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One of the GWR Castle Class locomotives Caerphilly Castle on display at the Swindon Steam Museum of the Great Western Railway.
A few months ago there was talk of bring Caerphilly back into steam.
Swindon FTW, the works that is
's point was that GWR locos in steam are already quite common compared to those of LMS, LNER and SR. That's because many preserved locos have come through Barry scrapyard, which for geographical reasons bought more GWR locos than others.
LNER IS THE BEST, GWR IS THE WORST, THE P2 WAS FINE AS IT WAS GET YOUR FUCKING HANDS OFF GRESLEY'S CREATIONS EDWARD THOMPSON
>>1057047 >cracked frames >perfect
hello /n/tards, what you all thing of the "Capsule Metro"
It is a indigenously made transit system by some students from the Tech University in Bandung
Picture shown is the test track
sooo.. pic related?
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Why not just ordinary buses? With ordinary doors? Why? This is just stupid! Manufacturers must have paid high bribes to force this madness upon you.
Love that old comfy pic desu.
Not familiar with the system but as they are fared in station instead of bus itself, it could prevent norml passenger from boarding the bus at regular station which don't have faring capability?
That's what they think but in most cases they sell the tickets inside the bus therefore leaving the "stops" unattended into abandonment
Maybe they think it's cheaper "adapting" the coach design for transit use other than dedicated city buses like this
Does anybody else really like depressing sort of train stations? I can't really explain it, but I'd rather go to a depressing train station than a futuristic utopian one.
>go to North Station >maybe it won't smell like rotten eggs anymore >smells like rotten eggs https://youtu.be/2CMjMqQX4nk
Also came across this:
they renovated centralna to be all nice but they left this section just rotting away
I don't understand people who say the stations on the T smell bad, the only time I've encountered a bad smell in the whole system is when the elevators smell like piss (which is often).
Hi n/. Wanna have a discussion about autistic fantasy transport maps and planning? I've been reworking the bus network of this shitty town in Germany. Feel free to AMA, give feedback and post your own ideas, plans, and maps.
This is a fantasy map similar to the pre-construction map, but also including new projects done after 2010.
Namely a new tram line in the south-east (6), the electrification of lines S51/52 and S33 and the renaming of the southern tram-trains to S7/8. This map has and never will be in actual use, since over the past years many central sections were closed one after the other in order to build the tunnel (mostly the stations, which were built open-cut).
This is the official line scheme for when the tunnel is finished.
Note that all lines in the central pedestrian zone are underground (dashed) and a new surface line will be build at the southern end of the inner city (lines 6/7). However there will be less trams overall in the city, as the tunnel doesn't have the same capacity as a surface line. The mentioned 3/4 loop will be broken up, meaning the southern city will have worse access to the inner city. Instead, a 6/7 loop will run on the newly built surface line (though line 7 is set to only run during peak hours). Also the junctions of this loop will be away from the main east-west line in the tunnel. E.g. going from the western suburbs to the ZKM line will then require two interchanges at Europaplatz at Karlstor, which are just one station apart. Lines 4 and S2 from the east are going to be rerouted to get to the tunnel ramp, eating up any time advantage a fast tunnel line might give.
This is my own fantasy map on how to set up the network using the tunnel. Underground lines are hollow, thin lines are peak services.
It would not need the new surface line and instead keep the old exisiting line through the pedestrian zone, which will only be used by 18 trams/hour, which in my opinion is not a problem to have in a pedestrian zone. Also especially the long and highfloor tram-trains would run underground. By doing so, the 3/4 loop can be kept. Only line 5 will lose their direct connection to the inner city and instead become a fully tangential line. Other ideas are to split up and extend the ends of line 5 in order to relieve the S2 line and a new tangential line 7 to relieve the S1.
This is an old map I drew before the tunnel works started, which is why it doesn't include the new south-eastern tram. It can work without any new tunnel or surface lines.
I especially aimed at the high traffic sections on the old, pre-construction map, namely Mühlburger Tor-Europaplatz and Market-Kronenplatz. By removing some lines from there (but not much more than the official tunnel line scheme), every stop can be brought down to 36 trams/hour or less, which would relieve the tram-traffic-jams.
Currently working on this. Rail lines are done, even though I'm not yet completely happy with them. Bus lines in grayish-blue are in the works.
