"/n/ - Transportation" is 4chan's imageboard for discussing modes of transportation like trains and bicycles.
Governor Gavin Newsom (D) officially put CAHSR out of its misery today.
New Years Edition
Let's talk about all aspects (ordinary or strange) of Japanese Railroads
Old Thread: >>1228998
Catastrophic failure edition.
Old thread: >>1256543
Current thread: >>1285314
Future thread: ????????
How to cycle when it's cold? I need to get to a place 15km away and come back within a day but I don't wanna pay for transportation.
Years ago there was a fan-made concept floating around on the internet about the Boeing Ecoliner. It was about a twin-jet fully double-decker airliner for Boeing to compete against the A380 and fill in existing gaps within the market. It would have required massive fuck-off engines larger than the GE90, and there was an idea about using a beefed up APU to provide thrust for TO/GA. Realistically, would such an aircraft be economically or physically viable? Would there have been enough fuel savings to justify the use of full double-deckers?
Now that the A380 has been BTFO, should this have been what the industry built towards?
I'm getting into planes and naturally I want to know which one them is better? Personally I prefer Airbus because hate America.
Narrow gauge thread time /n/! Show me your favorite narrow gauge locomotives and railways.
Pic related is the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway.
>need a good, sturdy, long lasting city/commuter/road bicycle
Theme: post useful bikes that can haul shit.
Can't seem to get this bend in the chain to break loose. I've tried using physics and a screwdriver, elbow grease, and One Shot gun cleaner in lieu of WD40. A little wary of too much force, I don't want this thing snapping while I'm takin twisties on the go kart. Aside from go get WD40 when the dollar store opens tomorrow morning, any tips on how to make this damn link go nice n bendy again?
Share your most hilarious anti-transit videos from politicians, city councils, "concerned citizen" NIMBYs etc. Bonus points if local to your area.
I'll start this thread off with some classics.
>MN TOWN COUNSEL MEMBER WARNS OF "ETHNICS" "FLOODING" TOWN VIA LIGHT RAIL
The Light Rail System connects Minneapolis, Minnesota to some of its surrounding towns and suburbs. The project is set to expand into more conservative outlying suburbs such as Hopkins. Bob Ivers of the Hopkins city counsel warns of "ethnics" "flooding" into Hopkins from "Welfareopolis."
Post pics of operational steam locomotives
UP 844 is the only steam locomotive to never be retired by a class 1 railroad
/bqg/ - Bike Questions General
Last thread: >>1278915
If you want help picking out a bike to purchase, don't post here. Ask in >>>/n/bbg
Have to chose one of these /n/
Which one should I take? I normally do between 30 to 40 km every day, mostly cycling trough asphalt.
Birds don't crash Edition
Welcome to the /gag/~
/gag/ is dedicated to all the pilots and pilot applicants out there, and although the name suggests otherwise, airline, military, and charter discussion is welcome. Keep it on topic, keep the shit throwing to a minimum.
Previous thread is slowly sinking here: >>1256986
Do Garratt-type locomotives have tenders?
Only buy Long Riders BDs if you want to
Two airplane anime airing in the Winter 2019 season, Kouya no Kotobuki Hikoutai and Girly Air Force.
Last thread >>1197776
How do you guys care for your bikes in the winter? Got home from a short commute totally covered in snow, washed off the delicate bits where snow had accumulated, relubricated the chain, wiped everything down. is this enough?
Is this the future of personal transportation?
Seems like everything from cars and trucks to motorcycles,scooters and bikes will have batteries soon
Can we still pretend its not happening?
Public transport obsession edition
Last thread got lost on pg 10
How dedicated are you to your local public transportation company, anon?
ITT: We post old vehicles and rolling stock that's still in regular service.
Pic related are the oldest vehicles in service in Spain I think. Originally entered service in 1974, rebuilt in the early 90s.
