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Railroad, Space Shuttles and Horses Asses
2009-07-17 01:25:00
I got this from a friend. I simply love it. And there is nothing to add. Except the photo at the end.***The US standard railroad gauge (distance between the rails) is 4 feet, 8.5 inches. That's an exceedingly odd number. Why was that gauge used? Because that's the way they built them in England, and English expatriates built the US railroads. Why did the English build them like that? Because the first rail lines were built by the same people who built the pre-railroad tramways, and that's the gauge they used.Why did 'they' use that gauge then? Because the people who built the tramways used the same jigs and tools that they used for building wagons, which used that wheel spacing.Why did the wagons have that particular odd wheel spacing? Well, if they tried to use any other spacing, the wagon wheels would break on some of the old, long distance roads in England, because that's the spacing of the wheel ruts. So who built those old rutted roads? Imperial Rome built the first long ...
By: Worldman
Nightly Ramble:The Railroad Station Edition
2009-06-01 22:01:00
Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ’sphere… The BigsBlog Nightly Ramble. This is the Railroad Station Edition. A political shooting you won’t hear about: Jonah Godberg points out an incident I’d not heard of,and I’ll bet most of you haven’t either. Fox News:  DEVELOPING: A gunman opened fire Monday at an army recruitment center in Little Rock, Ark., killing one army recruiter and seriously wounding another, reported. A man in a black SUV drove to the recruitment office and began shooting at around 10:19 a.m., a spokesman with the Little Rock police department told FOX News. The suspect, who immediately fled the scene, was later apprehended approximately four miles from the center with an assault rifle in his vehicle. Little Rock authorities detected a “suspicious device” inside the vehicle and called a bomb squad to the scene, according to  Now, I’ve already commented ...
By: BitsBlog
Railroad Crossing Alarm Clock Signals the Stubbornly Sleepy
2008-12-20 00:00:00
If you've ever dreamed of being tied to the railroad tracks by some Snidely Whiplash-like ne'er-do-well, then The Railroad Crossing Alarm Clock from Banpresto is NOT for you.
Scrap Railcar, Rail and Railroad Recycling Prices
2008-12-04 13:51:00
Scrap Railcar Wheels 180.00 200.00 ton USD Scrap Railcar Axles 180.00 200.00 ton USD Scrap RailCars 198.00 220.00 ton USD Mixed Scrap Rail 216.00 240.00 ton USD No.1 Scrap Rail... more from scrapmetalprices...
Railroad Standards
2008-11-24 22:31:00
As railways developed and expanded one of the key issues to be decided was that of the rail gauge (the distance between the two rails of the track) which should be used. The eventual result was the adoption throughout a large part of the world of a standard gauge allowing inter-connectivity and the inter-operability of ...
Union Pacific (UNP): 'Railroad renaissance'
2008-07-15 00:00:00
"Railroads are a play on three big secular themes: the drive for increased energy efficiency, growth in coal and the agriculture boom," says Elliott Gue (, a energy sector expert who has been in Japan covering the G8 Summit.Meanwhile, in his The Energy Srategist (, he states, "Railroads are now among the most fuel-efficient forms of freight transport available." Here, he offers a bullish review of Union Pacific ( (NYSE: UNP ( "My long-held thesis on the group has been that the railroads are no longer totally dependent on the US economy for their growth. "It’s no longer appropriate to look at this sector as viciously economy sensitive. The traditional relationship between the broader market and the rails has been breaking down for several years, but this trend appea...
Railroad Crash
2008-06-05 00:06:00
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Lesson Learned in Los Angeles Railroad Accident
2008-06-02 16:29:00
The very much celebrated Railroad Accident that besets Los Angles California, as reported by CNN International coined as "Train collision near Los Angeles kills 11", is considered as the deadliest incident in the history of Metrolink.
At the railroad tracks
2008-05-31 08:52:00
Walking on railroads tracks may be somewhat dangerous, but doing it when you’re drunk in downroght stupid
By: Attuworld
Folksinger, Storyteller, Railroad Tramp Utah Phillips Dead at 73
2008-05-25 23:09:00
OFFICIAL OBITUARY. Utah Phillips, a seminal figure in American folk music who performed extensively and tirelessly for audiences on two continents for 38 years, died Friday of congestive heart failure in ...
