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710609 No.127780   [Reply]

So I took this picture last year sometime in Crystal Springs, MS.

>> No.127781  
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And then found this the other day on wikipedia.

Dated sometime between 1900 and 1940 taken at just about the exact same spot.

>> No.127809  

neat op, is it just me or are there more trees?

>> No.127810  

Somehow I do not think it is just you.

>> No.127811  

Nah, it's not just you.

There is a cemetery just to the left of both of these pictures.

Also, Crystal Springs is one of the highest points on the IC between New Orleans and Memphis. If you're south bound, it's a nearly 10 mile climb at .4% grade. Which isn't terribly steep, but over a long distance like you'll be cresting it at 19 mph on a 17,000 ton loaded coal train with DP.

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923516 No.127776   [Reply]

http://en.rocketnews24.com/2015/08/27/japans-newest-hot-spring-springs-forthfrom-the-center-of-kobe/ - JR West's Sannomiya station, to be exact. Squee!

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401787 No.127566   [Reply]

Discipline: The Moving Wall.
Competing team drives several units on parallel tracks and stops at a predetermined point while keeping the front ends in line with each other.

>> No.127585  
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I really wish that picture happened. Although a while ago I deduced from the hard edges they either just pasted in the trains or stacked the exposures.
The moving wall frequently occurs between Central and Town Hell/Museum here. One of these days I need to just park it there to take a picture.

Hazardous as it may be, I'd like to see a stunt where passengers transfer between the trains in motion. Just need to give the door interlock a little kick.

>> No.127586  

Before they expanded Queen Street, it was, as Sir Tom would say, not unusual to be sat on a train to Cardiff Central that set off at almost exactly the same moment as the shuttle to the Bay (old Bute Road), resulting in a bit of side-by-side action on the bridge over the New Town junction, typically on trains to Bridgend via Middleofnowhere, which were booked out of CDQ at the same time as the shuttle.

>> No.127773  
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Perhaps a more realistic take on the OP shot.

Credit to

Apparently it has 2500 trains a day running under it, which would mean if spread over the 20 hour period of 0500-2500 (harhar, I'm just making a joke at the Maruetsu Petit under Chibaminato station), it'd be a train every 30 seconds. Of course, in real time, you'd get far more than that in the morning peak.

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206299 No.127708   [Reply]

Why are railroads so racist?


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Everyone wants to take this to a racial place, but I won't let them.

>> No.127734  

Effect. It's hard to prove if someone is racist, but it's something that brings out a ton of emotion. In any case, there's people who would fight with everything they have (on the internet at least) to denounce yet another clear case of racism, as well as people who are so sick of everything being about race, and denying that racism still exists. It's very powerful.

>> No.127737  
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Isn't a wine train or dinner train supposed to be a quiet, mellow kind of thing? Like you're supposed to just chill, drink the wine, eat the food, take in the scenery, etc.? I remember reading in the LA Times' article about this that one passenger told them "This is not a bar.". This is a case of some group of people being loud and obnoxious in a setting that is not appropriate for it, and it's unfortunate that The Race Card was pulled.

Hell, IDK the Napa Valley Wine Train's policies. But I think the operator extended a lot of courtesy to these folks who were otherwise disturbing the peace (eg: full refunds, bus ride back to the home station). Usually, when someone's being drunk and disorderly on the Amtrak, the conductors just kick them off and let whatever podunk Mayberry sheriff sort them out.

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I see what you gag did there.

>> No.127753  
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lol, remember this one ?

>> No.127754  
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How long until the Napa Wine Train is shut down and investigated by the Justice Department for racism and discrimination?

People are posting negative reviews on Yelp, Slate, national news organizations are getting involved, twitter hashtags spawned, CEO apologizes.

Is this the beginning of the SJW invasion of trains?





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>> No.127755  
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Would you like to ride the Bone Train?

>> No.127756  
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Never. /pol/faggotry aside, unless they can prove discrimination the train's operator isn't going anywhere. They can't, especially if it can be proven that they were drinking liqor (like wine) at the time the incident happened.

Of course you might say, "but it's California", but you'd still be wrong on the basis that post 2008 all the Democrats here quietly hate all the minorities for not quietly leaving their neighborhoods when they gentrify.

For Example:


>The Democratic County Central Committee rubber stamps ballot measures and politicians in elections. Wednesday, it voted to approve a proposed resolution meant to support President Barack Obamafs proposed g21st Century Policingh reforms.
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>> No.127757  


>UPRRPD had armed officers out there in ten minutes after the first train had to stop. Twenty minutes later, trains were moving again


>> No.127765  
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The opinions expressed in this post are my own and do not represent that of other members or 1chan.net.