I made a thing. This list includes all of the currently known steam train operations 15-inch/381-mm gauge or larger in the Anglosphere (US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand) and grades them to see which are the best. It has 420 lines and 851 locomotives.
How it works:
Each railroad is graded on bell curves for the age of its right-of-way (older = better), the main line's length (longer = better), the track gauge (wider = better), how many working steam locomotives it has (more = better), and the age of its oldest steam locomotive (older = better). Lines with higher scores have a large scope from a technical and operations standpoint, and they tend to fully immerse you in another time and place better than those with lower scores. That doesn't necessarily means that those with lower scores are bad railroads; they're just small potatoes.
Virginia Museum of Transportation is in trouble (sort of).
>URGENT Message from our President! “Roanoke City Council will take up an important matter on Tuesday, Jan. 22nd that may adversely affect the VMT. There is a proposal to move the Campbell Court Bus Station to the parking lot directly in front of the Museum. We are asking everyone to come out and support the Museum by opposing this move.” Your support would be greatly appreciated. The meeting will begin at 7PM at the City Council Chamber on the fourth floor of the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building, located at 215 Church Avenue SW, Roanoke.”
They probably don't want homeless gathering outside the museum and scaring away visitors, or something.
Live video of Roanoke City Council meeting:
Would it work as a mass transit system implemented in cities?
Something literally no one on /n/ can refute
People use cars because it is usually the most convenient way for them to get around. They use it because it is what is easier for them in the long run. It is only politicians who hinder progress away from not using this, just come up with some bullshit name for them. I take a bus and it's the fuckin worse, I'm getting a car the first chance I get. Like everything now it's another buzzword that helps you get off on the smell of shit on your bike seat. It's funny how most you are American too isn't it? With a single brain cell to spare can you see the reason for your shared autism. Not everyone can be a fixie bike grafting faggot like you. Sperg harder niggers.
I just want to say that I love all my /n/ frens. No reason, I'm just happy this place exists. I love all the amazing info and pics that get posted. The first-hand accounts of different tansports. The trainfags, boatfags, the planefags, even the bikefags even though I don't much care for bikes. I even like the car trolls and how they get btfo by our collective autism.
I have no one in my life to talk to about this stuff because most people just dgaf. I love sharing my own pics and stories, and seeing them appreciated.
/n/ may be slow as balls, but it's unironically one of the best boards on 4chins,and definitely my favourite.
So here's to all my /n/ frens.
Daily reminder building railroads to all villages that have under 500 inhabitants is in fact not unrealistic. The French had such lines in the middle of the mountains in the early 20th century.
Daily reminder cagers started ruining everything starting in the 1920's when Fascists, and later, Nazis, built highways because le epin Keynesianism mandated that tons of asphalt be layered everywhere to create jobs.
Preferably pre-jet age preferable.
Public transportation will never get significantly better in the US. It's fucking hopeless. We're too attached to our fucking cars that we deny any improvement to our lives that we come across. Public transportation has been getting worse and worse except the exception that is NYC.
This bullshit attitude is going to bite us in the back in the future.
Post your favorite paint schemes
buses dont have seatbelts its a conspiracy to kill the kids
Just post pics of train and stuff
For people who say "it's ether single family homes or 64 story apartments with 200 sq feet units, I don't want to go into a tin can :(((("
This sight has very good graphics
Most respectable in north america?
Guys I was browsing wikipedia with the random button and look what I found !
Sadly the wikipedia page exist only in French and German : https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/X_5600
What's the greatest number of stairs you've had to walk up to get on transit?
Is the V-22 Osprey the best aircraft ever maded?
Why are there suddenly so many people posting on /n/ opposed to Public Transportation?
And why are they all repeating the same basic talking points in their opposition to it:
>Libertarian free market economics opposed to public investment
>drug addicted mentally ill niggers will literally rob you and piss on you
Where could this be coming from?
