Post your British trains (preferably AC powered Locomotives and EMUs), but diesel is acceptable.
>>1318820Is anyone gonna actually post or is this thread just a dead duck?
Bullshit decrepit northern rail
>>1318888Alright now we've got it going.
>>1318891Oi m8 don't be slagging off northern rail
Choo choo boys
>>1318898Tbf the new leccy ones are alright like. But fuck the old ones, they rattle like a smack heads bones aching for a fix.
>>1318903>>1318914This is for posting British trains, not posting shitty memes, fuck off.
>>1318904That's just Pacers, people hate the concept of a Bus like design on freight wagon bogies, the Sprinters and recently transferred Turbostars however are actually pretty good.
>>1318948How about both?
>>1319038If it's not some tasteless political meme and is more of a railfan community meme then sure, that passes.
>>1318820Waiting for the Great British Forehead to come back in fashion>>1318893Great Forehead
I'm going to have to start with the Farringdon Reverse. Entirely allowable under the subsurface ruleset.
>>1319107It's actually a loss edit, and my second favorite
>>1319253The Subsurface Ruleset was retroactively banned after the disaster at the 1993 Gloucestershire regional championship. Unless you're talking about the revision, but then I've got you beat starting on Ladbroke Grove.
>>1319114Does this one have a good forehead? kek
>>1319253>>1319273Before either of you make any serious commitments the proper steps must be taken to compensate for the disparity in expansion sets. An egg timer at minimum.
>>1318898based and 323pilled
>>1321934fucking pikies have stolen the wires again
>>1318820uncommon opinion.i love the new azuma trains
>>1321999>based and 323pilledThe 333s are way better. I wonder what the 331s will be like in service.
>>1322284How are they compared to the Class 91 and HSTs?
>>1322284They look fine, someone actually tried for once.
>>1319038is this loss?
>>1318820new livery looking sexy
>>1322290>The 333s are way betterAbsolute brainlet take there, the traction motors on the 323 are superb
i dont care what anyone says, ill miss the pacers when theyre gone, already seeing alot less of them now
>>1323268HSTs can make anything look sexy, but ngl that's a pretty good one
>>1324378Seeing less? Really? Around South Yorkshire there are still as many smoking about as there was in the 90s
This vid so satisfying. Just like... all the mechanical sounds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrPC9DP3j8g
London underground class 20
>>1324378>pacer going at 70yikes
>>1325855that is peak livery
>>1325867There was also this livery, although I personally thought it was terrible
>>1325959I agree. From 100-0 real fast.
>>1326086That's a class 76. Buffer beams as part of the bogies, Bo-Bo arrangement.Pic related is a class 77. Co-Co arrangement, buffer beams as part of the body
>>1318891Based Pacers RIP
>>1318899British trains operating on German tracks is ästhetisch.
>>1326624>>1326625>>1326629>>1326632Ah yes, those were some Siemens trainets we ordered both in the early 2000s and recently.
>>1326687That thing is covered in Indian paintwork, fitting for the absolute state of Britain in the current year.
>>1326635dammit, now that's all I see .....don't have a train reaction, so here's this
>>1327770As I've already said, this is for posting British trains, not shitting up the thread, now fuck off /pol/tard.
>>1326687One about shunters I appreciate is their use on mainline operations.
>>1327787One thing* fucking sleep deprivation honestly.
>>1327770It's Delft Blue as it's a Dutch Class 08 you fucking turbocuntmoron.
>>1327775>i love muslim cockWhy don't you just admit that, cuck?
>>1327808Why don't you fuck off back to /pol/ and stop shitting up the thread? Not everybodies lives are absorbed by politics to the point that they can't avoid talking about it. This has been a decent thread so far, a slight bump, but overall it's been functioning accordingly, I don't need brainlets like you ruining it with your spiteful crap.
Might as well get back to bumping this thread after dealing with that/pol/tard.
>>1327816>>1328313>social justice and trainsTwo types of autism combined together, didn't even know it was possible. Enjoy your open borders.
>>1328315Are you still here? Do you project your life as an incel by kicking up a hornets nest and acting superior? Fuck off already for christ sake.
Once again, bump.
>>1328340Voyagers are the worst trains ever. At least Pacers have big windows.
>>1328343They literally aren't, they're one of the most efficient DEMUs in the country, as well as the most aesthetic.
There is a distinct lack of Sprinters in this thread.Where are my 153 bros at?
>>1328393Right here. Gotta love class 121 bubblecar successors.
>>1324378I just noticed the signal is green despite the train having just passed it...
>>1328432I've never seen that EMT livery before, although that is a rather old photo.
why are trains so ugly today.
>>1328571OLD GOODNEW BAD
>>1328447It isn't an EMT livery. It's some cascaded stock in an old Wales & West scheme.At least they bothered to put a sticker on jt, unlike all the former Scotrail 158s currently bouncing around Yorkshire.
