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Would you shake his hand, /n/?

as long as he washed them beforehand

Do Garratt-type locomotives have tenders?
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Nice, but...

Mallet =/= Garratt
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Also, I know of three active ones on the Welsh Highland Railway in Wales, and one on private property in Texas (railroad is named Hempstead and Northern).
The Southern Fuegian Railway, down at the southern end of South America, somewhere in Tierra del Fuego, uses steam engines, including a few Garratts. Australia has at least one operational in heritage service, and a few hang on in Africa in revenue service.
Thanks. I'd like to see one run someday.
Largest garratt ever made, largest operational steam locomotive in the southern hemisphere

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How do you guys care for your bikes in the winter? Got home from a short commute totally covered in snow, washed off the delicate bits where snow had accumulated, relubricated the chain, wiped everything down. is this enough?
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They're both valid and have their advantages and disadvantages.
Almost every serious outdoorwear line will have both.
In the PNW our winters are mostly cold and wet, just above freezing, so it's tricky to dress for if you're planning on going on a workout ride. My only solution has been to throw money at the problem, unfortunately. I blew a shitload of money on Q36.5 gear (Termico gloves, Long Salopette bib tights, R Insulation Jacket) and am incredibly happy with it, as lets me go hard in wet near-freezing weather without overheating or feeling cold, something I've never experienced before. Usually my base layer is a lightweight merino turtleneck, and I wear some generic Pearl Izumi booties over my riding shoes, and some thicker wool socks. I wear a nice custom merino cap under my helmet. I really should see if that guy can make me another one of those caps.

For more casual rides, I have that same merino base layer, and I pair it with a heavy leather motorcycle jacket, the above gloves, midweight jeans, motorcycle boots, and a bandanna to protect my face. Works well enough if I take it easy, otherwise I'll overheat in the jacket and boots.
Merino is fuckin' amazing. The only synthetics that outperform it are fairly esoteric and expensive shit. Icebreaker, Pringle, and some other companies make some great stuff.
I don't. I just murder down whatever is left from the previous season and relube/replace when the snow goes off. Surprisingly, most stuff holds just fine.

I mean, there is really no point of winter care. The mixture of road salt and temperatures going below/above freezing make sure that the bike is going to get throughly penetrated with salted water and corrosion takes hold within minutes.
Buy some grease designed for cold and wet conditions.

Headset? Grease the inner races and under/around dust covers.
BB? Grease the inner races and under/around dust covers.
Pedals? Grease spindles.
Crankset? Grease splines and spindle.
Stem bolts? Guess what. Grease those.
Seatpost? Grease if you are poor. Fiber Grip if you have a job.
Chain? Cheap lube since you will be washing it after every ride.
Housing end caps? Guess what. Grease those.
Di2 junction box in your bar end? Just cover that in a thick layer of grease.
Hubs? Guess what.
Freehub body? Grease the seam at the base of the splines / threads (if you have a freewheel) Do not grease ratcheting mechanism.
Cleats? Grease those.

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I forgot something. You know the headset preload bolt? Guess what.

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Post 'em
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Wouldn't it have been easier to put a normal articulated trolleybus instead of that frankenstein?
>Except many West German cities didn't.
I know all of this. What I'm saying is that the tram traffic on Kaiserstraße in Karlsruhe would more than justify building an actual metro line there.
But tram-train does have significant advantages over S-Bahn. It's much cheaper, it runs on ground level so stations are more easily accessible and can be built more densely, it makes use of existing infrastructure and it allows you to build stations at every village along the way.
What the actual fuck. The main draw of BRT is that it requires less intensive infrastructure investment than LRT, but they went ahead and not only built a guideway (not a big deal), but went and electrified it (the main hurdle costwise in building LRT). What's the point?

And about those pantographs: a big advantage of trolleybuses over trams is their ability to change lanes to get around traffic, but this requires trolley poles in order to maintain electrical contact while changing lanes. Otherwise, if you can only pass at dedicated sidings in the wire, you've gone and missed the point and made a tram again. So that isn't BRT right there, it's a rubber-tired LRT.

