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« Reply #30 on: April 25, 2014, 12:16:09 am »
For Jerry09 and only days to go until Auckland has electric trains in official service :3456

http://transportblog.co.nz/2014/04/24/christchurch-to-use-aucklands-old-trains/
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« Reply #31 on: April 25, 2014, 02:27:22 am »
I like Zombie Trains on CoD!

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« Reply #32 on: April 25, 2014, 04:16:43 am »
Hey Daniel

This is what could have been in Auckland: Robbie's Rapid Rail (Robbie being then Auckland mayor Sir Dove Myer Robinson)

www.transportblog.co.nz/2011/12/02/an-auckland-that-could-have-been-the-1972-auckland-rapid-rail-transit-plan/

Also

www.transportblog.co.nz/2010/01/15/the-1974-cbd-rail-tunnel-proposal/

As you can see from the map, Auckland looked less sprawling in 1974.

Most fascinating
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« Reply #33 on: April 25, 2014, 04:47:52 am »
Love trains! Town I grew up in had two passenger lines going through it, one to NYC and two to Philadelphia, and then all of the abandoned lines, freight lines, and haunted tunnels within driving distance. Love it!

Here's  a cool place to check out for anyone in that area. Spoooooky
http://www.americanghostsandhauntings.com/2011/04/perkasie-tunnel-ghost-train-perkasie-pa.html

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« Reply #34 on: April 25, 2014, 05:10:17 am »
Hey Daniel

This is what could have been in Auckland: Robbie's Rapid Rail (Robbie being then Auckland mayor Sir Dove Myer Robinson)

www.transportblog.co.nz/2011/12/02/an-auckland-that-could-have-been-the-1972-auckland-rapid-rail-transit-plan/

Also

www.transportblog.co.nz/2010/01/15/the-1974-cbd-rail-tunnel-proposal/

As you can see from the map, Auckland looked less sprawling in 1974.

Most fascinating

I used to know the author of the last post before he became the transport planner for the council and had to give up Transport blog he's doing great work at council but I miss his musings and the last time I saw him was last year walking down Queen St didn't talk to him. Miss you so much Jarbs  :cry:
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« Reply #35 on: March 31, 2015, 11:39:18 pm »
I like model trains :-) I have several of the Hornby HO scale trains

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« Reply #36 on: April 02, 2015, 07:14:34 pm »
Ive been into trains for as long as I can remember. I'm especially interested in  rare and vintage equipment. I'm considering becoming a Train Operator as well.
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« Reply #37 on: April 02, 2015, 10:21:18 pm »
Ive been into trains for as long as I can remember. I'm especially interested in  rare and vintage equipment. I'm considering becoming a Train Operator as well.

Cool pictures.  I'm thinking the same, but I'm questioning the work requirements for it.  I'm not a very physical person and I imagine there is a bit of physical labor involved.

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« Reply #38 on: April 02, 2015, 11:42:42 pm »
Ive been into trains for as long as I can remember. I'm especially interested in  rare and vintage equipment. I'm considering becoming a Train Operator as well.

Cool pictures.  I'm thinking the same, but I'm questioning the work requirements for it.  I'm not a very physical person and I imagine there is a bit of physical labor involved.

It is definately phyically demanding, especially during training from what I can gather. Im not super physical either, but I don't see that limititng be in any way. There's also a strong reading and writing component to operaitions that must be heeded.  Fortunately for you, you have time to prepare yourself for such a career.
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« Reply #39 on: April 03, 2015, 05:37:06 pm »
Hopefully.  I'm questioning my career paths right now and I don't want to go into teaching because of pay reasons, and I'm not such a great communicator.  For me, I'm stuck between this and designing locomotives and locomotive parts through mechanical engineering.

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« Reply #40 on: April 03, 2015, 06:41:56 pm »
I would recommend you go and get a 4 year degree anyway before you go looking for work as an operator. Having a degree will look better on your resume than just having general work experience. Also, direct trainee hire is quite competitive, so pretraining is through interning at Modoc Railroad is a wise investment. However, they dont take anyone under 21, and require either work experience or college education to qualify for internship.
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« Reply #41 on: April 04, 2015, 11:26:26 pm »
I guess I'm still feeling lost on career path.  Thanks, though.

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« Reply #42 on: April 04, 2015, 11:55:28 pm »
I guess I'm still feeling lost on career path.  Thanks, though.

There a people lost at much older age, don't think you should worry at 15 when you haven't even started!!!
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« Reply #43 on: April 05, 2015, 03:09:39 am »
 @NudieDaniel I couldn't agree with you more. I think alot of young people, myself included are lost on their career path. I am 25, and I am facing the obligation to work hitting me like a brick wall. @jopartain, you are only 15, you have time to sort things out for yourself. My advice to you, is to do what makes you happy careerwise.
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Re: Railroading and Railfanning
« Reply #44 on: December 10, 2015, 10:57:40 pm »
An old topic I know but as Im a train driver I thought Id contribute. Ive been involved/employed on the railways for about 11 years now, first in preservation/heritage and then with a freight operator. Ive always had an interest and being involved with them but the job isnt for everyone. Shiftwork, nightwork and a lot of away from home travel can be tough on family and social life. You might get home from a shift early morning and the spend 90% of the day resting for the next night.
That said, its an extremely well paid job and the 'weekends' can be up to 5 days long.

Im also still involved on the heritage side as a steam locomotive fireman- this is the hobby side.