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957746 No.125433   [Reply]

Look what I picked up today!

Methinks it's from a PRR lock judging by the loo on it but I'm not 100% sure

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>> No.125443  

Active use or aesthetic purposes?
So what you're saying is that it's not railroad

>> No.125444  
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As far as purpose goes, I'm not sure. But the keystone and the "FRAIM" engraving represent the old Fraim Lock Company of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, which also did business as Keystone Lock. The things that tie Fraim Lock and the Pennsylvania Railroad together are their basis in the State of Pennsylvania, and the state icon of the keystone.

Pic related; Heinz is a Pennsylvania-based food concern that also uses the keystone as an icon.

>> No.125445  
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What about the Long Island Railroad? They use the keystone logo, but Long Island is in New York, right?

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You tell me.

>> No.125459  


It was run by the Pennsylvania Railroad.

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So I picked this up at a flea market years ago.

I understand that 'blue' signal locks were used in special situations where exclusive access was required, so not every Tom, Dick, and Harry road crewman had a key to it.

What are the chances of being able to find or have made a key for this?

>> No.126031  

We still have some locks like that.

I prefer those because you can take your key out after unlocking it and don't need it to relock it.

>> No.126034  

If I'm remembering correct, blue flag rule means that there's absolutely no locomotives allowed to move that car or go on that track because there are men working on it, it makes sense that the lock to the switch/derailer would be blue too. Any markings?

>> No.126040  


>(cast into the keyhole cover)

ADLAKE (I assume the manufacturer)

>(stamped on the rear face)


>(stamped on the pin holding the bolt in place)
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>> No.126041  

How much you want for it?

No.126027   [Reply]

British Transport Films

The Diesel Train Driver
(Driving DMUs and Railbuses)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_3KLtQvHkA -- Introduction (7m19s)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bS5xiM0LYtA -- Driving the Train (18m33s)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCQKvEy6jVs -- Dealing With Faults (35m51s)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WlOOwbiw9M -- Operating Requirements (17m11s)

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153636 No.126026   [Reply]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxoF5mxPvTk -- Class 455 EMUs in the south of England.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8_1D7FzXn4 -- What to do when your 455 says here and no further.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlLMfPhvzp4 -- A bit about maintenance.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYZZwTeVsBU -- Watching them roll in and out. 455s are 1M3T, btw.

In an amazing cosmic something-or-other-which-name-I-cannot-remember, 4-5-5 is a bell code for a runaway train, plus 455s were/are reputedly prone to runaway during leaves-on-the-rails season.

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14416 No.126017   [Reply]

Anyone Remember this accident? If so,Here's A treat. www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3EZr4VOPkQ

>> No.126018  

I would have to be a Parisian and at least 130 years old to remember it. I'm neither. Pretty sure I have read something about it, though.

>> No.126019  

Is it just me, or are they implying that the train wasn't already trying to stop as they were pulling into the station. "There's a boy on the track!" and THEN the brakes are applied, but... wouldn't they have already known the brakes weren't working? Presumably the French NTSB wasn't around to interview everyone involved.

>> No.126024  

Saw a behind the scenes bit on it a while back and apparently the engineer was running late and trying to make up for lost time by waiting till the last second to apply the brakes. Obviously for the movie it was overdone. Also the reason they didn't stop was not because of late braking but a brake failure.

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>Key is in the roadbed
>a couple of scenes later, the key is laying neatly on the tie

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231737 No.126003   [Reply]

The location for the Bo-Lympics has changed!

June 27: The third annual 'BO-LYMPICS will take place in Kansas City, Missouri this year \ not at Black Butte! We hope to see many of you out there. 'Bo the Distance!

Curious as to what the Bo-Lympics is all about?

>> No.126008  

Sounds like a right nice excuse to meet friends.

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Sounds like a right nice excuse to meet beer.

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85422 No.126004   [Reply]

http://www.heraldlive.co.za/shosholoza-meyl-passenger-train-accident/ - No comment other than eish!!

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>> No.126011  


Is Africa experimenting with quadruple-truck technology?

>> No.126012  

Smitie, what is your official job title?

You do work for the RR in SA, right?

