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    Default Archaic Trains.

    Sydney was stuck with archaic trains from 70-90s. They were called Red Rattlers and were smelly, noisy, dirty, overcrowded and slow.. nothing good to say about them in fact. This is how they looked... would be late 1970s I am guessing. They were phased out..finally..in 1992. (See clip) What trains did you use in the UK during this era.
    https://youtu.be/eVqZ2aglowE

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    Default Re: Archaic Trains.

    Slam-door trains in the UK
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    The Manchester Piccadilly - Marple route used class 101 units until 2003.

    The were originally introduced to replace short distance steam services in the late 1950s.
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    Swanage railway with steam trains

    There are plans to connect the Swanage line to the main line

    I wont hold my breath though

    To connect to the main line would be a logistical headache for Network Rail

    Do you really believe the other side without provocation would launch so many ICBM's, subs and ships knowing that we would have no option to launch as well? It would break our MAD Treaty (Mutually Assured Destruction) not to mention the end of the world as we know it.


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    We had 1st generation DMUs of 1960s origin on local trains up until the mid/late 1980s when they were replaced by Sprinters and Pacers. I can remember the class 110 'Calder Valley' units when I was a child/teenager. You could see them all lined up at Bradford Hammerton Street and Manchester Newton Heath depots. The Sprinters were a big improvement but the Pacers were built on the cheap and awful units. We still have the same 30 year-old units in service today!

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    Default Re: Archaic Trains.

    Quote Originally Posted by zabadak View Post
    Slam-door trains in the UK
    Please explain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donald the Great View Post
    Please explain.
    They are carriage doors that need to be opened & closed manually, normally needing a slam to get them to close properly.

    Almost all British trains have automatic doors now, so any remaining ones are quite rare.
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    Merseyrail still have the class 507/508 from 1978-80, still in service. Will be replaced in 2020.

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    Slam door train carriages are still used on the Brockenhurst to Lymington ferry port in Hampshire UK

    Do you really believe the other side without provocation would launch so many ICBM's, subs and ships knowing that we would have no option to launch as well? It would break our MAD Treaty (Mutually Assured Destruction) not to mention the end of the world as we know it.


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