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150403 No.124690   [Reply]

This March marks the 35th year since the abandonment of 1100 miles of the Milwaukee Road's "Lines West" in Montana, Idaho, and Washington.

So can we have a Milwaukee Road thread in memory of this once great railroad?

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>> No.124737  
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>>124708
>>124709
Are those recent pics? Did you take them yourself? Please share more if you have any.

>> No.124738  
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>>124713
Is it still a conspiracy "theory" when everyone involved on the ground was aware of exactly what management was doing?

>> No.124744  
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>>124715

>paintchips

The IC is owned by Canadians

pic related

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>1972 was 50 years ago
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>>124761

>maff
>> No.124771  

>>124744
A sight that would bring a tear to Casey Jones' eye...

>> No.124792  

>>124738
If 'aware' means 'don't know shit about diesels' then yeah. It's always hard to speculate, but the MILW first gen power was obviously a bit older than that by then!

>> No.124809  

>>124767
to be fair the railroad is under new ownership & improving the bad tracks

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>>124767

HOW??

>> No.124834  

>>124829
To quote the RP.net comments "Superelevation isn't supposed to be applied to straight track."
There's probably some telesmash involved, but that doesn't excuse ignoring track maintenance since the steam era*.

  • Not an exaggeration, according to Wikipedia.


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898136 No.124745   [Reply]

/b/ reaches Barr yard...

>> No.124746  

Ow... sounds right hurtful.

>> No.124756  
>tfw CSX got meme'd on
>> No.124764  

>>124756
Not even a Dank Meme man..

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Better shot.

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Ebloa-tan is still around as well.

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There's this park where all the train riders hangout here in the city I'm currently at, as there is in most places. There's this lil shopping center across the street and this is in the restroom. It's funny cus I know who that guy is but he's currently not here.

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>>124812

>no hobo sign for "Masturbation Chamber"


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132505 No.124804   [Reply]

http://www.railwayage.com/index.php/passenger/light-rail/first-of-its-kind-streetcar-arrives-in-dallas.html -- Looks like OHL/battery hybrids are gunna get popular. DART is buying a hybrid tram. How long till it gets called something like the Berec or the Varta? Okay, the battery-equipped Electrostar might have more rights to the former...

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>hybrid tram
>> No.124808  

>>124804
I'm rather impressed by the streetcar. So much so, as a matter of fact, that I'm going to try to get access to it today.

Funny enough, the reason DART bought a hybrid streetcar was because some historic committee absolutely insisted that no catenary be installed on the historic Houston Street viaduct. It never had trolley overhead, so to put up the catenary would be historically inaccurate.

But that's not so cut and dry. See, the Houston Street viaduct was designed to accommodate trolley poles - there's large square notches every 50 feet or so. However, the Dallas Railway & Terminal Co. ceased operations of the streetcar department before they built a line to use the Houston Street viaduct. Technically, DART wouldn't have hurt the historic image - they would have completed it!

>> No.124810  

>>124808
How exciting! Be sure to take pics.



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74174 No.124777   [Reply]

http://www.metropolitanrailway.co.uk/gricer.htm -- Are gricers and bashers endangered species? has been asked more than once.

>> No.124803  

Of course, with security guards and transport police scaring them off.

>> No.124805  

>>124777
One would hope so.



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2287824 No.124752   [Reply]

Recently acquired this BSR patch in a trade. Put it on my hat. The patch that looks like a UP patch is actually a Sox Place patch, it's a drop in center for homeless youth started by an old train rider, popular place in Denver for hobos to pick up 'train food' before leaving town.

>> No.124774  
>69

lol

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>>124774
That's how most people react to the tattoo too.

>> No.124802  

>>124778

Looks like all that time outside tanned you up, too.



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1834373 No.124781   [Reply]

BNSF why you gotta make my life harder.

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Godamn thing is the stuff of nightmares.
.
...and giving utu conductors the power over drones...
Dear God.
.
The utu members can't control the remote control locomotives for ship, and now BNSF wants to give them control over drone aircraft as well?
...oh shi...

