How France Bought 2,000 Trains That Were Too Wide

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  • Ky J
    Ky JOrë më parë

    Holy hell, a massive cock up caused by dumb ass EU rules? I'm shocked,,, SHOCKED I TELL YOU!!!

  • Jose Antony D'silva
    Jose Antony D'silva15 orë më parë

    too much french very hard to follow ,who ordered the train and who had the stations

  • Physiocrat
    PhysiocratDitë më parë

    Not a bad thing in the long run. Once the job is done, it's done. All new trains can be wider in future. This has been happening in Britain for decades.

  • Alejandro Cantu
    Alejandro Cantu2 ditë më parë

    That still cheaper than the hundreds of thousands of $400 toiletseat the US. Military purchased during the 1980s

  • BadgerZ
    BadgerZ2 ditë më parë

    The over use of french detracted from this video.

  • Dream Maker
    Dream Maker3 ditë më parë

    *points to perfectly fitted tain in station. The french: This is brilliant! *points at train that doesn't fit. The french: But I like this

  • Dream Maker
    Dream Maker3 ditë më parë

    We do things solely so we can complain about them. Why is the rest of the world still surprised by this ;)

  • AeX
    AeX3 ditë më parë


  • Tuna
    Tuna4 ditë më parë

    thick french choo choos

  • Peter Wood
    Peter Wood4 ditë më parë

    "A lot of words sound the same in English and French." *L’Académie française est entrée dans le bavardage.*

  • ron black
    ron black5 ditë më parë

    your wording is wrong . the old platforms were wider not narrower. the platform is where people stand. it was the trackspace that was narrower. even though it was a blunder , the old platforms would likely have to have been trimmed anyway. otherwise with the narrower trains there is too much gap between the modern platforms and the train

  • Andy Lee
    Andy Lee5 ditë më parë

    Why do they have a sideways Dutch flag under the arch?

  • raif ranjha
    raif ranjha6 ditë më parë


  • Nehco Oahnait
    Nehco Oahnait7 ditë më parë

    I am not a Frenchman. But this is awful and hilarious 😂

  • Sky Way
    Sky Way7 ditë më parë

    Pathetic video 🦓🦓

  • Zach Peloquin
    Zach Peloquin9 ditë më parë

    Way too many France reference...🙄

  • fhhsvnggbh
    fhhsvnggbh10 ditë më parë

    How about how Queensland Australia bought and ran a Tilt Train that, was too narrow to tilt safely and tilted over hahaha.

  • Sebastian Adamčík
    Sebastian Adamčík11 ditë më parë

    This much frech is gonna last me for a lifetime

  • ryan partlan
    ryan partlan12 ditë më parë

    Good job Adam. word choice is on point!

  • Antonio Diaz
    Antonio Diaz12 ditë më parë

    I bet Putin like that in 2020 (if you get the joke)

  • robert jobin
    robert jobin13 ditë më parë

    Let me find out Adam isn’t a real person...

  • Dan Woods
    Dan Woods14 ditë më parë

    Similar thing happened in Melbourne, Australia. The new double-decker trains fit perfectly on theLilydale line, but were too all or any of the other metropolitan lines.

  • TopAces
    TopAces14 ditë më parë

    Hmmm another episode of incompetent politicians wasting tax payers money

  • Toxic 29
    Toxic 2914 ditë më parë

    Lmao your accent

  • ABK
    ABK14 ditë më parë

    the trains were too THICCCKQUE

  • Eduardo Enriquez
    Eduardo Enriquez15 ditë më parë

    Lol best ever

  • ChartaBona
    ChartaBona15 ditë më parë

    This was painful to listen to.

  • hey sisters
    hey sisters15 ditë më parë

    2:54 thats what she said.

  • Gom Random
    Gom Random17 ditë më parë

    Was this a train story or a french class on the beta version of skillshare??

  • p Hs
    p Hs18 ditë më parë

    As a non-european, This video got me headache. I didn't understand a single french word until it was spelled out. Even after that, I felt I was having a stroke because what's written can in no way be pronounced like he did, atleast according to my brain...

  • Sylvia Else
    Sylvia Else18 ditë më parë

    When Australia does this, they just pretend that they always intended to widen the tunnels that the trains don't fit through.

  • Morahman7vnNo2


    17 ditë më parë

    That sounds tragically hilarious.

  • Skeletor
    Skeletor18 ditë më parë

    It was logical for the EU to split the railroad company into trains and rails. With a single company --- NOT ENOUGH BUREAUCRACY.

