Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:46:47 No. 6036
I really can't be arsed to make a new thread cause it auto-filled in the mod hash. Let it be known to everyone that the BO likes public transportation.
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:46:47 No. 6037
>>6036<Let it be known to everyone that the BO likes to get railed.based
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:46:49 No. 6044
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:46:49 No. 6045
>>6039>its a train>its a bus>its a railbusgenius! now post railplanes and railboats too!
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:46:49 No. 6046
>>6043under corbyn the lion will be a hammer and sickle
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:46:49 No. 6048
>>6047I hate how people unironically think libshits are pro-transit when they just half-ass it and go for buses instead of trams.
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:46:49 No. 6050
>>6039Don't post BART man I use it often, it's terrible and also overpriced.
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:46:49 No. 6052
>>6051there's a game thread >>27775 im more of an openxcom player
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:46:50 No. 6054
>>6051nigga, we have /e/.
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:46:50 No. 6056 >>6035This is the Bergen Light rail. I read somewhere that Lichtenstein has free public transportation, and are about to legalize cannabis. I saw the same kind of trams in a video from Switzerland a while back, but I don't know what town.It's quite banal, public transportation. But it stimulates the economy. The Norwegian media is taunting the government, for their unsolicited mega expensive road upgrades with toll roads. What's more, the projects are outsorced to foreign disposable companies, when the money could have generated local jobs. Corruption, I call it, but if you talk about it, you're a marked man, socially. So the journalists make up indirect terms like smøring.The narrative has shifted towards northern rail expansion. It's been planned for over a hundred years, but it never really materialized. Road work is tricky because the soil warps when it freezes and thaws, and the bedrock is so hard. Rocks have also been falling quite a bit since the glaciers got fewer.These trams and the heavier (former) NSB locomotives, are completely electric, and powered by hydroelectric plants. The switching sounds from the motors fascinates me, so I'm doing a graduate degree in electronics. I've got a bit of cabin fever while waiting for the next semester to start, so I apologise for my verbosity.The current government has restructured the entire shebang into something called vy, whatever the fuck that's supposed to mean, and charged millions to do it. Privatization of the English rail system is still controversial, so they called it konkurranseutsetting - exposure to competition. Whatever lines their pockets.
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:46:50 No. 6058
>>6049>tfw yuge mass transit bonds were one of the few good ideas obumma pushed>tfw most state governments actually refused the free money out of sheer spite
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:46:50 No. 6060
>>6059I mean the state legislature is the problem.
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:46:51 No. 6061 >>6042Iirc, the SkyTrain uses a linear motor, which means the motor is actually split in two parts: an active part on board, driving the wheels, and a reactive part which is a kind of middle rail between the two where the wheels lay. The advantages are a smaller height of the train (which could save time and money if it's used as a subway by digging tunnels with a smaller radius), smaller weight and apparently they require much less maintenance than traditional rotary motors.A drawback is the high, screeching sound it makes - it's the same with low speed maglevs.>>6049Brought to you by Hitachi Rail Italy aka AnsaldoBreda, renowned for this product - which is pretty dope - but also one of the shittiest trams ever plus a nice scandal involving the clogs when they sold them "high speed" trains litterally falling apart while testing.Iirc, the body is designed by Pininfarina, which is a nice way to throw away money in the project and btw, white is uneasy on the eye…>>6056Those tram are made in Switzerland by Stadler, who is in part owned by an MP from a rightwing party…I think the shit they are doing with the railways is the same thing EU member states had to do, but I don't know if Norway is under any obligation to adapt its laws also in this sector.And the privatisation in the UK has been an unmitigated disaster, except for the profiteers obviously.>>6058Just another proof Burger republicans are subhuman tier.>>6059Abolish Wisconsin.>>6050All right!
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:46:52 No. 6069
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:46:52 No. 6070
>>6065trains = totalitarianism
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:46:52 No. 6072
The Moscow Metro is fucking glorious holy hell.Also Novoslobodskaya has a massive fucking mural of Lenin with a line from the Soviet anthem in I almost cried.
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:46:53 No. 6077
>>6043I hope the Brits will fix their shit.
