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Re: Horses of Iron

Post by LockH » Sep 27, 2017 8:12 pm

Circa 1904: Nevada's First Electric Streetcar Line Was In Reno:
http://kunr.org/post/circa-1904-nevadas ... o#stream/0

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Hehe... "streetcar with pedestrian catcher"... :wink: (Strangely, the word "engine" not used once in this article.) :wink:

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Although the fare was only a nickel within city limits, young John and his friends found an enterprising way to get out of paying it. Some of the streetcars had metal cow-catchers attached to the front, to clear any stray objects off the tracks. When young John and his friends were too tired to walk home, they would sometimes sneak a ride on a streetcar by jumping on the cow-catchers.

"They were lathe-like strips of iron and when they were going up to the university where we lived, they had those up, so we would latch on to the cow-catchers and ride them home and then drop off."
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Re: Horses of Iron

Post by LockH » Oct 03, 2017 2:47 pm

Just thought I could throw this into this thread. :)

Birth Of The Bike (1937) B&W film from British Pathé...
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Re: Horses of Iron

Post by LockH » Nov 02, 2017 12:36 am

`Kay. NOT electric but... thought might throw in this thread anyway.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pennsylva ... d_class_T1

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The Pennsylvania Railroad's 52 T1 class duplex-drive 4-4-4-4 steam locomotives, introduced in 1942 (2 prototypes) and 1945-1946 (50 production), were their last steam locomotives built and their most controversial. They were ambitious, technologically sophisticated, powerful, fast, and distinctively streamlined by Raymond Loewy.
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... Steam/coal-powered "taken to the max"... :lol:
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Re: Horses of Iron

Post by LockH » Nov 18, 2017 4:44 pm

Hehe... Seen "local to home"...

The Way We Were: Toronto's real first electric buses:
http://torontosun.com/news/local-news/t ... tric-buses

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On June 19, 1922, Torontonians got their very first look at the latest in pubic transit vehicles when the one-year-old Toronto Transportation Commission placed four of its newly-arrived electric trolley buses on the Mount Pleasant route that had heretofore been served by gasoline-powered buses. With this improvement in public transportation, the north Toronto community served by these new buses grew quickly — so much so, that three years later, the Commission decided to replace the 30-seat trolley buses with larger electric streetcars.
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Re: Horses of Iron

Post by LockH » Dec 24, 2017 7:09 am

[burp] Taken for a Ride - The U.S. History of the Assault on Pubic Transport in the Last Century


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Re: Horses of Iron

Post by LockH » Dec 25, 2017 9:16 pm

Hehe...
Address to the Seventh Annual Dinner of the Railway Business Association in New York City. January 27, 1916
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http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=117299

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We live in a world which we did not make, which we can not alter, which we can not think into a different condition from that which actually exists.
which we can not alter... Oh, YEAH. Mister President??? :wink:
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Re: Horses of Iron

Post by Dauntless » Dec 26, 2017 3:14 am

LockH wrote:
Dec 25, 2017 9:16 pm
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We live in a world which we did not make, which we can not alter, which we can not think into a different condition from that which actually exists.
which we can not alter... Oh, YEAH. Mister President??? :wink:
Now now, he said all that two decades before FDR proved that no matter how bad the economy already was, reckless overspending by the government can still make it worse. That was an era of people saying that stock prices took "A random walk down wall street." No one had even made the connection between larger or smaller oranges in a year with a cold winter followed by a warm spring, or vice versa.

What would you expect from people who believed that all rain started as snow that melted as it reached lower elevations?
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Re: Horses of Iron

Post by LockH » Dec 26, 2017 5:11 am

^^ Hehe... BUT Mister Wilson added "which we can not think into a different condition from that which actually exists"?

Can give example... Currently, ESB "Search found 72 matches: kindergarten"... One of MY family ("ancestors") as Chief Inspector for Toronto schools helped start a NEW and "different" training program for young children - watt Friedrich Froebel, a German educator termed Kinder Garten, literally "children's garden" - in the late 1800s.

Then, in 1895 he was also President of the Toronto Woman's Enfranchisement Association:
https://archive.org/stream/cihm_13045#page/n7/mode/2up

... suggesting that women should have the right to vote in elections. This was decades before they were... (STILL looking for any info. re giving them the right to operate large vehicles... :mrgreen: )

Then ya get folks like American Henry Ford... When he died (1947) there were "only" about 144 million folks in the USA... today maybe 323+... and increasingly/more than half now "urban"...

