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City of New Orleans

by Bunk Five Hawks X ( 101 Comments › )
Filed under OOT, Open thread, Technology, Transportation at March 29th, 2013 - 10:30 pm

New Orleans to Hammond Louisiana in real time. Best way to view it is to open it up in a separate window, keep the sound on, and pay attention when the speed kicks in.  Don’t miss the “Lac Pontchartrain” bridge. From the comments:

“At least 70% of America’s railroads still use wooden cross ties, but can certainly do higher speeds even so. The reason for the slow speed across Lake Ponchartrain is the fact that if there is a derailment, the chances are less that the train will end up in the drink. The train’s maximum speed in this video – given the schedule of 73 Miles in 60 Minutes – is 79 MPH, with the average speed of 72 MPH.”

For those who thought I was gonna post an Arlo Guthrie tune, you’re out of luck. I posted Steve Goodman because he wrote it especially for those of us who still ride the rails on The Overnight Open Thread.

Three Christmas Presents (for someone)

by Bunk Five Hawks X ( 37 Comments › )
Filed under Humor, Music, OOT, Open thread at December 18th, 2012 - 11:00 pm

Crispness is clumping, the geezer’s getting fat, and this is an excellent way to cover three deserving peeps. I’d love to see her gift list – I just hope they fit.
The picture reminds me of a classic Steve Goodman song cowritten with Shel Silverstein: “3-Legged Man.”

Although breasts are nice, I prefer a couple of thighs on
The Overnight Open Thread.