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:46:53 No. 6078
>>6071>high lifespan>high rail densityIs Cuba, dare I say it, the Japan of the Americas?
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:46:53 No. 6079
>>6076It really sucks how some of the tram revival projects in the US are just gimmicks and not meant as actual transportation to reduce car dependency.
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:46:53 No. 6080
>>6078Cuba is still a functioning society
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:46:54 No. 6082
>>6078Cuba isn't crumbling under the weight of its own idiocy
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:46:54 No. 6084
>>6076American trains were glorious too
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:46:54 No. 6085
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:46:55 No. 6087
>>6086Squidward Express. Seats in a train or bus should NEVER be perfectly parallel to each other. Look how the path to the door is limited in its width by the armrests and how on the left you basically have to share one of the armrests.
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:46:55 No. 6088
>>6086>>6087It's the same bourg seating chart that gcp grey goes on about in his airline boarding video. Google it.
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:46:55 No. 6089
>>6088What is it. I don't use Google or YT.
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:46:56 No. 6097
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:46:57 No. 6103
>>6102It's not so bad, at least it shows they are trying new things re: mass transit and not afraid to admit that something didn't work out. Let a hundred types of public transportation bloom.
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:46:57 No. 6104
>>6102Didn't the guy in charge was thrown in jail for corruption or executed? I can't remember
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:46:57 No. 6107
>>6035I’m new to this board and the left in general, why are there so many people obsessed with trains?
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:46:58 No. 6109
>>6107It's not specifically about trains. It's about transportation with low friction, and low labour cost. Trains require comparably few people to operate and the metal wheels on metal rails have very low friction and hence waste comparably little fuel.
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:46:58 No. 6111
>>6110These gondola system have existed for many decades, i wonder why this hasn't bean applied earlier, especially because it's low-cost.
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:46:58 No. 6112
>>6089>I don't use YTcringe
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:46:58 No. 6113
>>6107right wing people are obsessed with ugly and dangerous cars, whilst the true intellectuals prefer the fast, aesthetic and relaxing trains
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:46:58 No. 6114
>>6107I know stuff like monorail and this are stupid and nowhere near as effective and efficient as a regular rail system but I'll always be a sucker for techno-futurist mass transit systems(exept the hyperloop, fuck the hyperloop)
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:46:58 No. 6116
I wish I had a driver license and was't forced to use public transport which is even more expensive.
Satan-kun 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:46:58 No. 6117
>>6116I wish we had public transport where i live.
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:46:59 No. 6121
>>6102 >It was a really nice idea
Cuck design. Should have never gone past the paper stage.
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:46:59 No. 6122
THIS IS AMAZING HOLY SHIT
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:46:59 No. 6124
That makes me wanna shoot myself
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:46:59 No. 6125
Give a bus its own road and it's faster than a train in an urban environment. Bus rapid transit will be the main mode of transit in a socialist society.
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:46:59 No. 6126
Makes me want to shoot them, in fortnite.
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:00 No. 6127 >>6125
The advantage buses have over tram and light rail is their ability to be in mixed traffic and have a flexible rout layout. If you go for a dedicated rout than buses loose out against trams and light rail, on speed (yes rail is faster), energy energy efficiency, comfort (smooth ride with no swaying), and operating cost (fewer maintenance cycles and longer lifespan of the equipment)
Buses are best suited for the lower capacity transport routs in places that have lower density of people living there, and as gap fillers for temporary peak transport needs.
Oh by the way i contradicted you on the speed issue because if your compare a 3 compartment segment bus (with 2 hinges) with a comparable capacity light rail, the light rail can go over twice as fast.
Now for the ideological reasoning, capitalists don't like light rail, because the labour inputs have a higher value add. Meaning you need to train people more, but they also add more economical value. Capitalists that mostly are short term minded don't like that rail has high initial capital cost and represents long term investments. Socialism does not have it's investment strategies limited to short-termism, but rather can select strategies for investment based on material conditions, and obviously prefers high value-add labour, because that is more economical.
For Areas with sufficient capacity needs, to justify rail construction, that is the preferred mode of transport, and obviously buses would be used for the lower density Areas where rail construction is not justified. There also are "trackless trams" (pic) that combine some of the features of buses and trams which might be worth considering as well.
