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Mines the bombadier LRC
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there's only the engine and the driver.

>The Class 43 is kinda shit though.
It's the train that saved British Rail, your post is embarrassing.
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Canadian Pacific FM C-Liners!
>1,400 kN (310,000 lbf) of tractive effort
God Damn

If the U.S. electrified its main lines this would probably be a good choice for freight.
I remember watching the big MLW's rumbling thru a relatives farm north of Fort St.John in the late 1970s.
The magic of electric traction, want more TE, just add 30 tonnes of ballast each unit.

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I just love this picture of my cockpit right before I set off for an adventure on my bike.

Anyone else have any similar pictures before you set off for a long ride?
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I had this cockpit on my kick scooter, while I was waiting for glass cockpit to arrive.
Then I fucked up screen board again (screw connected 5V and 24V)...
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Honestly, this was a pretty shitty method to measure battery, since it had voltage range from 19V to 29V, not 0 to 30V...
And needle was shaking a lot.

So, this is the final real-mans design. No instruments, no problems.
I would recomend a digital gauge, they are pretty cheap and show voltage with a 0.1V resolution at this kind of voltage.
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I know. But I'm too lazy, and this kick scooter is in other country now, and I have no idea how to transport li-ion batteries overseas.
I was able to estimate range with good precision without any instruments.
This is my new project, turning Ninebot in something fun and safe (stock ECU with "kick-to-start" and speed limiter is unpredictable, so I swapped it with third-party one).
Ninebot is shit-tier scooter btw, motor is weaker, than in chink noname scooter, metal is thinner, weights more, and it is botnet.
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And yeah, LED chink voltmeter doesn't look as good as cheap chink analog voltmeter with amber LED backlight.

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Toronto transit thread, light rail/streetcar edition
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well it was nice riding the ttc
Anyone else seen the Go bus commercial they released recently. It’s on YouTube and might deserve its own thread. A /n/ marketing thread might be neat.
you could have posted the fucking link

this it?
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Has anyone reported a low-speed pedestrian collision before? I've been hit in the downtown core like 3 times in the last year, all under 15km an hour. One was a hit and run. It seems like more trouble than its worth but Im incredibly sick of the culture in this city and need some kind of justice

Paying for flight training, thus becoming an airline pilot, is not really a possibility for most young Americans. The situation will only get worse as the years roll by.
This considered, why are you shocked that they don't care about replacing air travel with trains and shit? Plane tickets are pretty expensive, and it's not like they could become a pilot anyway. They have no reason to care at all about aviation. Might as well replace all that shit with something more practical.
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I'm not very familiar with FAA regs, but EASA allows a PPL holder to share the costs with passengers or even offer flights at cost, as long as you're not being paid for your function as PIC.

I can and do fly inauguration flights, sightseeing etc. at cost, but if someone offers to buy me a meal at our destination, I have to refuse.

It's a great way to build hours for free. No revenue to be madefrom it, but also no/little costs.
Haha at least you acknowledge that. I find the vast majority of the aviation community is great, but these young 17 year old students with "my daddy is a delta captain" syndrome who don't realize how good they have it. All the times I think damm it must be nice to have rich parents, the humble/logical answer should be "yeah it is and Im really grateful for the opportunity they provided me" I said that to a friend of mine and he got all defensive and "yea well I still gotta pay bills and this and that". Then again part of the reason I'm doing this is so that whatever field my children choose, I can provide for their education without them taking out a massive loan like I did and paying back all that extra interest. What more could a parent want really, just want my kids to have it better off than I did. But I'll be damned if they turn into the entitled typical rich kid pricks I sometimes encounter.
Based EASA.
Buddy I aint rich, a big chunk of my mom's paycheck goes towards one hour a week. I wish I had work so that I can accelerate it. And don't worry, I'll make sure my kids are humble when I make the big captain money
It's a combination of two things
>no idea what to do in college
>not giving a fuck about it
I took a good chunk of 2018 off to work only and honestly
>I enjoyed it

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Post transportation related marketing. This ad is very good.

