Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Prime Mover Mondays Rail Fail Teil Zwei

You will look at this clip and at some point notice a diesel locomotive is lodged in a hill. To me it appears the engineer ran down a tail track at mainline speed, jumped the derails, and went airborne. The nose of the locomotive is at least 20 feet in the air. When you see her in relation to the crane that will lift her up and swing her down onto the track you will be impressed with how airborne this crazy loco is...


Monday, 26 May 2014

Night und Dieseldays

Swedish class T 41 of 1956, Electromotive diesel! Filmed at Hamar, Norway, August 1999 at "Dieseldays". From left is blue SJ T 44 (Nohab-EMD 1969-12/645), T41 the filmstar (Nohab-EMD 1956-12/567), NSB Di 3 602 (Nohab-EMD 1954-16/567), NSB Di 3 616 (Nohab-EMD 1958-16/567), DSB mx 1001 (Nohab-EMD 1960-12/567), Di 3 621 NSB and the little loco a H-K. Porter.

Post & Footage via Knut Ragnar Holme


Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Cover Song Wednesdays - Jackson Browne Edition

Running on Empty

This is the second installment of my RIP Fred Bacher posting.

Jackson Browne is very much a troubadour of my generation. There is so much going on there that it is hard to know where to start. Tonight I will turn back the dial on the wayback machine and identify what this lyric offers those of us who were there there, then.

"Running on Empty" means
  • We weren't paying attention and now we're out of gas
  • We don't have enough money and we can't afford a complete refill
  • We ain't gonna give up even tho' we're wiped out
  • And with Jackson Browne's delightful irony, we are turning into adult versions of ourselves

Jackson Browne's "Running On Empty" is very much a work that is meant to capture the esprit of the mid-twenties someone of its day.








"Running On Empty"

Looking out at the road rushing under my wheels
Looking back at the years gone by like so many summer fields
In sixty-five I was seventeen and running up one-o-one
I don't know where I'm running now, I'm just running on

Running on - running on empty
Running on - running blind
Running on - running into the sun
But I'm running behind

Gotta do what you can just to keep your love alive
Trying not to confuse it with what you do to survive
In sixty-nine I was twenty-one and I called the road my own
I don't know when that road turned onto the road I'm on

Running on - running on empty
Running on - running blind
Running on - running into the sun
But I'm running behind

Everyone I know, everywhere I go
People need some reason to believe
I don't know about anyone but me
If it takes all night, that'll be all right
If I can get you to smile before I leave

Looking out at the road rushing under my wheels
I don't know how to tell you all just how crazy this life feels
I look around for the friends that I used to turn to to pull me through
Looking into their eyes I see them running too

Running on - running on empty
Running on - running blind
Running on - running into the sun
But I'm running behind

Honey you really tempt me
You know the way you look so kind
I'd love to stick around but I'm running behind
You know I don't even know what I'm hoping to find
Running into the sun but I'm running behind

Monday, 5 May 2014

Prime Mover Mondays Nørsk Edition - World's largest Diesel Engine starting

Built in 1932, it was the world's largest diesel engine for more than 30 years.
The eight cylinder engine is still operational and produces 15.000kW (22.500hp).
Production Name: DM 884WS-150
Further information: dieselhouse.dk


Friday, 2 May 2014

Quote of the day



No one ever said :"What I want is a glass slab that lets me make my own telegrams by hand"

Alan Fox