1chan


Name
Link
Subject
Comment
File
Password (for post and file deletion)

Supported file types are jpg, jpeg, bmp, gif, png up to 10 MB.
All images must be safe for viewing at work.
1chan Helpline: (512) 953-3619


File: 1508821613558.jpg (75.73 KB, 700x488, renfe1a.jpg)

 No.4733[Reply]

Hey, so I've been lurking here for about a year now. I'm not sure if y'all have had this question asked a whole ton before (though I'd bet you have, somewhere along the line), but here goes. These days, are the railways (US) good to work for? Class 1 or Class 3 or in-between, I don't really care, I'm just wondering if the railways take care of their employees and if the job is good. Hardship obviously comes with every job, but do the cons outweigh the pros in this industry? Thanks y'all.

Puc unrelated.

 No.4734

File: 1508823931247.jpg (61.46 KB, 700x392, renfe2a.jpg)

This is an unuusual locomotive, so I did a bit of digging:

"The only Spanish Franco-Crosti was equipped with a preheater below the boiler, so the overall height was considerable. It was originally planned to have preheaters at the side, when conversion of a MZA 1400 was contemplated.

I have seen it said that the most striking feature is that the exhaust "was placed in the center of the boiler, through the barrel" which would seem to be highly impractical in that boilers tend to be rather full of heating tubes. Having said that, this picture does seem to show something that looks rather like a chimney half-way along the boiler. The gas route currently remains rather a puzzle."

As for working for the railroad, it's a shitshow according to everyone I know that does.

 No.4735

>Do they take care of the employees.
No, not really.

If you're young, willing to work shitty hours, outdoors, doing large amounts of dangerous manual labor, it's alright. You make a decent enough living but if you work in transportation you won't have a life.

The track department and car department are pretty nice, but they're even more physically demanding with less pay.

This shit isn't for everyone, somedays I even wonder if I made the right call getting caught up in it.

 No.4737

From hat I gather transportation is a shitshow with low pay and long hours, and freight is better with more pay but the longest hours. It's not something everybody should get caught up in, but if you like it, by all means, try

 No.4749

File: 1509067903181.jpg (272.35 KB, 802x536, FS 743.390 at SMISTAMENTO ….jpg)

>>4734

Interestingly, FS Class 743 which was featured prominently in Saving Private Ryan had a similar arrangement. Preheaters (but on the side) and twin smokestacks arranged near the exterior of the center of the boiler.

 No.4770

You do get railroad retirement though, but thats instead of social security.

Other than that… eeeeehhhhhhh no, get an admin job with the railroads. That way the worst things you'll have to deal with are layoffs, constant boredom and creeping obesity from all the food you eat at all the regulatory meeting you're mandated to attend.



File: 1508670196499.jpg (7.84 KB, 203x248, descarga (1).jpg)

 No.4722[Reply]

choo choo motherfuckers

i come from 4chan and i cant believe this imageboard is still going on since 2003.

what's your secret?(Yup, it's trains, and it doesn't look like you've got them.)
9 posts and 3 image replies omitted. Click reply to view.

 No.4756

>>4755
The ironic part is that the kids who post that stuff are the same who make ">tfw no gf" threads or whatever the modern equivalent is.

 No.4759

File: 1509183488008.jpg (11.47 KB, 236x219, train.jpg)


 No.4760

This thread is a dumpster fire that just started.

 No.4762

File: 1509253461673.jpg (465.7 KB, 2560x1707, 161103-ryan-dumpster-fire-….jpg)


 No.4764

>>4722
>implying the whole site isn't newfag cancer



File: 1509057532479.jpg (278.9 KB, 1024x488, CI_87115_1398201409.jpg)

 No.4746[Reply]

I would not be at all surprised, were I to learn that Staff-chan is somewhere and somewhen involved in staff-and-ticket working.

 No.4747

See f.ex http://sdrsignalling.com/Staff_and_Ticket.html

(Above image is from cosplayisland.co.uk, a cosplaying site in the UK)

 No.4750

I've never understood the point of silly token based train movement authority except before the invention of the telegraph.

