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Well, new as in new for the new commuter service. Really they're 30 year old Messerschmitt MBB cars on loan from the MBTA.

Regardless, I think they look very modern and awesome. Good pop of color combined with a novel logo. Not too traditional but not too tacky. I like it.
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Eh, only when I remember 1chan is still kicking.


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Railway cars for Zeon?


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MBB? The helicopter manufacturer? Seems Boeing-Vertol wasn't the only rotorcraft builder to dabble in rail vehicles.


please nsfw tag wargame: bad dragon


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Damn, I wonder why and if it really is abandoned


It's not abandoned, it's just derelict. As I recall, some guy owns it and all of the cars are for sale but he wants an exorbitant amount per car despite their terrible condition. Might be wrong, I don't really remember.



Just give it time, eventually he will die and the cars will get sold to whoever wants them and those that don't will get scrapped


Thank you and goodbye Evangelion bullet train
May 13, 2018 Lastrun (T_T)






A little parting music: https://youtu.be/oIscL-Bjsq4


It is about two months to see this figure …
Ha ha! I have neither ridden yet!



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Hello Kitty Bullet Train Debuts This Summer!




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Where has the urban rail thread gone?

Ah well.
So heah, Länsimetro opened today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zGvhYRgBBE

They had the student orchestra to delight the early morning visitors, of whom there wandered a reasonable number, everyone thinking they'd be almost alone. Later the day very small coffee, cake slice, bag and mug ceremony. As it's saturday, some probably use the new instrument for bar crawl right away.

So yeah, urban rail - the armchair foamer's rail. Always things happening.
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>the way we tend to view public transit in the United States

Don't take this as an insult but, see the pic. I see no deviation from the normal here.

FOR STARTERS… Does that tramway, yes tramway, not some stinking meme streetcar, replace a bus line of, lets say, let's be generous, at least 15 minutes interval? If not, that's a gian red flag.

Righty'o, mate. Didn't think of that. You know, when someone says Russian tram factory test track, I think something more like the "Ust-Katav to Paranimo tramway".

This place: http://englishrussia.com/2014/02/15/metro-rail-tram-system-for-a-tiny-village-in-siberia/

Sorry. But, interestingly enough, the google maps car has been to the place and all I can say… that's an express trip to the Russia - not the country - Russia, the state of mind.


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> as a kind of feeder system to metro and local rail stations and doesn't reach all the way to the city center.

Well mostly yes, although I wouldn't compare it to bus as the tram is usually more "mainline" service having an advantage of more capacity and speed due to many tracks being isolated from traffic, you could say tram in Moscow is more than a simple streetcar but still less than a full-fledged LRT. There is one line in the city center though and SPB has plenty of them.

> That there was a some sort of wye reversing going on at the bigger network, Lesnaya street?

I said, it was a reversing headshunt. Why else would you think Moscow required the Tatra-based double-sided MTTA-2 trams working in back-to-back pairs for? Pic related, you can clearly see the doors on the "wrong" side, though here it is already separated and passed to Krasnopresnenskoe depot.

> But, if the networks were re-connected, it would happen through Leningrad ave?

Dude, it makes me really uncomfortable that you're putting it like it never gonna happen. Like you know something I don't. There was an official announcement on the very high level that until 2020 both Moscow tram networks will be re-connected. It will be fully historically new route from Ostankino loop of the Central network through Timiryazevskaya and to the Dmitrovskaya loop (on the pic related) of the Krasnopresnenskaya (smaller) network, most likely with this routing, SEE THE LINK https://goo.gl/WW7nx9 What is more interesting it is planned as a compensation for the Moscow Monorail which should be disassembled by that time, which makes sense as its integration to the transport network is close to zero and the dedicated tram line would be like 500x more convenient mean of getting around the place.


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And oh God almighty I pray this re-connection will happen as announced! Because the Transport Department is infamous for not always keeping its promises… well technically it does but some of them are easily put on hold for years upon years. Because recently there are some rumors this re-connection not gonna happen as the line will go only until Timiryazevskaya and some claiming that this not gonna happen at all with the monorail abomination (it sure looks nice and fun to ride but it is a nightmare from the transit point of view) retained to remain ridiculously unprofitable.

