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Seriously XD


Do not underestimate the power of trains, choo.




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wststreet wrote:

Do not underestimate the power of trains, choo.


They can climb mountains!

The most exhilarating train ride I ever had was up Mt Washington on a steam-powered train in a snowstorm.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flM3e_c23yA



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Foto not taken by me. Copyright is on photo. Above is an example using a drone. To take this shot otherwise would require a helicopter for the elevation and Photoshop to eliminate the prop wash on the lake surface. Slough is likely deep enough no scaffold would be practical for foto shoot (aka Nicholas Morant along Canadian Pacific early 1950's extolling "The Canadian" premier streamlined passenger train) and likely no floater barge would be allowed either.



BNSF GE ES44DC 7846+ others not shown on train QATGLAC6-20L taken at Valentine, AZ on 9-23-2016. BNSF freight symbols Q = Quality (other freight symbols are M = merchandise, X = extra, restricted, or special, P = Priority (not as hot as Q), D = dead freight (low priority), B = bare table (empty container carrying well cars going back), S = Priority, higher than P-prefix); ATG = Atlanta, Georgia is origin; LAC = Los Angeles, CA is destination; 6 = numeric level priority (9 is very high priority, 8 is hot, 7 is not as hot, etc.; 20 represents calendar date departure from originating yard; L = I dunno, that's new since 2012).

Valentine, AZ. is Hualapai Indian res area. Almost zero population growth, no commercial development of conequence so photos of the galaxy out here at night is possible. Train photographed is waiting in siding for another higher priority train to roll by. Crew turned on headlights for photographer.
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Being dismayed with the USA's Amtrak and it's inability to compete with airlines outside of the Northeast Corridor & California and also sick of seeing the graffiti-covered diesel-powered freight trains that dominate the country, I spent the past year or so looking up videos of different trains (I was looking at JR Kyushu's Seaside Liner just a few minutes ago ) and ended up getting a preference for Japanese trains.

My favorites are the E5/H5 series, and the E7/W7 series Shinkansen trains. Very fast, very beautiful looking, and Gran Class seating is a plus too. I also like the 883 series and 885 series trains too.


H5 (left) & E5 (right)


W7


883


885


I also like the Seven Stars in Kyushu and am looking forward to the Twilight Express Mizukaze but I think a going on a cruise ship would be a better value than riding on one of those luxury trains.


When it comes to trains I've actually been on then my favorite would be the Eurostar, but I went on that back before the completion of High Speed 1 and the introduction of the Class 374 trains. Seeing all the different high-speed trains at Gare du Nord was pretty cool too.
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We have the Best trains and it already broke the laws of physics and got Trump into the white house!

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Posted 13 days ago

lorreen wrote:


wststreet wrote:

Do not underestimate the power of trains, choo.


They can climb mountains!

The most exhilarating train ride I ever had was up Mt Washington on a steam-powered train in a snowstorm.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flM3e_c23yA





Thanks for that video, I always found it incredible what you can do with boiling water. I hate that my country doesn't care, the few steam trains that are left for tourism are getting replaced by diesel locomotives. I've never seen a working steam locomotive up close.
Steam trains in the snow look so beautiful!
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Foto not taken by me. Copyright is on photo. Above is an example using a drone. To take this shot otherwise would require a helicopter for the elevation and Photoshop to eliminate the prop wash on the lake surface. Slough is likely deep enough no scaffold would be practical for foto shoot (aka Nicholas Morant along Canadian Pacific early 1950's extolling "The Canadian" premier streamlined passenger train) and likely no floater barge would be allowed either.



BNSF GE ES44DC 7846+ others not shown on train QATGLAC6-20L taken at Valentine, AZ on 9-23-2016. BNSF freight symbols Q = Quality (other freight symbols are M = merchandise, X = extra, restricted, or special, P = Priority (not as hot as Q), D = dead freight (low priority), B = bare table (empty container carrying well cars going back), S = Priority, higher than P-prefix); ATG = Atlanta, Georgia is origin; LAC = Los Angeles, CA is destination; 6 = numeric level priority (9 is very high priority, 8 is hot, 7 is not as hot, etc.; 20 represents calendar date departure from originating yard; L = I dunno, that's new since 2012).

Valentine, AZ. is Hualapai Indian res area. Almost zero population growth, no commercial development of conequence so photos of the galaxy out here at night is possible. Train photographed is waiting in siding for another higher priority train to roll by. Crew turned on headlights for photographer.


Those are such great pictures. I like how now that drones are becoming more popular I get to see drone footage of my favourite trains too, but they are rare.
You seem to have dedicated a lot for trains, I would never have though of going in the wilderness to photograph trains, the most I did was to go at train stations, and taking pictures used to be illegal here, or so was rumoured, I never knew if that was true or not, at one point I just stopped caring. I saw videos of train mechanics and train station workers getting angry at people for filming.
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MaliceMalus wrote:

Being dismayed with the USA's Amtrak and it's inability to compete with airlines outside of the Northeast Corridor & California and also sick of seeing the graffiti-covered diesel-powered freight trains that dominate the country, I spent the past year or so looking up videos of different trains (I was looking at JR Kyushu's Seaside Liner just a few minutes ago ) and ended up getting a preference for Japanese trains.

My favorites are the E5/H5 series, and the E7/W7 series Shinkansen trains. Very fast, very beautiful looking, and Gran Class seating is a plus too. I also like the 883 series and 885 series trains too.


H5 (left) & E5 (right)


W7


883


885


I also like the Seven Stars in Kyushu and am looking forward to the Twilight Express Mizukaze but I think a going on a cruise ship would be a better value than riding on one of those luxury trains.


When it comes to trains I've actually been on then my favorite would be the Eurostar, but I went on that back before the completion of High Speed 1 and the introduction of the Class 374 trains. Seeing all the different high-speed trains at Gare du Nord was pretty cool too.


The colour schemes of the H5 and E5 puts me off unfortunately, I'm sure they are great, but I'm a bit superficial. I saw one passing by at a relatively low speed and they are so quiet, it's amazing.
I saw a video on the Seven Stars in Kyushu and I would also love to try it, but I doubt I can afford it. I can barely afford going there, much less taking a luxury train.
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Posted 13 days ago

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The colour schemes of the H5 and E5 puts me off unfortunately, I'm sure they are great, but I'm a bit superficial. I saw one passing by at a relatively low speed and they are so quiet, it's amazing.
I saw a video on the Seven Stars in Kyushu and I would also love to try it, but I doubt I can afford it. I can barely afford going there, much less taking a luxury train.


I think the main reason why I like the E5/H5 but not the E6 is because of the color scheme. It's my favorite color.

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MaliceMalus wrote:


wststreet wrote:


The colour schemes of the H5 and E5 puts me off unfortunately, I'm sure they are great, but I'm a bit superficial. I saw one passing by at a relatively low speed and they are so quiet, it's amazing.
I saw a video on the Seven Stars in Kyushu and I would also love to try it, but I doubt I can afford it. I can barely afford going there, much less taking a luxury train.


I think the main reason why I like the E5/H5 but not the E6 is because of the color scheme. It's my favorite color.



Makes sense I really enjoy the idea of having trains and light rail of various colours. Having to look at the small number or line name in the distance isn't easy, especially if you're nearsighted.
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