>> No.126013  


Telescoped locomotive

>guro post
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On the 20th May 2015, at approximately 11h20, a head on collision occurred between a Transnet Freight Rail goods train number 4213 travelling from Queenstown to Cambridge and a PRASA passenger train travelling from East London to Johannesburg. The incident occurred at a section between Pleenton and Blaney at kmp 159, mast pole 13.

•The occurrence resulted in three (3) PRASA employees being trapped in the coach, upon investigation it was discovered that two (2) employees were fatally injured - the surviving employee was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries.
•The PRASA crew, consisting of the train driver and two train assistants sustained serious injuries.
•Nine (9) passengers sustained serious injuries.
•Forty Four (44) passengers sustained minor injuries.
•The TFR crew sustained serious injuries:
•The train driver sustained a broken rib and a punctured lung.
•The train assistant sustained leg and arm injuries, and

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245407 No.125915   [Reply]
>No upper light


>> No.125918  

F7 following a terrible accident with a hand-plane? Looks utterly haram.

>> No.125920  


Pretty much. I read about it somewhere, it was in an accident and the repair shop saw no reason to install two headlights. It may even have been reduced to B-unit use, I don't recall.

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Any idea when it happened? It could of been the style at the time.

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I think it was less of a stylistic decision and more of a "We can't be arsed to rebuild this stupid f*ckin nose." Look close at the OP photo and you can see the crest of the nose isn't as round.

>> No.125979  

The pain of trying to rebuild that nose shape is probably more than half of the reason that style of nose isn't made anymore. It's a massive pain in the ass, and it's very time consuming, therefore expensive. Sharp angled sheet metal noses are probably half the price.

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Makes sense
Doesn't look as nice IMO though. I like smooth round streamlining.

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That, plus most CRIP F7s didn't have anything mounted there anyways. The headlight went in the nose hatch.

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>> No.125960  

The Oyster Bay RR museum has a few of them, they could probably tell you.

>> No.126001  


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127819 No.125774   [Reply]

Shit! right in my back yard too.


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>> No.125949  

Line's back open. The wreckage and the government agents have all cleared out.

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>> No.125971  



sry i don't mean any harm but i pretty much had to because nobody else was

>> No.125981  

Apparently the engineer was a bit of a n00b on the NEC.


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"Bring back two-man cab crews on the NEC now!", sez Amtrak's engy union


>> No.125990  

Crap like this is why unions are distrusted in the US.

There was a case decades ago in NJ where a train with three, yes THREE crewmen in the head-end cab, missed a stop signals and drove off a vertical-lift bridge!

>> No.125995  

Unions are distrusted because businesses actively engage in union busting strategies and try to get the regular folks against them. Now I'm not saying unions are perfect. Too much petty politicking for my taste, but they absolutely help get better working conditions for you and I.

>> No.125999  

My bigger concern would be that the signalling system was so primitive that it didn't stop the train.

>> No.126009  

Not bashing unions, simply pointing out that they have their eccentricities, and actively advocating for the return to employment of firemen with no fires to tend is pure and simple cronyism. Tech in this case is safer, cheaper and more reliable.

>> No.126014  


>tech 'system failure' - backups required
>human 'system failure' - backups required


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35043 No.125969   [Reply]

i was walking home from work today and was greeted by the not too uncommon sight of three trains all on the same bridge. one of the local bridges carries freight & amtrak traffic on the lower deck and light rail and autos on the top deck. the upper deck had light rain in both directions and the lower deck had BNSF.
so i looked on the internet to see if this is actually an uncommon sight and it seems actually to be rather uncommon to see rail traffic on two different decks of the same bridge.
post your reaction to this ITT if you feel like it, pic unrelated

>> No.125970  

also i see the cascades blast by every day at 6:15pm on my lunch break and wasn't there used to be a guy here on /rail/ who worked on the cascades?
wondering if i should wave to him

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Sounds like the Steel Bridge in Portland. Are you a Portlander, anon?


I'm not sure about working. But a couple of us here (ie: myself and Thaddy) are/were regular riders.

>> No.125997  

yes and yes and if anyone wants me to wave to them i can be on the east side of the tracks at 6:15ish when the cascades goes past the first level crossing on the east side of the river.

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