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No.117654   [Reply]

Out of the RSS reader:

http://www.therailengineer.com/2014/08/18/nothing-commend-them/

http://www.railjournal.com/index.php/rolling-stock/germany-updates-emc-standards-for-rolling-stock.html?device=auto
http://www.railjournal.com/index.php/europe/testing-set-to-start-on-erfurt-%E2%80%93-leipzig-halle-hsl.html?device=auto

http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/single-view/view/buenos-aires-line-b-upgraded-for-ex-madrid-fleet.html
http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/single-view/view/greentech-shunter-on-show-at-innotrans.html

http://www.railwayage.com/index.php/freight/short-lines/omnitrax-canada-suspends-cbr-moves.html
Nhttp://www.railwayage.com/index.php/passenger/light-rail/dart-links-lrt-to-d-fw-airport.html

http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newstwo-dead-in-union-pacific-freight-train-crash-in-arkansas-4345926

>> No.117673  

Today's lot:

http://www.railjournal.com/index.php/locomotives/pkp-cargo-to-order-multi-system-locomotives.html?device=auto
http://www.railjournal.com/index.php/freight/cp-carga-on-course-for-record-volumes.html?device=auto

http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/single-view/view/ge-builds-metre-gauge-evolution.html
http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/single-view/view/heavier-loads-permitted-over-the-brenner.html

http://www.railwayage.com/index.php/regulatory/tsb-cites-lax-transport-canada-oversight-in-lac-megantic-disaster.html
http://www.railwayage.com/index.php/regulatory/stb-summons-cp-bnsf-to-service-hearing.html

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Stop posting this shit. People that are interested can visit the related websites themselves.

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>>117676

And what are you contributing besides shitposts? Go back to /b/

>>117673

Perhaps could you give us an article title instead of a wall of links? I think you are contributing to the spirit of 1chan, just needs a little refinement.



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16097 No.117603   [Reply]

Is this even a real website?
If so, what are your favorite trains

>pic unrelated
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1chan predates 4chan by some time.

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What's that? Questioning the authenticity of this website? Sounds like shitposting to me.

>> No.117660  

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>> No.117677  
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>>117660

>> No.117678  

>>117677
Greetings. People were worrying you were dead (fucking again) in $somethread

>> No.117681  

>>117660

Looks more like a toucan to me...

Also; HI, CORNY!!!



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22739 No.117531   [Reply]

Looks like I'm moving across the country from upstate South Carolina to Santa Barbara, California. I'll be taking the Crescent all day to New Orleans, spending the night there, then spending the next two days and nights on the Sunset Limited, followed by a short trip on a Pacific Surfliner!

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>> No.117618  

>>117616
Just don't go overboard. I'd personally think it's better to beg for forgiveness than ask permission in this circumstance. If you're asked to refrain from sipping your "apple juice" just be nice about it.

You can also stock up on all the plastic bottled liquor in the FQ for optimum sneakiness.

When you're here take the St. Charles line, it's pretty cool too. So sad that you'll only be here for the night and won't get a chance to see all this great state has to offer. From swamps, to the drive-through daquiri shops, to the longest bridge in the world, or the awesome city park(that's not so awesome or safe at night). Bourbon St. is highly overrated to the point I call it Disney Land for adults. It's too much of a tourist trap, but feel free to walk down it just to say you've done so. Marigny(a neighborhood just a little bit further north and east of the FQ) is a lot more authentic and more enjoyable in my opinion.

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>>117617

Don't worry, I intend to be discreet. It just seems like something to do to pass the boredom. And the plastic liquor bottle sounds like a better idea. Alcohol isn't essential, I just tend to get very bored when the sun goes down and you can't see the scenery and everyone else is asleep. I tend to be a night owl so I'm awake for a good while longer than everyone else.

And yeah I wish I was there longer too but I've been trying to maximize my time in Clemson and minimize my transit time. Originally I was going to drive and I was going to spend some time in New Orleans and Austin.

>> No.117648  

>>117616 So you're taking 19 on September 2nd eh? Might have to come moon your train when it passes though Atlanta.

>> No.117656  

>>117648
Dampflok, I wouldn't wish your pasty arse upon the worst of my enemies!

(It sounds hilarious! Do it!!)

>> No.117658  

>>117648

So you're gonna show him the REAL "Dirty South"?

>> No.117664  

>>117648

Joke's on you. I'll have a poster-sized print out of my ass in every amfleet window.

>> No.117665  

>>117664 Challenge accepted.

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>>117665

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>>117541

>Would bringing my own booze be a good or bad idea?

You didn't hear this from me, but...
... be discreet. Stashing a half-pint of booze in an oversize carry-on bag and surreptitiously spiking your soda probably won't offend anybody if there's no children present, and dropping a tip in the steward's palm after buying that overpriced soda won't hurt your reputation either.

Better still, splurge on a roomette, and invite someone from the club car to join you for drinks.

PROTIP: If you intend to while away the miles under extended inebriation, a hangover can be avoided by consuming something brewed (beer), fermented (wine), as well as distilled (liquor). It is considered good form to rely on Amtrak to provide at least one of these three classes of intoxicants.