If I was designing a large city with a high population density, instead of heavy rail I'd use Bus Rapid Transit (and the implied bus only lanes, bus priority lights, and all that comes with the BRT gold standard) + massive rush hour road taxing, and a few widespread elevated heavy rail lines.
And after commuting to and from work in times you never thought humanly possible, you'd start wishing your city had been designed this way too.
Oh yes I do like it very much.
>>1056265 >>1056274 >>1056474 >Keep in mind I'm referring to a very large and dense city of the kind you won't find in the US. >>1056268
As someone that has lived in the world, OP is the fucking BS master. Case closed. Don't think he knows bus or rail (let alone rail best practices in Japan) enough to understand his genius.
Search up "Imperial boy"
Also "tekkon kinkreet" has a good urban theme
Try "Patema Inverted" too
>>1056338 >15 minute headway (it's the most a system can do with mostly manual system).
Personal view disclaimer: BRT and LRT are efficient in respective conditions, geometries and networks.
you can only do so much with brt
Where can I find a van big enough to live out of for less than $20k
Pic is OC
What're you flying?
What was your interview like? A bit far away for me, but still curious. Gotta hour build first, gonna start training for my CFII soon, already taken the knowledge tests.
What do all the buttons do?
In a flight sim all you need is the throttle and a joystick. Why is a real plane so much more complex?
Can you take me for a tour around the cockpit and tell me what switches do what?
What was your career path? Where'd you get your license, who did you start flying for, etc?
What are the best shoes to commute in on flat pedals?
Got a CX bike, and mah commute is 30 mins. Got pedals as pic related.
Or should I invest in some clip in shoes?
as long as it doesn't toe overlap, anything
what are those and where can I buy them and WHY DO THEY LOOK SO STUPID
srsly tho where do I buy them I never knew I needed them until just now
You need to find some mexican gangsters and ask them.
>The structure was modelled on Paxton's own Crystal Palace. A glass-roofed arcade 72 feet wide and 108 feet high would cover a central roadway. Between the City and Regent's Street the roadway would have been lined with shops, while in Brompton and other areas of west London there would have been private residences. Behind the shops and residences, there would be two levels of narrow-gauge atmospheric railway tracks on each side, one for fast trains and one for slow trains.
>Atmospheric railways had failed in the past, but Robert Stephenson, usually sceptical about the system, had assured Paxton that they would be practical in these more controlled conditions. A double wall would insulate the residences from the noise of the trains. Existing streets would cross the roadway on the level, with the railways running uninterrupted above." People, I find", Paxton said "will never go much above the ground, and they will never go under ground". The structure would be dry, well-ventilated and easy to maintain—being under cover the road would never become muddy. The same basic cross-section would have been used for the river crossings as for the parts across land creating inhabited bridges – Victorian equivalents of Old London Bridge.
>The walls of the arcade would be faced in ceramic tiles. Its glass roof would keep out the polluted atmosphere of London, and promote a healthy circulation of air. In the section across Kensington Gardens there would be no shops or houses, and the arcade would provide a place to exercise in bad weather.
We need this /n/
It will probably cost >10x what a run-of-the-mill curtain wall glass monstrosity will cost.
Metrolinx is trying to cancel because Bombardier is already two years late with delivery with no firm date in sight.
Metrolinx says they are liable to pay up to $500K in penalty to construction firm if track certification is delayed due to lack of train sets, prolonging the construction period.
How do you feel about this?
Go with Bombadier, your agency's end is near.
What they should be doing is negotiating with another company now so that when they're freed from this contract they can award a new one immediately to make sure they get them on time. That's what my agency did when it took them an extra two years and four tries to make a structurally sound prototype on a design they've made before and has been used by the agency for almost 20 years.
>>1057032 >Go with Bombadier, your agency's end is near.
Are you trying to make a rhyme? Because Bombardier isn't pronounced that way.
>job cuts >corporate welfare >late delivery >quality issues >officials arrested for bribery I'm butt devastated.
it's a wonder peoples still buy from bombardier
Bribes and threats of factory closures.
In Canada, factory closure threat, lobby through union, bribes, and national security threat (where will you get custom military equipment if we close down?).
The problem is that the Beaudoin family that controls Bombardier is incompetent as fuck and don't know how to run a fucking engineering company. The only things they know how to do is distributing bribes and extracting subsidies.