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Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by kach22i, Mar 30, 2006.

  1. Jolly Amaranto
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    All aboard!!!
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  2. Angélique
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    Sure, don't want to miss Puffing Billy there !
     
  3. Jolly Amaranto
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    Well, I did manage to catch the train. Here is Billy puffing away at the head of it all.

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  4. Angélique
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    To bad we can't post likes* on these fun forums, nonetheless great pic, thanks Jolly !

    P.S. —

    * There's a good explanation for it from the Moderator on the Boat Jokes thread, post #6639post #6640.
     
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    Considering the quality of some of my jokes I'm glad we can't give "groans". :)
     
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    Maybe in the old days groan could also do without quotation marks for a joke . . .

    ‘‘ Origin: Old English grānian, of Germanic origin; related to German greinen ‘grizzle, whine’, grinsen ‘grin’, also probably to grin. ’’
     
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    I didn't know about the Australian Puffing Billy- thanks for the pictures!
    In the UK, there's an early steam locomotive called Puffing Billy which operated for a colliery near Newcastle.
    On the South coast, the Hayling Island Branch line was the Hayling Billy.
    does the use of the name 'Billy' for locos and railways come from the association with boiling - billy cans ( cans originally for bouillon or bully beef according to wikipedia) or somewhere else? There are some Williams associated with steam engine development...?
     
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    It seems to me that the narrow gauge heritage railway east of Melbourne is named Puffing Billy Railway, the locos there might have different names, hence the ‘‘PBR’’ logo on the conductor's cap, and that they have several locos in service, the tour is also on "street" view, when start to click the track to the north, total is 15.6 mi (25.1 km).
     
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    The railroad does not seem to discourage hanging your arms and legs out the windows while under way. I found the comfort level a little harsh so eventually took refuge on a cushioned seat inside.
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    Great thing everyone automatically moves to the inside of the curves for the view of the puffing loco(s), and so compensates for the occurring centrifugal forces, I'll sure hope it goes fast enough to not capsize to the inside of any turn . . :eek:

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    — from Classic TT races — Dutch link from the annual event in Ane/Anerveen near Gramsbergen, a bit north of mid eastern Netherlands —

    P.S. - more pics
     
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  12. Jolly Amaranto
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    A shrimp boat in distress on a sand bar along Galveston Island. 1970
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    I'll guess the brain and body finds a detour for the snipped nerve from the brain (± 1:49) through which the color of half the animal is steered, and not as the video suggests the skin start thinking for itself after a few disabled days.

    Think this recovery process of abilities is known as rehabilitation from brain damage, which partly luckily often occurs automatically, and which most of the time even works better when other nerves are stimulated by recovery training to take over, the video looks like the nerve detour recovery in the squid went automatically and only took a few days.
     
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  14. Jolly Amaranto
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    Seventy five years ago, from 15 June to 9 July 1944, the Battle of Saipan was raging in the Pacific during WWII.
    In May of 1967, while visiting Saipan in the Mariana Islands, I saw this old Japanese locomotive stuffed and mounted on a hillside south of the town of Garapan.
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    I found an old photo of what the same locomotive looked like while in service hauling sugar cane from the fields to the sugar mill sometime in the 1930s.
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    From the highly reccommended Sailing Yacht TV on facebook, footage of the storm on Lake Geneva that hit the Bol d'Or at the weekend.
    Calm to broken in 8 minutes, in real time: Skippers - Huit minutes à bord du Grand Surprise Morpho où... https://www.facebook.com/skippers.ch/videos/2214719831947528/
    and if you haven't got time for that, There's never any wind on Lake Geneva!... - Bernard Schopfer https://www.facebook.com/bernard.schopfer.1/videos/10218191572394484/

    There were forty dismastings reported.
     
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