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:00 No. 6128
>>6127 >Now for the ideological reasoning, capitalists don't like light rail, because the labour inputs have a higher value add.
Capitalist countries rarely build BRT. Meanwhile, China is building a shitload of BRT. So too are Latin American countries.
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:00 No. 6130
I'm doing my master's thesis in Model Predictive Control for a dynamic train cruise control. I am ascended.
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:00 No. 6131
That looks like a heater/blower for defrosting the rails, not a jet.
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:00 No. 6132
Looks like a fucking laser cannon to me.
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:00 No. 6133
it's definitely a jet
here is one spinning up:
My question is why they uses a jet for this it has to have an insane fuel consumption.
A simple spinning brush maybe combined with a heating element would be cheaper and use a lot less fuel.
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:00 No. 6134
I have a car and use public transit whenever I do projects downtown. Its 8 bucks for a round trip to my job and back to the park in ride. Its $40 for a day to park. If I would get rid of my car in a heart beat if I knew I would never need it and could relay on public transit. Right now I'm waiting for the bus after getting off the tram. It'll hop onto the special carpool highway and speed past all the traffic and get me home 45 minutes earlier than if I had taken my car.
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:01 No. 6137
>>6041 >bus rapid transit
Buses are based m8
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:01 No. 6138
maybe if those pods didn't look like gay nuggets.
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:01 No. 6140
What's the point? Regular rail cars can have separate compartments for antisocial people, individual pods are just retarded and inefficient.
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:01 No. 6142
They probably got it from surplus, so it's essentially free. Also, the fuel consumption probably isn't nearly as high as it isn't being used for propulsion - it's basically running on idle. That would seem to be case since the fuel tank is relatively small.
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:01 No. 6143
What up fellow Wisconsinite.
Yeah The Hop literally takes me to only one of my regular bars.
Scooter really ruined the midwest.
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:01 No. 6144 >>6140 >What's the point? Regular rail cars can have separate compartments for antisocial people, individual pods are just retarded and inefficient.
That's the point, you build the rails with "individualism characteristics", then you make the individual pods so people can experience the inefficiency, then they will let you put normal trains on the rails to fix efficiency. The end result is you got to put rails in the ground, without it getting killed off by dogmatic hyper-individualism, and you get to put trains on it because of it's efficiency. Granted you got some waste because it's trains with extra steps, but your can probably use some of the pods for maintenance and off hour service that has only few passengers. Even if you end up with unused rail-pods at the end it would still be more efficient than what exists currently.
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:02 No. 6148 >>6147
I think that it would be useful if there's a renaissance for narrow gauge trains that also have cargo compartments for bicycles, mopeds and even motorcycles (against a fee, of course to prevent wasteful overusage).
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:02 No. 6151
Japan still has it's war criminal monarchy so idk if they're wrong.
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:03 No. 6153
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:03 No. 6154
Individual pods allow for the excitement of sex in public while remaining in a relatively private space. Compartments inside trains typically have a walkway on one of the sides so you cannot see out of both sides of the train which makes it less exciting.
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:03 No. 6156
That car looks pretty narrow. Light rail?
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:03 No. 6157 >>6156
It's from Canada going through the rocky mountains, it looks like a normal train to me, maybe you're from a place that has extra wide trains ?
here pics from the outside of the train
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:03 No. 6159
>>6057 >In the U.S trolleys got straight up demolished and everybody was forced to buy a car and then be in debt exactly because of that forced purchase
EVERYONE! CHECK THIS PODCAST OUT! DISREGARD WHAT IT'S CALLED! EVERYONE LISTEN TO IT NAO!
"Los Angeles Plays itself" (2003) is a good documentary that also adresses urban planning.
"Citizen Jane" (2017) too.
Why the relative huger loss in Northern Ireland? The Civil War?
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:04 No. 6162
What do you think about trolleybuses?
They run on overhead power like a tram , but they use regular roads (or a special lane on a regular road) so they don't have the infrastructure cost of a tram, which makes them a good choice for lightly populated suburbs where the it would not be worth the cost of installing tram rails or a passenger train line.
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:04 No. 6163
Russia is basically locking down the Eastern Border because of Corona flu.
