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51296 No.117862   [Reply]

Here's a thread idea: Reuse of old rolling stock. This one may be the best.

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>>117913
I guess that means that Houston now has the nicest Amtrak station.

>> No.117950  

>>117947
Man even Greyhound has higher standards.

>> No.117951  

>>117926

So it's cheaper to maintain that ratty ol' double-wide?

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>>117924

A tourist railway in Mt. Dora, Florida uses an old SAL coach as a station. It's actually quite homely.

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>>117953

Who's running the Mt Dora & Tavares Orange Blossom Cannonball Express Dinner Train Fun Event Attraction this week?

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>>117955

Ugh I've honestly lost track of how many companies and name changes that tourist operation has gone through. I don't know what it is about that location that makes them go out of business so much. Or for that matter why investors keep jumping on it.

>> No.117964  

>>117956 Florida is full of old nostalgic retirees...

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>>117956

Well, it's in a scenic area with lots of people, most of the rolling stock is already there, and there are tracks to use, so it's pretty much a whole package. All you need is someone with the business sense to keep it running, and probably a mountain of cash to maintain the rolling stock when sales are down.

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>>117976

Well then why does it keep going out of business? It really does have the whole package to make it the perfect tourist railroad -- scenic ride, touristy town, lots of nostalgic retirees around.

<< Former Philadelphia & Western interurban car that was converted to gasoline operation for the Mt. Dora Railway.

>> No.118007  

>>117982

At the very least, it's in the shadow of the great tourism empires of Disney World and Universal Studios. So some stiff competition right there. I kinda wonder if thatdog and Snail have ever considered it when they go fanning at Disney World?



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750537 No.117871   [Reply]

I remember reading about a small mining or quarry operation in Mass that employs a small switcher and old logging equipment.
Who knows what I am talking about?
Thank you

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Is this something that's still active? I know there's a few limestone quarries that ship by rail, but they don't have any old-timey quarry railroads anymore. You might be thinking of the Branford Steam Railroad in Connecticut.

>> No.117954  

>>117910

Not quiet. Fletcher Granite still has one. I believe there was another one too.



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86483 No.117948   [Reply]

...

http://en.rocketnews24.com/2013/09/30/handicapped-man-draws-beautiful-and-detailed-trains-entirely-from-memory-%e3%80%90photos%e3%80%91/



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Victoria Bay

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951757 No.116352   [Reply]

Can we have an abandoned trains thread?

Post any cool photos or stories you have about abandoned railroads (right of way, equipment, structures, etc.)

Pic related, early twentieth century abandoned locomotive at remote Katalla, Alaska.

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>>116713
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>>116716
Neat. Is that a 2' gauge locomotive on the car?

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This looks like a scenic place to visit.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alberta_Coal_Branch

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>>117047
The highway west of there is wicked. Foothills are okay, but you're ignoring the best part.

>> No.117051  

>>116542
They are are going to rebuild it BTW.

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It would be awesome to hike the entire abandoned Northwestern Pacific line in northern California.

>> No.117859  

>>117857 I think this line might be revived soon



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57478 No.117782   [Reply]

Saw this on another website just now, thought some here might be interested in supporting it.

www.kickstarter.com/projects/1007036228/model-citizens-a-model-railroading-documentary-in

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>film school hipster going out of her way to document model train enthusiasts
>raised only $4,500 of her $30,000 goal
>two weeks to deadline
>> No.117800  

>>117793
Speaking of which, have any other documentaries or books, articles, etc. been written about the history of model trains and their owners? Seems like an untapped subject.

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Excellent book on the subject.

>> No.117810  

>>117806
pdf where?

>> No.117838  

>>117810 Or you could buy it and read it like a normal person.

Try Amazon.

>> No.117848  

I'd rather a rail themed documentary similar to this.

Just impressive visuals that chronicle railroads and how they've changed our world.

http://vimeo.com/101896187

>> No.117855  

>>117838
Suck it.



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274971 No.117816   [Reply]

Brian Auger's Oblivion Express, some AMAZING acid jazz circa 1973. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7BA1MvZJ5I

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By chance have you gone to the Countryside, IL Half Price Books? I saw that album for sale (and I do mean 'album', a LP).
I remember that you said that you were in the Chicago area.

...and the music was pretty good in your YouTube link...



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276945 No.117745   [Reply]

... save/own/preserve just one high speed train (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_high-speed_trains), which one would you choose?