>> No.117680  

>>117675

And remember that "Beer Before Liquor, Never Been Sicker".



No.117381   [Reply]

Out of the reader:

http://www.therailengineer.com/2014/08/12/sliding-nitrogen-history/

http://www.railjournal.com/index.php/africa/transnet-secures-$us-563m-locomotive-loan.html?device=auto
http://www.railjournal.com/index.php/rolling-stock/british-battery-electric-multiple-unit-on-test.html?device=auto

http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/single-view/view/euro-vi-unimog-road-rail-vehicle-on-show.html

http://www.railwayage.com/index.php/blogs/william-vantuono/high-higher-speed-rail-the-real-story%E2%80%9D.html
http://www.railwayage.com/index.php/intermodal/cold-train-suspends-service-blames-bnsf-congestion.html

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>> No.117459  

>>117419
Obviously. If they had been buying Chinese crap instead of American crap, you can bet that it'd been a Chinese loan.

>> No.117461  

>>117431
So is this a good time to buy BNSF stocks? Or wait until they drop further?

>> No.117462  

You can't buy individual BNSF stock anymore... not since Warren Buffet bought it all.

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>>117461

>Buying BNSF stock

Brah, you haven't been able to do that for 5 years.

You can go buy some Berkshire Hathaway stock, but those B-shares are a sucker's bet and the A-shares are more than $100k a pop.(Ask Corny for more info on this)

If I were you, I'd buy some stock in Trinity Rail Services and other tank car manufacturers. Of course, this precludes Procor/UTLX since the dubya bee bought them too.

For more investment advice, consult Cornelius Vanderwuck.

>> No.117470  

make sure to dump stock before the railcar company completes its contract and declares bankruptcy. they only have to build so many and they're done. gotta get in on that now.

>> No.117471  

>>117463 Speaking of consulting Corny... Haven't seen him since >>116912 two weeks ago.

>> No.117472  

>>117471
I hope he's doing well. :(

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>>117471
>>117472

>> No.117536  

>>117476
This, he's probably still kicking and just working through a rough spot. The last time we got worried about him he came on here all "Oh, you guys ;w;" and it brought man-tears to my man-eyes.

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>>117536
This. I've had a genuine scare or two before, but this time it was just a delay in setting up a new computer while getting shuffled between nursing homes. Relax.



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452613 No.117672   [Reply]
>http://www.tsb.gc.ca/eng/rapports-reports/rail/2013/r13d0054/r13d0054-r-es.asp
>http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/tsb-releases-final-report-on-lac-megantic-rail-disaster/article20106828/
>conclusion: shit fucked up, fixing locomotives engines with epoxy is a bad idea and one man crews are risky
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Love this graphic of ALL the things that went wrong in this accident.



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3850832 No.117604   [Reply]

Found this in the Sunday Chicago Tribune...

1chan.net/rail as a business?

It's more likely than you think.

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>> No.117614  

>>117612
Why the hell would some gang banger take some of his time and energy to shiv some honkey looking at trains?

>> No.117615  

>>117614
Dem fancy cameras and radios, mang.

>> No.117619  

>>117604

I like the idea. We're not just fanboys. There's money to be made in our fandom.

>>117614

Whitey got fancy shit that can be converted at the pawn shop to crack money.

>> No.117636  

>>117606
It's totally unrealistic alright.

>> No.117637  

>>117612

>Found on /k/

sounds legit then

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>>117637

Yes.

>> No.117642  

>>117637
I find it hard to believe myself

>A man living in Chicago visiting a weapons board.

It's the stuff of fairy tales.

>> No.117643  

>>117642

>implying it isn't a bunch of crossposting suburban dwelling /pol/acks
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>/pol/acks
>> No.117670  

>>117651
I do care. About the shitty cropping of your pic, that is.



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57490 No.117631   [Reply]

Head on UP train collision in murrica. 2 dead.

The media of course decides to jump on the fear bandwagon as usual. Screaming "toxic chemicals" without going into further detail. There's a mention of alcoholic beverages. If that's their "toxic chemicals," stuff it.
Liquor is the new Oil apparently

>> No.117633  
>There's a mention of alcoholic beverages

Oh the humanity!

>> No.117634  

>>117633
Alcohol abuse.

>> No.117635  

>>117634
Don't have trains the right to a little bit of booze from time to time? Look what Prohibition made them do!

>> No.117640  

Fuuuuuuuuck.

More ammo for PTC.

>> No.117646  

>>117631 -- Surprise as it may Aussies, alcohol does have an LD50.

>> No.117669  

>>117646
everything has, even 1chan



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127176 No.116317   [Reply]

I was annoying some derps with F40PH

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>> No.116329  

>>116317
You will kindly learn to use the [reply] button in order to keep similar subjects in one thread. WE do not need half a dozen F40PH threads on page 1. This is childish and annoying. Save it for troll wars elsewhere, where childish and annoying is normal behavior.

