• Why are Britain's rail services considered so bad?

    Best answer: Privatisation has introduced shareholders and CEOs with outrageous salaries. In addition there is a nationalised infrastructure organisation called Network Rail that is not linked to the disparate rail firms. It's an unholy mess that provides a piss poor service to overcharged customers. When it was a national... show more
    Best answer: Privatisation has introduced shareholders and CEOs with outrageous salaries. In addition there is a nationalised infrastructure organisation called Network Rail that is not linked to the disparate rail firms. It's an unholy mess that provides a piss poor service to overcharged customers. When it was a national service it operated reasonably well. We need to go back to the drawing board and remove the profit element.
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Why are steam locomotives what everyone thinks of when they think of a train, even long after being replaced with diesels and electrics?

    Best answer: Probably the same reason that the few remaining steam locomotives are still being maintained and more renovated - they are iconic. https://www.railadvent.co.uk/2018/02/nrm-make-riley-son-offer-for-steam-locomotive-60103-flying-scotsman.html As "Dimo" says about vintage luxury cars vs. new ones, there is... show more
    Best answer: Probably the same reason that the few remaining steam locomotives are still being maintained and more renovated - they are iconic.
    https://www.railadvent.co.uk/2018/02/nrm...

    As "Dimo" says about vintage luxury cars vs. new ones, there is something about machines built so long ago (anything up to 100 years for some steam locomotives), a kind of classiness, that's now just not seen.
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • What do I do while I’m waiting for my train in the train station (Canada)?

    Hi, I’m going to see family that’s out of town for Christmas. I’m nervous as this is my first time taking a Via Rail train and I don’t know what to do once im in there. I’ll already have my tickets printed out as I’ve bought them online. Once I’ve entered the station, where do I go? What do I do? Ive seen pictures... show more
    Hi, I’m going to see family that’s out of town for Christmas. I’m nervous as this is my first time taking a Via Rail train and I don’t know what to do once im in there. I’ll already have my tickets printed out as I’ve bought them online. Once I’ve entered the station, where do I go? What do I do? Ive seen pictures of the station; looks complicated. I think there’s a speaker system, but how do I know if it called for my train? May anyone please explain the best approach I should take for this? Thank you!
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Just got a job offer as conductor trainee. The 6 week program Kansas City southern railroad. What’s the schedule like for a conductor?

    Best answer: Take it and just WORK HARD. Be the first guy at work. Look, listen and LEARN. You will need all the learning. Good luck.
    Best answer: Take it and just WORK HARD. Be the first guy at work. Look, listen and LEARN. You will need all the learning. Good luck.
    5 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Why doesn't Amtrak go through Phoenix anymore?

    Best answer: Amtrak hasn't gone through Phoenix to Union Station in 22 years. It stops in the town of Maricopa, thirty miles south of Phoenix. Cheap flights to LA every half hour, an aging building, urban growth around the rail line limiting train speed, and the fact that Phoenix was a spur off the main line all combined... show more
    Best answer: Amtrak hasn't gone through Phoenix to Union Station in 22 years. It stops in the town of Maricopa, thirty miles south of Phoenix. Cheap flights to LA every half hour, an aging building, urban growth around the rail line limiting train speed, and the fact that Phoenix was a spur off the main line all combined to make it unprofitable for Amtrak to come directly into Phoenix. There is shuttle van service from Sky Harbor airport, however.
    4 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • I'm a Muslim, but I'm not attracted to the opposite sex, what should I do to become straight?

    Best answer: Dw bout it babes

    God is the forgiving and most merciful he forgives our sins X

    But those who do evil deeds, then repent and believe, they will find your Lord Forgiving and Merciful.

    Quran 7:153
    Best answer: Dw bout it babes

    God is the forgiving and most merciful he forgives our sins X

    But those who do evil deeds, then repent and believe, they will find your Lord Forgiving and Merciful.

    Quran 7:153
    13 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • Can You Buy A Train?

    Best answer: I probably could but I don't know about your financial situation. There were investment companies that would put your money into sea containers making you a return on the leasing charge. A good idea until there was suddenly a surplus in sea containers and you started to have to pay storage fees rather than... show more
    Best answer: I probably could but I don't know about your financial situation.
    There were investment companies that would put your money into sea containers making you a return on the leasing charge. A good idea until there was suddenly a surplus in sea containers and you started to have to pay storage fees rather than receiving an income.
    I'm sure there are specialist investment companies who would offer you a similar deal on rail rolling stock.
    The clue is the word investment, you would first need the funds to consider such a deal.
    Me I wouldn't touch it with a barge pole but good luck with your idea you only have the main rolling stock leasing companies to deal with. Do you think large companies actually own any equipment these days? It's all leased.
    13 answers · 1 month ago
  • Amtrak train. From micigan to phoenix?