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>> No.117831  

>>117828

>the people behind Spintires work on Railworks DLC

Huh. Something new everyday...

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>>117779

I just realized, that's the set that record producer Pete Waterman saved and donated to Crewe.

>> No.117834  

>>117832
That man truly is living the dream.

>> No.117835  

>>117832
That's actually not true.

He had nothing to do with it and the set in question (pictured above, in mint-condition in the ultimate APT livery) was given directly to them by BR. Also, by accounts, Pete Waterman is a fucking douche.

Source; APT Mailing List chatter of like, 6 years ago.

>> No.117836  

>>117835

>Source; APT Mailing List chatter of like, 6 years ago.

Got a link to an archive of the mailing list?

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>>117807
2-2 being called "first class" on a European width train would be a little tight no?
I'd pitch the E5 and its Gran Class if it wasn't a literal dildo externally. 2-1 on a wide body train. Also, the windows in the Green Car are about the same size as standard class and too high, which is kind of off putting for those who didn't fork out double the Green Car fare.

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>>117835
If one happens to be a natural born fucking douche, record producer is a viable career path--indeed, one's innate douchiness can be a valuable asset. So it's not an issue if Pete Waterman is a fucking douche by human standards, but if he's a fucking douche by record producer standards.

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>>117837
Almost ALL high speed trains are dildo trains, but the E5 is straying into The ambiguously gay duo territory.

>> No.117842  

>>117839
Members only. Sign up on yahoo and you can perve back in time. If there was an easy way to download all the messages I would.

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/Advanced-Passenger-Train

>> No.117844  

>>117842
Cheers m8.
I'll go dig out my ancient Yahoo account.



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16097 No.117603   [Reply]

Is this even a real website?
If so, what are your favorite trains

>pic unrelated
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>>117721

He is. I sent him a monorail pic from Disney world.

>> No.117795  

thatdog checks email in what seems like nano seconds.

/mu/
/adv/
/pol/

check /n/ & /wg/ occasionally.

/rail/

used to always post on /hr/ until the celebrity threads flooded everything else off that board.

>> No.117811  

>>117761
/n/ was pretty good until the hipsters arrived. It all started with a few threads along the lines of "hey /n/, bikes are transport too, right?" and before you know it you have fucking bikefags and skatefags all over it.

>> No.117819  

>>117811
Pretty much. It's very irritating that all they talk about are cars being terrible and discussing the same shit about the same bikes ad nauseam. I mean, yeah, I like riding my bicycle sometimes too, but I don't think I'm a better person for doing it.

>> No.117822  

>>117819
I used to ride a bike a lot too, but it was because I was too cheap to buy a car... and insure it... and repair it... and gas it up...

>> No.117823  

>>117822
Same for the most part.

Then I got a car with a working A/C. It's so tough going back now.

>> No.117824  

CABOOSES!
Cause EVERY train should end with a caboose!

>> No.117829  

I mostly look at
/mlp/
/d/
/y/

>> No.117830  

>>117829
That's just silly.

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>>117829



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3850832 No.117604   [Reply]

Found this in the Sunday Chicago Tribune...

1chan.net/rail as a business?

It's more likely than you think.

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>> No.117636  

>>117606
It's totally unrealistic alright.

>> No.117637  

>>117612

>Found on /k/

sounds legit then

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>>117637

Yes.

>> No.117642  

>>117637
I find it hard to believe myself

>A man living in Chicago visiting a weapons board.

It's the stuff of fairy tales.

>> No.117643  

>>117642

>implying it isn't a bunch of crossposting suburban dwelling /pol/acks
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>/pol/acks
>> No.117670  

>>117651
I do care. About the shitty cropping of your pic, that is.

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>>117642

Perhaps you should check out Colleen Moore's Fairy Castle.
Picture of the prince's room.
To think he has a fully functional muzzle loading blunderbus in his castle.

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>>117788

>To think he has a fully functional muzzle loading blunderbus in his castle.
>a fully functional muzzle loading blunderbuss
>fully functional blunderbuss

I haven't been this impressed since Model Railroader gave their Model of the Month award to a live-steam loco... in N scale.

>> No.117812  

>>117809

http://www.msichicago.org/whats-here/exhibits/fairycastle/the-exhibit/great-hall/

...and in one of 1chan favorite spots as well,
the Museum of Science and Industry.



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