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File: 1499041353248.jpg (209.55 KB, 640x408, tgv.jpg)

 No.4073[Reply]

Very soon, you will only be able to see TGVs on photos and images.
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 No.4075

>ooh yes inOui
>inOui!!
My mind is going places, even if that's a terrible name. On the other branch, I'm looking forward to the introduction of ATO to see where it gets with hopes of sub 2 minute operation. High speed synchronised ダンゴ運転!

http://www.ibtimes.com/high-speed-autonomous-trains-will-carry-passengers-2023-testing-will-start-2019-2553708

 No.4076

>>4074
Did someone say ennui?

 No.4077

File: 1499083545044.jpeg (18.16 KB, 500x280, le Chat Noir.jpeg)


 No.4084

An awful name, if you ask me.

 No.4087

>>4084
Yeah, the pronunciation is awkward. Everyone knows what the TGV is, even non-railfans.



File: 1498143775302.jpg (126.12 KB, 1280x960, 1280px-Party_poppers.jpg)

 No.4037[Reply]

Snicker snicker

 No.4038

File: 1498143799002.jpg (153.36 KB, 1328x747, rsz_20170610_095935.jpg)

Te he he

 No.4039

File: 1498143875770.jpg (518.82 KB, 2656x1494, rsz_20170610_100217.jpg)

Snerk snerk
"You want to take the trolley out?"
Suprised-motorman.jpg

 No.4047

>>4039
Absolute madman



File: 1497324960988.jpg (87.32 KB, 400x300, F40PHmach.jpg)

 No.4011[Reply]

well /rail/?
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 No.4027

File: 1497652476601.jpg (227.05 KB, 1024x686, csx_f40ph_2_business_train….jpg)

AWWW YEE YOU KNOW WHAT DAY IT IS

Even CSX knows it's F40PH Friday, their OCS left Florida last night, should arrive in Ohio/Michigan/somewhere in there tomorrow.

 No.4031

File: 1497894565754.jpg (110.67 KB, 1280x720, 563902979_1280x720.jpg)

>>4027

And a small correction. Turns out the OCS was deadheading to Boston for a brass trip towards Chicago, but that's been cancelled, and the OCS is deadheading back to storage in Florida.

"Precision Railroading."

 No.4036

>>4031
>trip cancelled
I wonder how much that cost sending back the train.

 No.4045

File: 1498261746124.jpg (1.96 MB, 3072x2048, DSCN9559.jpg)

This was on the Southbound Texas Eagle this F40PHRiday.
I've heard it has HEP from an F59, so it's not a regular NPCU. it's a Control Unit, No Traction. It has to be coupled to a Passenger Engine Nominally In Service.

 No.4046

>>4045
You heard right. 406 is a ghost of its former self.



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 No.4001[Reply]

This is the general for the Japanese train simulator series, Densha de Go!

 No.4002

File: 1497133896678.jpg (25.85 KB, 324x291, gfs_20661_2_1.jpg)

Has anyone checked out the Gameboy Color version? I'm going to try installing it on my 3DS today.

 No.4009

File: 1497323933059.png (43.78 KB, 285x227, 747947cd22d9ef05deb8c9cffe….png)

I tried Densha de Go! FINAL for the PC today. It wouldn't run on Windows 10 so I ran it in an XP virtual machine. Why are there so many controls on the splash screen but in-game you only use the arrow keys and the space bar?



File: 1497104136043.jpg (1001.4 KB, 2714x1956, JRE_EC_485_series_Hokuetsu….jpg)

 No.3999[Reply]

I'll be in Japan at the end of this month, and I was wondering if there are any classic JR trains in service like the one pictured.

 No.4003

File: 1497154137717.jpg (7.9 MB, 4242x2828, JR_East_115-1000_Jōetsu_Li….jpg)

485 is finally seeing its end. But shitbox like 103 will run for all eternity. I also expect 115 and 415 to be around for a while until they figure out whether to push the E231 and 205 out to inaka.