I think that these Black Lives Matter idiots are a total nuisance. If they don't want the gang-banger thug-life friends shot by the police, maybe they should try not being gang-banging thug-lifers. Every one of them should be ashamed, starting with every rapper who glamorizes and encourages it. If you wave guns at the cops and keep doing petty misdemeanor crap, you're going to get shot. This is Darwin in action, folks. Black cops shoot white guys all the time and not a peep is on the news. white cop shoots a black guy and it's police brutality. It is ludicrous.

This is not to say that there are not asshole cops out there who would love nothing more than to shoot a guy. The purpose of police is to deter crime and apprehend wrong-doers, not punish them. Thats what the courts are for.

Now, back to trains.

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120508 No.127735   [Reply]

https://sites.google.com/site/soulorailway/home/system-1/part-14-franschoek-and-ceres-branches - - The Franschhoek Branch

>> No.127760  
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83174 No.127643   [Reply]

So driving home today I noticed something odd. I was caught at a crossing waiting for an Intermodal Train to finish crossing. It was quite long with the locomotives at the front. Still not hugely out of the ordinary. The oddity was that the train was being "followed" by a Hi-Rail. I use followed in quotes because the Hi-Rail was on the track next to the one the Intermodal Train was using. You can see quite a bit down the track and the Hi-Rail was keeping it's pace with the second to last car all the way.

Would anyone know why this was going on?

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>> No.127647  

It is line inspection.

Really, they are supposed to do it more often than that. And like drewb said, there is zero point to ride the segment in reverse.

>> No.127651  

So why would of have of been out there? The line is double tracked the whole way, so was the Hi-Rail watching the train? Or just a poorly scheduled track inspection?

>> No.127665  

Seems like a well timed inspection to me.

Hi-rail trucks don't shunt the rail and won't lower crossing gates or drop signals. He's following beside a train so all the crossings are blocked for him

>> No.127683  


How do they not shunt the rail? I have look at a few parked at hotels and can not figure out how they are insulating the wheels from one another.

>> No.127684  


Me again I think i Just thought of how they could do it. Ceramic ball bearings would work.

>> No.127687  

It's not a solid axle.

>> No.127742  


I know its not a solid axle but it's all steel and there is no insulating material between the 2 wheels. Unless the bearing are not metal they will conduct electric to the axles.

>> No.127748  

Don't know what to say, but they don't shunt the rail.

>> No.127751  

As can be seen from the OP pic, the flanged wheels on an RRV aren't on through axles. Presumably there will be something on the joints and bearings to lubricate them, and those lubricants tend not to conduct electricity. AIUI, those wheels are only there to guide the vehicle, while the ones with rubber on are still providing the actual power.

>> No.127752  

I should add that on the right bank of the pond, the preference is to inspect the track by train (on main lines with the NMT/Flying Banana), and when an RRV is called for to take possession of the line and deploy a TCOD at the worksite just in case.

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100645 No.127699   [Reply]

Post your country's oldest railway station.

USA: Ellicott City Station, Maryland, 1830

>> No.127707  
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I win.

Broad Green, Merseyside. Opened 1830, and still in use. The original building is gone, but the trains stop in the same place.

>> No.127716  

>>127707 It's not a contest.

Wikipedia caption:
A broad view of the two platforms, next to the M62 bridge.

Hurr hurr hurr.

>> No.127741  

Unlike its gauge, which is decidedly standard.

I've got a couple of pictures somewhere of Liverpool Road in Manchester, which is preserved as a museum. It was the end of the first all-steam passenger railway, don't you know.

>> No.127745  


>1830, I win
>original building is gone

If it WAS a competition, I don't think you won.
Also I've never heard of Merseyside

>> No.127746  
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You are speaking of the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry in the former Liverpool & Manchester Railway station. They gots a nifty working replica.

On a side note, I read somewhere that a station in Swansea, Wales built 1807 claims to be the world's oldest.

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I'd say built in 1830 and still open beats built in 1830 and closed decades ago. The trains run on the same trackbed, and stop at the same platforms as the original L&M trains did, having stopped there almost every day for 185 years. I suppose it's a matter of how you compare a station building without its station against a station without its original station building.

While it is thought to be the first to regularly carry passengers, almost nothing remains of the Mumbles Railway. The tracks were all lifted and the trackbed paved over. You can sort of walk much of the route - the main road has been widened considerably since 1960, but there's a footpath that is a sort of hybrid of the tramway and the old LMS line to Victoria. What's left now is mostly stuff that dates back to when the line was electrified in the 1920s. The substation at Blackpill doubled as a station building, and there are a few catenary poles still standing. But there's nowhere you can stand and say "this is a station building from 1807". The Promenade, from what used to be County Hall down to Mumbles Pier, is based on the old railway to Victoria (complete with divergent footpath all the way through Clyne and Dunvant to Gowerton) as far as Blackpill, and then follows the old tram line to the pier. It's a fantastic walk when the tide's halfway out.

