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No.119408   [Reply]

Well here it is. My first real attempting at foaming.


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>> No.119465  


True. And the fact that there still is train service is no consolation.

>> No.119469  
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The baseball stadium actually isn't a bad idea. They didn't touch the actual Union Station Lobby. They did tear down the track umbrellas (I think there was only one or two left at the time). Although no trains had run to the station since 1976. The Houston Belt and Terminal did continue to house a dispatching office out of the lobby up until the 90's but that was about it. Downtown Houston was pretty shitty (mainly parking lots) up until these past few years. One of the first major projects was the ball park. I think they did a good thing saving the lobby (it's now the entrance to the ball park). They also helped to "memorialize" the fact that it was Union Station by putting a real train inside the ball park that they run during the game. They also have SP 982 on static display outside which they actually moved over a block to be right next to the light rail.

>> No.119473  

Hey if Texas does get that HSR line then they'll be one of the first cities in the US to get a JRE inspired station.

>inb4 JRE reuses the Southern shack station
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Mileage may vary. The other option is a low budget monolith :P
(Shin Takaoka and co. also seem to follow this tune)

>> No.119475  

Hey any chance you could embed my video for me? thaddeh said he would over in >>119406 but he seems to have disappeared..

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Oh baby that's the stuff

Please use the correct macro for me though. I'm a le redditor not your average /b/tard...

>> No.119489  


Sorry been involved in meatspace more than here past couple of days

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(the fedora dude gif was supposed to be me posting it. :P )


You and your real life, Thaddy.

>> No.119492  



What patch do I need to install to get this?
Figured as such honestly (I know you're not an asshole who would make that kind of joke out of the blue) but I decided to run with the joke anyway

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1256302 No.119467   [Reply]

I found out about Tetsudou Musume this week. I did a little research and found out just how huge this is, but how little information is available in English. From what I've discovered its a huge project for JR with cute mascots for the rail lines and stations. Does anyone here have any other knowledge or is interested in translating some of this? There's songs, images, figure, TV dramas, a movie, and tons more.


>> No.119471  

All clueless here. I think I have heard something about this but have never looked into it.

>> No.119472  

What would the mascots and kawaii anime girls for American Class I railroads (and Amtrak) look like?

>> No.119476  

Just ran the ja.wikioedia page through Giggle Translate. The series seems not to be JR-specific given the variety of occupations on the list.

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>> No.119483  

I'm pretty surprised by how big this is. I knew about the char image songs from the trainroll video, and I knew two nendroid figs were out a while back. I didn't know there released more nendroids, nor did I know of just how much media is out there for all this.

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31353 No.119447   [Reply]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mh-gL7_UgHs -- Woah. Some unusual signalling here. (At Gisborne Airport in .nz)

>> No.119448  
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Gisborne Airport is the one that has an actual railroad crossing on it's runway. AFAIK, it's the only one of its kind. (Gibraltar has a similar arrangement, but with road traffic.)

>> No.119449  

It may be that Gisborne is the only airfield left with a railway/runway crossing still in use... for some values of 'in use', anyway.

The Khyber Pass railway no longer runs - it went through Peshawar Airport. http://www.irfca.org/articles/khyber-pass-railway.html

Manakara Airport in Madagascar at least had an active crossing. Probably still does.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0IR25Fi6jA -- Starting at Fianarantsoa...

>> No.119450  

I recall reading about this sometime ago, but I believe that a lot of the railway line was washed away and that it's seldom used, if at all, anymore.

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The airport is closed now but Filton had a level crossing across a taxiway

>> No.119468  

Yep, no rail service to Gisborne anymore. Railways decided not to repair the washout so it's all rusty and unused now.

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1707525 No.119230   [Reply]


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Thank you based Tim Cook.

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I'm still android.

>> No.119346  

This is the only thing really turning me off getting an iPhone.

Since we lack a 1chan app. What are some "must have" railfan apps? For both iOS and Android.

>> No.119358  


The Amtrak app. You can look up schedules, check train status, and buy tickets. And when you buy the tickets, you get an electronic ticket with a code that can be read from your device by the conductor's validation scanner.

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Another test

>> No.119405  


>buy tickets

Unfortunately a bit useless in Houston.

Although I'm now at a University which Amtrak travels under. The cafeteria is right above the rails so I can eat lunch and train spot. I even foamed enough to record a video a few days ago that I might upload..

>> No.119406  


Do it, I'll embed it

>> No.119407  

Okay it'll take a minute to resurrect my phone.

>> No.119441  

Done looking forward to having it embeded.

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8331 No.119416   [Reply]

Hello 1chan, this is my first time here. Do any of you listen to historic field recordings of locomotives? I love it but haven't been able to find very many full albums of train sounds available for download on the internet.

>> No.119428  

Uh. I would listen but didn't know any existed.

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I don't, but i know they exist. You might also try asking on /mu/, there are some guys with obscure stuff, why not locomotive sounds?

>> No.119438  

I've got a CD around of 3985 sounds, but it was probably recorded in the 80's, don't know if that's historic enough for ya.

I'm thinking about getting this DVD (but goddamn, $34.95?) seeing as it has some original audio of the Y-class N&W monsters.


>> No.119440  

/mu/'s where I normally post, actually, but I'm a closet rail buff as well! /mu/ does share some cool field recordings but I think this is a bit obscure even for them. I've tried posting about it before but the threads rarely get a response.

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977889 No.119423   [Reply]

The Guardian, on "ghost stations".


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More Yurop examples: Duisburg-Angermund on the Düsseldorf-Duisburg-Stadtbahn (U79) was built to serve a newly panned neighbourhood with 20k people. The project was never built, but the station was, and now there isn't even money to tear it down.

