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Post trains that are just a bit weird or different from the norm. All trains welcome, passenger, freight, locomotive, rolling stock, etc.

Saw this one in the Netherlands and it's a bit odd.
>EMU
>Only one motor car
>Which has three bogies and one level
>Every other coach is a normal bilevel
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Houston airport subway, it's the only example of a WEDway people mover built by Disney outside of the parks.
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>>1992917
The DDZ is still looking good... Quite aesthetic solution hiding the loco under the upper passenger deck.

I (mildly autistic) am to this day bothered by the design of Stadler GTWs due to that fucking engine/electrics compartment. It's like putting a small freight wagon into a passenger consist just because.

Inb4: they need to put the engine or electrical components somewhere
So does Alstom, Siemens and Bombardier, yet they don't need a fucking freight car for it.
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>>1993631
But they need to put the engine or electrical components somewhere cheap.
But putting it in the middle they can keep the other components mostly the same, no matter if the final product is an EMU or DMU.
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>>1993631
Seems fine, keeps the mechanical components separated from the passenger cabins and makes them easier to access for maintenance crews

>yet they don't need a fucking freight car for it
It's more akin to a locomotive than a freight car
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>>1993631
It's not just Stadler, Materfer in Argentina also make a DMU like that.
Except this one is laid out like a tram and has a bogie directly under the engine compartment
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The Nova 3s, simply because of how they came about.

> Be TransPennine Express
> You want to off-lease half of your existing, uniform fleet
> Order some iets but they won't be ready for a while
> Order an EMU and some loco-hauled stock based off those planned for the Caledonian Sleeper from CAF, so they arrive before the iets
> You ordered your trains from CAF, so they arrive late and are riddled with faults to the point that their introduction is so close to the iets, you may as well have not bothered
> The lateness of the CAF trains cause you to extend your lease on the legacy fleet
> You can now improve capacity because you have more of the legacy fleet than planned
> Covid hits and you now have more trains than you know what to do with
> As a result, your loco hauled trains become niche and basically stuck to 1 route
> Eventually realise that they don't really fit within your fleet and decided to send them off-lease and keep your legacy fleet alongside the other 2 trains

They sounded cool though, and that's all that matters (Class 68 my beloved)
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Rotary snow plough. When a normal blade won't cut it.

>>1993959
Didn't the Nova 3 carriage sets also have problems with cracking? I heard that it's happened with the other CAF Mk 5 carriages (Caledonian sleeper).

This is along with unreliability and noise complaints from the class 68s, which is all why they're being withdrawn so soon. It's a shame but I wonder if Chiltern will take them. They're looking for new stock and this might be able to fill gaps in their roster.
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>>1993893
Reminds me of the Lego monorail system, which I guess belongs in this thread as an unusual toy train system. Nobody else used a single-sided horizontal gear and flat road surface, did they?

I can't understand the logic behind this on real trains though, and I've seen it too on the Twin Cities light rail (Siemens S70, I think?) you've put the part that's most likely to fail in between two long, half-supported frames so reaching it is a hassle, and in a head-on collision it's a nice solid lump of metal to crush your passengers against.
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Metro transfer with dynamometer car A17 serving as a brake van.

Dv12 numbers are slowly decreasing :(
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Brazilian mining concern Vale operates a handful of railways and ordered locomotives with 8 axles instead of 6. I believe they're also narrow gauge
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>>1992917
Early bilevel EMUs from the 80s had a hard time fitting all the mechanical components. In Switzerland the first such "EMUs" were pseudo-EMUs consisting of three bilevel cars and a matching locomotive, all coupled together into a fixed set. Then they couple those sets together, up to three per train.
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>>1993631
>I (mildly autistic) am to this day bothered by the design of Stadler GTWs due to that fucking engine/electrics compartment. It's like putting a small freight wagon into a passenger consist just because.
>Inb4: they need to put the engine or electrical components somewhere
>So does Alstom, Siemens and Bombardier, yet they don't need a fucking freight car for it.
I understand your autism, but it's actually not a bad solution. The advantage is that except the far ends of the cars theyhave completely level floor at platform height, while other EMUs have a much more irregular floor height with ramps and protrusions hidden below the seats and whatnot. From that perspective I actually find them superior, although I think by now this is an obsolete model.
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>>1994794
>The advantage is that except the far ends of the cars theyhave completely level floor at platform height, while other EMUs have a much more irregular floor height with ramps and protrusions hidden below the seats and whatnot. From that perspective I actually find them superior, although I think by now this is an obsolete model.

