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

Friday, April 10, 2015

Because It's Friday

The open-cab locomotive is Firefly, a recently-build replica of an 1840s locomotive:


The original could pull an 80-ton train at 60MPH, which was pretty impressive in its day.

Here's how eccentric the Brits are: The Great Western Rwy. in Firefly's day was a broad-gauge railway with a track gauge of 7'-1/4". So when they wanted to build a replica, they built it in broad-gauge and laid mixed-gauge track so they could run it.

The Brits also have something like twenty steam locomotives under construction.

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