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2chan japan rail thread, just for fun:
bring something back, bonus points for translating.
me but rather have the VW one or make one out of a junked Delorean
– AFAIC, a Jaguar XJ-S loose-top would be cool, too.
Is that for steam heating?
I believe this is the steam engine behind the electric locomotive, look at the position of the steam cloud.
– If I retranslated Giggle Translate’s utterings correctly, the EF58s did have oil-fired steam generators for heating. ETH was a late addition, and only some units got ETH equipment. #61 is not one of these, according to jp.wikipedia.
ION, #61 is mostly retired now. Cracks were found in the frame, and repairs were considered uneconomical. One can probably still spot it running light, but its hauling days are over.
Just a reminder to everyone, please keep all of your images SFW. Just because it's not sexual doesn't mean it's SFW.
Ear plugs… check.
Ear protectors… check.
Music video… check. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4tEC2uMFB4
Submit button… click.
Less than 4 feet! I wonder what the purpose of the bridge is? Animal Crossing?
I was all ready to say "it's clearly a pedestrian path" and then I realized that four feet is stupid low.
Maybe it is, though. Maybe Willy Wonka moved his factory to Japan and this is in the Oompa Loompa's housing district.
Four foot is about average height for Japan, isn't it?
I was going to make a joke about what happens if a vehicle hits it, but the gauge is probably wrong.
Still high enough for the average Jap to go under without crouching.
Anyone sad every time you read one of these?http://dat.2chan.net/r/res/719907.htm
JR West Sanko Line (goes from Sea of Japan side in Totori to the middle of Hiroshima) closing down as of the next timetable revision March 2018http://www.sankei.com/west/news/170825/wst1708250006-n1.html
I love that remark on how Uzui has 0 passengers per day figure so to hell with barrier free! It doesn't get passengers but bloody hell it's a long line that's closing.
Also, ??? Toblerone Kintetsu train makes it to print, among others.
I'm 25 and I would still play with that.
Spotted this ‘anteater’ while looking around.
Oh, and below, for a short while, is a wax-nostalgic thread about the JNR 103 EMU, which was mustered off the Osaka Loop Line on October the third:http://dat.2chan.net/r/res/722658.htmhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/103_series
– For the record, the type is now in its sixth decade of operation. Wonder how many will be running in 2064…
That looks like a fresh idea.
Yes, the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Botchan_Ressha
is something different, isn’t it?
Unless Giggle Translate made a bigger hash of the text than usual, the thread began as a question about an odd device, apparently called a ‘trolley contactor’. It is an insulated switch activated by a passing trolley or pantograph that can then affect nearby signals and/or points.
On old streetcar systems switches were often thrown by drawing power over a special electric circuit before the switch. Generally modern systems use radio control switches but a lot of the unmodernized streetcar systems in Japanese C-cities still use the old method (no electronics, will last forever).
I German cities particular least there's also in use this "switching magnet" system. It's very un-googleable when you don't know the right Anglo-Saxon jargon.
Ilmajohto = catenary
Vaihteenkääntökeskus = point turning cabinet (by the way, there were originally 600 V resistors, but these were not reliable enough for some reason)
Kääntörele = point turning relay
lankasulake = wire fuse
Vaunu = car
vaihteenlämmityskeskus = point heating cabinet
termostaattiohjaus = thermostat control
täysteho = full power
Ajokiskot = tracks
kääntörele = point turning relay
kääntömagneetti koneisto = (point) turning magnet machinery
What sort of system it is, this radio system? Some suitably modulated analog signal or some really secial protocol with encryption and everything?
Apparently some systems use infrared:https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/1575293/Schoolboy-hacks-into-citys-tram-system.html
Though this may be an urban legend.