• Can a train with a diesel locomotive run backwards?

    So I take this commuter rail train with the front part that pulls it but. when going the other direction it doesn t switch tracks. It simply goes backward. Does the last back car have a conductor too? How does that work? It s the Metro North train Waterbury/Bridgeport line by the way. Anyone familiar with it?
    So I take this commuter rail train with the front part that pulls it but. when going the other direction it doesn t switch tracks. It simply goes backward. Does the last back car have a conductor too? How does that work? It s the Metro North train Waterbury/Bridgeport line by the way. Anyone familiar with it?
    6 answers · 13 hours ago
  • Is it easy to be a train driver?

    Best answer: It's a heart attack job. You hire out thinking your job will be to operate trains : that's the easy part. But ultimately , your employer will insist you become a full time student under threat of penalty. The rules constantly change and you will be expected to keep up with every little change. Much of... show more
    Best answer: It's a heart attack job. You hire out thinking your job will be to operate trains : that's the easy part. But ultimately , your employer will insist you become a full time student under threat of penalty. The rules constantly change and you will be expected to keep up with every little change. Much of your time off between work shifts will be devoted to reading and study. The material will be extremely dry and written in leagalease. You will find yourself wondering if your on the job response to an unsual situation is a recollection of past requirements , or , the latest change that your memory has confused. It may be a proficiency test by your superiors and if you fail , your income may suffer a penalty.

    It's a heart attack job where professionalism is not allowed. They don't want professional train drivers , they want professional students.
    8 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • How many solar panels can we install on a single coach of a train.?

    Best answer: Install one and then you will know the answer yourself.
    Best answer: Install one and then you will know the answer yourself.
    7 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • Please Answer my questions?

    Best answer: What's your Question????????
    Best answer: What's your Question????????
    4 answers · 1 month ago
  • I have some railroad base plates and I would like to scrap them I know it's illegal but I only have four?

    I know that it is illegal in that is stealing from the railroad but but they are discarded and have been there for years and I only have four of them and I will be mixing it up into a lot of other metal so will they notice it especially if I Just Junk them instead of getting the steel count for em? And do you think... show more
    I know that it is illegal in that is stealing from the railroad but but they are discarded and have been there for years and I only have four of them and I will be mixing it up into a lot of other metal so will they notice it especially if I Just Junk them instead of getting the steel count for em? And do you think I'll get reported? I know that technical answer is probably yes but I would like some people's input possibly people that have scrapped railroad things
    4 answers · 1 month ago
  • Have you ever taken the train across Canada?

    Best answer: Yes across most of Canada in the early 1990s. I particularly recommend the train called 'The Rocky Mountaineer' that goes across the Rocky Mountains from Vancouver to Calgary. The scenery is wonderful and the train very luxurious.
    Best answer: Yes across most of Canada in the early 1990s. I particularly recommend the train called 'The Rocky Mountaineer' that goes across the Rocky Mountains from Vancouver to Calgary. The scenery is wonderful and the train very luxurious.
    14 answers · 1 month ago
  • Do you pay good money for a train ticket, but never,ever get a seat?

    Best answer: On many long distance services you can reserve a seat in advance up to the evening before travel. Most advance purchase tickets are issued with an automatic seat reservation and are often cheaper than purchasing a ticket at the time of travel nationalrail.co.uk railcard.co.uk On crowded commuter trains where seat... show more
    Best answer: On many long distance services you can reserve a seat in advance up to the evening before travel. Most advance purchase tickets are issued with an automatic seat reservation and are often cheaper than purchasing a ticket at the time of travel
    nationalrail.co.uk
    railcard.co.uk
    On crowded commuter trains where seat reservations are not available, I find the front carriages furthest from the barrier often have spare seats
    5 answers · 1 month ago
  • Some who travels often on trains and coaches help why are they so expensive ?

    Best answer: I can give you one reason. Passenger load. It doesn't matter how many passengers are on the train, it still costs, let's say £300 to run a train each Km. That includes the wages of the people who run the train, train & track maintenance and other overhead expenses (electric bill, management, ticket... show more
    Best answer: I can give you one reason. Passenger load. It doesn't matter how many passengers are on the train, it still costs, let's say £300 to run a train each Km. That includes the wages of the people who run the train, train & track maintenance and other overhead expenses (electric bill, management, ticket stations, etc). It's just about the same distance (160Km) from Birmingham to London as it is from Birmingham to Leeds. That means it may cost £48000 to run the train. But if you have fewer passengers going to Leeds, that £48000 has to be spread over fewer passengers. So their tickets will be higher. I'm sure there are other factors.
    6 answers · 2 months ago
  • Is there anywhere that you dress up to travel by train?

    Best answer: Train travel has not declined unless you're American. It certainly has not in Europe. OK, yes, the UK shut down a lot of lines in the 1960s because they became unprofitable but to get between major cities, it is very much still there, as in the rest of Europe. You'd only do it on an expensive luxury... show more
    Best answer: Train travel has not declined unless you're American. It certainly has not in Europe. OK, yes, the UK shut down a lot of lines in the 1960s because they became unprofitable but to get between major cities, it is very much still there, as in the rest of Europe.