So. Is ANYTHING "perfect"? :wink:

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Re: Horses of Iron

Post by LockH » Dec 26, 2017 5:16 pm

First post in this thread starts:
Lock wrote:
Jan 04, 2009 1:17 am
Caution: Gas vehicles...
:)

Horatio Nelson Jackson has his own page on Wiki...:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horatio_Nelson_Jackson

Watt starts off:
Horatio Nelson Jackson (March 25, 1872 – January 14, 1955) was an American physician and automobile pioneer. In 1903, he and driving partner Sewall K. Crocker became the first people to drive an automobile across the United States.


... and it turns out there's a YT vid... American Experience : Horatio's Drive | Top Documentaries 2017


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Re: Horses of Iron

Post by LockH » Jan 01, 2018 12:22 pm

The Story of Electricity


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Re: Horses of Iron

Post by LockH » Jan 04, 2018 6:09 pm

Hehe... ESB "Search found 0 matches: Isambard Kingdom Brunel"... watts got his own entry on Wiki...:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isambard_Kingdom_Brunel

... watt starts:
Isambard Kingdom Brunel FRS - Fellowship of the Royal Society; 9 April 1806 – 15 September 1859), was an English mechanical and civil engineer who is considered "one of the most ingenious and prolific figures in engineering history", "one of the 19th century engineering giants", and "one of the greatest figures of the Industrial Revolution, [who] changed the face of the English landscape with his groundbreaking designs and ingenious constructions". Brunel built dockyards, the Great Western Railway, a series of steamships including the first propeller-driven transatlantic steamship, and numerous important bridges and tunnels. His designs revolutionised pubic transport and modern engineering, but didn't know squat about electric traction.
Great Britons: Isambard Kingdom Brunel Hosted by Jeremy Clarkson - BBC Documentary


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EDIT: "... and that meant, they had to invest in engineering." :lol:
(Went to my first University to be an EE - Electrical Engineer. Hehe...)

EDIT (again): ""Engineers back then were like Rock-and-Roll Gods... with a hint of Hollywood"

HAHA... Sorta-like some ebikers in this 21st-Century. :mrgreen:
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Re: Horses of Iron

Post by LockH » Jan 05, 2018 11:16 am

Indy was hub for electric cars -- 120 years ago:
https://www.indystar.com/story/opinion/ ... 007129001/

Starts:
Electric cars increasingly look like the future of the American automobile, and more manufacturers are investing in electric car designs as a “green” alternative to the internal combustion engine. Ironically, this is the second time that electric cars have vied with gasoline automobiles. At the dawn of the automobile age, electric vehicles were produced before most gasoline cars, and Indianapolis was one of the first places to produce the electric car.
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Re: Horses of Iron

Post by LockH » Jan 10, 2018 10:44 am

EV History: 100-Year Old Ads For Pope Waverly Electric Cars:
https://cleantechnica.com/2018/01/10/ev ... tric-cars/

Starts:
We often talk about the future of the automobile being electric, and news about companies like Tesla, Toyota, and Volvo contributing to that electric future is great. But, as we celebrate this New Year’s Eve and look forward to a new year and new steps forward, I’d like to take a minute to look back to the past. Specifically, the electric car past, which the Pope Waverly electric cars helped to build.
... w/ads like:
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Post by LockH » Jan 12, 2018 5:47 pm

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Re: Horses of Iron

Post by Dauntless » Jan 14, 2018 2:30 am

Dunecraft balance bikes. For the kid whose parents just don't know what to do with all that money.

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Re: Horses of Iron

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Re: Horses of Iron

Post by LockH » Jan 14, 2018 7:06 am

Dauntless wrote:
Jan 14, 2018 2:30 am
Dunecraft balance bikes. For the kid whose parents just don't know what to do with all that money.
HAHA...
http://dunecraft-balance-bikes.com/

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Custom Dunecraft Balance Bike?

If you cannot find your favourite colour or you would like to add something specific to the Dunecraft balance bike, please get in touch with us. Mail gys@dunecraft.nl
Email: "So... How much for the one with a battery and motor?" :lol:
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Re: Horses of Iron

Post by Dauntless » Jan 14, 2018 3:00 pm

How much for one the size of a beach cruiser so an adult could ride it?
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Re: Horses of Iron

Post by LockH » Jan 14, 2018 9:20 pm

Hehe... "Thing" is, they're probably targeting parents (who spends TONS of money on their children...) :lol:
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