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2020-05-18 10:51:06 PM  
The last time I excited a train it tried to hump my car.

Also, that video is great.
 
2020-05-18 10:52:38 PM  
Exciting of Trains sounds dangerous. That's a lot of tonnage to be thrown around - you don't want it to get too rambunctious...
 
2020-05-18 10:59:56 PM  
Please consider more English lessons
 
2020-05-18 11:06:09 PM  
I try not to excite the trains.

Just today, I did a round-trip to Flagstaff. The freeway was so empty, I just set the cruise at 85 and sailed past semis. At that speed, without having to stop, I make much better time than a train ever could along the I-40.

If I lived on the east coast, I might feel differently about it to get from city to city, especially with all those toll roads. That's not even a thing out here. And I'd much rather take the subway to get places in Manhattan, or the 7 train to get to Queens.
 
2020-05-19 6:26:43 AM  
Also the accidentally of trains
 
2020-05-19 7:22:02 AM  
Oh yeah, baby, that's the exciting. Right there...
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2020-05-19 7:48:28 AM  
I didn't sleep well, and have only had one cup of coffee. I laughed way too hard at that.
 
2020-05-19 7:57:09 AM  
You misspelled exiting.
 
2020-05-19 8:06:25 AM  
I do enjoy a nice caboose
 
2020-05-19 8:16:31 AM  
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2020-05-19 8:39:49 AM  
I would love to ride the train, but rail passenger service in the midwest is not as great as other parts of the US.
 
2020-05-19 8:50:46 AM  
. . . or, God forbid, New Jersey!


/ no tip again, Jimpy?
 
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2020-05-19 9:48:28 AM  

Merltech: I would love to ride the train, but rail passenger service in the midwest is not as great as other parts of the US.


Phoenix doesn't even have a passenger rail station.  A city of almost 5 million people and one has go to down to the town of Maricopa in order to catch a train.
 
2020-05-19 10:12:47 AM  
Yes.  Running a train is exciting for all participants, I imagine.
 
2020-05-19 10:19:22 AM  
The lost films of Toy Mcclure
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2020-05-19 10:23:34 AM  
Frankly, passenger trains really don't work well in the western US and never will (outside the coastal states), because the cities are too spaced out with little in between.  There's not enough demand in the in between range between driving and flying, and there's no series of cities in a row which helps a train, as well as wide open highways.  I think Amtrak should maintain their existing long distance network, but it might need subsidies to do so.  (One place they can charge more is on their sleepers; make it a more luxurious experience (a "land cruise") and charge accordingly high prices.)

Now, there's a new post-Covid problem of people not wanting to be enclosed in a metal tube with a bunch of other humans.  This applies to planes as well, of course, as well as public transit in general.
 
2020-05-19 10:36:37 AM  

Geotpf: Frankly, passenger trains really don't work well in the western US and never will (outside the coastal states), because the cities are too spaced out with little in between.  There's not enough demand in the in between range between driving and flying, and there's no series of cities in a row which helps a train, as well as wide open highways.  I think Amtrak should maintain their existing long distance network, but it might need subsidies to do so.  (One place they can charge more is on their sleepers; make it a more luxurious experience (a "land cruise") and charge accordingly high prices.)

Now, there's a new post-Covid problem of people not wanting to be enclosed in a metal tube with a bunch of other humans.  This applies to planes as well, of course, as well as public transit in general.


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2020-05-19 10:47:51 AM  

Geotpf: Frankly, passenger trains really don't work well in the western US..


Psst! watch the whole video..
 
2020-05-19 11:08:57 AM  

gas giant: Geotpf: Frankly, passenger trains really don't work well in the western US..

Psst! watch the whole video..


I didn't bother to watch any of it...
 
2020-05-19 2:11:11 PM  
Yeahhhhh... I live on the west coast. All we have is Amtrak, and I'd rather not die.
 
2020-05-19 4:08:44 PM  

Farking Clown Shoes: Oh yeah, baby, that's the exciting. Right there...
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The blood at the end of the top GIF was a nice touch.
 
2020-05-19 4:10:21 PM  

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That guy is crazy.  He should be tested.
 
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