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125464 No.125629   [Reply]

What is the steepest grade (cog/funiculars excluded) for a train to climb or park on before it loses traction?

>> No.125632  

Depends entirely on the design and engineering behind it.

Usui pass was 6.67% but EMUs had issues safely going down and climbing at speed so they attached 2 purpose built locos.
Hakone Tozan has electric railcars built to climb 8% on adhesion only.

If you ground your rails well and managed your weigh carefully, could probably go steeper than 10%. Sand is a bonus. One of the questions at that point is how much you value performance. I don't see 20% being impossible, just unreasonable to operate on, especially downhill.

>> No.125633  

Something like 3-5% I'd imagine.

With trains, a little is a whole lot when it comes to hills.

>> No.125634  

Oh, I'm thinking with diesel freight trains.

Yeah, light EMUs are something else entirely.

>> No.125635  

>>125632 I seem to recall hearing that HSR trainsets could handle 10% grades, but not for long.

>> No.125636  

>>125635 hit "submit" too early; that's what I get for trying to post from my phone.

Leaving the city of Madison, IN, the Madison railroad ascends a 5.89% grade to climb out of the Ohio River Valley. This makes it, to my knowledge, the steepest standard gauge, non-adhesion, main track (not industrial trackage) grade in the US.

>> No.125638  

Eight and sand will get you up any grade!

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183663 No.125592   [Reply]

The locomotive has been watered and the fire cleaned as the driver climbs aboard and the guard is already at his station to part the train in preparation for a shunting move at Bloukop in 1976.

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. Opening up for the gradient indicated by the gradient post, short-tendered, domeless 19D No 2537 pairs up with more conventional ex Klipplaat Vanderbilt-tendered No 3352 on a northbound block load of maize.

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Daan's engine No 3334 again, with the southbound mixed on the more substantial stone viaduct between Maizefield and Morgenzon.

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In the winter of 1983 this double-headed maize train was busy shunting Maizefield (!) before taking their assembled block working off to Bethal. From memory the locomotives were cls 19Ds Nos 2715 and 3352.

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. Two of Klipplaat's beautifully maintained Vanderbilt-tendered 19Ds came to the Volksrust-Bethal line upon dieselisation of the Garden Route in 1979. It didn't take long for their immaculate condition to deteriorate as can be seen from this workaday pooled example No 3352 rolling along with the northbound mixed, 5310-up, in the early 1980s. The fireman has used the downhill run from Maizefield to lay on a good thick fire and the driver has just opened the regulator for the long climb from Sukkelaar into Bethal

>> No.125604  
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. In March 1983, 19D Number 3334 drifts across one of several fine stone viaducts on the Bethal-Volksrust line. This one is near Sukkelaar and the fireman is busy laying on a fire for the pull up to Maizefield.

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During the heydays of GMAM's working on the Port Elizabeth-Mosselbay and Mosselbay-Worcester lines we see here three of them (4126 left and 4128 middle with 4082 right) at the Voorbaai shed near Mosselbay. 23/8/'78.

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>> No.125614  

Thank you, Smitie

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SP&S 700 smoking it up in Logan, Montana in 2002. Photo by Steven J. Brown

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1545274 No.125526   [Reply]

What is your favorite cab view video?

1080p60 reporting in

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>> No.125528  

near zine. first out - final.

>> No.125530  

>>125528 This. Fucking love Interstates, too.

>> No.125531  

How do people even record these?

Like what camera setup do they use? I would think it would use massive amounts of memory.

>> No.125536  

Feckin' big memory cars or tethered to laptops.

>> No.125537  

I guess tethered to laptops makes the most sense. A 10 hour trip would use a terabyte at least of uncompressed video.

>> No.125548  

I also enjoy window views. Can't really pick a favourite. But I can't say that the Shinkansen cab view vids are all that exciting (as opposed to perhaps sitting in one proper).

This one is actually a window view. The FuRiCo 283 has a door at the front under the cab where you can watch.

Super Soya. From Sapporo to the very northern railway tip of Hokkaido
and return

Hokkaido is somewhere I want to see, especially being a real stretch of rural with decent (by Australian middle of fuckall standards, which says a lot about JR Hokkaido) rail service.


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>> No.125549  

Here is one of mine:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SfvFobRwQA -- The Kishū Railway Line in all its glory (9 min.)

Do you have ten hours to spare? In that case, NRK in Norway shot four rail-related 'Slow TV' specials of near that length on the Nordland line.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnsQ8DjD6YE -- From Trondheim to Bodø in spring.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TY1sbKvjNcY -- Ditto, in summer.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Tpq2mLtXDc -- Ditto, in autumn.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pVWfzsgLoQ -- Ditto, in winter.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMLYqWDOaPM -- At least the ride from Bergen to Oslo takes only 7¼ hours.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgEY-57IBoA -- Nearly an hour less if the tunnel sections are left out.

>> No.125550  

Five clips shot in Denmark aboard class Y DMUs. The filmer stands far enough back that you can see the driver at work.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rcs6xglWdeY -- Skælskør line, view 1.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OMZ0ICl-rY -- Skælskør line, view 2.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAm3fS9I324 -- The Østsjælland line.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2id6hb33Lg -- The Varde-Nørre Nebel line, view 1.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToKvywRwPos -- The Varde-Nørre Nebel line, view 2.

