The most uncool name for a train EVER

Posted: March 23, 2010 in cool photo is cool
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(I still can’t find the book I was looking for yesterday. Can you believe it? FFS WHY ME)

Anyway! It’s like steam punk only not, ’cause, too late.

The fastest train in Poland in 1930s, could reach 140 km/h.There were six of them, altogether, and 4 were destroyed when the WWII started. The remaining two were then used by the Nazis when they had very special Nazi guests, and wanted to show off bleak landscape and ruins.

They were called Luxtorpeda(1) (English equivalent: lux-torpedo). OUCH.

(The reason I noticed them at all: some USian guy apparently travelled all over Poland in 1930s, leaving kilometres after kilometres of raw footage. It seems pretty awesome, and was on the news today, but I forgot the name, so.


If anyone remembers… ^^;;;)

(1) luxtorpeda being nominativus singularis, pluralis = luxtorpedy. OUCH.

  1. palacsinta says:

    Julien Bryan. And the train name’s pretty cool, very steampunk.

    • OMG thanks for the name :)

    • Clio says:

      This was not an official name, but still, why would you call it ‘uncool’ is quite puzzling. It was very fast and luxurious, thus the popular name for it. After 128 years of foreign occupation Poles managed to rebuild their country and create marvels of modern technology, such as this train and CWS automobile, model T1, but it all came to an abrupt end with the joint German-Soviet invasion in September 1939. Quite a history.

  2. pillowscrapbook says:

    the name may be unfortunate but the train is very pretty

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