If you have a railroad RoW surely you can construct some telegraph wire and communicate a train has cleared a block before issuing authority to another.

 No.4752

On a short branch with little traffic, a staff-type token may well be all the train control needed. Throw the switch to get onto the branch, throw it back once you're in, pull the staff to lock the switch. Reverse the sequence when you get back.

Come to think of it, I think some working lines in Japan still use tokens, at least the coin type. Ever seen videos/pix where driver and/or station manager are holding wire loops with leather pockets on?

 No.4763

File: 1509257804395.gif (347.95 KB, 349x246, 1402533926723.gif)

>>4752
I imagine with some the management just forgot about their existence and staff just get paid out of routine.



File: 1501516894238.jpg (293.7 KB, 1100x826, 1379464656016.jpg)

 No.4225[Reply]

There's always photography of trains, how about an artwork dump thread? I have no idea where some of these come from, but hoarded files over the past few years.
91 posts and 71 image replies omitted. Click reply to view.

 No.4743

>>4741
>>4740
>17:03:00 No.4741
>15:30:20 No.4740

A doublepost hours apart? 🤔

 No.4744

>>4743
The first one I posted while I was on break at work but it didn't seem to go through so when I got off work I tried again it turns out it did go through so I ended up dobble posting.

 No.4745

>>4741
does ur gf know you're posting pics of her on 1ch? shes probably not cool w/ it tbqhsmhfam.

 No.4754

File: 1509096421618.jpg (364.53 KB, 850x576, sample_fc8cf8d7a25f05570e8….jpg)

This reminds me of a sector of Union Pacific main line near Red Bluff, CA. The line runs past a regional distribution center for Walmart, which has a wind turbine nearby.

 No.4757

File: 1509129216065.jpg (266.89 KB, 970x970, 1081000.jpg)

Something I picked up at some booru or other.



File: 1508034482755.jpg (304.56 KB, 2048x1422, rtxj5ip.jpg)

 No.4656[Reply]

Should a person in college or high school even bother pursuing a career in freight or commercial rail anymore? It's going to be fully automated in like 40 years so why bother?

Pic unrelated
16 posts and 2 image replies omitted. Click reply to view.

 No.4686

>>4684
I couldn't even get an interview. Beats me as to why. I tried for six years before I just gave up and decided to stick with what I'm doing now.

 No.4687

>>4686
Are you serious? Not even a damn interview? Damn. I don't have any friends in rail company's either so I don't know what to do about that.

 No.4689

>>4687
I didn't have any friends and I got interviews with two different class I's and hired by the better paying one.

I don't know what to tell you.

 No.4692

>>4689
And there's the magic of it. Some will get in on the first try, others might not ever. It's not terribly uncommon.

 No.4738

File: 1508842524877.jpg (325.73 KB, 1280x960, 66607 (1).JPG)

>>4686
I don't know how it is in the US, but here in Blighty, the railway companies make potential drivers jump through a lot of hoops to get a job (probably because there are way more applicants than vacancies).
I applied for a job with FLHH a few years ago. Got to the interview part of the second stage of testing and shown the door, sadly (I generally do well in written tests, but not in interviews).
I've applied to Scotrail on multiple occasions and never even got offered an interview.



File: 1507657855110.gif (1.87 MB, 480x256, orange line 14000.gif)

 No.4616[Reply]

Hnnnngh, new MBTA Orange Line trains in the metal flesh
4 posts and 1 image reply omitted. Click reply to view.

 No.4662

Where were the blue line cars built?

 No.4703

>>4662
¯\_(ツ)_/¯

The new 0700 cars were made by Siemens. And beset with problems when they first arrived. Despite that grand "German engineering."

The old 0600 cars (which share their design with the current Orange Line cars) were made by good ole' Hawker Siddeley Canada and had no problems to me, aside from rusting because the Blue Line literally runs yards from the oceanfront in some areas.

 No.4707

>>4703
Yes but where were they built New York? Vermont? California?

 No.4709

File: 1508498462758.jpg (29.94 KB, 720x405, p05k3j33.jpg)

>>4631
>>4632
Japanese trains superior. Check out this revolutionary aircon which cools passengers through direct contact.

