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In August, 1967, two freight trains collided at Shinjuku station, resulting in a fire that ate 72 tons of jet fuel, and an all-day shutdown.

The cause, IIUC, was driver distraction and slow braking action.

Those of you that have watched driver’s-eye videos from Japan, have very likely often heard a reminder of this incident, namely the tic-toc-tic-toc sound heard from the ATS ringing ‘upcoming stop’ until the train actually stops.



Not to be a troll or anything but…
72 tons is like one or two tank cars and…
hurr durr did it melt steel beams?


Really just one tank car.

A good average is 30 tons per empty car and 100 tons loaded. At least for hoppers and tanks. Autoracks and pigs are stupid light even while loaded. Like only 30-40 tons.


No, but it gave JFK autism on the moon. Having said that, I might be getting my crazies mixed up.

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steam trains only
post em!
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There's two and they're on a ranch in some bumblefuck town in Texas. A good friend of mine goes out there every so often and helps the guy rebuild them because they need some kind of restoration or rebuilding. I see progress pictures sneak out every so often.


I thought that was the norman operation of steam engines, essentially rebuilding the boiler every few years?


Sure, that's normal for operating locomotives but I don't know if these have ever operated stateside, thus it's likely the same rebuild stretched out over a really long time.



Every 1,472 days of operation, they've got to inspect and repair the entire boiler, yeah. Sometimes that involves replacing the whole thing, other times it's less intensive. So, tourist lines that operate their engines frequently have to rebuild every 4-5 years, but big mainline engines that only operate a few dozen days a year can go for nearly 15 years between Form 4 overhauls.


The FRA requires any steam locomotive running on an FRA governed railroad to have 31 day, 92 day, and annual inspections. These are a little less stringent and are for things like running gear, brake valves, and stay bolt caps. Before you put it in service for the first time AND after 1,472 steam days (any day the boiler is brought up to a certain pressure, I think 150 psi) or fifteen years (whichever comes first), you have to perform a complete teardown and inspection and rebuild of the locomotive. Here's a link from Cornell Law that lays out when inspections are required.

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So why wouldn't we start the first RZD thread on the new 1chan?

As usual: I provide you with stuff, you provide me with questions and topics for discussion on the subject. Something like this basically.
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And these two hanging around in pair pull configuration could be its engines. Sr1:s in mainline are getting rare


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On my 4 car InterCity to Pori an sr1 is to be expected.


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Also managed to get a sip of an edo face.


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Actually I'm not done with your question yet :)
As for RZD itself, I think the monocab (or steering car if you wish) concept is heavily overlooked here. Apart from DDB1 made for BCh there is even actual groundwork for these in the shape of Transmashholding's double-deck cars and I think some single-deck models (all product of TVZ) which are equipped with a digital bus which can connect all cars and the locomotive into the common network but as far as I know it was never used other than on tests or at least never connected to a locomotive (being used only between cars) but it looks like the main point of this whole system is to provide a technology for operation of monocabs (steering cars). But the main problem is there isn't any cars with cabs in the TVZ's lineup while it would be actually useful to have such trains as Moscow - Voronezh - Moscow express being able to operate in both directions without uncoupling from a loco. The other problem is that only EP10 and EP20 locomotives support this technology and other passenger locomotives do not have multiple unit sockets at all and cargo-passenger locomotives or road switchers which also work with passenger (only suburban in case of switchers) trains have hardware-based multiple unit technology so apart from using top-tier dual-system 7200 kW locomotives you would need to modernize a locomotives which are expected to work with monocabs. Actually that's basically the treatment that 2M62Us and 2TE116s got to be paired with the aforementioned "pseudo-DMUs".


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But I think in case of RZD it would be useful only for <400-km range trains with only places for sitting, the niche (if we are talking of intercity service) which is currently being taken over by Lastochka EMUs (Siemens Desiro modified and produced by Ural railway engineering works of Sinara Group), by the way a bad decision but that's not the point, so there are only a few trains like Bryansk of Voronezh express trains or also not a whole lot of regional suburban trains which aren't DMUs (which often use just random unused FPK's passenger cars and random loco) for which this technology could be used so it isn't much real perspectives. But still RZD could order from Transmashholding these 160 km/h double-deckers with monocabs for these Bryansk and Voronezh rapid trains (or also the upcoming double-deck express from Rostov-na-Donu to Adler) and connect them to EP20 locomotives which are already used with them and that's probably the only case which will benefit from this technology but… probably RZD have never even looked into this.

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View from the office
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245 km/h (152mph) 1980 Rosslyn to De Wildt South Africa Locomotive 6e 1525….High speed pantographs was tested for British rail on locomotive number E1525. The idea was abandoned thereafter. E1525 was modified for high speed experiments and holds the world narrow gauge speed record of 245 km/h (153mph )


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 No.1259[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

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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So *that's* how you get to Narita Airport!


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Warning – Low bridge!


Less than 4 feet! I wonder what the purpose of the bridge is? Animal Crossing?


I was all ready to say "it's clearly a pedestrian path" and then I realized that four feet is stupid low.

Maybe it is, though. Maybe Willy Wonka moved his factory to Japan and this is in the Oompa Loompa's housing district.


Four foot is about average height for Japan, isn't it?

I was going to make a joke about what happens if a vehicle hits it, but the gauge is probably wrong.

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Someone has actually done something for those that want to play commuter train driver.


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are there any good train related games on steam
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it definitely looks interesting, but I don't know if I'd be will to spend ten dollars on it. It just seems kinda like a phone game.



I do play it on my tablet as well as the desktop (great travel game!), 1chan followed the alpha and beta testing for a while so maybe we just have a soft spot for the game. I was more than happy to give them my ten of dollars, but you could always wait until a sale pops up.


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You could give GMOD a try if you don't already have it, it's incredibly fun for multiplayer operations. You have to have a lot of patience though. Pic related is my model of an FEC Mountain, took about 2 weeks to fully finish.


>One of the most flexible games ever made
>Uses it to build trains

1chan, please don't ever change. I mean it. I love you fellow nerds.


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It was bound to happen – for real.

MTR Express in Sweden has named one of their Gothenburg–Stockholm trains Trainy McTrainface following a poll run by them and the newspaper Metro.


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I think somebody used one of teh_fuhr3r's pictures for this Minecraft art.
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Well maybe in Russia trains are still considered too unusual hobby to be totally okay with but many "normal" people actually kinda like trains (not as an interest but just sorta peace of mind) so it is unlikely you will be treated like a nutjob should anyone find out about this hobby. It is more likely some slight misunderstanding rather than plain arrogance.

But NO ONE actually can logically justify why they think it is… not an obvious interest even though regular cars or planes are totally fine in everyone's eyes! And this is the common trait between both hemispheres, am'right? Only one familiar girl of mine actually managed to give somewhat of a logical explanation to this and the funny thing she is totally okay with the foaming.


Whoever he is he has damn fine taste in train pictures. :^)


Not my photo, but if I were, I wouldn't mind having it sprayed around meinkraft!

Trains are a weird hobby. I think we're all over it.


What the heck mod is THIS?!


I suppose the answer is on the same picture:)

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