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Charleroi ran out of money while building its metro system, the current pre-metro system still has a line which is practically finished, but never saw traffic and probably never will.

>> No.119427  

Actually the local authority has commissioned studies for completing the unfinished lines and they might get service "soon".

>> No.119432  

Not surprising, Charleroi is basically Europe's Detroit.

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>Charleroi Metro
>No service to the South Brussels Airport planned at all
>> No.119436  

The trackplan is also impressive. Highlights include tight underground loops, all junctions at grade and crossovers to run on the left track for whatever reason.


>> No.119437  

The stupid part is it's probably still faster than Muni.

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349748 No.119375   [Reply]

I'm gunna ride... ride... ride... on this sunshiny day...

>> No.119382  

The JR Central Linear museum on an island near Nagoya has an N700 simulator proper. But you need to stick your ticket in a lottery bin. Same for commuter train. Though I guess if you get in early, there might be a chance.

>> No.119433  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWetaqStKaA -- A video in Japanese on the shinkansen and its need for spot-on timing. Includes a cab ride aboard a Nozomi (I think) service.

>> No.119435  

Pretty good video, though it could do without the typical Japanese variety show BS.

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685835 No.119334   [Reply]

Do you have a train spotting girlfriend?

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>Suzukawa Ayako

She's married and just had a kid. Neat channel though.

>> No.119337  

She named her kid after a fucking train.

They had another girl railfan on an episode of Begin Japanology, who they filmed sperging out taking photos of pantographs and interior fans.

>> No.119360  

Wouldn't having a "female railfan" for a girlfriend be "sticking it in the crazy"?

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>> No.119376  

>>119337 -- I've heard of dating trains (in .cz, IIRC)... Guess it must be a new variant on the Blue Train.

>> No.119377  

Seriously? I only watched one video about her kid and I missed the name.

>> No.119385  

Sort of? She will sometimes get a strange urge to go out at 3am and drive up and down the one line that has grade crossings just so she can watch the train go by. I don't question this, but it's not like she's going nuts if a heritage scheme is leading or if she knows the different locomotive types. Still, she understands-- and that's loads better than "ugh, who cares about trains anyway, they're just big and loud and only fat old people care about them"

>> No.119386  


>She will sometimes get a strange urge to go out at 3am and drive up and down the one line that has grade crossings just so she can watch the train go by.

That's what she tells you? And you believe it? :^)

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I don't even know a girl to get friend zoned by.

>> No.119404  

Similar situation with my GF, except I know that she's "playing along", just to make me happy. Although playing along is the worst term I can think of because she really does get happy if we do something train related, because it makes me happy. She's awesome :)

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657159 No.119381   [Reply]

Hi, I want to ride a train.
Although I'm ridden the NJ Transit and NYC Subway, I want to ride something that is more like a trip.
As you may have guessed, I am living in the New Jersey area. Are there any fun rails here that last a couple of hours and (preferably) have sleeper cars?

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NJ has lots of stuff. amtrak has the monopoly on sleeper trains though, and they're not all that much fun to ride in for 14+ hours.

>> No.119388  

The longest heritage line in North America is the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad based in Alamosa, Colorado. All of its passenger routes currently available when added together total around 90 miles. The trips never last more than a day, though, so no sleepers. If you want anything more substantial than that, Amtrak is your only option. I have heard the most scenic line run by Amtrak is its California Zephyr line, which runs on the old mainline of the Denver & Rio Grande Western from Denver to Salt Lake City (that railroad also built the lines that the Rio Grande Scenic uses).

>> No.119389  

Basically, anything even remotely associated with the D&RGW is going to be epic.

>> No.119392  

Rocky Mountaineer has "overnight" trips, in that you get a hotel room with your ticket. Just they're expensive and all the way across the continent for you (assuming you're in the NYC area).

>> No.119393  


>living in New Jersey
>recommending the Rocky Mountaineer

In that case he might as well take the Maple Leaf and transfer onto the Canadian.

>> No.119396  

To be fair, someone else suggested DRGW.

>> No.119397  

Uhhh sleeper cars+few hours doesn't really make sense.

I guess you could take the North East Regional to Philly or maybe the Keystone to Pittsburgh or Harrisburg, PA.

>> No.119399  

Does Amtrak ever have sleepers on their Canadian bound trains?

>> No.119401  


Nope. None of them at all. The Adirondack is coach-only, and the Maple Leaf and Cascades are coach and business class.

>> No.119402  

Really? That seems like a waste, they could run some overnight trains and gain some ridership from tourists and people who hate buses.

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3702851 No.119214   [Reply]

4chan is kill.
ever'body move to 8chan

1chan stays the same

I love all of you guys

ITT: What scale do you model in?

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>N scale

Relatively speaking, I suppose.

>> No.119280  

You could probably take a short trip to Japan, hoard some N scale and bring it back still within duty limits and resell it for a profit covering the trip and some more.

Shit's 2.5-3x more expensive here, even on eBay which says that they're just capitalising on it rather than there being the Australia Tax.

I regret not buying more than half a 16 car JR500, an N700 head and some strips of track just to display on the desk.

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OO (I really must get around to finishing this layout one day...)

>> No.119338  

I remember back in 2004 or 2005 ish, there were hobby stores in some of the primarily Asian suburbs in Toronto that sold Japanese market model trains for ridiculous markups (like 3x Japan price), because there was really no other way to get a lot of that stuff outside of Japan then.

>> No.119359  


Shipping and customs duties probably didn't help.

>> No.119363  


>autism gauge


>You're not limited to what models are already available

But that's true about every scale. Oh wait, you probably don't scratch build, super detail, or even weather.

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009... in my dreams.

>> No.119379  

What's the best (most active) site for model railroading?

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Vivian is unhappy.

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