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549955 No.120505   [Reply]

Is there a more satisfying feeling than building up a train and leaving it with a shittiest most god awful, poor running, rough riding, loud, stifling engine filled with garbage for the gold bricking crew from another terminal to take back home?

I don't think so. :)

Pic related. These things are so awful.

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>> No.120546  

>>120505 -- And of course ol' Ronk-Ronk was all that was at hand?

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I didn't care. I didn't need to ride the thing for 10+ hours. Just pull a grain elevator with it.

I really don't hardly ever take pictures at work, but since I'm out of probation now, I'm feeling a little more reckless. :P

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>> No.120551  

Why the hell is there a BCRail unit all the way down south?


>taking a pic of the cab

Enjoy the FRA raping your ass.

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>Not noting the speedometer.

It's not prohibited on a stopped locomotive.

>> No.120563  

I'm a Eurofag and this chart looks completely retarded to me. You'd think that the FRA knows that the most important measure that you can take in order to reduce accidents is to not hire drivers with an IQ below 90, to not pay them shit wages and to not treat them like complete shit.

>> No.120564  

Railroad workers are pretty well treated and most of them are pretty smart (although there are a lot lazy assholes) but that won't stop the FRA from regulating every breath an engineer takes.

>> No.120566  

>>120563 My good Sir: you just discovered the flip side of the "American way."

>> No.120574  

On a moving train
Can't use radio....

>> No.120576  

Full rule specifies a radio does not count.


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23997 No.120311   [Reply]

X Train stocks closed @ 00.0024 a share.

For S92,000 1chan can own 100% of a railroad/railway.

Let's do this.

Kickstarter or what?

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>> No.120495  

Doubt we'll be able to get back on topic.

Although I'm curious to know if we did manage to buy X Train, what would we actually do with it?

Do you guys think we could run a railroad?

>> No.120497  


Thing of it is though, X-Train is a shell company, and as Vandy thinks, a money laundering/Ponzi scheme. I think it is more the latter. Their entire model depends on people driving all the way across LA to San Bernardino to get on their train to go to Las Vegas. As pointed out to me by a resident of the LA area, if he is going to drive all the way to San Berdoo he is just going to drive all the way, if for no other reason than to have his car when he gets there.

X-Train has what appears to be a leased locomotive and a couple of leased cars, thats it. They have no assets, no track. Infrastructure is kind of an important thing... Even if they did get rights over the Union Pacific, they would still have to deal with dispatching out of Omaha and probably have to use UP crews because Amtrak more that likely wont have anything to do with them.

As to the second part of the question, maybe. If there was a railroad to run, maybe. Ham would probably be obsessed with trying to get us to buy an F40PH, but otherwise I think there is enough knowledge to make things work. Vandy could handle the major management vision, t3h_fuhr3r would probably handle the PR/Advertising materials, Tex can be our CMO, we have K-Pow, Snail, Headache, and Brendan for a start on train crews, Not sure what the rest of us would do but it would probably involve some bickering and fighting but it would eventually get done.

>> No.120504  

>>120497 Give this man a cookie. I just want to see Tex as CMO, trying to remove the underbody skirting on all leased passenger cars. =P

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I'm here to chew bubble gum and piss off foamers...

...and I'm all out of bubble gum.

Honestly, I'd be a pretty poor choice for CMO. I know more about operations than maintenance.

>> No.120512  


at any rate there are enough us here who know how to couple up a glad hand that we cod make it operationally, but the X-Train thing is so sketch that we'd never turn a wheel. Tourist operation, maybe..

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Be aware that when you buy control, you also buy all their accounts payable... and I'll bet every one of their lease payments is overdue.

>> No.120524  

So let's start our own railroad then. It can't be that hard to do. On paper at least. All we need is some abandoned track for sale. We don't have to actually "run" anything.

>> No.120525  

Buy a small 4 axle switcher, some track at an industrial park, and take cars from a connecting class 1 and service all the industries.

Expand from there.

>> No.120548  

There seems to be just as many foamers here as there are people with actual credentials.

I'm gonna give it a solid "maybe".

>> No.120573  

I'll do the PR. Create a mascot and shit. Maybe I'll create a hamster as a mascot. No, wait. Maybe a lemming would be more accurate.

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40442 No.120528   [Reply]

Proast from cell phone.

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>> No.120533  

What happened?!

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>> No.120536  

There were no hazardous chemicals involved in the derailment, according to a statement from CSX Transportation.

Comes before this:
CSX railroad employees suffered minor injuries and were transported to Camden General Hospital...


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24264 No.120520   [Reply]

Hello my name is ivan the train fucker.

pls send train nudes. thnx

>> No.120521  

ew no das gay

>> No.120522  

fuk ur mum m8

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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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RA rail bus/DMU family by Metrovagonmash, Russia.
RA1 series:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maSa31h8b6M - RA1-0050 railbus. Peredol'skaya, Novgorod region, Russia. 2012. Mikhail Petrishin / Igor Bekirov.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Uogw5pbA3o - RA1-0039.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JA-4WirI5_Q - RA1 ride.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0HOmmmyDHg - 416-003 (40 two-unit RA-V DMUs were delivered to Hungary in 2002-2004).
RA2 series:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujq63OmXZ4E - RA2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvCGSwrYql0 - RA2 in Lithuania (4 RA2s were delivered in 2008).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHD2QxL2O-w - RA2 ride.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkCerg8eGxs - RA2-079 ride, Zelyoniy Dol - Vasilyevo.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KauU6J5jsM - RA2-0008 cabride.

>> No.120388  


Probably rides better than a Pacer.

