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    Vossloh completes sale of locomotive business to CRRC

    As far as locomotives are concerned, to be precise, Stadler Valencia manufactures heavy-duty locomotives, and CRRC Kiel manufactures light- and medium-duty locomotives.
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    Mk5 sleeper stock corridor joins.

    The blind is temporary. It’s used during delivery or any situation where the interior is exposed.
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    Mk5 sleeper stock corridor joins.

    The blind is temporary to protect the interior during the transfer.
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    Merseyrail Class 777

    Pleasure. ;)
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    Merseyrail Class 777

    oh not that story again. It was a big hoax that was created and taken up by the poor-quality media (pleonasm ?) of France which never misses an opportunity to bash SNCF (for the french media, « SNCF orders wider trains » gets automatically transformed, by a clever use of wording designed to be...
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    Yellow front ends on new stock

    Yes indeed, and they are still doing it on all their railway stock (not just the metro), and SNCF do it too.
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    Yellow front ends on new stock

    Re Paris Metro, the anthracite grey front ends are actually part of the livery, whether the sides have it too or not (which is exclusive to the MP 89 and MP 05), and is found on all stock classes (except the MF 77 and some MF 67, even refurbished).
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    TGV Derailment (5th March)

    A slight correction, that was at 292 kph. Also, the picture is heavily zoomed in so the distances are reduced. Basically there was a heap of land on the left track, the driver saw it and hit the emergency brake, the train then jumped on said heap and was launched in the air towards the right...
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    TGV Derailment (5th March)

    The LGV Nord derailment you are mentioning is the Eurostar one in 2000. And yes indeed, if those had been Velaros or any other non-articulated designs, they would’ve been a straight mess (see the Eschede derailment).
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    TGV Derailment (5th March)

    Yes, the buckle is where the train landed after being thrown up by the landslide. It nearly landed perfectly on the right-hand-side track, in fact.
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    TGV Derailment (5th March)

    The train derailed at 292 kph (181 mph).
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    Acela 2 on its way to testing

    The power cars look a bit odd, like disproportionate ducks... And even if they looked good (beauty in the eye of the beholder and all that...) they look weird because of their short length.
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    Acela 2 on its way to testing

    To be honest I’d think the employees would rather call them just Acelas or New Acelas ? They’re usually not the type to care too much about names - only the manufacturer and me do that :E And yes I agree that these probably won’t be ordered again apart from NEC fleet strengthening... not that...
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    Acela 2 on its way to testing

    Nope. Avelia Liberty is a different product from the Avelia Pendolino. Also, TGV isn’t a train model but a train service. The double-deck high-speed trains SNCF uses in France are Avelia Duplex, also another product. Sure there is common equipment between all these (although the Liberty and...
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    Acela 2 on its way to testing

    It’s an Avelia Liberty, not Pendolino (nor a TGV which is the SNCF brand for french high-speed trains). ;)
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    Alstom buys Bombardier Transportation

    https://www.alstom.com/sites/alstom.com/files/2020/02/17/20200217_PR_Acquisition_of_Bombardier_Transportation_EN.pdf Alstom press release: a memorandum of understanding has been signed between Alstom, Bombardier, and the CDPQ.
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    Alstom buys Bombardier Transportation

    Indeed. CRRC is already selling trains to European operators (Leo Express, Deutsche Bahn...) so we should take this opportunity to strengthen the European railway industry, as in any case Bombardier Transportation will disappear. We’re risking to lose ground in front of the Chinese even more if...
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    Alstom buys Bombardier Transportation

    There are a lot of Alstom trains in Germany, especially Coradia Continentals and Lints which are getting more and more present on regional lines. Alstom has a good spot in the German market due to the fact that it bought LHB a few years ago.
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    Alstom buys Bombardier Transportation

    Indeed. As far as Continental Europe is concerned, Alstom Siemens and Bombardier all have more or less the same market share in rolling stock.
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    Alstom buys Bombardier Transportation

    https://www.alstom.com/sites/alstom.com/files/2020/02/17/20200217_PR_Statement_EN.pdf press release: Alstom confirms it is discussing the matter with Bombardier.

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