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3149172 No.126806   [Reply]

First Train Ride | Magic Kingdom | Walt Disney World:
https://youtu.be/u1Pw1a30CUA

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This video sums us up pretty well.

>> No.126807  

Yeah, that seems about right.

I'm a firm believer that no matter how seriously you take your trains, it still boils down to an inner 5 year old boy.



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2068623 No.126713   [Reply]

You may remember "You might be a redneck foamer if the Plymouth up on blocks behind your trailer weighs 35 tons." I returned to the scene for what may be the last time, about a mile from the diamond.

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This one went out on the other track, so I chased it down on the dark side.

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This is why I run half a mile when I hear a train and buy the extra zoom.

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The Columbia Star ran "fake" Wabash F-units and articulated SP dining cars for four years on community owned track in Missouri. It's headed to Wisconsin now, even if this train is going the wrong direction first.
They said only one of the two units they used is working, I wonder what will happen to the other.

>> No.126731  

>>126717 -- As I recall, it maps onto English. You can find Aurebesh <-> Latin charts all over the Web.

>> No.126734  

>>126731
Thanks. I wasn't familiar with "that's no moonspeak."

le force
kaamo fett
hallo's eve

>> No.126735  

What is the difference between a fake and real F unit?

>> No.126737  

>>126735
I had to ask my uncle the same thing when he called it a fake.

It never ran for Wabash, but was painted for the dinner train that ran on the former Wabash line.

It was built for GN, to BN, then several small and private lines. There are spotting differences that aren't important to everyone.

He's what you might call a purist, and the local museum has the real thing.

>> No.126781  

>>126713
wish I had the money to buy it =(

>> No.126782  

>>126727
http://www.abc17news.com/news/columbia-dinner-train-owes-money-to-city-railroad/31242470

>> No.126787  

>>126781
Don't we all.

The museum is going to bring it inside and do a cosmetic restoration to show how it worked at a local mine.

I spent half an hour talking to the curator. My mom taught his kids in Kindergarten.



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466318 No.126739   [Reply]

JR East runs a store chain?

http://en.rocketnews24.com/2015/07/03/japan-railways-recently-revealed-ramen-style-rice-balls-in-its-convenience-stores/

... hungry...

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Those actually do look like quite pleasant flavours. And less than $2 each!

The JRs diversify a lot. But I didn't know that NewDays actually was JR owned. Although I'm aware they're in the (besides the well known hotel, rolling stock manufacturing and department store business) hospital (JR East hospital), water beverage and treatment (Acure), mechatronics (JREM), catering, fast food (Beckers), agricultural, power plant, constructions...among others.

>> No.126747  

>>126746
So they've done the exact opposite of N. American railroads?

>> No.126748  

>>126747
The japs fucking love their conglomerates

>> No.126749  

>>126747
Considering how many railroads are owned by hedge funds and insurance companies: no.

>> No.126750  

>>126749
Just about everyone is owned by a multitude of hedge funds and investment groups these days.

BNSF isn't really part of a conglomerate like these jap companies are. Berkshire Hathaway only has like a dozen or so employees on its payroll.

>> No.126758  

>>126750
Whether or not they're directly linked into some megacorp is kind of irrelevant and has more to do with the regulatory framework. They're all massive corporate entities at the end of the day, the Japanese just happen to invest a lot more into passenger transport rather than in freight.

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>>126750

>conglomerate

BRK.B shares mah boi

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>>126766
While he is not here now, Cornelius had this to say about Berkshire B stock.

>> No.126774  

>>126766
Exactly as Snail mentioned about Corny. B-shares are a sucker's bet because they're always going to be manipulated to be weaker than the A-shares.

I wish Corny were around to give insight into how Berkshire Hathaway isn't a conglomerate or investment group, but really more like the linchpin of the entire insurance industry.

>> No.126780  

>>126766

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



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955425 No.126751   [Reply]

So guys, I'm in DC for the weekend and I'm experiencing something new. The metro! Pics and stories of my adventures will go in this thread.

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Heading under!

>> No.126763  

Jeez, I LIVE here and I haven't even bothered to ride the Silver Line.

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I beg to differ, metro ad.

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>>126763
I'm up here visiting a friend and we take the silver line out of Wiehle-Reston into the city. Very nice ride

>> No.126772  

>>126771

Word. I live about equidistant from the Vienna and Franconia-Springfield stations, so driving out to take the Silver Line is a novelty at best.

>> No.126775  

>>126772

You don't ever want to go to Tysons for a pair of pants or something?

>> No.126776  

>>126770

Ha ha! Is funny because there is no rail service to Kings Dominion!

...

:(

>> No.126777  

>>126775

Considering I have at least 3 indoor malls and countless strip malls closer to me than the snarling knot of I-495 and Rt 7, no, I don't =P

I did work at Tysons Corner for a couple of months tho.

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Hah, blew right past you guys on my way to Roanoke. Made the pilgrimage since it's the last set of excursions for the season.

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>>126763
git gud



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150694 No.126709   [Reply]

Lots of squee to be had, it seems.
http://en.rocketnews24.com/2015/07/02/japans-top-10-scenic-train-trips-according-to-two-densha-otaku-train-guides/

>> No.126769  

Sounds like fun, but I'm betting it's also expensive?



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2068169 No.126718   [Reply]

Awww, a baby!

>> No.126721  

Its so cuuuuuuute
I need it
for reasons

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>over 9000 hours in mspaint
>> No.126767  

>>126733
Noice.. Put a monitor in the next car with 1chan on the screen and baby you got a new banner going.

