Here’s a train.
Example no. 1:
Voici le Turbotrain RTG.
BC Rail used to be our provincial railway, a crown corporation that existed from 1912-2004, when it was leased to CN rail for 999 years. That was a political clusterfuck that I won’t get into, but it’s always odd to see one of their locomotives running around that hasn’t been repainted in CN livery. This one is…
Tesla owners, who often tend to be of a messianic persuasion when it comes to the electron-powered cars, talk disparagingly of “ice” cars, as in internal combustion engine. Ices are the root of all evil.
Here’s a 12 speed ZF AS Tronic automated manual gearbox. The eagle eyed may notice that it doesn’t have anything near twelve gear sets, but that’s because it arranges things rather more efficiently. It has a two speed splitter at the front, a three speed main box and a two speed range change at the back giving, by a…
In a train.
Specifically, on this.
Meet a Class 185 train as used on British railways.
I can’t even
Some pretty interesting motive power at work here.
Been working on decoding vague instructions to building a Lego TGV I got from someone on YouTube seven years ago.
I’m entranced by the sight of all those mechanicals working. Anyone have any idea how much those coupling rods weigh? Fascinating to see them move that quickly.
Stopped at this little park in a small town on our way home from vacation today. My parents have pics of my sister and I by this loco when we were kids so we wanted to get some shots of my son and nephew by the same loco.
It’s not shabbos, so let’s roll
So, you want to drive a Seattle Monorail? This is what it looks like. 1.2M miles on this one since 1962. Bonus views from the Space Needle.
We took the kids on the Seattle Monorail today I haven’t risen on it in years. We didn’t realize that they use the same trains as they used for the ‘62 World’s Fair. Other Seattle pics follow.
Thanks to a delightful internet rabbit hole, I now know. This is the Union Pacific Big Boy. Anyone ever seen one in person?