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:04 No. 6164
Honestly that film is worryingly accurate.
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:04 No. 6166
Bridges and tunnels and shit, I bet.
Trolleybuses are based, too bad our retard mayor is replacing them with more expensive and less efficient electric busses because he hates visible power lines.
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:04 No. 6168
>rail thread dying why tho
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:04 No. 6169
bc you can't shit on people you disagree with and get into drawn-out shouting matches. 'The good die young' is very much true on imageboards.
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:05 No. 6170 >>6169
I try to keep it alive.
1., MÁV 303
2., MÁV Cbmot (alias: Hargita), only 4 were produced.
3., a cute little fellow :)
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:05 No. 6175
>>6173 >reusing the marx meme
as always annie, as always
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:06 No. 6177 >>6172
Sadly most people in hungary are dumbfucks when it comes to economy Bonus problem is that governments push car travel way too hard (because you can steal more money from road-building than from rail-building). Also a big problem is that the head honchos at MÁV (the national railway company) are just puppets who want to stuff their own walletts and don't care about modernizing or keeping the train system functional.
Biggest joke is that ever since the '80s there were no new lines given to the public (except one, that was more of a politically charged ego-move by Orbán… and one that was planned since the fucking '70s… and is still just half-build)
But on the bright side: here are some love for the little guys on the little rails!
1., The Úttörővasút (Pioneer rail). In the distance in the background there is a TV tower. From 1978, Széchenyi-mountain. I think this model is the Camot 001 (alias "Kis Piri", "Little Red")
2., That beast is from 1988, on the same line, the diesel powered Mk45.
(BTW AFAIK the gauge is 760 mm… or 600 mm. There are only 3 lines with 600 but I can't remember which ones are those. Google it if I tickled your fancy.)
3., One of the oldest narrow-gauge rails still in use, "Zsuzsi" ("Susan"), from Debrecen.
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:06 No. 6181
Does anyone have that post about how Thomas the Train is communist?
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:06 No. 6183
>>6179 >A couple hundred fcebook posts = All americans
Get out thirdworlder
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:06 No. 6184
Didn't know this got made into a song
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:07 No. 6186
>>6185 >Muh coofing meme HURR
How are you better than the burgers again?
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:08 No. 6189
Many threads may die
NOT THIS ONE ANONS but this one is eternal.
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:08 No. 6190
I just want more cable cars and moborails. Fuck practicality, transit is just cool when elevated.
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:08 No. 6192
Cable cars are very practical and more importantly really cheap and low noise. The coolness is just a nice side effect. Monorails aren't impractical either, they just rather expensive.
capitalists will never understand Soviet car design, because they think their car is an extension of the self. Soviets just thought they war transport cabins, and one really important Soviet design parameter was that regular machine shops should be able to repair most stuff with standard tools, which resulted making design simpler and cruder on purpose.
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:08 No. 6193
>>405268 >Muh chink stereotypes How intelligent, got a real argument?
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:08 No. 6194
Anyone got that compilation about the anti-rail conspiracy in the USA by GM and Ford?
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:08 No. 6197
Breaks down as soon as two cars are in the way in line. Good mass transit needs to be separated from regular traffic, no compromises!
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:08 No. 6198
>>6066 >there's a youth queerpunk open mic
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:09 No. 6199
>>6197 >Breaks down as soon as two cars are in the way in line. Good mass transit needs to be separated from regular traffic, no compromises!
Agreed but consider that this is a decent stepping stone, get people to experience how they can travel faster with a the overhead trolley than the people stuck in car-traffic below.
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:09 No. 6200
I've never understood this brand of autism but I am glad you've got a little space for it.
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:09 No. 6201 >>6200 >I've never understood this brand of autism but I am glad you've got a little space for it.
You can simplify transport as a box being shoved by a Force that is hindered by friction.
And trains have very little friction, because metal wheels on metal Rails don't have a lot of friction losses, which makes trains approximate the optimal case for transport much more so than most other modes of transport.
This is very appealing because it's a System that is very well optimized.
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:09 No. 6202
>I like trains
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:09 No. 6203
Its more efficient and looks cool, that's all there is to it.