>> No.126768  

>>126767
Someone please do that!



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25934 No.126736   [Reply]

So if the GM catches you sleeping and before you open your eyes you say "and bless my famiely too. Amen" Do you think you could get away with it? Also what is a "clame" and what is laying off?

>> No.126738  

claim?

laying off is like clocking out from work.
marking off is calling in sick.

a claim should be what the conductor does so they and the engineer get paid. computer bleeps and bloops. clicking the mouse.

I don't know what a GM is.

When you're parked in a siding for four hours you go to sleep. No one catches you. If they didn't want you to sleep they wouldn't park you for hours at a time.

>> No.126740  

>>126736

>that pic
>> No.126742  

Anyone ever outlaw on the main before?

>> No.126744  

There are trainmasters, assistant superintendents, superintendents, general managers, and then vice presidents. In that order from bottom to top. No, you're pretty fucked if the GM catches you like that and it won't fly. The trick is to crank the A/C, fog the windows, and hear them coming before they open the door.

A claim can be a penalty claim for being worked incorrectly or something to that effect. It entitles you to certain amounts of money depending on what it is.

Laying off is the same thing as taking the day off. Like calling in sick. Marking up is returning from leave.

>>126742
Like work past 12 hours? Yes. I've even argued with a dispatcher to give me authority when we were close to getting to the end because I did not want to die in a siding that would be difficult to get to.

>> No.126745  

>>126738

>laying off is like clocking out from work.

No, that's tying up.

Marking off and laying off are the same thing and both mean taking the day off. Could be for sickness or company/union business or whatever.

>> No.126756  

>>126744 A dispatcher can give you authorty to go over 12 hours?

>> No.126757  

>>126756
No, but we were at like 11 hours 15 minutes on duty, just had our meet, and we needed a track authority. He starts asking us if we'll make it. We were only like 15 miles away, but we had to pull the 110 car grain train around the loop also.

He was hesitant to do it, and we ran on the law for about half an hour.

That guy hated us though. We pulled an empty from there earlier that evening and he asked for the loading and we didn't have a consist, but really, it's like a 105 +- 5 car empty grain train. So he maked the snide remark "So what you're saying is you're running this train without paper work."

He gives us the authority anyways with the caveat not to move it until we got a conist. We call the asst.superintendent on the phone and he says, "fuck him! Pull that train"

>> No.126759  

Can you image all the silleyness that would enshure if the dispatcher f'ed up and you outlawed on a busey single track main line. Alright dispatch we just outlawed and we have stoped and tied down the train at MP## have a nice day

>> No.126760  

>>126759
I've seen it happen with pax on both sides five miles out from the elevator.
I don't know why they left at 11:xx, but Amtrak kept telling the ticket holders their train was ten minutes away. Technically true, but some genius tore out the second track a few decades ago, and Kitty Pryde doesn't do trains.

>> No.126761  

>>126759
They'll tell you to clear the main and then you'll argue and then you'll get pulled into an investigation for being insubordinate.

Railroads: follow the rules when it's convenient.



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89018 No.126706   [Reply]

The Brits are feeling the heat now, meaning buckling rails and other WOLO problems.
http://www.railengineer.uk/2015/07/01/getting-hot-and-bothered-why-the-railway-doesnt-like-high-temperatures/

>> No.126708  

>>126706
An acceptable trade-off. We get temperatures over 30 degrees with no rain to cool it like one day every other year. The other 729 days the benefits of pre-stressed CWR speak for themselves.

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Found this in my paperwork, posted here for your knowledge.

Hope you never need this.



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57801 No.126553   [Reply]

Goodnight, sweet princess.

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>> No.126568  
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RIP you train loving cat!

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I hope they put up a statue at her station, and it becomes the place for people to meet up like Hachiko in Shibuya.

Someone on Twitter even conjectured that Studio Ghibli would make an anime out of Tama. But that's just conjecture.

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It's so hard
To say goodbye
To yesterday

>> No.126579  

sheds tear
goodnight.

>> No.126581  

Isen't she like 7chans mascot?

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yeah, rip

>> No.126667  
>tfw you put off visiting Tama on your last trip to Japan becasue you thought she would always be there

;_;

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Tama got promoted one last time.
http://www.avclub.com/article/rip-station-master-tama-railway-executive-goddess--221551

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>>126704
She deserves the promotion.

>> No.126743  

>>126704
F
F
F
F
F
F

o7



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63879 No.126589   [Reply]

In my Web browsing, as everyone here knows, I also lurk moar at 8 Chan's /k/ every so often.
One of their guaranteed to be responded to threads is the vaunted "inna woods".
.
So, without further adeu, fire up your greentext response to SHTF.

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>>126626
Gotta' respect that „‚ussy.

Here's my other "outside" cat. She's a total fatty.

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Smashing tale, ol' chap!

>> No.126641  

Big up the lads at 8chan, hotwheels and the GG soldiers, you are fighting the good fight.

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>>126627

Ooh is this a cat thread now?

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>>126643
Cats, guns, and TRAINS.

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>>126641
HOT WHEELS! LEADING THE WAY!

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>>126643
It can be whatever you want it to be, babe.

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CATS OF 1CHAN THREAD!!!

>> No.126664  

8ch's /k/ is shit. It's the worst of both worlds, the shitposting from 4chan /k/ but also the elitism from operatorchan

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>>126664
...kay...

The whole point was to post your greentext story where the SHTF.
Foamers welcome.
Picture related.



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