The fabulous Bella Black-Steam on the Colorado Narrow Gauge , Loco is good old 484 of The Durango & Silverton Railroad
This picture will be of great interest to Railway Enthusiasts as it shows a train on the rarely photographed Nudebia State Railway. The lady guard, dressed in the Nudebia National Dress, is giving the “Right Away” to the engine driver in the Nudebia Railway Signaling code.
The state of Nudebia was founded by Ivan Gettemoff as a refuge for nudists (or naturists as they prefer to be called nowadays) who were persecuted in their own counties. The state is run according to their own laws and the wearing of clothing is forbidden. Cameras are also forbidden hence the lack of photos as a concealed camera is difficult to devise. With the advent of mobile phones that take pictures more photographs have been seen as a picture can be taken, transmitted and wiped from the memory, leaving no evidence.
Trains are pushed over the border and the receiving country hooks on a loco and takes them on their way. This photo was obviosly taken from the LaLa Land side of the border as the train heads off into Nudebia.
First Lady Tindink of LaLa Land, which borders onto Nudebia , tells me that making State visits to Nudebia poses certain problems as she has to conform to their dress code once across the border and leave her clothes in the large locker rooms built on the LaLa side of the border. She is allowed to wear her Chain of Office though and has had a special one made for these visits that covers all her essentials and enables her to keep her dignity. In fact she tells me she has a minidress that covers less. She also mentioned that she makes a point of only carrying out State visits in Autumn when the weather is clement.
Dozens of Japanese commuters pushed a 32-tonne train carriage away from the platform to free a woman who had fallen into the 20cm (8in) gap between it and the platform.
The act of collective heroism was captured by a newspaper photographer.
A public announcement that a passenger was trapped prompted about 40 people to join train officials to push the carriage, whose suspension system allows it to lean to either side, the Yomiuri newspaper reported.
The unnamed woman in her 30s was then pulled out uninjured to applause from onlookers at JR Minami-Urawa station, just north of Tokyo.
After just an eight-minute delay, the train went on its way.
If this had hapened in Britain the police would have been there within seconds with their blue and white tape, declared it a Crime Scene and NO TRAIN would have moved for at least a week. They love a big production, those boys in blue, unless it involves risk to them ,
—-“now if that bloody train would get out of the way I could get on with my trackwalk—-“
Colorado Narrow Gauge of course. Loco is a Baldwin built K-36
If you are wondering where her suitcase full of sandwiches is, she is sat on it.
This Is For Master Li to remind him of the years we spent working trains between Wotton and Brill
Met Tank No 27 on passenger train to Brill.
Met Tank No 48 taking empties to Wotton.
Just for Master Li. Came across it doing a bit of tidying up.
For anyone interested :— Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway 4-6-0 “Dreadnought” Loco on Newcastle-Liverpool Express crossing Gledholt Bank to start its long climb to Standedge Tunnel.
They were always “IRON MAN” here in West Yorkshire.
The Ivatt Class 4 was often seen as the ugliest steam locomotive manufactured in the United Kingdom.
With high footplates, large gaps in front of the cylinders and double chimneys, they looked very American at the time and weren’t exactly popular. They were very poor steaming until the chimneys were replaced, but they remained, regardless, one of the most visually…unusual classes of locomotive manufactured, far from the British designs of their stablemates.
Only one out of 162 survives, and is often dubbed ‘The Flying Pig’, a reference to one of the many nicknames the class earned itself! The engines were also known as ‘Mucky Ducks’ or ‘Doodle-Bugs.’
Smoking on the train, 1920s
Riding the rods Indian Style. Appears to be Metre Gauge
“Woman riding between cars, heading north from Dhaka, Bangladesh. Her luggage is under the car. Was Ramadan, the culmination of which is the three-day Eid al-Adha. Tens of thousands of people travel to their villages from the cities to celebrate the holiday with family. Trains are overcrowded, and many who did not manage to buy a ticket (because they were not there, or they just could not afford it), are forced to travel on the roofs of trains, or, like this woman, between the cars. (Amy Helene Johansson)”
On our last trip the the Embsay Railway Master Li and I missed out in not being there to see these steampunkers, particularly that amazing parasol. Nor did we see this striking headgear.
- Poor Mason
Had to give Mason phenobarbital this morning since he desperately needs a nail trim. One would think that since he was dumped on the steps...
- Abort the mission!
Mason was all doped up and we made it for our 9am appointment.
Another client was in the next exam room; she had arrived at 8:30,...