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:09 No. 6207
>>6206 > a hovertrain
I think the soviets had a similar idea but skipped using rails and just went with sectioned hover-craft.
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:10 No. 6208
It's not directly related, but IDK what thread to put this at:
STAY HEALTHY STREETS’: Mayor announces closing 20 miles of streets in Seattle permanently in Seattle for bicycles and exercise.
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:10 No. 6209
ok but what about PLANES
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:10 No. 6210
They're very carbon inefficient and bourgeoisie, CEOs do most of the flying as freq. flyers by far and do so at high altitude unable to enjoy the view or being alive. Small planes rely on leaded gasoline which causes ghettos to get lead poisoning as they fly over them.
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:10 No. 6211
Unlike trains, you cannot electrify air travel. It will always be reliant on hydrocarbon fuels. That does not mean we need to eschew air travel in the future but it does mean the fuel will have to be produced through capturing carbon from the air to keep air travel carbon-neutral. Luckily the technology for producing carbon neutral synthetic fuel already exists, it is not economical (read profitable) so you won't see capitalists using it.
Satan-kun 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:10 No. 6212
As an american, nothing would make me happier than to actually be able to go to the beach, or maybe to actually see the other side of the country without going by plane. I've been on a plane before and it sucks - they pack you like sardines in a can and barely give you any time to sleep before you get where you presumably want to go. It sounds positive going fast, but i think people need to go slower in transit because people should be able to enjoy the sights. It's like seeing the sights of your country or the country you're visiting is behind a paywall, reserved for rich people.
In america, poor people have to either drive themselves or carpool. Or go by bus. And there's no way you're going long distance that way. Also, comfy booths with big windows looking at the countryside. Wouldn't that be nice?
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:10 No. 6213 >>6211 >Unlike trains, you cannot electrify air travel.
Well technically you can, you just need to spam airports everywhere so that the 5min battery life allows you to fly to your destination in 1000 little hops.
Alternatively you could also create satellites that use large solar panels to power a laser that targets a photovoltaic-cells on the plane, to extend the battery life. You do need a bespoke photovoltaic and laser system that are perfectly optimized to maximize efficiency, because you do need lots of power for planes and you have very little capacity for radiators to prevent overheating. Also a laser system that can remote power a large electric passenger plane would probably be pretty close to death-ray territory in terms of power.
So this probably has to wait for when we have overcome capitalism and live in a civilised society, that is able to use a technology without the temptation of using it for imperial domination. But even then it's not very likely to become very wide spread, because trains would probably be 20 times cheaper, and eventually somebody might figure out how to make ocean bridge/tunnels that can connect continent with rails.
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:10 No. 6214 >>6210 >>6211
>not being for based Soviet Aeroflot
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:10 No. 6215
Anyone have that effort-post about the Moscow Metro and how it was designed to support 6x the capacity of use when built and only had to be extended in the 60s?
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:10 No. 6216
Lasers are a good way to blind pilots, passengers, birds, and people on the ground. Sounds like a bad idea. Keep that stuff in space.
I've been thinking about taking the Amtrack across the country, but it looks like a lot of work and it's really expensive. It's cheaper and more practical to just get on a greyhound bus.
I really wish we'd have a hell of a lot more passenger rail because those sleeper cars are really a cool way to travel. Amtrack has them and so does Canadian rail, but it's maybe a thousand bucks a night for a room so it's not affordable really.
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:11 No. 6219
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:11 No. 6220
They're common in the Netherlands.
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:11 No. 6221
Never heard of this but I believe it.
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:11 No. 6222
only if they're armed
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:11 No. 6225 >>6224
were these "Tranks" ever used ?
they sort of seem like doodles of children
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:11 No. 6226
Yeah, not sure how effective they were but I heard they were a bitch to use because everyone was always destroying rail infrastructure.
Get a load of this big fucker.
>Both Nazi Germany and Great Britain deployed railway guns that were capable of firing across the English Channel in the areas around Dover and Calais. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dover_Strait_coastal_guns
Apparently the Brits and Germans shot them at each other across the channel for a bit?
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:11 No. 6227
Yes and while - if they hit - they were powerful, their massive size quickly wore out the gun barrels and it would be easier to just send bombers or used Ballistic missiles. They're just over-sized Paris Guns really.
