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In Denmark, bumpers on cars are called cow-catchers.
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I remember. The struggle was real.



I'm pretty sure that the guy in the middle there is the one who just recently got canned from Amtrak in Chicago


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In addition to TMY 106, Lars von Trier’s “Dancer in the Dark” had T43 107 showing up in Great Northern colours.


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I have no idea. I haven't been fanboying Amtrak like I used to.


is this real??

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Have any of you ever made a rail speeder or ridden on one? I have plans to buy an old dirt bike and put some train wheels on it so I can rip along abandoned tracks at 50 mph.
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That is correct and we don't run on abandoned rail we run on active rail with the railroads permission. Safety is #1 as we would like to be invited back again next time. We have insurance as well.


Something I would live to try one day, but it's prohibitively expensive. How would one get a ride at a NARCOA event?


I would sign up and become a NARCOA member. Then you can get on the mailing list and find out who is going where and ask if they have a spare seat. The last run I was on had about 15 cars and about 10 empty seats. If one is near you just show up but be sure to have good boots and a high visibility vest and long pants.


I've ridden them a few times a long time ago. They were the open air types like the one seen in the Buster Keaton movie 'The Railrodder.' Had one memorable trip with a signal maintainer after a 3 day blizzard. CP Rail mainline from Cochrane, Alberta to Radnor. F–king cold. :^)


I do want a Speeder someday myself
Need to find a junker or one that needs work or restoration
CHEAP of course hehe

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I wish trains had wheels because my bus is late
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Trains do in fact have wheels


Wrong type for OP’s sulk. Not that they would help, because road trains would have even greater problems in city traffic than buses already do.


It's called a tram anon


Holy crap, if only those had caught on Light Rail would look more like mid-century American design, and not Euro-Trash leftovers.


>>5659 I would build a Rail Bus like that but I'd try to find a 15 passenger Shorty bus like it

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We talked a lot about trains over the years but the important question is.. do you like planes too?


Someone find that old shoop of a locomotive merged with an airplane. I don't think I have it anymore.


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What would be the consequences of a planetrain with the exhaust feeding into the successive engines?

Elsewhere, there is this bonkers concept.


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I like planes.


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Still waiting for Glasgow Airport Rail Link. Latest idea is to build it as a tram-train, avoiding building an expensive heavy rail line over a motorway. Personally I think a better idea would be to use the old Paisley & Renfrew Railway, but that would mean passengers from the south-west would have to change trains at Hillington West rather than Paisley Gilmour Street.


/air/ board when!?

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"Fuck, we're dead"


Is that from the Washington incident?


Link to video?

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Post 'em if you got 'em.
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At least there's a reason for that. That's my "reading light". I also have, for some reason, two sets of cab lights - red and white. I hate those red lights - they make everything really hard to read, especially on the pink paper I have to use for Sunday schedules.


That is an option with the new GE engines. I don't care much for the red lights. I just want a dimmer switch.


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I'm no driver, but it would certainly be a comfortable place in the peak hour crush lol.


So I've got to ask: what's the difference between the town and country options on the horn?


>>5926 – “Town” is softer, “Country” is louder.

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2chan japan rail thread, just for fun:

go http://dat.2chan.net/r/futaba.htm
bring something back, bonus points for translating.
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>>5884 – There is a Japanese website, maidtrain.info (probably a dead site), that states on its About page that the first railco to run maid trains was Kashima Rinkai – of Girls&Panzer fame – using their KRT-7000 express DMU, the Marine Liner Hamanasu.


This gives my boner a boner.


>>5887 – It gets weirder still. It seems that Kashima Rinkai worked with another small railco, Hitachinaka Seaside, to hire cosplay maids from Tokyo Akihabara, and both companies ran maid trains.

And the big blink-blinker? I do not know if it did happen, but there were plans to run butler trains as well, with staff from the Swallowtail Butler Café.


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pretty pink 😻


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Odakyu’s venerable Romance Car LSE had its last run today.

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It’s a crappy image, dragged out of the bowels of the Internet, but one can still read this as the Colorado&Southern #9.
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>The day after, buses took over.
Bustitution is truly a crime against mass transportation, and foamers.


The LNER Encyclopedia has a collection of rail-related poetry here:


Now that some of you are heading into red-lobster-season, it is surely time for this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cl4pJwcE7JI – “Snow” (1963)


Hans Christian Lumbye wrote the Copenhagen Railway Steam Galop around the time the first railway went into operation in Denmark.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8-itpIIZdA – As you can hear, the DRSO had a good run.

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And Now For Something Different… German steamers:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmHKGPqdxfI – Steamers in 2017.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8W-xxksxoQ – Steamers in 2018.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AchAsfv632E – A wartime steamer with a military train in 2010.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_WnbinFyEo – Three different steamers on a special.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoBqRQ0uo1w – Steam on the Geislingen bank.


Who runs these? Are they sponsored by DB or privately run?


>>5913 – I think it is all kinds of everything. The locos and stock are owned by museums, clubs and societies, I velieve, but much of the track is DB track.

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I had a wedding on Saturday. I was driving to it about half an hour early just in case, and was mildly annoyed that, yet again, the gates came down just in front of me. In the middle of my U-turn, I saw these coming and gunned it to a block away before hopping out of my car in a bow tie with 2 cameras on a holster. There was one guy with a tiny camcorder. I think I startled him.

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