  • Alex Blyth
    Alex Blyth19 ditë më parë

    *This is THE FIRST video I've watched from this channel where I've heard of the topic before*

  • Hattie Lankford
    Hattie Lankford19 ditë më parë

    Bravo 🤣

  • Laurin Neff
    Laurin Neff19 ditë më parë

    I always hated French in school, so this video hurts to watch

  • Adam
    Adam20 ditë më parë

    "If you're going to France this year" *posted in 2020...*

  • Pancake Bro

    Pancake Bro

    18 ditë më parë

    january 2020, before covid was, well, this

  • Vrezhul
    Vrezhul20 ditë më parë

    1:50 Thanks EU for ruining our railways the Netherlands too was forced to this too our trains kept having issues like delays and no amount of money was enough to keep the trains running

  • Josef Suchomel
    Josef Suchomel20 ditë më parë

    But the french trains still have 12hour delays so F

  • Genifer Teal
    Genifer Teal22 ditë më parë

    Sounds like they fixed a necessary problem. I don't see how some platforms being 8 in wider could have worked previously. That increases the Gap from the train to the platform by 4 in. We've had big issues here in New York with that problem. Even in England they talk about mind the gap. So that Gap is a big deal. I don't understand how it successfully existed before hand because 4 in is the additional Gap plus the given amount of leeway you're probably looking at a total of 10 to 12 inches of Gap which starts to become a great deal. Obviously this required some work to resolve but in the end they got a better solution.

  • Ⲛⲓⲣⲉⲙ ⲭⲏⲙⲓ
    Ⲛⲓⲣⲉⲙ ⲭⲏⲙⲓ23 ditë më parë


  • Vivi
    Vivi27 ditë më parë

    As a Frenchman, yes, it's funny when you say the entire name of the companies

  • PhotoGraphy Expert
    PhotoGraphy ExpertMuaj më parë

    I learnt these skills in 2020- 1)Stay At Home 2)French people thought that-"Why is our government dumber than a bucket of escargot" 3)French is funny 4)Sam speaking French is more funny.

  • Tech Help Portal
    Tech Help PortalMuaj më parë

    Je trouve ça stupide

  • shreyas Hv
    shreyas HvMuaj më parë

    2:54 Thats what she said! Thats what she said! Thats what she said!!

  • Riley McCarter
    Riley McCarterMuaj më parë

    You could say that the trains were,too thicc

  • username_Sn1ped
    username_Sn1pedMuaj më parë

    Wide presidents Wide everything Wide french trains

  • Chris
    ChrisMuaj më parë

    Wait but if they built them the other way then all the wide tracks wouldn’t fit

  • Michael Angelo Enriquez
    Michael Angelo EnriquezMuaj më parë

    It also happened in our country. The government bought a lot of trains but the problem is it's too heavy for the rail.

  • Ignacio Gonzalez
    Ignacio GonzalezMuaj më parë

    In Spain we have RENFE for the trains and ADIF for the rails lol

  • Marvin De Bot
    Marvin De BotMuaj më parë

    Don't feel too bad, Queensland rail did the same thing a couple of years ago as well as ordering trains that did not meet disability standards. They are still being rectified from the last one to add to the eye watering bill for grinding down platforms.

  • BPC
    BPCMuaj më parë

    its kinda like when i was 5 i got a trackmaster train and i thoght they were gona fit on my wooden train tracks and it didnt so i just got a wooden train

  • krishna chaitanya
    krishna chaitanyaMuaj më parë

    The dumboos

  • Saw Dust
    Saw DustMuaj më parë

    Edit this down to about 70 seconds.

  • RUSapache
    RUSapacheMuaj më parë

    Jesus Christ, how stupid you should be to split rails and trains to separate companies? That's a disaster waiting to happen. And it did.

  • Plus CABBAGE
    Plus CABBAGE2 muaj më parë

    W I D E

  • M Ríos
    M Ríos2 muaj më parë

    Huh? how would a single train width work fine for both station track sizes??

  • Arthas Menethil
    Arthas Menethil2 muaj më parë

    I've dealt with engineers at my job and the ones who spend all day in an office and never really go out and check on things can retarded to deal with. I had an engineer once tell me I had to put a pipe somewhere, a 4 inch steel pipe for a couple of CAT-5 cables, but the issue was it was supposed to go into a 1 inch gap. It took nearly a WEEK to explain go him why it couldn't be done and he kept saying "it will fit" and his entire team refused to believe me. I ended up having to send multiple images from multiple people all showing why a 4 inch pipe couldn't for through the gap without cutting through things we really shouldn't cut. The engineering team ended up asking a minimum wage worker (me!) What we should do, to which I explained to them WE NEVER NEEDED A 4 INCH PIPE! It only needed to be 3/4" max because CAT-5 lines are tiny!

  • Kni
    Kni2 muaj më parë

    They never got a prototype to test?

  • Edric Yeo
    Edric Yeo2 muaj më parë

    Why the fuck does him speaking French make me laugh

  • Edric Yeo
    Edric Yeo2 muaj më parë

    Why the fuck does him speaking French make me laugh

  • 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan
    2013 Dodge Grand Caravan2 muaj më parë

    if this happened in Canada, conservatives would start to make conspiracies on how the leftist socialist government are trying to kill people with wide trains...

