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File: 1509999449759.jpg (410.34 KB, 1280x960, Hakone Tozan 2000 series.jpg)

 No.4802[Reply]

Q: When is a Japanese trainset a “Sankt Moritz” class?
A: When it is a Hakone Tozan 2000 series.

Note: Hakone Tozan Railway and Rhätische Bahn (Rhaetian Railway) are sister railroads.

 No.4819

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The world of steep adhesion railways seems a secret society.



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 No.4613[Reply]

Does anybody have any full english scans of Densha De D? I saw that the first two chapters were translated, but nothing else.

 No.4818

I have only ever seen the first two, and to get at them I had to venture into the hive of XXX and more XXX that’s otherwise known as e-hentai. Oh, well… at least I got to see a Shikoku 2000 GT (in one of the not-yet-translated chapters).



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 No.4730[Reply]

How does JR rail compare to Western rail?
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 No.4739

>>4732
Different situation across different sectors of Japanese railway too. But the big thing across privatised asian systems* is business diversification, especially if they're set up to survive on their own. The other part is critical mass by passenger numbers - loss leaders aren't a big thing iirc and the railway business on its own can make money, but they're often part of larger groups (Hankyu, Seibu [lol tsutsumi], Odakyu, Keio, etc) which also tend to make money.
JR is a special case because it was like washing away the old pain in that the big 3 formed with silver spoons after privatisation. The big 3 JRs also make money while the others suffer a bit (JR Hokkaido suffers a lot).

The diversity is pretty broad too. JRs can do their own beverages and water, hospitals, farms, in house rolling stock design (down to small details like custom network connectors) and construction, infrastructure design, etc.

Also the role of the railway in society. Everyone takes the train at some point.

Someone else who knows US rail better can chime in, but they do move fuckloads more freight than anyone else and non-human cargo doesn't complain as much, nor does it require air and water (usually).

*You're allowed to laugh at the mess that happened in Singapore though.

 No.4765

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>>4731
>The railways of Europe are a completely different ballgame to the railroads the other side of the Atlantic…

North American railways are more than just long haul freights across the desert. The NEC would be just as home in the UK as the WCML and ECML.

 No.4766

File: 1509320605959.gif (1.67 MB, 640x360, rikka-train-strut.gif)

Rail transit and Amtrak work best in the Northeastern US because the cities are densely packed and centuries old.

 No.4767

>>4765
Your retarded terminal operations would suggest otherwise

 No.4803

>>4767
What retarded terminal operations? Fill me in because I want to model them.



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 No.4796[Reply]

I was reading a bit in the 19th c. ARA rulebook. Back then, they still had green for caution and white for clear. Oh, and the crossing chime was a Zulu (long-long-short-short). The Quebec (long-long-short-long) was still in the future.

 No.4797

White for clear? Really? Does it have anything about lunar for restricted speed?

 No.4800

Nope, only these three, and named Brit-wise as Clear, Caution and Danger. OTOH, they did have blue for cars not to be moved or hooked to.

There is a copy on the Internet Archive, btw:
https://archive.org/details/standardcodeofam00amer

 No.4801

It seems that back then, good yellow glass plain did not exist, and the searchlight was still twenty-odd years in the future.

http://mysite.du.edu/~jcalvert/railway/railamps.htm



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 No.4787[Reply]

Choo-choo


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 No.3569[Reply]

Celebrating April Fools, let's have a tread dedicated to jokes and all sorts of intentional and unintentional humor on the railway and transport in general.

Asking for explanation is okay since not everyone possibly can understand the specifics which form the joke. Also the explanation or translation can be given right away like this, for example.
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 No.3625

File: 1491769562572.png (30.65 KB, 580x200, dirkjan-trein.png)

>"Today I have to go to Amsterdam but its always such a hassle to park the car"
>"Why don't you take the train?"
>"And its bound to happen that I can't find a parking place for that either"

 No.3626

File: 1491770484742.jpg (1.59 MB, 2448x3264, 3af77d7d_upload.jpg)

Nothing Ductape can't fix

 No.3640

>>3624
In case I'm really terrible at translating puns… The other way you could translate that is:

> Nothing, let it pass.

"Проехали" in Russian means both "passed by" and "nevermind".

 No.3670

File: 1492362334067.jpg (182.23 KB, 998x520, juveleotolstoy.jpg)

>>3640
>trying to esplain czeekivreeki

Anglos won't *get it*

 No.4782

File: 1509747077638.png (84.57 KB, 560x174, fingerpori $ read in train.png)

Only like 10 more "man train" puns.

