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I've been making a lot of railway journeys this summer and have just done the Mid Cheshire line which was nice and the Penistone line which was beautiful but not very comfy being stuck in a crowded pacer for almost an hour and a half.
Planning to do the Settle > Carlisle line in about two weeks so looking forward to that. Where have my fellow britbongs been lately - made any nice train journeys? Any hidden gems? What about nice/unique stations visited?
Hi there, /britrail/, Spainon here.
I recently saw these videos being posted on a chanel I'm subscribed to:
Since the guy is known for not answering to comments I decided to ask you: What is a British train doing in Spain?
>>1276157 >What is a British train doing in Spain?
It's being manufactured in Spain and is awaiting delivery to the UK.
That's like asking me why a Hong Kong bus is doing on the motorways in my country. It's been manufactured there awaiting delivery.
Since CAF are manufacturing the Northern trainsets, it's logical to assume that they will be transported by road from the factory to the port.
God I'm stupid.
Thank you, Anon. Makes perfect sense. I figured since the British loading gauge is so small and rollblocks/Veveys are so effective it'd be carried over by rail. Looks like I was wrong.
When my province's railways bought CAF trains, they were also delivered by sea. It was a bit easier then since those units were manufactured at the Bilbao plant, so it was not a difficult task to get each car to the port, load them onto a ship, and then ship them direct to their destination. Plus, there's the other factor that these trains would likely not be allowed to run under their own power through the Eurotunnel. Honestly, it would be a significant detour, especially since shipping it might be cheaper than arranging some kind of rail freight solution through France and the Eurotunnel.
No, I meant I thought they were being transported from Valencia to Bilbao via rail. Of course it'd be one hell of a bureaucratic endeavor to send them over the Eurotunnel, so I expected that part to be done by sea anyway.
Planes that never flew thread.
Let's have a thread series dedicated to honoring aviation marvels that could have changed the aerospace world as we know it, but sadly had the plug pulled before they even had the chance. Gone but not forgotten. RULES: >aircraft must be serious proposals from real manufacturers and not just outlandish pitches from either retarded engineers or aerospace enthusiasts >aircraft who's development was cancelled, but managed to have one or more prototype test flights are disqualified (thus they technically did "fly) >global rules and local /n/ rules apply don't be a faggot. Starting with a classic: the McDonnell Douglas MD-12, or the plane the A380 wishes it was. It would have been the first real competitor to the 747 and would have solidified the supremacy of the American aerospace industry, but complications with MD fucking up the cargo door design on the DC-10 made customers never trust them again and led to the entire company going under. They were bought by Boeing in 1997.
Lol. Flying air conditioner.
Worked in what sense? It would have flown, but like so many Century Series prototypes, it would have been overweight and underpowered. And, by the time it did get the right engine, the mission it was created for will have evaporated. The downward-firing ejection pod would end up being shit-canned, and 10 years into production, the whole shebang is obsolete.
Looks cool, though.
Had mcdonnell douglas moved on with it's twin engine proposal it would have probably been there to compete against airbus.
>19-20th century steam thread If it's running on steam it counts But it must be either running or under overhaul. Post anything
I own this exact model. The foam displacement piston will eventually fall off of you're a moron like me and leave the engine on top of a toaster oven
Would either of you, or anybody in this thread, happen to know where to find a larger engine of this sort for off grid multi-purpose use? I want to find something big enough that I can use it for power when solar/water isn't enough, and hook it up to a table saw and some other tools.
hope you have lots of money
a $200 gas generator will do the same and do it more reliably
If you want to go off grid, a regular generator with a wood gassifier hooked up would probably be more useful.
solar+battery is always good enough for off-grid
What's a relatively not to liberal, (more moderately liberal is fine) city in the US where I can get by without a car? I use to like driving but past year got sick of it.
But I take them for granted therefore we need them
>>1275720 >Get sick of driving.
That's unamerican. Traitor.
Politics play heavy into transportation, it played heavily into America's car culture. Ford did a lot of lobbying in the US and as a result we went from one of the best places for public transit to one of the worst by the 1960s.
Well if its progressive to care about land use, planning and infrastructure call me a commie
>>1276057 >call me a commie
Most Americans do
Batman once had a jet powered rail car
how does that make you feel /n/?
I’mma be honest with you.
If I had “fuck everyone” money (as opposed to “fuck you” money) I’d totally have a custom steam locomotive just because. I’m not even a railfag, I just think that would be an excellent way to make an impression.
Granted, it’d be very very far down the list of things I’d buy
I`d have a modified Baureihe 05 just to piss off the island-monkeys.