See, the problem with Moscow tram is that under current mayor it is in a strange state of what you could call a "positive stagnation". They sure care well about what is left from the tram system after Luzhkov's rampage, upgrading rolling stock in massive amounts and doing adequate repairs of existing tracks but with improbably rare exceptions they won't even move a finger to expand the network. Sure, they restored line to Sokol almost right after it was closed in Luzhkov's last months as a mayor and did that little expansion from Lesnaya to Belorusskiy rail terminal but that's it, 1.6 km for 8 years with only 300 m being new track (not restored right after recent deconstruction). So if they would keep their word and pull this trick with Ostankino-Dmitrovskaya line it will be an unprecedented success totally unseen since the collapse of USSR. What I like about this line (which should be connected to Ostankino) is that it is very cozy and authentic so it is kinda sad that for now it is just a long appendix with no branches, I think it will be much more interesting when it will end up in the middle of the unified network.


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Well this was needlessly harsh.

I studied a bit about the Sun Metro and it appears to be one of the saner transit authorities. Still, this doesn't change the fact that as things stand now, it's yet another figure of eight heritage streetcar.

There may be some translation issues, what is broadly a "tram" in queens English is a "light rail" US, there's really no good term for these "streetcars", because such systems aren't really built here.

>reversing headshunt
Right, should have looked up the term and not assume anything. Didn't know the double sided cars operated back to back. Now they make that much more sense.


I meant that it was a deviation in that a city (in Texas, no less) was building a new streetcar line AND using rebuilt vintage cars for the service.

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Pictures with three famous things.
Shinkansen & Five-storied Pagoda & Nintendo headquarters ☺


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Ah Japan,

Beautiful pagoda ruined by hideous urban chaos


I don't know what thread to use for this, so might as well put it here:


Is this train blaring "Kimi Ga Yo" when it's entering into the street traffic? That's like American bald eagles crying level of nationalism.


Nope, these trains are Meitetsu (Nagoya Rail) Panorama Cars, playing the Meitetsu theme. The theme is the foundation of Zuigen’s “Meitetsu Rhapsody”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlWUzRjwIdw

In comparison, here is the “Kimi ga yo” – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Kimi_ga_Yo_1930.ogg – which I personally consider among the world’s greatest national anthems.

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sleeping panda 🐼


And the leading end has an awake panda, I presume.


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woke up ☺


That looks like one angry panda.


It's cute when you are running



>>5460 – I see a rather smug panda face and end up thinking something like “What has (Saotome) Genma done _this_ time?”

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>do you have an alternative that won't cost us shitloads

How does that "costing shitloads" even work? For the shits and giggles I tried to add +1 to the number and it claims it went through. Was it in reality silently dropped or is the 1chan bat phone now flashing euro signs and requesting extra compensation for receiving my 30 bytes worth of disco references and depreciation of your work?


For most operators, international SMS is not included in your plan. Since the EU decided that certain cross-border operations has to be treated as domestic, UK operators have basically decided to gouge the fuck out of everything else, so calls and texts to some non-EU states are ridiculously expensive.


Where you asking me to fix the catalog?


yeah, and sorry about that.

But wowzors, I fully expected that the +1 512 exchange would have dropped that message on the floor on grounds of your American plan not allowing the reception of overseas SMS. That's what my operator warned on their site and what I wanted to test. Because there's also that issue with the foreign SMS: even if you can send and are charged overseas fee there's no guarantee on delivery.


No worries! I figured it was you.

Yeah it came through just fine. I have family overseas and have no issue with sending SMS to and from them. Although for the sake of cost we use alternatives most of the time.

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special design ( ゚Д゚)
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Isn’t that the JREast luxury special?


No, it is JR WEST's Twilight Express (∩´∀`)∩


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Oh, yeah, JREast has that weird thing whose driver’s cabs look like Picasso’s TV set.


JR EAST Shikishima is a wonderful train (* '∀')



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At least it’s not an ← E235. I *swear,* that effin thing is so faceless… Bells, our old microwave oven has more face than the E235 does!

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So CP had some AC4400s rebuilt with new cabs and trucks and some electrical stuffs. It's nice to have shiny units around again.


hella good looking units, gotta say

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what does FNBS stand for as in StobeTheHobo's case?
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We in the hobo world call Amtrak Scamtrak on the count we ride for free. CN = CartoonNetwork, CP…well you know…Cheese Pizza. Hmm I'm in KCS country right now, I'll ask the locals what they call it. You guessed right about NS. Uncle Pete is what I have UP's number saved as on my phone, we use it too.


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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)


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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.


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)


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

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