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No.116168   [Reply]

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2014/07/15/world/europe/ap-eu-russia-subway-derailment.html

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>>116168
The most plausible version is collision with a wall of under construction tunnel due to switch failure.

>> No.116180  

New claim: A loose bogie/truck.
http://www.railwayage.com/index.php/news/moscow-subway-derailment-kills-20.html

>> No.116182  

>>116180
Truck could be both cause of the derailment OR it broke away AFTER derailment. But still it is the most infamous incident in Moscow subway caused by technical malfunction.

>> No.116183  

At least they're pretty certain it was not foul play. Was expecting some extremist nutter or other to blame it on Ukraine, or Georgia, or the USA.

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>>116183

>blame it on Chechnya, or Chechnya, or Chechnya

ftfy

>> No.116185  

I don't think Chechnya is this week's scapegoat.

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Shoddy trackwork to blame; track foreman and assistant "detained."
http://www.seattlepi.com/news/world/article/2-subway-employees-detained-over-Moscow-derailment-5624473.php

>> No.116223  

>>116185
Chechnya is every week's scapegoat in Russia.

>> No.116224  

And I who thought they had enough scapegoats in stock that they could rotate them...

>> No.116241  

>>116215

And they don't just ship 'em to Siberia anymore. Probably fit them for cement galoshes.



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117532 No.116208   [Reply]

Ouch, I'm gonna call sick today.

tip bogie

>> No.116209  

And mentioning Sweden... There are now speed restrictions in effect between Arlöv and Malmö due to recurring signalling faults to limit the effects of emergency stops on passengers.

Not SJ's summer, evidently, what with derailments, fallen catenary, substation fires and now this.



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156678 No.116162   [Reply]

Is dieselization the height of modernity?

>> No.116163  

>>116162
Nope, electric locos are more practical in most cases and more ecological (some electric plants use nuclear power, water, solar radiation or wind), if you're ready to fork out for the installation of catenary.

>> No.116164  

>>116163
I guess that's true. So the hierarchy looks like this:
hand-power < horse-power < steam-power < diesel-power < electric-power

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>>116162
Electric locomotives: cool since 1922.

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Hybrid GEVO. For when a Prius just isn't douchey enough.

>> No.116192  

>>116181
Is that even much better for the price than a regular diesel-electric?

And what about GenSets?

>> No.116198  

>>116192

Gensets are pretty much just shit.



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517211 No.116092   [Reply]

What's the best amusement park/theme park railroad?

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Of course, there is always the Brookfield Zoo railroad, too.

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Yes, Snail rode it once...

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Milwaukee Zoo Train!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_ALg2hGsj8

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>>116114
>>116113
Disney may have faked it, but Knotts Berry Farm runs the genuine article. This was immediately apparent to a seven year old me, and I've never fully trusted The Mouse Empire ever since.

>> No.116144  

>>116140

I remember riding that when I was little. And I especially remember the live "train robbery" scaring me to tears.

>> No.116167  

>>116122 -- Looks like it might be a baby-knuckle.

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Tilden Park, Oakland, CA - still awesome!

>> No.116187  

>>116105

>A couple of folks here (including uber-admin thatdog) seem to swear by the trains at the Disney Parks (at least in Anaheim and Orlando).

After researching these, I confirm that the Disney railroads in its US parks are indeed surprisingly legit. All the locomotives are historical and still run on steam.

>> No.116188  

>>116187
I should note, that this applies to all of them except the first two locos at Disneyland, which were manufactured in-house. Still, even those are almost 60 years old now and run on steam.

>> No.116190  

>>116140
Yes, the Knott's Ghost Town & Calico is pretty legit. It's two main engines were first built for the D&RG in 1881 and afaik, those are the oldest locos working on a theme park railroad. Also, I believe it was also the first to incorporate train robbery actors into the ride, but I could be wrong. It also opened three years before Disneyland's railroad.



No.116147   [Reply]

http://theadvocate.com/home/9722396-125/truck-driver-hospitalized-after-collision

Southbound City of New Orleans hit a semi-truck this afternoon.

>> No.116152  

Holy shit, I saw that train last night. Spooky.

>> No.116165  

>>116152
I passed it like an hour before the accident in McComb,MS.

>> No.116166  

I can't hear "City of New Orleans Hits Truck" without Bourbonnais coming to mind.



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283760 No.116091   [Reply]

Cowcatcher > buffers

Discuss.

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>>116111

That front tram reminds me of the Dell XPS gaming desktop.

>> No.116151  

>>116143
Given their bad history with trams (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_u2Il1hya5g for example), this could be a disaster. That thing is just gonna crush cars down beneath its front and/or ride up onto them.

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>>116143
>>116151
Yeah, many criticize R1 for that (http://ippiart.livejournal.com/11970.html). However, Uralvagonzavod developed alternative options of front side, so customer can choose it during the order.

