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128884 No.121472   [Reply]

Oops. Looks Like Toyo Rapid Railway stock. They won't be very happy with their window cracking under Tokyo Metro control.

http://en.rocketnews24.com/2014/11/20/rush-hour-crush-on-tokyo-subway-leaves-train-with-broken-window/

>> No.121484  

Lol. Toyo Rapid trains are not known for either their excellent ride and/or building quality standards. Yes, they are copies of existing models, but they always seem to skimp hard on comfort and quality.

>> No.121548  

Well there's a new "accident"

http://en.rocketnews24.com/2014/11/24/tokyo-train-delayed-due-to-the-strangest-of-reasons/



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62843 No.121534   [Reply]

So I played this Android game called Pocket Trains. Since I already played Tiny Tower from the same company I give it a try and I say it's a pretty fun, simple whimsical game about train management.

a little bit of review:

So, in this game we started in a region, region is separated in 6 continents and each continent require a license to operate that cost in-game money. I started in Europe and start making short routes since I started with old steam powered trains. We must connect various cities with railroads and each route can only be used by 1 train. We pick cargoes or passengers from each city in our route, or we can pick cargoes or passengers to unconnected cities by simply dropping the cars in the train yard in connecting city and let other trains to pick it up. Reward for delivering those cargoes/passengers are either coins (in game money to buy licenses, routes, and crates from stations) or Bux (for opening crates).

The trains and the fuel cars are not purchased but rather than made from parts we collected by opening crates. We can gain crates from buying it from stations, reward for finishing missions/level up or part of the cargo we need to deliver. There two kind of crates, regular and special. Regular will net you a part for basic trains and special will give you a part for special trains.

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>> No.121537  
>playing pay2win junk

We've got OpenTTD and TrainFever and those are much better.

>> No.121538  

Transport Tycoon is on iOS and Android, though it's really just a port of Chris Sawyer's Locomotion.

>> No.121541  
>playing pay2win junk

I'm not saying this game will replace TTD. Like I said it's simple game. Also I knew well Pay2Win game that forced skinner effect so badly. I played Tiny Tower until I built all the floors without spending any cents. So do Pocket Planes.

If you really want to know what a real Pay2Win game looks like, try Clash of Clans. That shit is 100 times worse than this game. At least with this one you can leave the game when you're busy. But in CoC it force you to keep playing and spending money because the game is so damn slow.

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>>121541

Clash of Clans is the Canadian Devil.



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379954 No.121536   [Reply]

https://sites.google.com/site/soulorailway/home/system-7-1/natalspruit-to-vereeniging-3 - In Part 3 we take a final look at the Natalspruit – Vereeniging section. We will also take a closer look at the line from Redan to Grootvlei and Balfour North as well as the running shed at Leeuhof near Vereeniging.



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1667056 No.121475   [Reply]

The first four threads are about Japan. Time for some diversity: post a Pacific.

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>> No.121513  
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Southern Pacific 4002, MC-2 Class 2-8-8-2
Baldwin Locomotive Works, 1909

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Southern Pacific Cab-Forward 3905 (ex 4205)
Articulated Mogul AM-2, 4-6-6-2, Baldwin, 1911
Altamont Pass California, 1936
Image by Fred C. Stoes

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Southern Pacific Cab Forward 4000, 2-8-8-2
Articulated Consolidation AC-1, Baldwin 1908

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Southern Pacific's Mallet Consolidation 2-8-8-2 class of steam locomotives was the first to be ordered by the SP as a cab forward locomotive with the engineer's and fireman's controls reversed. Classified MC-2, Baldwin delivered 15 in 1910 numbered 4002-4016.

Southern Pacific Cab Forward 4015
Mallet Consolidation MC-2, 2-8-8-2

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Southern Pacific 2943 "Twelve Wheel" or "Mastodon"
Class TW-3, 4-8-0, SP Shops, 1892

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What's neater than a Pacific? How about a Garrated Pacific? SAR class GF 4-6-2+2-6-4.

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Erie K5a, arguably the best Pacific ever... but decidedly not super power! Erie needed those huge cylinders to conquer some significant grades, but (fortunately) married them to an oversize and efficient boiler.

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C&O's fabulous F-19 Pacifics are also argued as the best of the type... if you can get over the flying-air-pumps-and-Elesco-feedwater-heater front end.

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B&O's "President" Pacifics are also often cited as the best of the breed. Interestingly, these three contenders for the "best" Pacific all cleaved closely to basic USRA heavy pacific specs.

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Union Pacific Railroad's 4000-class 4-8-8-4 articulated steam locomotives, commonly known as the 'Big Boys' were built between 1941 and 1945. 25 went into service, with the last ride ending in 1959. By that time, diesel power replaced steam, bu



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115727 No.121279   [Reply]

This week's installment brings you Granite City Steel 600. These little 600 HP switchers were perfect for puttering around steel mills.

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Inland Steel 71. The herald looks deceptively similar to the old Illinois Central "green diamond" logo.

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Note the couplers.

>> No.121294  

Their Highliners have autocouplers.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Highliner

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Oil refineries also found them useful.

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"The owner has disabled downloading of their photos"

>Evil laughter

Fools! Don't they know that's an invitation to grab a screenshot?

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Just one more.



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52474 No.121132   [Reply]

"Whoever's heard of a train jam?"

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>> No.121461  

>>121132
Anyone who has ever operated freight through Chicago, or been waiting on a shipment bound up there!

