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Just post pics of train and stuff
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the powerful SEPTIC
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The "true" lion
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aesthetic septa and their electrification,
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>>1256688
ALCO's C636s were IMO the most awesome six axle beasts to ever ride American rails. If only they hadn't performed so poorly in their trial runs out west, SP, WP, and Santa Fe may have ordered some. That and the C-630 reliability issues doomed the company.
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Alco diesels looked better with high hoods.
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>>1256806
it's a shame really, Alco's S1 and S3 switchers were apparently very robust workhorses


>>1256820
>Alco diesels looked better with high hoods.
I like both the same, but I can understand where you're coming from
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>>1256738
Based Skytrain. I'll be sad when they retire the original cars. They sound so good.
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>>1257014
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=elFK08nPADA
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>>1256738

the fuck is this? third rail in the loading gauge profile AND a linear motor?
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Didn't take this picture but I have seen the locomotive.
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what the fuck is that
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More info?
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>>1257366
>those LRC cars tho...
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>>1257402
>train for ants
>>1257385
This is the stupidest train I've seen so far.
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>>1257642
A Class 111?
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>>1257664
I believe it's a Class 141 actually
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>>1257666
They are essentially identical though.
It's still weird seeing someone else post Irish trains.
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>>1257673
I had a gf from Dublin and visited many times

Being me I learned everything about the trains there
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>>1257674
Where are you from, anon?
I live about 5 miles away from Whitehead. I've been to the Railway Museum several times in my lifetime, from when I was a small kid, to the most recent time being in March 2017 (just before they started charging for admission to the museum).
In 2016, I took the steam train from Whitehead to Dublin. It took about 4 hours to do the journey since the train had to stop a number of times to fill up on water as well as wait for regular passenger trains to overtake at stations.
I spent 3 years travelling frequently from Whitehead to university up on the north coast, and NIR is probably the only railway system I know in detail.
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I have a lot more of these pics
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>>1257678
Woah that's a lot of pics, really nice ones too.

I'm from Toronto so there's really nothing like any of this stuff around where I live. The Irish railways are extra comfy even if a lot of them are just gone now. I have a whole bunch of maps and pictures but it all kinda hurts now.
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Test
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>>1257694
Eh, there were a large number of railways which covered a lot of Northern Ireland, but they were dismantled after a report was commissioned in the 1960s, parallelling the infamous Beeching Report in Britain. The Railway which would have connected Lisburn to Omagh and to Derry was dismantled and countless narrow gauge rail lines were also dismantled, partly due to how few people were using them, and how the bus and the car seemed to be far easier to go with than modernising narrow gauge lines.

I must say though, I prefer Toronto's public transport. I was last there in 2013, so it's been a while. The Streetcars (or trams, let's call them) were pretty good, and I understand a lot of the aging stock has been replaced with Bombardier Flexities. They came into service after I was last there, but I have used a lot of Flexity trams in Berlin.
The subway was pretty good too, especially the newer rolling stock which have connections throughout the whole of the train.
I never used the GO Transit in the GTA area or VIA Rail, but I did take a Maple Leaf train from NYC Penn Station to Toronto Union Station. I must say that I really did like that journey, all except the part at the Canadian border. CBSA can go........ do a thing..... I find it hard to imagine that the people at Pearson airport are somehow more reasonable than the people at Niagra Falls. CBSA almost interrogated me because I flew back to Dublin airport instead of a UK one...
Anyway, I like Toronto. It's a nice city with a lot of neat features like the PATH. I after getting a souvenir, I also decided to be weird and buy Blue Jays baseball caps. I don't follow baseball much, but if people wear Yankees caps because it's fashionable, why can't I wear a Blue Jays cap?
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>>1257696
took the enterprise train from dublin to belfast this past summer and it was nice. I'm from Toronto where everything costs more than it should so I payed for first class when I saw it was less than 100 dollars. Super comfy
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>>1257696
Yeah, Toronto's transit and North American cities in general are pretty good near the centre (where all the tourists are coincidentally) but as you get further away from downtown things quickly get really awful.

