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Internet Images of Old Trains

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“You can now head over to a new collection at Flickr and search through an archive of 2.6 million public domain images, all extracted from books, magazines and newspapers published over a 500 year period. Eventually this archive will grow to 14.6 million images.”
source: Open Culture

So, of course, the first thing I did on reading that was search for train pictures, and hit gold with the first try.



Image from page 188 of “Electric trains” (1910)

Westinghouse Motor-Coach Complete.{Heysham Branch of the Midland Railway.}

View of Train consisting of Siemens Motor-Coach and Two Trailers.

Liverpool Overhead Railway 1884
LNWR coaches with District Railway Electric Locomotives 1884
 Ramsay Condensing Turbine Electric Locomotive 1910

Basically the point of this exercise is to remind me to go look here next time I need an image.



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October 16, 2020 at 4:19 pm

Canada Wind Energy

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Map of Canada showing wind turbine locations

The map above comes from Natural Resources Canada. What I think is very striking is the almost complete absence of wind turbines in BC. Given the weather that we experience the idea that we could not benefit from wind energy but have to rely on daft ideas like the large scale disaster at Site C and the larcenous deals signed with private sector run of the river pirates.

There is also a wind turbine data base which can be downloaded as a docx file

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October 13, 2020 at 9:46 am

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