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"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot,
by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse.
" -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Friday, December 26, 2014

Because It's Friday

The weekly re-enactment at the Golden Spike Historic Site at Promontory, Utah.


The working rail line was little-used after a trestle bridge was built across the Great Salt Lake 110 years ago and the main line bypassed Promontory. The rail line through Promontory was pulled up for scrap during the Second World War.

Enough track was later put back down for the locomotives to operate at the historic site.

5 comments:

Old NFO said...

Neat that they reset enough track to do the re-enactments!!!

CenterPuke88 said...

Just cynical enough to wonder how long before someone messes up the staging and runs one into the other.

Comrade Misfit said...

It's not as though they can get a lot of speed up on that track. Look at Promontory, UT on Google Earth or ay other such service and you'll see that there is barely enough track there for the reenactment.

CenterPuke88 said...

Fair enough, as Google does reveal...but as Murphy's Law provides, I certainly hope they have a backup.

Stewart Dean said...

Big drivers. Are they that big to overcome track irregularities in the early railbuilding? Or is it just relative to the overall smaller size of the loco?