  • Angel Mascareñas
    Angel Mascareñas2 muaj më parë

    This is how dumbasses think bilingual people talk

  • rogink
    rogink2 muaj më parë

    Fact: the French don't have a word for MIND THE GAP

  • AkIonSight
    AkIonSight2 muaj më parë

    The French measure width of traintracks in baguettes

  • Jimmy Twizzle
    Jimmy Twizzle2 muaj më parë

    What a crap video.

  • Fox de Leon
    Fox de Leon2 muaj më parë

    The Philippines bought trains and never used them.

  • BPC
    BPC2 muaj më parë

    wide putin

  • Stefano Chiodi
    Stefano Chiodi2 muaj më parë

    thicc trains

  • G.A. C.
    G.A. C.3 muaj më parë

    Well done on the French! French is very useful, like Latin.

  • Hanpark
    Hanpark3 muaj më parë


  • Michael Clark
    Michael Clark3 muaj më parë

    As a Canadian who speaks (almost) fluent french, c’etait horrible, mais tres amusant!

  • The Depths Of Games
    The Depths Of Games3 muaj më parë

    Being French myself I congratulate you on your pronunciation of the French words.

  • Tristan Keizer
    Tristan Keizer3 muaj më parë

    I'm French (si si baguette) et franchement tes vidéos sont cools !!

  • Paddy
    Paddy3 muaj më parë

    For a Yank, your pronunciation is quite good....

  • spunky samurai
    spunky samurai3 muaj më parë

    I cannot handle this much french

  • Jacob Curran
    Jacob Curran3 muaj më parë

    4:04 that french flag is backwards, unless your from the 1780s

  • Demonslayer20111
    Demonslayer201113 muaj më parë

    In short beuracracy strikes again

  • TON 618
    TON 6183 muaj më parë

    He sounds like an American teacher who is training to be a French teacher.

  • TON 618
    TON 6183 muaj më parë

    if they sound the same why is trains sound like "le ta"?

  • Savić Aleksa
    Savić Aleksa3 muaj më parë

    The content on this channel went from really entertaining and interesting to just annoying

  • Kevin Avila
    Kevin Avila3 muaj më parë

    I wanna watch How Country Bought 2,000 Trains But They Had No Tracks

  • Kyperkon
    Kyperkon3 muaj më parë

    nothing is ever too big for me ;)

  • Jesús Ángel Ibarreche
    Jesús Ángel Ibarreche3 muaj më parë

    Bonjour Sam, we love you.

  • Itsmaverick11
    Itsmaverick113 muaj më parë

    Why must you torture the Educational ALthe man with THE FRENCH

  • Scooty789
    Scooty7894 muaj më parë

    le *t* *r* *a*

  • Maddix Larocque
    Maddix Larocque4 muaj më parë

    Ton français n'est pas pire

  • Jenson Jenson
    Jenson Jenson4 muaj më parë

    I didn't understand any of this with the french

  • Laurent Valentin Jospin
    Laurent Valentin Jospin4 muaj më parë

    A train is not a plane ? I would say that one is not true, as, in switzerland, we have trains that are planes: (or planes that are trains ?)

  • Khoshekh The Dog
    Khoshekh The Dog4 muaj më parë

    Pre covid... Ahh

  • first-off finally
    first-off finally4 muaj më parë

    This video is a minefield of "that's what she said" jokes

  • Sujata Sahu
    Sujata Sahu4 muaj më parë

    Le Sam speaking French Me: wotdefok

  • Fayriaah
    Fayriaah4 muaj më parë

    I Was Watching This In The Background and It Switched To This Video And Im Extremely Confused

  • taco_man
    taco_man4 muaj më parë

    Damn! ur french is good

  • Jerome FitzRoy
    Jerome FitzRoy4 muaj më parë

    C’est la vie, pas grave

  • Gilbertus Divo
    Gilbertus Divo4 muaj më parë

    Not stonks

  • Garden Chemistry
    Garden Chemistry4 muaj më parë

    I died

  • Skewbisoft XIV
    Skewbisoft XIV4 muaj më parë

    I just learned that TGV means train of great speed

  • LCaddy Studios
    LCaddy Studios4 muaj më parë

    Australia also managed to pull this off, the train fit the tracks but the disabled bathrooms weren’t the correct size which meant they couldn’t fit wheelchairs...#railfail

  • jens august
    jens august4 muaj më parë

    And if they handy made this 'mistake' then on 6/7 stations there would have been a 20cm gap between the train and the platform.. that doesn't sound very nice either.

  • RidgyFive
    RidgyFive4 muaj më parë

    Really hated you pronouncing french words lost some respect for this channel

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