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781296 No.132633   [Reply]

I can't wait for DB to eat RENFE and the SNCF!


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>> No.132650  
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>>132644 -- Okaaayyy... that's just freaky. This 628 is part of a rolling-road train called the Sylt Shuttle plus. It is unhitched in, I think, Niebüll and continues from there to Bredstedt and even Hamburg.

The usual way to travel on the Sylt Shuttle is to drive your car onto an autorack and then sit there and wait until it's time to drive off at the other end. The trains are hauled by two https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DB_Class_218 diesel locomotives. The Sylt Shuttle plus adds the railbus.

Pic shows view from the https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sylt-Shuttle over the Wadden Sea.

>> No.132652  

Even more freaky is the reason for doing this: Over the past years, DB and RDC have been fighting over track usage rights on the line to Sylt to operate the highly profitable autorack trains.
Normally, if two companies want to run equal trains, the available slots are divided equally as well.
Now DB came up with this brilliant idea: By coupling a DMU at the end, uncoupling it on the mainland in Nieb├╝ll and letting it run further to Bredstedt, DB's line it technically 20 kilometers longer and as the regulatory body prioritizes longer lines, this gives the DB more slots.
With all the shunting, the so-called Sylt Shuttle Plus takes about 20 minutes longer than the normal regional trains, so they run practically empty.

RDC meanwhile only got a handful of slots, though they currently lack rolling stock anyway.

>> No.132653  

It is as well that the railway net is not an RPG or DB would almost certainly get flattened into the ground with the banhammer.

>> No.132654  


>Not owning your own rail

Euro freight. Not even once.

>> No.132655  

To be fair owning the actual infrastructure isn't always great. Conrail spent most of it's existence removing redundant rail lines that served absolutely no purpose in the deindustrialized Northeast.

>> No.132656  

Conrail is a terrible example since it started out as a government owned corporation.

>> No.132657  

I wasn't making a point for or against public or private ownership of railways. I was simply stating that the operators owning their own railways can result in areas being served by redundant corridors.

>> No.132659  

>>132654 -- It is mostly the smaller European railcos that own track nowadays. Mainlines are the property of companies like Network Rail in the UK, Banedanmark in Denmark, SNCF Réseau in France and DB Netz in Germany. Train operators then pay for access to the rail, hopefully fairly enough that everyone is similarly happy/unhappy.

>> No.132661  

Then the railroad gets rid of it. Conrail was a terrible example because it was 5 or 6 failed east coast railroads that were all thrown together.

Of course it had duplicate routes, and it did eventually shed them. A European railroad not owning its own track is a by-product of state ownership for so long and then the fantastic late 20th century idea to privatize railroads. Except only sort of. You'll privatize the profits, and keep the maintenance and property publicly owned and have the people subsidize those losses. Everybody wins, except the common man.

>> No.132666  

conrail's not exactly an example of optimal planning either, plenty of cases of "we know this line is profitable, but we can't afford to maintain it, and we don't want a competitor to have it, so start the bulldozers and pull it all up".

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44466 No.132645   [Reply]


Plasser's old Prez has died.

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51151 No.132558   [Reply]

Anybody here into jumping trains?

>> No.132566  

You should talk to our resident railroad hobo Dirtykid. He's been living on the rails for years now. Usually we're not too fond of it, but he's one of the few who respect the rules of the railroad

>> No.132610  

Hello I'm the hobo

>> No.132624  

I have a friend who's been on the same train for 3 days now.

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so they have a commute do they?

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Cancel they finally got off. Usnea is a dog.

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44568 No.132618   [Reply]

Now sit back and read this sordid tale...


>> No.132620  

Sorry about that utterly craptastic intro sentence. My brain says it is bad-ordered.

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>> No.132590  

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/04/03/two-feared-dead-after-amtrak-train-derails-in-philadelpia/ -- The armchair RAIB on freerepublic opines it was something like a digger/backhoe connected to or working with a ballast regulator.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/04/03/nine-injured-in-train-crash/ -- A smaller incident happened in the UK when a train entering a platform pranged one already standing at that platform.

