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by Engineman Wook

It all seems a bit of a chimaera, but this reference got me digging; it is from the English (‘UK’) Expat Ukrainian Forum, a blog for renegade Junaks living the high life in the UK [England — ed] as Polish plumber’s assistants and so forth, under the EU rules allowing promiscuous migration of “free labor” (free to pay taxes to Brussels, that is):

http://www.expatua.com/forum/index.php?topic=1023.0

The topic is part of a discussion of “The Strategic Steam Reserve and a Soviet Great Britain”.

“…One of the great mysteries of the Cold War have [sic] been the persistant rumours of secret hoards of steam engines that are supposedly hidden away in disused sheds, railway tunnels and mines — to once again appear on the railways of Britain, Europe and the former USSR in the aftermath of (more…)

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by Engineman Wook

The Lima-built C&O “Allegheny” was the Behemoth, both as to weight and as to power equal at least to UP “Big Boy’s”, albeit at different mphs.  There is darn little video or film footage available.  Bingo!  Last night, I was rummaging online for whatever (see below) and came up with what looks like a digital posting of some actual film C&O “Allegheny” 2-6-6-6 footage:

http://tubeonline.info/allegheny/

Only a week or since I was bellyaching about the nonavailability of “Allegheny” video in this pornocratic Internet and put out an All-Points Missing Locomotive Alert.  When you click on the above link, scroll down to the icon labeled “Allegheny 2-6-6-6….”:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vz14zIBWspA

Also, here is what I was looking into when I found the 2-6-6-6 video; it is an interesting home-brewed web site on the LIMA LOCOMOTIVE WORKS:

http://limalocomotiveworks.com/

There are quite a few photos and some detailed text to go with it all.

[Engineman Wook

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[11 August 2010]

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by Engineman Wook

Now the 5AT Steam Locomotive Project for the 21st Century web site is down!

At least, when you log on…

http://www.5at.co.uk/

…there pops up another one of these filthy & objectively insulting moron-messages that above all do NOT inform:

Info icon

Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage

 
 

Most likely causes:

  • You are not connected to the Internet.
  • The website is encountering problems.
  • There might be a typing error in the address.
 

What you can try:

 

Diagnose Connection Problems

 

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So, what has become of the 5AT website, pray?  Perhaps it is time for the 5AT proprietors to go in & sort out their (more…)

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by Engineman Wook

The following “stuff” is mainly promotional video and/or audio outtakes; full-length tapes and/or discs may be purchased from the vendors indicated in each link.

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Steam Train Sounds & Photos 40’s & 50’s
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tPmkRqHwI0&feature=related

*****

[Engineman Wook

[all rights revert to holders

[3 August 2010]

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by Engineman Wook

The following “stuff” is mainly promotional outtakes; full-length VHS tapes and/or DVDs may be purchased from the vendors indicated in each link.

*****

Vintage Ore Railroads
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ccv077nocZA

Duluth Missabe & Iron Range, The Last Days
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMjCihqtweM&feature=related

DM&IR Yellowstones Giants of Steam Preview (1958-9)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XeRrMPyJaU&feature=related

DM&IR Steam Variety Preview (1947-59)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrEeZW9SIT0&NR=1

*****

[Engineman Wook

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[3 August 2010]

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by Engineman Wook

The following “stuff” is mainly promotional outtakes; full-length VHS tapes and/or DVDs may be purchased from the vendors indicated in each link.

*****

N&W – Hauling Coal
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zV8rA3UE-lc&feature=related

N&W Steam Freights Preview
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dN7RGeGiI1w&feature=related

Pillars of Smoke in the Sky
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LF-6FKD0pr0&feature=related

Norfolk & Western Y6B Doubleheader
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JN3l-pcPVQ&feature=related

*****

[Engineman Wook

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[3 August 2010]

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by Engineman Wook

The following “stuff” is mainly promotional outtakes; full-length VHS tapes and/or DVDs may be purchased from the vendors indicated in each link.

*****

Big Boys on Tee Vee!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUEHG6zx7aY&feature=related

Union Pacific Big Boy Collection
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8f9VFlNyDQ

[Engineman Wook

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[3 August 2010]

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