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  • #16
    Originally posted by egll
    Hey AirFrancefan, there are loads of non-US pictures in the database at RailPictures, I have over 100 shots there which include only 2 from the USA, and I know that Petertenthije has lots of shots from The Netherlands too.

    Just type in a country in the search box and they will appear.




    Matt
    http://www.railpictures.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1206
    Airlines: XT,KL,SN,ACA,DL,AF,TV,SN,OS,LX,WA,NW,FI,US,AW,CO,OH,OO,9W,AA,AE,FL,B6

    Aircraft:AT4,B763,B734,A321,B743,FRJ,B763ER,B772,A343,B733,F70,MD80,AR8,A319,CRJ,F50,D10,D95,A333,B752,B762,ERD,B764,CR9,B77W,AB6,ATR,B717,E190

    Airports: ANR,AMS,ATL,BRU,ATH,JFK,LGA,GSP,CDG,FCO,EWR,FAO,VIE,ZRH,MEM,DTW,KEF,PHL,CLT,IAH,MIA,JAX

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    • #17
      day 3 of 4 28/12

      today whe got up at 7 again and we left the hotel about 9 whe started with Harrods (wich was open) and then took a cab to some clothing store after that we took the tube to our hotel and ate spaghetti on our way after that whe left again torwards Big Ben, BA london eye (did not went there cuz 4-hour wait),Tower bridge and Transportation museum

      when that was done whe went to our hotel to change clothes and then went to watch the musical fame

      after that we returned to the hotel and went to sleep about 22:30
      Airlines: XT,KL,SN,ACA,DL,AF,TV,SN,OS,LX,WA,NW,FI,US,AW,CO,OH,OO,9W,AA,AE,FL,B6

      Aircraft:AT4,B763,B734,A321,B743,FRJ,B763ER,B772,A343,B733,F70,MD80,AR8,A319,CRJ,F50,D10,D95,A333,B752,B762,ERD,B764,CR9,B77W,AB6,ATR,B717,E190

      Airports: ANR,AMS,ATL,BRU,ATH,JFK,LGA,GSP,CDG,FCO,EWR,FAO,VIE,ZRH,MEM,DTW,KEF,PHL,CLT,IAH,MIA,JAX

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      • #18
        on the way back 29/12

        once again i woke up at 7:00am and left the hotel again at about 9
        after that we took the subway to Kings Cross Station and i took some railpics after that we walked back via Oxford Street at 11:30 we left to the WAterloo intl. Station


        Waterloo was crowded today after checking in and security (it was 11:55 by then) i walked around the Station
        boarding started at 12:20 when whe arrived on the platform i looked thru the windows and saw the New interior (yes!!!)

        Eurostar 9132
        London Waterloo 12:39 platf. 20 GMT
        Brussels Midi 16:10 platf. 1 GMT+1
        Left 12:39
        Arrived 16:11
        Engine 3206
        2nd Class/15th Coach/seat 42 Window
        Onboard leader: ms Alyne
        Assistant: Ms Robine
        Barman: Mr Taha
        load factor London 95%
        Ashford 98%
        Lille Europe 80%

        my dad and i had a 4-seater for ourselves so i occupied the aisle seat enroute i enjoyed the scenery at 13:30 we stopped in Ashford and at 13:40 we enterd the Chunnel at 15:00 we left the chunnel and went direction Lille where whe where at 15:30 after that we went HSL to ZYR
        whe arrived on-time in ZYR

        after walking downstairs i went to look at the ICE 3 leaving to FRA (bautiful)
        after that we went to our platform before that

        there where 2 trains departing before us
        and then

        IC L Dendermonde-Poperinge
        Brussels Midi platf. 11 16:44 GMT+1
        Oudenaarde platf. 1 17:26 GMT+1
        1st CLass/1st Coach
        M6+2760
        left: 16:44
        arrived: 17:26
        load factor: 45%

        nothing special to report here whe had a very new and comfortable seats
        once whe arrived whe drove back home where whe arrived at 18:00

        THE END

        Statistics and pics still to come
        Airlines: XT,KL,SN,ACA,DL,AF,TV,SN,OS,LX,WA,NW,FI,US,AW,CO,OH,OO,9W,AA,AE,FL,B6

