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297325 No.124235   [Reply]

Looks like the first glimpses of the E235 have surfaced

From /r/


>> No.124243  

Video removed too!
You railfans seriously should consider using a more reliable video site.

>> No.124247  

+blink+ +blink+ That face looks so much like an alarm clock that might end up giving a new meaning to 'clean one's clock'.

>>124243 -- Define 'reliable'.

>> No.124249  
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Part of me wonders what's at play.
I can understand the Tokyo Metro rage vid considering complaints were filed and people got upset. Not quite sure what's up with the vid here though. The uploader is also prominent. Neither videos are mine.

Either this dragon is having bad luck or 1chan is bad luck. Or it's 2chan's fault!

Other notable mentions include phones, ovens and apple products

>> No.124255  

Apple products?!? Dear Lord, they've jinxed it!

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225552 No.123373   [Reply]

There are several projects on the Lego Ideas website, including several train-themed ones like this one: https://ideas.lego.com/projects/70652

They need votes for Lego to consider selling them, so vote for your favorites to make these dreams a reality!

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They tried steam locomotives around the same time as the Santa Fe set. That was it. That was the opportunity for the Lego Train community to show that Lego Trains could be a viable product line. It failed.

If you want an American steam locomotive, how about that Western set they did a few years ago?

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>People in the USA and even more so in Britain are nuts about trains including toy trains like these.

You know what people are even MORE nuts about? Star Wars. I went to a high school with over 4,000 students, I met ONE other kid who was interested in trains (and he wasn't much to hang out with). Star Wars was something I heard about at least once a month, and I heard it coming out of EVERYONES mouth, even the teachers. Look at shows like the Bling Bong Theorem. I don't watch that nerd blackface trash, but I'm fairly sure that a model train set has only shown up in that show once. On the flip side, I'll bet a days pay that there's a Star Wars reference multiple times per season. I'll up it to a weeks pay that if you went up to strangers on the street and asked them about Star Wars and model trains, the average stranger would at least have seen the movies once or twice and could tell you something about them (and be more excited about doing so), whereas they wouldn't know the proper difference between a steam engine and a diesel engine.

As a result, Lego is pouring money into releasing the Star Wars sets again and again because they sell better. They tried to make trains popular but it didn't bring home the dough. At this point, be grateful that Lego still manufactures the wheels, couplers and tracks at all. Lego sees trains as an accessory to their City line, and nothing more. They're nice to us hobbyists by keeping an advanced train set like the Horizon Express in the mix, but even that thing took a while to get out of the catalog. Beyond that, their target audience is families with children.

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>> No.123902  

I have that exact engine, except I put a drawbar between the cab and tender. I also have some modified metroliner cars, a bunch of scratch built cars, and a road switcher made the set from >>123392 from when I was younger. Last summer I got back into Lego and built a streetcar and an Interurban.

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>Lego trains do not make money.

I am treating everything you said as fact, but I am taking a "glass half full" approach to it by declaring, "Lego trains do not make money...YET." On that note, I built my own Lego train model that just got approved for voting today here:


I know it was going to be difficult to get the votes for this from the start, but I am doing it nonetheless. Please vote for it.

>> No.124020  


Big Bang Theory often has that insufferable autist Sheldon talking about model and real trains. And then there was that super-cringey dinner train episode where he foams out with some caricature of a foamer (much to the chagrin of his dinner date).

>> No.124047  

Is that the one where he's on the Napa wine train gushing about the "ALCOA" locomotives? Last I checked the Aluminum Company of America never made any diesel locomotives.

What a joke.

>> No.124048  

I'm glad I'm not the only person who thought that EXACT same thing.

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>> No.124250  
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Here's another cool one:


>> No.124253  

That may never be produced by Lego, but it's going on my layout this week.

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86119 No.124196   [Reply]

An utter facepalm moment.

>> No.124208  

The train is always right.

>> No.124211  

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Not sure which line, but it's definitely their Metro Rail. Lot of idiots out there.

>> No.124221  

Retards gonna retard.

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Retarders gonna retard

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114263 No.124112   [Reply]


Incidentally, all Surfliner service north of LAUS is canceled, an the Coast Starlight is turning around at Emeryville with bustitutions to and from Los Angeles.

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>cab cars are dangerous

This one hit a truck full of concrete, and it's more or less okay.


When do you figure we can count on the engineer-cam video from Metrolink hitting Youtube?

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>> No.124167  

I feel really bad to the two engineers now. New guy on one of his final qualification runs. Plus the most senior guy on the roster.

>> No.124168  

New safety features to the FRA of course that they originally considered unsafe.

