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File: 1543030034734.jpg (1.82 MB, 4032x3024, image.jpg)

 No.6444[Reply]


My GrandFather, my Dad and all my uncles worked for Erstern Pacific/UP all their lives. Railroads are dangerous places. My Uncle Albert was killed at work when a box car door fell on him, my dad almost got killed when an idiot mechanic defeated the deadman switch and the engine crashed into his office, destroying the WP concrete offices and his workmate got accidentally COUPLED—-Joe was alive to call his wife and kids and to dictate his will. He died 41seconds after they decoupled him

Lessons Learned:
1. Always Eye 👁 Ball ⚽️ the Rollbys
2. Never go under the cars to cross
3. Do not walk between gaps in train cars
4. To test if a train is about to leave, throw a pebble against a Tank Car. The customer will lose money on gasoline tank cars because gas ⛽️ will spoil after 30 days!!! Filled tank cars have priority.
5. Never completely close a box car—closed box cars get locked!!!
6. Never hop trains drunk or stoned—-wait until you are onboard.
7. Never break a seal on a sealed box car—-that’s a FELONY!!!
8. Try to carry a camera and stand with you. FOMIES rarely get hit with Tresspassing charges.
RIP Strobe Dah HOBO!!!

 No.6446

> To test if a train is about to leave, throw a pebble against a Tank Car. The customer will lose money on gasoline tank cars because gas ⛽️ will spoil after 30 days!!! Filled tank cars have priority.
That is one of the dumbest things I've ever read.

It's almost as dumb as
>Joe was alive to call his wife and kids and to dictate his will. He died 41seconds after they decoupled him
But not quite.

 No.6466

Train hopping is not something that we encourage on 1chan. We tend to have a focus on safety because several of us have worked on trains at some point. This is not the forum for sharing tips on how to catch trains. Please don't do this again.



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 No.6053[Reply]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Trimley_Branch_Line_-_Freightliner_70017.jpg

1. Don’t die.
2. Don’t make others die.
3. A good shift is when everyone gets to return home to their families. Make all shifts good shifts.

 No.6437

Casse-Toi.



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 No.6388[Reply]

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

https://www.wsj.com/articles/union-pacific-to-lay-off-nearly-500-workers-1540319983

 No.6389

.016% of the workforce.

 No.6390

>>6389
More like 1%, but whatever.

 No.6405

Tariffs begin to bite, film at 11.



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 No.6116[Reply]

Tt

 No.6120

File: 1536006196277.jpg (95.05 KB, 1854x1040, Tama.jpg)


 No.6381

>>6120
Good night sweet princess

 No.6383

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 No.6369[Reply]

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.

 No.6370

File: 1540218550556.jpg (41.32 KB, 650x400, 1.jpg)

Taiwan train derailment in Yilan County kills at least 18.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-45932991

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

 No.6372

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

 No.6373

>>6370
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

 No.6377

>>6370
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.

 No.6379

>>6370
>>6377

>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.


https://www.reuters.com/article/us-taiwan-accident/taiwan-driver-granted-bail-after-18-killed-in-train-crash-idUSKCN1MX057



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 No.6346[Reply]

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.

Story:
https://www.thelocal.de/20181012/train-fire-on-major-german-rail-route-triggers-major-rescue-operation
https://www.dw.com/en/fire-on-german-high-speed-train-forces-evacuation/a-45865116

News video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KK41UF2xsxg

 No.6347

not bad

forgot my marshmallows though

 No.6350

>utterly disintegrated, including the frame

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

 No.6360

WTH was do flamable?

 No.6366


 No.6375

>>6360
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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 No.6361[Reply]

Includes F40PHs, P40s, Pacific Parlour Cars, and some other odds n' ends. If the link doesn't work right, it's the first listing under "Non-Construction Business Opportunities" document X10172018-001

https://procurement.amtrak.com/irj/portal/anonymous?NavigationTarget=navurl%3A%2F%2Fc14b70706495ce1dac9a981cc142f8cc

 No.6362




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 No.6336[Reply]

Step aside trainlets(USER WAS BANNED FOR THIS POST - TRAINS OR GTFO)

 No.6337

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this kills the carfag

 No.6338

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Corvettes on trains!



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 No.6264[Reply]

I'm bored so I'm going to make a Yellowstone/various articulated topic. Its been too long since there was a Corny-style steam thread. Miss that guy.
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 No.6326

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>>6319
That's fascinating! I had no idea some survived that late - what a treasure it would have been if one had been preserved.

For pics of Southern articulated, the best resource I have found is the Southern railfan site, which is invaluable. Love the compact look of these mallets.

 No.6327

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 No.6328

>>6327

The thing that gets me is that the Southern didn't use up every available inch of space like… just about every other railroad did. I mean, that 2-8-8-2 there isn't tiny, but compare it to a Y6b, for instance.

Also, the tenders are still small. With all the efficiency the Southern boasted, one would think that going longer between tender-filling stops would be desirable.

 No.6331

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>>6328
I would imagine that tender size has more to do with the infrastructure that was available on the lines they were designed to run. Perhaps there was sufficient coaling and water facilities for where they were used?

Regardless I find them aesthetically pleasing; wish I could find a few color shots of them.

 No.6335

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>>6331
Found a color shot - apparently this is on the scrapper's line as the main rods have already been disconnected.



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 No.5272[Reply]

what does FNBS stand for as in StobeTheHobo's case?
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 No.5314

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>>5313
Also FNBS isn't the only one for BNSF, people also call it B*tch N*gga Snitch F*ck, on the count that BNSF workers tend to call the cops more often than UP for some reason.

(Pic found on the tracks, someone who works for KCS is a litterbug)

 No.5315

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>>5314
I'm living in the West Bottoms in Kansas City, there's trains all around me, just google map it. It's a great place for me to enjoy my hobby of looking for hobo monikers. I also run a punk venue here right now, in the warehouse in living in, alone and like I tell all my local friends "just til I get that feeling again and catch a train anywhere but here". The one that looks like a face is a friend of mine, the face is actually made up of letters it says Claw Hamr (a way to play the banjo) he's also a train rider..tho he's been living at one place for about two years now I think, only riding when he has time off work. The one to the right I don't know personally but that's Helaphant.

 No.5328

>>5315
Damn, I never would have seen the letters for what they are other than the face. Guy should be a graphic designer (inb4 that's what graffittists do anyway)

 No.5441

>>5315
Long shot, but do you know a guy who travels with a dog, and has CSX tattooed on the top of his left hand.

 No.6332

>>5289
I've heard Amcrash and AmOffTheTrak before.



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