What's your favorite railcar?

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What's your favorite railcar?

Post by 4400Washboard » Sat Mar 08, 2014 12:00 am

Mine is SEPTA Silverliner IV in SEPTA's (Current) colors
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Re: What's your favorite railcar?

Post by Rockingham Racer » Sat Mar 08, 2014 9:41 am

Sleeper observation lounge, and when I'm eating, the dining car. :-)

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Re: What's your favorite railcar?

Post by NH2060 » Sat Mar 08, 2014 12:41 pm

It hasn't been built yet ;-)

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Re: What's your favorite railcar?

Post by electricron » Sat Mar 08, 2014 3:29 pm

Superliner sleeper car. Just wished the tracks, signals, and locomotives allowed slightly faster speeds.

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Re: What's your favorite railcar?

Post by kaitoku » Sat Mar 08, 2014 9:13 pm

Anything built by Budd pre-1970's. Bulletproof carbodies.

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Re: What's your favorite railcar?

Post by jackintosh11 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:54 pm

Personally, I love the Silverliner V. It's the most versatile EMU on the northeast corridor (and the only one that can run along its entire length), it has a railfan window, and I like the way it looks.
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Re: What's your favorite railcar?

Post by mtuandrew » Mon Mar 10, 2014 6:08 pm

I am a fan of the Silverliner IIs. Groundbreaking, long-lived, utilitarian, pretty on the outside, and remarkably airy on the inside (though old-fashioned.) For that matter, I like MUs, LRVs, subway cars and streetcars in general.

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