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A thread about good old fashioned choo choos because why not?
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Love how these look.
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The boiler is LONG and skinny, both of which make the boiler steam poorly. The narrow width reduces the amount of tubes and flues that can be fitted and heat transfer area. The length of the boiler means that the gases cool down to the point where in the last few feet of travel there is effectively no heat transfer. Meaning a higher water volume with less heat available to be transferred.
Add in flexible boiler connections and there's bound to be trouble.

In fact, they were so bad overall that the Santa Fe avoided articulated locos and ordered 2-10-4s with 6'2" drivers to solve counterbalancing problems caused by power requirements.
Must admit, the Santa Fe Texas locos do look good, even if the reasoning for some design features was flawed.
Looks like she's near Amarillo.
What a legend

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Space transportation general since spaceflight is increasing exponentially, since we are up to at least a launch per week and since we are about a month away from a industry revolutionizing fully reusable
super heavy lift launch vehicle.

Upcoming launches:

Nov 2
>Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat-M | Tundra n°6L 3:30 AM EDT
>Falcon 9 Block 5 | Hotbird 13G 11:26 PM EDT

Nov 6
>Antares 230+ | CRS NG-18 5:50 AM EST

Nov 8
>Atlas V 401 | JPSS-2 4:25 AM EST

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S24 de-stacked. Crane lifting points removed so tiles can be installed.
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Likely Boca Chica deluge system preassembly beginning. Footings for tanks near the launch site also poured last week. They might be having second thoughts about attempting the first launch without it.
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Artemis II ICPS will not be doing the TLI
That is fucking huge
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The Centaur V

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Do you guys not think making such a big deal out of car-dependent infrastructure is sort of a low hanging fruit? I honestly cannot think of anything more inoffensive or less motivated to center a political ideology around. This guy here, makes 10 minute long, poorly presented, poorly researched videos that do not include a single original, positive thought. Only calculations pulled from thin air to show why things he doesn't like wouldn't work, and then an ad that takes up 1/5 of the video.

It's easy to complain about car dependent infrastructure, there are real problems with it. Guess what, it's the infrastructure we've got, and it works fine. This new school of "radical urbanism" is the most sterile, passionless thing I've ever seen. Literally everyone agrees that waiting in traffic sucks. Go make a "radical" political movement about how shitty the weather outside is. You used to have a pulse, you know.
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What it shows is that >>1887665 is a wrong and stupid statement.
Most people who drive in America feel poor. Roads and country living with urban standards are far more expensive than they realize. They spent all their money without even realizing it- politicians were too cowed to do anything but lie to them.

Would you rather have a pickup truck and live paycheck to paycheck, or ride a train and have an easy high life?

The future is efficiency. Its the only way or we will only become more and more impoverished.
I think youre shitting on a youtuber with no power.

That guys doing (shitty) agitprop. Because he feels the burn. Get mad at politicians, not youtubers.

Also ffs if you want better entertainment on youtube just watch notjustbikes (neolib) or climatetown (cia). If youre scrapping the bottom of the barrel with adam something, like fuck go watch anything else lol.
I don't watch any of them
>false dichotomy
Cope more poorfag buscuck.

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Do you feel safe on public transit?
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Yes I do. I've never felt unsafe in my life, but then again I don't live in the USA where everyone is mentally ill, poor and armed with weapons so I've never felt any need to feel unsafe in the countries I've lived in.
Yeah that sums it up, I have been on so many trains and buses across the country, it never feels unsafe but it is almost always annoying or just disgusting
Only in London have I felt unsafe on public transport, and that's usually during peak hours, because you're packed in like sardines and I feel very pent up and uneasy for the whole journey.

London's infrastructure is amazing but there are far too many people.
>niggerjoid sent seething
Public transit will never work in America because of niggers.

The only "people" supporting it are liberals that went to Japan once, saw how clean and orderly it was, and thought that we should do it here too. Race is destiny.

How does /n/ feel that the best public transportation in the United States, is in fucking Disney World
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m o n o r a i l
It's not
>undesirables giving out blowjobs
you can just call her 'mom', we all know her too
>the best public transportation is private
go figure
cool suspended people mover

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Is anyone here a Transportation Broker in the US?

If so I'm quitting, and I'm just going to dumb my customer list.