>> No.125617  

Taking the Romancecar to Hakone!

>> No.125620  


Looks like they've made some serious upgrades to that line since I last played it in MSTS.


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74999 No.125568   [Reply]


I'm looking for my sides. Has anybody seen my sides?

>> No.125579  

Quality masonry, there.

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Looks like a MIT college prank.

>> No.125610  

When Germans get bored.

>> No.125613  

brix were laid

>> No.125618  

First actual incidence of someone shitting bricks over something or other?

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74088 No.125589   [Reply]

I tried playing BVE Trainsim today. I'm assuming 1channers have tried it? I've found it hard to find working routes for BVE5 (I can't read moonrunes).


>> No.125590  

I'm only familiar with MSTS and Dovetail's Train Sim. That video is fascinating though, I wish DTG would do some jap routes.

>> No.125616  

I found these routes. They look alright, but they don't look as good as some of the ones I have seen on youtube.

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57679 No.125574   [Reply]

Japan PM meets with Gov. Jerry Brown as Kawasaki Heavy Industries remains leading bidder for state HSR program.


>> No.125586  

Why are they still the top bidder? I thought Siemens had facilities in California.

>> No.125608  


Not sure exactly. I'd think it'd have to do with the proven track record of Japanese HSR technology, which has been around for a solid 50 years. But it's not that the Siemens facilities would completely lose out; if they're not making new equipment for new light rail lines, they're still OEM parts and service for existing lines (eg: Portland).

>> No.125611  

A better question is how did they get a shinkansen simulator to san francisco and can I use it?

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>> No.125538  

That has to be the cutest way ever devised to preserve a railway line.

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Dawww. Happy Birthday, Tama-chan!

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I'm just sayin' it will be soon to get another cat.
inb4 h8, I am a cat lover.

>> No.125576  


Of course. 16 is pretty old for a kitty-cat.

>> No.125577  

Nitama has taken on some duties already, it seems.

>> No.125588  

Yup there's Nimata who will likely be the full successor, but she also has Chibi who is her current assistant. She's only like a year younger, but still she will probably outlive Tama.

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277953 No.125570   [Reply]

All I wanted was to find some qt3.14 diaperfur "art".

>> No.125571  

With regards to furfaggotry and foaming over trains, they seem to go hand in hand most of the time.
There's also quite a good handful who work in the railway too. Not me though, I'm just an engineering student who has art of himself in the uniform of a fictional railway from somewhere...erhem.



I hope you have adblock revved up

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>> No.125584  

Wrote a userscript to hide the fat-ass ad div they put at the top of the screen and everything.

My OC wears clothes covered in trains because I'm a true Kidfur degenerate.

No.125506   [Reply]

UP train on the Huey P. Long bridge gets derailed in high winds.


>> No.125508  

Is there any sort of wind speed limit on bridges like these?

We don't have any railroad bridges like this in Houston, we do have a high road ridge that was closed when this same storm hit us yesterday.

Also anyone know why the power flash at Raising Canes? I mean I saw the power line get severed by the falling cars, but if that was powering the building wouldn't it stay off?

>> No.125509  

No idea. Maybe they have a generator and it kicked in?

As far as wind speed restrictions? None that I know of, but I'm sure they'll make up a rule for it now.

>> No.125510  

Found the answer for the power on reddit

"The reclosers (basically a smart circuit breaker) are designed to shut off when there is a fault (that giant explosion you saw). And then they wait a bit and reconnect and check if anything is still wrong. In this case it looks like it saw the disturbance, shut off, and then restored power. Pretty sweet if you ask me."

Anyways I could see the necessity for wind restrictions in conditions like these. I'm sure a remote anemometer can't cost too much.

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At least the wind didn't take the whole bridge

>> No.125522  

That happened to me once in Montana. Minus the train actually falling. Strong storm winds were rocking the train so hard that it sided out for like 4 hours. That was especially bad for us hobos onboard who got rained on and shaken by wind for 4 hours.

>> No.125543  

Where was this? Reverse image search doesn't bring anything back..

>> No.125544  



>The bridge was originally built from iron in 1882 and was billed as the "Eighth Wonder of the World", holding the record as the tallest railroad bridge in the world for two years. In 1900, the bridge was dismantled and simultaneously rebuilt out of steel to allow it to accommodate heavier trains. It stayed in commercial service until 1959 and was sold to the Government of Pennsylvania in 1963, becoming the centerpiece of a state park. Restoration of the bridge began in 2002, but before it was finished, a tornado struck the bridge in 2003, causing a large portion of the bridge to collapse.
>> No.125555  

Well I think BNSF has a wind restriction in place at the old C&S High Bridge in Cheyenne Wyoming
Cause when the wind goes up traffic increases around my areas
The bridge still says C&S on it driving on Lincolnway

>> No.125559  

We had this happen in Chicago about two years ago.
double stackso love to flip over in high wind.
surprised they weren't any flip overs in the Rochelle tornado.

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