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17638 No.119803   [Reply]

Could ALCO have survived in the diesel-electric locomotive business past the 1960s? Were the locomotives themselves faulty or was it an issue of not being able to compete for market share against GE and EMD with their limited resources?

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>> No.120013  
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Bueño!

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>>120013
we export units now?

>> No.120066  

>>120059

Where in Japan is this?

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>>120066
google tells somewhere around Sao Paolo, Brazil

>> No.120124  

>>120067

Trains in Brazil always like to use Murrican locomotives.

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Bump for RS1, etc switchers

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>>120215
It's pretty sad that despite pioneering the concept of a road switcher, ALCO was never able to capitalize on this achievement, being quickly eclipsed by EMD and later betrayed by GE when the latter entered the diesel locomotive business themselves.

They were also victims of an upper management born and bred for the steam locomotive business that viewed diesels as a fad into the post-WW2 years.

You can definitely see the Alco influence on the designs of the GE Universal series.

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>>120215
FUN FACT: All ALCO switchers prior to the T-6 used a "5" series diesel engine, usually a 539T. But all 5-engines owe the bulk of their engineering to the 531... introduced in 1931! ALCO had a definite head start in diesel engines.

... and the very last 539 block ever cast went to repower the very first 531 switcher.

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>>120223

>T-6
>dem nose notches
>o ya bby
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„S„^„M2, the RSD-1's Soviet cousin.



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176705 No.120236   [Reply]

http://rt.com/usa/195704-wyoming-stolen-train-joyride-crash/

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Pro tip, don't get caught in a crash and burn.



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1441093 No.120227   [Reply]

I need a bit of technical help here and I didn't know where to go. I figured you'd guy would be easier on me since it involves a bit of piracy. I pirated some Railworks DLC because fuck paying $20 for a Loco. For a route? That's reasonable. Loco? No way! (my copy of the game is legit though).

Anyways, the files came in separate folders, Assets, Manual, etc. Pretty self explanatory, just add them into the RW directory and combine the folder contents when Windows asks to or not. I do all this and then go into the editor, select the publisher, and the train is there. I load the assets and then go to the train list, but the loco isn't there. If I go back to the asset list the add-on is gone, and not listed. This is has happened 3 times now, and nothing fixes it. If the add-on is .rpk then it loads and runs perfectly fine. For some reason RW hates it when files are added manually. The locos even pop up under Quick Drive, but they won't load into the route. Any ideas?

Also to salvage this thread, post Railworks pics or something.

>> No.120228  

They added some anti-piracy crap in the 2013 version so older pirated DLC works but the newer stuff doesn't.
Just download a pirated version and replace its content and assets folder with yours.

RW is a real mess I hope they do move to the UE engine next year, it'll make freeware content a lot more attractive.

>> No.120230  

>>120228
That explains it then. I'll check out a crack and see if it works.

>RW is a real mess

It really is. It has to be one of the buggiest games I've played.Even without any addon's it finds a way to break itself.

>> No.120231  

You need a steam emulator to use pirated RSC/DTG addons. SmartSteamEmu works well.

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>>120228
It works! Drove the 14xx around a bit in Quick Drive and everything was fine. Gonna copy over my assets and content and get rid of the steam install. Thanks a lot anon!



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31010 No.119624   [Reply]

Cab views of Austria:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqbuFqBbGik -- Part 1: Wien West -> St. Pölten (0h45m)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvwQc7RL5w8 -- Part 2: St. Pölten -> Krenstetten-Biberbach (0h52m)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Jf8Fme4d9s -- Part 3 Krenstetten-Biberbach -> St. Valentin (0h19m)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VX60tkD2uFE -- From Attnang-Puchheim to Stainach-Irdning on the Salzkammergutbahn. (2h09m)

>> No.120226  

One cab view from Japan:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-QajuAbROc -- From Utsunomiya to Karasuyama aboard the "ACCUM" aka EV-E301. (0h51m)

>> No.120233  

And some scenes from Germany:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5l4_bJhBwDI -- The view from a Class 264 'road switcher' hauling a rake of limestone cars.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPkYgzvw5kw -- A 290 taking a special from Seelze to Walsrode. (1h03m)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLcB-Gmb_ic -- A Class 260 siderodder making up a night train, seem from lineside.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDFu6jmrfP8 -- The station area in Witten as seen from a 260. (0h09m)

Some Voith Maxima views:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePqfCdd3CWA -- A Maxima 40 slowly getting the 4315t freight up to speed. (0h09m)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PD_FJK3Gtg8 -- A Maxima 40 loco walking off with 3000t, as seen from lineside.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHS4qQIGkx4 -- A lineside view of a Maxima 30 and some other types.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1piqDjeK0Bo -- Walking through a Maxima 40. Gotta make sure the food is cooking right!