That made me lel too.
Yes? Did you not know that NASA is an abbreviation?
It stands for National Air and Subway Administration.
>>1268867 >door below platform height
>elevation: -1m Why hasn't someone just come with a boat carrying like 1000 tonnes of soil and some walls to keep it in place and made an island here
There's no use for such land as you would build, unless you're building military bases to claim land like China in the South China Sea.
And why wouldn't you?
By orders of magnitude it's the cheapest possible way to acquire new ocean territory.
By international law, manmade structure cannot create new ocean territory, that's why America keep sending warships right next to those Chinese structures
Are there any online resources to read historical ships logs?
ships are garbage and should all be sunk
Semi-related question. How do I turn stardates into normal dates?
man nothing brings more joy to me than filling out my pilot log
Have any of you fags ever been on a sailboat?
I grew up as one of the few white ppl in miami so i did a lot of sailing. I'm looking into buying a 35' ketch to liveaboard. any of you fags ever lived on a boat? I'm mostly worried about cleaning laundry. Everything else i can deal with, but how the fuck do i do laundry on a small-ish boat?
You can either denounce them because you hate being treated like them or stand in solidarity, because you're going to get lumped in with them by whites anyway.
t. latino raised in the whitest of suburbs
"100% of liveaboards are either poor or depressed." - owner of my local sailing school when asked why liveaboard boats are always in such shit condition. 35' is also WAY too much boat to sail alone.
much better option (and my plan once I save up enough to move out) would be to rent a place near the dock and buy a fast 17-25' keelboat for regular use. make sure you have the budget to maintain it, about $1000-$5000 a year just in cleaning and repairs.
Spent a year living on a sail boat with my wife. We sailed mostly Montreal to Cartagena. Laundry facilities were at most jetties, as well as showers and other stuff.
Do you have a sink?
I think devices exist to turn your sink into a laundry machine.
No way you're going to have any dedicated laundry equipment on a boat that small, I've got like 60' of deck and wouldn't dream of it.
>>1274777 >Techie 27 year old boomer here
I took 1.5 years off from my “career” after the startup I was working at got bought out and I decided to buy a sail boat and sail around the world. I spent 3 months sailing to Washington and then all the way back down to Galapagos and I learned very early on that a bucket and detergent is your friend here. You want to use very little detergent and cold water, wringing out your clothes as much as possible before getting another bucket with only water to rinse the soap off. Then you just hang dry. Obviously when youre tied to a marina just go down to the local laundromat.
>The /n/ board's current autism levels are lower than usual >Wait! I have a solution... What is your favorite Wikipedia route diagram?
what's the diagram in your picture for ants, OP? looks intredasting
Can you share some of the ones you've made yourself?
Rail articles are likely even worse in quality because foamers like to list everything unnotable station and rail stub. They’d rather create an article for every noun than write a decent article with prose.
t. author of several transportation related articles.
Agreed. Most people editing rail articles don't know the difference between an encyclopedia article and a blog or tourist brochure. What's also problem are the autistic (more so) anonymous editors who completely ignore the rules and try to dump every tiny, insignificant piece of information about the topic. I plead with them stating that Wikipedia is for a general audience and excessive detail can be tedious for most readers, but they rarely listen.
My experiences there and here have made me certain that anonymity is cancer.
This diagram which includes a name for every loop in between stations looks a bit loopy.
Are there any known late 19th-early/mid 20th Century intact examples of tramp steamers left in existence (not counting shipwrecks/abandoned ones)? Any still in revenue service? I imagine some obscure freighter line in a Third World shithole might still have one or two up and running on duct tape.
Don't you post a lot on /k/ and /pol/?
WAIT A FUCKING MINUTE THIS THREAD IS FROM LAST YEAR
Merry Christmass from SDS Hansteen. Newly scraped and greased compass stand is ready for remounting. I just have to scrub old grease from the brass components. I have found out that the best way is to heat them up with hot air gun and brush off with brass brush.
Also last week we fired her up a bit just to blow the water from the boiler so it can dry out and be cleaned and inspected. I fucking love this job wven if they pay fuckall. Money is for hipsters, i am blacksmith, i can make all I need myself.
We have one here aswell. The calm waters of Trondheimsfjord protect Crete Joist from such a rapid decay (for an concrete hull) as did Palo Alto suffer
Why do you want me to die anons? am I too old?
"Izzy Gomez" the tramp steamer feauted in Thomas the Tank Engine. She was actually recycled from the sister show, TUGS.