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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...

>> No.117832  
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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?

>> No.117837  
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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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>> No.117768  
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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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155616 No.117784   [Reply]

Who are your favorite railroad historians?

I have a few:

-David Myrick for his extensive coverage of Nevada and Arizona railroads in particular

-John Signor for his Southern Pacific books

-George W. Hilton for his Interurban and Narrow Gauge books

-Donald B. Robertson for his excellent 4-volume "Encyclopedia of Western Railroad history"

Obviously my focus is on the Western US but I'd love to hear other people's input on other authors and regions.

>> No.117786  

Jim Frederickson!

>> No.117808  
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John A. Rehor's The Nickel Plate Story is still the best railroad history ever written, period. Even if you have no particular interest in the NKP, it's a must-read just for the way he seamlessly blends all the diverse elements into a gripping good read, from politics and finance to (nearly) complete specifications of every piece of rolling stock they ever owned. The gold standard of railroad histories.



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424449 No.116232   [Reply]

TOTALLY NOT AN F40PH, right guys?

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Kthx. ^_____________^

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C'mon... it's not just a train, it's a steam train. And that's Johnny Cash foaming it up in his own way. Who cares what it's not.

>> No.117722  

>>117704
Johnny Cash is just too awesome.

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TOTALLY NOT AUTISTIC, right?

>> No.117727  

>>117726
Certified lady killer right there.

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TOTALLY NOT AN F40PH, right guys?

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Look, two wild f40phi's. Totes magotes.



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96536 No.117803   [Reply]


No.117654   [Reply]

Out of the RSS reader:

http://www.therailengineer.com/2014/08/18/nothing-commend-them/

http://www.railjournal.com/index.php/rolling-stock/germany-updates-emc-standards-for-rolling-stock.html?device=auto
http://www.railjournal.com/index.php/europe/testing-set-to-start-on-erfurt-%E2%80%93-leipzig-halle-hsl.html?device=auto

http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/single-view/view/buenos-aires-line-b-upgraded-for-ex-madrid-fleet.html
http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/single-view/view/greentech-shunter-on-show-at-innotrans.html

http://www.railwayage.com/index.php/freight/short-lines/omnitrax-canada-suspends-cbr-moves.html
Nhttp://www.railwayage.com/index.php/passenger/light-rail/dart-links-lrt-to-d-fw-airport.html

http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newstwo-dead-in-union-pacific-freight-train-crash-in-arkansas-4345926

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>>117774
I wasn't kidding about Costco.

>> No.117780  

>>117767
I'm sure he means well, but it is poor form to simply post links to random news stories on an image board. I encourage having a thread for the topic of current railway related events, but starting new threads solely consisting of links all the time is not necessary.

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>>117764

>lookleft

>>117780
>>117774

A dedicated thread (sticky, maybe?) for RR news and links would probably be the ideal solution.

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>>117781

That would be the ideal for all.

>> No.117787  

1chan News, featuring The Icelander and Backwards Amtrak. Lol

>> No.117789  
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Let us do it, friends! Let us have a sticky or other thing for the sharing of railroad news and railroad news accessories!

>>117785

As long as we're posting museum pieces, I stopped by to see this old lady today.

>> No.117790  

>>117775 O.O since WHEN does VW make a pickup??

>> No.117791  

>>117790

Didn't they have a pickup version of the ol' hippie van?

>> No.117796  
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>>117791
Indeed they did, starting in 1952.

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>>117790

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volkswagen_Amarok

Since 2009ish.

... and it's a TDI too...



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222019 No.117550   [Reply]
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pre-bonnet

also, Amtrak-fail

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>>117576

'betterer pic is better'

>> No.117703  

>>117574 PFFFF XDDDDD 855

>> No.117731  

>>117571
Dear MBTA, I hate your livery, and your trains are always dirty. Wash your shit.

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>>117703

>Sloth

you best be slummin' boi

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Thalys thursday?

Brace yourself, it's almost phriday.