>having public transportation means banning cars!!1`
Why in gods name do people say this when it has never ever happened?
do you bike because you're poor? do you ride out of necessity?
i have been earning less money recently, but at the same time, i've been feeling better than i've felt in the past 10 years because of the bike.
it's also helping that there's no rain in this time of the year, so i can use the bike everyday.
who else loves ''small'' blimps over large rigid airships?
I am an LTA enthusiast and my interest is primarily with blimps, gas balloons and semi rigids.
I've never really believed in super large, massive, rigid, transatlantic, hybrid, cargo carrying pipedreams
pic related, beautiful small russian blimp
Can someone explain this meme to me?
Back by popular demand, ITT we discuss the greatest electrified railroad operation in world history. The proven corporate conspiracy to dismantle and abandon this operation, largely perpetrated from within the company itself by its own top-level officials, is one of the greatest crimes against humanity ever conceived and makes the Great American Streetcar Scandal look like amateurish in comparison.
Gone before its time, but not forgotten, the Milwaukee Road's Pacific Coast Extension lives on in the minds of all who encounter it. This thread is dedicated to the men and women who built and maintained this system, and the photographers who filmed and preserved this unique operation for posterity.
You may only post fun boats ITT.
Why does this exist?
This should not exist.
Are single engine planes dangerous?
Post transportation related marketing. This ad is very good.
Why would anyone do this instead of actually riding a bike?
WHAT THE FUCK WHY DID THEY TAKE THIS FROM US ITS NOT FAIR FUCK LOS ANGELES CAGER CULTURE REEEEEEEEEE
>is this a bicycle?
>wheres your bicycle license?
>why are you riding this instead of a normal bicycle?
the fuck is wrong with American police?
post everything related to recumbents/velomobiles/cf bikes.
electric converrsions fully welcome.
baconrider invited as special quest.
so we're getting REM + REV soon
rem réseau express métropolitain
rev réseau express vélo
>The Merci Train, also known as the French Gratitude Train or the Forty and Eight, was the 1949 Europe-US response to the Friendship Train. Composed of 49 cars and filled with "gifts of gratitude", the Merci Train arrived in New York City on February 3, 1949, and was divided amongst the 48 states with the remaining car to be shared by the District of Columbia and Hawaii.
>The idea to send a "thank you" gift to the United States for the $40 million in food and other supplies sent to France and Italy in 1947 came from a French railroad worker, and World War II veteran, named Andre Picard. Donations from the Merci Train came from over six million citizens of France and Italy in the form of dolls, statues, clothes, ornamental objects, furniture, and even a Legion of Honour medal purported to have belonged to Napoleon.
France is alright in my book.
Who else here /denver/?
How do you get around?
Big city general?
What would annoy a trainaboo the most? What things can I say to annoy them?
I just read through the proposed Green Deal. One thing that did catch my eye is they propose expanded public transit options and new high speed rail.
Though, I don’t know how they expect for tax payers to be able to foot the bill for the Green deal.
A major issue in the United States is that many cities, their suburbs, and surrounding broader region have little to no public transportation infrastructure.
Everyone has to drive everywhere for everything.
This consumes vast sums of oil, generating vast sums of CO2, also necessitates a constant demand for more roads+urban sprawl to keep pace with roads becoming congested.
Efforts to ameliorate this are very haphazard, in contrast to the roads and other infrastructure public transit planning seems to be left down to the lowest level of planning at the city council/county level.
So one area maybe implements a bit of a BRT, another area maybe has a little lightrail, and a third area has some regional locomotive.
With no coordination or cooperation.
And it may also have to be put to a vote allowing those with vested financial interests in maintaining Oil dependency to fund anti-public transit campaigns via sophisticated libertarian think tanks and fronts.
