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    What's your favourite train?

    Further to a particularly interesting MSN conversation I had tonight, I feel it's time for CW to have its own favourite trains thread.

    I'll get us started with what at present is my own personal favourite, the BR Class 159 - shown here in South West Trains livery.



    A special mention for the Class 142, an example of which is shown here at Ashton-under-Lyne station, for being surely the only train on record to derail (on the Carlisle to Whitehaven line, in 2002) when its engine fell off the chassis...

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    as you said earlier neil, those are much nicer on the eye that the truly 143, eye candy it aint.

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    well...I reckon its about the inside of a train...(outside is nice but not as important!)
    so I go for the Heathrow express! which looks like this inside


    and the dutch trains are quiet nice too
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    I sincerely hope we're being ironic here people...
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    THEY are not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby
    I sincerely hope we're being ironic here people...
    Neil started questioning me about the train that runs from St Helens to Wigan. I was scared.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steds
    Neil started questioning me about the train that runs from St Helens to Wigan. I was scared.
    I would be too.

    Mind you, if we're talking Crewe to Wigan avoiding St Helens and Scouseland, now you're talking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luckyeddie
    I would be too.

    Mind you, if we're talking Crewe to Wigan avoiding St Helens and Scouseland, now you're talking.
    Would that be the Warrington Bank Quay route?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby
    I sincerely hope we're being ironic here people...
    I've spent too much time on stations over the last two months. It's done something funny to my head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Pickup
    I've spent too much time on stations over the last two months. It's done something funny to my head.
    are you a station Junk

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    Quote Originally Posted by luckyeddie
    I've always had a soft spot for the Flying Scotsman
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    I don't have a favourite to be honest, as long as I get there on time and I'm in no danger.

    The interior of the trains around are average and nothing special.
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    Wow, what a thread!

    Personally, I enjoy riding on an old Melbourne tram more than our train system, but trains are much more efficient.

    Can't go past the W Class tram for mine.

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    This train, used in Buster Keaton's The General, looks pretty funky.

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