Consider this a warning.

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>> No.117638  

>>116329

>Consider this a warning.

Take a look at this internet tough guy!

>> No.117647  

>>117638 -- Learn to not offend the banhammer.

>> No.117652  

>>116329 Hurray!!

>> No.117653  

>>117638

Thou shalt not be a shithead.

>> No.117655  

>>117652
That post is a month old, amigo.

>> No.117666  

>>117655 Boo.

>> No.117668  

>>117653

>Thou shalt not be
>2014
>being a christian
>> No.117671  

>>117668

>Thou shalt not
>Moses
>being hebrew


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16368 No.117600   [Reply]

Can anyone recommend me a good trackplan for a 16x72 inch area? I've been looking at the classic Switchman's Nightmare not only to showcase my incoming German stock on but my main concerns are that it isn't a prototypicaly accurate German yard. Does anyone have any thoughts, input, recommendations, etc.?

>> No.117645  

>>117600

Timesaver, or design your own that is actually based on a German prototype. Make removable leads so you can extend the layout with staging, etc. if your space permits.

>> No.117649  

>>117645

I might be able to do timesaver, especially seeing as I was going to use the layout to showcase some stock and the likes. My only concern about it is that it wouldn't be too prototypical but then again, it's hard to find a German train yard reference that isn't a bigass switching yard.

>> No.117650  

>>117649
Really? There are small intermediate yards all over the country. Anytime you model a yard it is going to be selectively compressed anyway, so I wouldn't worry about it.

>> No.117659  
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>>117650
I'll have to look around then. Most German rail yards I see off google are as big as this thing:

>> No.117663  
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I hope you can use the images if not the (German) text on these sites:

http://www.guidorademacher.de/Bahnbetriebswerke/Bahnbetriebswerke%20Startseite.htm -- Pictures and drawings of depots and yards around Aachen.

http://mec.wolfgang-schlegel.eu/ -- This club has modelled a depot/yard already.

http://www.bahnfrau.de/bahnfrau/html/gleisplane.html -- A page with plans.



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122034 No.117594   [Reply]

What are your thoughts on the new Hogwarts Express "train" ride in Universal Orlando Resort?

In case you live under a rock, Universal Orlando Resort has two theme parks: Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure. A new Harry Potter area opened in the IOA park in 2010 and it was such a huge success that they made a "sequel" of sorts in the neighboring park that opened this year. In that new Harry Potter section, you can ride a train from that area directly to the Harry Potter area in the other park, AND you have to have a two-park pass to ride it. It's a very brilliant/sinister idea to have the two Harry Potter areas in separate parks, because if you want to see it all, you have to pay for TWO parks instead of one.

Back to the train...in short, it's fake. The locomotive is electric, it runs on a trio of trucks underneath, and the wheels that the guests can see are all dummies (in fact, I believe the those wheels don't even touch the track at all). When the train goes between the parks, it moves along an elevated line stretching over the employee-only back areas. To keep guests "immersed" in the Harry Potter world, you see scenes of British countryside outside your "windows" with magical creatures and wizards appearing. There are two train sets total and the ride time is four minutes.

>> No.117595  

From the little bits of footage I saw it looked horrible. The car bodies look OK but everything else just screams cheap.

The lack of scenery around the track looks awful too. It makes the locomotives stick out like sore thumbs in the middle of the concrete and steel backstage area.

Considering Disney was able to build his own little railway with real steam engines on the shoestring budget Disneyland originally had I'm not impressed at how poorly executed that "railway" is.

>> No.117597  

>>117595
When you ride the train, there are no actual windows, so you never see the backstage areas on the ride. The windows are actually large LCD screens.

Also, a big part of why the Disneyland Railroad is so amazing and legit is because Walt Disney the man had the railroad as his own personal property, so the company couldn't mess with it ( he also directly owned the steamboat and monorail).

Also, I'm not that surprised when I learned that this was going to be fake. Universal has no desire whatsoever in deliviering on authenticity or nostalgia. Everything's 100% fake. But, at least they do an excellent job on theme design and such.

>> No.117599  

>>117597

>When you ride the train, there are no actual windows, so you never see the backstage areas on the ride. The windows are actually large LCD screens.

But you can still see it from the outside while riding other attractions.
They should have just built white plastic boxes and made the inside look like real British wagons with LCDs fitted for windows, that way it wouldn't have looked out of place when traveling on overhead sections and would have still retained its "immersion" from the inside.

>> No.117602  
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Think of all this as to why Walt Disney did things the way he did... ol' Walt was first with Universal in before they fucked him over and then Walt went his own way.

Picture highly related.

>> No.117605  

>>117599
Guests will have to enter the train at some point and that happens in an appropriatly themed station I assume. And then white boxes would look really out of place.

>> No.117608  

>>117605
Just throw a facade made out of LED screens in front of the boarding area.

>> No.117622  
>dat faux Choob stock
>> No.117661  

>>117602
Oswald the Rabbit, etc.

>> No.117662  

>>117608
Future Universal Creative President right here. ;D



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