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31st Aug '17 8:29:19 AM HalcyonDayz
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* ''TabletopGame/Twilight 2000'' has a scenario for its alternative setting of ''Merc 2000'' called "Mess on the Orient Express", in which the PCs must retrieve a stolen ancient statute during a journey on the train.

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* ''TabletopGame/Twilight 2000'' has a scenario for its alternative setting of ''Merc 2000'' called "Mess on the Orient Express", in which the PCs [=PCs=] must retrieve a stolen ancient statute during a journey on the train.



** Also, "Victor and Hugo - Bunglers in Crime" also made by Cosgrove-Hall, has an episode 'Blunder on the Orient Express' where the brothers try to rob a train but accidentally end up on the Orient Express instead. A Hercule Poirot expy aslso appears.

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** Also, "Victor and Hugo - Bunglers in Crime" also made by Cosgrove-Hall, has an episode 'Blunder on the Orient Express' where the brothers try to rob a train but accidentally end up on the Orient Express instead. A Hercule Poirot expy aslso also appears.
8th May '17 9:29:02 PM danlansdowne
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* The luxury London-Venice service (although there are longer journeys available including to Verona, Berlin and Istanbul), the Venice Simplon Orient Express, which uses vintage engines and carriages. This is actually split into two

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* The luxury London-Venice service (although there are longer journeys available including to Verona, Berlin and Istanbul), the Venice Simplon Orient Express, which uses vintage engines (on occasion) and carriages. This is actually split into two



** As the name indicates, the VSOE was launched following the route of the Simplon-Orient-Express via the Simplon Tunnel as far as Venice. The owners changed the route a couple years after launch because the train's tight schedule meant the best scenery was passed by at night. It now operates via the Arlberg Tunnel route to Innsbruck, then turns south to go to Venice, mostly following the route of the Arlberg-Orient-Express. The rerouting also allowed the company to introduce occasional runs to Vienna and Budapest.

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** As the name indicates, the VSOE was launched in 1982 following the route of the Simplon-Orient-Express via the Simplon Tunnel as far as Venice. The owners changed the route a couple years after launch in 1985 because the train's tight schedule meant the best scenery was passed by at night.night, though they did maintain the Simplon route as a winter route before giving up winter operation some time in the 1990s. It now operates via the Arlberg Tunnel route to Innsbruck, then turns south to go to Venice, mostly following the route of the Arlberg-Orient-Express. The rerouting also allowed the company to introduce occasional runs to Vienna and Budapest.
8th May '17 9:20:35 PM danlansdowne
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* ''Literature/MurderOnTheOrientExpress'', where Literature/HerculePoirot has to investigate a murder on the train. Adapted a number of times for film, including a modern-day adaptation. Christie [[ShownTheirWork did her research]]- Poirot tries to get a berth on the Istanbul-Calais coach but this is full, so he takes a space in the Istanbul-Paris coach with the aim of transferring to the Athens-Calais coach when it is attached at Belgrade, but the train runs into a snow drift before then. She also used dramatic licence; there was no saloon car before Trieste, but she added one for plot purposes.

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* ''Literature/MurderOnTheOrientExpress'', where Literature/HerculePoirot has to investigate a murder on the train. Adapted a number of times for film, including a modern-day adaptation. Christie [[ShownTheirWork did her research]]- research]]: Poirot tries to get a first class berth on the Istanbul-Calais coach but this is full, so he takes a space in second class berth until the Istanbul-Paris Athens-Paris coach with the aim of transferring to the Athens-Calais coach when it is can be attached at Belgrade, but in Belgrade. In the end, his travelling companion, who is only going as far as Switzerland, moves into the Athens coach and gives Poirot his compartment. She also includes mention of the ordinary day coaches attached to the train runs into by the railways along the line, a snow drift before then. She also costsaving measure because of the Depression. A Wagon-Lits Pullman lounge car was typically attached to the train in Italy; the 1974 film used dramatic licence; there was no saloon car before Trieste, but she added one for plot purposes.licence by having the Pullman on the train from Istanbul.
6th May '17 9:07:36 PM danlansdowne
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** As the name indicates, the VSOE was launched following the route of the Simplon-Orient-Express via the Simplon Tunnel as far as Venice. The owners changed the route a couple years after launch because the train's tight schedule meant the best scenery was passed by at night. It now operates via the Arlberg Tunnel route to Innsbruck, then turns south to go to Venice, mostly following the route of the Arlberg-Orient-Express. The rerouting also allowed the company to introduce occasional runs to Vienna and Budapest.
4th May '17 9:00:02 PM danlansdowne
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* After WWI, the the primary route was the "Simplon-Orient-Express", which was routed through Italy and Yugoslavia in order to avoid Germany, Austria, and Bulgaria. A clause in the Treaty of Versailles helped establish the train's route. This is the version of the Orient Express featured in Literature/MurderOnTheOrientExpress. After 1962, this route was known as the Direct-Orient-Express, finally ending in 1977.

