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29th May '16 1:35:15 PM ultimomant
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* Anna from ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal'' uses a deck full of train monsters, which tend to be extremely ''huge'' and powerful.

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* In ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL'', Anna from ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal'' Kozuki uses a deck full of train monsters, which tend to be extremely ''huge'' and powerful.
13th May '16 10:39:51 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* During TheYugoslavWars, the Serbian Krajina Army improvised an armored train called the ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krajina_Express Krajina Express]]''.

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* During TheYugoslavWars, UsefulNotes/TheYugoslavWars, the Serbian Krajina Army improvised an armored train called the ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krajina_Express Krajina Express]]''.
29th Apr '16 3:27:07 PM Jatboy1000
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** But hey, at least there was a [[AwesomeMusic cool song]] about it.
20th Apr '16 11:11:12 PM StevieC
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* In 1938, Southern Pacific introduced a train to run the Los Angeles to San Francisco west-coast route, and the result was known as the "Daylight" because in summer months, it could make the full trip entirely within daylight hours. They served until 1957. They also were described, quite rightly, as "the most beautiful steam-trains ever made". Only one Daylight train was saved from the scrapyard: number 4449, which in 1976, was restored, refurbished, and painted red-white-and-blue to serve as America's "Freedom Train" to celebrate the bicentennial. The original paint-scheme was orange, red, and black. TheOtherWiki has an article on it [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_Pacific_4449 here]].
19th Apr '16 10:44:11 AM moloch
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** Also Bullied's ill-fated followup for CIÉ, CC1 (aka the Turf Burner). An attempt to update the ideas behind the Leader project while also making a locomotive that ran efficiently on native peat rather than imported coal, it was the last steam engine built for Ireland, and a total, utter, ''abysmal'' failure - but it's so weird and endearing it qualifies as cool.

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** Also Bullied's Bulleid's ill-fated followup for CIÉ, CC1 [=CC1=] (aka the Turf Burner). An attempt to update the ideas behind the Leader project while also making a locomotive that ran efficiently on native peat rather than imported coal, it was the last steam engine built for Ireland, and a total, utter, ''abysmal'' failure - but it's so weird and endearing it qualifies as cool.
29th Mar '16 4:30:26 AM Jhonny
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* The German [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intercity-Express Intercity Express]], so good that the Netherlands, Russia, and Spain have begun buying that train (specifically [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siemens_Velaro this model]]) for their lines.

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* The German [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intercity-Express Intercity Express]], so good that the Netherlands, Russia, and Spain have begun buying that train (specifically [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siemens_Velaro this model]]) for their lines. The pride of UsefulNotes/DeutscheBahn bar none, accept no substitutes



* And finally, the German [[http://www.transrapid.de/cgi-tdb/en/basics.prg?session=4b9d77df48cf4bd6_229330&a_no=28 Transrapid]] maglev. Fastest train, period. Unfortunately it was [[AwesomeButImpractical never put into service]] on any long distance line. The only revenue service is a single line in China.

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* And finally, the German [[http://www.transrapid.de/cgi-tdb/en/basics.prg?session=4b9d77df48cf4bd6_229330&a_no=28 Transrapid]] maglev. Fastest train, period. Unfortunately it was [[AwesomeButImpractical never put into service]] on any long distance line. The only revenue service is a single line in China.China connecting Shanghai airport to not quite the city.



*** Actually, 75mph is pretty ''slow'', considering how most British passenger engines used to perform back in their heyday. Unfortunately, steam locomotives venturing onto the main line these days are bound by ludicrous amounts of red tape and need to conform to tiny little slots in the schedule. ''Tornado'', if permitted, could easily travel much faster - in fact the German railway, Deutsche Bahn, is reported to have said that, should ''Tornado'' pay them a visit, she will be allowed to run as fast as she likes.