        Aircraft:AT4,B763,B734,A321,B743,FRJ,B763ER,B772,A343,B733,F70,MD80,AR8,A319,CRJ,F50,D10,D95,A333,B752,B762,ERD,B764,CR9,B77W,AB6,ATR,B717,E190

        Airports: ANR,AMS,ATL,BRU,ATH,JFK,LGA,GSP,CDG,FCO,EWR,FAO,VIE,ZRH,MEM,DTW,KEF,PHL,CLT,IAH,MIA,JAX

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Airfrancefan
          Statistics and pics still to come
          waiting, by the way, when i was there in may, king's cross was renovated, did it change BIG time? cause i like the underground
          Suche gut gebaute 18-30 Jährigen zum schlachten.
          - Metzgermeister

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          • #20
            Originally posted by MaDbOy
            waiting, by the way, when i was there in may, king's cross was renovated, did it change BIG time? cause i like the underground

            this was the first time i went to Kings Cross (KC)


            so i cannot give you all the details, i do remember that there where working outside KC
            Airlines: XT,KL,SN,ACA,DL,AF,TV,SN,OS,LX,WA,NW,FI,US,AW,CO,OH,OO,9W,AA,AE,FL,B6

            Aircraft:AT4,B763,B734,A321,B743,FRJ,B763ER,B772,A343,B733,F70,MD80,AR8,A319,CRJ,F50,D10,D95,A333,B752,B762,ERD,B764,CR9,B77W,AB6,ATR,B717,E190

            Airports: ANR,AMS,ATL,BRU,ATH,JFK,LGA,GSP,CDG,FCO,EWR,FAO,VIE,ZRH,MEM,DTW,KEF,PHL,CLT,IAH,MIA,JAX

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            • #21
              Facts and Statistics

              Oudenaarde Departure:
              ticketing staff: 0/10
              information: 9/10
              Clean: 9/10 =60%

              Oudenaarde-Brussels
              train: 7/10
              seat: 10/10
              staff: 10/10
              information: 9/10 =90%

              Brussels Connenction:
              staff: 7/10
              station: 9/10
              Catering: 7/10
              Clean: 5/10 = 70%

              Brussels-London
              train: 7/10
              seat: 10/10
              catering: 6/10
              crew: 8/10
              information: 10/10 =80%

              London Arrival:
              information: 10/10
              staff: 5/10
              clean: 7/10 = 75%

              total percent: 75%
              total duration: 5hrs55mins

              London Departure
              information:8/10
              staff: 7/10
              clean: 9/10 =80%

              London-Brussels
              train: 10/10
              seat: 7/10
              catering: 9/10
              crew: 7/10
              information: 6/10 = 80%

              Brussels-Connection
              information: 9/10
              staff: 7/10
              clean: 9/10 =85%

              Brussels-Oudenaarde
              train: 10/10
              seat: 9/10
              staff: 8/10
              informat. 5/10 =80%

              Oudenaarde Arrival
              information: 7/10
              staff 7/10
              clean: 5/10 = 65%

              total percent: 75%
              total travel time 5hrs17mins

              trip percent: 75%

              Oudenaarde:
              is my home station handles 3 to 6 trains an hour and is ok for that frequence

              Brussels-Midi:
              if you like trains and have a long connection wait here is the place to be even for non-train spotters/fans there are alot of places to eat

              London Waterloo:
              is a nice station but not always as clean

              IC L oudenaarde-Brussels
              as the train was from 1983 it was still comfortable and nice

              Eurostar BRU-LON
              light load factors and old interiors, but had a nice trainride

              Eurostar LON-BRU
              very comfortabletrain but you do get a cramped feeling in it
              there was also an abscense of Dutch announcments is also a factor

              IC L BRU-Oudenaarde
              a very spacios and comfortable train but otherwise nothing special
              Airlines: XT,KL,SN,ACA,DL,AF,TV,SN,OS,LX,WA,NW,FI,US,AW,CO,OH,OO,9W,AA,AE,FL,B6

              Aircraft:AT4,B763,B734,A321,B743,FRJ,B763ER,B772,A343,B733,F70,MD80,AR8,A319,CRJ,F50,D10,D95,A333,B752,B762,ERD,B764,CR9,B77W,AB6,ATR,B717,E190