>> No.116154  

>>116153
Frankly the design looks ridiculous either way. Who the hell funded these clowns?
Where are they sourcing their parts from anyway? Is it just a Czech tram with a new body and Starbucks style interior?

>> No.116155  

>>116154

> the design looks ridiculous either way

It's a matter of taste, pal. If you don't like it that doesn't means it is bad.

> Is it just a Czech tram with a new body

Nope, ALL parts for the new tram (except doors and connecting nodes) are developed and produced in Russia.

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>>116145

Hakodate actually. Other side of Nipponia.

>> No.116157  

>>116151

>that first video
>that video of a tram leaving the rails for no reason

Holy shit.

>> No.116158  

>>116155

> connecting nodes

between sections of the tram I mean, don't know the correct identification for this part.

>> No.116159  

>>116155

>It's a matter of taste, pal. If you don't like it that doesn't means it is bad.

Point taken but still it has some really bizarre design choices.

>Nope, ALL parts for the new tram (except doors and connecting nodes) are developed and produced in Russia.

Oh. Well that's nice, good job Russia, hopefully this will end better than the monorail they designed. Where are they going to be manufactured?

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>>116159

> good job Russia

Actually we already have quite modern semi-low floor tram models in production since 2006 (like LVS-2005, LVS-2008, 71-623) and two 100% low floor prototypes (71-409 and 71-911), and all of them, as far as I know, are totally Russian. Now Russia have almost no problems with developing our own public and rail transport rolling stock, so I was surprised by your suggestion that R1 could be developed in other country.



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79246 No.115903   [Reply]

On the Schynige Platte railway in Switzerland. Gauge = 800mm, electrification = 1500VDC OHL.

Graceful arc on the wire holders, na?

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I always found these very swanky.

>> No.115928  

>>115903 I've ridden that line! Awesome little thing.

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The new railway tunnels in Prague and the following connection between the stations has some unusual catenary poles.

>> No.116137  

I really love the catenary poles which resemble gates. Even moreso the arched ones like that.
Even the old French 1500v, drools until a puddle forms

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>>116135
>>116137

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>>116137 -- The French arches, so visible in the 1955 world record film, remind me of a cathedral.

Pic snagged from http://www.marklinfan.net/sncf_bb_9004.htm



No.116132   [Reply]

http://en.rocketnews24.com/2014/07/14/why-do-japanese-cleaning-crews-bow-at-trains-foreigners-and-japanese-sound-off/



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209954 No.115835   [Reply]
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>>115873
Superb B&W lens art, there... and the desktop of the week.

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Virginia and Truckee Railway Motor Car 22 at the Nevada State Railroad Museum

The McKeen Motor Car Company of Omaha, Nebraska was a builder of internal combustion-engined railroad motor cars (railcars), constructing 152 between 1905–1917.[1] Founded by William McKeen, the Union Pacific Railroad's Superintendent of Motive Power and Machinery, the company was essentially an offshoot of the Union Pacific and the first cars were constructed by the UP before McKeen leased shop space in the UP's Omaha Shops in Omaha, Nebraska. The UP had asked him to develop a way of running small passenger trains more economically, and McKeen produced a design that was ahead of its time. Unfortunately, internal combustion engine technology was not, and the McKeen cars never found a truly reliable powerplant. From Wikipedia

Thanks to Kristine Mcnary.

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GMAM-4079

>> No.116056  

Hey! That one is on the NRHP!

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Dr Who - The Runaway Train - Full Audio Book http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qn8GcBkUHns - Arriving on Earth in 1864, the Eleventh Doctor and Amy must get a posse together to help them retrieve an alien artefact. The duo are chased across the Wild West by the alien race, their only hope of escape is catching the 3:25 train to Arizona... grow old and eyes are failing ... nice just to listen and relax

>> No.116087  

>>115848
Wikipedia: All engines were equipped to be run in either direction, as is not uncommon with marine engines; there was no reverse gear. To run in reverse, the engine had to be stopped, the camshaft shifted by the motorman to the reverse cam set, and the engine restarted in reverse.

>> No.116107  

>>116087

Sounds like a lotta hoo-ha to back that shit up.



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106702 No.116054   [Reply]

That feel when it is now virtually impossible to get new North American models trains for LGB.

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This can be model train general thread, I guess.

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tfw KATO only makes like 3 road numbers for each class one locomotive model.

>> No.116067  

If you're someone who needs more than three of the same model, you're someone who can renumber them. It cuts costs without sacrificing quality.

>> No.116069  

Would LGB have models of the Gay Crusader?

>> No.116071  

>>116069
http://instantrimshot.com

>> No.116073  

>>116064

>being such a shitter you can't renumber models yourself

You are literally the cancer that is killing model railroading as a hobby.

>> No.116094  

>>116073
It feels like the hobby has been comatose for a while now, tbh.

>> No.116099  

tfw I can't hold my hands still long enough to apply a decal at 1/160th scale. Probably couldn't even do a 1:1 scale straight either.



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