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Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 09-27-2007, 01:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,569
Posted By mute
Hopefully this will be the end of the dreaded,...

Hopefully this will be the end of the dreaded, "trip-killing" 45 mph EJ&E gons.

Somehow I doubt it.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-17-2007, 09:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,322
Posted By mute
I can hear a pin drop.

I can hear a pin drop.
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 09-12-2007, 03:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,256
Posted By mute
Rare "false proceed" observed on BNSF stockton sub

Any railfan in the San Francisco bay area should have noticed by now that BNSF has been extending the Pittsburg siding and upgrading it to CTC. This has been an ongoing project as they have begun to...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-12-2007, 01:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 727
Posted By mute
I don't know if it's RP worthy, but hang onto...

I don't know if it's RP worthy, but hang onto that 2nd photo. The diamonds really set it off. That picture is extremely interesting to look at for some reason. It would be nice to see all the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-12-2007, 01:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,115
Posted By mute
If you could channel the passions you feel...

If you could channel the passions you feel towards your principal into your railroad photography, you will become a pretty darn good RP contributor!
Forum: Off Topic Forum 09-01-2007, 04:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 928
Posted By mute
It doesn't look like a great place to stay, but...

It doesn't look like a great place to stay, but it is right next to the tracks if you want to watch trains street running from your hotel window. Amtrak station is a two minute walk down the street....
Forum: Off Topic Forum 08-28-2007, 01:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,702
Posted By mute
This it? ...

This it?

http://www.tubearoo.com/articles/86206/Trains_Collide_Head_On.html
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 08-11-2007, 04:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,446
Posted By mute
Luckily all survived this crash. The crew on the...

Luckily all survived this crash. The crew on the camera equipped train stayed on and suffered major injuries, but certain death awaited them had they jumped as their train ended up piling up all...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 08-11-2007, 07:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,446
Posted By mute
Found a link to the video. ...

Found a link to the video.

http://www.tubearoo.com/articles/86206/Trains_Collide_Head_On.html
Forum: Off Topic Forum 08-07-2007, 01:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,106
Posted By mute
Thanks for sharing. I was hoping to squeeze more...

Thanks for sharing. I was hoping to squeeze more out of you guys though.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 08-03-2007, 12:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,106
Posted By mute
wanted: Diesels shooting sparks

I've been searching for this rare phenomenon and I can't seem to find any good pics of diesel engines shooting sparks. Anybody know of any? And I'm not talking about the little embers that...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 06-05-2007, 04:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,534
Posted By mute
Is there something special about UP 9367?

Is there something special about UP 9367?
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 06-05-2007, 04:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,334
Posted By mute
Forget the box, what the heck is that pole coming...

Forget the box, what the heck is that pole coming off the roof?
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 06-05-2007, 04:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,915
Posted By mute
Probably Anhydrous Ammonia. It doesn't...

Probably Anhydrous Ammonia.

It doesn't matter how short the run is, you must have at least one buffer car at all times. I work a roadswitcher that goes 10 miles out of town and switches some...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 04-14-2007, 09:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,172
Posted By mute
They run long hood forward just to give railfans...

They run long hood forward just to give railfans something to yap about
Forum: Off Topic Forum 04-14-2007, 09:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,967
Posted By mute
You're dumb

You're dumb
Forum: Off Topic Forum 04-14-2007, 09:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,181
Posted By mute
I think i know this train, but you got your info...

I think i know this train, but you got your info all wrong. built in the 1870s, it runs up to 18.0 mph and is powered by two yaks. It's still more impressive than Acela though.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 04-14-2007, 09:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,396
Posted By mute
Somebody mentioned that rpl and BNSF4682 are the...

Somebody mentioned that rpl and BNSF4682 are the same person. If that's true than this guy replied to himself and questioned his own actions...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 04-14-2007, 09:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,414
Posted By mute
Aha! Now you're understanding what it means to...

Aha! Now you're understanding what it means to work for a railroad. Safety is the railroads #1 concern... just as long as it doesnt interfere with running trains. if you have 5 or more buffer cars in...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 04-13-2007, 11:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,414
Posted By mute
Any loaded hazmat car must not be nearer than the...

Any loaded hazmat car must not be nearer than the 6th car from the engine consist. If its an empty hazmat it must not be nearer than the 2nd car. It is okay to have loaded hazmat cars less than 6...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 03-25-2007, 11:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,338
Posted By mute
The book is just trying to be controversial I'm...

The book is just trying to be controversial I'm sure. :wink:
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 03-25-2007, 11:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,446
Posted By mute
Never was trained one way or the other but I...

Never was trained one way or the other but I believe your chances are better staying on. Hard to say what the best course of action is but you can die either way, just kind of a roll of the dice.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 03-24-2007, 10:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,338
Posted By mute
No, it actually stands for Fuchsia Rear End...

No, it actually stands for Fuchsia Rear End Device, so named because of its bright purplish-red color.
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 03-22-2007, 08:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,177
Posted By mute
For BNSF that's normal... no trestle fire...

For BNSF that's normal... no trestle fire necessary
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 03-16-2007, 01:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 848
Posted By mute
Nah, the railroads would have covered it up...

Nah, the railroads would have covered it up...
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