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Windows 7: Trains, Trains, Trains

18 Apr 2015   #21
MrNeeds

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I'm more of a UK class kinda guy, obviously because of my location, i'm not a fan of big 'merican diesels, mainland european locos interest me a lot, but there's not much I don't know about EMU's (that's Electric Multiple Units for non rail fans), Hitachi is making all the headlines at the moment with their new class 800 locos which will be the train that runs right through the heart of GB.
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19 Apr 2015   #22
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

That bus enthusiast should've directed us to his photostream (like flickr or something) rather than flooding the server with his pictures

I am a bus enthusiast myself but I don't take pictures that much.
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19 Apr 2015   #23
Arc

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I am a bus enthusiast myself ............ .
That means you are a geek.

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19 Apr 2015   #24
Anak

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Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

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Trying to watch videos told in your PDF. For instance, as I am living my ex-pat life here in Germany I wanted to see the video about German ICE trains. It's a no go, GEMA (German performance rights and copyright organization) does not allow me to see it.
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Kari, that sucks. What about the other videos. Do they work?
Did anybody actually watch some of the train videos and which one did you like best ?
I checked all the other videos and they work for me, the one I liked best was the Peruvian Central Railway. I enjoy watching how other countries build their RR's in what you would think are the most inaccessible places. Another one that comes to mind is The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway with its loops and zig-zags.

When I get tired of watching video's or TV shows about trains I can always go to the Enola Yard about a mile East of me and watch the hump track action, my sig pic is the Rockville Bridge there in the background, the longest stone masonry arch railroad viaduct in the world, its about five miles up the road from me. Here's some better pic's of that: Rockville Bridge (Pennsylvania) - SteamPhotos.com

There's still some passenger service, but mostly freight here in the States so, I look else where for passenger service especially steam, who can forget the Flying Scotsman or the holder of the world speed record for steam locomotives the 4468 Mallard?
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19 Apr 2015   #25
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You seem to like the old trains more than the modern versions. I do too. But the modern versions are so much more efficient. I took the TGV from Stuttgart to Paris and I was there in a bit over 3 hours. That used to be an overnight trip when I traveled the same in the 70s. And the German ICE is very comfortable and fast. A normal 3 hour trip is reduced to 1 hour.

But the ultimate would be the Maglev trains. NY to Miami could be done in 5 hours with stops in the major cities on the road. Wouldn't that be nice.
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19 Apr 2015   #26
Anak

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That would be nice, I wonder if they would have a maglev auto-train version so I could take my vehicle?
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19 Apr 2015   #27
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I finally got around to checking out the sites you linked in your PDF, Wolfgang. Thanks again!
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19 Apr 2015   #28
whs
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That would be nice, I wonder if they would have a maglev auto-train version so I could take my vehicle?
Nah, that's too much asked. Maybe you can take your bike. In Europe you would not need a car. there is public transportation to any place from any place. But people take their bikes for the 'last mile'. In the US, you depend too much on your cars. That will bite you one day.
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19 Apr 2015   #29
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

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I am a bus enthusiast myself ............ .
That means you are a geek.

Lol
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21 Apr 2015   #30
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Wolfgang, boner time!!! Maglev hit 603 kph today!
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