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Old 05-09-2008, 07:51 AM   #406
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Another photo with the Melbourne Eye - and some more of the Docklands precinct - in the background. This time, the train rocking in is made up of two VLocity diesel multiple units, passing stabled Comeng electric multiple units.

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Close-up of the aforepictured VLocities.

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This is a Greek vase painting of a Sagartian (Iranian tribe) cavalry soldier. They used lassoes as weapons, and as part of the Achaimenid Persian Empire, invaded Greece in the early 5th century BC.
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This is the first ever steam engine. When was it made? 1st century AD, by Hero of Alexandria. The steam powered the ball to roll around as a spectacle. With more support, the Greeks probably could have had trains by the time Christianity started to make history lamer.
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These are the Dudley Street sidings. From right to left, there are:

- Empty siding (no shit!)
- V/Line passenger carriages, new livery
- V/Line passenger carriages, old livery
- VLocity diesel multiple units
- Then in the sidings largely hidden by the VLocities are N class diesel locomotives, and although you can't really tell they're there, other photos I have show there are also some A and P class locomotives in those sidings.

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This is the first ever steam engine. When was it made? 1st century AD, by Hero of Alexandria. The steam powered the ball to roll around as a spectacle.
Well i'm glad it was put to a practical use.
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Cute.
How about the major classes of railcars New Zealand had (or in the case of the last one, still has)?

Wairarapa, Standard, Vulcan, Fiat*, Blue Streaks, Silver Fern.

*Also known as Drewrys, Articulateds, 88 seaters, and Twinsets, and when converted into demotorised carriages, Grass Grubs.
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These are the Dudley Street sidings. From right to left, there are:

- Empty siding (no shit!)
- V/Line passenger carriages, new livery
- V/Line passenger carriages, old livery
- VLocity diesel multiple units
- Then in the sidings largely hidden by the VLocities are N class diesel locomotives, and although you can't really tell they're there, other photos I have show there are also some A and P class locomotives in those sidings.


Does the guy walking across know he's about to be hit by a train?
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This is the first ever steam engine. When was it made? 1st century AD, by Hero of Alexandria. The steam powered the ball to roll around as a spectacle. With more support, the Greeks probably could have had trains by the time Christianity started to make history lamer.
Oooh, neat.

Got to love how much more advanced we COULD have been as a species.
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Does the guy walking across know he's about to be hit by a train?


I do wonder if the railway workers down there noticed myself and my friend taking photos. They were probably thinking "oh, more loony railfans"!
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Meet the Y class, V/Line's yard shunters.

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These French chaps are the 'gaesatai', a particular Gallic warband that stripped naked for battle, wearing only a torque (the thing around their neck) and wielding just a shield as protection. They spiked their hair up and bleached it, using a mixture of different stuff as ingredients. The cool thing about them is that they were completely fearless and tough - they would continue fighting no matter the pain or effect any injury caused. It's really, really likely that they used hallucinogenic drugs before fighting, which may have inspired their ferociousness/idiocy. It's rather accepted now that some Norse soldiers did such a thing with magic mushrooms.
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How about the major classes of railcars New Zealand had (or in the case of the last one, still has)?

Wairarapa, Standard, Vulcan, Fiat*, Blue Streaks, Silver Fern.

*Also known as Drewrys, Articulateds, 88 seaters, and Twinsets, and when converted into demotorised carriages, Grass Grubs.

Ok, those are rather bad too.
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