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum in Baltimore: Family Fun With or Without t
2008-05-03 07:03:00
Jodifur just wrote a hilarious account and photo diary of her and her family's "Day Out with Thomas" experience at the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore.My own 4 and 2 year olds are train-crazy and this obsession has become a family pastime that has taken us to the National Capital Trolley Museum, Strasburg Railroad in Lancaster County, Walkersville Southern Railroad and the B&O ourselves. I also believe that we should own stock in the Wheaton and Cabin John mini trains, have brought a travel potty on Metro and have taught my kids to cheer on the White Flint Express when we chug past Williams-Sonoma.ANYWAYS, we love love the B&O as a family day trip, but we have always avoided the big Thomas shin-digs, much to our son's dismay. The photos I have seen from the events and from the promo clips at the beginning of the Thomas and Friends DVDs look so sweet, a wholesome family day celebrating the bygone era of the steam engine. Toot toot!However, Jodi has told me all I nee...
A Railroad Engineer's Workplace.
2008-04-29 20:15:00
A Railroad Engineer's Workplace.If you ever wanted a ride with a driver & that dream never fulfilled, then here is something for you. A view of how things look from the cabin of the train driver. A railroad engineer or a train driver is the guy in charge of & responsible for the locomotive & also for the mechanical working of the train, the speed of the train & all train handling. Other Posts:Crayon Art. Interesting Signs.Rock, Paper, Scissors.Vienna Vegetable Orchestra.How To Use An Indian Toilet!
Fullerton Railroad Days
2008-04-29 06:53:00
Fullerton Railroad Days are a fun family event. A weekend of free train exhibits and tours, including restored vintage rail cars and a modern locomotive. A special display from Disneyland will be part of their "Year of a Million Dreams". Other displays will feature railway memorabilia, scenic garden railroads, and numerous model train layouts of all sizes. Local businesses and community groups will staff educational, entertainment, food and souvenir booths. This year there will be an historic Santa Fe steam engine on display. This event gets bigger every year. There are even plans in the works to put a train museum next to the Fullerton train station. Brings the kids and have a great time. Admission id free. Fullerton Railroad Days tenth Anniversary May 3 & 4 2008, Fullerton train station.
Another Railroad in the Making: Nelson Recommended for Court-Martial
2008-04-27 00:21:00
This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Jose Nazario CaseCAMP PENDLETON, Calif. –A hearing officer recommended a court-martial for a Marine charged with murdering an Iraqi detainee captured during fierce house-to-house fighting in Fallujah, Iraq. Lt. Col. Thomas McCann said in his findings Wednesday that there is sufficient evidence against Sgt. Jermaine A. ...
Railroad Earth Presale Code: Seattle
2008-04-25 15:43:00
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2008-04-25 14:54:00
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2008-04-25 14:19:00
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Touring - Boston, Grand Funk Railroad, Sammy Hagar, more
2008-04-24 04:23:00
Boston6/06 - Thunder Bay, ON - Marina Park 6/07 - Winnipeg, MB - MTS Centre 6/13 - Hinckley, MN - Grand Casino Hinckley 6/14 - Sault Ste. Marie, MI - Kewadin Casino 6/15 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre (Dougfest)6/19 - Baton Rouge, LA - Baton Rouge River Center 6/20 - Kinder, LA - Coushatta Casino Resort 6/21 - Selma, TX - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater 6/22 - The Woodlands, TX - The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 6/24 - Grand Prairie, TX - Nokia Theatre At Grand Prairie 6/25 - Oklahoma City, OK - Oklahoma City Zoo Amphitheatre 6/27 - Phoenix, AZ - Dodge Theatre 6/28 - Las Vegas, NV - Thomas & Mack Center 6/29 - Tucson, AZ - Anselmo Valencia Tori Amphitheatre 7/01 - Universal City, CA - Gibson Amph. At Univ. CityWalk 7/03 - Del Mar, CA - San Diego County Fair Grandstand 7/04 - Reno, NV - Peppermill Hotel Casino 7/05 - Kelseyville, CA - Konocti Harbor Resort & Spa - Amphitheatre (with Styx)7/08 - Saratoga, CA - The Mountain Winery 7/10 - Redmond, W...
