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    Your first experience of foreign train travel

    Yes. Silly season.
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    Your first experience of foreign train travel

    He did in Cologne. " i am proud to say Kölle alaaf".
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    Through the curtain - the cold war years

    You are right of course. It is Belarus.
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    Through the curtain - the cold war years

    in Brest (Ukraine) the stock is lifted and bogies replaced with passengers on bord. On modern Talgo trains, the gauge changes automatically on the move, but back then it would haven been bogie swap at least on the Polish-USSR frontier. Martin
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    Your first experience of foreign train travel

    both where. Helmstedt in West Germany and Marienborn just at the other side of the border.
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    Your first experience of foreign train travel

    Hello citycat. That report including name could be in the Stasi Files kept by the BStU. With famliy interest you should be able to get access if anything exist. Send them an Email! Martin
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    Train driver killed as train collides with tractor near Hooghalen (NL)

    German media ( Radio) mentioned that the tractor lost the trailer aus it was not coupled properly. According to the report, its not the first accident of that kind.
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    Your first experience of foreign train travel

    2006 it would most likely have been a 201. The 071 were in Sligo, Rosslare and freight duties then before being pushed out of Intercity by DMUs in secondary routes.
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    Your first experience of foreign train travel

    The earliest I remember was around 1986, an FS over night service from Roma Termini to Milano Centrale. A seat compartment with pullout seats. Three of us slept, the fourth used the emergency seat outside, taking turns. Since I am not from the UK and its partially European, my first UK journey...
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    Favourite automated announcement chimes and jingles.

    Classical music by Smetana . Would Finland use heavy metal?
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    The continental approach to Safety

    Getting lax or have always been lax. I remember being in a very shakey train in the Greek narrow gauge system in the 1980s. Doors where open and a good shake could have catapultet one outside.
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    Trains with hinged doors

    Germany also still has IC stock that has slam doors swinging inwards. In regional stock it is rather seldom.
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    Cabviews side by side comparison from Greece

    Can one buy the original?
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    Air France ordered to curb competition with rail in France

    That seems to be Lufthansa's nightmare for Germany. CEO Carsten Spohr already spoke out against any political intererence during a bail out or nationalisation.
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    Bangkok Airport Express extension with new trains

    That "bogey joint" certainly looks scary. I wonder why they did that? Same with the doors. Surely those parts are not that complicated? Martin

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