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:12 No. 6234
FYI Thomas the Train actually has lot of workers union background to it
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:12 No. 6235
Reminds me of the unique soviet railway ballistic missiles. The USA couldn't replicate them.
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:12 No. 6236
those are wonderful
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:12 No. 6237
of course they are, they're trains!
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:13 No. 6239
that's the type o' public transit they don't let black people on
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:13 No. 6241
they're planning to expand it at some point but it's unknown how long it will take. Also, as with all the Soviet Metro systems i've been on, they all feel the same, therefore, they all feel wonderful.
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:13 No. 6242
Dear Rail Anons,
What rail system would work for a country like Australia? Thank you.
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:13 No. 6243
Australia does not need rail for moving people, Australians don't want to visit other parts of Australia, they want to GTFO from that hellhole.
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:13 No. 6244
Maybe finally build Melbourne-Sydney bullet train. Something other than a discount Intercity 125.
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:13 No. 6245
Milwaukee got over 40 million dollars to expand transit from Trump for some reason. I hope we do better than busses.
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:13 No. 6246 >>6241
Tashkent's metro is really good by Central Asian standards bc it exists.
also look at the CUCKED Kazakh metro car. None of that Uzbek-Soviet class
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:13 No. 6249
Can't have SHIT in Tashkent
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:14 No. 6250
Metrovagonmash still their trains great
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:14 No. 6251
they're almost definitely better in the function, but they will never be as sexy as old soviet rolling stock with that sleek new paint (which is definitely impractical and probably usually looks like shit bc its light coloring shows stains and it likely doesn't get cleaned often).
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:14 No. 6252
Tashkent is testing their new elevated line. They probably won't have the same problems that Moscow had building line 12 Butovskaya cuz the climate in Tashkent doesn't damage trains so bad. Also, i used to live in Astana and i was much happier when visiting Almata. It's so much nicer over there.
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:14 No. 6253
Other than Alma-ata and Tashkent are there any other cities in Central Asia with good metros?
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:14 No. 6254
there are no other cities in Central Asia with metros. There are some tram systems tho and in Uzbekistan the electrichkas are nice. They're planning on building dumbass light-rail in Astana (Tselinograd) and bringing back some trams to Almata. There ain't anything planned in Dushanbe, that's assured (i lived there).
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:15 No. 6261
>>6259 >galaxy train reference
I see you are a man of culture as well
Didn't the Soviets have an idea for a hydro-planing Ocean-train?
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:15 No. 6262
Damn that is sexy. Fucking love this thread.
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:15 No. 6263
That's pretty neat, I wonder if they can be made to draw power form overhead wires. Or are the propeller engines too power hungry?
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:15 No. 6265 >>6261 >a hydro-planing Ocean-train?
i tried finding out about this, but i have no clue what that this is supposed to be.
Hydro planing a train, would mean driving a regular plan fast enough over water so that it doesn't sink.
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:15 No. 6266 >>6177 >>6178
Anytime an anti-communist Kádár disrespecting fascist liberal nazi says "HURR DURR GOMUDISM IS OPRESHUN", I tell them "Without The Hungarian People's Republic, There Would Be No Pioneer Rail"
This is basically a tourist attraction, even though it's just a narrow gauge rail. It's [b]that[/b] good.
Just look at this. The train is really cute
cool, and to top it all of, you get to go through a bunch trees and shit. Since it's in the capital, you can reach it very easily. Who wouldn't want this?
Also, you have get to or get down from Széchenyi mountain somehow (if you don't want to take the same route again). This is what the cogwheel rail is for! It's also pretty cute, and you still get to engage in some sightseeing.
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:15 No. 6267
Isn't it just sexy?
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:15 No. 6269
>>6266 >Mk 45-2003
It looks like an old steam locomitive. Isn't it ardurous to switch between the left and right window?
>>6259 >train in space
Is it from Galaxy Express 999? And IIRC there's an even older anime about trains in space.
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:16 No. 6270
>>6269 >an even older anime about trains in space
What's it called?
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:16 No. 6271
Anon is gyermekvasutas volt?