>> No.124169  


>Coupling speed is now 20 mph.
>> No.124170  

The FRA was/is revising its regulations concerning crash worthiness. Will these recent incidents speed up the introduction of the new standards?

>> No.124171  

In the UK, the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polmont_rail_accident and the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Heck_rail_crash both involved trains hitting something DVT/cab car first.

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>> No.124225  


If it was used for a business and the combined vehicle and trailer weight are over 13 ton then you have to have a CDL B.

I figured it was a semi too. Pretty hard to get a pickup and trailer stuck on a crossing. Not impossible but hard.

>> No.124232  


According to the article, his truck wasn't actually on the crossing when the collision occurred. Presumably it is very easy to get ANY kind of trailer stuck on plain ol' tracks.

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137729 No.124227   [Reply]

Too much?

Pic from http://lgbfreundesaar.kostenloses-forum.be/lgbfreundesaar-beitrag5579.html

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479079 No.124197   [Reply]


NS dug the first SOU SD40 out of retirement, rebuilt it, painted it SOU again, and designated it their new heritage unit

>> No.124198  

God damn that's sexy.

>> No.124201  

I heard they are to be doing the same for NS 1580, the first N&W SD40.
Think they might do it for Conrail?

>> No.124204  

oh wow It runs long hood forward
Which I still think looks odd hehe
But I believe it was for safety

>> No.124206  


>the first Conrail SD40

u wot

>> No.124213  

Man I hope it comes through the local corridor, I'd love to see that

>> No.124223  

>>124201 No plans for Conrail. We should see the N&W unit soon though. Current rumor is for these units to be used in 21st century steam service with Sou 4501 & N&W 611.

>> No.124226  

I meant a former Conrail Locomotive in general... Although NS does have a few former Conrail SD40-2Rs.

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33421 No.124224   [Reply]

Hyperloop Construction Starts Next Year With the First Full-Scale Track

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, the company that wants to move the revolutionary transit system out of Elon Muskfs brain into the real world, plans to start construction on an actual hyperloop next year.

OK, it will only run five miles around central California, and it wonft come anywhere close to the 800 mph Musk promised, but itfs a start.

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155100 No.124199   [Reply]

What do you think about this? https://www.facebook.com/IHateTrains

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"I Hate Trains
Month o' May 6, 2013 ·
Trains= scary shit when you're zoned out driving"

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They're certainly entitled to their opinion.

Also, lol using a picture of that suburban Seattle anti-light rail sign.

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864830 No.123436   [Reply]

And in a fit of boredom...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OorZcOzNcgE -- "Child in Time" needs no stinkin' excuse.

I know of two tunes named "Train of Time":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJpdQhkpE0s -- Tidens tog (Niels Skousen) [da_DK]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTxK_vpc2vY -- Toki no Kisha (Eri KAWAI) [ja_JP]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndOK4K5HHOg -- Copenhagen Railway Steam Galop (Lumbye)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlWUzRjwIdw -- Meitetsu Rhapsody (Zuigen)

(Pic is of a Danish class S tank locomotive)

>> No.123485  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvVtRcPOHLg -- Nagaden's Yashiro line is one of those lines shut out by too few passengers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ompra3HctgQ -- Last Train To London
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7Qw-q8PEJc -- At least it's not to Loodon Deathrow!

>> No.123514  

>>123485 Last train to London = This video contains content from SME, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds.

>> No.123529  

??? For me, it was a different one that was blocked, on the same monopolistic reason, btw.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpCBv1dO3eA -- Maybe this one will work...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwVf7N61kmU -- JR Freight's "Four Seasons"

>> No.123530  

>>123529 = This video contains content from SME, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds.

>> No.123531  

Two more attempts at ELO:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXXZMebT3m8 -- Only audio but is VEVO.
http://vimeo.com/105663885 -- Has video but not sure audio is original.

>> No.123553  

http://www.kvbrakemen.com/inc/Train_Talk_Songbook.pdf -- For once, you provide the singing.

>> No.123999  

A bunch of "Last Train To ..." pieces:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUUSdvwEC_Y -- Last Train To Clarksville (The Monkees)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXuktOH7I6w -- Last Train To Heaven (Boxcar Willie)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gefLICLl7lM -- Last Train To Nashville
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHVFz8rks2o -- Last Train To Paradise (Nightcore)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frIUgilfsWA -- Last Train To Trancentral (KLF)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o91EHmgzxzo -- Last Train To Wherever (Telepopmusik)

>> No.124195  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XadTKcZlJLw -- Lumbye's Steam Galop played on marimbas.

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13445 No.123364   [Reply]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jxddyFHx-A -- Something tells me I should have stayed in bed...

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