What these cities, their suburbs, and surrounding regions need is a comprehensive public transportation system compromising:
1) Regional & inter-urban rail connecting rural areas and regional towns/cities to one another and major cities
2) Commuter rail to and through a cities suburbia
3) Where appropriate Metro rail inside a city and urban area
4) Streetcars/lightrail, they're the same thing just new technology, on the road in and around the city center and urban area - in medium to low density cities Streetcars and Commuters working together in tandem are an effective alternative to a Metro, you hop off the commuter train and hop on the Streetcar outside and keep going.
They can also be very useful in regional cities, it might have a network of just 3 to 5 or more routes but as seen in Germany with their Tram-Train systems it can be connected to the mainline railways and provide additional services to other towns in the region in between the scheduled Regional and inter-urban trains
Fuck Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. You can't compete with the efficiency of air travel. What she wants to kill an entire industry and lay off a shit ton of pilots, air traffic controlers and other airline workers? News flash you dumb ass, electric trains get their energy from a coal burning plant down the street. And how do you expect to get to fucking europe on this green deal idiot? People don't want to sit in a train for 12 hours when they can fly there in 3. The aviation industry is constantly working to be more efficient and cleaner for the environment. It would take a lot less people to coordinate a national train system, meaning you're literally killing jobs and not replacing them. So how is this a good plan for the future? I think the environment is very important but so are jobs and efficient, logical travel means.
Can we talk about pedestrian transportation? I feel like its an often neglected form of transportation. Has anyone used skyways or the +15 system in Calgary? I'm curious their thoughts on how it has impacted streetlife.
I need to get a new vehicle this year. My budget is about 8-10 grand. I currently drive a shitty 4 banger 2005 scion tc beater with 190xxx miles and it can't handle these terrible wisconsin winters.
I'd prefer a truck or a suburban type vehicle, maybe a hatchback. something with awd. I'm gonna obviously be buying used so i'd prefer something made after 2010 with around 100,000 miles or less. Something that will last and can get me to work in blizzards at 5 am without fearing for my life.
What should I start looking for?
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?
2019 Pivot Mach vs 1980 Ritchey
This is basically a thread where people can post pictures of a train that they usually get/one that runs regularly in their area, and others can rate their design based on their picture. I'll start:
>northern Irish railways
>CAF Class 4000
What's a motorcycle class like?
I can't afford a car, but still need transport. By state law I have to take a class, but would like to know what to realistically expect. I think I'm going to make a damned fool of myself. So, if you have experience, would you please share?
Tell me about pre-WWII railway electrification in the United Kingdom. General facts, comfy pictures, everything.
I'm thinking about making the leap. I'm thinking about selling my car.
My company is offering a work van, and I'm struggling to find an apartment that lets me park both the van and my car. I will not be allowed to use the van for personal use. I think the best option is to move to a walkable neighborhood where I can run most errands by foot. This is hard to imagine for me because I have lived in the suburbs all my life.
What should I expect?
How is HSR supposed to solve climate change when it will supplant only traffic between 100 to 300 miles distance for wealthy passengers for whom an hour or two shaved off regular rail traffic is worth paying double? Would that even reduce any green house gas emissions over air traffic?
Okay /n/, I have a question
There is a semi-abandoned frame sitting on a rack in my city. Its front wheel is missing, as well as a few parts, but the frame looks decent. It's a cute red city Peugeot, and I could easily swap in parts from an old bike I have sitting in the garage.
It's locked with the shittiest wire lock in the world. I could seriously cut that shit with a couple of pliers in a matter of seconds and walk away with it. It's always in the same spot. It hasn't moved in a few days.
So, here's my question: should I steal it?
btw I'm white
SO YOU SILLY SILLY CAMPERS THINK BIKE SAFETY'S A BORE
WELL YOU'RE GONNA LOVE IT, LOVE IT, GONNA BEG FOR MORE!
Why hello there /n/, how are you enjoying your commute? O-oh, I'm *snicker* I'm sorry, I uh... I didn't see that you weren't wearing skates, aha. Have you considered switching to the more manly of the transportation methods?
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.
