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Ding Dong
Doors Closing
Quincy is next
Doors open on the right at Quincy
Transfer to Metra and Amtrak trains at Quincy

This is Quincy
Transfer to Metra and Amtrak trains at Quincy
This is a Brown Line train to Kimball
Ding Dong
Doors Closing

LaSalle and Van Buren is next
Doors open at the right at LaSalle and Van Buren

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God dammit another jumper I’m not cleaning the tracks this time. Why can’t these people pop pills or drink bleach or something.
>this is a yellow line train to lake-cook
Stand clear of the closing doors nigger

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It's that time of year, boys

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People must get run over by these all the time.
Surprisingly, no. People actually "WATCH THE TRAM CAR PLEASE"
Damn right, it's comfy. This is summer in South Jersey.
1983 people look healthier.

I still think Wildwood should dredge sand off the end of their beach and sell it to the neighboring shore towns so they can combat erosion.

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The perfect bicycle speed is 18 km/h, unless you have a strong tailwind. Anything faster and you are just getting cucked by the wind and your own body. Also, for speeds faster than 18 km/h (without a tailwind) one cannot carry any decent bags or luggage, rendering the bicycle mostly useless for transport. Thus, cycle 18 km/h lads!
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I also work for a 3 letter agency.
F.A.G. ?
If I told you, I'd have to have gay sex with you.
REMINDER: Trolling, baitposting, and retarded memes belong on >>>/b/. Please review the Site Rules.
>every opinion i disagree with is a troll
He has his, we have ours.

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Airships can play a vital role in the renewable future. Excess wind, solar and hydro energy can be stored in hydrogen, which can then be pumped into airships, these unmanned airships layered with solar cells for propulsion can take on cargo and fly to their destination where the hydrogen will be pumped out of the ship and stored into bladders or tanks. Kill 2 birds with one stone.

People need to know how wonderful a resource hydrogen can be.
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Hmmm... needs more BlimpTrain.

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source: https://twitter.com/lukechristensen/status/1156327330945490944
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500 amps at 690 volts. 450 kilowatts, pretty exciting.
500*690=345k tho
riding the intercity bus nowadays is like riding in a fucking plane, we need to bring trains back.
Your right. Previously it was 450 (just over 600 amps) but we had to lower the ev current limit as the cables to the BMS were a bit light for that amount of power.
Because of the seat spacing? It sucks aye. No room for tall or fat people. The intercity gold seating is a bit nicer. We fitted out the first two in our workshop a couple of years ago and now we are re fitting the ex mana double deckers with the gold seating on the bottom level too

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Back by popular demand, ITT we discuss the greatest electrified railroad operation in world history. The proven corporate conspiracy to dismantle and abandon this operation, largely perpetrated from within the company itself by its own top-level officials, is one of the greatest crimes against humanity ever conceived and makes the Great American Streetcar Scandal look like amateurish in comparison.

Gone before its time, but not forgotten, the Milwaukee Road's Pacific Coast Extension lives on in the minds of all who encounter it. This thread is dedicated to the men and women who built and maintained this system, and the photographers who filmed and preserved this unique operation for posterity.
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based MILW hater
Thank you for your service.
GN’s electric system was completely incompatible with the Milwaukee one. When GN de-electrified MILW looked into buying their locomotives but quickly realized the cost of conversion was prohibitively expensive and would have been less cost effective than just ordering new locos.
Let's be honest: we're all appreciative that the BN cascade green livery is still rolling around and the ugly MW orange and black is long gone
Why not both?

What made interurbans so ki/n/o?

I like riding on my bike I go really fast sometimes but sometimes I get scared and slow down but I still like it
It feels really good and I don’t feel sad when I ride my bike
keep riding and feeling good, fren. All my troubles disappear when I ride, even if temporary, I experience some form of happy.
>This blog post brought to you by an 11 year old girl
> Start a new job.
> Hear co-workers talking about Sarah and Duck.
> This is great, we have a common interest so it will be easy to make friends.
>They only watch it because their pre-school aged children like it.
>I have to make up a story about babysitting a friend's kids so they don't think I'm weird.

