bostontrainguy wrote: ↑Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:54 am I always thought the Japanese had the right idea with their 287 Series trains. By placing the engineers in an elevated position above the floor level they allowed passage between sets with diaphragms hidden behind opening doors to connect sets together. Really great idea.The Danish IC3 series of MUs are also designed to be easily coupled together into longer trainsets. Unlike the JR sets, they do it without adding any extra height (the engineers' control panel and chair are all on a folding door). Apparently, Amtrak tested a set of IC3's on a couple of corridor routes back in the day.
Also unlike the JR sets, they are possibly the ugliest rail vehicles ever to exist.