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So, newer isn't always better, it seems. A steam engine came to the rescue of one hundred stranded travelers in the UK today, and quite frankly this news just tickles me. It does this for two reasons: 1-that the retro girl pulled it off when the newbies couldn't; and 2-that the stranded travelers were given FREE rides. See, I've had a great day filled with all sorts of good, and to see folks giving things away makes it that much better. Cheers to those who made this happen.

For more information, click here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/8428097.stm?lsf

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shadow2serenity
Dec. 24th, 2009 04:32 am (UTC)
Haha - newer is almost NEVER better. When diesels were first coming out of the shops in the '40s and '50s, they were always breaking down in the rotten weather and the steamers were always coming to the rescue. 'The Old Reliable', some engineers came to call them. I remember one time at my last job when a diesel-powered passenger train broke down just out of the station, so they sent another diesel to go rescue it, and THAT engine broke down. So out went our little old 1925-vintage steam engine, hitched up, and pulled both stinky, dead diesels and a loaded five-car passenger train up a 500-foot incline on a sharp curve and back into the station without once slipping its drive wheels. Smokestack just BLASTING!! Times like that, and this, renew my hope that steam will rule again someday. ;) Thanks for sharing such a rousing story.
jackwabbit
Dec. 24th, 2009 04:40 am (UTC)
You're welcome, luv. Glad I could provide some holiday cheer.

(I would've been sad if you hadn't commented on this one, by the way.)
ncb1
Dec. 24th, 2009 11:26 pm (UTC)
I was waiting too to see what you said about this.
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