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18th Apr '16 6:05:51 AM Thunderbolt0102
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* Random articles about Indian Railways on various news portals and possibly some printed newspapers often show ''the same morphed picture'' of a locomotive of an Australian trans-continental train called Indian Pacific, whose name appears on the locomotive- only for ''Pacific'' to be shopped into ''Railways''. One such news portal was twice guilty of this trope- after this, since the article was on Southern Railway of India, put up a picture of a locomotive that belonged to Southern Railway in the United States, whose design and livery are nowhere present in India, where the names various Railway Zones are not painted on locomotives, but on coaches.
18th Apr '16 5:17:29 AM Thunderbolt0102
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** A little less forgivable in his spotlight episode ''Triple Takeover'', set in 1985, where he tries to assemble an army of trains at a busy station- and almost all the trains look like 1930s' diesel locomotives, including a few experimental models (one of which resembles the Burlington Pioneer Zephyr), scrapped or retired decades before events of that time.
12th Apr '16 8:59:40 PM Khathi
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** In Russia the engineer who ran over someone is given a mandatory leave and psychologic counseling, because the authorities recognose that engineer ''cannot'' do anything about something or someone suddenly appearing on the tracks. ''It is on the books'', and there's a rumor (probably being spread by Russian Railways to educate the public) that engineers are trained ''not'' to apply the brakes if something appears on tracks within stopping distance. This is probably untrue, as it risks derailment, but is ''does'' work somewhat as a tactic to ScareThemStrait.

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** In Russia the engineer who ran over someone is given a mandatory leave and psychologic counseling, because the authorities recognose that engineer ''cannot'' do anything about something or someone suddenly appearing on the tracks. ''It is on the books'', and there's a rumor (probably being spread by Russian Railways to educate the public) that engineers are trained ''not'' to apply the brakes if something appears on tracks within stopping distance. This is probably untrue, as it risks derailment, but is ''does'' work somewhat as a tactic to ScareThemStrait.ScareEmStraight.
12th Apr '16 8:58:20 PM Khathi
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* Another one from SovietRussia: The most drive wheels ever on an unarticulated engine is 14, 7 on each side. The middle wheels had no flanges so they could come off the rails when going around corners, and four of the seven driving wheelsets could be shifted laterally. Still, the engine was way too big and heavy for the rails even with 22 wheels, it destroyed every single switch it ran over, and it derailed whenever it moved. It did qualify for AwesomeButImpractical.


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** In Russia the engineer who ran over someone is given a mandatory leave and psychologic counseling, because the authorities recognose that engineer ''cannot'' do anything about something or someone suddenly appearing on the tracks. ''It is on the books'', and there's a rumor (probably being spread by Russian Railways to educate the public) that engineers are trained ''not'' to apply the brakes if something appears on tracks within stopping distance. This is probably untrue, as it risks derailment, but is ''does'' work somewhat as a tactic to ScareThemStrait.
27th Mar '16 8:59:01 AM SilentHunterUK
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* ''Series/StellaUK'' has one character make his way from the Welsh Valleys to London in about three hours, a bit of a stretch... but its Season 5 finale, going for a ''Film/BriefEncounter'' homage via a kitchen fire, gives Pontyberry a direct service to Middlesbrough on a two-coach Sprinter multiple unit, a journey that takes over seven hours in real-life with four changes.
27th Mar '16 8:31:18 AM SilentHunterUK
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* The 2013 thriller ''The Last Passenger'' is deliberately and clearly set in 2004 to get around the rolling-stock issue i.e. using a slam-door train, but the director turned the electric unit into a diesel one for artistic.



* Some railway-related scenes from Series/DowntonAbbey have rather glaring errors. These include using LNER coaches on SR stations (two railway companies whose stock would likely never meet) and using a 1950s steam locomotive painted in a 1920s show.

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* Some railway-related scenes from Series/DowntonAbbey have rather glaring errors. These include using LNER coaches on SR stations (two railway companies whose stock would likely never meet) and using a 1950s vintage steam locomotive painted in a 1920s show.



* The 'Train Simulator' series usually places a strong emphasis on accuracy, but when the rights agreements aren't there, there can be issues. The biggest, as Dovetail Games has no deal with Virgin Trains, is the Class 390 Pendolino... in BR Intercity livery, which was only used before it was ordered.

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* The 'Train Simulator' series usually places a strong emphasis on accuracy, but when the rights agreements aren't there, there can be issues. The biggest, as Dovetail Games has had no deal with Virgin Trains, is the Class 390 Pendolino... in BR Intercity livery, which was only used before it was ordered.
9th Mar '16 2:03:14 PM justanid
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Compare SteamNeverDies.

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Compare SteamNeverDies.
SteamNeverDies. Contrast CoolTrain.
8th Mar '16 1:08:22 PM DaNuke
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** A regular French TGV is used in place of the Eurostar variant, even being identified as such in the CoincidentalBroadcast; in actual fact, different loading gauges and voltage supplies -- and in the case of the line between Kent and London at the time, third-rail instead of overhead electrification -- make it impossible to operate a TGV in the UK. [[note]]True at the time the film was made but not now: the high speed line from the Chunnel to Saint Pancras is technically and dimensionally capable of taking TGV's, but they still aren't allowed in the tunnel itself because of very rigorous fire safety rules.[[/note]]

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** A regular French TGV is used in place of the Eurostar variant, even being identified as such in the CoincidentalBroadcast; in actual fact, different loading gauges and voltage supplies -- and in the case of the line between Kent and London at the time, third-rail instead of overhead electrification -- make it impossible to operate a TGV in the UK. [[note]]True at the time the film was made but not now: the high speed line from the Chunnel Gare du Nord to Saint Pancras is technically and dimensionally capable of taking TGV's, but they still aren't allowed in the tunnel itself because of very rigorous fire safety rules.[[/note]]
6th Mar '16 2:31:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* The 2012 version of ''AnnaKarenina'' features Creator/KeiraKnightley and Jude Law playing Russian aristocrats, and Great Western Railway engines at Didcot doubling as Russian engines in Moscow. Besides the difference in loading gauge, the main problem is the use of a 1920s/1930s-style [[http://www.flickr.com/photos/steam60163/7186668008/sizes/o/in/photostream/ Great Western engine]] as a 19th-century [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f5/Prokudin-Gorskii-26.jpg Russian engine]].

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* The 2012 version of ''AnnaKarenina'' ''Literature/AnnaKarenina'' features Creator/KeiraKnightley and Jude Law playing Russian aristocrats, and Great Western Railway engines at Didcot doubling as Russian engines in Moscow. Besides the difference in loading gauge, the main problem is the use of a 1920s/1930s-style [[http://www.flickr.com/photos/steam60163/7186668008/sizes/o/in/photostream/ Great Western engine]] as a 19th-century [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f5/Prokudin-Gorskii-26.jpg Russian engine]].
4th Mar '16 4:32:00 PM jormis29
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** All but one - UsefulNotes/TheLondonUnderground keeps a single example on the disused Aldwych line, where ''Film/{{Creep}}'' (and most other works involving the Underground) are filmed. It might well be the same train.

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** All but one - UsefulNotes/TheLondonUnderground keeps a single example on the disused Aldwych line, where ''Film/{{Creep}}'' ''Creep'' (and most other works involving the Underground) are filmed. It might well be the same train.
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