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151921 No.120224   [Reply]

Found a few tram vids from Devon, featuring the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seaton_Tramway:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq_DD__2xm0 -- 1/4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7inwyASDrw -- 2/4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZm12RM01zo -- 3/4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4asX0eZtal0 -- 4/4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeAKVekflko -- The way back.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rmd0jXbk7t8 -- Various scenes.



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8048 No.120088   [Reply]

diden't Japan have talking trains at one point I remember photos being flooded of these odd Japanese trains some even calling them Mudkip trains? they looked like this with a froney mouth thing.

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I don't know why I even bother doing this for you, but you probably mean that butt-ugly thing "Resort Saloon Viva Festa". A rebuilt KIHA58 set with a speaker and microphone to make it 'speak'. They never had a nickname AFAIK.

>> No.120097  

>>120091
Imagine that thing in the autumn. Shitton of insects caked into it's lips and stuck inside the mouth for some poor train driver to scrape out as his lateness punishment. I can see JR being about that psychopathically evil.

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Obscenity laws will not permit it's coupling to E5 or E6 shinkansen.

>> No.120193  

>>120192

That's actually because of the gauge difference, and the Viva Festa being out of service before the E5 and E6 were even designed.

>> No.120200  

/r/ video of it talking.

>> No.120205  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvnkaQSztGY -- The Festa is in this bouquet of expresses and liners.

>> No.120210  

>>120091

If I ever saw a train like that talk, I'd probably have a coronary.



No.120019   [Reply]

Post you favorite trains.

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< Ufufufu~ Why don't you show yours first?

>> No.120208  

>>120021

>dem block instruments
>> No.120209  

Maybe we need programs fo dem trainz?



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50717 No.120169   [Reply]

Okaaaaayy... So Panasonic opines their EVOLTA series can out-energise Energizer and out-endure Duracell, but surely running a one-ton vehicle for eight kilometres off one AA cell is a tad optimistic?

http://panasonic.co.jp/corp/news/official.data/data.dir/2014/09/jn140908-1/jn140908-1.html
http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fpanasonic.co.jp%2Fcorp%2Fnews%2Fofficial.data%2Fdata.dir%2F2014%2F09%2Fjn140908-1%2Fjn140908-1.html&hl=en&ie=UTF8&sl=ja&tl=en

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They're actually reviving the Kosaka Railway line (shut down in 2009) for a while for this project. There is a small museum that keeps some rolling stock in operation, though the line pretty much overgrown.

Panasonic is bragging about it on TV with lengthy commercials as well.

>> No.120180  

D'oh! An LR20 cell is of course a 'D' cell! That makes it slightly more believable as that one is rated at some 20Ah.

>> No.120181  

This is crazier than those commercials in Murrica, where some automobile manufacturer made it seem like a heavy-duty pickup truck could pull a freight train.

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>>120181
Which, ironically was for a Japanese car maker.

(Although it could be argued that Nissan is actually a French company.)

>> No.120184  

Come to think about it...

PANASONIC EVOLTAbBattery Life Tests!: http://youtu.be/snh6MzjWGXY

Please enjoy, more or less 1chan related.

>> No.120186  

Wait are they saying a single D cell battery did this?

>> No.120187  

>>120184

>Long lasting for happy times

This slogan could just as easily be used for certain medications.

>> No.120189  

>>120187

Or for the batteries being used in certain, um, implements.

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>>120189
Or the lucky few people who need neither.

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>>120183

Nissan-Renault is a French-Japanese alliance. According to its employees and executives, Nissan isn't considered a Japanese nor a French company. It's 'foreign' or some kind of hybrid. Pic slightly related.



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131455 No.120018   [Reply]
>http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/10/12/canadian-pacific-makes-deal-overture-to-csx/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0

Here we go again...

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>> No.120147  

>>120138
Has there ever been a truly transcontinental railroad in the United States, as in coast to coast under one management? I think only the Canadians ever accomplished such a feat.

>> No.120148  

>>120147
Can't say there has been. But Mr. Gould came pretty close.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gould_transcontinental_system

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>>120138

>STB wouldn't like a transcon railroad.

There's a bit of irony with that. Pic related.

>> No.120156  

>>120147

-> >>120155

>> No.120158  

>>120155

Transcontinental in the sense of the railroad owning right of way all across the nation. Amtrak only owns the NEC and is pretty much a "guy on the couch" everywhere else.