Fullerton Railroad Days 2008
2008-04-19 06:15:00
Fullerton Railroad DaysMay 3 & 4 2008 at the Fullerton Train Station Corner of Pomona Ave. and Santa Fe St. in beautiful Downtown Fullerton Saturday & Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free Admission Celebrating 100 years of the Fullerton Fire Department Featuring the Fred Gurley Steam engine from the Disneyland Railroad and other fine exhibits Pancake Breakfast starts at 8 a.m. each dayWhere? In the Metrolink parking lot adjacent to the Amtrak/Metrolink Station at the Fullerton Santa Fe Depot in Fullerton, California 92832
2008-04-07 17:15:00
A stop sign by the Railroad tracks from the bridge near 7th and Michigan.
Irvine Park Railroad Celebration
2008-04-01 09:52:00
Make room this Saturday in your calendar for a fun and cheap afternoon with the family. The Irvine Park Railroad will be celebrating their 12th anniversary by rolling back their prices to 1996. There will also be free balloon animals and Irvine Park Railroad balloons. Train rides will be $2.00. There will also be a bounce house, face painting and much more all for 2.00 each!! I hope to see you all there!!Irvine Park Railroad 1 Irvine Park Road Orange, CA 92869For additional information- check out their Website: Telephone: (714) 997-3968 Park entry fee is $5.00 per vehicle
Descanso Gardens Enchanted Railroad
2008-03-27 04:57:00
The Descanso Gardens Enchanted Railroad runs on a loop through the gardens in La Caada Flintridge, California. the train runs on 7 1/2″ track and passengers sit saddle style on the trains passenger cars. The vegetation grows very close to the right-of-way in places and the conductor gives warning passengers were not to rock back ...
Railroad offers free travel to passengers dressed as ninja
2008-03-25 00:00:00
{mosgoogle right}IGA, Mie -- Passengers dressed in ninja costumes will be given free travel along the Iga Tetsudo line from April 1 to May 6 to mark the city's popular ninja festival, railroad officials said.Iga Tetsudo, which took over the running of the old Kintetsu Iga Line in October last year, is making the offer as part of the Iga Ueno Ninja Festa, a festival that celebrates the Mie Prefecture city's links with the ancient stealth art of ninjutsu.Each year, the fes ...
How To Railroad A Democrat
2008-03-17 21:06:00
Lest we forget, the trial of former Allegheny County, PA coroner Dr. Cyril Wecht is still going on (here)??(Wecht) faces 41 counts, mostly mail and wire fraud, alleging that he had his county employees send correspondence relating to his private practice from the coroner's office on county time.(Wecht Defense Attorney Jerry) McDevitt accused prosecutors of trying to bulldoze the jury into convicting Wecht with an avalanche of documents. He noted that 24 of the 41 counts involve faxes that cost the county a total of $3.96.And as Paul Kiel of TPM Muckracker notes here, Wecht?s indictment originally contained 84 counts (no word on why the count was reduced to 41), and ?Wecht's lawyers have calculated that the cumulative cost for the 37 charges in the indictment that involve improperly charging the county for gasoline and mileage costs add up to $1,778.55? (today?s CNN story, though, tells us that Assistant U.S. Attorney James Wilson alleges that Wecht profited by about $790,000 ? tha...
Republicans Are Bad For The Railroad Business?
2008-03-15 01:19:00
One of the more esoteric magazines that I subscribe to is ‘Railway Age‘. It is a niche rag, and aimed at a very niche market. However what you find in industry rags, is the feeling of what is going on inside the industry. As the name indicates Railway Age is all about the railroad industry, ...
Nagahama Railroad Square
2008-03-10 04:23:00
????????There is much to do on a fine day in Nagahama, on the eastern shores of Lake Biwa in Shiga Prefecture. There are good views of Japan's largest lake from the restored Nagahama Castle, shopping at the flea markets and crafts stores in the Kurokabe Square area and for train buffs, Nagahama Railroad Square is Japan's oldest preserved railway station.Built in 1882, the old Nagahama Station, just a short walk from the new station, has been transformed into an interesting museum. The original brick Meiji-era station building stands intact and new buildings in the same style have been built housing old trains, including a D51 steam train and an early ED70 diesel locomotive. There are also rooms with model trains for the kids and exhibits of historic railway artefacts including the original station clock imported from the US, uniforms, lanterns and photographs.Nagahama was on the old Tsuruga Line (now Hokuriku Line) that linked Tsuruga, an hisoric port on the Japan Sea coast in Fuk...