 No.4005

OP here, do you know on which lines these trains run? I would love to get a shot/ride

 No.4007

File: 1497253588111.jpg (576.22 KB, 1364x2048, CqEzq7BUEAAUGTN.jpg)

>>4005
You can wikipedia it as there's still a lot of old trains here and there. 103 runs aplenty on the Nara line, 115 on the Agatsuma, Joetsu, Oito, etc., 201 on the Loop Line and many more. The world's your oyster in Japan once you leave Tokyo.



File: 1496990829598.jpg (70.87 KB, 400x629, MBP_Page_46_Image_0001-cop….jpg)

 No.3990[Reply]

British Rail vs. the privatised British railway system… Which is better, all things considered? As much as I hate nationalization of pretty much anything, it seems that BR was much better for the average Britbong. I probably don't have all the info, though, so go on and make me an interesting discussion. Thanks!

 No.3991

There's a great movie made about that.

 No.4000

It's not a fair comparison.

Back when BR ran the show, they made a profit (ticket subsidy notwithstanding) that was taken off them and put into the government's pocket. When they wanted to make investment in the system, they asked for that money back again.

Certain governments would say no, because 1) they got to keep the money, lol. 2) they didn't like the concept of nationalized public services and 3) *politics*

So, once everything had been sufficiently run into the ground making the argument that it should be privatized was easy. For the last 10 years of it's life nearly everything BR did was hobbled by successive governments penny-pinching.

Then they sold it all to their best mates, who don't really give a fuck and the only way that money is really spent on britain's railways today is propping up the infrastructure while private companies rake in millions from them without paying their share into the infrastructure fuck them.

BR was a million times better and the system we've got now is more expensive, facilitates a massive wealth transfer from people who can't really afford to travel on the trains but have no choice to people who greased the right palms in their bidding process for the franchise, and still has one of the worst value-for-money rates of all the networks in Europe.

Fuck privatization. I don't think Labour will actually nationalize again, but they fucking well should.



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 No.3090[Reply]

Johannesburg - A Transnet contract worth almost R8bn for new Chinese-manufactured locomotives has hit a stumbling block as technical problems have plagued the first of the trains to arrive in South Africa.
News24 can reveal that the alternators of the first two diesel locomotives delivered to Transnet by CRRC Corporation, China's state-owned rail behemoth, posed serious problems soon after they arrived in South Africa last year, rendering the locomotives unable to operate.
Transnet is now refusing to accept a further 18 locomotives that are waiting to be shipped to South Africa. The locomotives' alternators "vibrate excessively", say sources familiar with the development.
Alarmingly, problems with the alternators of similar Chinese-manufactured locomotives ordered by Namibia in 2004 played a role in that country's decision to stop using them.
An alternator is one of the most crucial components on a diesel locomotive, as it generates the power that moves the train forward.
Transnet, however, maintains that the locomotives are still at "prototype stage" and that CRRC "has resolved the problem successfully".
Problems from 'day one'
In 2014 Transnet, under then CEO Brian Molefe, placed the largest order for locomotives in South Africa's history when it awarded a tender worth R50bn to four international original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for 1 064 new locomotives.
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 No.3915

File: 1495865839648.png (312.73 KB, 319x428, Lions Roaming in Komati Ya….png)

On 08 May, 2017 MMC operations in Komatipoort had uninvited and definitely not the most welcomed guests. While busy performing her duties Yard Master, Nomcebo Mabuza spotted a lion in the depot.
Kruger National Park Rangers were activated to patrol the yard and the surrounding areas.
MMC management made contingency plans until the area could be declared safe to continue with its operations.
The deployment of armed guards in the area, green area meetings, cautioning employees to remain indoors, armed guards accompanying employees when they have to perform duties in the yard, were some of the measures taken to ensure business continuity and the safety of employees..
The safety interventions were in place until the situation stabilized and the four lions were captured by the Kruger National Park Rangers few days later.
“The safety and security of our employees is important to the organisation, hence the interim measures were put in place. There is however, a room for improvement,” said MMC GM Mandisa Mondi.