I need help!
I took my back brake apart to clean it and regrease it and now it doesn't work properly.
Which year is this model?
Can someone knows?
What does /n/ believe happened to TWA Flight 800?
$100 shitbike... Oh boi here I go...
Any Canadian railroader smoking pot since it got legalized?
I've seen zero bullitens and CP guys say the same thing. I've been smoking pot and I kind of want to run through a switch and see if I get fired. Considering the arbitration cases I read guys always get their job back with pay but the only thing stopping me is if I do it I think they will they just fire me for running the switch instead.
Anyways fuck CN for trying to control my life
You may only post in this thread if you're riding a train.
Did you wish her happy birthday?
Today I drove 100 miles in a little over 2 hours
Ask me anything
What happened to that /n/ guy who was touring in a stolen and spray painted bikeshare bike? I remember he fell off a cliff and the bike fine and he had a blog about it... Is he here? Did anyone save it?
Post railcars/railbusses of your country.
Pic related is a "Šinobus", a license built in former Yugoslavia version of the "Uerdinger Schienenbus" from Western Germany.
Is it possible for an American to get an EU train driver liscense ?
Today I climbed a 1100m mountain
It was minus 5°
Can we have a thread about medical transportation? Never seen it discussed here, but there's a lot to be said about it that intersects with urban planning, transport planning, and social policies more generally, and it involves many different kinds of modes of travel from helicopters to buses to wheelchairs that cost more than cars.
I work for a company in the US that provides both emergency ambulance service, plus routine van transport for people in wheelchairs (basically a specialized taxi service), ask me anything.
The one thing that really irks me about the work I do is that we do some really dumb things in part because the cost of driving is simply too low - like taking patients to doctor's offices in a city 60 miles away when there are at least 50 offices locally that could do the same thing, or sending an ambulance crew to help the staff at a nursing home start a tricky IV.
Transit maps thread
Post official, pas, present, future, imaginary, anything.
>Buses will operate in lieu of train service.
Pic related Enviro 400 MMC.
Which is better, the DC-10 or the Lockheed L-1011?
Toronto transit thread, light rail/streetcar edition
Continued from >>1069094
Old thread hit image limit so post your airports thread #13, starting with HKG
When did you start browsing /n/? Not 4chan as a whole, but /n/ specifically.
I think I started browsing /n/ in 2012.
talk about public transport and other transport issues from australia and new zealand here
>Capacity: 4000 vehicles per hour per tunnel
How can they achieve such a low headway?
DnD fag here. Was coming up with a campaign that takes place in the Not!Caribbeon. I was wondering how exactly was shipping profitable. This may seem like a dumb question but does anyone know if it was a percentage of the value of goods?
The expenses seem vast it just seems strange to me how could it turn into profit unless basic goods were a huge amount.
Also how would there be any type of profit if you were toship livestock? Animals couldn't have been THAT expensive. Any random details would also be nice that wouldn't be common knowledge.
Since the news came out yesterday that DB is buying new Talgo rolling stock for IC/EC services to replace their old conventional rail cars, I was curious to hear what anons think about this concept.
>Capacity: 250 passengers
What the flying fuck
An Alaska Q400 has reportedly been stolen from Seatac airport. There are additional, sketchier reports that it may have been shot down and/or crashed, but no confirmation on that as of now.
Does anyone here like Baldwin/Lima-Hamilton diesels? Part 2
Old thread here (not yet 404'd at the time of this threads creation!): >>848145
>27000 ft/lbs of torque
Why did car trains die out?
Lets talk intermodal transport, very portable vehicles you can take on to mass transit
The main options are a folding electric scooter and a folding bicycle with 20 inch wheels and under.
What do you feel are the pros and cons of each?
What would be the Pan Am/TWA of today?
>fabric seats on public transport
Literally fucking why?
