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  1. Rurudyne
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    "In the news, it has been revealed that fish in the Shotover river have somehow learned to shout: What the Hell was that?!?"
     
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    shotover jet

    Nah, they are kiwi (new zealand) based in Queenstown, in the South Island
     
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    Hull shape looks unstable and then there's a small apartment building on top of that . . .
     
  6. ancient kayaker
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    ancient kayaker aka Terry Haines

    Rule 1: launch into water!
    Rule 2: check for sufficient depth!
    Rule 3: reverse down the ramp in order to launch the boat!
    Rule 4: do not ride in the boat (or vehicle being launched)
    Rule 5: never drink and drive in the mountains without a boat on a trailer to prevent you from plummeting to your deaths *.

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  7. Rurudyne
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    The moral of the above image is never drink and drive in the mountains without a boat on a trailer to prevent you from plummeting to your deaths.
     
  8. PAR
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    I believe that is a MacGregor 26D and not only a sailboat, but also an amphibious powerboat, which just happened along the road, onto this incident to offer a hand.
     
  9. SamSam
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    I hate when that happens.

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  10. Milehog
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    Milehog Clever Quip

    Holy cow!
     
  11. ancient kayaker
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    ancient kayaker aka Terry Haines

    Locos have fire-tube boilers, I have never understood the reason for that, given that a water-tube boiler is lighter, raises steam quicker, handles high pressure better and is surely safer since there is less steam to dissipate in the event of a blowout. The only reason I can think of, considering most locomotives have historically been coal fired, is easy access for cleaning the fire tubes, although perhaps water circulation would be slower with horizontal water tubes. Anyone know the proper answer to that?
     
  12. Milehog
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    Milehog Clever Quip

    You may have answered your own question.
    Locomotives, especially steam which have traction issues resulting from power pulses, need weight on the drivers.
    More steam gives the engine a reserve to be called on when fuel delivery can't keep up with demand.
     
  13. SamSam
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    This must be where the term 'spinning your wheels' comes from. I've seen old films where they're just starting out, the driver wheels lose traction and all of a sudden wheels and piston arms are just a blur.

    Locomotives have track sanders that spread a little sand in front of the drivers for traction, when needed.

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    I'm thinking this guy might have been pissed off about something, it would seem kind of hard to do this by accident...

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  14. cthippo
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    I would guess the train stalled on the grade and the Distributed Power Unit, which is the locomotive(s) in back which are controlled from the front by radio didn't get the message and kept trying to push. The DPU system is generally programmed so that if the radio link is lost the unit will keep doing whatever it was last told to do, in this case keep pushing even though the train is not moving.
     

  15. SamSam
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    After high school graduation, 4 of us got on a Great Northern freight train in Minneapolis and rode it to Seattle. At one time there were 4 pullers and 3 pushers hooked up. In the switch backs I seem to remember the top and bottom of the train going West while the middle was going East. The Cascade Tunnel was memorable, we thought we might choke to death on diesel fumes.
     
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