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Has anyone taken the WP&Y from Whitehorse, Yukon to Skagway, Alaska?

I'm thinking of flying into Yukon Airport, paying a one-way (coach from Whitehorse to Carcross, Youkon, then train through British Columbia to Skagway, Alaska), then taking the Alaska state ferry out.

Would love to hear more about any experiences, if lugging luggage along on a trip like this is practical.
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I'm planning to fly from HNL -> YVR (visit relatives) -> YXY -> WP&Y to Skagway -> Alaska state ferry to Whittier or Seaward -> Alaska Railroad to ANC -> fly back to HNL

The YVR -> YXY leg is just be an award flight so I can burn some Aeroplan miles (at a surprisingly low 7500 miles one way + fees, we pay the same in miles for a 30 min interisland flight in the islands), and WP&Y does allow one-ways in each direction. I'm thinking of a rollaboard carry-on each for the 2 of us travelling? Am struggling with how to do laundry if we are carrying so little. didn't find much in the way of condo-type properties with washing machines inside


I've also thought of doing this trip backwards: HNL -> ANC -> Alaska Railroad to end of line -> coach to Carcross -> WP&Y to Skagway -> Alaska state ferry to Prince Rupert or BLI -> fly back to HNL

The very frustrating part is there are no scheduled flights between Whitehorse and Alaska, and spending endless hours in transit in between by something Greyhound is not how I'll like to spend my vacation time.

>be unfortunate enough to take Greyhound

>get head chopped off by insane passenger next to you
>criminal pleads insanity, avoids any responsibility
>gets out of jail because this cucked country is soft on crime
>ex-con legally changes name, disappears off the map
This would be funny if it didn't already happen in real life…



You cant just hop the bus from Fairbanks to Carcross, there is no Greyhound up there.


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I managed a bash on it when I was working on cruise ships. It is THE most scenic railway I have ever been on. If you can afford to get up there (or get a job that takes you there) do go!


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This is how I was able to do the Alaska Railroad from Fairbanks to Anchorage and back, it was great

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Anyone know if the wild fires along the westcoast have affected rail companies?


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Don't really wanna die of smoke inhalation because I just wanted to visit my mom.



nah its not that bad. You might feel it in your chest a bit but you wont die.


This is the guy you should remember: the German politician Heiko Maas (SPD) who was the first to faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaart

(Don't bring crazy politics to 1chan)(TRAINS OR GTFO)


Yeah, yeah, I smell what you're stepping in Fürher cat, but what I'm really interested in is your trains. You jive?


Spoiler: Both the left and the right are cucked as fuck in Germany, if the people had any sense of what's happening in Germany Merkel should be hanging in the street and kebabs promptly removed

Welcome back stasi. But then again it's not like you guys ever had free speech to begin with…(Jesus Christ, don't advocate for the murder of a politician. Serious or not, that kind of talk attracts unwanted attention)

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Any good train discord servers?
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The links have expired. Can you re-post them, please?


Sorry anon, forgot to set them to never expire.

General: https://discord.gg/4wXCdHq
UK: https://discord.gg/P9XsJeB


Thank you anon.

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For those of you who are also interested in the Harry Potter universe, today is a bit of a big day in that world. September 1, 2017, is the day that Harry brings his son to platform 9 3/4 at King's Cross to board the train to school.

We're getting all kinds of nerdy up in this thread.
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get dat harry potter fix


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Apparently the VMT tried to pass off 1218 as the Hogwarts Express during a recent Roanoke Harry Potter fest.


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Even worse, there's another nerd fest outside Philly somewhere, and they claim you can ride SEPTA and pretend it's the Hogwarts Express.

Yes, a ratty old Silverliner packed with "muggles," IN REGULAR SERVICE, not even a special/dedicated run, is the same thing as the Hogwarts Express.


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You're sure its a IV? Not a five or bomber set? There's supposed to be a couple MARC sets still hanging around after that debacle last year.

I so want to make a snide remark about this.


The monorail that thinks it's a duo rail train imitating the Hall that thinks it's a Castle. There's something poetic about that.

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I could never find a name for this phenomenon or why it happens. TLDR: zoom lenses make tracks look crappy.
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Much smaller focal length on your pic. Although you can notice it is still more straight than the OP-pic. Still very long focal length can make small imperfections appear more noticeable but somewhat trained eye can easily tell decent track from crappy from any FL.


>>4115 – I think it’s called ohshitimgunnadiebeforeigetoffthis.

>>4119 – Looks like there are also eddies in the air, making it harder to judge the track. And… is the closer unit actively *trying* to pretend it is photoshopped in?



And this track needs a surfacing gang.



>is the closer unit actively *trying* to pretend it is photoshopped in?

Not at all. You can see there are at least two signal blocks between these 2TE10MKs. But judging by the twin yellow on the entrance signal (the middle one) apparently the further engine is waiting for the closer one on a passing siding.


It's called telephoto compression, it makes the image look way shallower than it is, so the small changes in the track profile that are very gradual because they act over a large distance seem to act over a much smaller distance

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Guess who I was :(
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Whats so hard about the wheels?


Yeah that is expensive, and if I recall correctly the guy selling those Wheels post his real dolls with them. I've already been working on fixing it, gear teeth were stripped so rotate into gear so another set of teeth will be in contact during the power strokes seems to be the best solution.


Those wheels are what, two, three feet in diameter, including the flanges?
Find a machine shop and have a set turned down from the solid.


Or roll a piece of flat stock into a circle then weld a flange and spokes on.


So a project that would cost around $600 is more expensive then letting a priceless piece of equipment get ruined?

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The Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit system is now operational. It officially opened today with three (free) event trip trains taking riders between Sonoma County Airport and San Rafael. Normal scheduled service begins tomorrow, with half fares through Labor Day. I took some pictures.


Seems p cool. What trains are they using?
Did you ride any trains anon?


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Fucking finally

The same DMUs being used in Toronto for their airport line.


Does this have any real use without the yet to be finished Larkspur ferry station and the connections to SF?


Not really. These are pieces of shit on the airport line in Toronto FYI.


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Dear god I've never seen such moire.
See attached for Up[ass]express.

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steam trains only
post em!
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LOL! I love these


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Late afternoon light , as a 15CA gets ready to depart Capital Park depot, for what was probably the last night working to Cullinan. I could be wrong but it is 9th May 1982. The shed is full of diesels where once steam stood proud. The few remaining steamers did not have long to go before the "Black September", when many services were cut and huge amounts of steam traction was withdrawn..


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August 6th 1973 and electrification is on the way for the Kroonstad Bloemfontein line. There was still a lot of traffic and many a load needed a banker from the Gunhill yard at Kroonsstad. Not the best photo I found, taken by American, Randy Scholl, but we see the tail end of 15F 3128 banking 15F 3054.



http://er24.info/tarlton-four-injured-train-vehicle-collide/ Four people sustained injuries ranging from moderate to severe after the vehicle they were traveling in collided with a train in Tarlton in Krugersdorp this afternoon.
When ER24 paramedics arrived on scene at 11H55, all of the occupants were out of the vehicle.
Upon closer inspection, paramedics found that the occupants sustained injuries ranging from moderate to serious.
The ER24 Oneplan helicopter transported a woman to Lenmed Randfontein for further medical care.
The other patients were transported by ER24 and another medical service on scene to nearby hospitals for further medical care.
The exact circumstances surrounding the incident weren’t clear to our paramedics but Metrorail and the SAPS were on scene for further investigations.

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