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Old 06-27-2008, 07:46 AM   #631
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Righto, I'll send her a text. Any ideas of where to go? I'm tempted to suggest Royal Park.
I'm not fussed ...
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The light pole with anti-bird devices makes it's return!


*digs up Grampians pics*
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I don't know why people need to change logos and "branding" around all the time... seems like spending a lot of money for no good reason.

Although I guess it keeps the train/tram/plane spotters interested
Yeah, I agree, it seems to be a complete waste of money. I mean, the paint does get rather worn after a while and needs to be replaced, but even then, it'd still be cheaper to just touch up the existing livery. New Zealand's passenger carriages were "Midland Red" from the 1920s until the 1990s, and I don't really see why they changed. And I wish V/Line had never changed from the royal blue and yellow. That's possibly my favourite paint scheme ever, besides the yellow and green Met trams and maybe a couple of Kiwi designs.

Though some paint schemes have been changed/altered to improve their visibility at level crossings, which is justifiable.
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Just a touch too much zoom
Bleh, hate it when that happens.

I also wish I could change the zoom level quicker on my camera. I mean, it's not exactly sluggish, but trains and trams sometimes do a fair pace!
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Emirates 777-300ER operating Dubai-Bangkok-Sydney-Auckland.



Next year this flight will go Sydney-Christchurch and the Dubai-Sydney-Christchurch flight will go Sydney-Auckland, and instead of the current A340-500 it will be replaced by the A380.

Needless to say, i'm looking forward to February 1st.
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They're still goofy looking trains.
I think they looked even sillier before refurbishment. The one in that photo was an EDI refurbished Comeng. Here's an Alstom refurbished Comeng, which I think looks worse than the EDI ones:

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Yeah, I agree, it seems to be a complete waste of money. I mean, the paint does get rather worn after a while and needs to be replaced, but even then, it'd still be cheaper to just touch up the existing livery. New Zealand's passenger carriages were "Midland Red" from the 1920s until the 1990s, and I don't really see why they changed. And I wish V/Line had never changed from the royal blue and yellow. That's possibly my favourite paint scheme ever, besides the yellow and green Met trams and maybe a couple of Kiwi designs.

Though some paint schemes have been changed/altered to improve their visibility at level crossings, which is justifiable.
Fair enough with the visibility thing... although by the time you can see what colour the train is, it's probably too late.

When was V/Line blue and yellow? I just remember it being maroon and blue...


Haha, this doco on TV is talking about the U-2 bomber.
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But first... random sunset as seen from my parents' house.



It was a lot redder in real life, though. My camera sucks at reds.
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Yeah, I agree, it seems to be a complete waste of money. I mean, the paint does get rather worn after a while and needs to be replaced, but even then, it'd still be cheaper to just touch up the existing livery. New Zealand's passenger carriages were "Midland Red" from the 1920s until the 1990s, and I don't really see why they changed. And I wish V/Line had never changed from the royal blue and yellow. That's possibly my favourite paint scheme ever, besides the yellow and green Met trams and maybe a couple of Kiwi designs.

Though some paint schemes have been changed/altered to improve their visibility at level crossings, which is justifiable.
With planes the paint HAS to be redone at a particular heavy maintenance check, so the biggest cost to airlines is changing airport branding and promotional material, as the planes get done as they have the check, so they aren't being pulled out of service for the repaint on a whim.
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But first... random sunset as seen from my parents' house.



It was a lot redder in real life, though. My camera sucks at reds.
Wow. It's great as it is!

I can't wait until the weather improves and i can see another sunset.
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Bleh. Just posting for continuity.
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Another Emirates 777-300ER. This one is doing Dubai-Singapore-Brisbane-Auckland

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Fair enough with the visibility thing... although by the time you can see what colour the train is, it's probably too late.

When was V/Line blue and yellow? I just remember it being maroon and blue...


Haha, this doco on TV is talking about the U-2 bomber.
Some of the high visibility liveries are reflective, so headlights can pick them up better at night, and other liveries were changed since they apparently had a tendency to blend in with the landscape. But hell, if I can spot trains a mile off, I don't think any person with enough sight to drive has any excuse at all.

Hah, I remember the U-2 coming up in grade 11 when we were studying the Cold War.

And here's a photo of the royal blue and yellow livery, though looking a bit faded from its prime:

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I dunno why, but I like the Emirates planes for some reason. Maybe it's the funky-looking Arabic writing...

Dammit, every time this TV show says "U-2", I get whiplash. (ie, turning to look)
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These were side by side in my photobucket and i was wondering how the fuck i'd managed to upload the same photo twice.






Top one is the one from Sydney, bottom is from Brisbane.
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