Thoughts for a name for the IEP Trains

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  1. gage75

    gage75 Member

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    Just wondering of people's thoughts of a name for the Cls 800/801 trains?

    My idea to call them is Katana, due to its being fast, sleek and made in Japan
     
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    fishquinn Established Member Quizmaster

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    Seconded.
     
  4. MCR247

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    Isn't IEP technically a nickname ;) The fact that you've used it without knowing suggests that it is a pretty good nickname?
     
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    I like Katana, certainly different!
     
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    I remember sending in the suggestion Hermes to the BBC article about this. I forget my reasoning, though.
     
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    Suzuki Swift :roll:
     
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    I suggest: Bulletspeeders, Aycliffers, Shinkansen UK, Super Expresses, High Cost Train, or APT-J.
    I also expect the nose covers to soon disappear when in service making an ugly train.
     
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    Brunel Bullet
     
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    Maybe iEP in a nod to some other overpriced unreliable fruit-based technology that's all style over substance :)
     
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    Why don't we follow on from the "Javelin" and have "Discus" or "Shot putt"? :lol:
     
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    Struggling for a decent name, however, I did come up with this tagline.

    IEP. Putting Guards out of work since 2016.
     
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    Elsewhere, on another discussion newsgroup, I suggested "White Elephant" -- Something imposed by civil servants rather than specified by railway operators.
     
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    How about calling them hoppers!
     
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    Someone on here has already suggested the Camel.

    Fast and carries a big load.

    Also designed by a committee and has a hump in the middle.
     
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    How about HST given that it is indeed a High Speed Train. Or if you insist perhaps HST2.
     
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    I'm pretty sure IEP has stuck, but if not I see Virgin are calling them Super Express Trains on their East Coast website.
     
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    I've got it. Slapper - coz everyone's had a fiddle with it, including governments, TOC's and the Japanese.

    I'll get my coat........
     
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    I'd argue that's more problematic than the suggestion RichmondCommu seemed to object to, but I appreciate both were made in good humour so I really don't see the need to get on one's high horse about comments on an Internet forum. I'd be shocked if any members of this forum of any age had never previously encountered any of the numerous colloquial terms for human waste.

    How about High Horses, seeing as everyone has an opinion on them that they're very self-righteous about...?
     
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    I'm not really sure why that 'word' should be considered as being made in good humor. Surely we can all make light of something without having to resort to the use of swear words?
     
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    maybe those that continue to refer to the offending word should be considered as hypocrites ..... and no, I'm not referring to IEP!
     
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    I'd call them Kerry Katona: overpriced and useless plastic rubbish.

    (sorry plastictaffy, see you had the same idea!)
     
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    Why, for highlighting something that should have never been posted in the first place?
    --- old post above --- --- new post below ---
    Just curious to know how you have reached the conclusion that they are useless plastic rubbish. Just out of curiosity who is Kerry Katona? Perhaps an ex girl friend?
     
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    Impressive, we have both plastic rubbish and also unreliable in the same thread about trains that are not even built or in service yet!!

    Got the smell of the Vivarail thread this.
     
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    I don't think there has been a single new MU that has not been trashed on here before it came on-stream. People just assume the worst, and then refuse to admit they could have been wrong about it.

    Frankly, they look like they'll be pretty decent trains.
     
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    With an inflated price tag to match. ;)

    Even though the trains supposed to be called SETs (Super Express Train), I will still be calling them IEPs.
     
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    Pretty sure this discussion has been done to death, with the PFI total cost not being comparable to a standard price for numerous reasons.
     
  28. RichmondCommu

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    However, in the grand scheme of things do you or I really matter? I would suggest rightly or wrongly that the answer is no.
     
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    No but if they were on the same level as the glorious HSTs then IEPs would've been praised since when they were just a thought, just like the HSTs were.

    What? HSTs were hated by enthusiasts at first?! No way...
     
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    You will only find out how good the IEP/SET trains by riding on them once they have come into service.

    I remember people trashing the HST's before they came into service, then after riding on an HST service where saying how good a train that has been built.

    Anyway, back on topic with regards naming the IEP trains.
     
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