>>1328589Ah, I though so.All their 153s are like pic related now anyway.
>>1328588That is very true in most cases. Rose tinted spectacle.
>>1328593Damn private franchises.
Bump (post some turbostars/electrostars if you can.)
>>1329420The 222s were a good replacement for them.
>>1329420fuck me Midland Mainline's liveries were kino
>>1329519Well no shit, you can't have a 3 car DMU operate on a long distance high speed line from London to Sheffield, but that doesn't make 170s bad, their current service in XC is just fine.
>>1329566What do you think about the EMU clone? c2c blue was an easthetic for me when I was a toddler, used to see them whining in and out of Barking.
>>1329796aesthetic* fucking keyboard loves screwing me over.
>>1329795On another note, what's the point of their first class?
>>1329969I mean most mutiple units have first class.
>>1330370I know it's a nice revenue earner for XC, but I meant more from the passenger point of view.
>>1330685Well you may as well ask any rail commuter on any service that question really.
>>1330938Not him but I'm also curious, what really is the point of a first class service on medium distance trains? The seats that ScotRail provides for example is no different from a standard class seat with the exception of a head cover, yet the prices are outrageous compared to standard class.
>>1330954Because you get the flat cushions kek, but really I'm sure it's just popular with arrogant business man that think they are too superior to sit with all the other average Joes, you also get curtains, and sockets for charging your phone etc, really it's just a premium element, also pic related is a dated source, FirstGroup no longer own ScotRail.
>>1328593>tfw the only line around here that regularly ran a 153 has had it replaced with a 142i sort of like pacers just for how bad they are but would much prefer a 153
>>1330961The picture may be dated in the sense that the franchise is run by another operator, but the service on those types of DMUs remain largely the same.
>>1329519They couldn't be much worse. They were totally unsuitable for Sheffield to London services. What they were thinking i don't know.
>>1330938I've only travelled in first class but if you book in advance the price for it is often very reasonable for what you get.>>1330961Even the power socket point is a moot point with a lot of trains now.>>1331035100mph was too slow for such a distance but was their acceleration that bad?
>>1331122I meant to say>I've only travelled in first class a handful of times
>>1323005Ah yes, the British city of Cheyenne, Wyoming. Is Wyoming in the West Midlands?
>>1331158Just south of Birmingham.
what do we all think of the Mk5 sleepers?
>>1331480Mixed feelings, on one hand they are an aesthetic, on the other hand it's sad that Derby based Bombardier couldn't make them, as the series was British made up until now.
This thread has been suffering some neglection lately, bump.
>>1318914Fucking millennial retards. British trains are based.
>>1332852Yeah I did have to deal with a couple of /pol/yards trying to shit the thread up, luckily they’ve fucked off though.
>>1332831>SPT blood and custardJust take me back, the saltire livery looks awful.
>>1332831>>1332891>>1332907>SPT actually running trains.I get that Scotrail is functional now, but seriously, integrated transport on the buses, subway and the trains would have been fantastic in Glasgow.
>>1332907>no turquoise lineEven better.
>>1332880>Blaming /pol/ and not /b/I doubt /pol/ even knows of /n/'s existence.
>>1332930Well you know, same old political shitposts “hurr durr immigrants” etc.
>>1332930AOC meaning that /n/ gets shit on by /pol/
>>1332937AOC? Like the chick in the Bronx?
Class 89s are underrated.
>>1332880No, they're all in the Trump thread right now
>>1333906They've fucked off of this thread, though, which is what matters.
>>1333905based anteater locomotive
>>1333933>anteaterThey were nicknamed "badgers"
>>1333905I can't believe they were actually in service.>what could have been
>>1333930TRUMP! TRUMP! TRUMP!
>>1333942I think they're better in LNER's hands, kino nonetheless
>>1333943I don't care for that kind of politics, it's off topic and I don't want it but it's less irritating than making political references when posting trains such as brexit and what not.
>>1328343>Voyagers are the worst trains ever.They aren't bad, what's bad is the way cross-country fucking uses them.
>>1328436>having just passed it.There's your reason.
>>1329420Fuck me Derby's ugly.>>1329969>what's the point of their first class?You need to get onto a Birmingham - Stanstead 170 service. 2/3 carriages for what should be at least 5. Full till standing until Leicester always. That's the point.>>1329795>their current service in XC is just fineYou too.
>>1331122>but was their acceleration that badYes. They're banned from the WCML (apart from Birmingham to Wolverhampton) for it.
>>1334665Not the Derby guy you're replying to, but that's a pretty old photograph, it's actually a very nice station.
>>1334663Uh, no? Once a train passes a signal then it goes red, once it passes the signal after that it will display single yellow, after that, double yellow, and after that, green.