Why can’t San Francisco into zoning?
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An entire city burning down really does wonders later down the line.
Maybe "the big one" will be the start of New California.

Because the Bay Area was split into seven separate counties instead of one giant county like LA. As a result all the suburban homeowners in the western half of the city have immense amounts of power like their peers do in the other six counties. Santa Clara County (San Jose) is the only one with enough urban development to successfully fight them. Alameda County has development but they lack vision for their city at the moment, whereas SF's city government pretty openly do not give any fucks.


Probably never considering how fucking useless SFMTA/CTA is at the moment. But the rest of the SN route, 680 rail, and the Dumbarton rail bridge will all be rebuilt. The only silver lining is that while SF screws up everyone else slots their own transit projects into place, gradually causing San Jose to become the center of the region.

Zoning is the greatest problem because it's why homeless people have no place to go. Even new asylums are redlighted because people get upset that it happens on their block.

Chicago kept it's El and Metra. Los Angeles ripped out both their equivalents, Oakland ripped out their regional rail and SF ripped out half their Muni network. At the same time from 1945-1980 most of California's development was south in LA so existing mass transit simply didn't have enough demand as people left, and from 1980-2000 most of the growth has been from San Jose whose connections all had to be rebuilt from scratch. Imagine if Metra simply didn't exist until 1990 or so, that's the situation most of the Bay Area was in. Caltrain is the only exception and only because San Mateo County refused BART's first offer, then an embezzlement lawsuit happened with their second.

Looks like the electric car meme is coming to an end. Are E-Bikes headed the same way?

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The only way to get a country thats actually different from how things are done now is violence. Go to three gun, stay fit, and when the collapse comes maybe I'll let you into my human scale development only, environmentally sustainable, socially conservative and economically liberal utopia.
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We need a rational environmentalist movement.
biodiesel would be grown in the ocean durr, it's made from algae.
livestock promote healthy soil in conjunction with farming.

Post your favorite paint schemes
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I lived in Dawlish from 1981 until 1998 where this photo was taken, these trains were incredibally noisy and were so frequent on the line up towards Exeter. The colours on these units was very striking i remember them well, there were also black and white ones with a red stripe. Takes me back just seeing these images of the Dawlish Seawall.
For real. And mostly in color, too. I wish I were in the time of Otto Perry or Harold Vollrath, though. Steam in the Rockies and East Coast.
They aren't sending their best!

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>tfw never gonna be able to enjoy those seats again

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What are odds of having dual bird strike?

I suspect that russkies mechanics left a glove or 10 mil spanner in both engines...
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We should arm planes with machine guns to shoot down the birds in front of these planes.
You can literally see them getting sucked in, in the video
Dual bird strikes have an incredibly low probability of happening which is why ETOPS is even a thing.
You can literally see the flock of birds it flies through in the videos.
>believing anything on (((jewtube)))
MOSSAD tried to shoot it down but they were sloppy and only got a crash

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I have never been on a train. What are they like?
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Tri-Rail is a commuter train I often ride. It has reasonably comfy seats, power outlets for charging things, tables for laptop users, and low prices.
It's often really empty though, except for the rare times it isn't, when it ends up being really crowded, and generally full of people like myself who can't afford a car.
The train itself is comfier than a car though: the ride is smoother and far more quiet. I can choose to look at art (graffiti) and nature outside the window, or read a book or on my phone during the ride.
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They're neat. The ones I ride most often have two floors and are 2.8 meters in width, so there's lots of room. I always get a seat. In fact, I almost always get a seating area of 4 to myself.
The trains go up to 160 km/h. They complete a journey of 281 kilometers in 3 hours and 43 minutes. Almost always on time.
Entering and leaving the stations can be a little noisy and shaky, but for nost of the time, the ride quality is absolutely supreme. It cannot be compared to a car ride. I always get sick in the car, even on the bus. I never got sick on a train before.
I rode Amtrak Cascades twice this summer. I enjoyed it, it's fun and relaxing, peaceful. You can kick back and enjoy the ride and scenery or get up and move around the car or train, which is something I liked much more than being restrained when I was flying or in a car. I had an entire coach to myself on the 2nd trip.
Something about it is really relaxing. If you're higher up there's a gentle sway back and forth and every time the tracks switch you get bumped around a bit. In North America it's a slow as fuck way to travel so you have to get into that chill and patient mindset. You can also get up whenever you want to walk around.
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Its iight

