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46206 No.124864   [Reply]

Everything needs its own Borges parody, right? Here is my suggestion:

According to 'a certain Chinese encyclopedia,' the Celestial Emporium of Benevolent Knowledge, railway rolling stock may be categorised as follows:

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20478 No.124846   [Reply]

Hollywood railroad expert addresses NTSB on dangers of unauthorized filming on railroad property, in the wake of several deaths.

>> No.124847  

Got a link there, old boy?

And is he an expert on railroads in Hollywood or a railroad expert from Hollywood or even a film consultant that specializes in railroads?

>> No.124848  


At least it seems to be what Kartma was talking about. I got it from Googling the quote.

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>mfw I forget link
>> No.124851  


Glad to see that director got sent to jail for his deliberate fuck-up. I remember a year or so ago, somebody posted an article here about OLS being concerned with people taking wedding photos, school portraits, etc etc on live railroad tracks, now we're getting the video side of things.

>> No.124863  

Christ I can't tell you how many people do that around here. We've got a super popular bridge to take pics on. All the "I own a DSLR and that makes me a pro-photographer moms" all take pictures around that bridge.

Thing is, the bridge is within full view of the police department. So to put an end to it they started watching the roads next to bridge and investigating when people parked next to it. They got wise to it, so they started parking under the bridge on the U-Turn meant for ambulances/firetrucks so they had to close that road.

Idiots making life dangerous for the rest of us...

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2898141 No.124768   [Reply]

"Virgin Trains East Coast"... how novel.

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>> No.124775  

"appears to have sustained injuries incompatible with life" is one I've always come across. Vague enough that it can't be legally used as a definitive statement if someone overhears you, but everyone knows what you mean.

>> No.124776  


I read a brief from NTSB about a private plane that crashed because the passenger was giving the pilot a blowjob. the official language stated that the occupants "were engaged in an activity that detracted from the safe operation of the aircraft."

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Virgin Trains East Coast? Nice abbreviation

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I shouldn't be surprised. Chicks dig pilots.

>> No.124806  

Nah, if there's a fatality they step up to "person hit by a train" because almost invariably that's what ended up happening. A "trespass incident" is an idiot too close to the tracks that failed to remove themselves from the gene pool.

"Injuries incompatible with life" has a specific meaning. If medics see a body they're supposed to try and revive it. This phrase means something obvious that will excuse them, such as decapitation, body cut in half, etc. Basically it's a fancy way of saying "he's dead, Jim" without having to check.

>> No.124828  


This lad is on the money, 'person hit by a train' is the go to codeword for pink mist on a trains windscreen.

IIRC 'traction difficulties' or something very similar is the code for leaves on the line, heard control at vic calling it over the radios after an announcement over the tannoy.

>> No.124838  

I have certainly heard the term "Fatality" in station announcements. Not recently, but probably within the last 10 years.

>> No.124854  


I believe that the TOCs/NR were pushing that term at one point but they've made it more vague in case it encourages more prats to throw themselves in front of trains.

>> No.124856  

As far as I can tell, the Japanese classify all cases of injurious or fatal contact between a human body and a moving vehicle as "jinshin jiko" - "human (body) accident" - be they intentional or not. So, passing out by the rails and waking up to a passing train having cut off your leg is as much a jinshin jiko as jumping in front of one.


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34201 No.124782   [Reply]

Hey guys do you really like trains this much or am I missing some occult slang speak.

Yeah trains are great and all but is this really all about trains and rails... I'm wathing you

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>> No.124811  

It sure is. Some kid named Spike gave it to me.

>> No.124820  

Freight trains are boring. How could you get excited about a train unless you can ride it?

>> No.124824  

Dirtykid /does/ ride them. He's a freighthopper but is smart about it so we accept him as one of our own

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>> No.124827  

>>124782 -- Both. In fact, you'll need three dictionaries to decode our super sekrit lingo. This is a multinational forum, after all, and you will see railfan slang and railman jargon from UK, US and Australian English.

>> No.124830  


If you haven't seen 4 car EMU 350248 in its LMI livery going up the reversible into WFJ you haven't lived m8.

>> No.124832  


Thrash and clag?

Not my thing but I can understand theappeal.

>> No.124833  

>>124820 -- Here are a few varied cases:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8IMK0EZxvk -- The ES64U2 "Ferenc Liszt" shows off.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBlMezJAvVM -- "Auld Lang Syne" as you have probably never heard it before.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jndxzHfj1RU -- A massive, phat engine sound.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsjBf05Nc3Y -- The "Tsubame" (Swallow) and the people that keep it running.

