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Sumitomo/Siemens Contract for 137 Cars (former bi-levels)


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#1141 jrud

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 05:19 AM

700 car potential and night Siemens Viaggio passenger cars. Even smaller European countries use a lot of passenger cars. This includes an interesting render of the inside of a sleeping car. http://railcolornews...es-for-austria/

I saw and heard this a couple places, but might have missed it here. The end of the bi-level saga. http://www.chicagotr...0818-story.html

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 06:52 AM

Interesting the new OOB couchettes have individual doors. A four pod type of setup.

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 02:33 PM

Interesting the new OOB couchettes have individual doors. A four pod type of setup.


Most European trains offer a mix of services; both compartment coach (little rooms with 4-6 seats in them) or open coach (like what we have in the states). The compartments are nice as if you're traveling in a small group (say a family, or a couple coworkers) you can reserve the entire compartment.

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 03:05 PM

Interesting the new OOB couchettes have individual doors. A four pod type of setup.

Most European trains offer a mix of services; both compartment coach (little rooms with 4-6 seats in them) or open coach (like what we have in the states). The compartments are nice as if you're traveling in a small group (say a family, or a couple coworkers) you can reserve the entire compartment.

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Old style have 4-6 compartment, that can be converted to seats for 6.
New style are 4 Pods with a central climb/locker zone. Each pod has a door. No place to sit other than the bed.

I like the design. Did not know it had doors on each pod into yesterday.




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