 No.3916

>>3915
Of all of the terrible, dangerous places I've worked, I'm thankful that a lion waltzing into the workplace has never been a concern for me. Good job taking care of it!

 No.3971

An AmaBhungane and Scorpio expose reveals how President Zuma’s friends and their associates are diverting billions of rands from Transnet’s purchase of
locomotives to their offshore accounts. http://ewn.co.za/2017/06/01/guptas-and-associates-score-r5-3bn-in-loco-kickbacks

 No.3979

File: 1496933286581.jpg (157.62 KB, 900x1200, DByrErvXcAAYWUY.jpg)

JOHANNESBURG – Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema said the party will open criminal cases against former Transnet board members accused of corruption during the tender for new locomotives. - http://www.enca.com/south-africa/malema-on-transnet-corruptiongupta-emails?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook#link_time=1496925724

 No.3980




File: 1495673373008.png (692.46 KB, 1080x1920, Screenshot_2017-05-24-20-4….png)

 No.3903[Reply]

And two guesses how I responded.
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 No.3907

File: 1495683997543.jpg (142.81 KB, 1440x2560, 1495683950944.jpg)

I was almost right; it wasn't a rant.

 No.3909

>>3907
How the hell did that get a response?

 No.3914

Dragonball Z. Otaku.

Just google for "over 9000" to learn more about this than can possibly be good for you.

 No.3976

File: 1496734555548.jpg (72.7 KB, 750x545, 9000.jpg)


 No.3977

File: 1496734674066.jpg (1.98 MB, 3712x2088, P1040517.JPG)

Also, have some D9000.



File: 1495990381820.jpg (893.21 KB, 2000x1023, NH_CLiner.jpg)

 No.3918[Reply]

who needs girls when you have C-Liners?
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 No.3944

File: 1496216938587.jpg (1016.3 KB, 2048x1278, NelsonBC.July13-1973.JohnB….jpg)

>>3918
Sweet! My fave loco. They sure look good. I just had some pics of some CPR C-Liners photographed in the early 1970s e-mailed to me this weekend but the photographer has heavily compressed them so they are a bit poor unfortunately. Have this one instead.

Nelson, BC July 12, 1973. John Bjorklund photo.

Sourced: http://www.railphoto-art.org/collections/bjorklund/canadian-pacific/

 No.3952

File: 1496280060065.jpg (193.45 KB, 1600x1200, HO-Scale-AHM-TWO-A-UNITS-B….jpg)

I just remembered, one of my first HO scale engines was a dummy B&O C-Liner. Loved pushing that thing around the track by hand

 No.3953

>>3952
Hah. I had a bunch of those AHM models as well and they were some of the first models I ever had (an Athearn GP9 being the first). I was working on detailing them as CPR prototypes. The hardest part was splicing two Athearn F-unit frames together for the repowering job. Truck centering was not accurate but a compromise as was the shell length. All desire to convert them went out the door when I saw the P1K version. Gorgeous models.

The AHM models probably ran better being hand pushed than using their original motors. :^)

 No.3965

File: 1496563430520.jpg (396.83 KB, 800x800, 640.jpg)


 No.3966

File: 1496563613013.jpg (227.71 KB, 800x600, 641.jpg)

>>3965
Inside cover.



File: 1496494914067.jpg (48.95 KB, 480x360, sid meiers railroads.jpg)

 No.3963[Reply]

railroads

 No.3964

File: 1496516691473.jpg (358.87 KB, 1366x768, Screenshot_London Faversha….jpg)

>>3963

SM's Railroads?
Come on - this is 1Chan! DRIVE, MOFO!



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