Lemme know if you're interested.
Yeah I want that sweet, sweet customer list
Dude, how bad is it for you guys right now?
Trucker here and I am glad I took a few years off because trucking is a bloodbath right now
Why are you quitting?
Me too, once this downturn ends that list will be golden

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>a private passenger railway is profitable
>all profit is made with real estate
How is that supposed to be more sustainable than a tax funded railway ran by the local government? Might as well attach a casino as a part of the railway company and call it profitable
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>Might as well attach a casino
Thanks for the free business idea anon, wouldn't mind playing some blackjack on the way
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This is objectively untrue.
Japanese rail companies like JR East/west and Kintetsu make profit in the hundred million to low billions per year range.

Hong Kong MTR runs an 170 operating profit, even before real estate shenanigans. https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2019/mar/19/how-public-transport-actually-turns-a-profit-in-hong-kong

For a non-east asian culture, you've got the dutch national rail service pretty consistantly posting profits, often exceeding how much they're subsidised by depending on the year.

Hell, La Paz's gondola system has a 100% farebox recovery ratio.
>Japanese rail companies
When you're gifted already paid-for infrastructure, hundreds of billions of dollars of your accrued debt is paid off by the government, and your company receives continuous political support from the state, you can certainly turn a profit easily
>Part time dentist
The guy that I was replying to was saying that simply maintenence and infrastructure costs would nessecarily always be more than the amounts recouped as revenue, which, initial building costs not withstanding, is just incorrect, and frankly while I don't know what the upfront costs for something like the tokyo metro nessecarily were when you're putting up billions in yearly profit I don't think that it's nessecarily impossible for something like to be able to break even given enough time operating.

is it possible to convert from vbrakes to cantilevers or only the other way round?
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how are v brakes shit?
The brake feel isn't as nice as cantilever. But they will stop you better.

Not sure if it is just the brakes that I've had but I also kind of feel like cantilever brakes also need less maintenance for a good lever feel. Even though I have made a very sensitive v-brake setup, it feels like two weeks and I need to be adjusting them again or they are in that awful point where the pads bite in middle of the pull. I mean they still stop better but feel cheaper.
they feel like ass and arent very adjustable at all
theyre built to be cheap not good
Usually "cable hangers".
mostly less pad clearance and shorter pad travel, it really pays to keep the wheel rim true to within 0.1 mm +-
and the problems of asymmetric cable routing, to compensate for the weight and flex of the cable requires fine adjustments,
so your shit out of luck if the spring tension adjuster has a design flaw.
.p.s low profile canter levers suck balls imo

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This is clearly a streetcar.
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or is it a road train?
A train road.
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Any fool knows a rail road is a road with rail in.
but your picture shows bridge rail

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This thread is for talking about railways, and things related to railways, in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Let's talk about trips we've made, journeys we've taken and would like to take, and trains and stations that we like, without being freaks about it.

Our previous thread - which seems to have begun as a meaningless driveby, but evolved into a mostly pleasant chit-chat - can be found here: >>1834513 - at time of writing it's at its bump limit, so let's see if a new thread will work out. If it runs on rails, it belongs here - questions are welcome!

Here's a few interesting links:
~Realtimetrains (realtimetrains.co.uk) - track your train. Its data comes directly from the signalling systems, so it'll almost certainly tell you your platform before your ticketing app does.
~National Rail Enquiries (nationalrail.co.uk) - punch in where you're going and where you're coming from, and it'll link to the available trains for your journey. It doesn't make a difference which train operator you choose to buy your ticket from, as they'll all charge the same price for the same journey.
~Trainline (thetrainline.com) - probably the best option for overseas visitors wishing to purchase train tickets. A little pricey, as they charge a booking fee, but they'll support your language and payment card.
~Openrailwaymap (openrailwaymap.org/) - invaluable for finding past and present railway infrastructure.
~Signalbox (map.signalbox.io) - look at them go! It works by guesstimating train positions based on their last known location and timetable, but it's mesmerising to watch.

So what's going on? - the Crossrail megaproject has been completed, and is open to passengers; it's due to begin a more intensive timetable next year. The first phase of High Speed 2 (hs2.org.uk) is under construction, and several smaller projects are also underway - East-West Rail, the Transpennine Route upgrade, the Midland Main Line electrification, and others I've forgotten as well.
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>get angry at someone posting small customer service wins or whatever because it's not what I wanted to hear, and that's their fault, and i'm going to make it everyone else's problem
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Apparently the new 810s will have a differently-shaped nose to the other 8xx trains, so they can squeeze a five-car set into the back of St Pancras. I don't know if it'll mean they have a weird snub nose or something, it's difficult to tell from the renders floating around.
Yes, that was what I was slyly referring to there. I think it will probably go on to be the most opposed scheme in British history if Sellar try and take it any further forward, I've never seen a more misconceived project in my life.

