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  1. Bastiaan

    What would you do if you could rename any stations.

    London St Pancras International > London Hauptbahnhof
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    Rolling stock game

    Class 156 on a TPE-service to Salford Crescent
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    Trivia: Similar sounding stations

    If you pronounce Stroud with an ou like in soup, then it could easily be confused with Strood.
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    Rolling stock game

    Class 360 to Ipswich
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    Rolling stock game

    Jump to Monument to catch an S7 Stock to Liverpool Street
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    Greater Anglia Livery/train liveries in general

    The ScotRail 'saltaire' is a very smart livery. A reconizable identity for all trains in Scotland. If DfT wants to do the same for England, it has to be something more inspirational than the 'plain white/gray with coloured doors' idea. Perhaps grey with a dark window stripe and a red bodyside...
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    Govia get Thameslink Franchise

    They won't. But people from Purley will want to travel to St. Pancras and from Cambridge to London Bridge area. That's the idea behind linking different lines across the city and it's used in various urban transport networks around the world. I entirely agree. I even think the service pattern...
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    Can UK equal the Dutch?

    Interesting question. Probably there are several factors that lead to this better performance than most British operators have. 1. The Netherlands are a smaller country, with trains running shorter distances. The Dutch don't have long distance trains covering 500 miles in 5 hours. The longest...
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    Trivia: All 4 "types" of traction at one station

    The only station I can think of is Liverpool Lime Street. Various Northern, EMT and TPE diesel units, CrossCountry 220/221 (DEMU), Virgin 390 and LM 350 (AC electric) and if you count in the low level Merseyrail platform, then there are DC electric class 507/508. When Reading is electrified...
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    Repaint countdown for FCC, FGW and ATW

    I found this photo of 150213 on Flickr:
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    Rail Maps/Track Diagrams

    What kind of simulation, if I may ask? :)
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    Class 313 'Clicking'

    The sound comes from a small box under the carriage, where two gnomes are playing ping pong.
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    Rail line maps

    It looks like he ignores you when you contact him about the map, which I can imagine if people keep asking for a new update. But he doesn't even respond when when you show respect for his work. Let's hope we can see a nice updated version soon, though :)
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    general 166

    What information are you looking for specifically? Did you do a search on Google or Wikipedia?
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    Railway network simulation software

    You could try JBSS BAHN. It's what I use to simulate the UK railway network with a fictitious timetable (still far from finished though). I don't know if it's useful for your study project.
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    Worst Loco ever travelled behind

    There's nothing magical about them, I think. They're just a lot more practical than loco hauled trains. You can go back in the direction where you came from without having the loco to run around. You can attach and detach different portions without the need of a second loco and/or complex...
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    Worst Loco ever travelled behind

    Every loco. I prefer multiple units.
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    A Merry Christmas Wish

    Thanks to all other members for the interesting news, information and discussions about UK railways! I enjoy visiting this forum every day. Here is my Christmas greeting! It's says in Dutch: I wish every one a pleasant and white Christmas and a happy and well 2012! (Pleasant warm pub is that...
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    Thanks! Ah well, there are so many different threads about the 150 cascade, I thought I might have missed some information somewhere.
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    According to this website ( each car of 150209 will be permanently coupled to a 153 the same way like 153399. Somehow I think that makes more sense than making more 3-car sets. We will see.