>>1334678Yeah I chose a photo of an MML class 170, so probably late 90s, early 00s. I'm sure it's been redone.
>>1334778Not them but they're clearly implying that they don't change instantly, which is true.If it's going at, say 50mph, it's entirely possible the picture was taken JUST as it went past the signal and it hadn't changed yet.
>>1334783There's no track box by the signal which is what automatically switches them. These are usually placed just ahead of the signal so they do turn red while the train is still crossing them.
>>1334783Hmmm, to my knowledge they change right away, but I’ll take your word for it.
>>1334665>>1334678Hey, I was in Derby several weeks ago, train station was lovely actually. Was going up to Matlock, have a dull pic I took.
i heard that northern rail were getting/have gotten some ex-scotrail 170s but did they get 158s aswell? there was something on the news about northern the other day and it showed a scotrail 158 coupled to a northern dmu at manchester victoria
>>1334963Your answer was posted earlier if you bothered to read the thread.>>1328589
>>1334778what he said >>1334783>>1334791looks /comfy/
SWT class 170s were kino why did they have to discontinue them
>>1326687That is an NS 600 class. It's virtually identical to the BR class 08/09 but it isn't a class 08.
>>1335558We transferred some class 08s/09s to the Dutch I believe.
I get that crossrail is being built over it today but it's sad that the north London line branch to north Woolwich was closed, I used to love seeing them pull in at West Ham.
>>1335572Fucking forgot pic related, also silverlink was kino.
>>1328313Oh god oh fuck the ONE livery. The most fucking aesthetic livery ever
>>1335627Virgin have you covered if you want rainbows.
>>1334787>>1334789Sig/n/aller here. It's entirely possible that that particular signal has a large interval spacing, meaning that the actual section gap is further ahead of the section signal. This is usually, but not always, done on the approach to particularly hazardous locations so that if a SPAD does occur, the train has a bit more space to stop which is relatively safe to be in. The train being there still means the signal behind that one is red.Contrarily, some signals have super short intervals, and thus go red almost immediately, sometimes before the first vehicle has passed the signal, especially in urban areas, yards and so on.
>>1335627I fucking know, so many good liveries were worn post privatisation in the early 2000s, such a shame.
>>1335630Also piss off.
>>1335635Why? It wasn't bait you idiot.
>>1335636Seemed like it, if you see all the lgbt police car posts Amerifats make you'll know what I mean.
>>1335787I can't be arsed to talk politics, but I can't say I disagree with their sentiment, it's throwing away public money to virtue signal.
>>1335568There were some War Department machines which were also not class 08's.They are however all variants of the English Electric 0-6-0DE shunter, all in a 300-400hp power class.
>>1335259Muh no proper room for a refreshments trolleyeven though all the Cross-Country lot manage
>>13356301. Piss off.2. Fuck you, the "livery" (if you can even call it that) of what the Virgin trains are being refurbed into is the shittest one ever to exist.
>>1336047They were typically 2 car, and mid distance DMUs, so that matters less.
>>1336062They were for London to Exeter/Bristol.I'm not offering an opinion or speculation, that's why they got rid of them.
>>1336067I'm pretty sure they were primarily for London to Salisbury.
>>1336071They were for that route as well yes.
>>1336073https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUvw3aqSHzM&ab_channel=ADFProductionsThey were still kino you can't argue that.
>>1336086oh yeah, for sure.The 170 body is kino full stop though and apart from the disgusting mess that is the WMR livery it always looks good.
>>1333905As aesthetic as the carbody is, those headlights are cunt-fucking ugly
>>1336092WMR 172 is nice though.
>>1336132I don't know I've always liked the LM green livery, but I guess that's just rose tinted spectacle.
>>1336409What are your thoughts on the new LNR livery?I'm quite a fan, although I've seen a few of them with some shitty advertisement for Cadbury's World in the middle of the livery.
>>1336416I like how the yellow front is only applied to the gangway door.
>>1336433I thought the yellow front requirement was gone anyway now.
>>1336435The yellow front requirement can be waived if daylight running lights fulfil certain criteria. Otherwise, the yellow front remains mandatory.I'm not sure if trains can be retrofitted with daylight running lights which can fit the legal criteria or not, or whether this is entirely based on class numbers.
Where are my 357 bros at?
More 357 images, bump.
>>1336437>I'm not sure if trains can be retrofitted with daylight running lights which can fit the legal criteria or notI'm fairly sure they can, I remember something about the Brighton Belle preservation project installing new lights to dodge the yellow end requirement.
>>1336437>>1336872I assume it's seldom done because painting the front yellow is far easier and cheaper, and at the end of the day, it's basically just aesthetics.On another note, any ideas on what will happen to the 153s at the end of the year? None of them are PRM compliant and there's no real replacement for them.
>>1336943I imagine they'll have the same fait as what they were the successors to, the class 121s.