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we chose not to spring for it...the local between Rome and Naples was fine. Sadly, Naples was a disappointment. good trains, tho.

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oops. not a Thalys! it's red, tho. like I said: cool trains.



No.117733   [Reply]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVMNspPc8Zc

TSB Canada just released a video showing a recreation of the Lac Megantic accident. I would appreciate it if a mod could embed this.

>> No.117738  

There was a caboose in the middle of the engine consist?

>> No.117739  

Also, @2:10 it sounds like they ripped the brakes sound effect from TTTE

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>>117738
Yeah well sort of. They weren't being used as cabooses but rather holding remote control equipment.

"The train was composed of five head-end locomotives, one remote-control "VB" car (a former caboose) used to house the Locotrol equipment necessary for MMAfs single engineer train operation,..."

>> No.117751  

>>117750
So, more ammo against one-man operation/PTC?

>> No.117755  

>>117751
There's no pressure to install PTC in Canada so not really ammo against that.
However this will probably dissuade CP and CN from running one man crews.

>> No.117763  

>>117751
Will you please stop equating PTC with one-man operation? That's not what it's supposed to do. Yes, some penny-pinching manager will try to abuse it that way until there's another horrible wreck, but there's nothing PTC could've done to prevent the Lac Mergantic disaster--except to alert the dispatcher of a potential runaway before the air completely petered out. Chatsworth forced the PTC mandate, and Spuyten Duyvil confirmed it's necessity. Lac Megantic just proved that you can have huge loss of life even without passengers. ONE MAN OPERATION IS AN INVITATION TO BEND OR BREAK SAFETY RULES, AND EVEN PTC CANNOT PROVIDE THE OVERSIGHT REQUIRED FOR FULL COMPLIANCE. PTC might spot something amiss before it becomes a clusterfuck--but don't rely on it. You and I both know there will be another one-man "crew" disaster after PTC is installed. Take action NOW to make sure PTC is not abused that way. But PTC is long overdue, and an essential technology to take railroading to the next level.

>> No.117765  

>>117763
It's too late, Corny. It's already happening. Railroads don't want to shell out the big bucks setting up PTC if they can't at least kick the conductor out of the cab. It's a shame and I hate it. Riding jobs are so nice and fun when you have a friendly engineer.

BNSF has already laid the ground work for this in the Pacific NW and other Class I's are sure to follow suit.

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>>117765

Always remember my boy, UTU SUCKS.

>> No.117772  

>>117769
Yep, yep, yep... conductors should've switched to the BLE (no T at the time) back when 2-man crews became the norm.



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23903 No.117683   [Reply]

Is wearing train-related apparel in public autistic?

Thanks.

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>> No.117713  

>>117710
I don't think it's so bad if it's something simple like a company's logo.

>> No.117717  

Wearing train-related apparel in public (as long as it isn't too loud) isn't autistic. Being autistic about it sure is, though.

>> No.117723  

>>117713
If a company wants me to advertise for them, they better pay me.

>> No.117724  

>>117723
I feel very much the same way. Most of my clothing is just single colored shirts, but I can understand if you're passionate about something. Maybe you're a huge BNSF or UP buff and you want to wear a shirt. I can't fault somebody for that.

>> No.117729  

>>117688 -- Classy, indeed. And this from a bloke known to wear tees outdoors at -5C/23F.

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>>117710 That's okay. Some people don't like tees, some people do. If you think it's sad, that's okay. It's just your single opinion. I will continue wearing it with pride, if only to troll you in your lonely fantasy.

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>>117723
>>117724
What about wearing apparel related to fallen flags that you like? It's not like you are promoting an active corporation.

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Guys, nobody expects a Beau Brummel fashion statement from the t-shirt and baseball cap crowd. But try finding a nice necktie and/or handkerchief that doesn't brand the white-collar rail fan as a total dork.

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>>117737

Don't worry. Got that area covered as well. The collection is small still, but it will grow in time.

>> No.117762  

>>117736
Completely okay in my book.



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