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:16 No. 6272 >>6035
This big boy is one of the older trams that we have in our city (half of whole city fleet are versions like these). Still runs smoothly and as far as I know couple of them were even exported to the North Korea.
In the image are depicted revisions and repaints through the years.
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:16 No. 6273
quite pleasing to see
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:17 No. 6277 >>6276 >Arent they pretty common tho?
Not really, no
>We have technology so we dont need to have raised floor for power unit. This basically allows to slap additional floor on top.
But simple train-cars never had power-units, or a need for raised floors ?
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:17 No. 6278
>>6277 >But simple train-cars never had power-units, or a need for raised floors ?
Old train-cars had bulky wheels, brake systems etc.. And they were also usually segmented. So there was no incentive to lower the floors.
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:17 No. 6280
God I bet that's stressful to drive
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:17 No. 6282
Dont worry. They probably had those
, if in case trolleys disconnected from cables
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:18 No. 6283
not really, the booms extend in length allowing some range for manoeuvring and those usually have bells that ring to warn the driver when going too far from the power-line. On-top of that they tend to have a quick-release mechanism to prevent damage when disconnecting. Also they don't require any shifting gears.
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:18 No. 6285
Can there be buses (or trucks even again :>) that would use trolleys where are cables, but if there are no cables (on secondary routes for example) they would use charged battery to drive rest of the route?
You know, anything would be better than those half assed solutions like those hybrid diesel buses.
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:18 No. 6286 >>6284
Best korea should export those tractors
Farmers would love them
pic only because it's culturally obligatory for this thread, nothing meant by it thank you for sharing those pics comrade
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:18 No. 6287 >>6284
We have similar Zetor-6911 at home (pic is someone elses tractor). Too bad I didnt make any fotage of me driving it.
It a nice, very torque heavy machine that gets the shit done. But bitch is so old, that it has really faded brakes. Only reliable way to brake is to brake with engine + transmission. So when you are climbing a hill and you miss a shift (it doesnt even have synchroniser I think), you can easily lose control and go backwards like boulder rolling down from the hill (it happened to my dad once and I tought he would fucking die).
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:18 No. 6288
Correction: Its maybe 5911, IDK i will take picture of it later
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:18 No. 6290
When did the Kansas City Streetcar get extended to Wisconsin?
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:18 No. 6291
Fuck the automobile lobby and all the stooge politicians that receive an exorbitant amount of money from them to eliminate public transport.
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:19 No. 6293
lol sorry but this shit looks even more complicated.
Making your streetcar effectively a tunnel over two lanes seems dangerous, but sort of feasible. Making your streetcar some kind of weird walker that retracts its legs when next to obstacles seems ripe for some technical error.
Anonymous 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:19 No. 6295
>>6294 >>6292 >>6289
Horikou is seriously under-rated.
Anonymous Comrade 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:19 No. 6302
Thank you based admins, now I won't have to worry that this thread sinks because of spamfags.
Anonymous Comrade 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:26 No. 6348
They made the new one anyway LMAO
Anonymous Comrade 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:26 No. 6350
Redirect the retards here and report it. It doesn't belong there.
Anonymous Comrade 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:28 No. 6363
Kek the admins got mad
Anonymous Comrade 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:47:29 No. 6375
>>6363 >>6350 >>6348 >>6302 >TFW the thread is moved to hobby so it doesn't constantly sink and people stop posting
Anonymous Comrade 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:48:15 No. 6748
People might fall out of the train if the glass breaks, but it's still nice design.
Anonymous Comrade 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:48:21 No. 6819
Thats why trains should be free and paid by rich fucks taxes (atleast for now in capitalism). Thats the only good thing Socdems did in our country
Shaytan 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:55:40 No. 10213
Taken for a ride - the US history of the assault on public transportation in the last century
Anonymous Comrade 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:55:41 No. 10223
That image was already part of the mistake. Letting road vehicles clutter up the streets and compete with light rail was how they argued to get rid of the light rail.
Anonymous Comrade 2020-12-21 (Mon) 04:55:41 No. 10225
I work with the municipal government and the idiots cannot fathom the idea of a carless society, despite the fact that most people have to use the dreaded and super expensive private collective transport (and most have to walk at least an hour a day on top).
