More problematic is why Der Führer would ever drive from the no.2 end. At least that loco did go on to invade the Netherlands.
Can’t think of an image to go with it right now, but here is…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cl4pJwcE7JI
— “Snow” by Geoffrey Jones.
Now imagine the pain if that was scrambled. Funny though how 500 km away over in Tokyo, JR East believes there's enough iron in the rest of the ticket to consider recycling.
– A short clip from Rhein-Neckar Verkehr explaining (albeit in German) their Ice Runs. Basically, RNV has equipped some old trams to clear ice off wires and rails.
Someone made an animation diagramming the morning rush hour on Yamanote and related lines in Tokyo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_M3xNTaBa8
Jesus the music…
But speaking videos, someone has painstakingly made progression animations of:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cdqhce8zkw&feature=youtu.be>Finnish railways - now I know why they are that shape!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMUCjFYMa-w&feature=youtu.be>Helsinki tramways.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqUiEfihjUA&feature=youtu.be>Turku tramways RIP.
I can’t remember if these links have been posted anytime recently, but here are the Manifold Menus cookbooks:
Book 1: http://www.nebraska-locksmiths.org/articles/ManifoldM.pdf
Book 2: http://www.nebraska-locksmiths.org/articles/ManifoldMP2.pdf
There is a whole bunch of German railway magazines (incl. model rail ones) on the Internet Archive.
Here is but one: https://archive.org/details/Eisenbahn_Journal_Super_Anlagen_No2_2016
/r/ had some excellent pictorial advice for New Year’s revellers: Don’t pee off a bridge onto the overhead wires. The shock can (and likely will) lay you out for good.
Pretty sure Mythbusters disproved that one. The stream of pee breaks up shortly after leaving your body, meaning no solid path for electricity to travel up to your ding dong.
High enough voltage, and you’re still screwed. Anyway, I would not bet my tackle on their (or anybody else’s) word.
Turns out ‘sl’ had a predecessor on the Sol-20 micro, seen here under emulation.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjiYQqTWHbo
← MY 1101 looking factory fresh in Gävle.
for a few more pix of MY and TMY locomotives. All text is in Swedish, btw.
This was a shunter in rail ferry terminal, btw.
Well, I would lie, if I denied of not sometimes scrolling back OpenStreetMap and picturing the three isthmus border in my mind.
But enough of this, I suppose.
Probably it costs more to retrofit a bogie rather than to build a full fixed wheel underframe. I'd imagine quite a lot must be replaced or modified, for starters to prevent the whole body of the loco rotating freely when not in front of a train.
– Blue Trains and Royal Scots Dragoons. Nice.
– Who wants to see something with an EMD 6-567 in it?
Was there a few months ago and you can still find bits of the old lines in places. I didn't know what it was and looked it up. It sounded like a great ideal for its time.
Oh yeah, there's definitely a few pieces left. I can't remember off the top of my head, but I *think* that there's a small stretch left that parallels the DART Orange line right before it gets to the terminal at DFW. I rarely run trains out there so I'm not too sure.
Where else would this happen?https://soranews24.com/2018/05/14/japanese-train-company-issues-official-apology-for-inexcusable-25-second-early-departure/
And this is not the first time, either. I think it was JR East last time I saw something like this.
– “Material Classification” (1919), published by the United States Railroad Administration. Seems to be all about how to classify stuff for inventorying.
– An 100-mph tornado… 60163 Tornado, anyway.
Probably the closest thing to US practice in the UK was the habit of running Class 20s in twos with the leading unit in reverse, both for better view and for extra power. Hey, they have 1000hp six-cylinder engines.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Rail_Class_20https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5MDqND8xks
– Waking one up for duty on a grey day.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3-a9NCsylU
– The 20s are freight haulers, first and foremost.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SE2GUqjiIp0
– A pair of 20s on passenger duty up to Skegness.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqmZ8Fj4VTU
– For all that, one can still see single 20s running about.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKxynNRpoRc
– More’n half-hour of 20s.
The Geislingen Incline’s 150th anniversary was in year 2000. Eisenbahn Romantik made this movie in celebration:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acSBSx3MuWs
For comparison, the incline is 1:44.5, or slightly less steep than Lickey in the UK.
– Half an hour about a tiny railway in Denmark’s Far West.
And talking about Denmark…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bK3B6q4emfQ
– An hour-long film about DSB’s museum stock.
– A special train on a thundery summer night, just over five years ago, enroute from Kiel to Lübeck. Fallen trees and damaged crossings and signals. Two readbacks of train orders concerning crossing damage may be heard. Some of the damage is visible in the return journey footage at the end.
– “Markus and the Language of the Signals” is a film made by Deutsche Bahn for the edification of student drivers.
At ca. 1:45 the old driver says: “Ah! That’s no good. Least one hand and two feet or two hands and one foot.” Circabout. I’m crap at Bavarian.
← Pic of Sankō Line’s iconic Uzui station nicked from http://www.kankou-shimane.com/en/?p=6986
JR West’s Sankō Line, 2018-03-31:http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201804010022.html
It was the line’s last day of operation, and locals and loonies were out there with the barbie.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSw0s6UQaDk
The day after, buses took over.
>>5869>The day after, buses took over.
Bustitution is truly a crime against mass transportation, and foamers.
The LNER Encyclopedia has a collection of rail-related poetry here:https://www.lner.info/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=3073
Now that some of you are heading into red-lobster-season, it is surely time for this:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cl4pJwcE7JI
– “Snow” (1963)
Hans Christian Lumbye wrote the Copenhagen Railway Steam Galop around the time the first railway went into operation in Denmark.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8-itpIIZdA
– As you can hear, the DRSO had a good run.
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 :)
New Zealand got them.Te drivers hated them because they had been ordered with a smaller than normal power unit because cheap. Gutless wonders.
As sometimes happens, I was poking around on Teh Interwebz, when I happened upon a report titled “Automated Mixed Traffic Transit Vehicle Microprocessor Controller”. Seems NASA and JPL were playing with battery-powered, driverless trams primo the 1980s.
This report is about the Z80-based control computer and its hardware and software components. It even has the entire source code, written in Microsoft Fortran-80. Wow. Now I know that F-80 code is ROMable.
Aside: Microsoft Fortran-80 is FORTRAN-66 for CP/M-80. It lacks complex variables and mayhaps some other stuff.
That plan…>What hipsters do with their parents' money.
That's gonna give the railroad unions a bad case of butthurt.
This was taken on my birthday.
"Cloudy with a chance of rain, huh.">>7086>the economics of actually doing it is pretty dubious
Especially if the EVs solve the problem of battery price and longevity.
Still, this uses essentially existing technology and finding a suitable incline should be easier than filling up a valley for pumped hydro station.
Coalition for Sustainable Rail: https://csrail.org/
Wonder how it will work out.
An entire model train on a circuit board about as large a posh smartphone.
More hippie bullshit, chasing the unicorn and trying to catch its farts.>>7369
Eat your heart out, Märklin!
Anyway, RIP Grumpy Cat. Hopefully she's up there, giving Tama-chan the business.
If the Japanese can have mascots for their trains and stations, I vote that Grumpy Cat should be posthumously be made the mascot of American Railroading.
"Oh, your Amtrak train is 12 hours late? Good."