              Airports: ANR,AMS,ATL,BRU,ATH,JFK,LGA,GSP,CDG,FCO,EWR,FAO,VIE,ZRH,MEM,DTW,KEF,PHL,CLT,IAH,MIA,JAX

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Airfrancefan
                Oudenaarde Departure:
                ticketing staff: 0/10
                information: 9/10
                Clean: 9/10 =60%
                weren't their counters or so?..and uuh, do you have a pic of oudenaarde station?
                Suche gut gebaute 18-30 Jährigen zum schlachten.
                - Metzgermeister

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by MaDbOy
                  weren't their counters or so?..and uuh, do you have a pic of oudenaarde station?
                  counters where closed i will take a pic of the station tomorrow when i leave to ATL again
                  Airlines: XT,KL,SN,ACA,DL,AF,TV,SN,OS,LX,WA,NW,FI,US,AW,CO,OH,OO,9W,AA,AE,FL,B6

                  Aircraft:AT4,B763,B734,A321,B743,FRJ,B763ER,B772,A343,B733,F70,MD80,AR8,A319,CRJ,F50,D10,D95,A333,B752,B762,ERD,B764,CR9,B77W,AB6,ATR,B717,E190

                  Airports: ANR,AMS,ATL,BRU,ATH,JFK,LGA,GSP,CDG,FCO,EWR,FAO,VIE,ZRH,MEM,DTW,KEF,PHL,CLT,IAH,MIA,JAX

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                  • #24
                    here the pics

                    1/enroute Oudenaarde-Brussels (1st class)

                    2/cabin overview

                    3/2nd class old interior seats


                    4/legroom

                    5/Bar

                    6/1st class old seats

                    7/London Waterloo

                    8/2nd class New interior seats

                    9/Cab overview

                    10/Bar (new version)

                    11/new 1st class
                    Last edited by Airfrancefan; 2005-02-19, 17:26. Reason: pics
                    Airlines: XT,KL,SN,ACA,DL,AF,TV,SN,OS,LX,WA,NW,FI,US,AW,CO,OH,OO,9W,AA,AE,FL,B6

                    Aircraft:AT4,B763,B734,A321,B743,FRJ,B763ER,B772,A343,B733,F70,MD80,AR8,A319,CRJ,F50,D10,D95,A333,B752,B762,ERD,B764,CR9,B77W,AB6,ATR,B717,E190

                    Airports: ANR,AMS,ATL,BRU,ATH,JFK,LGA,GSP,CDG,FCO,EWR,FAO,VIE,ZRH,MEM,DTW,KEF,PHL,CLT,IAH,MIA,JAX

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                    • #25
                      pics added
                      Airlines: XT,KL,SN,ACA,DL,AF,TV,SN,OS,LX,WA,NW,FI,US,AW,CO,OH,OO,9W,AA,AE,FL,B6

                      Aircraft:AT4,B763,B734,A321,B743,FRJ,B763ER,B772,A343,B733,F70,MD80,AR8,A319,CRJ,F50,D10,D95,A333,B752,B762,ERD,B764,CR9,B77W,AB6,ATR,B717,E190

                      Airports: ANR,AMS,ATL,BRU,ATH,JFK,LGA,GSP,CDG,FCO,EWR,FAO,VIE,ZRH,MEM,DTW,KEF,PHL,CLT,IAH,MIA,JAX

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                      • #26
                        I am not a train fan, but I enjoyed the reading. Thanks for sharing.
                        Alain
                        Thanks for visiting
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                        • #27
                          your very welcome
                          Airlines: XT,KL,SN,ACA,DL,AF,TV,SN,OS,LX,WA,NW,FI,US,AW,CO,OH,OO,9W,AA,AE,FL,B6

                          Aircraft:AT4,B763,B734,A321,B743,FRJ,B763ER,B772,A343,B733,F70,MD80,AR8,A319,CRJ,F50,D10,D95,A333,B752,B762,ERD,B764,CR9,B77W,AB6,ATR,B717,E190

                          Airports: ANR,AMS,ATL,BRU,ATH,JFK,LGA,GSP,CDG,FCO,EWR,FAO,VIE,ZRH,MEM,DTW,KEF,PHL,CLT,IAH,MIA,JAX

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