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Hello 1chan, boys club likes trains too


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I forget if Sage works on this board or not, I'm pretty sure it doesn't anymore if it ever did.

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Hobo Stobe died a few days ago somewhere near Baltimore, word on the rails is he was drunk and didn't see/hear an approaching Amtrak, it's believed he moves out the way at the last second but his pack got caught and he was dragged then ended up underneath. He was a big name in the hobo world, expect to see lots of "RIP Stobe the Hobo" graffiti appearing on trains. There was no one with him when it happened so we can't be positive he was drunk but the guy was an alcoholic so I think he was. Not making it personal but most people in our world who know me know I didn't like the guy, with that being said I never would of wished death on the guy. Another hobo legend was hit by a train recently too, he's still alive. That's Hobo Shoestring, he lost 2 fingers and might lose a third to infection. I'm really curious how often do you think Amtrak hits people?

Pic is Stobe.
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You wanna know the best way to hop a train?

There isn't one. It's a pretty dumb thing to do. Stay off of them and save everyone the headache.


I think a fair way to put it is that for most of us on this board, we like trains, but we also like being alive.

In my case, I don't ride because, again, I quite like the whole staying alive thing, but also because I live in a country where it's completely impractical. If I were to hop on a passing freight train, I'm not going to end up anywhere useful. It'll be the local coal-fired power plant or the steel works further down the line, neither of which sound like particularly fun places to be without supervision and PPE. They're also fully fenced in, which is a legal requirement of both the network as a whole but also any connected facility.


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What happened to this board? I know I'm the only one who was here as long ago as 2006-7 AND was a hobo before that and now 90% of the whole board is 'bos making shitty posts and old farts trying to discourage them. We'll never agree on anything except that we all like trains. Having said that,

1. stfu
3. goto 1.


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Newfoundland narrow gauge. Funny, I was just reading a kitbash article for the NF110's in S-scale last night.

The Nfld line looks neat, but I confess I know next to nothing about it.


I've got more but I am a phonefriend today… I'll post them later this week if I remember. That pic I posted is one of my own if you care about such things :)

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How can I get I
Into trains? What exactly does your hobby all entail?
Right now all a know is a think trains are really cool.
Is there. Any practical side to the hobby?
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No hobby is practical. It's a means of escape. :^)


Options available:

Spotting (gotta catch 'em all!): Get an Ian Allen ABC, write down loco/unit numbers, tick off all the ones you've seen until you have seen them all.

Filming/photography: Get a camera. Post pics/videos to 1chan/flickr/youtube

Volunteer at a heritage railway: This will consume all your weekends, and mostly involves hanging around with grumpy old men. Not recommended if you want an actual social life.

Build a model railway: All the fun of the real thing but without going outside.


>Build a model railway: All the fun of the real thing but without going outside.

Will empty your wallet too.




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A lot people showed up along the whole route.


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No, I meant the the train going slow like you thought. I thought the issue was going to be with goobers trying to pace the train blocking traffic, but it turned out that the blockage was the backup motorcade that was following the train escorted by loads of police. They were keeping pace with the train just in case something stopped the train, they'd be right there to move the casket to the hearse and continue the procession.

Anyway, here's a fairly quick sloppy edit of the one single shot I got today.


And people say train spotting is dying…


I mean, it is for me. This was the first solo trip I've ever done exclusively to see train(s). It had been years before this since I went on a train spotting trip.

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“Railroad Reorganization” by Stuart Daggett, Harvard U.; 1908.



Too lazy to make a new thread, so sticking some books here:

https://archive.org/details/standardcodeofam00amer – ARA Standard Code, anno 1897.
https://archive.org/details/standardciphe00amer – ARA Standard Cipher Code, anno 1906.
https://archive.org/details/ciphercodeofwor00shea – Cipher for RR employees, anno 1892.
https://archive.org/details/generalciphercod00rail – Railway Express Agency cipher, anno 1930

https://archive.org/details/unicodeuniversa00unkngoog – Unicode, anno 1889


In case someone is interested in how the Boys/Girls in Camo do it:
http://www.apd.army.mil/epubs/DR_pubs/DR_a/pdf/web/tm4_14x21.pdf – US Army Technical Manual 4-14.21: Rail Safety.


Is it this long since I found a book?

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/56688 – Handbook of Railroad Construction” by George L. Vose (1857)
A large dose of mid-19th c. US practice of building a railroad from bare ground up.


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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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Station Colours has moved from stationcolours.info to stationcolours.com. Still deals with getting the paint colours right when modelling stations on British railways.



Wow. Showing with lights how easy it will be to find a space in a given car.


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Have such thing in metro and on metro-rail in Moscow for a year at least. Really useful, at least on metro-rail. It's just a normal plastic paint though, because all our trains stop precisely at the sign:)

Although I guess the other reason for the electronic demarcation might be that trains with different door patterns might stop at the same platform.


Plus, if I understood the article correctly, the lights also show how easy it is to find space in each car.



Minato Monthly’s December front page image is very topical for /rail/. A potential wallpaper, too.

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yes this was intentionally drawn bad
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i like the genesis


Not only were they built ulgy but they were also built without function in mind. Something goes wrong in a F40PH you csn take parts of it off for acess with a Grnesis nope gotta cut a hole and then weld it back up. The cab intior is cramped snd a mess, they have crap aceleration, and are not very realible. While the name Genesis might share its nsme with the Biblicle book of creation you won't find intelgrnt desighn there.


You found the question that broke Ham worse than I've ever seen.


>>6523 – People are raised to believe they must hate something.


Here is the thing my opion does not matter as I neather run nore mataine them but if you ask the people who do and have also worked on F40s they will almost always agree F40s are better except for the noise. Also what kind of cab does a Genesis have?….

An Abacab

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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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I think someone was tossing up an idea for a freight DMU, but if one such could carry a fourty-footer and drag a few more, it might become a nice little last-miler for a business park or a small industry park.


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Anyone wants something like this on hir desk?


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Oh? Yesterday (2018-10-14) was Railway Day in Japan, as it was on that day in 1872 that the first railway began operating.

A few images shot at a railway festival last year:


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Chuggington meets Okayama…


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No wonder there was a long line waiting to ogle this Sapporo tram.

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If anything, what surprises me the most is that it took this long for these to show up around here.


It always irks me when I see cheap garbage like this being sold to Joe Public who doesn't know any better. Though to be fair, SOME of these bargain-basement train sets actually work decently.


It gets worse still. These are the first model trains I have seen on sale here. Ever.

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We talked a lot about trains over the years but the important question is.. do you like planes too?
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yep, for all you plane foamers they shredded these fuselages on site.


Planes can’t swim…


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I'll be missing the 1st stage booster separation.

Still, supposedly 1 engine is more economical than 5 and 1 stage is easier to fly back home.


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Ares 1 was rad. Pity it didn't proceed.



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