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, November 18, 2016

Because It's Friday

Proper firing of a steam locomotive.

6 comments:

The New York Crank said...

Wait a second, wait a second! That guy is running a coal-fired, black-smoke-and-soot-belchig locomotive wearing a suit? A suit!? And a necktie!

A s-s-s-s-soooooT?? And a n-n-n-ecktie!

No wonder the narrator has an English accent.

Yours crankily
The New York crank

Old NFO said...

Interesting video... That is a LOT of shoveling!!!

CenterPuke88 said...

Quite enjoyable, I watched it completely. Very educational, and it showed me the fireman was so much more than a strong back.

LRod said...


Apparently they drive all vehicles on the wrong side over there.

Very interesting video. Answered some questions I've long had.

LRod
ZJX, ORD, ZAU retired

J4rh34d said...

LRod - Canal and river traffic passes on the right side in the UK. I conned a narrowboat on the Thames above Oxford this summer and the rental folks took care to impress this on me.

Comrade Misfit said...

I gather that when the excursion trains did their run-pasts for the photographers, that the firemen would cut off the secondary air in order to make it smoke prettily.

Also, just one English road used 5.5 million tons of coal a year. No wonder the mines began closing after dieselization.