    6 answers · 1 month ago
  • Would you be able to buy an old train station if it's not used anymore?

    Best answer: Yes, plenty of disused railway stations have been sold off in the past. Sometimes it’s just the station building, or it can include the platform for the station building as well. It doesn’t matter whether there is a live running track beside the property being sold but Network Rail will not usually sell off... show more
    Best answer: Yes, plenty of disused railway stations have been sold off in the past. Sometimes it’s just the station building, or it can include the platform for the station building as well.

    It doesn’t matter whether there is a live running track beside the property being sold but Network Rail will not usually sell off platforms or property which lies between live tracks.

    £100,000 would be laughably low for any station, even in a remote area, unless it’s for the building itself and that building is derelict and remote. Include the platform as well and there’s a sizable plot of land for redevelopment, and even somewhere fairly remote that’s likely to sell for in excess of £100k.
    3 answers · 1 month ago
  • Why is the Railways in USA poorer than that in India?

    Best answer: The same reason the roads in India are poorer than in the USA. India has the largest rail network in the world, and it is well-run (but not quite as good as Japan) because that is the primary means of long distance travel. There are 200 MILLION more cars in America than India, and the car/coach is the preferred... show more
    Best answer: The same reason the roads in India are poorer than in the USA. India has the largest rail network in the world, and it is well-run (but not quite as good as Japan) because that is the primary means of long distance travel.

    There are 200 MILLION more cars in America than India, and the car/coach is the preferred mode of transport for a country rich in oil.
    10 answers · 2 months ago
  • How much would it cost to buy a train in the UK roughly?

    Best answer: High speed trains are around £1 million per vehicle. See link I have put in comment .
    Best answer: High speed trains are around £1 million per vehicle. See link I have put in comment .
    4 answers · 1 month ago
  • When steam trains was around was a conductor a train driver?

    Best answer: No. The Conductor is the guy who deals with the passengers/cargo. The "driver" has always been the Engineer.
    Best answer: No. The Conductor is the guy who deals with the passengers/cargo. The "driver" has always been the Engineer.
    9 answers · 2 months ago
  • Besides locomotives and other railroad vehicles, what other transportation methods came out of that period?

    Best answer: "Transportation" has broad use in many ways. Though i wish i knew for sure, what period of time you are concerned with, to be sure. The term, "carrier" is used with rail cars and copper wire. Therefore we have to say telegraph was an early period transportation mode, as it carried information.... show more
    Best answer: "Transportation" has broad use in many ways. Though i wish i knew for sure, what period of time you are concerned with, to be sure.
    The term, "carrier" is used with rail cars and copper wire. Therefore we have to say telegraph was an early period transportation mode, as it carried information.
    Does this help in the least? Please help me to help you.
    3 answers · 2 months ago
  • Is it true that russian metros have burger joints built into the train cars?

    Best answer: They call that a dining car. I have been in two, one on an AMTRAK train in the 70s and one in Germany. It wouldn't surprise me.
    Best answer: They call that a dining car. I have been in two, one on an AMTRAK train in the 70s and one in Germany. It wouldn't surprise me.
    6 answers · 2 months ago
  • Train experts: What is going on in this situation?

    Yesterday, I was driving home and traffic was stopped for about 15 minutes. The train gates were down and flashing red, but there was a yellow truck on the tracks with a hook or something. What was happening there, and why would there be a delay this long?
    Yesterday, I was driving home and traffic was stopped for about 15 minutes. The train gates were down and flashing red, but there was a yellow truck on the tracks with a hook or something. What was happening there, and why would there be a delay this long?
    9 answers · 2 months ago
  • Today I got a ticket for not paying a ticket fare on the light rail. Now I have to go to court. What do I do? So nervous?

    Best answer: Being a first-timer with a plausible story is a good start. Unused tickets bought before the incident, or a receipt or bank statement showing you paid the rail service enough for several tickets will help.
    Best answer: Being a first-timer with a plausible story is a good start. Unused tickets bought before the incident, or a receipt or bank statement showing you paid the rail service enough for several tickets will help.
    6 answers · 2 months ago