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22807 No.121599   [Reply]

Serious question here. Not trolling.

Why is it that almost all fans of trains / railfans / foamers / whatever you want to call people who like trains as a hobby (not so much people who do it strictly as a profession) seem to be composed of autistic weirdos?

I don't understand it. Almost every single person I know that likes trains is either:
1). batshit insane
2). immensely egotistical right wingers
3). narcissist or psychopathic
4). hideous and of poor hygiene
5). neckbeard fedora wearing My Little Pony fans
or 6). a combination of the above

I have not met a single person interested in trains who was a reasonably ordinary member of society or otherwise knew how to "hide their powerlevel" to use a 4chan term.

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>>121653

...maybe?

>> No.121672  
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>>121649
19 is so young and Sydney, do you see a lot of Lush tags?

>> No.121673  
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>>121672
The quality varies greatly. The nigh majority of tags are just garbage done with markers and paint pens, or are as above, "shit scribbles." The remainder is your usual drop shadow text. Occasionally, you'll find something decent, otherwise it's just more of the same. If I were to say something, it'd be that I don't mind tags on the outside of trains too much, mostly because the commuter trains don't have curtains or blinds so they provide relief from the sun. The nicer ones also seem to have enough respect so as to avoid the doors which fade when you apply a high pressure hose enough times.

However, they seem to be on low grade meth or something here. Everything from floors of trains to catenary poles, crew telephones, cab blinds (the side facing the track, so I don't know how they tag them without ripping them off the mountings) and even the rails and sleepers themselves. Of course amusingly enough, the plates on station platforms and poles which say DO NOT DEFACE are usually left alone.

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>>121673
I'm from Los Angeles and all the decent graffitti artists seem to stick to buildings so all the committee trains are covered in shitty scribbles. Oh and i meant if you saw any of this guy, Lush. He's a controversial graffitti artist from Sydney. Controversial cus he's an asshole who starts fights with just about every other tagged there is.

Pic related, it's a lush piece.

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>>121673
In Canada graffiti like this on passenger/transit trains is basically unheard of. Why is it such as problem in Australia?

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>>121653

>Bait
>Thinking anyone should allow the hard earned fruits of another man's labor to schlep around the degenerate.
>Implying that railroads aren't a symbol of the success of capitalism and a beacon of prosperity.
>> No.121688  

>>121626
American Reimu is missing her Christian Cross...

Oh wait, her wand has formed a Star of David.

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>>121680
It isn't as bad as it used to be, but my first thought always goes back to them being drugged up ferals. It's the only reasonable explanation I can conjure.
Otherwise it's known to be bored rich kids from the snob suburbs doing it.

More Dutch graffiti in good taste.

>> No.121696  

>>121680

I've seen it that bad on trains in California.

>>121686

Well, hey...many emerging economies and third world nations wouldn't have rail transportation if it weren't for big, bad, terrible, no-good Whitey.

>>121688

Breddy good.

>> No.121791  

Theres a majority of US rails that like railroading and such. We just hide it because if we go full foamtard at work, we get weird looks.
Seriously, if you can get a rail to crack, ask him what his favorite locomotive is, he has one and he can't hide it forever. I casually slipped it into conversation with an oldhead at my terminal like a mickey in a coke at a college party and he could only smile and reply.



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509663 No.121731   [Reply]

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/falling-apart-america-neglected-infrastructure/

Nothing really new here, but nice to see this being presented to Neurotypicals

>> No.121740  

And the situation is only going to get worse thanks to low gas prices and more EVs coming online.
Oh what a wonderful time it is to e stuck in the US.

>> No.121741  

how many billions did obummer spend on shovel ready projects with his tiger iii grants? besides paying off union cronies and chicago thugs how much of his stimulus money actually went to infrastructure and not political bribes like gas in hamilton county ohio being a dollar less a gallon for three months leading up the the election. with hamilton county being the swing county that swung the electoral votes of ohio to the democratic presidental candidate? and as soon as the election was over the next day gas was instantly 10 cents a gallon higher then neighboring counties, cities, and even right across the river in another state.

i've paid more then my fair share of taxes. it's not my fault someone else squandered that money. fuck any elected official of any political party if they want to tax me even more. nope. fix your mess without dipping in to my wallet.

>> No.121742  

Saw it on 60 minutes last week, but didn't feel like posting it here since, like you said, it doesn't really present anything new.

>> No.121769  

>>121741
Hate to say it, but where did all that 8 billion go for high speed rail?

All I can say is good riddance to fucking Joe Szabo.

>> No.121775  

>>121769
Most of it wasn't spent. Pioner linked an article a while on one of the mainstream rail websites that explained that most the money wasn't spent. I can't find the specific link but yeah most of it never actually served as stimulus money thanks to state-level BS.



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86160 No.121751   [Reply]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhK3yvkkvtU -- Wir fahren mit der Bimmelbahn



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199127 No.121747   [Reply]

NTSB releases final reports for FIVE incidents on the Metro-North Railroad.

Even the NTSB says it's "unusual" for them to have five ongoing investigations for the same railroad.

Some of the causes are embarrassing and others are just sad. The first incident is just gut wrenching to me.

>Student RTC improperly releases your authority.
>Get struck by a train that is on track that should be out of service.

https://www.ntsb.gov/doclib/reports/2014/SIR1404.pdf



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10157 No.120834   [Reply]

I wish this pic was larger... good-looking' shunter. German?

