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1386364 No.129751   [Reply]

Travelling somewhere.

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>> No.129776  
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The full length of a V set in all its glory.

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The Brisbane bound XPT.

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And another OSCar for good measure. If anyone has managed to stalk me on the tw@tter then you very much know who I am now (hopefully not).

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A quick snack before heading home. Although my buddies are trying to get to it first (you can see I'm fucked in the head and belong here on the Mental Coast like the others).

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When the V (and by extension it happened on the L/R/S) sets were reformed into 4 car consists (which could then be multiple worked as 8 cars as desired), they converted some driving power cars and trailers into intermediate trailers by removing the cabs. The space for the cab is there but sealed off so I wonder what horrors lie inside!
(and no I wasn't really headed home, just to a random meet of socially awkward people into anthropomorphic animals [does that sound right?]. But that's for another time and place).

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Oh well, back in the real world.

>> No.129783  
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And back at my home station. Having to walk in the rain from the bus stop to my front door.

>> No.129789  

So you still have flag stops in Sydney then?

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The only one on the electric network, mostly because nobody should need to go there unless they're coming by boat or live in the house adjacent.
There are a few others up north though, similar short length platforms where you have to flag down the DMU. Arceus forbid the driver is doing too fast and says fuck it, leaving you stranded because that was the last train.

>> No.129844  


U leik mudkipz!

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83888 No.129794   [Reply]

There's a train broken down next to my house. Every couple of minutes it tries to start up and runs for a couple of minutes before it stops. It has been sitting there for since about 2 PM and is finally being moved at 10 PM. All the cars are still attached. Initially it was blocking a crossing but it managed to back up to get out of the way. The cars weren't removed though.

So, why did they keep trying to start it, and why weren't the cars removed? They were blocking another crossing, and the track they are one is double tracked the whole, so it would of been easy to get around.

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What do you mean "Why weren't the cars removed?" If they were having issues moving the train, what makes you think they would be able to simply "remove the cars" whatever that means?

>the track they are one is double tracked the whole, so it would of been easy to get around.

Has anyone really been far as decided to use?

>> No.129800  

Like why didn't they send another locomotive from behind to pull the cars away? Or at least break up the train to prevent it from blocking the crossing?

the track they are on is double tracked the whole way, so it would of been easy to get around the broken locomotive.

My bad on that, I grew up bilingual so sometimes my typing comes out sounding like Engrish.

>> No.129802  


Was there a locomotive readily available to serve as a rescue engine? Was this an important enough crossing that breaking up the train was worth the effort despite malfunctioning equipment? Usually the law says something like the railroad can't block a crossing for more than 15 minutes, and they'll be fined if they do. Perhaps the money spent paying a fine for 8 hours blocking a road was less of a fuss than trying to move broken equipment around.

Also, it's possible that if it took 8 hours to set things right, it could have just as easily taken longer. I believe the law says after 12 hours, you have to perform a brake test if you've uncoupled your train (could be wrong, learned this watching the circus train load years ago) so they just left the whole thing coupled so they could just move once they DID get a rescue engine out.

>> No.129803  

I figured a lack of equipment would be part of the issue. As for the importance of the crossing, it's a pretty major thoroughfare six lanes heading from a business district to the entrance of a freeway. Also if they were able to move the train backwards from the first crossing, why not move it back further? I'm guessing the equipment wasn't cooperating but if they could move it a little bit what would be the issue, overheating?

>> No.129804  

It's if the cars are off of air for more than 4 hours a brake test need to be performed.

It's not that big of a deal and it's broken all the time.

>> No.129805  

engines are equipped with a device that shuts them off to save fuel. but keeps the mechanical stuff warm so it doesn't freeze in cool weather. they randomly start up and shut down.

if a crew goes over twelve hours the train stops. even if it's on a crossing. there might not be a rested crew to move the train for hours. plus they have a call window of about two hours for a re crew which then has to take a van ride to the train which can take even more hours depending how far away the home terminal is the crew is coming from.

>> No.129806  


>if a crew goes over twelve hours the train stops. even if it's on a crossing.

It doesn't automatically stop. The autostart-stop has nothing to do with this. That's just a shitty crew and dispatching to have a train sit on top of a major crossing when you go dead.

No.129790   [Reply]

a BNSF train derailed in my area
Still got the Monday paper

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107440 No.129535   [Reply]

On the peat moors:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOIGvO7xqa4 -- What do you use peat for, anyway?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5auRHIkhrA -- It was Friday the Thirteenth.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V39JFjexSUk -- Like, what do we need alignment for?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SaossoEmDAU -- The cars roll puffickly well without it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBxVU6hhKwY -- Real Men don't need such fancy-pants stuff.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-bJPHzGtwo -- And what have you got, at the end of the day? A cigar to smoke, and some time off to play.

