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The Bellinghman
Date: 2009-08-21 11:03
Subject: How much does a Canadian weigh?
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Tags:canada, trains
Well, if it's the train, it appears to be

19 cars, at 50 tonnes per car (I assume the 'customary' weight.)
2 engines, at 118 tonnes per engine (EMD F40PH)

Total 1186 tonnes

OK, that's one heavy train.
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The Bellinghman
Date: 2009-08-21 12:47
Subject: Almost perfect timing ...
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2009-08-17 07:30 Having completed the project of travelling the entirety of the Vancouver SkyTrain network the previous day, we catch a taxi from our hotel to the airport.
2009-08-17 13:00 The new SkyTrain Canada Line opens, with (inter alia) stations two blocks from our hotel, and at the airport.
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The Bellinghman
Date: 2009-08-21 18:53
Subject: What is going on?
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So I wander off to see what the score is on the second day of the final Ashes Test match, expecting that England will have been dismissed, and that Australia will be building a decent reply.

Only to find out that England are batting, in their second innings. Australia have collapsed after lunch, almost far enough behind to deserve a follow on.

Is it me, or is the story of the Ashes this year basically one of which team collapses first?
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