Once in some random tiny town we stopped in for lunch I saw a local dude in a Maple Leafs cap, was pretty strange.

>>1257710
Good to see a fellow torontonian here, I wish I had taken the Enterprise to belfast
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>>1255683

r8 our rail systems
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>>1258270
Looks eastern-europey.
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>>1258270
I like that in the late 60s through the 80s all electric locos looked like the same box/toaster.
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buses need love too
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it's disconcerting to see such a japanese design like that in not-japan
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GTEL's. For when you want to haul a 100+ car train over steep mountain passes at 80 mph. ;-)
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>>1259279
the size of these things man
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I will never let this thread die
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>Taiwan railway accident: preliminary report
>"If things weren't broken then the accident won't happen"
Who are they trying to present the lie to
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>>1259620
* I mean, technically it is not "wrong", but they seems to be intentionally skipping the most important thing...
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Post your branchline locos
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Can someone post photos of the ubahn models that were used in and around Berlin in the very early 2000s?
I'm half German and used to visit my other family a lot but haven't been to Germany since I was like 7, I don't remember much besides the insanely clean and attractive public transport from there [I also remember the double Deckers having buttons to open the door, the trains having them too, and that I loved to press those buttons...]

A prominent feature of those trains/subways is that I remember that they were bright yellow with big red lights above/next to the doors to indicate boarding etc...

really need the 4channel board for Transportation to pull thru 4 me thank u very muc
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>>1261653
Another detail is that I remember the trains were quite rounded/slanted, not super boxy iirc.. I've tried looking but there's so may models that have been recycled so many times that I don't think I can narrow my search down without knowing exactly what model I'm looking for
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Here's a picture I took.
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>>1257685
Ferrocarril de Arica–La Paz (FCALP)?
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>>1261653
This would be a good place to start

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berlin_U-Bahn_rolling_stock

the one here is a class H seems similar to what you're looking for
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Those phase III Amtubes are making me hard
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>>1257478
CN and CP's vintage liveries are probably the most aesthetically-pleasing schemes I've ever seen.
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Steam hauling modern freight is beautiful
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>>1261648
might go take my own pics of this railroad soon
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Greetings from Africa.
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>>1261728
Totally forgot about this thread bc I posted from phone but tytysm I'll have a look soon
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>>1263092
>diesel in the back
thought so, kind of silly for that much freight and those drivers
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>>1264921
Strasburg sometimes does revenue hauled freight with Steam. Sometimes there's a diesel to assist, and sometimes the steam is double headed or even solo.

In fact, this past July they did a run with steam because the diesel had mechanical problems.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhqdMqBe7MQ
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https://www.discoverlivesteam.com/discoverforsale/forsale/8_Hastings/index.htm#24

Two 24'' crowns are for sale on Discoverlivesteam along with assorted rolling stock.

Any takers?
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WTF were they thinking?
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>>1259279
Didn't the crew have to wear hearing protection in the cab?
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>>1266007
You should wear earplugs in a lot of of old diesel cabs and some new ones
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I don't care what anyone says. The black ones aren't any bigger than the yellow ones.
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>>1266054
Only the c45s and sd70AHs are quiet enough in their cabs.

Sd70Ms and old c44s are just fucking awful. Though I can't wear plugs because then I can't hear the radio.
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>>1266059
You're just a little crybaby. Stay in the yard
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>>1266056
when did they start making black reversers?
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>>1266077
Switching jobs are even noisier. Though at least I have an ear piece for my hand held radio.

If they just put more power to the mic. Then I could use my phone handset and hear the dick scratcher over the rattle and engine.
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>>1266079
According to what is molded. It's a durox made in August 2013.
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>>1266079
They've been like that for ages, probably since they stopped making them out of brass.

>>1266081
>Switching jobs are even noisier.
If you think a Dash 9 is noisy enough to warrant earplugs then you're truly a fuckin' new guy.
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>>1266083
Switching is done with SD40Ns.