    You'd only do it on an expensive luxury train like the Orient Express, or the Blue Train in South Africa, or maybe the Ghan in Australia. On those you're paying a small fortune for a luxury trip, dinner is like being in a top restaurant except you're moving, and you dress up for the occasion as you would in a top restaurant. You want to fit in, enjoy that kind of atmosphere, everyone else expects it - dinner suits and nice dresses are the way it should be, at least for dinner. Really you wouldn't be on this kind of train at all except for a special treat and to travel this old-style luxury way.

    All those I mentioned are long-distance trains where you're going to be on the train overnight so they need to serve meals and also provide a decent bed.

    But if you're just going by normal train from A to B, no. Not even in first class, which isn't what it used to be - all you're likely to get is a bigger seat and more chance of food being served at your seat.
    12 answers · 2 months ago
  • Is amtrak fun to take & how is Amtrak first class?

    Best answer: Well really first & foremost I don’t mind the extra time that Amtrak takes because I enjoy the sightseeing. Easy to do as it travels at SEE level and has big windows. Bad stuff happens in this world. Usually not when you are nearby. Very long distance a good idea to get a room. You do not have to have a... show more
    Best answer: Well really first & foremost I don’t mind the extra time that Amtrak takes because I enjoy the sightseeing.

    Easy to do as it travels at SEE level and has big windows.

    Bad stuff happens in this world. Usually not when you are nearby.

    Very long distance a good idea to get a room. You do not have to have a room every night if you have budget concerns.

    The advantage of the long distance train is you can get up from your seat or leave your room and walk around.
    Up to you if you want to socialize with other travellers. They might be from anywhere in the world.
    Take a meal in the dining car and very a very good meal cooked for you in the galley. Not a large menu but very well made.

    Take a break in the lounge car or cafe car for a snack and enjoy the view. The seats are comfortable and larger than most plane seats.

    You DO NOT need to just stay on train for days and days at a time. You can book a stop for a day or two along the way to experience places of interest to you.

    For the First adventure suggest you look at some of the packages Amtrak has created. You can make your own.

    Be aware that for part of the journey it is dark out and the view not so great. You can use some of that time for sleeping or just socializing with others in the lounge or the next seat.
    It is a little more fun if you have a travel companion for at least part of it. A chess board a backgammon board might allow you to play with someone that you cannot speak their language. A deck of cards many games can be played. Bridge is popular around the world.


    The longer overnight trains are much different. It can seem expensive for a room at first but it is a moving small hotel room that has a changing view.
    This video has a good tour of a train end to end.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=indfSiUR...
    You DO NOT need to take the same route in both directions many make a circle tour to see more places.

    BOOK AHEAD the trains do fill up in summer and other peak travel times.
    https://www.amtrak.com/deals-discounts/r...

    WINTER journey can have weather issues but the train often can go when other stuff cannot.

    You could if you want to travel to Canada on the Train. There is a special train there with great scenery and it just travels in the daytime. The train stops for the night and you sleep in a nearby hotel.
    It is a FIRST CLASS train. It sells out months in advance. Rated one of the best Train trips in the world.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1J_PKCP...

    Acela First class is just a short ride of a few hours.
    http://modhop.com/amtrak-acela-train-fir...

    It is a huge country the view from the Airplane window is faster. The train adventure is an adventure. Enjoy the ride.
    5 answers · 2 months ago
  • I am lost my pnr no?

    4 answers · 2 months ago
  • Where can I drive a train at a rail museum?

    So my 16th birthday is coming up soon. I want to go to a rail museum and drive a train. What rail museums have a train driving program under 18? Preferably close to Indiana.
    So my 16th birthday is coming up soon. I want to go to a rail museum and drive a train. What rail museums have a train driving program under 18? Preferably close to Indiana.
    4 answers · 2 months ago
  • How fast do trains normally go?

    5 answers · 3 months ago
  • Could an underground train save electricity by?

    leaving the front and rear windscreens off so the train no longer has to push a huge half mile column of air down the rail track? Plus it would ventilate the carriages as it travels. Is this plausible ?
    leaving the front and rear windscreens off so the train no longer has to push a huge half mile column of air down the rail track? Plus it would ventilate the carriages as it travels. Is this plausible ?
    19 answers · 3 months ago
  • Amtrak restroom policies, while in the station?

    Best answer: Yes. The reason it used to be a problem was that waste flowed out of the train and onto the racks, like 100 years ago, and they didn't want it stinking up the stations. But now it is stored in tanks, so it doesn't matter whether the train is moving or not.
    Best answer: Yes. The reason it used to be a problem was that waste flowed out of the train and onto the racks, like 100 years ago, and they didn't want it stinking up the stations. But now it is stored in tanks, so it doesn't matter whether the train is moving or not.
    7 answers · 3 months ago