>> No.124789  

...wait, Class Is are operating their own drones in rail yards and other railroad property now?

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Dirtykid, thank you for bringing this to my attention.
My BLET rep will be appreciate this link.

>> No.124794  

>>124790
I want one of those posters

>> No.124795  

>>124790
*you're

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46730 No.124797   [Reply]

Spotted this on reddit, courtesy of user B4Ctom1.

>> No.124798  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEzhxP-pdos



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420203 No.124682   [Reply]
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>> No.124718  

>>124717
What are you smoking? It's plenty safe.

>> No.124720  

>>124718
I'm unsure if you're still joking (L֥`)

>> No.124721  

>>124720
I'm completely serious. It's like the safest place to ride. Do you think I want to walk inside the cab just to get out and catch the next switch 30 seconds later?

>> No.124740  

Not as long as you need not both bend and drive...

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>> No.124753  

What's the story with the one MU hose in the OP? Dump line for hoppers?

>> No.124758  

Why don't they put a door on both sides of the cab?

>> No.124759  

>>124758

Because the control stand would be in the way

>> No.124760  

>>124753
That is weird. You can see where the three standard MU lines are supposed to be hooked up on either side of the coupler, just sans hoses.

>> No.124770  

>>124760
>>124753
Very weird...

I'm leaning towards dump hose. You can see a tank car and what looks like some coal hoppers sitting in the background.



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266827 No.124685   [Reply]

On the list of more amusing things. Do not apply fist to train

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHX6kFqAkgQ

Apparently he snapped because an E531 went as far as Ueno due to the new line?

This just adds onto the lulz generated by the incident of that guy gluing the horns of a train shut

>> No.124686  

Train side perspective

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rFVZXMFRU0

>> No.124687  

I once saw some incredible instant karma. A gentleman had barely missed the LRT train I was on, and punched the window as it departed. Failing to move back, he was hit in the head by the mirror at the end of the car. Beautiful.

>> No.124719  

What's this about a guy gluing the horns closed?

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Note the covers above the lights on this 583-series train set? As I understand it, they protect the horns from dirt and rain and are swung open by a solenoid when the driver hits the horn switch.

Seems some jackass has been sneaking around, gluing these covers shut and no doubt muffling the horns something bad. Not a good thing, what with all those adults, teens and chibis running around with their eyes glued to their telephones.

>> No.124757  

>>124739
So THAT'S what those are for. Come to think of it isn't that the same engine that's on the 1chan homepage?

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>>124757
Aizu Liner. It could be considered a particularly awesome commuter train while it lasted.
The train is a 583 - apparently also the first sleeper EMU ever
Though I don't think Aizu Liner ones fold out like Kitaguni and such
(don't worry, if you want comfort there's also proper beds in other cars)

>> No.124766  

>>124757 -- That's what I think they are for, anyway. Didn't even twig onto a reason until I fed a thread on /r/ to Giggle Translate and saw the talk about the gluing of train horns and the 485-series trainset images included. And even then it didn't latch until @James mentioned it upstream.



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38590 No.124748   [Reply]

Yep, these stations are different. Definitely.
http://sta-nippon.com/pickup/D05-CHIN.html
And now it's back to the ol' search engine to see if I can find more oddball lists.

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I wonder if this station has an elevator. Does Japan have any kind of regulations regarding access for disabled people at stations?

>> No.124750  

In the UK: http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/467788/Britain-s-most-bizarre-train-stations

Big on architecture: http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/infrastructure/g410/the-worlds-18-strangest-train-stations/

>> No.124751  

According to the Wikipedia, Uzui stn. has only the staircase as a means of access. Presumably it is not intended as a regular station but as an emergency exit.

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>>124749
Afaik, Japan has the Barrier Free acts. But those appear to mostly apply to busy stations and new stations or things in Tokyo.
The same way stations such as Doai, Misashima and Tsutsuishi are allowed to exist.

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>>124754

Horry shit!

>> No.124763  

>>124754
Is the bit on the left not for disabled access?

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>>124763
Maybe if you had a pokémon that knew rock climb



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