The trick to doing the impossible is to not know it /is/ impossible.https://taic.org.nz/inquiry/ro-2017-102
– “The Construction of the Modern Locomotive” by George Hughes (1894)
JR East Technical Review: http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/development/tech/
(in case someone cares to read a bunch of PDFs)
I do appreciate that they offer it in English with pretty good translations (though you can sometimes tell which words they translated directly from kanji). For the railway industry outside of Japan, there could be effort where applicable, how can the knowledge be applied on systems abroad?
The RTRI papers are also good reading material over a drink for a train ride. And for the less academically inclined they're open access via J-STAGE.https://www.rtri.or.jp/eng/publish/qr/
And just to round it out (and if someone really didn’t know of its existence), here is the Japan Railway and Transport Review:http://www.ejrcf.or.jp/jrtr/
It ceased publication with issue 69, btw.
I was planning on doing a research trip, tomo… I guess it would be "later today" now. Anyway, apparently a tree fell on the line a couple of hours ago and nothing's going that way at all this morning.
– Parsons Vale and Termite RR in Maine.
Is that one of those fast-forgot-about little RRs?
Maybe a thirty-meg download is a bit much for a pic of a Rock Island RR locomotive, but here goes anyway…https://www.americanradiohistory.com/Archive-Electronics/40s/Electronics-1946-01.pdf
At that time they were commissioning a high-UHF train radio system.
A worthy download for me. As RF communications systems are relevant to my interests both professional & personal, I enjoy these historical publications. Thanks for the link!
For me, it was merely a personal interest. I wanted to know more about their system.
Aside: I think you can still see a radiator for this system on a ca. 1965 photo of one of their locomotives on the Wikipedia.
I like this images.
love trains call me and lets talk about it(1chan is not your personal army)
Station Colours has moved from stationcolours.info to stationcolours.com. Still deals with getting the paint colours right when modelling stations on British railways.
Have such thing in metro and on metro-rail in Moscow for a year at least. Really useful, at least on metro-rail. It's just a normal plastic paint though, because all our trains stop precisely at the sign:)
Although I guess the other reason for the electronic demarcation might be that trains with different door patterns might stop at the same platform.
Plus, if I understood the article correctly, the lights also show how easy it is to find space in each car.
Minato Monthly’s December front page image is very topical for /rail/. A potential wallpaper, too.
Reminds me of image related.
What's the phrase – if you look hard enough, there's a prototype for everything?
– This URL should lead to a big NSE clock; but as I write this, everything is blank.
An old navvie was telling a tale of what a ‘demon gang’ they had been.
“We were eight in all: Four laying down sleepers, four fixing the rails, and all with the afternoon train speeding behind us.”
As you know, Departments and Ministries like to collect statistics on everything between heaven and earth, including railways and railroads.
This supposedly happened in the US in the late interwar years. One of the many, many questions on the questionnaire was: “Have you had any collisions?” The master of a five-mile long shortline replied thus: “How the hell can we have collisions when we have only one engine?”
Here is another set of 40-year-olds ripe for setting aside:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DSB_class_MRhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBTQirwmY7M
DSB (the Danish State Railways) apparently planned to phase out their remaining MR-MRD regional trains at the end of last January. Right now, I do not know if they did.
The foamiest scam there ever was.
Not really ding donghttps://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grid_energy_storage
NOw the $1,000,000 ebay listing to sell a patent for generating electricity with trains going downhill which involved hooking onto a cable, pulling the cable which spins a geneeator, now that was stupid.
The engineering behind it is sound, the economics of actually doing it is pretty dubious at least with the current energy production mix.
The great return of 3 phase electrification :)