Decided that instead of a miserable 11 hour drive or an expensive 2 hour flight, I’d try a relaxed 12 hour train ride. Amtrak here I come.
Today I was able to take a tour of the of the maintenance facility of the Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson International Airport Plane Train. If you have been to the airport here in ATL there is a very good chance that you have ridden these Bombardier CX-100 train cars. The train cars live an interesting, but predictable…
One of my all time favorite photos, by O. Winston Link. Ttyymmnn’s post reminded me of it somehow -
Yesterday my girlfriend and I drove up to Squamish and went to the West Coast Railway Association Heritage Park, which is the second largest railway museum in Canada. Because of the location, this one has a strong focus on the Pacific Great Eastern/British Columbia Railway. For those who don’t know, the PGE was…
Per the most powerful man in America, Jared Kushner. No word on when work will begin on the space elevator. Link.
I feel like I probably watched this a billion times as a kid, driving my parents insane (I’d be surprised if they couldn’t recite the thing from memory).
This EV in fact.
A little Peugeot?
Is cool. Opened in 1901, it is the world’s oldest monorail still in operation. It runs a bit over 8 miles, most of it suspended over the river Wupper, serving the city of Wuppertal, Germany and its outskirts.
Alstom MP05 as used on the Paris Métro.
Sitter took off for St Patty’s day, so I did as well. Took the boys to the National Railroad Museum in Green Bay, which despite it’s name is fairly small. But they have a solid collection, and let you climb over most of it. In other words, it’s a great place to take a pair of toddlers. Here’s the highlights.
Time was when many thought two gears was adequate. GM made two speed automatics for many years. Later Honda used the Hondamatic, a manually operated two speed with torque converter which appeared in many cars and fewer bikes. I’ve got a vague memory of being on two speed buses. But the two speed was abandoned years…
An old train station in my town has been converted into a museum. They have some old locomotives on display outside and a lot of other neat items and model trains inside. But then I discovered that there’s also a car museum! It was small, but impressive. About 15 concourse-condition vehicles, pretty much all pre-war.
Recently I was hauled along by one of these.
The observant of us will notice that this is a passenger train.
We could have had a Clio 172, but instead let’s have a Bombardier Class 172.