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ferroequinologist (n)


Latin ferrum iron + Latin equus horse + -logist
A railroad or model railroad enthusiast. (From Dow's Dictionary of Railway Quotations.) "Ferroequino" derives from the Latin for "iron horse," an early term for a locomotive.


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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Image of the Month

Birth of a Locomotive - Proof positive that they don't make them like they use too....
video


Fascinating video of the construction of a steam locomotive...

2 comments:

Carvin' Tom said...

I once toured the Norfolk-Southern maintenance facility in Roanoke and was shown, among other things, a *huge* metal lathe being operated by a guy who was probably in his 40s. Next to the lathe were 3 vintage photos of the same machine with its last 3 operators...him, his Dad and his Granddad before that. The three of them had been handling those chores for well over 60 years.

Mike Jobe (espeemike on the blogs) said...

Amazing how these types of industries are a thing of the past in the good ole USA... your lucky if you can at a job for more than 5 years anymore much less 3 generations...