Again, what the fuck were they thinking.
It's everywhere.
Trains and trams are expensive and can't serve as large an area

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I made a thing. This list includes all of the currently known steam train operations 15-inch/381-mm gauge or larger in the Anglosphere (US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand) and grades them to see which are the best. It has 420 lines and 851 locomotives.

How it works:
Each railroad is graded on bell curves for the age of its right-of-way (older = better), the main line's length (longer = better), the track gauge (wider = better), how many working steam locomotives it has (more = better), and the age of its oldest steam locomotive (older = better). Lines with higher scores have a large scope from a technical and operations standpoint, and they tend to fully immerse you in another time and place better than those with lower scores. That doesn't necessarily means that those with lower scores are bad railroads; they're just small potatoes.

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Why would he be playing with diesel models?

Diesels are diseasels.
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That looks like Idaho. Am I right?
nice list

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Virginia Museum of Transportation is in trouble (sort of).

>URGENT Message from our President! “Roanoke City Council will take up an important matter on Tuesday, Jan. 22nd that may adversely affect the VMT. There is a proposal to move the Campbell Court Bus Station to the parking lot directly in front of the Museum. We are asking everyone to come out and support the Museum by opposing this move.” Your support would be greatly appreciated. The meeting will begin at 7PM at the City Council Chamber on the fourth floor of the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building, located at 215 Church Avenue SW, Roanoke.”

They probably don't want homeless gathering outside the museum and scaring away visitors, or something.

Live video of Roanoke City Council meeting:

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It will attract people that are the exact opposite of the museum's usual patrons.
That's the official reason?
The overall reasoning is that the current bus station a few blocks away attracts lots of crime (it does), and when all of that human activity comes to the new station, all of the crime will come with it. That, and it will be occupying a large parking lot that the museum has used for special events.

Honestly, though, I think there is a big unspoken reason for why the museum is doesn't want the bus station across the station and it's a very BASED reason...
Well empty space is for legitimate reason
Crime rate just mean there are no enough people using the facility.
What do people who run the museum think?

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Daily reminder building railroads to all villages that have under 500 inhabitants is in fact not unrealistic. The French had such lines in the middle of the mountains in the early 20th century.

Daily reminder cagers started ruining everything starting in the 1920's when Fascists, and later, Nazis, built highways because le epin Keynesianism mandated that tons of asphalt be layered everywhere to create jobs.
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itsthe,howandwhere of whoandwhen,,,or justwhy.,
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>when you realize the Great Filter wasn't nuclear weapons or a plague, but people selling shit
comfy in its own way.
Capitalism isn't just people selling shit though. Its main problems are private property, wage labor, and adverse effects of the market.
I'm never quite sure whether you're wise beyond words or schizophrenic or both.
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A fitting end to the PRR-NYC rivalry I say.

At least the Pennsy didn't go out with Perlman torching all it's steamers.
NYC was overrated. Without the 20th Century Limited, they'd be nearly completely forgotten.
I was never really a fan of their image. I really don't like Henry Dreyfuss' designs (Loewy>Dreyfuss) and when it comes to color schemes, the PRR wins hands down. Though the NYC lightening bolt scheme on diesels was pretty good.

I have to dig up an articlethat mentions an interesting note on paint schemes in the Penn Central. Iirc, it may have been about management trying to get rid of Tuscan red on the Pennsy's MP54 fleet and being met with massive backlash from Philadelphia's industrial leaders.
boxcar children
Santa Fe and SP were more interesting and impressive railroads than UP in their heydays

Southern and N&W was a perfect match but the merger destroyed the identity of both lines

Most respectable in north america?
most respectable what?
Toronto rockets look fucking great
And the trams care about safety when there newer models mirrors were removed after they accudentaly hit and injured an elderly man


Mines teh RTl-3

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Guys I was browsing wikipedia with the random button and look what I found !

Sadly the wikipedia page exist only in French and German : https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/X_5600
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I think I can explain for this one.