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Also, they don't outsource to India.
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VBZ ads are absolutely tits.
>luckily our electric vehicles are built for more than 4 persons.
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>the proto-Tesla was already running on the streets of Zurich in 1894
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>almost half of Zurich's homes only need this car
Based VBZ

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Lets talk intermodal transport, very portable vehicles you can take on to mass transit

The main options are a folding electric scooter and a folding bicycle with 20 inch wheels and under.

What do you feel are the pros and cons of each?
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I used to go around with a folding kick scooter like pic related for a while. It's great going downhill to the lightrail almost without doing anything, and being much quicker than walking on the flats. It's also good for transporting crates of beverages.
However, going uphill is so exhausting that you might as well walk. You're straining your body assymetrically, your standing foot starts to feel all wobbly and weird, and it's very noisy. You can't use it in snow or very wet weather either.
For those reasons, I stopped using the scooter almost entirely. Now I either bike or walk to transit.
>No more car ferry between Southeast and Northeast Asia and Australia
>You can't use it in snow or very wet weather either.
Dude, get solid rubber tires, they're cheap and handle snow much better.
>You're straining your body assymetrically, your standing foot starts to feel all wobbly and weird
You know, you have to change kicking foot time to time.
>and it's very noisy.
Lube and tighten bolts.
>However, going uphill is so exhausting that you might as well walk
Same as walking. ""250W"" motor fixes this issue.
>everywhere I go I have to use wheels!
You all should just walk so you get less fat.
Using kick scooters and folding bikes doesn't make you fat

New Years Edition

Let's talk about all aspects (ordinary or strange) of Japanese Railroads

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おおさか東線 新大阪駅~放出駅間の試乗 - トラベル Watch
The red and roundy Tokyo Metro 2000 series to be introduced in service on Marunouchi Line on 23/2.
Keikyu Haneda Airport Line extension capital investment surcharge to be removed from 10/1. Shinagawa -- HND Domestic Terminal fare reduced from 410yen to 290yen.
Speaking of Haneda Airport, it appears that the first of the three routes of JR's Access Line will be completed by around 2029. The East Yamanote Route which will connect Tokyo Station to Haneda Airport will begin its environmental assessment (3 years) and construction will take around 7 years to complete. The timetable for the other two routes (West Yamanote for Shinjuku and Rinkai for Chiba) are currently unknown


>Not just put both news bits in one post

For those who are curious, the 170 Yen surcharge for the Keikyu Airport Line was implemented when the new station opened in 1998 in the new domestic terminal. It appears that Keikyu has recouped around 75% of the initial investment so they decided to reduce the surcharge from 170 Yen to 50 Yen
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>never got to experience the glory of dining cars
>now even the shanai hanbai is getting gimped

I just read through the proposed Green Deal. One thing that did catch my eye is they propose expanded public transit options and new high speed rail.

Though, I don’t know how they expect for tax payers to be able to foot the bill for the Green deal.
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Part of the Green New Deal would set aside funding for fusion research, which I'm totally onboard with. The simple amount of land that renewables require to produce the energy they do simply isn't worth it.
God, if we can just fix the urban sprawl it would do so much to help with emissions.
I'm down for this.
That would theoretically work if the dems were willing to compromise at all right now. Look at the current fiasco over wall funding. Trump has compromised significantly on the original bill but a faction of dems continue trying to block it no matter what because they want to abolish borders and get rid of ICE (not being hyperbolic)

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>Capacity: 250 passengers
What the flying fuck
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Not unrealistic, given how companies refuse to use the plane to its maximum capacity and instead just turn it into a flying luxury hostel
on the other hand they say Concorde have a capacity of 250 passengers too
buy a BAe146, it's so cute!

thought so, is it just TT with locomotion sprites?
Not sure since I never played the original PC game

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Can we have a thread about medical transportation? Never seen it discussed here, but there's a lot to be said about it that intersects with urban planning, transport planning, and social policies more generally, and it involves many different kinds of modes of travel from helicopters to buses to wheelchairs that cost more than cars.

