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ITT: We post old vehicles and rolling stock that's still in regular service.

Pic related are the oldest vehicles in service in Spain I think. Originally entered service in 1974, rebuilt in the early 90s.
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HŽ series 7121, DMU for commuter transport.
Built 1981 by Đuro Đaković under the license of of Macosa, Spain, now part of Stadler. Overhauled about 2003.
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>>1281680
Also Macosa based its design on the German MAN class Class 624/634, that was built from 1961-1968 and finally retired in 2005.

Almost the same trains (some minor technical differences) are also still in use in Serbia and Macedonia.
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>>1281680
Did not you mention the G16C?
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>>1281691

Withdrawn from service and sold off or used for spare parts/ 4 units stripped down to HŽ 2043 standard
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>>1281646
*Dabs on the TRAXX*
RENFE 251, delivered between 1982 and 1984.
Heavily inspired on the JR EF66, it's still the most powerful locomotive in Spain, at 4650kW. It also hauls the heaviest train in the country, carrying steel rolls from Avilés to Sagunto. If there isn't a 251 available, the service has to be done with two TRAXX.
251.004 retains her original livery, as seen here.
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>>1281698
Ah, what a pity.
They were very noisy.
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The carriages in the middle have been in use since the mid-1950s, but have been rebuilt twice, so they look quite modern.

They'll be taken out of service next year.
If you want, you can buy them, starting at 15'000 bucks.
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The Jacobite. Runs daily (and i think twice daily sometimes) during the summer on the West Highland Line.

>The daily service departs Fort William at 10.15am and arrives at Mallaig at 12.25pm. The return from Mallaig departs at 2.10pm arriving back into Fort William at 4pm. The service crosses the additional afternoon train at Glenfinnan on Mondays to Fridays and this is the only regular crossing of two steam services passing each other on the national network.

>the locomotives for the main service are either Ian Riley's LMS Black 5 44871 or 45407 The Lancashire Fusilier, plus LNER K1 62005 Lord of the Isles or Bert Hitchen's LMS Black 5 45231 The Sherwood Forester.
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>>1281723
That's a heritage service tho. I meant regular not as in running regularily, but as in non-heritage service.
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Budd M2 EMU. Originally built from 1972-77, overhauled in the 90s and mid 2000s. Last ones finally retired around a month ago.
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>>1281726
well it runs on the mainline not on a heritage railway
but ye i see what you're saying
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With the historic Buenos Aires subway cars having been retired from regular service some years ago after an impressive 99 years of service, are the Milan trams from 1928-30 the oldest vehicles in regular service anywhere in the world?
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>>1281738
Probably, but Boston's PCCs are up there, considering they've been in revenue service consecutively since the 40s
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A club of Chicago suburbanites pays Metra to haul their own private car on the Union Pacific North Line, once inbound in the morning and once outbound in the evening. The current car was built in 1949, but the tradition goes back further than that. It's the last private commuter car service in the U.S.
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>>1281738
Line 12 (St. Charles) in New Orleans still runs streetcars dating from 1923.
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>>1281646
SEPTA ran some Silverliner 2's up until 2012 and those were from 1963
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>>1281646
NJ Transit's oldest engines are their GP40's from the late 1960s. According to the wiki they still use 22 of them.
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The Tobu 6050s where in service from 1964 and retrofitted in 1986 I think.
Also Japans Kominato railroad has a bunch of Kiha 200s built in the 60s.
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>>1281795
I had no idea NJT had lines like that, single track with little stations and stuff. I've only ever been on their big commuter route into NYC. (From Metropark, when I used to visit my grandmother near that station when she was still alive.)
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>>1281738
Some of the stuff on San Francisco's F line is even older. They've got a really interesting thing going there, a whole major tram line through a modern city that runs a crazy fleet of historic trams from all over the world, including, interestingly enough, a whole bunch of ex-Milan Peter Witts. I think this is the oldest thing in regular service on the line, built in 1912 for the city of SF and still in normal timetable service today.

That said it's a bit of a mixed up situation, it's not that clear HOW frequently certain cars operate, and a lot of their fleet haven't been in continuous service since built but were instead pulled out of museums or scrapyards decades after their original retirements and were restored back to operational condition.
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There are railway companies with steam trains in regular timetable service. E.g.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harz_Narrow_Gauge_Railways
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>>1281862
The F-line is a classic. Although I do wonder if it falls within the regular revenue service category or the heritage service category. It's kind of a grey area, since it does offer an actually practical service, despite being by its own definition a heritage line.