Two women arrested while stealing railroad spikes
2008-03-03 06:33:00
Two women have been arrested and charged with illegally pulling up railroad spikes. Deputies say Sandra Clevenger and Susan Townsend were caught stealing between 75-100 railroad spikes along with other railroad equipment between Jordan Road and Pioneer Road. Officers say they confronted the pair after they caught them red handed. Deputies say Townsend continued to rip up the railroad spikes even after she was told not to.
By: Attuworld
Irvine Park Railroad
2008-02-21 06:56:00
Take your kids to Irvine Regional Park in Orange County and ride the rails. This fun little train takes you on a one mile loop through the oak trees and next to the park lake. Kids and their parents will enjoy riding the Irvine Park Railroad. If your planning a birthday party the railroad party pavilion is the perfect place and offers four different packages. If your going for a train ride or a party celebration the train is fun for kids and adults. Irvine Regional Park 1 Irvine Park Road Orange, CA 92862
An Introduction To Making Model Railroad Buildings
2008-02-09 05:02:00
Most of us have no desire to become an architect, but most model railroaders wind up getting into the act at one point or another. It’s sometimes impossible to find exactly the building you need to complete your layout, leaving you to come up with something of your own. So what’s involved in making ...
Railroad Tie Dining Table and Chairs
2008-02-04 02:32:00
If you are in the market for new furniture to put in your home, this Railroad Tie Dining Table and Chairs is something you may want to consider. Other than being a contribution towards the green movement and eco-friendly environment that everyone is talking about. Reusable materials are a good resource today for most products ...
Railroad Romance
2008-01-17 06:36:00
A photo I processed from fellow photographer Rich Legg as part of a small group project.
Voice Activated Internet Surfing Search and Railroad Vibrations
2008-01-07 22:23:00
Voice Activated cyberspace Surfing Search and Railroad VibrationsBy Lance Winslow Well voice-activated cyberspace aquatics and intelligent is nearly here, in fact Google declared its plans to substance liberated code online so grouping could see the cyberspace using voice-activated tools. Sounds pretty modify does it not? Indeed, still for those of us who ingest voice-activated code in ...
Railroad Crossing
2008-01-03 04:27:00
  Jerry Reynolds Fargo ND Photography
Shelcore Shake ?N Bobbles Rockin? Railroad
2007-12-25 18:39:00
Toy: Put “Zano” into the engine seat, press his head, and watch and listen as the train engine comes to life with lights, sounds, music and travelin’ action!,Press removable Bobble Head Engineer’s head to activate sounds and action,Includes: motorized engine, train car, car, engineer, car driver, 6 curved track pieces and 2 ...
Sights & Sounds Deluxe Railroad Crossing - NEW
2007-12-23 08:36:00
Bring Sodor to life with this Deluxe Railroad Crossing. As the child moves the gates to either block or allow road traffic to pass, they hear authentic warning bells and see flashing red lights! Signal lights flash when road gates are closed or by pressin Toy: Thomas The Tank Engine, Thomas Wooden Railway, ...
Auction - Scrap Railroad Cars - Over 2.1 Million Pounds of Scrap Metal
2007-12-12 02:43:00
Government Liquidation, LLC is auctioning off 49 railroad cars equaling more than 2.1 million pounds of unprepared heavy melting iron. The railroad cars are located in Hooks, TX. The cars consist of steel tankers, steel box cars and steel flat beds. Online bidding opens on December 13, 2007 at 12:00 a.m. ET . All the rail ...
Ride the Alaska Railroad
2007-11-30 07:37:00
If you have the chance to go to Alaska, either by ground or on a cruise ship, make sure youa ride on the Alaska Railroad, itis a must. First of all you will have a chance to see all the amazing scenery that passes you by but not at 65mph or while you are driving. ...
Ride the Alaska Railroad
2007-11-30 07:37:00
Post from: Travel Lady Blog Ride the Alaska Railroad If you have the chance to go to Alaska, either by ground or on a cruise ship, make sure youa ride on the Alaska Railroad, itis a must. First of all you will have a chance to see all the amazing scenery that passes you by but not ...