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It's a work in progress edition
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> can you fucking bickering idiots post a fucking bike please, this is what killed the last thread. shut the fuck up and post a bike

Fucking Word.
Zishan is less of a dick than kona'bro'
>thinks he can just walk up to an industrial 6 axis CNC and learn how to G-code in a few minutes
Wew lad. Enjoy your repair bills.

He thinks a fucking 3 axis makerbot with downloadable files is a proper cnc. He should look up actual metal machining, he wouldn't even know how to do basic shit like calibrate, enter tool parameters, or program tool swaps.
>muh just watch youtube
How to spot an insecure larper. What is it with zoomers being completely incapable of admitting they don't know how to do something? He couldn't even machine his own participation trophy, lol.

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> commute along a park trail
> my bike is pos citybike, but converted to drops, and I wear chink lycra and chink visor helmet, so kinda sporty look
> I also ride bretty fast for a casual commuter
> take a note of some mamil guy riding pinarello
> looks just as expensive as the bike, like a startup ceo or tv talking head
> pass him
> it's a paved park trail with some roots and cracks
> approach one place, where roots are really bad, so I bunny-hop them casually
> hear CRACK... BAMMM... BANG! behind, followed by a massive carpet f-bombing
> apparently mamil guy was in a close pursuit behind me
> not familiar with the trail, didn't have time to act on those roots
> has a deep scratch on his leg, marks on his helmet, bleeding quite a lot, pinarello bars are twisted, one shifter is fucked
> are u ok dude
> starts complaining about me not pointing out cracks
> wtf dude I didn't even know you were following

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>stop at a yield sign crossing a busy road
>see gap in traffic approaching, getting ready to move
>some retarded faggot "gentleman of the road" slows down and flashes his lights
>I can see the gap behind him closing
>he stops and looks at me
>I look at him
>turn my head and look in the opposite direction
>nothing coming
>I could have made that gap 15 seconds ago
>look back at him
>finally he gives up and drives off, already a small jam formed behind him which I now have to let pass

If you ever do this shit, fuck you and all that you stand for.
>be me
>15 at the time riding through a intersection doing a wheelie
>dude behinds me blows his horn even though i got the green.
>flip him off and crash into the curb.
>karma is a bitch.
also me

>Be me now yesterday
>45km/hour in a 50 zone flow of traffic is doing maybe 35km/hour and the car in front is closing rapidly. maybe 1/4 km ahead
>cager behind me so close that when I waved him to back the fuck off i literally touched his truck.
>speed up a couple km on a short quick sprint and slam both brakes.
>48-36km a hour in 2 seconds.
>flip him off and filter past the que which i normally wouldn't do expect I wanted to get away from him
>say sorry to the guy in front as the guy who i brake checked flipped me off as I wouldn't normally and sort of cut him off (the guy in front of me)
>Explained he was way to close tailgating me to the dude in front.
>Dude in front gave me a good 100 feet as he did a maximum 10km through town (its a 50km zone, during busy times its maximum 30km a hour)

>Thanks dude in white fiat. Thank you for pissing off the tailgater.
oh I dislike it too, hopefully it rarely happens
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>college campus is outside the city
>have class at 8 am
>go blazing fast downhill on my home street
>go the wrong way on the main road, just to avoid going through a 5-way intersection
>everyone on the bike path next to the highway either has a friend biking along or walking, except me
>wreckless, but careful to not lunge myself into windshields or the asphalt
>just to not disturb others
>mfw i realized what i typed

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