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>>121458
I would probably go for some and drink my ass off. Unfortunately in the nigh majority of places here, even the posh looking ones it's not on the menu and you have to ask for it. Normally there's two ways which it can go. Either they slam into the windscreen (like the Keikyu Yokohama station video) or they get minced. This one went somewhere in between.
Kept low resolution to minimise shock value. Of course now I'm swaying on a tangent again.

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>>121458
>>121465

That's the choicest cut of tuna. It is to tuna what bacon is to swine. Real expensive, too. But delicious. Though I probably won't look at it the same way with that being their euphemism for a railborne fatality.

>> No.121473  

Incidentally, I have heard 'train smash' used about mincemeat with spaghetti and ketchup.

>> No.121474  

>>121466
I've always thought it to be the wagyu of the sea, melting in your mouth. Of course, if I overindulged, I'd be a broke and fat dragon.

Keio train jam in motion
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPCdPjLG84M
This guy has a lot of peak hour videos.

>> No.121522  

>>121190
That seems odd. Here in Blighty, seemingly almost everything can work with almost everything else. Traction power sources aside, most of the Mk3-derived EMUs can work with most of the others, and for diesels it's not uncommon to see 4-unit mixed formations of Pacers and Sprinters slink off to Cardiff Canton of an evening.

Or maybe we're the odd ones and the whole "nothing works with anything else" is normal in the rest of the world. It wouldn't be the first time.

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>>121522
Compatibility may be increased these days, but Wikipedia says there are still multiple systems in use, including the American version.

>> No.121527  

>>121522
The AAR system seems ubiquitous over here, but there are exceptions. I'm not sure if there are any outside preservation.

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In kiwiland almost all of our diesel locos use the AAR system, as do Aucklands's push-pull carriages. DMUs and EMUs all use their own system.

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JR Kyushu is also guilty of mixing units
811 + 813



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370601 No.120849   [Reply]

I found a picture in an old collection, and thought you might find it interesting. It is an old Associated Press image date 2-6-37.

The description on the back says:
"Felton, Ark., Feb 6. Railroad traffic continues through Mississippi backwater several feet deep. This Missouri-Pacific train commutes daily between Helena, Ark and Memphis, Tenn., through flood waters rising six inches every 24 hours."

The picture came from the archives of the U.S. Weather Bureau in Kansas City which had flood forecast responsibility for the area. It was used to document the danger and damage of floods. Can you imagine any railroad doing anything so bold today?

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>> No.121385  

>>121378

That was some kind of art project or publicity stunt, though.

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>>120930

>> No.121389  

>>121386

Go home, boat! You are drunk!

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>>121371
Nope.

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>>121385 Gentlemen.

>> No.121409  

>>121408

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>>121408

>> No.121493  

>>121408

>that LED font

Why would they do tha--Oh right its the SNCF

>> No.121520  

>>121408

>574.8 km/h sur Seine

i'd like to see that happen

>> No.121521  

>>121493
At least it's not a fake MICR font.



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686241 No.119909   [Reply]

Previous thread mysteriously disappeared, but, since the topic is interesting at least for a few people, I'm starting a new one.

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The proletarian and the elite.

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Does anyone know if the Kestrel actually influenced Soviet locomotive design?

From what I've heard the general findings where that it was too small and not rugged enough for Russia, but some of the smaller technical elements may have been used (I just have never been able to find out what these were!)

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>>121454
O. V. Izmerov said that they haven't found anything really useful in its design, "basically it was not worse and not better than Soviet locomotives" and that it was pointless to buy it.

>> No.121459  

>>121455
That's the conclusion we came to in Britain as well. The 60's prototypes, Kestrel, Lion and Falcon, weren't particularly failed experiments, but didn't deliver any major innovations or insights either.

Kestrel was a good locomotive, but wasn't the direction that British Rail was headed in (they were working on the Class 43 or InterCity 125) so I always found it odd that the Soviets ended up buying Kestrel, which was a rather dead end for both nations.

>> No.121463  

>>121459
I might be wrong but I believe they began developing their HSR set that would eventually become the ER200 around the time they bought the Kestrel.
Again I might be completely wrong but that's just my two cents.

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>>121459
Probably some chief with not enough technical acumen just found this locomotive cool and therefore thought that it might give our engineers any good ideas.

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>> No.121507  

Hey anon are any of these taken by you or all of these pics taken by fellow ruskies?

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>>121507
These pics are mostly from Parovoz.com and trainpix.org - Russian-speaking railway photo resources. I take railway photos too and publish some of them on Parovoz. But I don't remember if I have posted here some of my photos. And in any case, I won't mark them out because we are on anonymous imageboard and they have my copyright - I don't see the point of such deanon.

>> No.121514  

>>121511
Fair enough, I was just curious.



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414973 No.121495   [Reply]

Showing this, come on in.
http://instasynch.com/rooms/SpodeTV

>> No.121505  

Seems to be a stream of general George Carlin stuff at this point.



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315455 No.121496   [Reply]

Where in Japan is this?

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Oops, uploaded a small one by mistake.

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The first question to ask is

>am I being trolled
>standard or broader gauge
>non shibata coupler
>low platform
>train on the side that doesn't look Japanese
>pantograph doesn't look Japanese
>wiring doesn't look Japanese
>aircon doesn't look Japanese
>signal there doesn't look Japanese
>train doesn't look Japanese anyway

What the fuck am I looking at? It sure as hell isn't Sakhalin

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Oh never mind. You win >_>

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nice mememememe sik duboronies. Keep the uptrains flowing on Juan Cheenis. Trollsternaut Out brother bro army lol.

>> No.121504  

>>121500

>dat European CP


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