>>3670
Bear walks in a forest, sees a burning car…



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 No.4769[Reply]

Miss ya buddy.

Dec. 3, 1986 - Oct. 31, 2009
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 No.4774

>>4773
I'm sure that Cornelius Vanderwreck has passed away.

 No.4775

>>4773

It's been long enough that I had to check ED for the dude's username, which was Ytter.

>>4774

Inb4 Corny shows up with his usual "I AIN'T DEAD YET!!!"

 No.4776

File: 1509613073132.jpg (957.83 KB, 3000x2019, be1a5d55-6b5c-4649-a63b-83….jpg)

rip in peace, ytter

 No.4777

>>4773
He made some weird post then stole a car then an hero

 No.4778

ohshit has it really been 8 years? Wow…

RIP ytter.



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 No.4733[Reply]

Hey, so I've been lurking here for about a year now. I'm not sure if y'all have had this question asked a whole ton before (though I'd bet you have, somewhere along the line), but here goes. These days, are the railways (US) good to work for? Class 1 or Class 3 or in-between, I don't really care, I'm just wondering if the railways take care of their employees and if the job is good. Hardship obviously comes with every job, but do the cons outweigh the pros in this industry? Thanks y'all.

Puc unrelated.

 No.4734

File: 1508823931247.jpg (61.46 KB, 700x392, renfe2a.jpg)

This is an unuusual locomotive, so I did a bit of digging:

"The only Spanish Franco-Crosti was equipped with a preheater below the boiler, so the overall height was considerable. It was originally planned to have preheaters at the side, when conversion of a MZA 1400 was contemplated.

I have seen it said that the most striking feature is that the exhaust "was placed in the center of the boiler, through the barrel" which would seem to be highly impractical in that boilers tend to be rather full of heating tubes. Having said that, this picture does seem to show something that looks rather like a chimney half-way along the boiler. The gas route currently remains rather a puzzle."

As for working for the railroad, it's a shitshow according to everyone I know that does.

 No.4735

>Do they take care of the employees.
No, not really.

If you're young, willing to work shitty hours, outdoors, doing large amounts of dangerous manual labor, it's alright. You make a decent enough living but if you work in transportation you won't have a life.

The track department and car department are pretty nice, but they're even more physically demanding with less pay.

This shit isn't for everyone, somedays I even wonder if I made the right call getting caught up in it.

 No.4737

From hat I gather transportation is a shitshow with low pay and long hours, and freight is better with more pay but the longest hours. It's not something everybody should get caught up in, but if you like it, by all means, try

 No.4749

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>>4734

Interestingly, FS Class 743 which was featured prominently in Saving Private Ryan had a similar arrangement. Preheaters (but on the side) and twin smokestacks arranged near the exterior of the center of the boiler.

 No.4770

You do get railroad retirement though, but thats instead of social security.

Other than that… eeeeehhhhhhh no, get an admin job with the railroads. That way the worst things you'll have to deal with are layoffs, constant boredom and creeping obesity from all the food you eat at all the regulatory meeting you're mandated to attend.



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 No.4722[Reply]

choo choo motherfuckers

i come from 4chan and i cant believe this imageboard is still going on since 2003.

what's your secret?(Yup, it's trains, and it doesn't look like you've got them.)
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 No.4756

>>4755
The ironic part is that the kids who post that stuff are the same who make ">tfw no gf" threads or whatever the modern equivalent is.

 No.4759

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 No.4760

This thread is a dumpster fire that just started.

 No.4762

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 No.4764

>>4722
>implying the whole site isn't newfag cancer



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 No.4746[Reply]

I would not be at all surprised, were I to learn that Staff-chan is somewhere and somewhen involved in staff-and-ticket working.

 No.4747

See f.ex http://sdrsignalling.com/Staff_and_Ticket.html

(Above image is from cosplayisland.co.uk, a cosplaying site in the UK)

 No.4750

I've never understood the point of silly token based train movement authority except before the invention of the telegraph.

If you have a railroad RoW surely you can construct some telegraph wire and communicate a train has cleared a block before issuing authority to another.

 No.4752

On a short branch with little traffic, a staff-type token may well be all the train control needed. Throw the switch to get onto the branch, throw it back once you're in, pull the staff to lock the switch. Reverse the sequence when you get back.

Come to think of it, I think some working lines in Japan still use tokens, at least the coin type. Ever seen videos/pix where driver and/or station manager are holding wire loops with leather pockets on?

 No.4763

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>>4752
I imagine with some the management just forgot about their existence and staff just get paid out of routine.



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