Anyone who wants to ban cars outright in North America needs too off themselves. Literally spent too much time in an echo chamber to realize we need both. And yeah, again, cagers aren't real
How much influence does /n/ have on bicycle culture at large?
Are there enough of us here to make any difference at all?
How many anons browse this board.
Anyone have a guess?
Please post your requirements in a bike and also your budget and height anons, and someone will more likely be able to help you.
Some dedicated anons will give recommendations if you post your local craigslist too. May Sheldon Brown give favour to them on their rides.
Anybody up for writing some copypaste general text advice for future generals?
Crazy Brit freight hops around Canada. Will the yard bulls catch him?
This is kino!
A flat bar all-road bike that is better in every way than all others in the class.
what is your dream tranportation?
>want to use bike for errands and going places
>scared it will get stolen
Analyses implemented in the past few years of open rail-trails and out-of-service rail corridors show the potential to build a rail-trail that spans from Washington to Washington. Hundreds of conversations with state agencies and local trail managers confirm that this is a realistic pursuit.
...Now, the route is more than 50 percent complete
Post reviews of transit systems. Can be your personal view or one you find online.
This beauty is from Yelp.
How can other airports compete?
Press F to pay respects.
Never seen a thread like this here. Post and discuss specific accidents, incidents, or disasters involving roads/highways, aviation, railroads, etc.
This one happened not too far from me back in 1995 in Fox River Grove, IL about 42 miles northwest of Chicago. A commuter train traveling at about 70 mph smashed into a school bus full of high schoolers. Resulted in 7 deaths, 21 injuries. The bus driver, who was a substitute who had never driven the route, misjudged the amount of space on the opposite side of the track and left the back end of the bus hanging over the rails while at a red light.
What are these concrete walls for?
Kenetic Energy Storage (KES) Is how you store motion into a flywheel or electrical charge system (See below), for later usage.
Obviously it's a bit more difficult to use a flywheel on a bicycle, but a trike on the other hand is very doable.
For those who want to understand KES more in depth.
AOC crowd is going hard on the New Green Deal, pro-bicycle, anti-cage, anti-plane... pro bus/trolley/train?
Anyways, the stick is sized for milk crates and advertised on a bicycle...
... is this it? Is the revolution coming? Will we be burning cages in the streets????
Giro Vanquish MIPS is a top tier meme helmet and even comes in /n/ colors and matches the /n/ jersey gen 1.1, so I propose the GIRO VANQUISH MIPS is henceforth the OFFICIAL HELMET of /n/, what say you?
or /n/ words
no. I'm serious. one of the options is /n/ words
Hello, /N/. I question pop up in my head a while back and for the life of me, I can't find an appropriate answer. In a post-apocalyptic world, how would private transportation, or Public transportation re-emerge into a city-state society? Also, how would urban planning be like?
>muh ride on road
>muh kick scooter belong to roads
Do people even think about consequences of this?
Unlike motorcycles, bicyclists and scooter riders don't need a license, so people aren't supposed to know how to drive this thing, thus a riders should LEGALLY have an option to use sidewalk, if his/her driving skill is insufficient.
This is hazard for everyone.
Sure, in this webm fat cunt definitely has no clue how to use the fucking scooter, but legally they are considered bicycles, and (((politicians))) are pushing them road (and they weren't designed for this, considering 20 km/h max speed).
Post bikes that are true works of art, whether it be because of finishing, innovation, engineering, or just because they ride like a dream.
Explain what you like about the bike you post if possible.
We'll start with the Colnago Master Olympic: fluted tubes hand brazed into beautiful lugs and painstakingly hand painted livery make this an incredibly beautiful and collectible frame.
Full campagnolo record groupset with late era delta (5th gen?) brakes and shamal wheelset just top it all off.
A true Italian Stallion, would happily but gingerly ride.
Anyone with experience painting frames?
I have a chinese carbon frame with some pretty garish logos but otherwise unpainted. Do I sand then down a bit, paint right over, what?