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*** Actually, 75mph is pretty ''slow'', considering how most British passenger engines used to perform back in their heyday. Unfortunately, steam locomotives venturing onto the main line these days are bound by ludicrous amounts of red tape and need to conform to tiny little slots in the schedule. ''Tornado'', if permitted, could easily travel much faster - in fact the German railway, Deutsche Bahn, UsefulNotes/DeutscheBahn, is reported to have said that, should ''Tornado'' pay them a visit, she will be allowed to run as fast as she likes.



** The most amazing automated subway would be that of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuremberg_U-Bahn#ATC_and_driverless_trains Nuremberg]], which operates in mixed traffic with regular trains.

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** The most amazing automated subway would be that of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuremberg_U-Bahn#ATC_and_driverless_trains Nuremberg]], (UsefulNotes/NurembergUBahn) which operates in mixed traffic with regular trains.



* Say what you want about Amtrak and the regulations that basically make this an EnforcedTrope, but you have to say the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Acela_old_saybrook_ct_summer2011.jpg Acela Express]] just screams POWER. Tank on rails anybody? Unfortunately it is [[CripplingOverspecialization too heavy for its own good]] and [[FragileSpeedster more prone to breakdowns]] than comparable trains in Europe or Asia that are a lot lighter.

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* Say what you want about Amtrak {{UsefulNotes/Amtrak}} and the regulations that basically make this an EnforcedTrope, but you have to say the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Acela_old_saybrook_ct_summer2011.jpg Acela Express]] just screams POWER. Tank on rails anybody? Unfortunately it is [[CripplingOverspecialization too heavy for its own good]] and [[FragileSpeedster more prone to breakdowns]] than comparable trains in Europe or Asia that are a lot lighter.
29th Mar '16 2:19:56 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The original ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'' had the kohbu-carrying Goraigoh, possibly best described as a [[SteamPunk steam-age]] bullet train nearly the size of an ocean liner. The ''Sakura Taisen'' movie cubed the cool by showing its dispatch/launch mechanism, [[spoiler:which fired the train ''straight down a vertical track'' into an improbable wonderland of rollercoaster-like track that eventually merged with the ''Tokyo subway system'']].


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* The original ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'' had the kohbu-carrying Goraigoh, possibly best described as a [[SteamPunk steam-age]] bullet train nearly the size of an ocean liner. ''Anime/SakuraWarsTheMovie'' cubed the cool by showing its dispatch/launch mechanism, [[spoiler:which fired the train ''straight down a vertical track'' into an improbable wonderland of rollercoaster-like track that eventually merged with the ''Tokyo subway system'']].
21st Mar '16 1:13:29 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* The [[{{Magitek}} lightning rail]] from the ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' setting ''{{Eberron}}''.

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'':
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The [[{{Magitek}} lightning rail]] from the ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' setting ''{{Eberron}}''.''{{Eberron}}''.
** The module "Train of Events" from ''Magazine/{{Dungeon}}'' #44 featured a steam-powered railway built by mountain dwarves to deliver supplies between dwarven cities.
18th Mar '16 6:12:11 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh'' has [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Train an entire deck archetype]] of them, based around getting high powered level ten / rank ten monsters on the field quickly.

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* ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh'' ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh'':
** The Flip Effect Monster [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Dekoichi_the_Battlechanted_Locomotive Dekoichi the Battlechanted Locomotive]] is cool-looking, [[AwesomeMcCoolName has a cool name]], and helps draw cards.
** The game also
has [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Train an entire deck archetype]] of them, based around getting high powered level ten / rank ten monsters on the field quickly.
9th Mar '16 2:03:33 PM justanid
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Not to be confused with [[GearsOfWar The Cole Train]], or [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 Radical Train]]. Compare SteamNeverDies.

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Compare SteamNeverDies. Contrast JustTrainWrong.

Not to be confused with [[GearsOfWar The Cole Train]], or [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 Radical Train]]. Compare SteamNeverDies.\n
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