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Train picture thread

davcr0ckdavcr0ck South Oxfordshire (homophobic Oxfordshire) Posts: 730 Incredible Poster
Hey all, 

So as many of you know I'm an train spotter and I love trains, but I don't really get much of an variety where I live

So I thought that people could take picture of trains that they see in their area, trains normally have an number on the front of them, most of the time it's ever an 5 or 6 digit number in the formate of (43 009) or (387 145) sometimes they are found on the drivers side of the cab, but even if it's just an picture of it, that will do with me and you could even quiz my train knowledge if you wanted 

If this doesn't take off them im not supprised 😂😂
 
Love is love and everyone is accepting and can share their issues with no judge from me and I try to help 
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  • ShaunieShaunie England 🏠Posts: 6,166 The Mix Elder
    Aw i would but sadly never go on trains!

    enjoy your train spotting
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  • BubblesGoesBooBubblesGoesBoo Sunny ScotlandPosts: 2,519 Mega Poster
    Where I live there is no trains 🤷 so I know nothing about them therefore this thread could come in handy 😂 what's the fastest train in the UK and what route does it do? 😁 
    ' So I put a bullet where I shouda put a helmet, and I crash my car cause I wanna get carried away, that's why I'm standing on the overpass screaming at myself 'hey, I wanna get better''  
  • coc0maccoc0mac Posts: 175 The Mix convert
    I will be going on a train tomorrow, so I will try my best to take a photo for you! But in the meantime, I was wondering if you have a favourite type of train at all? :smile:
  • AidanAidan Clever idiot Posts: 1,237 Fanatical Poster
    I don't live too far aware from the National Railway museum in York so I must be sure to take pictures the next time I go!
  • davcr0ckdavcr0ck South Oxfordshire (homophobic Oxfordshire) Posts: 730 Incredible Poster
    @BubblesGoesBoo ;
    Farest diesel engine loco hauled is an class 43 aka intercity 125 which told the speed record for an farest loco diesel at 153 mph but restricted to 125mph due to no cab signaling, the class 43 holds the record for being the world's farest diesel loco and runs on the East coat main line, Glasgow to Edinburgh/Aberdeen, Midlands main line. 

    Farest electric loco hauled is the class 92 aka intercity 225 which holds an record 161 but built to go 140 mph but due to no cab signaling and not sufficient overhead wires it's limited to 125mph. The class 82 only operate on the east coast main line which links London King's Cross to Edinburgh Waverly

    The farest train that operates in the UK would be the class 374 also known as the eurostar which can reach speeds of 200mph without any restrictions, this only operates between London St Pancras to France or Amsterdam or Brussels. 

    @coc0mac thanks for attempting to do so for me, 
    My favorite train would be the class 43 because the engine sounds amazing and first class is so luxurious 
     
    My favourite emu (electric multi unit) would be the class 350 because their great commuter train which the strangest but pretty nice nosie when starting to accelerate 

    My favourite DMU (diesel multi unit) would be the class 158, I've never been on one but old and refurbished onces look amazing and it's also the farest DMU at 90mph 

    @Aidan if you could ta some pictures of the national rail museum that would be great, last time I was their would of been about 6 years ago 

    Love is love and everyone is accepting and can share their issues with no judge from me and I try to help 
    BubblesGoesBoo
  • coc0maccoc0mac Posts: 175 The Mix convert
    Hi @davcr0ck
    The class 43 sounds great! 
    Here are two trains I saw today :smile: 
    davcr0ck
  • davcr0ckdavcr0ck South Oxfordshire (homophobic Oxfordshire) Posts: 730 Incredible Poster
    coc0mac said:
    Hi @davcr0ck
    The class 43 sounds great! 
    Here are two trains I saw today :smile: 
    Aww an class 220 (Meridian) part of the voyager family which is an East midland train and an class 172 cross country, from those two images, you would of been at Derby or Nottingham as thoughs are the two only stations where they both operate at, thanks again @coc0mac
    Love is love and everyone is accepting and can share their issues with no judge from me and I try to help 
  • davcr0ckdavcr0ck South Oxfordshire (homophobic Oxfordshire) Posts: 730 Incredible Poster


    Here is some of the Oxford locals,
    A class 165, 800, 221
    Love is love and everyone is accepting and can share their issues with no judge from me and I try to help 
  • coc0maccoc0mac Posts: 175 The Mix convert
    @davcr0ck ahhh well done you were spot on!  The Oxford locals look so cool!
    davcr0ck
  • mags98mags98 Posts: 92 Moderator
    I go on a lot of trains so I'll try to (remember to and) take pictures of the ones I see


    davcr0ck
  • davcr0ckdavcr0ck South Oxfordshire (homophobic Oxfordshire) Posts: 730 Incredible Poster
    Aww thanks @mags98 that would be loved so much 
    Love is love and everyone is accepting and can share their issues with no judge from me and I try to help 
  • LaineLaine Llama Mama Posts: 1,336 Fanatical Poster
    I'm a real big bus person but never embraced that much I should start a thread on it!  Lol

    I do quite like trains though,  we rarely see much variety down here but here's a few 😊

    Great western rail is a biggy now down here,  


    Not sure what this one is!  Love the color scheme though! 

    First is another one that runs down here,  sometimes there is a carriage shortage and they share haha 

    I'll upload some more in a different post as it doesn't like me adding more pics 😂 

    🌈Positive thoughts🌈 

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    davcr0ck
  • LaineLaine Llama Mama Posts: 1,336 Fanatical Poster
    Cross country occasionally runs through,  one of my favorites!