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>> No.121054  
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Definitely makes the Schöma KDL 15 look tiny. Of course, that may well be because it is tiny.

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/DB-Baureihe_Kdl_01
http://www.deutsche-kleinloks.de/index.php?nav=1400082&lang=1

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Ah... found it. >>120985 is a New-Zealander.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/johannes-j-smit/sets/72157626886083424/detail/?page=3

Apparently, the Portuguese share your taste in colour...
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wood_train_with_locomotives_2601_and_2626_close_to_Canal_Caveira.jpg
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Portuguese_locomotive_type_2600/2620
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Orange_locomotives

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>all these pics
>not a single TGV
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>>121055
good detective work, have a piece of Duisburg.

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>>121060 -- Now that's a good-looking Déesse. Brigitte Bardot who?

Despite any language barrier, these are places to visit:
http://www.entlang-der-gleise.de/
http://www.werkbahn.de/

Pic from the latter site along with exactly how this shunter is powered.

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Morenge.

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Minimalist shop goat.

>> No.121734  

>>121060
Ah the good old days when Roger Tallon was alive



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1334389 No.121727   [Reply]

Does anyone else's Train Simulator 2015 free roam look as buggy as this or is it just mine?

>> No.121730  

nope, still looks fine to me. Do a steam verify.



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32449 No.121728   [Reply]

Obviously I didn't think things through when I last wondered about the new class 800/801s coming to the UK. That lone diesel car on the 801s seems to be a get-out-of-trouble card rather than the A/C-running-off-the-juice I thought it was.

http://www.therailengineer.com/2014/11/28/iep-sunshine/

Pic from http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-wiltshire-23612669



No.121716   [Reply]

So this video has recently come up on reddit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3pO6KycamI

The comments bring up an interesting question how could you use a model railroad in that setup. Would you rebuild the grade? Would you bring the train all the way to the bucket loader? What would you do 1chan?

Also I would appreciate it if a mod could embed the video.

>> No.121718  

If I was using a model train (likely O or G scale), I'd have a helix that would grow as the floor got lower. Possibly a double-track helix if I wanted to run multiple trains. The bucket loader would dump into some kind of pretend-processing-plant that ended in a flood loader for the hopper cars. Set up a rotary dumper and conveyor belt for emptying the train once it gets outside.

>> No.121721  

Can't believe they didn't use a model railroad for this in the first place. It'd be way more efficient.

>> No.121722  

>>121721

>guy spends 14 hours a day pretending he has a crappy job

I don't think efficiency is exactly what he's going for there.

>> No.121723  

>>121718
Smart way to deal with the incline, but not all too realistic IMO. I mean how often do you see a helix on a railroad in real life?

>>121721
Yeah this guy is not going for efficient..

According to an interview he did, he at one time had a conveyer belt but removed it because it was too efficient.

http://www.carscoops.com/2012/02/meet-joe-man-who-excavated-his-basement.html

>> No.121724  

>>121723
To be realistic I'd make one loop around the basement wall climbing up. I'd imagine that'd work.

But good on this guy having some fun with his hobby even though he doesn't share our passion for the iron boulevard.



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255778 No.121682   [Reply]

I caught it on my phone because the Nikon decided to die.

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>>121682

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It's easier to post from your smartphone.

>> No.121693  

Amtrak has this tradition of running the Great Dome on the Adirondack during leafing season.

>> No.121694  

>>121693
I live near the SPCSL (Southern Pacific Chicago-St.Louis) UP line. I've only seen it on our line once before, with beech Grove in Normal, IL. This time I happened to be in Dwight as it came through.

>> No.121697  

I see Horizon cars hooked to it. Maybe it's a holiday extra?

>> No.121713  

>>121697
It is extra capacity on a scheduled train. There were two extra Horizons on that one, and two cafés back to back on the northbound. That may have been easier to put together in the yard, but it seems less convenient. I try to spot a few holiday trains for that reason. In college I saw
P42, Amfleet, 3x Horizon, P42, 3x Horizon, P42.



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57805 No.121390   [Reply]

New York City's MTA under the thrall of the SJW; encouraging public shaming of men who sit with their legs spread on the train.

http://bzfd.it/1BKjdem

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>>121434
I cannot take credit for the research, but if want to see how far the rabbit hole goes I'd recommend you start filtering your water to get rid of the poisonous fluoride, pledge that you do not and have never had affiliation with the communist party, and to invest heavily in bitcoin.

Learn more at http://www(dot)infowars(dot)com/

>> No.121442  

>>121436

>down the rabbi hole
>> No.121443  

>>121442
Dammit I spilled my coffee from that.

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>>121443

I've been on /pol/ for too long.

>> No.121446  

>>121445
You and I both.

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I knew that I would have to use this picture, sooner or later...
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All new avenues for SJW's---the construction industry!
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Okay, real picture, but probably not aligned with 'real' SJW'S.
I did include location data in the picture so you can stage your own photo-bomb...
Please be nice to to land owner, the front yard looks like a squadron of B-52's hit it already.

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>>121687

>> No.121701  

can you even sit closed legged with those skinny black jeans on without squashing your nads?

>> No.121702  

>>121701

>skinny black jeans

Are you a faggot or something?

>> No.121703  

>>121702

i don't wear them. that's why i asked. i figured train rides wore them. liberal hipsters and all.



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