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by 3rdrail
Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:10 am
Forum: Employment
Topic: Forced to join a Rail Union?
Replies: 34
Views: 8327

Re: Forced to join a Rail Union?

I can't imagine why anyone wouldn't run, not walk to the union once they have joined a railroad. On top of all the schemes that the company may play, any job where there is a connection with dealing with members of the general public is highly volatile. They will lie up and down and be pitied for a ...
by 3rdrail
Thu Jul 25, 2013 12:40 am
Forum: Worldwide Railfan
Topic: 35 dead in Spanish train derailement
Replies: 20
Views: 3116

Re: 35 dead in Spanish train derailement

Just visually, it appears as if the rails are very light, especially for a curve like that, particularly if it's as reported that the train was travelling at a good clip.
by 3rdrail
Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:35 pm
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: Edaville Discussion
Replies: 808
Views: 143438

Re: Edaville Discussion

I thought that they were very specific, giving general directions of where they were reconstructing, dates and prices of when they would be running. They've also been advertising the manufacture of a steam loco ! C'mon, we thought that Edaville was dead ! These aren't the Flyer Deadheads- give them ...
by 3rdrail
Wed Jul 24, 2013 1:21 pm
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: Edaville Discussion
Replies: 808
Views: 143438

Re: Edaville Discussion

There is some expansion in progress !!! Yay !!! Here it is from the RR itself:
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by 3rdrail
Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:18 am
Forum: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Topic: Mind The Gap
Replies: 3
Views: 1605

Re: Mind The Gap

I'll stay with good. "Chinatown" and "Vertigo" were great movies. Not a slam on the movie because of it's time, a short subject. For "greatness", I would want to be drawn into Dad and Daughter prior to this incident to see how they reacted and felt to accidents, death, etc. If this involved a univer...
by 3rdrail
Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:57 am
Forum: Books, Magazines, Music, TV, and Movies, and other Media
Topic: Railroads In The Movies, Part II
Replies: 175
Views: 63844

Re: The Yards

Both the NYCTA and the LIRR took production credit; surprising since one scene depicts the murder of a uniformed TA employee. The Yards I wasn't so surprised about the murder as I was about the films apparent theme of corruption in shops, as advertised on the link's banner. Some institutions are ve...
by 3rdrail
Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:21 am
Forum: Books, Magazines, Music, TV, and Movies, and other Media
Topic: Mind the Gap
Replies: 1
Views: 3390

Re: Mind the Gap

There is already a post up under the same title regarding this little movie under the MBTA Rail Operations Group. Since there are 139 hits there and only 16 here, perhaps it might not be a good idea to merge this into that ?
by 3rdrail
Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:12 am
Forum: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Topic: Mind The Gap
Replies: 3
Views: 1605

Re: Mind The Gap

Good movie, realistically portrayed with the event which as you say, is an event which we see happening all to often lately. (The only thing that irked me frankly, was them referring to the Operator as a Conductor continually- Aaaaaaa!!!!!) I read it as two persons being effected by an incident diff...
by 3rdrail
Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:05 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Found on EBay: GCT Solari Board Sign-70s era
Replies: 8
Views: 7495

Re: Found on EBay: GCT Solari Board Sign-70s era

JamesRR wrote: ...which is ridiculous considering they were often tossed in trash cans, or sold be local dealers for far less.
...as where the 20th Century Limited drumhead hand made signs.
by 3rdrail
Sat Jul 20, 2013 11:24 pm
Forum: Museums, Tourist Lines, and Historical Organizations
Topic: Seashore Trolley Museum Discussion
Replies: 746
Views: 141786

Re: Seashore Trolley Museum Discussion

If I show up wearing my "Panto-Cap", will I get a discount...or even better, paid for my cameo ? I could sit in an open streetcar and wave (union rules prohibit longer than 40 minutes out of every hour, minimum 4 hours at Time plus 1/2 standard rate, each second after the hour is considered a full h...
by 3rdrail
Sat Jul 20, 2013 2:24 pm
Forum: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Topic: Quiz...
Replies: 1749
Views: 421930

Re: Quiz...

I'm only 17, is that young enough to guess on these quizzes? MBTA Fan - Some of us here were at your level of understanding...and never moved on. Some of us did. Just keep truckin' my friend. Keep truckin', readin', and Quizn', in other words participatn' because that's how you learn. Some of it is...
by 3rdrail
Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:50 pm
Forum: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Topic: Quiz...
Replies: 1749
Views: 421930

Re: Quiz...

sanitation standards inspection ! Oh, crap is that scheduled this weekend! JoeD (Personal Rant!) Hey, you young kids, age not a requirement, get out there and take a shot at the quizzes. Everyone needs to get more involved! Yes. Northeastern is forcing me in order to pay off my student loans ! By t...
by 3rdrail
Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:43 pm
Forum: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Topic: Quiz...
Replies: 1749
Views: 421930

Re: Quiz...

Good answers to a not that easy Quiz- and fast too ! Joe you're the winner ! Yay !!! This one was a little trickey in that you had to know the time span of BERy developments (Forest Hills Extension, Tremont St. Subway running, Atlantic Ave. Division, etc.) to figure out certain questions. I would ha...
by 3rdrail
Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:31 am
Forum: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Topic: Interesting Green Line Trolley Pictures
Replies: 45
Views: 8939

Re: Interesting Green Line Trolley Pictures

..From the Queen Mary to the Semi-Convertible, we have an interesting photo which I think was taken from the steps of the police station, Division 15 at City Square, Charlestown. Horse drawn wagons, notice the El man picking the point on the switch with his iron, I thought that the girls attire coul...
by 3rdrail
Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:54 pm
Forum: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Topic: Quiz...
Replies: 1749
Views: 421930

Re: Quiz...

(1) Where is the photographer specifically up on the elevated, and (2) what stop is the train ahead about to stop at next ? (3) What era is this photo ? (4) I put a bunch of roses on this train for Cosmos girlfriend Wanda, who I'm told works as "Station Master" at the "last stop". Are the flowers li...

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