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I can't resist giving a taste of what you'll be travelling in --

First a British Pendolino and another Virgin train in London:

...an Eurostar:

...two TGV Atlantique trains on the outskirts of Paris:

...the outside and inside of a French Corail Téoz express train:


...a Swiss IC races along Lake Geneva, with castle Chillon in the background:

...a Swiss narrow-gauge train descends from the foot of the Matterhorn mountain:

...an Italian Eurostar (high-speed train, there was a name dispute with the Franco-British-Belgian company but in the end both kept using it):

...an italian IC train:

...my photo of an Austrian IC train descending from Semmering Pass:

...a Hungarian IC:

...a Serbian express train to Sofia:

...a Bulgarian fast train (with used German coaches):

...finally, a Turkish express train:



*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Wed Jul 26th, 2006 at 10:15:54 AM EST
Heh. Thanks. The dash back  should be interesting!
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Wed Jul 26th, 2006 at 10:24:10 AM EST
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A friend of mine has a house in bulgaria.  I dream of the day when I can whoosh across europe in a train to visit him.

I dream of all those railway sleepers being covered in photovoltaic cells/tiles.  Miles and miles of track sucking up the sun and passing it to the trains or the grid.  An engineer told me this was technically impossible; and yet I dream...

(I also dream of windmills in the central reservations of motorways.)

(I also dream of naked erotic...er...cough...)

(Just wanted to show I don't only dream of renewable energy/transport)

Don't fight forces, use them R. Buckminster Fuller.

by rg (leopold dot lepster at google mail dot com) on Wed Jul 26th, 2006 at 11:01:20 AM EST
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(I also dream of naked erotic...er...cough...)

Sounds like renewable energy/transport to me...

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Wed Jul 26th, 2006 at 12:15:29 PM EST
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The picture of the Swiss train has become my background for now, taking the place of my picture of St. Emilion that has served to enchant me for these last months.  Thanks for the pictures.  Makes my traveling bone ache for the open road.

"I said, 'Wait a minute, Chester, You know I'm a peaceful man...'" Robbie Robertson
by NearlyNormal on Wed Jul 26th, 2006 at 02:15:06 PM EST
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Do you mean the one with the Matterhorn? What is your screen size? Maybe this or this would fit you better.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Thu Jul 27th, 2006 at 07:14:51 AM EST
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It was the one with the matterhorn, but I used the second of these new ones.  Thank you very much.  I fantasize that I am there rather than here.

"I said, 'Wait a minute, Chester, You know I'm a peaceful man...'" Robbie Robertson
by NearlyNormal on Fri Jul 28th, 2006 at 03:04:01 PM EST
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