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May 2016

The Bellinghman
Date: 2009-12-23 15:49
Subject: Old tech saves the day
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As seen here: Passengers rescued by Tornado.

It's rather wonderful in its way that when the electric-driven trains were being disabled by ice and snow, a good old-fashioned A1 Pacific steam loco could carry the stranded passengers to London.

He said: "It was a nice way to finish for Christmas, though I think some of the rescued passengers didn't realise they'd even been travelling on a steam train until they got off."

Hmm. I wonder what they thought the plume flowing back along the train from the front was, then.

(Steam trains are wondrous things, but I wouldn't really want them back in bulk. Electrics can run in almost any weather, as the Swiss can demonstrate, and they don't have to run on hydrocarbons.)
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2009-12-23 16:22 (UTC)
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Hot damn. Now that's a wonderful use of BitTorrent.
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User: furrfu
Date: 2009-12-23 16:24 (UTC)
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I've watched about 90 minutes of it so far. I put it on a second display, thinking to leave it play in the background but it's oddly mesmerising. Such a gorgeous country. It helps that I did part of the journey myself, a few years ago.
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