Dash 9s are for the road. The cabs are worn out and everything rattles.
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>>1266083
>If you think a Dash 9 is noisy enough to warrant earplugs then you're truly a fuckin' new guy.
>I'm proud of my tinnitus
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>>1266084
>Switching is done with SD40Ns.
It's done with whatever you have on hand. If you have to switch with a road unit then that's how it goes.

>Dash 9s are for the road.
No shit dude

>The cabs are worn out and everything rattles.
OMG shit's rattling! Better get my earplugs


>>1266092
>t. has never been on a moving locomotive in throttle 8
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>>1266104
AC units are terrible for remote switching. They don't load as quickly and dont play nice with the DC control unit.

Hearing loss and exhaustion caused by a noisy environment is nothing to brag about.
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>>1266104
Mate if your tolerance for loud noises has greatly increased over time you've probably got hearing loss.
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>>1259279
Dont exaggerate. They were just 8500hp. So two current diesels outpull them.
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>>1266007
Turbine was in the second unit. I imagine that the cab was reliatively silent.
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>>1266275
>AC units are terrible for remote switching. They don't load as quickly and dont play nice with the DC control unit.
Remotes are shitty for most switching regardless of the locomotive type. Get an engineer


>>1266279
You're not my doctor
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>>1266426
Remote is great when your just kicking into a bowl. Also nice when you're spotting at an industry con elected to the yard. As the primary controller can actually be at the point. Giving him a good idea on where to stop. Versus a conventional job. Where you are trying to radio call in the distance to stop.

Conventional is good when you can't kick. The hogger provides point protection. So the foreman and switchman are freed up.
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>>1266489
>Remote is great when your just kicking into a bowl. Also nice when you're spotting at an industry con elected to the yard.

No, it's shitty because one person does the work while the other protects the point. Switching with an engineer is more productive on every single switch job except maybe hump work, even then there's no real advantage except cost savings to the carrier. You're a cuck if you think automation is "great," it's eventually going to take your job.
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>>1266493
Remote Control Zones. No point protection needed. Foreman operates the motors and the switchman gets switches .
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>>1266496
Dude, I've done this longer than you. Remember this convo when your job gets abolished. You'll probably think "Well it was worth it, I got to play with a remote control locomotive for a while."

Good luck getting RCZs in yards with public crossings at their necks or in industries btw
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>>1266498
Public crossings in RCZs have cameras and Monitors. I can enter the crossing while watching it on the monitor.

Industry tracks aren't in zones, but point protection can be done with a triangle of vision.
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>Public crossings in RCZs have cameras and Monitors. I can enter the crossing while watching it on the monitor.
Not all of them, and I'd wager most don't

>but point protection can be done with a triangle of vision.
Perfect for industries on straight tracks with no buildings or cargo nearby nor curves or other obstructions that impede the view
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>>1255685
For you
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>>1256714
Is it weird to say that's some sexy looking rail? I like seeing robust, in his shape trackwork.

>>1257362
You britfags had some fine looking locomotives. Especially with colors.
>>1257384
I never understood why brit engineers mounted their cylinders inboard. That's gotta add so much more time and complexity into maintenance, right?
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>>1257679
Oh man, I wish the steam engine near me could run on mainline track. Hell, even fix the rest of the rail up the river for a longer trip.
If I was a billionaire I would fund the shoreline connection from the middle of the state to the shore just like it used to be.
>>1257685
Neat
>>1257691
Oh wow, what a view.
>>1257695
Congratulations, you're not b& anymore.
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>>1267030
>I never understood why brit engineers mounted their cylinders inboard. That's gotta add so much more time and complexity into maintenance, right?
Yes

They also did it with early jet airliners and bombers, the engines were mounted inside the wings instead of on pylons. No idea why, it looks clean but otherwise has more drawbacks than advantages

pic of a train btw
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>>1267030
>I never understood why brit engineers mounted their cylinders inboard. That's gotta add so much more time and complexity into maintenance, right?

At the start it was for aesthetics and victorian sensibilities "muh clean lines". Additionally having cylinders inside the frames minimised the leverage each cylinder had, resulting in smoother riding and less wobbling at higher speeds (until leading bogies were invented).

