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Hahahaha it’s me ARetardedTurboliner

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in the Philippines they use de-powered JR 203's as diesel push-pull coaches and I thought that's pretty horrible/neat

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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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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.




A load for a railway wagon!

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Dashcam catches near miss with Metra train when lights and gates failed to activate until the train entered the crossing.




Check the signal house that's visible when the truck stops. It looks like signal maintainers are in there and they failed to activate the gates manually or allow them to activate automatically. Either way, that dude might not have a job after that video was released.


Saw that and they mentioned in the article that a signal maintainer had just arrived a few minutes earlier. I'll bet he was watching the action and was going "oh $hit.. oh-$hit..!" :^)


Surprisingly the DOT cares more about crossings then the FRA.

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>One of the last logging railroads in North America ended a century-long run Nov. 6 as Englewood Railway ceased operations on Vancouver Island off Canada’s West Coast.

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The authoritative book on this line was released a few weeks ago in case anyone is interested. It's big, the size of a phone book and just as thick. 390 pages. I know one of the authors and he indicated that there may be an addendum of pics to go with it at a later date, apparently a lot of pictures were cut from the final result and they're gauging the demand.

An update; as of mid-March the line is still silent. In fact there are railcars still parked on the mainline at several areas as if the crews just up & walked away after last years fatal accident. Lots of community pressure to reactivate the line. Unfortunately WFP (Western Forest Products) historically is a milling company, not a logging company… and they have little expertise in it. Fingers crossed smarter people with foresight will prevail. Maybe the recent fuel hikes will resurrect it.


Interesting choice, the last logger to go and the first C-liner to be wrecked.


WFP is looking for public input on what to do with the rail line.


(Sorry, can't start new threads for some reason).


TSB report is out on the fatal accident:


Also, (this is how it was told to me by a couple of people closely affiliated with the Englewood operation): it seems logging company officials have dug themselves a hole. In their zeal to dump the rail line & sell the assets for a quick short-lived buck for the shareholders & resulting performance bonuses, that they failed to resesrch the market. Apparently the steel in the rail is practically worthless on the used market & removal terribly expensive, more than they expected.

So, Western Forest Products is stuck paying millions to scrap everything and remediate the r.o.w. with money they don't have. Or they have to pay an awful lot to bring the line back into operation and update the old safety apparatus.

WFP has entertained the idea of a rail-trail because it would mean public funding to convert the line. A strange stance for a logging company that historically likes to prevent people going into their TFL's by barring access.

Also apparently there is a locomotive still sitting on the mainline since the accident. They can't move it because if they do, it's legal status makes it a train & they have to follow some strict rules by the federal govt, namely those costly safety upgrades the company isn't willing to spend & the govt isn't giving them an inch. It may get cut up where it sits but they haven't figured out a way to remove the prime mover.

In the mean time, i'm told everything is still there but weeds are slowly encroaching on the r.o.w. Nothing is being touched, no preventative maintenance.


Wow, just a real tragedy of small errors led to 3 people getting killed.
>Pin didn't completely fall.
>Derail was installed in rotten ties.
>Car derailed, but rerailed at the next switch.
>Track workers didn't have radios turned on to hear the warning.

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Y'all got your trains up around the tree yet?


>No Ithaqua gaudy Christmas setup this year.



Nah, I'll be playing with my 1:1 scale layout outside.

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It is going to get fixed


From what I gather…
>Truck driver blames the pilot car driver for leading him under the overpass
>Pilot car driver blames the trucking company for giving them bad directions
>Trucking company blames the subcontractor that did the route survey
>Subcontractor could not be reached for comment
>Someone's insurance is gong to foot the bill for the restoration, so yay?
Isn't this complete lack of accountability at all levels grand?


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In a nutshell…


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the whole point of the pilot car is to test clearances ahead of the trailer with a high pole, it shouldn't matter what route they take, the pole should've whacked into the bridge and the pilot should've stopped the convoy


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Per the story, it belongs to a private owner, and was being transported from the old site of the Indiana Transportation Museum to the new site. All involved are hoping insurance will cover the estimated $75,000 in repair costs.

God, the ITM situation was an unbelievable mess, and just when you thought it was over… RIP to the SW1 that DID get scrapped in this mess (although truth be told, it was beyond finished with being an operating piece)

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yes this was intentionally drawn bad
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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



My fave song of theirs, btw.

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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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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 :)


Lmao at all the tripfags in this thread thinking they're on some higher plane. Thanks for the laffs, especially you Dirty.
Just now heard Stone passed so I decided to check here.


Hey if any of you train kids see June Moon tell her to come to Salt Lake some time, my roommates have met her in different parts of the country and said she should come visit if she ain't up to anything.

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