Words of Advice:

"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

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Merci, America

In 1949, France sent 49 boxcars, all laden with gifts of appreciation, to the U.S. to thank the American people for American participation in both World Wars, as well as the aid to France following the end of the Second World War.

It was known as the Merci Train and it was in response to the Friendship Train.

Most of the boxcars survive to this day and are on public exhibit. A few disappeared or were lost in fires. Nebraska and Illinois abandoned and scrapped theirs.

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