It was shortly after WW2, and a lot of small railways lines were not in a good shape, with a lot of competition from road transport.
A labor union with another one, asked the French National Railways if they could design a railcar.
The objective was to have something with an operating cost inferior to the one of a bus, so it would delay or avoird closing some railway lines.
The driving cab is elevated because it's next to the gearbox and engine, hence avoidoing coslty commands for the clutch or shifting and allowing to drive in both way.
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Oh, and I forgot, we still have one who survived until today. It's a prototype, number X 8013, classified as a national heritage site. Sadly, it will not run again before a long time.
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Those are great pragmatic and functional designs, but pre war France was more fun.

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Is the V-22 Osprey the best aircraft ever maded?
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No, it are more like ESL alart.
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Which one is best for disposing of Communists?
Osprey, it has the ramp in the back.
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Move over faggots.

>It are

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do you bike because you're poor? do you ride out of necessity?

i have been earning less money recently, but at the same time, i've been feeling better than i've felt in the past 10 years because of the bike.

it's also helping that there's no rain in this time of the year, so i can use the bike everyday.
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im poor by 1st world countries pay wise but have housing dealth with by virtue of parents gifting an apartment
keeps me healthy, its easily accessible to park, cheap and saved money allows me to buy "expensive PC parts which are 25 % more costly than in the US(or anything rather)
my pay being really low at around 700$ is shit but not having loans or a car basically almost doubles that so im pleased by now
also my city keeps investing in bike lanes and shit so its pretty great, drivers arent russian or american retards aswell so its pretty comfy
there are retard drivers thofrom rural areas that dont know what stop sings are
and ironically i drive a car and a van at work to deliver shit so im not an anti cager faggot
I make $100k a year and ride my bike to work because I enjoy it, it's healthy, and only a 3.5 mile ride. Why waste my gas when I get there in the same time?
I graduated college in 2008 and made a lot of money when everyone else was unemployed. I lived in NYC.

I hated my life. Eventually the only thing I enjoyed was riding my bike to work in the morning. I went insane. I sold everything I had and started sleeping on the floor and cancelled my internet service. Just read books and cooked and worked out and rode a shitty cheap touring bike. I had sold all of my nice bike stuff for this asceticism thing. Really it was an insane attempt at overcoming depression

Fast forward a decade I'm a yuppie drug addict who barely showers and posts on /n/ from a $5,000 couch about how friction shifters and cantilever are all you need and do work from home consulting on massive amounts of marijuana.

What I'm getting at is that I'm not poor but if I was my life would be exactly the same minutes the couch. Fuck cars, fuck carbon, fuck cubicle
>do you bike because you're poor? do you ride out of necessity?
No. I bike by choice.
Yes, I'm personally poor but biking instead of driving keeps my bills almost non existent while keeping me fit. I come from a family invested in properties so I lucked out regarding living space. I never acquired student loans since I never went to college and I closed my credit cards because fuck the predatory credit system so I'm practically debt free. In a different perspective, I'm more in the green despite making so little than others who make a lot more than me but still in the red because of heavy debt.

My bike also runs on food and I like food. If I didn't bike 100+ miles a week, I wouldn't be able to eat 3000+ calories a day without balooning. (168cm/64kg manlet but not a fatty) I used to have to split my money into car payments, maintenance, insurance, taxes, registration, city sticker, and gas but all that can go straight into better food instead of junk food. Gas is easily one of the lower costs of owning a car.

My city has such a heavy traffic problem that gets worse every year, riding is almost always faster than driving or public transport because we have a grid system and a traffic light every 1300ft/400m. I live in the outskirts of an almost 3 million population city, 8 million including the suburbs, but I can get to the center of downtown in less than an hour because it's only 10 miles away.

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Can someone explain this meme to me?
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t. ragin' roadie
Totally, I'm super pissed. Waiting for spring to get cranking, so I dont have to pick on Chad
>using winter as an excuse to not be out there crushing hills
cmon bro
Which side does Sheldon Brown side on?
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3-speed masterrace

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so we're getting REM + REV soon
rem réseau express métropolitain
rev réseau express vélo
pic unrelated
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réseau express vélo promised by valérie plante

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