Also, relevant video is relevant.

>> No.127750  
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That 1920s building as it appears now. Again, relevant video is relevant.

>> No.127758  

>>127745 -- Not surprised. You'd have to be a Beatles otaku to know of Merseyside since Liverpool is part of that.


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98832 No.127702   [Reply]

Can you guys please post more on 4chan's /n/? I don't want /n/ to become bicycles only, since they shouldn't even be on that board in the first place. Thank you.

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>> No.127722  

Those are 'shoops, right?

>> No.127723  

I'm afraid they are, yes. Too bad. Would be a lot more fun to say they were the world's smallest commuter trains.

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I hate to ask the obvious question, but those are 'shoops, right?

>> No.127733  
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Not a shoop
Technically autopanarama.

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>>127725 -- Yep, much like the (in)famous Toblerone Train.

>> No.127740  

The picture in >>127715 is the actual size that train feels during rush hour.

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>> No.127747  

Post this link:


I hope this shuts them up.

>> No.127767  

>>127733 -- Not that long ago there was a thread on /r/ showing pan shots of moving vehicles. Whatever they got back fortunately didn't live long.

>> No.127772  


Deutschland, why does this tractor have a bench seat?

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120658 No.127673   [Reply]

Obviously not an Amshack, this. Drivstua station in S-Trøndelag, Norway is no longer in use. The station house is now a protected building.

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Ahhhh... but it has the Amshack foundation, though.

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>phase 3 trash can
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>>127674 -- What the hey?!? Did they hull out a scrapped twenty-foot crate to make this two-car-town gas station look-a-like?

Pic from http://www.public-domain-image.com/free-images/architecture/buildings/currambine-railway-station/attachment/currambine-railway-station

>> No.127686  

I wouldn't mind getting a old Amshack myself
Build it on my property
To me its just a glorified bus stop shack LOL

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This will always be my favorite Amshack, and I'll honestly be kinda sad when it's replaced.

>> No.127698  

>>127696 replaced with what?
Would love to get the signage

>> No.127738  
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To Freighthouse Square, a few blocks over. It's an old Milwaukee Road facility that became a shopping center. Sounder trains already operate out of Freighthouse Square, but it needs to be renovated to be able to serve Amtrak.

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44931 No.127602   [Reply]

So I'm sure we're all familiar with EOTDs/EODs/SBUs/FREDs by now, but I'd like to ask a few more questions about them that Wikipedia didn't answer. I read somewhere that different types of trains, for example a hazmat train, have different types/colors of EOTs. Is this true? Also, how are they attached to the couplers of cars? I've never been close enough to examine one in detail. Lastly, how many of them nowadays have GPS locators in them so that they can always find a train?

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>> No.127641  

you could modify a old one with replaceable rechargeable batteries
its what I'll do IF I ever find one
Besides trains look funny without a caboose anyway

>> No.127642  

Good luck. We can't even hardly find EOTs down here. I swear, it's a billion dollar company and they don't have any spare EOTs.

Asset utilization they say...

>> No.127659  

So that explains why I've never seen any at any antique stores or auctions! I thought it was strange I had never seen any, not even on eBay. I suppose with GPS tracking however, that probably makes it hard to just sneak behind a stopped train and just snatch one

>> No.127693  


well not only that but the air would likely get dumped in the process and the EOT would statr setting off alarms in the cab

>> No.127694  

You'd have to close the angle cock on the rear car and then remove it.

But as soon as you do that the the Head End Device will start chirping because air pressure will go to 00 psi on the rear. At that point the crew will start wondering what's going on and will probably pull the the rear up to the conductor and they'll realize someone was fucking with the train and will report it.

So yeah, don't try to steal EOTs. I know you're some stupid kleptomaniac, xana, but seriously. You don't need to try to hock everything you get your hands on.

>> No.127695  

Hey now who's this anon with the accusations? I don't plan on stealing from my future employer, I was just making a point, that's why you never see them for sale anywhere.

>> No.127726  

This is called a "Telemeter" and was for a long time build by Dennel, interesting that Dennel are the people that build most of the South African Armament / Weapons in the apartheid years, now we import from Alstorm ...really crap!!! I will look for a picture

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this is old generation http://www.inteletrack.co.za/rear%20unit%20TR6H.htm

>> No.127729  

Little more resend... http://www.emsind.com/emspts101.html also called "The Bomb"

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