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Old 06-03-2008, 03:44 AM   #751
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Just for balance, here's a REAL tram on LaTrobe Street, SW5 728. I believe this is the oldest tram in regular service in Melbourne today, dating from the late 1930s (the SW5s in the 840-49 sequence were introduced in 1939-40, so presumably 728 was a bit earlier than that).

we used to have those running down Chapel Street near my high school, not sure if we still do. We always wondered why the oldest trams were running down one of the most high-profile streets in Melbourne...
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It was the best photo i could find, and isn't the best representation.

But yeah.
I'm guessing the Target ad is a lingerie ad then?
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Uh,

BOO!

Oh wait, that's for hiccups, isn't it...
at least you tried.


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my job interview is tonight!
How... exciting?

Looking forward to it?
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I'm guessing the Target ad is a lingerie ad then?
Alarmingly, no!

It's one of those consumer beware TV shows. They just had a big thing about the problems with Auckland's trains.
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we used to have those running down Chapel Street near my high school, not sure if we still do. We always wondered why the oldest trams were running down one of the most high-profile streets in Melbourne...
Because it's a classic look.
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I'd hope so, but that means she can see me watching my TV

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How... exciting?

Looking forward to it?
Scared is all. I just want the job. Don't know if I'm going to get it even though I have every reason to believe I will.
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Scared is all. I just want the job. Don't know if I'm going to get it even though I have every reason to believe I will.
Nice! Just be confident, I suppose. But not too confident. But then again, confidence might be good.

Actually, just be yourself. Unless you don't like yourself, in which case don't.

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Nice! Just be confident, I suppose. But not too confident. But then again, confidence might be good.

Actually, just be yourself. Unless you don't like yourself, in which case don't.

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Because it's a classic look.
Yes, classically bad. When the paint's flaking off and the bell-pull is rotting leather and the train vibrates harder than... well, something that vibrates hard, you somehow just know you're not on the best tram in the world.
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Ax, I have a question for you. One of the L trains in Chicago derailed last week, and they said it was the drivers fault. I ddin't have time to read the article, because I saw it in someone's hand while I was at work, but do you have any idea how that is possible at all? The train runs on a track....
Could have been any number of factors really. If it were a single train incident, i.e. it didn't crash into any others, then the most likely cause would be excessive speed causing the train to leave the rails. Alternatively, the driver could have ignored a signal (that is often the cause of multiple train collisions) and hit ... well, in railway jargon, hit a set of trailing points set against his train. At slow speeds, it is sometimes possible to pass through those without derailing (although it fucks up the track and is not exactly a good idea), but at any decent speed, it'll likely send the train off the tracks.

To try to put that into non-gunzel speak ... one track splits into two at a set of points. When you are coming from the one track and it is about to split into two, then the points are facing you ("facing points"). If you are on one of the two tracks about to become one, then as you cross the points, they will be trailing behind you ("trailing points"). If you happen to come from one of the tracks but the trailing points are set for a train travelling to or from the OTHER track, then a piece of steel is going to be obstructing your train's wheels and the result is not going to be pretty.
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Yes, classically bad. When the paint's flaking off and the bell-pull is rotting leather and the train vibrates harder than... well, something that vibrates hard, you somehow just know you're not on the best tram in the world.

Well sure, but that's from close up...


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Go on, just say it.
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