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Date: 06/17/11 08:28
WI Talgo Cab Car Preview: Too Ugly for words
Author: PumpkinHogger

Final concept has been revealed. As horrible looking as was thought it would be.

Is there a rule somewhere that American articulated lightweight trains MUST be butt ugly?

This makes GM's Aerotrain seem positively charming. It'll be the fugliest thing on rails.

Just draw a face on it and you've got a kids show cartoon character.

It isn't really Talgo's fault, it was designed by committee in accordance with FRA crash standard constraints. But come on ... the typical Spanish Talgo loco fotted in Barcelona last October by comparison looks fabulous.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/17/11 08:32 by PumpkinHogger.








Date: 06/17/11 08:31
Re: WI Talgo Cab Car Preview: Too Ugly for words
Author: aehouse

Agreed that the Wisconsin cab car is very ugly, but that French thing looks like a Platypus.

I suggest a redesign resembling an E-unit.

Art



Date: 06/17/11 08:34
Re: WI Talgo Cab Car Preview: Too Ugly for words
Author: joemvcnj

I thought that orange thing was a Coney Island Bumper car.



Date: 06/17/11 08:41
Re: WI Talgo Cab Car Preview: Too Ugly for words
Author: TCnR

Wow, we have a winner with a close second.

Maybe they have the cartoon series all figured out for a little extra cash.



Date: 06/17/11 08:53
Re: WI Talgo Cab Car Preview: Too Ugly for words
Author: prr60

I read the title and thought "how bad can it really be?" The answer: really bad. OMG, that thing is hideous. It looks like it was designed by Homer Simpson.

Posted from iPhone



Date: 06/17/11 09:02
Re: WI Talgo Cab Car Preview: Too Ugly for words
Author: hsr_fan

Wow, that is absolutely hideous!



Date: 06/17/11 09:02
Re: WI Talgo Cab Car Preview: Too Ugly for words
Author: msdgbar

Yuk.Back to the drawing board please.Thats not even befitting of my toilot.



Date: 06/17/11 09:09
Re: WI Talgo Cab Car Preview: Too Ugly for words
Author: mwelch510

Someone with photoshop should be able to put "SCHOOL BUS" on that terrible looking thing.



Date: 06/17/11 09:23
Re: WI Talgo Cab Car Preview: Too Ugly for words
Author: swcrossbucks

If I ever have to run one of those things I might have to reconsider my career choice.



Date: 06/17/11 09:24
Re: WI Talgo Cab Car Preview: Too Ugly for words
Author: blphoto

Thats old advertising at its best. Something out of the 70s...



Date: 06/17/11 09:24
Re: WI Talgo Cab Car Preview: Too Ugly for words
Author: ChS7-321

aehouse Wrote:
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> Agreed that the Wisconsin cab car is very ugly,
> but that French thing looks like a Platypus.
>
> I suggest a redesign resembling an E-unit.
>
> Art


What French thing? The photo shows a power car on one of RENFE's (Spanish Railways) Talgo high-speed trainsets.

That design is, IMHO, still much better-looking than anything US-designed in the past bunch of decades....



Date: 06/17/11 09:36
Re: WI Talgo Cab Car Preview: Too Ugly for words
Author: PumpkinHogger

Modern (read advanced) designs - like the Talgo350 and latest Chinese and Japanese HSR sets that run at 220mph or better - have been found that the low shovel nose is the most aerodynamic solution to get the air out of the way.

Of course here in the greatest country in the world where we need only plow through the air at 79mph, a brick is considered streamlined.

aehouse Wrote:
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> Agreed that the Wisconsin cab car is very ugly,
> but that French thing looks like a Platypus.



Date: 06/17/11 09:55
Re: WI Talgo Cab Car Preview: Too Ugly for words
Author: Amtrak784

Wow that is an oddball looking thing, I thought the Midwest Talgo was going to look exactly like the Cascades Talgos. I also thought they were going to put an F40 cab car on one end like the Cascades, and although I hate the de-power the F40 concept at least the Cascade F40 cab cars look decent, and far better than this joke!



Date: 06/17/11 09:59
Re: WI Talgo Cab Car Preview: Too Ugly for words
Author: robj

PumpkinHogger Wrote:
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> Modern (read advanced) designs - like the Talgo350
> and latest Chinese and Japanese HSR sets that run
> at 220mph or better - have been found that the low
> shovel nose is the most aerodynamic solution to
> get the air out of the way.
>
> Of course here in the greatest country in the
> world where we need only plow through the air at
> 79mph, a brick is considered streamlined.
>
> aehouse Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Agreed that the Wisconsin cab car is very ugly,
> > but that French thing looks like a Platypus.


I didn't realize they were going 220 mph?

Bob



Date: 06/17/11 10:01
Re: WI Talgo Cab Car Preview: Too Ugly for words
Author: norm1153

Designed by a committee...



Date: 06/17/11 10:06
Re: WI Talgo Cab Car Preview: Too Ugly for words
Author: photobob

This helps a little.




Date: 06/17/11 10:08
Re: WI Talgo Cab Car Preview: Too Ugly for words
Author: jcaestecker

Where's the milkman?



Date: 06/17/11 10:19
Re: WI Talgo Cab Car Preview: Too Ugly for words
Author: PumpkinHogger

It does look alot like a Chevy step van from the '70s.

Maybe it'll have a roachcoach option to sell beer and brats






Date: 06/17/11 10:21
Re: WI Talgo Cab Car Preview: Too Ugly for words
Author: ts1457

photobob Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> This helps a little.

Yes it does. Just before I scrolled down to your post, photobob, I was thinking this thing looks like something out of a kiddie cartoon. You put the perfect touch on it.



Date: 06/17/11 10:28
Re: WI Talgo Cab Car Preview: Too Ugly for words
Author: scottp

Thomas the Tank Engine...
Corby the Commuter Engine?



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