A brief one on the Velaro TR
This is a brief one again but it kind of has gone under my nose undetected until not long ago. Did you know that the Turkish State Railways also bought the Siemens Velaro D (well, it's called the Velaro TR in this case) and it went in service in 2014? I didn't, until maybe a month or two ago when I accidentally stumbled upon this video of it on YouTube (this one I'm posting here below).
I gotta say that's a very nice color scheme for the train and North America is pretty much officially the third world of passenger rail travel... it makes me a little sad to think about this latter thing.