Railroad Ties
2007-11-27 16:35:00
It used to be a lot easier to find railroad ties than it used to be. The railroad companies would replace them and you could pick up the old ones for free. Now that people are using them in landscaping you can’t find them so easily anymore. There big and heavy and ...
Railroad track fixes St. Petersburg Times - checked with ?
2007-11-11 08:10:00
Petersburg Times - Terry Bollea (aka Hulk Hogan) and family,wife Linda (left), daughter Brooke, and son Nick, at their home between filming sessions of their show Hogan Knows Best at their Belleair home. Bollea, 17, is the son of professional wrestler Hulk Hogan adn … Work force needs affordable housing - theese include in Abingdon, where the ...
The Railroad - 2006
2007-11-10 19:09:00
“The Railroad” este un film coreean care impresionează prin simplitate şi originalitate. Acţiunea este lentă, dându-se impresia că aproape nu există. Scenele sunt de un realism dezarmant, iar scenariul se pliază pe acest prototip. Din multe puncte de vedere, atmosfera acestui film coreean se aseamănă cu cea a dramelor thailandeze, cu imagini întunecate, cu dialoguri puţine şi extrem de directe. Trei sferturi din film te întrebi unde îşi “poartă” calea ferată spectatorii… Pe la mijlocul lui ai impresia că este cel mai romantic film făcut vreodată, însă sfârşitul îl transformă într-o dramă (nu melodramă) tristă şi trăită în tăcere, profundă şi ambiguă în acelaşi timp.The Railroad - trailerFilmul prezintă povestea a două destine paralele: ea (Hanna Lee) este o tânără doctorandă în literatura germană, reîntoarsă de la studii din Germania, lucrând cu normă redusă ca lector la o universitate coreeană. Visele ei de viitor se ...
End of the Line
2007-10-28 23:20:00
Black and White 35mm and Medium Format images.
2007-10-21 13:32:00
Black and White 35mm and Medium Format images.
The Plow
2007-10-20 23:09:00
Black and White 35mm and Medium Format images.
North Korea Keeps 1,800 Chinese Railroad Cars, China Not Amused
2007-10-19 19:37:00
China has been propping up North Korea for a while and now, after sending them a bunch of food aid, North Korea keeps the railroad cars it came in: Absconding with Chinese wagons would be a strange move for North Korea because Beijing is Pyongyang?s closest political ally and biggest provider of food, goods and oil. ...
Digital Railroad Marketplace
2007-10-18 09:10:00
I?ve been with Digital Railroad for a while, posting my pictures to their online service and using the cataloguing features of their web site. I first met up with some of their representatives at a seminar in New York and then again later at a similar event at the Apple Store in Regent Street. There?s obviously a vision for Digital Railroad that?s been followed since the service launched, perhaps at some stage to sell out to a Getty, Corbis or similar. The recent launch of the Marketplace feature seems to tie in with that vision.Photographers with work on Digital Railroad can now sell their work through the Marketplace. It?s good for individual photographers as we can combine our images with other photographers? work, in what in effect has become a library. Providing there is sufficient content then I assume buyers will like it because it will offer them a one-stop shop for new images.I?ve heard a few reports of photographers making sales through Marketplace although it?s early days...
Grand Funk Railroad
2007-10-17 16:52:00
It's time to admit we were wrong about Grand Funk. Oh, we were right too, but wrong just the same. Those three or four (I forget, having long since given them away) albums that came before Survival were pretty bad, there's no question of that. But we should have recognized that this band had that special something, that original sound everybody tries for. The thing was, they
When not to put a coin on the railroad tracks
2007-10-16 09:56:00
A 55-year-old man from Western New York was struck and killed by a train yesterday after he decided to put a coin on the tracks to entertain his family, a Metro-North spokeswoman said. David Buffa of Ripley, N.Y., was at the Riverside station at noon with his wife, two stepdaughters, a daughter from a previous marriage and her boyfriend, said Marjorie Anders of Metro-North. Buffa jumped down from the platform to place a coin on the tracks but was unable to get back up before an express train traveling 60 to 75 mph hit and killed him instantly, Anders said.
By: Attuworld
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