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Does anybody know where I could find one, or have a rough schedule of CN rail freights heading eastbound out of Pitt Meadows / Vancouver to Cochrane / Calgary AB.


I could take a fancy picture showing the real time position of every train on the CN. But I won't. :^)



what about for BTC?


>CN Rail freights to Cochrane, AB.

Umm, am I missing something here? CN doesn't serve Cochrane. That's on the CP Rail mainline, Laggan sub. :^)

That'll take a couple of transfers: Vanc-Edmonton, then Edmonchuck down to Calgary, jump over to CP @ Alyth & head west which may or may not stop at Cochrane. Or jump over to CP @ Deadmonton. I'd say take the bus but then Greyhound is history soon.

The only TT's I have are CPR ones for Pacific region, 1950's/60's/70's. (I can take pics of if anyone is interested in certain subdivisions).

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844 struck and killed someone today on the Cheyenne Frontier Days excursion. News reports are sparse, the train was almost back to Denver, and passengers were bused the rest of the way while various authorities investigate. No word on if tomorrows excursion will run, also no word on if the person hit was a railfan or a regular pedestrian, though a couple of FB comments have suggested it was a woman taking a video of the train. Not a good day for mainline steam, for sure.


To add: There's drone footage out there now of the event happening, personally I'd rather not watch it, but it's out there if you want it. Person killed was a middle-aged woman, supposedly not a proper rail nerd but just a regular jackoff, standing on the ties outside the rail taking a picture or video of the train.

844 crew given a few days off, UP 1943 pulled today's Frontier Days train, 844 will deadhead back to Cheyenne later this week.


Darwin strikes again.


>Person killed was a middle-aged woman, supposedly not a proper rail nerd but just a regular jackoff, standing on the ties outside the rail taking a picture or video of the train.
INB4 steam excursions ruled 'attractive nuisance.


When was the last time anyone was killed by a steam engine?


Some retard always has to say this I suppose.

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"Fuck, we're dead"
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That report is concerning on a couple of levels. It lacks pertinent technical details like speed, brake pipe pressure, etc but I guess this is only 1 part of the reporting process. But I get the impression they've never been on that subdivision before as they are quoted second-guessing their MPlocation.


All this is is a report of what the cameras recorded. The full NTSB report will probably be out in a year or two.


Meanwhile, here is what little the NTSB has on it now:




Not a joke. It was a gut punch to read that bullshit. Note the quotes.


I thought the quotes implied a different context. That's fucking insane to read. Those guys had no clue where they were.

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I had a wedding on Saturday. I was driving to it about half an hour early just in case, and was mildly annoyed that, yet again, the gates came down just in front of me. In the middle of my U-turn, I saw these coming and gunned it to a block away before hopping out of my car in a bow tie with 2 cameras on a holster. There was one guy with a tiny camcorder. I think I startled him.


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Nice CP!


>mildly annoyed
What?! For as long as I can remember whenever I approached a crossing I would be silently pleading for a train to come along right then. Once in a while it happened. Hehe Nice pic btw.


I live in Ramsay. 3/4 of the exits from my community cross the tracks, and 95% of the trains I see have big GEs, and it's almost always when they're going to make me late!

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In Denmark, bumpers on cars are called cow-catchers.
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In addition to TMY 106, Lars von Trier’s “Dancer in the Dark” had T43 107 showing up in Great Northern colours.


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I have no idea. I haven't been fanboying Amtrak like I used to.


is this real??


>>5937 – Yes. Incidentally, the T43 (another NOHAB product, btw) is a road switcher. So, basically, the MY and the T43 are as close to US style as could be had in Sweden.

Mind, the Wikipage on the movie says that the T43 did not actually show up.


I found the T43 image in >>5465 here:

http://www.jarnvag.net/lokguide/t43 (all text in Swedish)

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Have any of you ever made a rail speeder or ridden on one? I have plans to buy an old dirt bike and put some train wheels on it so I can rip along abandoned tracks at 50 mph.
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Something I would live to try one day, but it's prohibitively expensive. How would one get a ride at a NARCOA event?


I would sign up and become a NARCOA member. Then you can get on the mailing list and find out who is going where and ask if they have a spare seat. The last run I was on had about 15 cars and about 10 empty seats. If one is near you just show up but be sure to have good boots and a high visibility vest and long pants.


I've ridden them a few times a long time ago. They were the open air types like the one seen in the Buster Keaton movie 'The Railrodder.' Had one memorable trip with a signal maintainer after a 3 day blizzard. CP Rail mainline from Cochrane, Alberta to Radnor. F–king cold. :^)


I do want a Speeder someday myself
Need to find a junker or one that needs work or restoration
CHEAP of course hehe



They range all over the place on price and condition. IF you buy something with bad wheels expect to add about 1-1.2k for new wheels. Of course good used ones can be found cheaper.

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I wish trains had wheels because my bus is late
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Trains do in fact have wheels


Wrong type for OP’s sulk. Not that they would help, because road trains would have even greater problems in city traffic than buses already do.


It's called a tram anon


Holy crap, if only those had caught on Light Rail would look more like mid-century American design, and not Euro-Trash leftovers.


>>5659 I would build a Rail Bus like that but I'd try to find a 15 passenger Shorty bus like it

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Post 'em if you got 'em.
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At least there's a reason for that. That's my "reading light". I also have, for some reason, two sets of cab lights - red and white. I hate those red lights - they make everything really hard to read, especially on the pink paper I have to use for Sunday schedules.


That is an option with the new GE engines. I don't care much for the red lights. I just want a dimmer switch.


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I'm no driver, but it would certainly be a comfortable place in the peak hour crush lol.


So I've got to ask: what's the difference between the town and country options on the horn?


>>5926 – “Town” is softer, “Country” is louder.

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And Now For Something Different… German steamers:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmHKGPqdxfI – Steamers in 2017.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8W-xxksxoQ – Steamers in 2018.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AchAsfv632E – A wartime steamer with a military train in 2010.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_WnbinFyEo – Three different steamers on a special.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoBqRQ0uo1w – Steam on the Geislingen bank.


Who runs these? Are they sponsored by DB or privately run?


>>5913 – I think it is all kinds of everything. The locos and stock are owned by museums, clubs and societies, I velieve, but much of the track is DB track.

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Because there's far too much stupidity in this country, because efforts by Operation Lifesaver and the railroads themselves just aren't enough, the US Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have joined forces to shout into the abyss.

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At the time, I didn't know. However, I do now.


Ah, by foamer recognition I would have thought this would have gained some notice in the general public too.

The campaign itself looks quintessentially American. Is it but a gross exaggeration that the general public really generally expect trains to blare that long-short-long-long signal in every unguarded stoppings? Because I think in much of the rest of the world those are implicit stop signs.


Here in Brexistan, we've done pretty well with two simple messages. Pedestrians get SEE TRACK THINK TRAIN while drivers get DON'T RUN THE RISK.

Doesn't always stick, though.



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Holy shit!

Also, is that how railroad crossings in Bongland sound?


Passive-aggressively polite Britishness.

The engineer sounds "caution" (TOOT-toot, motherfucker) and then starts to slowly crawl towards the traffic. What do you know, the path was cleared by the time they reached the crossing :)

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