    I also really like pacers, they're cute,  haven't got any yet but I'll send some when I get them!  😊

    🌈Positive thoughts🌈 

    "Maybe it's not my weekend,  but it's gonna be my year" ~ All Time Low

    "No one else is dealing with your demons, meaning maybe defeating them could be the beginning of your meaning friend" ~ TOP

    "What's gonna be left of the world if you're not in it?" ~ Bastille
    davcr0ck
  • JsTJsT TheSite Graduate Posts: 18,265 I am one with The Mix
    Not a view many people can get... 
    davcr0ck
  • davcr0ckdavcr0ck South Oxfordshire (homophobic Oxfordshire) Posts: 730 Incredible Poster
    Aww thanks @Laine for sharing them, the HSTs the first and Thrid image now run on Caste set which is I've 3 or 4 coach's with two engine units at each end

    The one your wasn't sure on was an pathfinder rail tour which was made up of an class 68 and 88

    I do quite like cross country too because its quite cheap but their service can be quite overcrowded and I haven't been on an pacer ever but your not gonna see one of them around Oxfordshire so

    @JsT I'm an little jealous of you as you get to see all of the units from an different perspective 
    Love is love and everyone is accepting and can share their issues with no judge from me and I try to help 
  • LaineLaine Llama Mama Posts: 1,336 Fanatical Poster
    Thanks @davcr0ck It's great to learn 😊

    Here's one! 

    🌈Positive thoughts🌈 

    "Maybe it's not my weekend,  but it's gonna be my year" ~ All Time Low

    "No one else is dealing with your demons, meaning maybe defeating them could be the beginning of your meaning friend" ~ TOP

    "What's gonna be left of the world if you're not in it?" ~ Bastille
    davcr0ck
  • davcr0ckdavcr0ck South Oxfordshire (homophobic Oxfordshire) Posts: 730 Incredible Poster
    edited July 3
    Laine said:
    Thanks @davcr0ck It's great to learn 😊

    Here's one! 

    @Laine that's an sprinter not an pacer, pacers are class 142 or 143 and sprinter have an wider family of class 150,153,155,156,158 159
    Love is love and everyone is accepting and can share their issues with no judge from me and I try to help 
  • LaineLaine Llama Mama Posts: 1,336 Fanatical Poster
    Oh silly me 😂 Thanks for clarifying! 

    🌈Positive thoughts🌈 

    "Maybe it's not my weekend,  but it's gonna be my year" ~ All Time Low

    "No one else is dealing with your demons, meaning maybe defeating them could be the beginning of your meaning friend" ~ TOP

    "What's gonna be left of the world if you're not in it?" ~ Bastille
  • JsTJsT TheSite Graduate Posts: 18,265 I am one with The Mix
    Another one, I'll be impressed if you can work out the class of this one! 
  • davcr0ckdavcr0ck South Oxfordshire (homophobic Oxfordshire) Posts: 730 Incredible Poster
    edited July 3
    JsT said:
    Another one, I'll be impressed if you can work out the class of this one! 
    @JsT It's the new northern rail class 331 I think 🤔

    I kind of pair that you work in an northern depot and it looks all new and northern new train that came out an few days ago in passenger service was the 331s
    Love is love and everyone is accepting and can share their issues with no judge from me and I try to help 
  • JsTJsT TheSite Graduate Posts: 18,265 I am one with The Mix
    Top marks! 
    davcr0ck
  • Ed_Ed_ Posts: 92 Staff Moderator
    Hey @davcr0ck

    Not a picture I took myself, but this train passed through the place I grew up in recently and so thought I would share for you. Seems to happen semi-regularly!


    "You've just got to carry what you can, Have the heart of a giant but know you're a man. Start small, grow tall."
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    davcr0ck
  • davcr0ckdavcr0ck South Oxfordshire (homophobic Oxfordshire) Posts: 730 Incredible Poster
    Yeah it looks like mayflower 
    Love is love and everyone is accepting and can share their issues with no judge from me and I try to help 
  • MikeMike Posts: 1,707 Staff Moderator
    edited July 6
    Without meaning to hijack this delightful thread, that's quite the post count you have there @JsT. Always cool to see old school members passing through. :)
    just because you're not doing something perfectly, doesn't mean you're not doing it
    davcr0ck
  • JsTJsT TheSite Graduate Posts: 18,265 I am one with The Mix
    Mike said:
    Without meaning to hijack this delightful thread, that's quite the post count you have there @JsT. Always cool to see old school members passing through. :)
    Cheers Mike! 
  • davcr0ckdavcr0ck South Oxfordshire (homophobic Oxfordshire) Posts: 730 Incredible Poster

    Currently playing train sim and this is my loco 
    Love is love and everyone is accepting and can share their issues with no judge from me and I try to help 
  • davcr0ckdavcr0ck South Oxfordshire (homophobic Oxfordshire) Posts: 730 Incredible Poster

    A class 800 gwr passing through Culham, on its way to London Paddington filled with commuters 
    Love is love and everyone is accepting and can share their issues with no judge from me and I try to help 
  • davcr0ckdavcr0ck South Oxfordshire (homophobic Oxfordshire) Posts: 730 Incredible Poster

    A class 221 (221 029) Cross country passing through Culham doing the two a day service to Edinburgh, won't see him until later today 😂
    Love is love and everyone is accepting and can share their issues with no judge from me and I try to help 
  • dancertoridancertori CornwallPosts: 81 Miniposter
    Im gonna spam here, sorry
  • dancertoridancertori CornwallPosts: 81 Miniposter
    The Cathedral Express, in front of St. Micheal's mount.
    davcr0ck
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