 No.4716

>>4709
How much are you paid to post on western imageboards?



File: 1508270710328.jpg (391.99 KB, 1366x768, Screenshot_Great Eastern M….jpg)

 No.4690[Reply]

So, who here plays with train simulators? Or in fact, other simulators?
3 posts and 1 image reply omitted. Click reply to view.

 No.4700

File: 1508373847768.jpg (286.9 KB, 1024x575, downloadfile-38.jpg)

>>4690
I absolutely love trainz for the model railroading aspect. I enjoy Run8 v2 a lot aswell.

 No.4701

>>4700
What's the modeling scene on Trainz? I'm honestly unfamiliar with anything past MSTS, and this sounds really intriguing.

 No.4705

File: 1508444229736.png (335.46 KB, 1101x919, s.png)

>>4698
http://42chan.org/densha/
There. Now if anybody wants to download the translated ROM I've set up a page and a tutorial on how to play.

 No.4706

File: 1508444556517.jpg (67.66 KB, 800x800, official-nintendo-64-vru-n….jpg)

>>4705
I also forgot to mention, if you own a VRU and an adapter for it, the translated version is compatible with English voices aswell. However, this is merely optional. The emulation of the VRU on Project 64 (with the real VRU mic, no actual microphone compatability yet), is supported from Project 64 2.3 and above.

 No.4715

>>4701
Trying to find this out too, can you actually build?!



File: 1507585253747.gif (1009.35 KB, 500x380, 75a.gif)

 No.4610[Reply]

why is rei best girl
2 posts and 1 image reply omitted. Click reply to view.

 No.4710

Bring this thread back to trains or it gets locked.

 No.4711

>>4708
>Banned
Somebody's just mad that their waifu a shit.

 No.4712

>>4708
>banned
Hahaha someone got buttmad

 No.4713

File: 1508533428448.jpg (482.82 KB, 2000x1300, 1483290602730.jpg)

Heh. Here, have some spookily Evangelic IC4s.

 No.4714

>>4713
T H I S
I S
T H E
A G E
O F
T H E
T R A I N



File: 1506021397578.jpeg (1.69 MB, 3264x2448, image.jpeg)

 No.4510[Reply]

Street 'art' vandals paint Union Pacific engine to look like a tiger. Both people in the freight graffiti world and railfan world are angry. The graffiti writers are mad because painting engines is one of the most obvious no no's. It just makes doing graffiti at that spot harder and crack downs more often. Railfans mad for obvious reasons. This street art collective are the same ones responsible for all those Donald Trump "has no balls" statues that popped up everywhere. And Bum Fights, yeah same people, they're political now I guess. Pic only semi related, just a picture I took in kc with graffiti in the background
8 posts and 5 image replies omitted. Click reply to view.

 No.4620

>>4617
They're definitely butthurt. Dunno if their worried about their public image or what.

 No.4622

>>4620
Probably trying to discourage this from becoming a trend. This one might look nice but the next several? Probably not.

 No.4629

File: 1507704420314.jpg (Spoiler Image, 62.07 KB, 410x205, train penis.jpg)

>>4622
In before an UP SD70M graffiti'd up to look like a hairy, veiny giant penis.

 No.4633

>>4629
I hit the spoiler button for you. I debated about it, but in the end it is a dick and technically NSFW. Not enough to remove, but enough to need to hide.

 No.4704

>>4633
Danke.



File: 1508163882400.png (1.11 MB, 1920x1080, wallhaven-366577.png)

 No.4669[Reply]

I need some help. Give me the dankest memes you have.(TRAINS OR GTFO)

 No.4670

Oh, and a fucking alternate imageboard website.

 No.4671

>>4670

The obvious solution would be 4chan - but I take it you've tried there?

 No.4672

>>4671
I just need an active alt that isnt too popular like 1chan. Sucks that this site is damn near dead.(TRAINS OR GTFO)

 No.4673

>>4671
4chan has too many summerfags in it now. The only good boards there are /a/, and /vg/.

 No.4674

dumb frogposter



Delete Post [ ]
[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]
| Catalog