During the day, there are more cars in the city than there are people who live there by like 2x. It's pathological at this point, nobody gives a fuck it seems. There's no such thing as bus lanes and busses are so slow, inaccessible, and expensive, you are better off buying a cheap car.
We also lead the country in bike deaths and car crashes. We're not even the largest city.
The government workers are so fucking dense, I told them they should ban private use cars, one of them asked, "but if I need to go to the hospital, how would I get there?". Like nigga, ask half the people you represent which don't own cars.
Anonymous 2021-03-04 (Thu) 00:12:25 No. 14456
I've been watching a newer youtube channel called railways explained. It's really great and in-depth.
Highly recommend it.
Anonymous 2021-03-04 (Thu) 21:59:32 No. 14464
Have you heard about the new chinese train if what I read is really true thats absolutly insane
Speeds of 620 kilometers (385 miles) per hour
Anonymous 2021-03-04 (Thu) 23:59:23 No. 14467
>>14464 >620 km/h >made in china
when that shit crashes it's gonna spray people sauce across three prefectures
Anonymous 2021-03-05 (Fri) 00:05:50 No. 14468
to my understanding china has a good working high speed rail system
Anonymous 2021-04-11 (Sun) 00:36:01 No. 15092
>>6287 >has the land and the capital to use tractor's
Fuck you bourgeois pig
ignore me I'm just jealous
Anonymous 2021-05-31 (Mon) 02:38:19 No. 16074
As an Australian, this thread makes me want to kms
Anonymous 2021-06-07 (Mon) 20:46:02 No. 16287
I recommend watching two YouTube channels.
1. Simply Railway - Gives current ride alongs with trains and gives you a preview of what to expect for traveling with each train service. 2. Railways Explained - They show the history, organizational, explanation, and other indepth videos based on trains. I love their information on it.
Anonymous 2021-06-09 (Wed) 08:32:31 No. 16306
Tangaras looked OK, and there is the Ghan or whatever…… fug
Anonymous 2021-06-10 (Thu) 23:39:57 No. 16359
Ty. Dope ass channel.
Anonymous 2021-07-18 (Sun) 00:50:12 No. 18012
hello locomotive autists. I am looking for resources on Australian trains and railways in the late 1800s if anyone can help me with that
Anonymous 2021-07-18 (Sun) 01:44:29 No. 18014
Best thread on /hobby/
Anonymous 2021-07-18 (Sun) 02:49:14 No. 18015
This is the most communist thread on this site.
Anonymous 2021-07-20 (Tue) 19:54:40 No. 18126
Railpage has written everything there is about railways in Australia
Anonymous 2021-08-08 (Sun) 18:26:35 No. 18922
i ain't ever gonna forget being in the offices with the head of the telecommunications at the Estonian Railway's offices and hearing a 40+ year old man complaining about terrible planning processes during signal upgrading and the stupidity of the Minister of Transport for requiring trains to eventually be able to go 140 km/h in a country as small as Estonia.
Anonymous 2021-08-13 (Fri) 00:12:06 No. 19033
Will international shipping be replaced by something better? It’s a huge inefficient fuel hog.
Anonymous 2021-08-13 (Fri) 00:37:21 No. 19034
As of the moment its the MOST efficient method of mass transport, and having spoken to people involved in those ops, there isn't much perspective in their replacement in the near future, none of the other options are fuel-efficient enough or carry enough cargo to make it work.
Anonymous 2021-08-13 (Fri) 00:45:53 No. 19035
But can it be mitigated though? Most of the commodities are needlessly transported due to outsourcing of resources and overran globalization. I think we could just cut down 80% of the supply chain and it would be fine. Hell the US alone can supply most of the American continent with fossil fuels while the Latin countries have enough minerals to go around. A more decentralized world would need much less shipping.
Anonymous 2021-10-15 (Fri) 18:50:13 No. 20450
Context please? The year at least'd be nice.
>>19033 >>19035 >>19034
In regards to aircraft, hydro-fuel engines are perspective (see
). The energy of the atom is probably the best bet for ships, but that requires a lot of highly qualified cadres (not an impossibility with socialism's education systems).
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