>Oh fuck off
>>get angry at someone
You couldn't project harder if you tried.
I don't think you'll be able to tell the difference at speed, livery aside. I've not seen anything 'live' featuring the closed nosecone, but this suggests the 810s will be a little more angular in the nose than the rest of its family? the styling almost reminds me of the Concorde's droop snoot, only in Cadbury purple.

i just bought a nice shifter and i wana talk about it
9sp indexed
the position looks funny but i experimented with a bunch of different ones and this felt comfiest
i fuckin am never using that trigger shifter clicky button racer garbage thats on all moutnain bikes ever again
the oldschool thumbshifter design is just better unless youre a racetard
i tried frictions and they felt great but didnt really work on a mountain bike
id get one for a front derailleur though
unpopular opinion twist shifters arent that bad if they arent revos or some plastic kids bike tier garbage
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I raced it with friction 1x9 too but I had really bad chainline issues with the crappy ali crank and dropped the chain a fair few times, that’s why I went to hollow tech 2. I don’t ride bicycles with suspension anymore, just don’t like it. Remember to measure A-C, small differences make a big difference in feel.
Oh also GT lad here, if anyone followed me from posting on here when I was obese and couldn’t even get a tenth of the way up my local park my BMI is now 26.7 lol and I still eat mad cake. Cycling is cheating at life
I'm telling him that you're using it indexed. He thinks you're bragging about using it in friction mode.
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I'm happy for you anon
hooray for bicycles
>I raced it with friction 1x9
thats based as fuck
>I had really bad chainline issues with the crappy ali crank and dropped the chain a fair few times
ive been having the same problem
in the future im just gonna convert to 2x this 1x shit sucks fuck the teenager that 1x'd this bike to look cool but for now this is what i gotta do o make it work
7mm worth of spacers and extra long bolts has improved it significantly (although its still a 1x so shit)
>I don’t ride bicycles with suspension anymore, just don’t like it.
same lol, i ride with my fork locked all the time cos i grew up on rigid steel shitboxes
i have an old 2000s full sus i need to do a resto on tho suspensions still fun but il probably end up selling it
lol based, i have the exact opposite problem im severely underweight but cycling is the only thing that gives me an apitite
can this shifter be switched to friction mode?
id like to try that

When you see it

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unbelievable skills on display
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OwO train.
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Cycling on highways and interstates, y/n?
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You can tell a yuro wrote this because he thinks someone referring to the 'first world' was talking about him.
Have fun on your 50 mile, 10$ commute.
Yes, most rural highways have wide shoulders. It just depends on the situation.
>stick to rural highways, not urban highways
>avoid areas with no shoulders
>in general, rural drivers are less aggressive
>"Share the Road" signs refers to you, too--if you're not in a shoulder, try to pull over for faster-moving traffic
>plastic cutlery under the age of 18
Huh? Are they worried about stabbings with plastic forks?
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>drafting box truck on the freeway
>ukraine flag
for fucks sake

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Where do you live?
What do you ride?
How much do you make every day?
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I think i'm gonna use my e-scooter with a backpack bag when I go back to school for my bachelors to make money and not be so in debt to loans. is it possible to make good money only doing this 1-2 hours a day? it'd be in vancouver
btw I have a VDM-10 so it can actually go with city traffic and go off curbs and stuff and isn't useless on anything but perfect pavement.
that was best i could do for my needs
it's not good money even if you do it all day but 1-2 hours during peak can help if you're poor and have other ways of making money
Just gross old dudes in their boxers

QT3.14 in pajamas is pretty common and pretty based tho

Uber (dunno about other apps in vancouver) relies heavily on quests. The good quests require you to do at least like 30 deliveries a week.
If you can focus your working hours to the peak dinner time, then maybe you can make decen tmoney?

I hope you live in a dense rich area though, otherwise delivering is shit

>Google Maps
>Apple Maps
>Bing Maps
>something else

Which is the best to use for route tracing like in picrel?
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ride with gps is nice, i use it over strava :)
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Only really good in the US.
Used it a few times in Europe and it had no good data on transit or delays.
Friend of mine got me using mapy.cz
Works fine in London desu
I also used it once in Milano.

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