Monday, July 31, 2017
It could be an 0-4-0 saddle tank. The tightness of the curve visible shows why this size of engine was desirable for such situations.
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Sunday, July 30, 2017
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Australian authorities have foiled a terrorist conspiracy to bring down an aeroplane using an improvised explosive device.
Four men are in custody after NSW and Australian federal police officers raided properties in the Sydney suburbs of Surry Hills, Lakemba, Wiley Park and Punchbowl on Saturday afternoon.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says the operation disrupted “a terrorist plot to bring down an aeroplane”.
The alarming plot triggered an “intensifying” of security measures at Sydney Airport on Thursday which has since been extended to all domestic and international departure points.
The Prime Minister warned passengers should arrive two hours before their flight and minimise carry-on and checked baggage.
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Saturday, July 29, 2017
It's a bit hard to identify exactly where this was taken, but probably on the roof of the apartment building on the right (click in and rotate) the Google streetview.
The whole structure carrying the tram tracks in the centre was demolished in the 1960s to make way for development of the freeway lanes. (Steve Terrill collection)
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|Justine Damond, the Muslim's latest victim.|
In two years as a police officer, he had three formal complaints against him, two of which are still to be resolved. In a separate case from May 2017, he is being sued for allegedly assaulting a woman
This is the sort of detail that Mainstream Political Correctness Media usually wont mention.
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Friday, July 28, 2017
A twin-engined commercial transport aircraft produced by modifications to the 440 model with two Allison 501 D13D/H turboprop engines with four-blade propellers, in place of piston engines with three-blade propellers, an enlarged vertical fin and modified horizontal stabilizers. The first was delivered to a customer in 1964.
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Thursday, July 27, 2017
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Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Heading south with the Inangahua River visible at right. These were ex-Midland Railway Company (see the book On the Trans-Alpine Trail)
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Monday, July 24, 2017
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Sunday, July 23, 2017
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi [has] inaugurated a military base in Egypt that is reportedly the largest in the Middle East.
A number of top Arab government officials, such as Mohammed bin Zayed, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, attended the inauguration.
The Mohamed Naguib Military Base, located west of Alexandria in Al-Hamam area, was built on a military city that was first constructed in 1993.
According to the Egyptian Armed Forces spokesperson, the military base consists of more than 1,100 new or recently renovated buildings. The spokesperson added that the new base would be used for joint military exercises with other countries.
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|boats in the Nile, circa 1900|
|a MISR Airwork poster post-WW2|
|a Beech D-18-S -- info here|
|a passenger train near Memphis, 1963|
|the Cairo Metro is a standard gauge system of at present 3 lines totaling 78 km|
|Egyptian Air Force 1987 Beechcraft 1900C|
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