Get on board the Train, rail, locomotive thread

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  1. Silvermoth

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    Hi everyone,

    Bit of a nerdy hobby but anyone else a fan of trains? Post your faves or even just cool train trips you’ve taken.

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    Russian locomotive Class IS

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    The Maglev train in Shanghai (Asia has the coolest trains)

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    The good old steam engine
     
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  2. Brutikus

    Brutikus Pax per Tyrannidem

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    Loved trains from since very young. :woot:




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    It's not really a hobby of mine but I do think that trains are fascinating.
     
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  5. Mandon Knight

    Mandon Knight NCC-1701

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    I love me some trains. Love travelling by train. Wonderful invention.
     
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  6. Brutikus

    Brutikus Pax per Tyrannidem

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    I live out in the boondocks in Illinois and I went to grad school in Chicago. I usually drove to class but on heavy snow days I took the train instead. I was always grateful and came to enjoy it. Since then I've wanted to take a cross country trip.

    There is the Illinois Railway Museum not far from where I live.

    https://www.irm.org
     
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    Hi, I'm here for the gang ba.....

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    Nevermind.
     
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  9. Silvermoth

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    Wouldn’t be a train thread without the shinkansen of course

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    And a bit of a local one for me and one I’m dying to do. The Ghan

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    It’s a bit like something out of a mad max movie. In fact, it’s so epic our tv station made like a six hour show just on riding the Ghan

    Beautiful!

    Yeah I love a good train trip. I’ve done Hue to Nha Trang in Vietnam and then Nha trang overnight to Ho Chi Minh City. It wasn’t the most glamorous trip but it was very scenic and fun
     
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    I took a bullet train ride from Frankfurt to Aachen in Germany in 07. Had a stop in Koln and took a picture of the ultra modern train next to the medieval church in the background. That was cool to me.
     
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    Brutikus Pax per Tyrannidem

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    Rail motor pic from Northern New South Wales -

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    That would be awesome. We were going to go to Germany and do a trip like that but we’ve decided to do Russia and Northern Europe instead.

    We’re doing the Sapsan from Moscow to st Petersburg. Real life snowpeircer!

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    And we’re doing the trip from Oslo to Bergen, said to be one of the most beautiful in the world

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    Beautiful. As a kid, that style of train was my favourite whenever I went trainwatching with my dad
     
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    One of my dreams, if I can ever afford it, is to travel on the Orient Express.
     
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    That is a Northern Rivers Rail train in AUS but I believe that those ones were purchased from USA (I am not enough of a rail engine geek to know for sure).

    This is a photo of a similiar if not same locomotive engine from the USA.

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  15. Mandon Knight

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    That sound, that feel, that visual majesty. :ilv:
     
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    Ever since I was a kid I've always enjoyed train journeys (not talking about commutes, obviously). Especially through the countryside. Steam trains are beautiful.
     
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    That would be incredible!!

    Yeah the one I was thinking of was the V/Line Class A66 Diesel Electric

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    I know, no other form of transport is as beautiful or as romantic
     
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  18. Mandon Knight

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    Agreed, the romanticism is part of the Orient 'dream' as such.
     
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  19. Silvermoth

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    Plus, good opportunity to solve some crimes.

    I would really love to do the rocky mountaineer in Canada one day
     
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    Knowing my luck, be the victim of one.
     
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  21. Silvermoth

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    Ha, you’ll be alright. Just as long as you don’t have skeletons in your closet!

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    The Blue Train in South Africa
     
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    Or to riot against the upper classes because you're tired of eating protein bars made from cockroaches.
     
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    :lmao:
     
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