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SRT plans to buy 184 AC diesel trains

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6 minutes ago, Chazar said:

who  would of  thought  it

Any farang with the least bit of intelligence and probably a lot of Thai engineers as well, which is why they ordered diesels.

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12 hours ago, Chazar said:

unfortunately we  forgot the electricity

unfortunately we  forgot standard gauge. So Thailand trains will not only be stinky-diesel powered but also bumpy uncomfortable at speed above 90kph until the end of the century 🙄

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3 hours ago, billd766 said:

Any farang with the least bit of intelligence and probably a lot of Thai engineers as well, which is why they ordered diesels.

breath it  all  in

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I'd settle for a couple of extra carriages on the BTS.  I visit Bangkok three or four times a year & have done for the last dozen years.  I have yet to sit down despite being 77 now - none of the seated (mainly Thai) refuse to look up from their phones lest they are required to give up their seat.  Maybe if I wore saffron ....?

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19 hours ago, billd766 said:

Of course they are not electric. As pointed out in earlier posts the electricity supply is not 100% reliable and to buy electric trains for use is a waste of money, unless you are going to electrify the entire rail network and build the power stations to supply the power. Of course you need to build "clean" power stations which of course are more expensive.

That needs to be done before you buy the trains.

You would last 1 day on a planning team here. You buy them then admire them for a while, and wait until the next phase kicks in.

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We need clarification of what 184 will comprise of, is it 184 carriages that can be pulled behind locomotives, 184 sets of carriages or 184 units including motor units and carriage unitS to run as sets.  Now I  am going to be forced to read the linked article to put my mind at rest...... 😉  PS: After reading the link I am still in the dark! 

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On 12/29/2019 at 6:26 AM, rooster59 said:

SRT plans to buy 184 AC diesel trains

Looks like Thailand will be able to burn up its palm oil surplus in no time.

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3 minutes ago, fruitman said:

Holland has many used ones for sale....not sure if they have aircon..Afbeeldingsresultaat voor buffel trein ns"

If they have 184 then they should send the white shoe brigade over to negotiate.  I am sure the Thai's can convert them from standard gauge to Dinky toy gauge.  Just imagine how much tea money would be in that deal!   Crikey, I would be happy with the cut on all the grinding and cutting disks and welding rods. 

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On 12/29/2019 at 10:23 AM, marko kok prong said:

Do they come with the dents already in them like the one in the photo?

Made by Landrover.

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37 minutes ago, Grumpy John said:

If they have 184 then they should send the white shoe brigade over to negotiate.  I am sure the Thai's can convert them from standard gauge to Dinky toy gauge.  Just imagine how much tea money would be in that deal!   Crikey, I would be happy with the cut on all the grinding and cutting disks and welding rods. 

They have 48 of them, Roemenia had bought them but they never came to pick them up so now they are for sale again.

 

 

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On 12/29/2019 at 7:01 PM, billd766 said:

Of course they are not electric. As pointed out in earlier posts the electricity supply is not 100% reliable and to buy electric trains for use is a waste of money, unless you are going to electrify the entire rail network and build the power stations to supply the power. Of course you need to build "clean" power stations which of course are more expensive.

That needs to be done before you buy the trains.

Why not Diesel/electric  locomotives  ?

 

 

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11 minutes ago, Assurancetourix said:

Why not Diesel/electric  locomotives  ?

 

 

When they write diesel... it is a given they mean diesel-electric 

 

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