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#1051 Coryton

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 17:13

*The estimate I heard was that the American government ended up paying for the transcontinental RR about three times over. Once in very valuable land grants that were soon worth a fortune when the railroad was built, then in the actual building of the line at highly inflated prices (the Credit Mobilier of America scanadal) and finally in rebuilding it to a usable standard.

 

From memory, they "paid" with grants of land along the path of the railroad but keeping half the blocks of land...which were worth a lot more money to the government once they had a railroad running through them...

 

And they didn't even have to buy a bit of Mexico to build the first one on.


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#1052 Phil Parker

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 13:26

Fascinating article on the Roundhouse website covering thier part in the programme: http://www.roundhous.../slscotland.htm

 

And don't forget, the latest issue of Garden Rail also has a top feature. In shops now!


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#1053 Nelson Jackson

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 13:43

The article from roundhouse is top, very good piece.
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#1054 ColinK

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 19:54

The Roundhouse article would have made a great extra TV programme to be shown afterwards.

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 23:10

Well, having returned home, I have just watched the series. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Well done to all concerned, especially the members of this parish who were involved.
Well, having returned home, I have just watched the series. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Well done to all concerned, especially the members of this parish who were involved.
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#1056 Pete 75C

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 06:32

Well, having returned home, I have just watched the series. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Well done to all concerned, especially the members of this parish who were involved.
Well, having returned home, I have just watched the series. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Well done to all concerned, especially the members of this parish who were involved.

 

You must have enjoyed it if you watched it twice.


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#1057 Hroth

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 06:53

Well, having returned home, I have just watched the series. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Well done to all concerned, especially the members of this parish who were involved.
Well, having returned home, I have just watched the series. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Well done to all concerned, especially the members of this parish who were involved.

Hiccups?

 

:jester:


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#1058 Hobby

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 08:36

Don't you just hate it when that happens and others get to the post before you realise what you've done?!  :laugh:


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#1059 Colin_McLeod

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 11:12

You can say that again.
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#1060 sem34090

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 21:40

You can say that again! 

 

 

Tin 'At,

 

Coat,

 

Chaaaaaaaaarge... :tomato:


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#1061 MarkC

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 00:26

Meh! My comment was posted from my phone, which appears to have been too smart for its own good...

Worse things happen at sea though...
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#1062 LongRail

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 06:09

Meh! My comment was posted from my phone, which appears to have been too smart for its own good...
Worse things happen at sea though...


My Nan used that saying when I was little
it was supposed to make me feel better but as a little lad I only cared about my own problem
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#1063 2mmMark

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 08:32

Well, having returned home, I have just watched the series. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Well done to all concerned, especially the members of this parish who were involved.
Well, having returned home, I have just watched the series. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Well done to all concerned, especially the members of this parish who were involved.

 

This is what comes of watching a repeat.


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#1064 PMP

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 09:41

Anyone else getting those ‘deja vue’ feelings ?
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#1065 Pete 75C

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 09:58

Worse things happen at sea though...

 

A casual remark I once rather thoughtlessly made to my (then) 7yr-old daughter just prior to embarking on a rather rough North Sea night ferry crossing... She spent the entire crossing in sheer terror. A potential "Father of the Year" nomination passes me by yet again...


Edited by Pete 75C, 24 February 2018 - 09:59 .

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#1066 Coryton

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 11:10

A casual remark I once rather thoughtlessly made to my (then) 7yr-old daughter just prior to embarking on a rather rough North Sea night ferry crossing... She spent the entire crossing in sheer terror. A potential "Father of the Year" nomination passes me by yet again...

 

What do sailors say, though?

 

Worse things happen in the Sargasso?


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#1067 Tim Hall

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 22:38

Anyone else getting those ‘deja vue’ feelings ?

 

I knew you'd type that.


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#1068 Titan

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 23:18

My wife just stopped, and said......


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#1069 MarkC

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Posted 25 February 2018 - 01:30

What do sailors say, though?

Worse things happen in the Sargasso?

What do we say? Things that aren't suitable for a family-friendly forum - and in several languages, as we are cunning linguists ;)
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#1070 Hroth

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Posted 25 February 2018 - 09:04

Anyone else getting those ‘deja vue’ feelings ?

Déjà vu gets so repetitive....


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#1071 MarkC

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Posted 25 February 2018 - 10:38

Déjà vu gets so repetitive....

As does Groundhog Day...


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#1072 Hobby

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Posted 25 February 2018 - 11:45

groundhogs.jpg


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#1073 Hroth

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Posted 25 February 2018 - 12:30

groundhogs.jpg

 

T.M.I.


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#1074 Hobby

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Posted 25 February 2018 - 15:10

Ha! I hadn't noticed that, was just looking for a photo with more than one groundhog! :)


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Posted 07 April 2018 - 13:54

This may be more 'realistic', but most likely will get little media coverage  http://www.machinery...ing-competition


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