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Imagine what the engineer who built this would think of NASCAR or Tesla? - mind blown -
Two years ago I was with my VTX1800 + camera following the Cumbres & Toltec train through northern New Mexico and southern Colorado. I hooked up with a guy who also was following. We talked about the admiration we both have for the way that these locomotives have been preserved and are still working almost 100 years after being built. The train below was built in 1925.
He mentioned that he was an aerospace engineer who would love to rebuild machines like this using CURRENT technology. What a blast that would be!

NO! This is not a derailment; we're just talking technology here! :giggle::geek:

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You're talking my language, Henk. Machines and technology. There's a reason you can buy an 800 hp muscle car. these days.:LOL:(y)

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'Pothole':
According to Etymonline, pothole (n.) 1826, originally a geological feature in glaciers and gravel beds, from Middle English pot "a deep hole for a mine, or from peat-digging" (late 14c.), now generally obsolete, but preserved in Scotland and northern England dialect… Applied to a hole in a road from 1909.

I guess this is more of a 'pot'.
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There are other theories behind the name. Some say potholes got their name because of the potters who dug up chunks of clay from the Roman Empire’s smooth roadways more than 3,000 years ago. The clay became pots and those who rode over the holes in the ground knew they were created by potters, which led to their being called “potholes.” Admittedly, this is a somewhat implausible theory, but still fun to think about!
 

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'Pothole':
According to Etymonline, pothole (n.) 1826, originally a geological feature in glaciers and gravel beds, from Middle English pot "a deep hole for a mine, or from peat-digging" (late 14c.), now generally obsolete, but preserved in Scotland and northern England dialect… Applied to a hole in a road from 1909.

I guess this is more of a 'pot'.
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There are other theories behind the name. Some say potholes got their name because of the potters who dug up chunks of clay from the Roman Empire’s smooth roadways more than 3,000 years ago. The clay became pots and those who rode over the holes in the ground knew they were created by potters, which led to their being called “potholes.” Admittedly, this is a somewhat implausible theory, but still fun to think about!
Potholes are the state flower of Pennsylvania.
 

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Potholes are the state flower of Pennsylvania.
And Ohio. Nowhere near as bad in NC now, but I will always remember the roads that made the alignment shops rich.
 
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And Ohio. Nowhere near as bad in NC now, but I will always remember the roads that made the alignment shops rich.
No, it's the Red Carnation 😁
 
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And Ohio. Nowhere near as bad in NC now, but I will always remember the roads that made the alignment shops rich.
oHIo- yes! Thats where I probably broke one of my MB shocks last fall, on Ironmk's group ride through a couple 'under construction zones with no transitions between the road base and the milled out top layers.
 

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She getting a few miles on her
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I hope it lives longer than that....
 
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