I've been to San Francisco twice, but I never got to see anything other than PCCs and Milan trams on the F-line. I don't think they run the very old vehicles too frequently.
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>>1281751
The PCCs at least have been substantially rebuilt. I'd argue that the 1500s/1600s on the Red Line, which have been running in mainline service on the busiest line of the system since the 1960s without ever seeing a single substantial upgrade, are the most impressive feat on the T.
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>>1281951
A close second would be the 1200s on the orange line, which were built in the late 1970s and have also never seen a significant upgrade/rebuild, though they haven't held up nearly as well as the 1500s and 1600s on the Red Line have. The orange line used to be the nigger line, so it's not as if the T ever cared about giving them nice things anyways.
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Septa Silverliner IV, made for PRR and Reading railroad by General Electric in 1964, bounced ownership to Penn Central, then to Conrail and are in part owned by the city of Philadelphia and SEPTA. Still the backbone of SEPTA's fleet
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Budd metroliner. Amongst the last contracts for Budd manufacturing in north philly, these cabs were made in 1976. The motors were a hot mess and converted to cab control cars in 1987. Amtrak is beginning to propose replacing them in the next couple years
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These beauties are in service since the late 70s. Malaise era design at its best.
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Budd Amfleet 1. This rolling stock was made 1975 at Budd and was their last intercity railcar contract. These cars are the backbone of Amtrak's fleet in the northeast. This year Amtrak is putting out bids to replace them
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SEPTA 615. Retired 4 months ago. Built 1949 for great Northern RRD. Used as part of a gel train. Sold to private collector
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Septa alp-44, last operational in the world. Officially retired by septa and replaced by the ACS-64, it has a swan song running on NJ Transit to help their service crunch
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Kawasaki streetcar, built 1980. 2 versions built, one for streetcar service one for suburban service
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Comet II. Build by bombardier in 1982, in service with septa push pull fleet and NJ transit on Atlantic city line before they suspended service and moved them up north for PTC compliance
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>>1281966
sexy af senpai
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And a bit of a throwback. The brill bullet was made 1931 and in service until 1990, and the Reading blueliner, built by Bethlehem steel in 1930 and in service after a rebuild in the 60's until 1990
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>>1281862
F line is a line which operates heritage cars on purpose though. Milan is just the regular regular service.
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>>1281646
These bad boys have been running for 81 years now. 50 on the London Underground, 30 on the Isle of Wight. They are being replaced though.
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Arrow I made by st lous car company, in use as a part of wire train
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Nj transit arrow III. Made 1976 by GE. Proposal going though to replace them with newer multilevels
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>>1281681
That kinda reminds me of the finnish Sm2
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>>1281847
Yup, pretty sure this is Egg Harbor Station. Which currently sits dormant as the AC Line is still shutdown for upgrades.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Egg+Harbor+City/@39.5264879,-74.6480979,249m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x89c0dc29ba6c87a7:0x53871a8b3fe72a37!8m2!3d39.5264326!4d-74.6480629?hl=en
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>>1282326
Those things are sadly on their way out :(

We don't maintain rolling stock overly long, shockingly. Those Swedes have / recently had some suburban passenger coaches from the 40s in use. Also Lidingö banan trams.

On that department, some of these things are 40 year old. None discarded so far, though I don't think the high floors will return even into rush service anymore.
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the PEP based stock, BR Classes 313/314/315/507/508 built in late 70s
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>>1282895
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CLRV's here in Toronto. They first entered service in 1979. The most recent schedule I have seen has them being retired this year, although the TTC has said they will preserve one of the vehicles.
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>>1283001
Are they going to scrap the rest? Is there no shithole tram systems anymore who are in the market for 2nd hand vehicles?
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FAUR PKP class Lxd2 (built 1964-1987) formerly delivered coal from mines now serves as a tourist attraction. Passenger rides available only in summer
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>>1282893
what's PEP?
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>>1281703
>busdongo
hearty kek…
Is it just me, or are the overhead wires really low in that pic?
also, what's with the heat plume? Almost looks like an exhaust plume, but the unit looks electric. Is it the heat from the engines?
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>>1283051
>overhead wires
I think it's just the loco being massive that makes them look like that, afaik wires aren't particularly low in Spain.