Later on it was a way of putting more power into the same sized frame by having outer and inside cylinders together. You can only just fit 21" cylinders into the British loading gauge due to the high platforms, so high pressure or more cylinders are needed for any growth in power.
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>>1267030
The locomotive in >>1257384 is actually a gas turbine engine, they just styled it to look like a steam locomotive so people wouldn't loose their shit
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DV&RGW K-27
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Horrible Chink rail operation

https://youtu.be/PmFbhnynnks
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>>1274146
Wait a second...
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>>1267097
Thanks
>>1269407
Now I feel stupid lol
>>1274146
Kek
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>>1259279
>200k lbs of Tractive effort

J E S U S
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>>1274921
That's 2 modern GEs or EMDs.

And only 70,000 more than a Big Boy.
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>>1274923
Same power with none of the advantages of multiple diesels

That's the story with all of UP's post-steam experimental locomotives
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>>1274924
Other than 8 powered axles in two bogeys, and cab. The dda40x is basically 2 sd40s.
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>>1274925
Literally zero advantages compared to two GP40s.
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>>1274930
I still want to be its conductor if UP ever takes it through my subdivision.
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>>1274931
They are cool
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>>1274932
The up steam shop is next terminal over from my home.
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This train is manufactured locally with parts from Bombardier and built using German Bank loan
Just like the HOLEC EMU's they develop a tendency to break down under crush load so they are only used on a line with small passenger numbers
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>>1277416

meme
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Who likes the Desiro?
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>>1277404
i dunno why m8, but I lvoe britush trains, maybe cause I grew up watching thomas the tank engine, but I absolutly love almsot everything british, I even consider myself a little bit of a closet teeaboo
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>>1277455
My nigga. Hurts being an Ameribro where no one appreciates these beautiful designs.
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I just got a job in the railroad industry. How do I become a train nerd so I can impress my boss?
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>>1278665
Talk about the good old days when you could drink and do drugs on the job and that was considered acceptable and normal.
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>>1278665
>How do I become a train nerd so I can impress my boss?


Don't become a train nerd, they're the worst employees. No one likes them because they're spergs and you don't need to know all the goofy nerdy shit to do your job.

Don't cause trouble or stir up drama

Don't be a kissass or a tattle tale. They'll happily use your snitching but they won't respect you for it and your coworkers will hate your guts

Don't be seen hanging out in the bosses' offices all the time. Coworkers will think you're a snitch or a kissass

Don't violate the carrier's availability policy all the time. #1 reason people get investigations called on them

Trainmasters are just secretaries now, if you want to impress someone try for a terminal superintendent or higher (someone who can actually do something for you)
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>>1278667
Absolutely based

Just a matter of time until tobacco products get banned from company property if it hasn't happened already
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>>1278673
It's already against the rules for UP.