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* After WWI, the the primary route was the "Simplon-Orient-Express", which was routed through Italy and Yugoslavia in order to avoid Germany, Austria, and Bulgaria. A clause in the Treaty of Versailles helped establish the train's route. This is the version of the Orient Express featured in Literature/MurderOnTheOrientExpress. ''Literature/MurderOnTheOrientExpress''. After 1962, this route was known as the Direct-Orient-Express, "Direct-Orient-Express", finally ending in 1977.
4th May '17 8:59:32 PM danlansdowne
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* After WWI, the the primary route was the "Simplon-Orient-Express", which was routed through Italy and Yugoslavia in order to avoid Germany, Austria, and Bulgaria. A clause in the Treaty of Versailles helped establish the train's route. This is the version of the Orient Express featured in Literature/MurderOnTheOrientExpress. After 1962, this route was known as the Direct-Orient-Express, finally ending in 1977.
* The "Arlberg-Orient-Express" operated from Paris to Budapest via Zurich, Innsbruck, and Vienna, with connecting coaches to Bucharest and Athens. This route operated from 1930 to 1939, resuming after WWII and ending in 1962.
* Various other Wagon-Lits services criss-crossed Europe, including the "Ostend-Vienna Orient Express", which exchanged cars that went on to Istanbul. The Vienna-Istanbul sleeping cars were cut in the 1960s, at which point it was renamed the "Ostend-Vienna Express". It was renamed again to the "Austria Nachtexpress" in 1991 and "DonauWalzer" in 1993. After the Channel Tunnel was opened, it was cut back to Brussels, finally being cancelled in 2003. This train is featured in the Graham Greene book ''Stamboul Train''.
27th Feb '17 9:38:12 AM erforce
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* ''Literature/MurderOnTheOrientExpress'', where HerculePoirot has to investigate a murder on the train. Adapted a number of times for film, including a modern-day adaptation. Christie [[ShownTheirWork did her research]]- Poirot tries to get a berth on the Istanbul-Calais coach but this is full, so he takes a space in the Istanbul-Paris coach with the aim of transferring to the Athens-Calais coach when it is attached at Belgrade, but the train runs into a snow drift before then. She also used dramatic licence; there was no saloon car before Trieste, but she added one for plot purposes.

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* ''Literature/MurderOnTheOrientExpress'', where HerculePoirot Literature/HerculePoirot has to investigate a murder on the train. Adapted a number of times for film, including a modern-day adaptation. Christie [[ShownTheirWork did her research]]- Poirot tries to get a berth on the Istanbul-Calais coach but this is full, so he takes a space in the Istanbul-Paris coach with the aim of transferring to the Athens-Calais coach when it is attached at Belgrade, but the train runs into a snow drift before then. She also used dramatic licence; there was no saloon car before Trieste, but she added one for plot purposes.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' [[ShoutOut paid homage]] to ''MurderOnTheOrientExpress'' with a (fake) murder mystery on the "Ornery Express".

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' [[ShoutOut paid homage]] to ''MurderOnTheOrientExpress'' ''Literature/MurderOnTheOrientExpress'' with a (fake) murder mystery on the "Ornery Express".
11th Nov '16 5:22:43 PM Jhonny
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* The luxury London-Venice service (although there are longer journeys available including to Verona, Berlin and Istanbul), the Venice Simplon Orient Express, which uses vintage engines and carriages. This is actually split into two ** The Belmond British Pullman (another luxury service) that takes passengers to Folkestone West.

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* The luxury London-Venice service (although there are longer journeys available including to Verona, Berlin and Istanbul), the Venice Simplon Orient Express, which uses vintage engines and carriages. This is actually split into two two
** The Belmond British Pullman (another luxury service) that takes passengers to Folkestone West.
11th Nov '16 5:22:14 PM Jhonny
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* The original route, shut down in 2009. The classic route was from Istanbul to Paris via Belgrade and Vienna (there were two versions, three a week each, taking different routes between Vienna and Paris. This was truncated over the years to Paris-Vienna and ended as Strasbourg-Vienna. The final death knell was the introduction of high speed rail along most of the remaining line.

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* The original route, shut down in 2009. The classic route was from Istanbul to Paris via Belgrade and Vienna (there were two versions, three a week each, taking different routes between Vienna and Paris. This was truncated over the years to Paris-Vienna and ended as Strasbourg-Vienna. The final death knell was the introduction of high speed rail UsefulNotes/HighSpeedRail along most of the by then remaining line.
11th Nov '16 4:06:04 AM SilentHunterUK
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The route was famed for its luxury sleeping and dining cars, having a general air of opulence about it. This said, there were no en-suite toilets - these were found at the end of the carriages.

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The route was famed for its luxury sleeping and dining cars, having a general air of opulence about it. This said, there were no en-suite toilets - these were found at the end of the carriages.
carriages. It should be pointed out that this was not one 'complete train', but a series of through carriages coupled on and uncoupled at various points in the journey, with locomotives changed at national borders.



* ''Literature/MurderOnTheOrientExpress'', where HerculePoirot has to investigate a murder on the train. Adapted a number of times for film, including a modern-day adaptation.

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* ''Literature/MurderOnTheOrientExpress'', where HerculePoirot has to investigate a murder on the train. Adapted a number of times for film, including a modern-day adaptation. Christie [[ShownTheirWork did her research]]- Poirot tries to get a berth on the Istanbul-Calais coach but this is full, so he takes a space in the Istanbul-Paris coach with the aim of transferring to the Athens-Calais coach when it is attached at Belgrade, but the train runs into a snow drift before then. She also used dramatic licence; there was no saloon car before Trieste, but she added one for plot purposes.
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