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I'm curious, which country do you think has the best trains? You can have multiple answers based on different criteria (looks, features, power, sound, etc). Share your favourites, say a word about them, I'm curious what everyone likes. Choo-choo.





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I judge trains mostly by their looks and sound, so my favourite ones are from where I live, probably because I've liked them since childhood. This color scheme is old and I rarely see locomotives using it, but it's my favourite. I like it most when it's pulling fuel tank wagons or cereal wagons.


Secondly, I like most JR East trains in Tokyo Area, even though they get a bit crowded they are so punctual and clean. There's this one E231 model on the Shonan Shinjuku and on Utsunomiya line which has a different motor on it, it makes a really cool whining sound when departing from the station.
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wststreet wrote:
I'm curious, which country do you think has the best trains? You can have multiple answers based on different criteria (looks, features, power, sound, etc). Share your favourites, say a word about them, I'm curious what everyone likes. Choo-choo.


I've moves this to General Discussion.

I like trains. I've traveled on trains in the US and Canada. But I don't know enough about trains, especially not trains in different countries, to have an opinion about where trains are best. Here are a couple of pictures I took from a train, one of which is also of a train. (oh, I guess the other one is too--a small part of the inside of a train.)





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iirc Japan has a luxury train, with bedroom and what-not.
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Whatever this train is.
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Out of anything I've ridden I love Medellin's metro. Trains are extremely clean, they show up on a regular basis, and it is easy to tell where their destination is. The only downsides are that it closes somewhat early (10/11pm depending on the day.) and rail lines are restricted to the metropolitan area.

EDIT: Can't say much on other's countries trains though, haven't traveled much yet.
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One of the Russian armored trains from WW2
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Switzerland, Austria, Germany.........clean interiors, they run on time.

I used to be a railfan. Traveled 48 states, most provinces in Canada with the sole idea of photographing trains. Have several slides sitting in 900-slide Logan boxes downstairs. Used to hike into areas non-accessible by vehicle (drones are better now, provided you have property owner permission to fly them) and set up for calendar shots. Sometimes it meant camping out overnight, hiking out next day. Usually went by myself account none of my railfan friends had that much time to vacation. Some of these areas were remote (no phone, pre-GPS, no gun) and lead to possibility of not returning (almost fell off cliffs twice: once in Canada on BC Rlwy, once in Colorado on DRGW). Haven't railfanned 5+ years now account aging.




foto not taken by me. Area: Curtis Hill, located on BNSF Chicago--LA main just beyond Heman, Oklahoma near the Sand Dunes. Train is eastbound. Line used to handle 200+ trains in 24 hr cycle but downturn in business has trains running consolidated & in lesser numbers. Most sidings along Chicago--LA main on BNSF are 2 miles long. Largely CTC but not 100% PTC.



Again, foto not by me: Mongolian Railway: loco model 2Zagal pulling the Bombat--Khonkhor passenger train near Khonkhor, taken 1-2-2016

Go to railpictures.net to view many train photos taken by fans and pros world-wide.
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This thread got way more attention than I was expecting, I'm happy to see so many people interested in trains
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Seriously XD
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Seriously XD


Do not underestimate the power of trains, choo.
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Where's my boi Thomas the tank engine at
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Where's my boi Thomas the tank engine at


Here call the cops
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