The new TGV-M have a little "wagon" named greffon just behind the two loco, it have several advantages, first, until now due to design the TGV must have been two types of coachs now all the coach are the same and shorten by 1m and it reduce cost increase fexibility and also shorten the loco by 4 meters so no space lost, second, technical equipments are moved in those greffon and above all they are equiped with big batteries allowing autonomous of the train for few hours in case of powerline shutdown and the ability for the train to move at low speed to a station or a functional power line. This capacity can also be used in case of overloading of the electric network to smooth consumption.
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>>1995131
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>>1994793
Ackchyually it's not a locomotive but a "motor carriage with luggage compartment".
I do wonder if the compartments with the yellow (now blue) doors have ever seen any revenue cargo.
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>>1995143
That is no Unimog.
That's a 'Mittelschwerer Frontlenker', built from 1965 to 1975
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>>1995152
>Ackchyually it's not a locomotive but a "motor carriage with luggage compartment".
Wouldn't "motor CARRIAGE" imply that it carries passengers?
>I do wonder if the compartments with the yellow (now blue) doors have ever seen any revenue cargo.
I highly doubt it. At most I'd think some internal stuff that would have to be moved around.
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>>1992940
Nowadays, you can't even find a WEDway people mover INSIDE the park.
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Torpedo wagon for molten steel.
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>>1995426
Ouch, it hurts, but it's true...at least Florida has theirs
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>>1992917
Was on a weekend trip from Germany to Amsterdam last weekend and had the pleasure to ride on a DDZ unit for my first time (and generally using a "classic" Dutch train), even on the upper level of the power unit. Despite being quite simple compared to other train sets, I really liked it. It's not a pretty face, but I kind of fell in love with the design of its characteristic head that just screams "I'm Dutch". Might have to plan another short trip to NL some time since I heard the NS is planning to replace them in the next coming years by new CAF mixed single deck/double deck units.

Now I also feel kind of tempted to get one of those rare 4 car sets as a model (as the unmodernized DD-AR version tbf, dunno if the DDZ also exists), although I have put myself on a break from model RRing.
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>>1995474
is this a tungsten alloy? how does the molten steel not melt the torpedo? it's rusting, so there's ferrous metal in it, I don't get it
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>>1995911
The inside of torpedos is lined with bricks to avoid melt-through and also keep the temperature even to avoid a solidification of the material during transport.
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>>1996053
Here in Europe, they tend to use insulation bricks made of Grog, a clay type material with high content of Aluminum and Silica.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grog_(clay)
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In Hungary we have a lot of "unusual" trains because the company does not have enough IC coaches so they just throw in whatever into IC trains

Bonus point for the fact that even the same type of coaches can have several revisions, different paint job, some of them are more renovated inside, some of them have automatic door, etc. it is really all over

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KQptMqsk10

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmKoLoB0N9A

This train has coaches from 4 countries (Hungary, Romania, Austria, Ukraine)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T33CzxDbZSE
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>>1996342
>This train has coaches from 4 countries (Hungary, Romania, Austria, Ukraine)
That's just SOUL through carriage operation though.
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Funicular train that has rotating compartments to compensate for the steep gradient. It's from the Stoosbahn in Switzerland.
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>>1995289
This seems pretty useless.
By the time you know there's a fire, you get this thing out of storage and get it running, you find someone certified to operate it on both road and rail, and you drive it to a point where you can switch to rail operation, and you run it up the track to the point of the blaze, you could have flown a helicopter or crop duster over the fire already.
And if the fire is close to road or existing buildings, you can just use a regular big ladder truck to put it out.
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>>1996481
Did a quick search and there's a two kilometer long rail tunnel pretty close to the town of Zams. If you don't have a dedicated rescue train on standby, I'd imagine that a fire engine that can use the rails is the next best thing in case of a tunnel fire.
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>>1996486
That's probaly why there is a big IR camera on top
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>>1995131
You're thinking of this.
Also a very unusual train.
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I love derelict small factory trains.
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Love choppers me but it is odd have a pair of locos like this.
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>>1996835
Also the Class 13 shunter with a master and slave loco. Our old trains really were soulful.
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A shortline that is still running with electric locos.
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>>1996973
this happened too
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>yfw you sneeze while cumming
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>>1996836
I'm not interested in most British stuff but I really like the 13's. Never knew they had any B units.
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>>1992917
why are dutch trains so dirty.and filthy outside?
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Small and comfy, with a bunch of backpackers playing guitar while crawling to the most remote village you've ever heard...
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How about this abomination?
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>>1998747
And before you say anything, this is the renovated version. They were originally from Romania, they gave it round windows, seats from old trolleybuses and then pretended it was a tram so it could actually be allowed to run on the rails.
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A 2-6-8-0. Non-matching sets of drivers are pretty unusual right?
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>>1998747
>>1998749
Did they repurpose the base frame of a ferry for this or something?
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>>1998822
Not really, they used to look relatively normal. Also ranodm fact, the engine was so poorly isolated from the passenger cab that it earned a nickname "hashishbox" because it smelled so bad
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>>1998819

cursed
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>http://www.douglas-self.com/MUSEUM/LOCOLOCO/locoloco.htm

