kingairta
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Pictures From Work

Sun Jul 22, 2012 2:32 pm

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this is out of the one in the background. Crew complained engine was knocking wonder why? By the way that piston is 6 1/8" in diameter

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changing a power assy on a big 16 cylinder

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waiting for fuel

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kingairta
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RE: Pictures From Work

Sun Jul 22, 2012 2:33 pm

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This turbo is about 4' in diameter

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This one was being delivered. It was only 2 days old when it came through. Some of the paint was still "tacky" and we left finger prints in it lol


stray that hung around for a few days.

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Me after I no longer had to wear the "green" hat and could finally wear the "orange"
 
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RE: Pictures From Work

Sun Jul 22, 2012 3:00 pm

Hi!

Many thanks for the pics. I often wonder why the trains in the US and Mexico from the look of it too look so different to trains for the large part in Europe.

In the UK for example a cargo train:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/allan58...7156929509/sizes/m/in/photostream/

It would be interesting to hear what you do a little if you feel like writing about it.

Many thanks.

Pierre
 
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Sun Jul 22, 2012 3:19 pm

Several reasons. First, we have greater clearances so our trains are taller. We also use different couplers which allows some slack action, thereby making it easier to start a very heavy train. Our country is much larger, with great, empty expanses in the miiddle, which have to be crossed quickly. The only trains in the world on the same scale as ours are the Australian iron ore trains and those are captive operations.
 
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RE: Pictures From Work

Sun Jul 22, 2012 3:39 pm

Im totally jealous here. I grew up in Roseville, CA, which is home to a huge UP rail yard. I used to love watching the trains whenever I had the chance... Be it driving on an overpass above the yard, waiting for Amtrak's Capitol Corridor, or even just being able to listen to the sounds from miles away. I really miss it. Unfortunately, my knowledge of trains is virtually zero when compared to aviation. I think there's even fewer rail enthusiasts than us plane geeks. Thanks for the awesome pics!
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Ps76
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RE: Pictures From Work

Sun Jul 22, 2012 3:47 pm

Hi!

Quoting Jetsgo (Reply 4):
I think there's even fewer rail enthusiasts than us plane geeks

I agree there are fewer but they are out there. Between me and central London there is a train station called Clapham Junction which is I belive the busiest train station in London. There are guys who hang out there all day watching trains:



I do like sitting watching trains but more often in more exotic locations like Frankfurt or Zurich or Antibes.

Many thanks.

Pierre
 
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RE: Pictures From Work

Sun Jul 22, 2012 4:27 pm

Thanks for the pictures--thanks for them. What do you do at BNSF? Looks like you're some type mechanic. Interesting work.
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kingairta
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RE: Pictures From Work

Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:01 pm

I am a machinist for BNSF. I do all the inspections and maintenance and servicing of locomotives. One of the benefits of the job is I get to operate the locomotives. Granted I have to stay inside the mechanical limits of the yard but I do get to drive em  

It's quite different from my last job in the USN.
 
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RE: Pictures From Work

Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:13 pm

Off subject, But what'd you do in the USN?

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RE: Pictures From Work

Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:56 pm

Quoting Jetsgo (Reply 4):
. I think there's even fewer rail enthusiasts than us plane geeks.

There's quite a few, and they're even geekier. They dress in pinstriped engineer hats and live at home with their mother.
 
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RE: Pictures From Work

Sun Jul 22, 2012 7:01 pm

Quoting Jetsgo (Reply 4):

Im totally jealous here.

Same! Amazing pics, thanks for posting these. When I was a kid, I was totally into trains (before planes took over   ), and my brother and I built and entire elevated railway out of cardboard in our yard. We broke open remote controlled toy cars for mini motors to run our locomotives. This took me way back, so thanks once again  
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kingairta
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RE: Pictures From Work

Sun Jul 22, 2012 7:25 pm

I was a loadmaster on C-130s for 15 years then a transport aircrewman on the C-12 for the last four. Retired after 20 years last september.
 
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RE: Pictures From Work

Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:42 pm

Quoting KingairTA (Reply 7):
but I do get to drive em

  

Now that's fun.
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RE: Pictures From Work

Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:51 pm

Don't have any pictures from this or last year's summer internships (were at GE Aviation and GE Global Research respectively, neither of which allow pictures or cameras on campus)

but here are some pics from the undergraduate research I do in addition to classes at MIT during the year.

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?s...3975630548.660526.863030547&type=3
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RE: Pictures From Work

Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:32 pm

Quoting Jetsgo (Reply 4):
Im totally jealous here.