Pic from http://www.feldbahn.com/diema.htm

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> Edenderry, Co.

Well it's heartwarming to learn about a peat railway that's not in a derelict state of wearing the last bit out of it before closure.

Because betbogs are probably the worst place to use railways in. I wonder, when the alignments are that bad, does the rail offer any significant energy benefit, or is it all about volumes? (That were there when tucks looked like this.)

Should this be a thread about temporary railways? Is there still a place for them in the 21st century? I read somewhere that building a temporary track from prefabricated elements with simple and light gravel foundations can be cheaper than building a temporary road, but the reality doesn't seem to support this.

>> No.129553  

Once you're done operating a temporary railway, you can pick up the rails and go elsewhere with it. Not so a road, with the notable exception of some military road designs, link related

if there was a company renting out prefab track-panels for it, it would be cheaper

to fabricate temporary track is expensive, though. initial outlay and all that.

>> No.129577  


>corduit road

What a huge waste of timber. Then again, I don't know what kind of fortifications even a light railway would need in such a soil.

I know that logging railroads were pretty much laid into a forest bed, if enbankment was needed, the local soil, whatever it was, was used. Though, in many places this extended to conventional and permanent railroads too resulting the enbankment washing away most every spring, but labour was cheap.

>> No.129587  


Here's the fucking video I was looking for earlier. "Road Expedients".

>> No.129592  


post automobile there's no place for a "temporary" railway unless for some reason you can't obtain all the maintenance parts required for a truck (more parts = more repairs). Trucks can climb higher grades and labor costs are much lower

I wouldn't say they're completely out of place though, but in the first world (aka, places where you can get replacement parts easily) there's no reason to use them if it's just temporary

>> No.129593  

Still is in parts of Ireland, I believe. They have a whole bunch of railways serving the peat bogs there.

>> No.129595  

Some mining operations can be excemt tough. I believe 900mm narrow gauge is very much a standard in tunneling projects. I guess it's all about clearance, though even those have gotten rare due conveyers.

Well using corderoy as a kind of road foundation makes more sense. Covered, it wont rot in decades.

>> No.129601  

Yeah I have a grandparent who hails from the Highlands and Outer Hebrides. I recall her talking about early childhood memories of burning peat and later coal.

That's true. There are still remains of a corduroy road that were laid in place in 1942 at a once secret radar base on the west coast of Canada. In spite of the high annual rainfall the logs are still there (albeit rotting away) and is used as part of the trail system. And while exploring abandoned logging grades, periodically I stumble on log roads. I've been told by a now retired logging road builder that those practices were pretty much abandoned in the 1950's.

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>Because peatbogs are probably the worst place to use railways in.

They're an even worse place for trucks, though. I suspect they use railways because trains running on rails will have less chance of sinking into the peat than a lorry. Spreading the ground pressure along a rail makes a lot of sense.

>> No.129788  


I thought they just use tracked diggers and dumpers with big enough wheels. With enough repeated comperssion, the tire tracks become navigable.

Looking the German videos and the pitiful and slow little trains compared to trucks rolling on the road next to the track...

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>> No.129704  

Ohshit, looks like a busted axle to me

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I concur - that's a broke dick axle if I've ever seen one. Who's got the scoop on what happened?

>> No.129714  

I could the clip off /r/trains (https://www.reddit.com/r/trains/comments/3r6mlo/new_zealand_ab663_breaks_axle_video/) so you might want to ask the OP. Whatever it is I don't think that locomotive is going to leave the shop for a few months.

>> No.129731  

Naah some jb weld and ductape and she'll be fine

>> No.129739  


Now that you mention it I wonder if JB Weld would be good for mounting HO scale motors... I usually use black RTV sealant, it holds against the torque and if something's wonky I can scrape it all out and do it afresh.

Certainly not for an axle though....

>> No.129740  


>don't think that locomotive is going to leave the shop for a few months.

Does that sort of jerking damage the locomotive frame as well or just bearings and bearing mounts and such?

Bend connecting rods? Bent wheel, other wheels and axles damaged?

I'm sure a capable machinist could lathe a new axle and bearing mounts (they need to have a supply of bearing pads sorted out just for normal operation) in no time.

Of course, no hurry in the heritage service.

>> No.129741  


>he thinks you turn axles.

You cast them.

>> No.129747  


You could make some billet ones but it would be expensive and need a massive billet.

>> No.129784  

But surely some sort of milling machine is used to finish the piece. Less material wasted that way sure but casting a single piece isn't free either wheres billet of suitable material can be got by feet.

I wouldn't say, nothing that wouldn't fit into a medium sized lathe. What are we speaking, few inches short five feet long and 2/3 feet in diameter?

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279167 No.129780   [Reply]

No heritage line nearby for JR to borrow power from to haul this set out of a dead section.

