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[Following are my gleanings as of 17 i 2011; needless to say, doubtlessly I shall add to these before month’s end.  Meanwhile, you will notice this month a number are to do with the air races of the 1930s.  I picked up a big fat softcover catalogue of information on the great age of 1920s and 1930s air racing, at the ongoing “Friends of the Library” booksale in the library, down in Indian-draped & 1862 Hanging-Accursed Old Mankato, MN, this month.  It is the 1991 EAA Aviation Foundation printing, of The Golden Age Of Air Racing: Pre-1940, by S H Schmid and Truman C Weaver, and it is a vast and well-illustrated treasure, 554 pp.  The ISBN is:  0940000008, and there are reprinted, as well as many other original documents of the day, technical articles on design and flight by, among others, U S Army Air Service then-Lieutenant “Jimmy” Doolittle and Gee Bee race-plane design-engineer Zantford “Grannie” Granville.  These boys back there in late-modernity were no dubs.  It is the real mathematical stuff, as solid as brown bread and a boiled New England cod dinner!  Hence, like Mr Toad, I am “done for” and off on a new fad!  s/Engineman Preserved Wook]

Aerofiles.com-link — 011211:

http://aerofiles.com/

Classic Airshows-link — 011211:

http://classicairshows.com/

Flying The Hump:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcC_BKSRv54&feature=related

Gee Bee 1 cutaway view-link — 011111:

http://geociti.es/CapeCanaveral/lab/4515/picture.html

Holcomb’s Aerodrome-link — 011211:

http://www.airminded.net/

Mid-Atlantic Air Museum-link — 011211:

http://www.maam.org/

MPLS Air Crash History-link — 011411:

http://www.google.com/search?q=history+of+minneapolis+plane+crashes&sourceid=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-US&ie=utf8&oe=utf8#q=history+of+minneapolis+plane+crashes&hl=en&sa=X&rls=com.microsoft:en-US&tbs=tl:1,tl_num:100&prmd=ivns&ei=nbgwTaO8AoqCsQPesvSIBg&ved=0CF8QywEoBA&fp=4ed60dfc8c66eaca

You can see all comments on this post here:

http://bodwyn.wordpress.com/2009/03/23/here-is-the-rest-of-the-story/#comments

National Air Race Project-link — 011211:

http://www.nationalairraces.net/index.htm

Parks’ Passenger Railroads of the 1930’s-1940’s in North America-link — 011611:

http://www.r2parks.net/rail.html

RCGroups.com forums-link — 011211:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/index.php

Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum-link — 011211:

http://www.nasm.si.edu/

Society of Air Racing Historians-link — 011411:

http://www.airrace.com/index.htm

Thompson Trophy & Other Air Racing History-link

Air Racing History-link:

http://air-racing-history.com/index.htm

Thompson Trophy & Other Racing Aircraft Pictures-link

1000aircraftphotos.com-link — 011111:

http://1000aircraftphotos.com/

x planes-links

x planes Gee Bee racer-link — 010611:

http://xplanes.tumblr.com/post/156588098/in-1932-jimmy-doolittle-won-the-thompson-trophy#

and x planes-link — 010611:

http://xplanes.tumblr.com/

*****

[Engineman Wook

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[Following are my finds this month online while rummaging for late-modern high-industrial steam locomotive age information — PW]

Bridge Line Historical Society-link — 112710:

http://www.bridge-line.org/

Chicago Nostalgia And Memorabilia-link — 120810:

http://chuckmanchicagonostalgia.wordpress.com/

flickr dok1-link — 113010:

/http://www.flickr.com/photos/dok1/

flickr vistadome-link — 112810:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/vista-dome/with/4139880208/

Jerry Huddleston CGW-link — 122410:

http://www.trainweb.org/cgw/index.html

John Elliott PHOTOGRAPHY-link — 112710:

http://johnelliottphotography.com/

la signalisation des chemins des fers canadienne et américaine par Martin Lévesque -link — 122110:

http://regle105.quebectrain.com/

P&WV history-link — 122210:

http://www.thepwvhiline.com/index.htm

&

http://www.thepwvhiline.com/PWVHistory.htm

Railroad Signals of the U.S.-link — 122110:

http://www.railroadsignals.us/

&

http://www.railroadsignals.us/rulebooks/rulebooks.htm

Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad Historical Society-link — 122110:

http://www.rfandp.org/

The VA Railyard-link — 122110:

http://www.thevarailyard.com/

West Virginia & Regional History Collection-link — 112810:

http://www.libraries.wvu.edu/wvcollection/

WVRailroads.com-links — 121510:

http://www.wvrailroads.net/index.php/Main_Page

&

http://gallery.wvrailroads.net/

[Engineman Wook

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