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steam trains only
post em!
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LOL! I love these


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Late afternoon light , as a 15CA gets ready to depart Capital Park depot, for what was probably the last night working to Cullinan. I could be wrong but it is 9th May 1982. The shed is full of diesels where once steam stood proud. The few remaining steamers did not have long to go before the "Black September", when many services were cut and huge amounts of steam traction was withdrawn..


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August 6th 1973 and electrification is on the way for the Kroonstad Bloemfontein line. There was still a lot of traffic and many a load needed a banker from the Gunhill yard at Kroonsstad. Not the best photo I found, taken by American, Randy Scholl, but we see the tail end of 15F 3128 banking 15F 3054.



http://er24.info/tarlton-four-injured-train-vehicle-collide/ Four people sustained injuries ranging from moderate to severe after the vehicle they were traveling in collided with a train in Tarlton in Krugersdorp this afternoon.
When ER24 paramedics arrived on scene at 11H55, all of the occupants were out of the vehicle.
Upon closer inspection, paramedics found that the occupants sustained injuries ranging from moderate to serious.
The ER24 Oneplan helicopter transported a woman to Lenmed Randfontein for further medical care.
The other patients were transported by ER24 and another medical service on scene to nearby hospitals for further medical care.
The exact circumstances surrounding the incident weren’t clear to our paramedics but Metrorail and the SAPS were on scene for further investigations.

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A little hobo update. First, I have two cellphones, one is an unactivated iPhone 4s I just use as a camera. The charger for that broke and so a lot of pictures I've taken are in limbo rn. The other phone I have is my actual cell, it has a camera but its terrible & its really laggy online. So I'll be posting via some pictures I already posted on my Instagram and just screebcapped and with my friends computer I'll grab pictures my friend took and posted on his photography blog. Forming.tumblr if ur interested.

OK so I've been living in KCMO for a while but recently did a short trip for about 3 weeks. Started with Kansas City MO to Willow Springs IL, rode a 53" mini well, on BNSF. It was night so I didn't get any pictures. First pic is my friend after getting off our train we began our walk to the next yard for our east bound train.
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We rode Jersey City NJ to Harrisburg PA where we briefly got off and double checked where we were. After google maps told us we checked our notes, they told us a Chicago train arrives around 1pm, I checked the time and it was one, we were already on it so we just hopped back on.


It started raining somewhere past Horseshoe and we bailed from our miniwells in Conway, dodging workers, to ride a pig with wings or as you might know them a tofc. A dry(er) ride. That train doesn't usually stop before rolling into the yard in Chicago so you have to get off on the fly. Luckily for us it did stop to let another train by, we got off in South side Chicago on the first day of a 3 day punk festival. My friend and I split up and I met up some friends on the blue line and headed for the suburbs.


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I ran into a friend I hadn't seen in 3 years while in Chicago. When I met him those years back he was really green, he was a hitch hiker I happened to pick up with friends in Indiana (there's a punk fest there every two years where I meet lots of people) and I gave him tips on riding freight. He, me & the same person from NYC took the Metra to Willow Springs IL yet again to catch BNSF to kcmo. Once we got to KC we waited by the tracks under a bridge (arriving just minutes before it started pouring rain) when this colorful train rolled by.


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The rest of the power.


Sometime after the eclipse I plan on riding the transcon on BNSF to Bakersfield CA on a single train without getting off. I asked friends who've done it how long it takes and they said roughly 3 days. I've got business to take care of in my hometown. Bakersfield being the closest I can get by freight, and that's still a 2 hour bus ride away. I might get off along the way just to have a night of not being trapped on a train. And then continue west.

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Does anyone know of a model layout featuring a Quiet zone with wayside horns?


I dont know of one, because Quiet Zones are generally considered to be a bad idea by the community and they are obnoxious.


>I dont know of one, because Quiet Zones are generally considered to be a bad idea by the community and they are obnoxious.

I don't know how can anyone sleep in a country where every time there's a train plus a crossing: BLAAP-BLAAP-BLA-BLAAAAP!!! At 180 dB.

In much of the world, the motorists are simply supposed to yield in unguarded crossings and carelessness is punished by a strike of force major. That is what the insurance company and the court would also decide, should one live.

And wayside horns. So that the train doesn't actually need to pull the horn to produce the noise pollution. Can't decide if this is genius or not.

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An under-construction tunnel under the Rhine valley line collapsed on saturday. Sensors detected it and the line was closed before a train derailed.

The tunnel is part of the efforts to quad-track the Rhine valley line. It is build with a TBM, which runs at the shallow depth of 5 meters there, as it is close to the portal.

The line carries about 300 trains per day so being closed possibly for weeks will have a heavy impact on traffic in south Germany and towards Switzerland. Especially since the other mainline to Switzerland Stuttgart-Singen, 70 km east, is also closed for repairs.

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Spotted in a Swedish magazine from 1952. This is a dial-and-pointer station indicator from a Milanese tram.


Interesting, any idea anyone, was it tachometer and time based or just a simple wind-up clock?

Haven't seen anything like this before.


Seems there were several methods.
1. An electric signal at each stop.
2. Odometer control on diesel or steam lines.
3. Manual change.

Teknisk Tidskrift anno 1952, relevant pages (text is in Swedish):
http://runeberg.org/tektid/1952/0323.html and

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Any idea what this is on about?


"Covers the two experimental locos, in particular showing the vast amount of money poured into the British model for such a low return"

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What's up with these fucking normies posting on our board? Like seriously this is 1chan we're not fucking around here. Either talk about trains or gtfo. Fucking Bullshit honestly, the janitors here need to step up their game

>you will never work for JR rail



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Woah… The stepsister is getting something new.

Month old: A DD200 diesel-electric road switcher.


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Five months old: A DB500 diesel-hydraulic yard tractor.

How well will they work out for JR Freight?


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That thing is a apparently adorable 180 kW or so.

They both feel like a quick and easy low cost renewal solution (not helped by their financial situation I guess) considering the sunset of the DE10. That sideways cab control tho, much like its predecessors and hybrid cousin.

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Trains, they're coming boys!


You may want to have a gander at those numbers my friend.

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