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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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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.


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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.


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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.


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

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what does FNBS stand for as in StobeTheHobo's case?
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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.


I've heard Amcrash and AmOffTheTrak before.

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Long time no post. Hello everyone, I had retired from the rails but I guess I wasn't ready for apartment life. Last night in Eugene OR I witnessed a derailment right as I was arriving to the yard. Still caught out anyways. Do any of you know what route Union Pacific is rerouting trains if they are to avoid the wildfires? I'd imagine it's mostly likely the Feather River Route out of KlamathFalls then the regular route after Roseville right?


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Here's a bonus pic. Me in the hole before I switched cars to be with my friends. I just hid in there til we were clear out of town.


sick haggus patch their guitar player threw a sick show at black butte this summer

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Here is a 360° trolley video I did https://youtu.be/l9Wh-BXL9kY


Okay man, I know I usually hassle you, but I'll hand it to you this time: this is an excellent use of the technology. What kind of equipment did you use? Was post processing any more difficult than usual?


Gear 360 paired to an S8
And it took much longer to upload and process.

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What is the middle rail in the bridge of this railway?

I've seen several images with the same middle rail in the bridge but I don't what is.
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That thing looks like it belongs in Russia.


Maybe, but it is a Swede; a Y6-class railbus.



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Sigh, at better times there used to be Cross border passenger traffic. Either by those or a long distance train, but I think it was from the Swedish side.

If there was an Oulu-Tornio local train, it's last leg could service as Tornio-Haaparanda -shuttle. That would be a synchronization nightmare on the other hand, matching a local train and express train both in the middle of their route.

Not in near future.


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Not really. It has pretty Swedish design. All that roundness and soft pastel colors.

In the Soviet Union I believe locomotives were mostly poison green ammoboxes on wheels designs by that time. They digged their industrial green pretty much.

These locomotives looked more cheerful in soviet red and yellow.


More like Czechoslovakia or Hungary.

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I don't know if this is allowed here but my life is fucked and I'd like to travel around. I'd like to maybe meet someone else to follow around and go where ever with.


Don't do it. It's dangerous in many more ways than you can imagine. However bad you may think your life is fucked, this will not help make it better.

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I bailed on 10 years of wanting to build a tiny layout and finally started to build a tiny layout

that's it, thanks
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Nice tiny layout. I particularly like how tiny it is.


SD-40s are too mainstream. SD-38s have more class and sophistication. *turns nose*


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Noted, thank you

The plan was a straight Inglenook, which ended up getting an extra track to make up for the other tracks being under-length to do it right

Tiny is its own reward

That's just like, your opinion, man
*smokes turbo bearing*


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Started to put some power and brains together. Power is a 300w ATX PSU from a dark corner at Microcenter. For now, one molex rail is feeding 5v to a raspi zero, while a servo controller takes way more 5v straight off the main connector. Eventually the raspi will move to 5v standby power so it can run while the rest of the layout is shut off, and one of the 12v 6-pin rails will feed a NCE Powercab.

Nothing exploded so now I need to make the raspi talk i2c to the servo controller and get some turnouts moving.


Will the Raspberry Pi run the trains? Or just provide the power?

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JDŽ 20-184 stands as a memorial near where the Jasenovac concentration camp stood.

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Okay, hammy




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You know what I like about French (and Italian) railway stations: They mostly still have all their quaint old goods yards and sheds (even if they aren't used), where in Britain this would all have been rationalised and the land sold off for redevelopment.


I'm against this, as abandoned rail infrastructure creates excellent anti-rail propaganda.


It night actually be cheaper to leave them be than to let the NIMBYs in.


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What I like about Swiss (and Austrian) railway stations, they use their yards.


That yard ladder pains my autism but the more I look at it the more it makes sense.

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