>heat plume
Older electric rolling stock didn't use regenerative breaking, so when they use the dynamic brake they just burn up the excess energy through some resistances on the roof. Dunno if ithas an ac unit for the driver as well.
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>>1283051
>Is it just me, or are the overhead wires really low in that pic?
Overhead wiring is pretty low in Spain, at least compared to other countries like France or places with fuckhueg loading gauges like the US.
>what's with the heat plume?
As >>1283056 said, it's most likely from the rheostatic braking.
>>1283056
I think 251s do have AC units, but considering the ambient temperature in that situation, the driver was probably using the regular electric cab heater.
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>>1283032
Prototype Electro Pneumatic, the train they were based on
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>>1283532
why didn't they keep that nose design holy shit that's aesthetic
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>>1283535
Continuous corridor capability is the norm on BR Southern Region-derived rolling stock.
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1938 London Tube stock still in use on the Isle of Wight (restricted tunnel clearances)
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>>1282488
all of them have been extended with a low floor middle car so they have plenty of years to come
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Do the Cable Cars in San Fransisco count?
>first line opened in 1873, started to decline in the early 1900s, rebuilt in early 80's
>oldest line that is still operating was opened on 1878
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>>1284536
No, as they're a heritage operation. They're still awesome af tho, don't get me wrong.
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>>1284572
I wouldn't consider them a heritage operation, since they're original rolling stock. The St. Charles streetcar line in New Orleans is another example of this.
They are a scam, though, because it's $5 (?) a ride, way higher than regular MUNI fare.
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>>1283605
>Island Line
God that branding looks tacky, glad to have been on the line before it was taken over by SWR.
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>>1284578
They're kept for heritage purposes though, not because of an actual, practical need. At least the F-line is practical to use and has regular fares.
A transport being in operation continually and with original rolling stock doesn't negate it being a heritage operation, if it is clearly focused as such. Similar thing happens with pic related,original rolling stock, continuous operation, but it's still a heritage operation.
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This train is the oldest of the second-hand trains from Japan, bought for scrap value back in 2007, and got involved in a corruption scheme
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>>1283001
Let's hope they give more to museums and interested buyers, that would help a bunch with PR I think. At the very least there should be one or more at the radial railway in halton
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>>1282488
I hate these ugly boxes, but I just know the moment they retire them, I'll be thinking to myself "those oldschool trams were actually pretty cool"
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NYCTA R32

Built 1964-65. Still run in limited numbers thanks to Bombardier fucking up the R179 orders.
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>>1282488
>>1284683
I like them. They remind me of the M8C, M8D and TW 6000 trams near where I live
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>>1284623
Where at? Looks cute.
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>>1281646
Ezh stock, developed in the 60s, is still in service on one line of Moscow metro, alongside the newest Moskva stock.
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next stop derro central aka elizabeth. introduced in 1987, last diesel suburban trains in australia
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>>1286729
Oh yeah I think I rode those when I was in Moscow, noisy as hell. Pretty neat.
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>>1286736
It's really fun to see both the oldest and the newest stock on the same platform. Thinking about spending a day on one of the stations to catch both in the same place again.
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>>1286729
Unfortunately they are not so cozy as they were initially. Somewhat like in 2000s these trains have been revamped by removing the driver's cabin in the intermediate cars, installing new fluorescent lights instead of old lamps and putting new plastic seats instead of leather ones.
>>1286736
They intentionally maintained them badly as they were waiting for new trains.
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>>1286736
Typ E is quieter than 81-717/81-714 for some reason. Why?
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>>1286804
I don't think so. Nomernye and E are equally noisy. Maybe the E even noisier than "nomernye"
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>>1286806
I won't say so, nomernye are louder on acceleration.
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>>1286808
I don't know really, as I don't ride the purple line often
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Nankai 6000 Series EMU

Built by Tokyu Car Corporation from 1962 to 1969 under the license of The Budd Company, it was one of the first all-stainless steel railway cars in Japan. 72 cars were built and all of them are still currently in service on Nankai Electric Railway's Kouya Line, they will eventually be replaced starting this year until 2023
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these ain't that old, but they pretty nice to look at
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>>1286802
I can confirm that at least some of them still have lamps.
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>>1286987
Maybe somewhere in St. Petersburg or Kiev, but in Moscow they are like picrelated
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>>1283010
Toronto trams have a custom gauge, so unless you find a n operator who uses that same gauge, all those clrv are worth more as scrap
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>>1287207
Toronto tram gauge is only 60mm wider than standard. Surely it's no big problem to adjust them to standard gauge.
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>>1287119
>>1287123
>>1287130
god I want to visit lisbon so bad
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>>1287252
They picked up a good number of their PCCs from American systems that were shutting down, and which were almost all standard gauge. So it clearly couldn't have been much of an issue.



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