Ryōmō line, between Isesaki and Kunisada, Nov. 2nd.

>> No.129786  

Toss this at your fave online translator for the gen:


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295458 No.129663   [Reply]

Happy Halloween 1chan

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>> No.129670  


>no seat-back trays
>stainless ceilings, so not a horizon coach or capstone amfleet

the fuck kind of rolling stock is this?

>> No.129671  

>>129670 Agreed; I call shenanigans. No closed luggage racks also means it isn't Acela. Doesn't seem to match the interior of California Bi-levels either.

>> No.129673  

Am I the only one noting that the 'Gene' image is mirrored? Still can't make out annunciator beyond "Enroute to ...".

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srsly it's obviously a shop. Lighting on gene is wrong, proportions are off, nobody is looking at him and it's clearly gene and not someone trying to be him.

>> No.129676  


So disappointing. Surely Amtrak could do better than that =/

>> No.129677  

>>129676 I've seen them tweet pictures of Metra trains before. I think their photos are mostly what people tweet at them, and there's not a whole lot of vetting beyond that.

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I suppose it was difficult to find someone who both knew-how-to-social-media and wasn't also a total sperglord about trains. That said, I've been following Matt Donnelly for over a decade, dude gets some sick Amtrak pix

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Am I too late?

>> No.129785  

With this engine, who cares? Not me.

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Is the ride on the Sangi line really harroween?

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118072 No.129598   [Reply]

Tactical rails done right

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An ALCo RSD-15 (also known as DL-600B). That road number was built in 1960 and retired by 1972.

>> No.129638  


Interesting, seems like the lifespan of an ALCo was about 10-15 years versus the expected 50+ year lifespans of EMD. What gives?

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There are still plenty of old Alcos chugging around, it was simply a matter of maintenance for the Class 1's back in the days of the American Locomotive Company. When an Alco failed, it failed HARD. How much effort can you put into fixing your old car until you give in and buy a new one?

>> No.129640  
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See also: GE

>> No.129643  

Depends on how stubborn you are, in my personal experiences

>> No.129645  

>>129598 -- So that's what they mean with 'railgun'. At least it's not a Hello Kitty assault rifle.

>> No.129646  


For me it was when the estimate of one repair bill exceeded the value of the vehicle x)

>> No.129650  

Well it's different when you've got two parts cars to pull from every time you hit a deer or have coolant leak.

I almost went that route but I figured it was too predictable of a joke

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Wait, you mean that's real?

>> No.129758  

Isn't that a photo of an EMD engine?

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77277 No.129690   [Reply]


just left Platform Eleven
and it won't turn around
'cause there's another inbound.
It's getting farther... (Farther...)

>> No.129728  
>The trains are being assembled at Siemens' Krefeld facility in Germany

I'm guessing the Britbongs on this board must be really proud of their rail industry.

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I havn't been proud of my railway industry in a long time.

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Yeah, it sucks that Britain is the country that invented the steam train, and yet now we are importing most of our new trains. Bombardier still makes trains (all multiple units) in Derby. Brush (Wabtec) of Loughborough haven't built a new locomotive since the 1990s. Hunslet (LH group/also Wabtec) have built less than a handful of industrial shunters.
Our biggest exporter is Clayton, who make narrow gauge industrial trains for use in mines.
Hitachi (of Japan) are building a new factory at newton Aycliffe to built high speed trains and EMUs, following Nissan, Toyota and Honda, who all have car factories in England.

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1701132 No.129680   [Reply]

Does anyone know what this could be? I found it in a dumpster. Looks like it still works, I just need to find a vcr.

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>> No.129694  


Linux and just about WinTV card. Needs some fiddling to get work, compiling some packages (kernel driver is there, but an user space program is needed to change the channel from 1 to AUX) that haven't been maintained in decade, last time I did it.

>> No.129696  

I'm watching it at friends house right now. It's like an educational commercial? Showing you how intermodal delivery works.

>> No.129705  

can I has one?
Need for my BN collection

>> No.129713  

If anybody comes across those hilariously awful workplace safety videos, do be a good chap and post them here.

In most of them it's like they just thought "Ehh, Karo syrup is too high budget, so let's use ketchup as blood! They've got plenty of it in the cafeteria!"

>> No.129715  

This, I'd love to see it.

>> No.129726  

Yo Dirty, if you'd be willing to mail it to me I could probably digitize it.

>> No.129736  

Depends on if its international? I have a FedEx ID so I ship for free domestic but international still costs a few bucks. I'm currently in the state of Washington.

>> No.129746  

Just to Texas! Post an email so I can send you my address rather than post it publicly.

>> No.129749  


Connect through me, i know you both have in the past. Shoot me another message on the help line, both of you, and i'll connect you.

I'd rather not have people's email addresses posted on here...

>> No.129750  

Sent, thank you for facilitating this!

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