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 21, 2014

Because It's Friday

A South African Garratt:



4 comments:

Old NFO said...

And a pretty countryside to boot! Thanks!

Ole Phat Stu said...

Garratts weere built for narrow guages and to go around tight corners. Otherwise they never caught on. So what were the disadvantages?

Comrade Misfit said...

A couple disadvantages come to mind. First, the drivers are not under the main weight of the locomotive (the boiler), which would cut down on the adhesive effort. Second, the cylinders are not near the stack, which would cut down on the effectiveness of the blastpipe.

Comrade Misfit said...

And they're ugly.