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Manchester77

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Diesel loco - class 55 deltics
Electric loco - class 86
DMU - class 185
EMU - class 350
Steam - LMS princess class
 

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DMU - 150 for 1980's but the 172s for new era.
EMU - It has to be either the 378s or the 455s SWTs
Electric loco - Class 91s on the East Coast
Diesel loco - Class 43
Steam - Anything that is GWR!
 

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DMU: Class 150
EMU: Class 317
Diesel Loco: DB BR218 (Or if it has to be British, Class 57)
Electric Loco: RhB Ge 4/4 II, or if it has to be standard gauge, DB BR143. (If it has to be British, Class 87)
Steam Loco: GWR Manor
Tube Stock: 1967/72 Stock
 

8J

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Fav DMU : Class 172's
Fav Coach stock: Mark 3's
Fav Elec Loco: Class 86
Fav EMU: 507's
Fav Diesel Loco: 47's
 

AndyLandy

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Steam: Probably the 5MT, but that's because I've had most footplate time on one! (See avatar pic!)
Diesel loco: Probably the HST (That counts as a diesel loco, right?)
Electric loco: Class 90

DMU: 158/159, no contest really.
EMU: The Fab 444. (With the Pendo a close second. They might be less comfortable, but damn they're fast!)
 

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Back in the 90s, they were common as mook on railtours. To get one on a passenger train was the biggy!

There was a time when 58s on passenger were relatively common. Just go to New St on a Sunday morning when the Nuneaton drags were on and you stood a reasonable chance of getting one. I picked up 4 different ones in 1988 in 3 visits. 56s were rarer, never had one of those on the Nuneaton drags, but they did work them.

My favourites - 37 on Mk1 SOs
Baby GMs on Cravens
Trans Pennine/Swindon Intercity DMUs
Class 309 EMUs

For more moderm stuff, I have to admit that 375/377s (2+2 seating sections) are very pleasant to travel in. 185s are pretty good too, just a shame that they're nearly always overcrowded.
 

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Its all about the Class 43 HST, they're where its at!

I also like 56s/57s

Steam, well I like the LMS Stanier Coronation Class* (favorite being 6251/46251 - City of Nottingham), Stanier 8Fs and Fairburn 4Ps. The Peppercorn A1s and Gresley A3s from Late and Never Early but not as nice as the LMS locos

*The non-streamlined version
 
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LadyDeltic

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Electric Loco: Class 92
Diesel Loco: Class 55
Electric Unit: Class 395
Diesel Unit: Class 108
Steam: Class A4
 

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Diesel - class 40 followed closely by class 52 and V200s (except it was the other way round as my trainspotting started in Plymouth and went from there - ;)).
DMU - class 126
EMU - 4 REPs, Clacton units or OeBB 4061
Electric - Roarers or SNCF 40101 class
Steam err QJs :lol: (can't beat riding in the cab of the rear of two QJs pounding up the Jitong line with a heavy freight in tow especially as I nearly managed the perfect murder - the missus was not impressed) but also WC and MN Pacifics

Sadly - All these are just a memory (except for the missus - she hasn't been condemned and cut up yet).
 

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Diesel- class 47 and 37's
Leccy- class 92, remind me of the 81's and 85's sound wise
hate HST's, valenta or mtu, Replaced a load of loco hauled turns, NOT LEAST THE DELTICS and the loco hauled trains from Newcastle to Poole/ Paignton in the summer, the York-Plymouth turn, replaced by a tram, even worse the bristol-newcastle-birmingham was replaced by the stomach turning voyagers. I have to admit though, these days I'm more inclined to take a tram than a 91 or A voyager, though it still rankles, old habits die hard. Even worse I've noticed theyre using trams for rail tours, NIGHTMARE!!!!!
DMU-not hot on any dmu but taking a 156 is certainly more comfortable from newcastle-sunderland/carlisle than a mobile bouncey castle that was/is a 142/143
EMU- like the dmu's sometimes a necessary evil, especially when in the smoke, the DLR is particularly galling, reminds me of the taxi's in total recall, i found most of the EMU's very samey, the slam doors were canny i suppose.
 
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Schnellzug

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Favourite? Class 221. <:D
:roll:

I seem to remember doing this before somewhere, but giving it some judicious thought..
Steam: Britannia or Hall.
Diesel locomotive: UK: 50. Overseas: M62 or 2TE116 (which I've only seen on YouTube, but sound amazing). Or anything with a supercharged EMD 567 or 645.
Electric locomotive: UK: the 86s and 92s probably sound best
Overall: SNCF BB 7200/15000/22200, or Taurus for the sound.
Diesel MU: Class 221, for performance & sound, and I think they look better with the outside frame bogies. And have (a few) more Seats
Electric MU: 442, or an old skool CIG with the nice deeply sprung Seats. Or overseas: ICE3
Anything else?
 

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What is everyone's favourite shunter? :P
That's the only thing that hasn't been done yet ;)
I like FCC's 03 (03179 "Clive") and the "Master & Slave" double 08s (13s?)

Adam :D
 
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