attempt at streamlining.  Ick!

 

No, no, no, Signorina!  Dat ting's no Italiano, itsa Spanish!  You no see nothin' Italiano  dat ugly!

Well OK, Crosti boiler engine no looka so good, but no as bad as dat Spanish ting!

DISS is ITALIANO...

https://fineartamerica.com/featured/two-steam-locomotives-pavel-melnikov.html  

 

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Posted by SD70Dude on Friday, February 15, 2019 4:02 PM

Miningman

Ok I'll join in on the fun. What in tarnation is this thing? 

Poppet valve, Duplex, mobile Taco stand? 

Looks like one of the last 3 oil-fired Fairlies built by Vulcan Foundry for the Mexican railways, for use on the steeply graded line between Mexico City and Veracruz.

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Posted by BaltACD on Friday, February 15, 2019 4:04 PM

Jones1945
Haha! Ladies and gentleman, you guys really think that Talga of 1941 really looked that bad? (Yes, it looks like something from an amusement park's ghost house) But I still managed to found a challenger of the Talga:

Looks like a Baldwin Centipede that someone put a 'cube' extention on the nose for some reason.  Rhinoplasty fail!

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Posted by Jones1945 on Saturday, February 16, 2019 2:34 AM

BaltACD

 

 
Jones1945
Haha! Ladies and gentleman, you guys really think that Talga of 1941 really looked that bad? (Yes, it looks like something from an amusement park's ghost house) But I still managed to found a challenger of the Talga:

 

Looks like a Baldwin Centipede that someone put a 'cube' extention on the nose for some reason.  Rhinoplasty fail!

 

It is Barney the Dinosaur himself, don't you recognize him? Coffee

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Posted by tarheeltracks on Sunday, February 17, 2019 8:51 AM

India's high speed train made it's maiden trip yesterday and broke down on the way back. It was reported to be a problem with the brakes. Railway spokesperson stated may have hit a cow??? MOOOOO!!!

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Posted by Jones1945 on Sunday, February 17, 2019 9:57 AM

My original intention was trying to share with our reader that how the styling of the Shinkansen was probably inspired by many classic diesel streamliners in the States. I have never imagined that a moo moo cow from India became a thing in this post...CoffeeLaugh

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Posted by Penny Trains on Sunday, February 17, 2019 7:00 PM

What?  HERE?  Why should THAT surprise you!  Laugh

Big Smile  I'm Cuckoo For Choo Choo Stuffs!  Big Smile

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Sunday, February 17, 2019 9:26 PM

After the incident, you suppose the diner on that Indian train added steaks to the menu?  Dinner  Chef  Laugh

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Posted by Jones1945 on Monday, February 18, 2019 1:46 AM

Penny Trains

What?  HERE?  Why should THAT surprise you!  Laugh

Not surprising but I found it hilarious! Anyway, nice to see you in Classic Trains forum, Becky! CoffeeWink

Flintlock76

After the incident, you suppose the diner on that Indian train added steaks to the menu?  Dinner  Chef  Laugh 

Good idea! Let's taste the poor moo moo cow steaks on a dining car of an Indian train. They do accept verbal orders like the train in China (in the 1980s) CoffeeChef

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