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I just think it's absurd to put high speed noses on an MU car that will probably never see the sweet side of 125 kph. It would be better to have a proper end door for true MU car flexibility... on the other hand, end doors might not be such a good idea during Russian winters!

>> No.120394  


There are still aesthetics. Which even Russia is catching on to.

>> No.120397  

To be fair, a rodeo bull probably rides better than a Pacer.

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That makes me think of the HOT7000
An obscure 160km/h capable narrow gauge DMU

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I traveled on RA1 once as a kid, and, if I remember correctly, it rides quite smoothly, at least on acceptable track, and RA2 must ride even better because it is the next generation after RA1, in particular it has more advanced running gear.

>> No.120400  

It might run on narrow gauge tracks but it sure as hell has a wide loading gauge.

>> No.120507  

Russian modelers go hardcore.

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Pure awesome.

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44537 No.120279   [Reply]

What is the best Lego/Duplo train set of all time?

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>> No.120313  


Hell yeah, still have this set. Gathering dust somewhere, but I think it's complete.

>> No.120315  


>actual generic trainset
>battery powered

So are there still 9V sets or is it all batteries now?

>> No.120318  
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Lego discontinued 9V-powered trains entirely a few years ago. The current power system is now the norm as of 2009. The Emerald Night set released that same year was the first to use it. Basically, all the Lego track is 100% plastic now.

>> No.120321  

I wanted this so bad when I was a kid, but it cost something absurd, like 200 dollars.

>> No.120416  

LEGO City 60051 High-Speed Passenger Train
nice review on the train you posted. I think the maker of the video raises reasonable points. I too don't like the ommission of doors, the use of large molds, the wierd holes in the floor and the seemingly flimsy construction. The
LEGO City Passenger Train 7938 looks much better built to me https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4qEtU0SJdA (same reviewer). I also prefer the look and feel of the station to the previous set. However, both pale into comparisson to the
LEGO Horizon Express TGV train review 10233
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0_aPAvl-v8 (again, same reviewer). I adore the inventive methods of construction, the details, the look and colours of it! Even the figurines look fantastic.
I can understand that due to budget limitations, lego trains are six squares wide. However, isn't this a shame? It seems to me it might have allowed for more interior life and detail.

>> No.120417  

One of the reasons I prefer the station of the second mentioned set is that the chairs here are lifted from the ground. I never could stand that, such a relief to see this here.

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>no doors on lego trainz
>minifigs can't fit through vestibules
>> No.120428  

The Horizon Express that this guy >>120416 mentioned has doors.

>> No.120433  


It is a must.

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Spacetrain! XD
Yes, I wanted this a lot when I was a kid.

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2252018 No.120429   [Reply]

Rate the realism of this train simulator video on a scale from 0 to 10.


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1819529 No.120328   [Reply]

Well, I got kicked off the E2 board which covers 59th street and got placed on the E1 board which covers Barr yard and East Chicago.
Since I h8 Barr yard, I wasn't looking forward to this assignment at all.

Here's why, after using the Barr yard locker room I had to use the toilet, and boy am I sorry I did.

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>> No.120408  

I don't see how that's the fault of the cleaners if they're being overburdened. Kart mind clarifying your point?

>> No.120409  

They're not just gonna hire anyone. They have to have, and be, union employees. Even for cleaning bathrooms.

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Thank you. Just what the doctor ordered.

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The job of janitorial maintenance seems to fall on the Shop Steward. A union Shop Steward is usually someone who works a job with the company that primarily isn't toilet-scrubbing (like driving a train or something like that). A shop steward also has to deal with union-related matters on an administrative level. Between primary work and union business, there's apparently no time to clean the bathrooms (even though that's what they're supposed to do).

They could hire some random Pedro in the Home Depot parking lot to clean the toilets. But that would mean all kinds of vetting and having to put the Pedro in the union. And that would end up meaning paying Pedro union wages to clean the toilets, which would lead to another sticking point between the union laborers and the stuffed shirts in Jacksonville.

>> No.120412  

Print that shit off and hang it up in the washroom.

>> No.120413  

Where does it state CSX has to hire union janitors? It just sounds like CSX management is being incredibly cheap.


>northern US
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Can you even find a non-union employee of any kind on railroad property?

Even the (taxi) crew van drivers are forced into some kind of shill union where they pay dues but are not represented by anyone. I paid dues for a year and never even knew who my union rep was. We didn't even have one at our location. The closest one I was told was 100 miles away and only worked like "3" hours during the day. They refused to give me the number to contact said union rep and never told me where I could drive 100 miles to and see my union rep in person.

All that being said if you wanted a clean shitter when you were in a crew locker room you got like bleach and some paper towels and wiped the seat down yourself.

Every now and then I would see an old head take the trash out when it got to the top of the can. Looked like someone who probably worked on a steam engine in his early days.

>> No.120415  

That's what I don't get, are they forced to unionise everyone? Or is it a leftover from before the unions got their backs broken by businesses?

>> No.120421  

Labour relations in the US are fucked, they should just scrap the Wagner act and introduce a codetermination system like in Germany.

>> No.120422  

>>120331 I would dump a bottle of HCL in there just to clean it out and so I wouldn't have to look at it.

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50596 No.120375   [Reply]

For those Shinkansen fanatics, the orders for the 50th anniversary coin close next week. Though I imagine that all will be ordered before then. Japan only :<
Link got eaten so in image, though google works.

I wish I could get some, but it's probably too late asking the local coin dealer to see if they can try to order it through their contacts ;_;

So shiny, perfect for a dragon to hoard.

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>> No.120393  

Apparently the mint will be allocating these coins via lottery, and 10% of the run will be sold overseas.

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