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47868 No.115896   [Reply]

http://edition.cnn.com/2014/07/07/travel/japan-luxury-train/ - Ferrari designer creates super luxurious Japanese train

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>> No.115985  

>>115984

>US
>Private operator
>implying
>> No.115987  

>>115984
they've tried, nobody wants them coz they're junk and everything down to the wheelsets is incompatible with other US equipment

>> No.115988  

>>115985
You do realize there are many scenic railroads operating throughout the US, right?

>> No.115990  

>>115987

tourist railroads don't care about the turboliners because gas turbines aren't an economical option for running at 30mph down a pokey branch line

>> No.115991  

>>115990
My post had nothing to do with the Turbos, I was pointing out how there are private operators in the US.

>> No.115992  

>>115991

They're private, yes. But they're not exactly swimming in money, in any case.

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Another luxury train. Equally extravagant. The train will feature real gold and expensive lacquer, an idea reminiscent of the Kyushu Shinkansen 800.

http://en.rocketnews24.com/2014/07/11/beautiful-new-luxury-train-for-ishikawa-dazzles-with-gold-leaf-and-lacquer-interior/

>> No.116001  

Hopefully it won't take ten years to finish lacquering it as was said about those lacquer cases.

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with our exchange rate this luxury train can be very affordable to most Americans and / Or Europeans

>> No.116045  

>>116043

So they fixed it up after that wreck that happened before the 2010 World Cup?



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3126 No.115975   [Reply]

I think something's coming on Friday... Do you know what it is?

>> No.115977  

1chan's board software starting to allow larger images?

>> No.115978  

>>115975
My posho-class train tickets for my holiday? Please let it my posho-class tickets.

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Summerfags?

>> No.115995  

P.s None of those things. F40PH, ya goofs. At least 30 furrys will die on Friday

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>>115975

>> No.116010  

The Gay Crusader better get off the track, or it's gonna get FUCKED UP.

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>>115977

4MB ought to be enough for anybody

>> No.116012  

Fuck you, Bill Gates. Get back in your grave.

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>>116005

>gay crusader
>> No.116036  

Oh and Kartma, I think I saw 1 or 2 summerfags.



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103599 No.115779   [Reply]

Ugliest railroad paint scheme?

Pic related, with a bonus for being attached to the ugliest locomotive ever built.

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>>115997 American View #10004. Rebuilt one of the two viewliner prototypes into a theater inspection car. It's needed because at least three of the business cars are heritage fleet and soon to be retired. Today it's actually taking Boardman and Rose over the BNSF Topeka Sub. Hopefully they can alleviate the ontime issues for that route.

>>116004 Phase IV looked more professional but every car type had a mismatched height to the band. Phase IVb fixed that with a uniform band height and lighter colors in the band. Plus there is something about the locomotive looking different yet similar to the train that I really like.

>> No.116014  

That would be the Boston & Maine green checkerboard scheme on the nose of the diesels
Anyone got a pic?

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>>116013

I'm in favor of the locomotive looking different from the train, but can we please have something a little more attractive than a beached whale?

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>>116014
The McGinnis nightmare scheme?

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NJT E-units looked a lot better with black radiators/nose tops.

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>>116019
Seewaddimean?

>> No.116029  

>>116016
B&M Diesels really don't look good in anything that isn't the classic maroon and gold.

>> No.116030  

>>116016
yeah thats it yuck

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not to be a contrarian, but i prefer the white "rainbow" look tbh.

unpopular opinion: the milwaukee scheme is ugly as all hell.

>> No.116033  

>>116016

Talgo!



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>> No.116028  

Is that set piece for "Prison Break"?

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>Ydu spam

Modern eeemage board supports images in replies..



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34219 No.115491   [Reply]

What are some good nonfiction books which cover the railroad industry in general. Like, not focused just on one specific company or location, but rather regional or national histories of the industry through time?

Pic somewhat related, looking for other books like it.

Thanks.

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Love Saunder's series! I'm in the middle of Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America by Richard White. Good book, his thesis is that the early American (and Canadian ) western transcontinentals were built 20-years too early considering the economic state of the west after the American civil war and were economic failures which were made possible only due to massive amounts of poltical corruption of the time.

>> No.115624  

Zachary Schrag's Great Society Subway.

>> No.115760  

>>115597
I've read Railroaded as well, as a train enthusiast do you agree with his thesis? It seems as though he underestimates how important the construction of the early transcontinentals were for allowing the kinds of innovation and economic growth that later emerged at the turn of the 20th century. While the early western railroads were inefficient in hindsight, without them laying the groundwork the economic booms that occurred in later decades wouldn't have been possible.

>> No.115919  

Just found this, Thomas Taber III's outstanding bibliographies of railroad history have all been digitized and made available to the the public through Northwestern University's library website. You can check them out here: http://www.library.northwestern.edu/node/5074

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Heard good things about this one. Wish I could find a copy.

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Anyone here read this book?

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N&W: Giant of Steam by Maj. Lewis Jeffries. A hefty tome of all of N&W's steam units. And I don't mean "a book about the J class and Mallets with a handful of other crap thrown in" but ALL OF THEM.

Essential reading.

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"The Iron Way" by William G. Thomas is great if you are interested in the role of railroads in the Antebellum North and South and during the Civil War.

Also Black's "Railroads of the Confederacy"



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1703084 No.115981   [Reply]

paging mr. Smitie:

http://www.railsimulator.com/product/222711-KwaZulu-Natal+Corridor%3A+Pietermaritzburg-Ladysmith

>> No.115999  

We need one where you can drive a Metrorail train to Soweto (complete with people riding on the roof).

>> No.116002  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xttOD7GPo_c

>> No.116003  

>>116002

How are the people between carriages not brutally squished on the next sharp corner?



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210488 No.115951   [Reply]

Much ouch to be had in Japan: Chuo Line broken in Gifu; mudslide whacked bridge; repair time unknown; news whenever.

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73493

It's just the beginning of the fun.

>> No.115955  

Typhoon Neoguri?

>> No.115964  

Look like it was N. that pasted the line, yes. Also, speculation on /r/ that JRW will close the Sankou and Yamaguchi lines and JRE give up on the Tadami line.

>> No.115971  

>>115964

Sometimes nature makes the decision for them.

>> No.115989  

The Yamaguchi line took a check when huge rains and floods struck westernmost Honshu barely a year ago. Right lucky that one could tally the dead on one hand.



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158803 No.115963   [Reply]

It's just me of new silverliner cab looks awfully small?

>> No.115965  

What is this, a cab for ants?!

Also, the handle on the far left (which I'm assuming is the throttle) looks awkward as hell. Let's make it big and chunky and sideways so it's never quite comfortable to use!

>> No.115966  

>>115965
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5141/5696931463_4177c4ec78_o.jpg

>> No.115967  

>>115965
Twist to be forwards and hold for deadman's device / to unlock control.

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Small compared to a converted Metroliner cab car, maybe, but looks about the same as most MU cars... and downright spacious compared to the old PRR MP54 cars [pic].

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Yes, it was a half-cab like on SEPTA's Market Frankford Line trains, with a first-row "railfan" seat. But now, to BLET's and FRA's insistence, the front seats are either cordoned off with tape or have barriers installed.



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