Yep, he's got a better train set than any of us have!

Thanks for the pics!

My work photo would just be a cubicle, so nothing neat to post, sigh....

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RE: Pictures From Work

Mon Jul 23, 2012 4:08 am

Here is a photo of me in a lab at UCSF (where I have been studying for 5 years now for my PhD, soon to finish):

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RE: Pictures From Work

Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:16 pm

This was taken a few years ago at my old office. We were having a 'silly dress day', I decided to wear shorts, this was in the middle of a Melbourne winter...... And no, I usually don't sleep at work all day, although sometimes I wish I could!



The view from where I sit in my current office, we only moved in last month. Those who know their way around MEL will know where this is.

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RE: Pictures From Work

Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:18 pm

Quoting Ps76 (Reply 5):
I agree there are fewer but they are out there.

Have kind of become one, not through any real intent, just my regular commuter station is also on the main East coast freight line!

Pair of NREC locos hauling a fairly short container freight through North Strathfield in suburban Sydney.

Quoting johns624 (Reply 3):
The only trains in the world on the same scale as ours are the Australian iron ore trains and those are captive operations.

Not always, there are double stack operations in Aus the equal of any in the USA, whilst we get no double stack through Sydney(Electric train overhead supply makes that difficult) I regularly see consists of over 1.6km(Mile+) pass thru North Strathfield, also coal trains of more than a km long. Even more impressively these mile long trains are threaded through the urban rail network between the very frequent commuter trains.
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RE: Pictures From Work

Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:18 pm

From the office:



Looking back at Israel, the Gaza strip and Egypt:



Next to the Saudi Arabian coastline:



Guess where we are:

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RE: Pictures From Work

Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:47 pm

Quoting johns624 (Reply 9):
They dress in pinstriped engineer hats and live at home with their mother.

Aw, man! That is so wrong.

Quoting KingairTA (Reply 7):

I am a machinist for BNSF. I do all the inspections and maintenance and servicing of locomotives. One of the benefits of the job is I get to operate the locomotives. Granted I have to stay inside the mechanical limits of the yard but I do get to drive em  

Nice images there, especially the first taken in the pit. Before embarking on my current career, I worked for a major railroad as did one of my parents, so I grew up around some classic era stuff. Brings back good memories.

If you are interested, I'll dig up some old stuff thats rail related. For one, here's just one way I cherish a good old memory. Anything look familiar there?
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RE: Pictures From Work

Thu Jul 26, 2012 12:00 am

I work in a cubicle so not as fun as some of the above. I do get a nice view though!


 
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RE: Pictures From Work

Thu Jul 26, 2012 12:15 am

View from the office

View from the office at my old job.

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RE: Pictures From Work

Thu Jul 26, 2012 12:45 am

This is the view outside my window at my internship. Can't say I hate it.

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RE: Pictures From Work

Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:04 pm


Waiting for a BA 747 to cross the vehicle corridor so I can continue driving. Taken at YYZ last winter.
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RE: Pictures From Work

Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:03 pm

My 3pm "(iced) Tea Time", gives me a few minutes to relax and do some plane spotting (as long as 13L is in use...otherwise the plane spotting isn't all THAT good):



....and the storms that hit JFK last week, just around 7pm (cannot believe just how quickly they rolled in and how dark it got in a matter of mintues!):

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RE: Pictures From Work

Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:13 am

At AZA


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RE: Pictures From Work

Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:45 pm

I work as a dispatcher at MAN, just a few pics i've taken at various points in time!



Showing just how close the airbridge gets to the pitot heads on a 737-300


TBL - Towbarless Tug


Sorting out de-icing paperwork


See plenty of gorgeous sunsets/sunrises! Sunset over Terminal 2!


In the hold of a 767-300


SQ 77W being refuelled


SQ 77W being de-iced


Snow...


Car being loaded...
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RE: Pictures From Work

Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:12 am

Quoting Jetsgo (Reply 4):
I think there's even fewer rail enthusiasts than us plane geeks.

Some of us are both, although I'm definitely on the milder side of transport geekdom (ie enjoyment, not obsession). Started off as railways fan first. I have caught trains in every country that I have flown to!  
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RE: Pictures From Work

Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:45 pm

Quoting dlramp4life (Reply 25):
Car being loaded...

That doesn't look like just any car...911 GT2 RS? Or perhaps a GT3. Wonder where it was going and why it was going by plane. Great pics all of them nevertheless!
 
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RE: Pictures From Work

Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:25 pm

Mirrodie

You put train horns in your trunk? I hope they stick out the bottom. I couldn't imagine the noise inside if not.

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