Watch bullet trains powering through snow in Japan

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Not really any big deal about the snow on the side being blown up a bit. The tracks themselves are clear. Show that train plowing through snow banked across the tracks and THEN I’m impressed.

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The 9am Snow Piercer to Winnipeg. The dining car is now open.

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Yeah I was pretty disappointed. Not a bit of heavy snow in that video.

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The video had me thinking about the the original Star Trek opening credits, with the Enterprise repeatedly zooming past.

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This is the sort of thing I was hoping to see more of:

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That is effing awesome. It reminds me of the end of Silver Streak.

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the lady is too busy on her phone to notice…

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waits for all the Canadians to stop laughing

This is what railroading in real snow looks like.

Roger’s Pass, 2014:

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Le Transperceniege!

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Pretty sure she’s busy doing the same thing everyone else on the platform is doing – taking video of the incoming train. Her sin is vertical video.

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“Advance to Collision Speed!”

Edit for: Over here, in the UK, the wrong kind of leaves on the tracks can shut down the rail network :face_with_hand_over_mouth:

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But was she OK?

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…she should have been holding the phone in the air… just so

A little better than the UK, where the lightest dusting causes chaos across the country and the spokespeople have to apologetically explain that all the expensive weatherization programs turned out not to help because it was “the wrong kind of snow” (actual phrase used).

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Britain, the land of bad trains…

I’ll stack the terrible-ness of US passenger rail service against any nation anywhere. Nonetheless, here’s how they clear snow on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic RR in Colorado and New Mexico…quite a beautiful video if you like trains. This equipment is all nearing 100 years old, and people lovingly restore it to full operating capability, and shovel the coal into the fireboxes by hand.

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It’s a good thing youtube videos like this didn’t exist when I was young. Because we would have piled extra snow on the tracks to see a bigger Whoompf!

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Band name?

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Canada is the only G7 country that doesn’t have any bullet trains. Not that much to laugh about.

Touché, I guess? Not sure what your point is.

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