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>>120158

Forgot pic

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>>120148
Clarification: That was James Jay Gould, son-and-heir of the infamous Jay Gould. Jay Gould had been working on a true transcontinental involving the Union Pacific, Missouri Pacific, Wabash... and he was on the board of directors of the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western. Nickel Plate would have closed the gap, but Vanderbilt out-bid him to end that threat. Thereafter, Jay concentrated on developing Texas.

C.P.Huntington, and his sons-and-heirs made a vague stab at a transcontinental: a founder of the Central Pacific and Southern Pacific (which acquired and expanded the Texas & New Orleans), he then "finished" the Chesapeake & Ohio... and promptly got distracted developing Newport News, VA. The fathers of Cincinnati grew impatient waiting for the gap to be closed and built the Cincinnati, New Orleans & Texas Pacific (hint, hint). The Huntingtons failed (or refused--they would be invading J.P.Morgan territory, and one simply does not piss off the Morgan Bank !) to see the opportunity, and the CNO&TP got leased to the Southern Railway, instead.

WHAT IF both of these schemes had succeeded? WP/D&RGW/MP/WAB/WM and SP/CNO&TP/C&O would form true transcons. Morgan's Southern RR. would pick up the Santa Fe, which would tie New York and Boston banks much closer. New Haven would not be allowed to slip into bankruptcy, much less endure Patrick McGinnin. Ditto Boston & Maine. The Pennsylvania RR (and it's vassal, the Norfolk & Western) and the Hill Lines (CB&Q, NP, GN and SP&S) won't quite merge for a long time, preferring a "strategic alliance" until the until the mid-'50's traffic slump makes merger necessary. E,H,Harriman would forge a fourth transcend out of the UP, but the New York Central/C&NW would make an informal alliance for anything east of that. Rock Island thrusts it's pacific extension northward (instead of the Milwaukee Road... this was seriously contemplated) but winds up in a surprisingly successful shotgun marriage to the Baltimore and Ohio. Gould Lines eventually take the Nickel Plate and the Lackawanna.

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>>120160

I wouldn't say Lehigh Valley got screwed under Conrail...
Sure, everything west of Sayer, PA got ripped up, but Conrail really liked their yards.

Funny, but related picture.

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>>120168
everyone i've talked to in NY likes the story that the LV was profitable as a whole, but CR scuttled it when they neither wanted to spend money rehabilitating it nor let it fall into the hands of a possible competitor for traffic to buffalo.

>> No.120188  

>>120160
I was waiting for this post. I knew it would happen, and I wasn't disappointed.

I love your insight, Corny.



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135631 No.120083   [Reply]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yr5EztEPJS8 -- 'O'oo...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Central_Railway_(preserved)

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That was painful to watch.

>> No.120090  

Yes. He Ignored a stopping signal. I'm not sure if there was a switching signal that overrided the main line signal, but I'm pretty certain there wasn't one. That's some terrible driving, if so.

>> No.120098  

>>120090
From what I can find out the driver was given the OK to pass the signal at danger. The problem is neither him or the fireman looked before they set off. You could also blame the signalman for authorizing them to set off.

>> No.120133  

>>120090
He just didn't look at the damn points. C'mon man. You gotta'look at every switch, especially a derailing one.

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>>120098
In the UK, we wouldn't be ascribing 'blame' traditionally. If this had been a reportable accident (And it wasn't, for the record, under RAIB standards), the direct cause would have been recorded as "the train set off while the catch-points were set against it".

Blame isn't really the goal. Regardless, catch points worked as intended, signaller should have cleared them when he gave verbal authorization to pass the signal at danger, driver or guard should have checked the catch points, but in this case no harm was done (Not even to the rails) and the GCR rerailing crew got to play trains. It's just a little embarrasing for the GCR.

(Pic unrelated, but if anybody knows what this is, I'll be suprised.)

>> No.120139  

>>120136
Some stuff used to rerail a train?

>> No.120143  

>>120136
That they did.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qflXYQqbd4M

Does the GCR have the record for most accidents for a heritage railway in the UK?

>> No.120146  

>>120143
Probably. It's the biggest, so it follows that it'd have the most accidents. No fatalities, I don't think.

>> No.120171  

>>120143
Nice footage of D123 hauling the breakdown train. Shame he didn't stick around to film the crane in action.

>> No.120172  

>>120136
There's no one person to blame here. The driver and fireman should both have been looking where they were going and the signalman should have ensured the road was set before allowing the train to pass the signal at danger (if that was the case).



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