>> No.132592  
>yfw the comments on every FB article posts are littered with nerds arguing whether it was a backhoe or or some other piece of track equipment
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>> No.132605  

Ballast Cleaner?
I read & saw the animation it was a Backhoe that the train hit
its a tractor with a digger on the rear & a scoop on the front

>> No.132608  

>>132605 -- And, incidentally, called a tractor-digger in the UK and some other places.

http://www.railwayage.com/index.php/news/two-killed-in-wreck-of-amtrak-palmetto.html -- Less inane that some other stuff.

>> No.132611  

The accident happened on old reliable Pennsy-era cab signalling territory. Couldn't imagine that it failed without alerting dispatchers to a problem. Could the abnormally high winds (the workers were there cleaning up wind damage) have managed to force a swinging mechanical arm into the way of the approaching train?

>> No.132614  


Shouldn't there have been a TW issued because of the work going on to slow things down around that area?

>> No.132615  

That's not how track authorities or planned work operate.

It's too late for me to get into all the operating details, but a slow order and roadway worker protection are two very different things.

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198610 No.132612   [Reply]

<-- A Swedish steam turbine locomotive built in 1925.
Designer: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fredrik_Ljungstr%C3%B6m

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105240 No.132531   [Reply]

http://en.rocketnews24.com/2016/03/29/party-on-the-seibu-line-rent-a-train-car-for-your-alumni-buddies-beer-included/ -- The Japanese, too, love combining beer and trains.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRBLnth4oSg -- No partying here, though. Packed train is packed...

>> No.132609  

http://en.rocketnews24.com/2016/04/05/cool-cat-delighting-animal-lovers-as-he-regularly-rides-the-train-in-tokyo-%e3%80%90photos%e3%80%91/ -- Regular rider on te Seibu Ikebukuro line.

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107141 No.132584   [Reply]

According to the Assoated Press a subway train in Firozabad (a part of New York city metropolitan area) derailed killing over 300 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgEkHPgwB6A

>> No.132587  

Two clips in one, boy, two clips in one. And the Firozabad crash made the NYC crash look like a SAREX (Search And Rescue EXercise).

>> No.132591  


The NYC footage appears to be from when a J train hit an M train on the Williamsburg Bridge in 1995.

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76167 No.132491   [Reply]

Happy Hokkaido Shinkansen opening.

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>> No.132498  

>>132493 -- That someone wasn't me. (mumblegrumble...) To be expected, though, that folk would want the longest possible ride. Wonder if the rider will repeat the feat for each Hokkaido station added.

>> No.132527  

The Rocketeers go to Hokkaido to see both trains and anime stars.


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A Shinkansen passes a freight train, blurring the previously clear cut separation.

Maybe if Japan's economy wasn't at the bottom of a garbage heap, they would've dared to construct a second tunnel.

>> No.132560  

>>132559 And leave one of them basically empty save a handful of trains per day? Would've been wasteful to say the least.

>> No.132561  

Fifty freights and twenty-six passenger trains a day is hardly a handful of either for a nearly fifty-four kilometre long undersea tunnel in a high-risk area.

>> No.132564  

No way that would justify the absurd cost though. "Let's duplicate this tunnel, for untold billions, just in case..." Better spent, if anything, on getting that Sakhalin link in for direct containers from Eurasia.

>> No.132568  

That one is even less likely to happen, not just to gauge break but more so due to strained and frayed relations.

>> No.132576  

Japanese freight trains are pretty short though, that 50 trains is probably the equivalent of one of two 'Murican freights.

>> No.132579  

>>132576 -- IIRC, their freights are often 20-40 cars long. Guess the upper limit depends on block length, since (to my best knowledge) there is no dark territory anywhere in Japan.

>> No.132589  

Well... I think there are several branch lines that use a staff or another token, but a US freight train would be far too long to fit on some of those. Yes, I'm looking at you, Kishū.

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637325 No.132578   [Reply]

http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/traction-rolling-stock/single-view/view/schafbergbahn-rack-locomotive-delivered.html -- And with that, everyone went gushing "CUUUTE!" over the baby.

>> No.132581  


The line is steep, with an incline of 1:3.92 (25.5%). No wonder it is a rack railway.

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