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  •  What this dairy needs... (0+ / 0-)

    ...is some comparison pictures of standard US streamlined passengers verses Talgo units.

    Float like a manhole cover, sting like a sash weight! Clean Coal Is A Clinker!

    by JeffW on Fri Aug 21, 2009 at 05:25:44 PM PDT

    •  Do you mean (1+ / 0-)
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      streamlined diesels or streamlined steam locos?

      The above-fold picture is not a Talgo, but it is an AVE train nevertheless (a Siemens-made Velaro E, classified by RENFE as S-103), and they are RENFE's fastest rolling stock (commissioned for the 350 km/h/218 mph of the image caption).

      •  I'm talking about... (0+ / 0-)

        ...some side views of a standard stainless steel passnger car and a Talgo unit, with some references for comparing size. Most folks aren't aware of how compact Talgo railcars are, and how low they sit realtive to the rails.

        Float like a manhole cover, sting like a sash weight! Clean Coal Is A Clinker!

        by JeffW on Sat Aug 22, 2009 at 12:12:12 PM PDT

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