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« on: November 24, 2020, 02:26:50 pm »

Single vehicle passenger trains from .... well - can you place the countries?

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« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2020, 02:42:22 pm »

No. 2 is a genuine Micheline - indeed the original one - from France in the 1930s. They had a brief burst of popularity, in various shapes and sizes, before the disadvantages proved too hard to overcome.
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« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2020, 03:56:04 pm »

Number 3 - Tralee & Dingwall Railway.  Lost, and long-lamented
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« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2020, 04:17:34 pm »

7 Germany.
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« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2020, 04:50:48 pm »

4. Budd railcar for the Baltimore & Ohio. US
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« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2020, 05:18:47 pm »

Number 3 - Tralee & Dingwall Railway.  Lost, and long-lamented

A railway running from Tralee to Dingwall would be very impressive!  Wink

I think you might mean Tralee and Dingle.
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« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2020, 06:39:27 pm »

Number 7 Morecambe, when the line to Lancaster was electrified using 6.6Kv OHLE
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« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2020, 06:56:43 pm »

This is a strange bunch I have put together.

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2 - France (I didn't actually know this one, but I'm sure you're right
3 - Ireland though NOT on the Tralee and Dingle. In the final years of narrow gauge lines in Ireland, newer stock tended to be move on from one line to another as they closed or demand changed, and it's quite possible that this railcar ran for a time out of Tralee, or even originated on that line.
4 - USA
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7 - Not Germany; not UK (United Kingdom) either
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« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2020, 07:44:20 pm »

Halfway down this page about (irrelevantly) Cambrdge on disused stations, there's a quite detailed section on some Michelines visiting Britain, and similar railcars being made here.
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« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2020, 07:51:57 pm »

I would take a punt at Argentina for number 1, given the colour scheme and the thing for stopping moo-cows going under.
Number 5 - Lausanne, Switzerland?
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« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2020, 07:57:50 pm »

3 = County Donegal
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« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2020, 08:00:23 pm »

Number 7 Morecambe, when the line to Lancaster was electrified using 6.6Kv OHLE

A bit further east, maybe?
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« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2020, 08:22:19 pm »

Having been intrigued by no 1. I spent a few moments on Google, from which I think it is Madagascar
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« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2020, 12:03:48 am »

Having been intrigued by no 1. I spent a few moments on Google, from which I think it is Madagascar

Guess what? Another Micheline! Also linked to no.4, as made by Carel et Fouch? who licensed Budd's manufacturing process, and were later taken over by them and churned out all those stainless steel carriages for TEEs (Trans Europe Express) and the SNCF (Societe Nationale des Chemins de fer Francais - French National Railways) EMUs (Electric Multiple Unit) - some of which may still just about be in service.
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« Reply #14 on: November 25, 2020, 08:30:35 am »

In 1961, the Isle of Man Railway purchased two railcars from the County Donegal Railways and they became IMR numbers 19 and 20 in their fleet. No. 3 looks like one of those vehicles but the location of the photograph is not the Isle of Man. We shunned them in the early '60s on the now long closed Peel line as they were 'dirty diesels' as as opposed to our beloved Manx Peacocks - one of whom shares our family name. The railcars have quite a cult following and I now regret not having had the experience of travelling in them. The driving cab - motor car part was built in Wigan - the carriage articulated bogie in Ireland.

I have seen No. 2 photo before and I believe it is on trial somewhere around Oxford but I haven't yet found my correct book.
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