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I'm going to be on vacation in England for the next couple of weeks, so I hope everyone here has a good time while I am visiting heritage railways, aviation museums, historical sites, and old pubs.  See you again soon!
  • Mood: Sunny Mood
  • Listening to: "Hedwig's Theme" by John Williams
  • Reading: A History of the World in 100 Objects
  • Watching: Star Wars
  • Playing: Scrabble
  • Eating: Bagel
  • Drinking: Coffee
A True Mallet by rlkitterman
A True Mallet
Unlike many other American articulated locomotives, Norfolk and Western Railway (N&W) Y6a-class 2-8-8-2 No. 2156 is a true Mallet, as it is a compound with low-pressure cylinders in front and high-pressure cylinders in back.  Strictly speaking, some other locomotives such as the Union Pacfic 4-8-8-4 Big Boy are not Mallets, as they are simple-expansion locomotives.  A walk around N&W 2156 at the Roanoke, Virginia Museum of Transportation will show just how big the low-pressure cylinders are; I've seen cars that were smaller.  This will be my last picture here for a while, as I am going to be in England for most of the next couple of weeks, where the trains are much smaller than this 500-ton giant, and articulated locomotives overall are rare.
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Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIc by rlkitterman
Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIc
While the most famous British Royal Air Force (RAF) fighter plane during the 1940 Battle of Britain was the Supermarine Spitfire, the most common fighter at that time was the Hawker Hurricane, which was the first low-wing monoplane fighter in the RAF and the first to exceed 300 miles per hour in level flight.  It scored 60% of the RAF's victories against the Nazi Luftwaffe thanks to its durability, agility, and armament.  While generally incapable of outrunning a Bf 109, it could out-turn one, and could pull out of a "corkscrew dive" due to its higher roll rate.  A fabric-covered Mk.IIc Hurricane built near what is now London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is on display at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (Chantilly, Virginia) under the tail of U.S. B-29 bomber Enola Gay, which dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, 1945.
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G-AARO by rlkitterman
G-AARO
This little yellow sporting biplane is a 1929 Arrow Sport A2-60 built in Havelock, Nebraska.  It is on display at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (Chantilly, Virginia) as G-AARO, the British identity it wore while owned by Philip Mann of London, England from 1979 to 1983.
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NC19903 by rlkitterman
NC19903
Pan Am airliner NC19903 Clipper Flying Cloud was bought in 1940, and 75 years later is the only surviving Boeing 307 Stratoliner.  After leaving Pan Am, it spent the 1950s carrying the dictator of Haiti, the 1960s jumping from operator to operator, and the 1970s-1990s on display at the outdoor Pima Air and Space Museum in Arizona.  It was restored to its original appearance by Boeing and given a much more comfortable home at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (Chantilly, Virginia).  Now the world's first pressurized airliner sits next to the world's first supersonic airliner, an Air France Concorde jet.
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I'm going to be on vacation in England for the next couple of weeks, so I hope everyone here has a good time while I am visiting heritage railways, aviation museums, historical sites, and old pubs.  See you again soon!
  • Mood: Sunny Mood
  • Listening to: "Hedwig's Theme" by John Williams
  • Reading: A History of the World in 100 Objects
  • Watching: Star Wars
  • Playing: Scrabble
  • Eating: Bagel
  • Drinking: Coffee

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buffyka Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the fave! :)
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Thanks for faving my cat photo - much appreciated.
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Thank you for the watch!
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Nipntuck3 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
thank you also for the watch...:)
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