I work for a company in the US that provides both emergency ambulance service, plus routine van transport for people in wheelchairs (basically a specialized taxi service), ask me anything.

The one thing that really irks me about the work I do is that we do some really dumb things in part because the cost of driving is simply too low - like taking patients to doctor's offices in a city 60 miles away when there are at least 50 offices locally that could do the same thing, or sending an ambulance crew to help the staff at a nursing home start a tricky IV.
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You could probably buy everything in that picture for the cost of an ambulance ride in the US.
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probably for 1/4 of the cost
1/8 high

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I need help!
I took my back brake apart to clean it and regrease it and now it doesn't work properly.


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I had to ride with just the front brake this weekend. It wasn't too bad, apart form the rain. Covered 41 miles.
Hoping to have figured out this brake by next weekend.
Good luck fellow /n/imby. Did you get it fixed?
Thanks dude, but no.
I replaced all inner and outer cables and it still wouldn't work. I adjusted everything I could see to adjust with spanners and allen keys.
Finally, my rage turning to depression, I gave it to the local mechanic who has it in his shop.
As my girlfriend kindly pointed out - he's a real man who'll be able to fix a back brake.
cucked hard
*rear brake

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Years ago there was a fan-made concept floating around on the internet about the Boeing Ecoliner. It was about a twin-jet fully double-decker airliner for Boeing to compete against the A380 and fill in existing gaps within the market. It would have required massive fuck-off engines larger than the GE90, and there was an idea about using a beefed up APU to provide thrust for TO/GA. Realistically, would such an aircraft be economically or physically viable? Would there have been enough fuel savings to justify the use of full double-deckers?

Now that the A380 has been BTFO, should this have been what the industry built towards?
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They have to prove that flying the jet with 3 engines first is safe.
Airbus testbeds can take a few years to come into test flight stages. We saw that with the Laminar Flow testbed which was based on an A340.
i remember this. it was an obvious bait for airbus to keep working on their disastrous A380 while boeing worked on the dreamliner.
>Prime mover conks out in flight
>No real engines
>untested technology might fail
>so, airbus is testing the new technology
This New Airbus Plane Has Zero Engine Redundancy--And That's A Good Thing

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03 Harley Dyna Super Glide Police Defender
Although motorcycles are the most acceptable form of /o/ because they too hate cagers, this post would do better on:

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I'm getting into planes and naturally I want to know which one them is better? Personally I prefer Airbus because hate America.
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Don't move the goalposts. NASA isn't an exception to bureaucratic waste
And yet, CSA, ESA, JAXA, Roscosmos and many other space agencies aren't?
NASA gets like 0.47% of the United States Federal Budget, meanwhile the Department of Defence receives 54% of the US Federal Budget.
During the Kennedy years and the Johnson years afterwards, NASA received 16% of the US Federal Budget, and that was back in the 1960s.

Face it, space is significantly underfunded. It's not just about science, it's also about getting back to the moon and using the moon for rare earth metals and helium-3 which will be necessary for nuclear fusion reactors.
Mars is a bit less valuable, but there are other places in the solar system, like the moons of other planets, especially the moons of Jupiter, one of which Europa, has an oxygen atmosphere and it has either water or hydrogen peroxide.
>And yet, CSA, ESA, JAXA, Roscosmos and many other space agencies aren't?
Lmao come the fuck on dude
>meanwhile the Department of Defence receives 54% of the US Federal Budget.
Wrong. It may get 54% of discretionary spending, but considering total expenditures, it's around 12%.
America hates you too fucko

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When will Europe come out of the dark ages and embrace the superiority of rail transport?
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Kill me
I bet >>1287603 can't even trace their roots back to mercia so they're not "British" either.
>people who share my blood, beliefs, and values
Your mind on American identity

>family doesn't un-become being Polish after living in America for a few generations
You're right, only one generation is needed. If you don't speak Polish in the first place, you're not Polish.
Based anon
It will when hour long flights are back to hundreds of dollaridoos. People are fucking cheapskates and if they can get a HSR ticket for a fraction of a plane ticket you'll bet they get one.

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