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That awkward moment when you realize that not only did Tesla win "Epic Rap Battles of History", but he also won irl from a Wall Street perspective.



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See… the rear end is already a "T" for Tesla.


It's a little bit sad when you think about it. GE has been in need of cash for a while. Rather than not touch the mostly successful, money making, rail division they reach in and start selling it piecemeal. The railcar leasing was spun off, and I'm sure Wabtec is bringing more debt which will require more spin offs.

Honestly, it's not unlike what happened to Kmart. They started spinning off their successful subsidiaries like OfficeMax, Sports Authority, and Borders Books. They started spinning those off while they were making great money, and by the end of the 90's were struggling without them. This forced them to merge with Sears which is the same as a death sentence.


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I wonder if Westinghouse (Wabtec) has any "radio tube locomotives" blueprints from Mr. Tesla. That would be cool…

Sadly, GE's best customer, CSXT, the same is happening there as well.

/Pol/ mostly right again.

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I haven't taken many photos of trains recently, but here's one.
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Very recent, that was in March. Lots of insulators still kicking around on the Red Deer and Three Hills subs especially.


>There's still white ceramic insulators on that crossarm.

Are those suspiciously maintained-looking plain uninsulated discrete wires used for interlocking and if not, what on earth is their purpose in 2018?


I was told in the mid-80s by signal maintainers that any lines seen by then were usually supplying power to some trackside equipment like signals, hotbox detectors & certain switches. Or were dead. All comms were handled thru radio links (& commercial landlines).


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Alright I got a question for all you 1channers. No trams go vroom?
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This tram goes clip clop neigh.


99% less iron than a regular iron horse.


Some light Googling helped me find that this trolley was purchased from San Antonio, TX. It was run there on something called the Texas Transportation Company, which was a trolley freight line that operated up until 2001.




I was going to volunteer on this, but I never got round to it.


When did the streetcar stop running? I've never heard much about it. I'm more familiar with the freight operation that ran until '01. Funny enough, my grandfather worked a few summers loading boxcars at the Pearl Brewery in the '50s and at one point have me a bit of insight as to how the operation worked. Mostly he remembered that they drank a LOT of free beer.

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Not a "J"oke


Please do go on…


There could be literally dozens of dollars to be made off this!

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I hope y'all didn't really want to see mainline steam excursions, private car moves, or generally anything else besides regularly scheduled Amtrak trains anytime soon. Amtrak just announced that they're nixing all special movements.
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New guidelines are officially out. Some of the language is a bit murky, but the list of stations where PVs can be added/removed is longer than I thought it would be.

Rates went up tho, hoo boy. For a couple of comparisons, car rate per mile is currently $2.90, and "Special Terminal Switching" more than doubled.


The new guidelines seem to make sense to me if that's all there is to it. But man, those rates are nuts. I know a guy who's been pouring money into refurbishing a PV for the last couple of years and is really close to the point of having it Amtrak certified again. I'm wondering how he's going to take this.


You should see the switching and storage rates on Class Is.
>$1500 per day for an empty, last contained poison inhalation hazard, car.


Anyone know how this would effect Amtrak California, do they follow the same guidelines or can they eschew the rules?


Probably Not, I think they operate under Amtrak's rules.

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the box to put the image is missing


It is the futallaby script


Futallaby is archived content. The current 1chan holds no relationship to the author of Futallaby, and no support is provided.


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Then how did OP make the thread?


>>5606 – 1chan uses the vichan engine. AIUI, futallaby was a sort-of experimental (or was it just mental?) hack of futaba.

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The 和 is forever tarnished because of that!
The energy saving measure does exist on the outer suburban trains, though it might also help for them more to run trains that aren't 15 cars long through the inaka lol.

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I rode the TGV today, it was pretty great


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You should see what they're doing to the ones that are in the UK.

Spoiler alert: it involves a 200km diesel tow followed by much, much Eurostar abuse.

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South African Railways (SAR) GMA class Garratt heads a freight north of Vryburg on the line from Warrenton to Mafeking in August 1982. At this time GMA's were replacing 19D's on most of the traffic avoiding the need for double heading. Class 25's were also seeing their first regular work on the line. More South Africa images at www.world-railways.co.uk/railways-south-africa
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So what's wrong with my statement? I meant profits from touristic trains clearly can't cover all costs.
Here's the operator, btw


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Nothing, I was thinking of another thing apparently.

Still not sure if they really can't cover all costs just with tours and filmmakers or the actual train work is here just to squeeze more money. If first, clearly there have to be some subsidies from RZD or some state institution. I doubt it all can recoup the cost of rebuilding each of these engines basically from just a frame.


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Zimbabwe Railways (NRZ) 20A class Garratt 745 heads a heavy coal train from Thomson Junction to Bulawayo in July 1984. The train is seen just below the Baobab Hotel, Wankie, which was a popular resting pace for enthusiasts. 745 was one of a number of these wonderful locos to receive a major refurbishment in the 1980's and was originally numbered 738. It was built by Beyer Peacock in 1957.

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OK, maybe I’m holding a baka-ball, but how the Woodbine does one forget an entire rail out there?


I've never really thought that rails themselves were that important and necessary aside from a few fanatics.


You leave old and new rail laying out *ALL* the time in the US. You'll lay the new rail beside the track and when you finally swap it in, you just roll the old rail to the side until the time comes to pick it up with a rail train. It's not unusual at all. What is less common is leaving it within the gauge, but I've seen it done.

What on earth are you talking about?


I was re-watching this comfy vid tonight while nursing a couple of beers and realized there are rails left between the gauge as well. Seems like an unusual thing to do but I guess it's safe.


Rails outside 4m5s -> 4m13s
Rails inside 4m34s -> 5m21s

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