Railfen are a very varied group: http://en.rocketnews24.com/2014/04/21/better-know-a-train-nerd-36-different-classifications-for-japans-densha-otaku

>> No.124837  

m8 if u aint dun 425 and 032 in one day in tow wiv a main u aint shit m8


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>occult slang speak

Yes. Start here.

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34578 No.124813   [Reply]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7P7y7DVrTI -- Traffic on the Kawagoe line in Saitama Pref. in 1968-1969. So much goodness, someone will want to make it illegal.

>> No.124814  

Oh, and he pic is from http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E5%9B%BD%E9%89%849600%E5%BD%A2%E8%92%B8%E6%B0%97%E6%A9%9F%E9%96%A2%E8%BB%8A


>> No.124817  

It was so good that there is no freight on the Kawagoe line any more. The only engines that ran there were the 9600s and in 1969 replaced by DE10s that ran until 1989.

Still, nowadays, the Kawagoe line is quite interesting and sees a large variety of rolling stock, including the TWR 70-000s. For me personally, I'd rather travel by Tōbu, because mēh. JR East. And no Seibu, because fuck Seibu.

>> No.124826  

Seibu might like to pinch but you can't not love the 30000 :D

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The only Seibu train that gets love from the DBAG is the old Red Arrow 5000 Series.

>> No.124839  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5VtfOpV5Bk -- Doesn't Toyama Chihou Railway have what remains of the old Red Arrows in traffic?

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150403 No.124690   [Reply]

This March marks the 35th year since the abandonment of 1100 miles of the Milwaukee Road's "Lines West" in Montana, Idaho, and Washington.

So can we have a Milwaukee Road thread in memory of this once great railroad?

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Are those recent pics? Did you take them yourself? Please share more if you have any.

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Is it still a conspiracy "theory" when everyone involved on the ground was aware of exactly what management was doing?

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The IC is owned by Canadians

pic related

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>1972 was 50 years ago
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>> No.124771  

A sight that would bring a tear to Casey Jones' eye...

>> No.124792  

If 'aware' means 'don't know shit about diesels' then yeah. It's always hard to speculate, but the MILW first gen power was obviously a bit older than that by then!

>> No.124809  

to be fair the railroad is under new ownership & improving the bad tracks

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>> No.124834  

To quote the RP.net comments "Superelevation isn't supposed to be applied to straight track."
There's probably some telesmash involved, but that doesn't excuse ignoring track maintenance since the steam era*.

  • Not an exaggeration, according to Wikipedia.

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898136 No.124745   [Reply]

/b/ reaches Barr yard...

>> No.124746  

Ow... sounds right hurtful.

>> No.124756  
>tfw CSX got meme'd on
>> No.124764  

Not even a Dank Meme man..

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Better shot.

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Ebloa-tan is still around as well.

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There's this park where all the train riders hangout here in the city I'm currently at, as there is in most places. There's this lil shopping center across the street and this is in the restroom. It's funny cus I know who that guy is but he's currently not here.

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>no hobo sign for "Masturbation Chamber"

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132505 No.124804   [Reply]

http://www.railwayage.com/index.php/passenger/light-rail/first-of-its-kind-streetcar-arrives-in-dallas.html -- Looks like OHL/battery hybrids are gunna get popular. DART is buying a hybrid tram. How long till it gets called something like the Berec or the Varta? Okay, the battery-equipped Electrostar might have more rights to the former...

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>hybrid tram
>> No.124808  

I'm rather impressed by the streetcar. So much so, as a matter of fact, that I'm going to try to get access to it today.

Funny enough, the reason DART bought a hybrid streetcar was because some historic committee absolutely insisted that no catenary be installed on the historic Houston Street viaduct. It never had trolley overhead, so to put up the catenary would be historically inaccurate.

But that's not so cut and dry. See, the Houston Street viaduct was designed to accommodate trolley poles - there's large square notches every 50 feet or so. However, the Dallas Railway & Terminal Co. ceased operations of the streetcar department before they built a line to use the Houston Street viaduct. Technically, DART wouldn't have hurt the historic image - they would have completed it!

>> No.124810  

How exciting! Be sure to take pics.

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74174 No.124777   [Reply]

http://www.metropolitanrailway.co.uk/gricer.htm -- Are gricers and bashers endangered species? has been asked more than once.

>> No.124803  

Of course, with security guards and transport police scaring them off.

>> No.124805  

One would hope so.

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2287824 No.124752   [Reply]

Recently acquired this BSR patch in a trade. Put it on my hat. The patch that looks like a UP patch is actually a Sox Place patch, it's a drop in center for homeless youth started by an old train rider, popular place in Denver for hobos to pick up 'train food' before leaving town.

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That's how most people react to the tattoo too.

>> No.124802  


Looks like all that time outside tanned you up, too.

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