Fun read.
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>>1998819
>>1999165
Got another one
>Narrow gauge (metre)
>0-8-6-0T
>Rack locomotive

The cogs for the rack were only on the front engine. The small cylinders under the smokebox powered it.
They were used on the Transandine Railway between Chile & Argentina
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Japanese freight multiple unit M250
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>>1993631
I think I was on exactly the same train yesterday lol
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>>1992917
https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automotore_FS_207
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Bombardier OMNEO
I'm sure there are good reasons for this arrangement but it looks weird
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>>1996634
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The CFR class 55/56/57:
This piece of shit was supposed to be for some sort of sbahn in Bucharest but after communism fell the whole project fell.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CFR_Class_TEA
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Stuttgart rack railway
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>>2004589
>>2005080
Not weird
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>>2005092
How so?
One is a tram that uses a rack system, the other is a heavy-haul loco that uses a rack system. Rack railways are not unusual as a whole but most of the time they're found as light railways for tourists. I'm pretty certain they're not used for commuting or heavy freight traffic very often.

Also, the critic becomes the chef. Cook up a post with a train you'd consider unusual.
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>>2005093
OP seemed to be referring rather to trains that have an unusual design. A relatively standard locomotive with a relatively standard rack system added to it isn't really weird. Neither is a standard tram with a standard rack system added to it. They're just uncommon, not weird as in a wholly unexpected concept or design.

More weird is the Great Orme Tramway, which is essentially a funicular but with extensive street running in the vein of a cable car, which used to be controlled by a telephone system through the trolleypole and overhead wire, though now replaced by radio communication.
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>>2005094
Not weird
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>>1998721
if only it were just the outside
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Pole road engines.
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>>2005102
don't be butthurt sweetie
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>>1992940
IIRC Dc Capitol metro system still uses a WEDway peoplemover system
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>>2005454
I have not heard this to be the case but would love to be proven wrong.
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>>2005712
https://forums.wdwmagic.com/threads/proof-of-wedway-peoplemover-under-the-u-s-capitol.898063/
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>>>/vg/482168296
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>>2005167
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like the old tubes at banks but for people
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>>2007903
How the fuck does it not tip over
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>>2008092
Very carefully
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>>2008092
I think it uses a gyroscope (like a top) that allows it to balance on the beam
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>>2008092
>>2008220
Yep, there's a rotating disk on that train that keeps it upright on straights and even makes it lean into curves. I've seen a video on this on YT, but can't remember what this thing was called. It's pretty neat.
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Kaoham Shuttle in British Columbia
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>>2001828
>Massa in servizio 5.500 kg
>Potenza oraria 59 kW
>Velocità massima omologata 30 km/h

What a beast :,D
Can it, or could it in service, do the same trick as the Breuer rail tractors: lift its load up to borrow some adhesive weight?
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Class 139. Top speed 20mph, used for a 0.8mile branch line only
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>>2008460
Oh and it has a tiny diesel engine, using a flywheel and regenerative braking.
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>>2002384
I love this type of stuff because I could imagine seeing something like this in a video game or CGI heavy scifi film, thinking it's ridiculous, while real trains like this exist.
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>>2008472
The whole mixed single/double deck car multiple unit used to be uncommon. However many designers are now using it as a way to increase capacity. More doors than all double-deck stock eases boarding and egress, providing good access to passengers and short station dwell times.
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>>2009163
Interesting. The only country I knew this was common in was Japan, although there the double deck cars have more expensive business class seating.
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>>2008460
That's just a Fiat Multipla put on rails.

>>2007903
>>2008092
>>2008220
>>2008362
It's called the Brennan monorail:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUYzuAJeg3M

>>2007856
Remove the propeller in the back and the wheels underneath and you got the Wuppertal suspention rail.
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>>1998745
I miss those trips to the Kozel brewery straight from the Prague center, comfy as fuck
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Before I moved, this is the train that would take me into town lol
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>>2009229
Yeah, it's becoming a far more common concept.
Alstom, Siemens and Stadler are all in the process of making trains combining single and bilevel cars.

This on'e been built recently for Egypt.
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>>1994681
I temember seeing here a railroad maintenance Land Rover (110) with railroad wheels attached to the outside of the regular road wheels
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>>2009255
>This on'e been built recently for Egypt.
And based off a model that is already successfully being used in Germany by various companies and in different configurations, inlcuding one that is suitable for use on highspeed lines.
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>>1992917
DDZ look retarded and 1980s crap
Prefer the 1990s VIRM. The looks somewhat modern and aerodynamic
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>>2009255
New double deckers from 2026/7 for the Dutch railways



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