No one really enforces it though. As my hoggers and switching foremen smoke all the time.
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>>1258339
That's because "all" these electric locomotives were variants of the same Swedish SJ Rb/c locomotive type.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SJ_Rc
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>>1278665
Show up on time, don't call out for stupid shit and do your fucking job like a competent human adult. Just like any other job.
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>>1277436
Looks like a Coradia Lint, but prettier and more modern
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>>1280973
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>>1280974
Wew, I thought that thing was a RENFE 308 "Ye-Ye" from the thumbnail.
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>>1259290
this train is being fully retired in april this year
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number of mainline certified steam trains really dwindling in the UK.
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>>1266059
If it really bothers you that much you could look into active earpro, they make muffs/plugs that filter out the really loud stuff while amplifying speech etc.
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>>1256757
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What are these center rails and what do they do? They run maybe 20 meters down the center of the LRT tracks and then curve inward near the ends. I assume they are do some type of bracing but I don’t understand how they work.
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>>1282247
They're in case of derailment, to keep the train from straying too far off the ROW. Usually seen on bridges and other areas where that could be particularly problematic/dangerous.
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>>1282248
>>1282247
Derailment rails are normally much closer to the main rail. Those look to be spare rails waiting to be installed.
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>>1282264
I think they're just closer to the middle because that's where they taper off and end, but you could be right
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>>1282247
>>1282248
>>1282264
>>1282266
They're just rail that's either been lifted out and left in the 4ft, or new rail that's been left in the 4ft ready to be lifted in. There is no magic here.
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>>1282168
It's pretty bullshit too. The owner just doesn't feel like it anymore so he's sticking it in a museum on his property. Lease it to a Heritage railway so they can keep maintaining and running it.
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>>1280982
More like the 1900 series "Americanas"
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>>1282795
Holy shit, they do look exactly the same. The 308 came to mind because I've never seen an "Americana" and of course never will. I don't think I've even seen a "Retales". I do see a couple of standard gauge ones pretty much everyday, though.
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ywn put your hand at the throttle of an SP cab forward
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>>1282803
That looks a lot like the Irish Rail class 071, 141 and 181 and the Northern Ireland Railways class 111.
I wonder why EMD locos from the 1970s and 1980s for European export all look so similar?
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>>1259279
>For when you want to haul a 100+ car train
The big blow turbines were only ~8K HP. They also sucked fuel like an ocean liner.
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>>1266104
The Tier 4 GEVO's are pretty quiet in notch 8. As are some of the new SD70 and gen 3 / 4 re-works.
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Barcelonanon here. I am now swissanon.
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>>1285154
That's a big loading gauge.
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>>1285167
4U
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>>1285168
If they ran double deckers, would they scrape the tunnels?
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>>1285172
Those are double deckers in the pic, fren
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Picking a co worker up at the depot. Saw a Siemens passenger car on top of a flat car.
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UP 844
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>>1285842
Would look better without the smoke deflectors

And painted for a different railroad
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Milwaukee Road 261
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Norfolk and western 611
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Santa Fe 3751

Really cool video of it running next to a freeway
https://youtu.be/xp-b4Ce4Mf4
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There were only 10 BQ23-7s built. I can't imagine any crew liking this thing
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Southern Pacific AC-9 class 2-8-8-4, note the casing above the boiler and firebox. Very aesthetic loco imo
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None of these were preserved. Wtf?
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>>1287146
They don't look that old
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>>1287149
Yeah, tere only from 2003
RTLb3
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>>1286265
They dont look bad. Jyst need to extend the cab windows.
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>>1287315
They look like shit
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>>1286952
Ive always been sad that not one AC-9 survives today. I've never been really a fan of Skyline casing but the AC-9s looked so good
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Heres a rare one, Southern Pacific and the AT&SF recived some Berkshires from the B&M.
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>>1287328
Heres #3506, It retained the Coffin water feeder from the B&M unlike #3507
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Almost Heaven
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>>1287331
WEST VIRGINIA
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>>1287333
BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS
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>>1287335
Shenandoah river
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>>1287337
Life is old there
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>>1287339
Older then the trees
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>>1287340
YOUNGER THEN THE MOUNTAINS
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>>1287341
BLOWING LIKE A BREEZE
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>>1287342
COUNTRY ROADS, TAKE ME HOME, TO THE PLACE

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>>1287344
WEST

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They only surviving Atlantic locomotive used by the Southern Pacific. A-3 #3025
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>>1287346
Here is its Daylight Sister #3000
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Southern Pacific #4406, SPs first Northerns were the GS-1's and they didnt have skyline cassing
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>>1287348
woops
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I like the casing, set them apart from others

Any locomotive with less than 6 drivers is a toy, 6 drivers is dinky in its own right
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>>1287348
>>1287349
Heres SP #4408
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The Southern Pacific and the Western Pacific werent the only Railroads to use Lima's GS Series of Northerns. The Central of Georgia used non skylined GS-6s that they called 'K''s. They were Coal burners unlike SPs & WPs.
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The First Northern Locomotive, Northern Pacifics #2600
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Heres Southern Pacific #5012
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And Finally, Everyones favorite little Pacific, Southern Pacific #2472
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>>1286265
Where is the shitter?
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>>1287411
Well if it's like other GE locomotives of the era the bathroom is in the back of the cab (where the circuit breakers and other electrical equipment are in EMDs and modern GEs)



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