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ITT: Objectively ugly engines


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As much as I love them…3 windows is never the right number.


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Y’know, I thought of Alco when you said that

Our railroads here in VA weren’t ready for the future

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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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oh wait nevermind


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I'm really hoping Soyuz-5 will be something actually practical. II gen Soyuz is great but it already depleted its potential. S-5 shall be convertible into heavy and superheavy carriers and very well might get reusable stages.



>>6412 – The site was nicknamed the Boeing Spawning Grounds after this accident.



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yep, for all you plane foamers they shredded these fuselages on site.

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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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Rip stobe


I met Stobie in el paso, hanging out with some hiker trash. we all smoked and drank and played flute… He was a dude of major intelligence to say the least having very "grown up" conversations… mentioned he always carried bail money


Rest In Peace Stobe




Why didn’t you like Stobe?

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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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love trains call me and lets talk about it(1chan is not your personal army)


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.

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Union Pacific - 475 Railroad Workers, 200 Contract Jobs layoffs.



.016% of the workforce.


More like 1%, but whatever.


Tariffs begin to bite, film at 11.

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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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Do all these light-emitting diodes make this thing a LED Sled?


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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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Good night sweet princess


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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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> How can I get Into trains
Hang around other railfans, learn, ask questions (not too stupid though), see technical literature or articles (start from wiki, then go deeper into their sources).

>Any practical side to the hobby?

Becoming a photographer for a railway magazine (or just improving your photo skills via transport photography), building your own backyard railway and then making it commercial, going to a railway college and then becoming a railway employee if you wanna go truly hardcore.


find something that interests you within the hobby. maybe there's a specific railroad or railway somewhere that'll interest you in particular.


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.

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Anyone take the train in Taiwan? Am going on a trip am wondering what to expect.

Just from reading about it, I'm going to get a huge kick many of the trains are the same models as they have in Japan.


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Taiwan train derailment in Yilan County kills at least 18.


Maybe you should reconsider if you are going to travel in Taiwan after this accident.


Why should Anon1 do so? Are railcrashes that frequent on Taiwan?


Taiwan is like visiting China but everyone is nice and the country is relatively clean, but not autistic like the Japanese

Fuck no am I going to reconsider going there


According to the news the Limited Express "Puyuma" sets were 5-years old and made by Nippon Sharyo so its not really suspect. What they do suspect is something on the track or maintenance issues.



>A spokesman for Taiwan Yilan District Court told Reuters the driver told his bail hearing he switched off the system himself to boost the train’s power when it had slowed down on an earlier stretch of the journey.

>Reuters was not able to reach the train driver, You Zhen-zhong, 48, for comment. He was granted bail of T$500,000 ($16,167) and barred from leaving Taiwan after being detained for the investigation.


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A fire broke out in an InterCity Express travelling between Köln and Frankfurt yesterday, 2018-10-12. No deaths, five light injuries among 510 passengers.


News video:


not bad

forgot my marshmallows though


>utterly disintegrated, including the frame

And then they say aluminium is just as good as steel, just lighter…


WTH was do flamable?



It is curious. All i've found so far is a report that it was a "technical fault" in the last car and that the fire spread to the adjoining car. I'll assume something went wrong on the HV side of things.. traction motor failure? ..or maybe something in an electrical cabinet? ..burning electrical insulation?

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