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 Post subject: Capricorn
PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:50 pm 
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Appears to be official:

Die neuen Capricorn-Fl├╝geltriebz├╝ge

Here's a short YT video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7V3y6oJT8Y

Delivery and in-service about 1 year away, stated as Summer 2019.

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 Post subject: Re: Capricorn
PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:18 pm 
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cool. looks like a slightly more angular Allegra. Wonder why they chose Capricorn as a name....any significance for Graubunden?
I can just imagine the cost of an LGB version, with all those cars! But perhaps the cars are the same as the Allegras, so they'd just need the end unit fronts rejigged.


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 Post subject: Re: Capricorn
PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:32 pm 
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ritter - John N wrote:
cool. looks like a slightly more angular Allegra. Wonder why they chose Capricorn as a name....any significance for Graubunden?
I can just imagine the cost of an LGB version, with all those cars! But perhaps the cars are the same as the Allegras, so they'd just need the end unit fronts rejigged.


Just so happens to translate as "Steinbock" :| :|

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 Post subject: Re: Capricorn
PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:34 pm 
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Intersting for sure. I really like the illuminated Graubunden shield.

As for the unit itself, I don't mind it - but I do worry that between the Allegras, the Alvras entering service now, and then these new Capricorns that the charm (and draw for me) of the varied passenger equipment and mix of motive power will soon be a thing of the past. I can see a future where almost all passenger trains look indistinguishable from each other, minus the front/rear windows!

(Sure hope I'm wrong :-ss )


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