• If I change a train ticket is there anyway the original buyer would fine out?

    I recently left my job but had to travel a lot by train with work. The company would buy all my train tickets in advance for the next few months and then I would print them off. I now have all these train tickets in my possession but was wondering if I changed them to a different day is there anyway that the... show more
    I recently left my job but had to travel a lot by train with work. The company would buy all my train tickets in advance for the next few months and then I would print them off. I now have all these train tickets in my possession but was wondering if I changed them to a different day is there anyway that the company would find out? They are advanced tickets for a set train and date however are non refundable but can be changed to a different date for a small fee.
    4 answers · 23 hours ago
  • How come they never put up noise barriers around railroad tracks?

    Best answer: Several newly-built high-speed lines have them. E.g. the HS1 route through Kent, England, has then in several places. They are expensive and are not always popular as they can be visually intrusive: train occupants dislike being able to see very little from the windows, and lineside residents sometimes think the... show more
    Best answer: Several newly-built high-speed lines have them. E.g. the HS1 route through Kent, England, has then in several places.

    They are expensive and are not always popular as they can be visually intrusive: train occupants dislike being able to see very little from the windows, and lineside residents sometimes think the train noise is not as bad as having a long continuous wall cutting across their view, especially if trains are infrequent but the obscured view is attractive.
    13 answers · 1 week ago
  • Are there any train graveyards or trains that could be climbed on in Utah?

    My mom and I for the longest time have wanted to find some trains to take photos on but we don t know where any are.
    My mom and I for the longest time have wanted to find some trains to take photos on but we don t know where any are.
    4 answers · 6 days ago
  • What happens if I get hit by a train?

    Best answer: Probably.
    Best answer: Probably.
    7 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Is it possible to take a railroad handcar across the a state on active rail lines?

    Best answer: As a civilian? Across a state? Not a chance. A portion of a railroad? Not a chance. Even over heritage railroads you aren't going anywhere unless you're in a railroad car; coach, open air, etc. One that has no interchange with any class I track may be an exception, but doubtful. The reason is basic.... show more
    Best answer: As a civilian? Across a state? Not a chance. A portion of a railroad? Not a chance. Even over heritage railroads you aren't going anywhere unless you're in a railroad car; coach, open air, etc. One that has no interchange with any class I track may be an exception, but doubtful.

    The reason is basic. Insurance companies protecting against legal ramifications would not stand for it and there is no way the General Code allows for such a thing.

    I hate to be a buzz kill, but this is the reality.

    But, there are rail clubs and societies consisting of people who ride, and in some instances a race, operating hand cars and speeders on abandoned or disused tracks. And there are quite a few of them. I am sure they're lots of fun but no-one is going to see any kind of main track.

    Sorry.
    9 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Would it possible to take a railroad speeder across the a state on active rail lines with permission?

    Best answer: It is possible. IF get that IF you could ever get permission. You ask Permission. You pay the Fees Main FEE would be Insurance. Expect that to be many many thousands. You follow instructions. Do not expect to be given hours at a time to use the tracks. Would YOU be able to do it. Probably not. It is technically... show more
    Best answer: It is possible. IF get that IF you could ever get permission.
    You ask Permission.
    You pay the Fees

    Main FEE would be Insurance. Expect that to be many many thousands.
    You follow instructions.
    Do not expect to be given hours at a time to use the tracks.

    Would YOU be able to do it. Probably not.

    It is technically possible. Work gangs go back and forth all the time.
    They also do not normally make long distance pleasure rides .
    You will have to be satisfied with out of service tracks or rarely used spur lines. They exist.
    There are not many tracks to choose to get past the little obstacles called MOUNTAINS,

    http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/NR/rdonlyres/387...

    Abandoned? FIND the OWNER and ask. Tracks may have been removed or are not unusable.

    Suggest you use a Bicycle.
    http://parks.state.wa.us/521/Iron-Horse

    Maybe try this over the Border. North of Orville.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K49INjGp...

    Train crews did this for short journeys years ago. A few miles from the work camp to the work site. They now use trucks that switch to road at the next crossing.

    Keep dreaming Doubtful you will ever be able to do a cross state journey. Maybe a few short ones.

    It would be cheaper to rent a Private car and attach it to an Amtrak.Train Two routes out odf Spokane.
    8 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Can a racked railway use standard gauge (1435 mm width)?

    Racked railway usually use narrow gauge
    Racked railway usually use narrow gauge
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Is Amtrak a failure? How?

    Best answer: Not really. The railroads were already failing before Amtrak. Actually, Amtrak is an example of how failure leads to nationalization, not the other way around. The failure came first, and the nationalization came later.
    Best answer: Not really. The railroads were already failing before Amtrak. Actually, Amtrak is an example of how failure leads to nationalization, not the other way around. The failure came first, and the nationalization came later.
    8 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • How do you handle living near a railway?

    Best answer: i am jealous. i lived in a railroad town in college and at first was appalled. within a week the train horns became my lullaby. to this day the sound takes me back to my glory days and soothes my wounded soul. few years ago the town voted to have the engineers pass thru town silently. (small businesses'... show more
    Best answer: i am jealous. i lived in a railroad town in college and at first was appalled. within a week the train horns became my lullaby. to this day the sound takes me back to my glory days and soothes my wounded soul.

    few years ago the town voted to have the engineers pass thru town silently. (small businesses' idea). 3 people died from train related accidents within the first month.
    my sis-in-law lives there and said every now and then some cantankerous old engineer still sounds his horn. love it.
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How old do you have to be to become a train operator?

    I am really curious to see what age do you have to be to become a train operator thanks
    I am really curious to see what age do you have to be to become a train operator thanks
    6 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • What would be your best car.?

    Best answer: A removable hard-top 1967 Corvette Stingray with a 427 tri-powered engine under the hood, 435hp off the showroom floor, with a Muncey 4 speed tranny with a 4:20 posi rear end, silver with a black interior and black racing stripes. My brother had one and it was the most fun I've ever had driving it. I had a... show more
    Best answer: A removable hard-top 1967 Corvette Stingray with a 427 tri-powered engine under the hood, 435hp off the showroom floor, with a Muncey 4 speed tranny with a 4:20 posi rear end, silver with a black interior and black racing stripes.

    My brother had one and it was the most fun I've ever had driving it. I had a 1973 Lotus Europa John Player Special, fun as well, but the Vette was more fun.

    These days I drive a Ford Explorer, Chevy Geo and Subaru Outback.

    Sigh.......
    7 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Train ticket problem?

    Hi everyone, so I recently purchased an advance train ticket online, the machine at the station wasn't working for me to get it printed and before I could try anything else I had to board the train else it would have left. I thought it'd be fine since I had proof of email and could have explained the... show more
    Hi everyone, so I recently purchased an advance train ticket online, the machine at the station wasn't working for me to get it printed and before I could try anything else I had to board the train else it would have left. I thought it'd be fine since I had proof of email and could have explained the situation, done it before and seen plenty of people do it also. But obviously someone wasn't having the best of days and decided to take my name and address and I will receive a letter in the coming weeks, can anyone give me advice on what to do? I now have the ticket if that's any help. Thank you
    4 answers · 3 weeks ago