Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Skinnie Minnie Says - "Stay tuned for a TWJ freight car chalking feature."

R.I.P. Toots Thielemans

You may have not known the name Toots Thielemans, but you have probably heard his music. He had a huge hit in 1961 with Bluesette, with its guitar and whistling played in unison. The song was used in a long running anti-smoking public service spot. The harmonica playing in the Sesame Street theme? That was Toots. He played with many musicians over the years including Miles Davis, Bill Evans and Jaco Pastorius.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Patience at the Grade Crossing - Roberts St. Helena, Montana

Monday Music - Antenna, Juliana Hatfield

After the Blake Babies split up in the early Nineties, Juliana Hatfield  went on to a solo career, and John Strohm formed Antenna with some fellow Hoosiers. These two songs have different titles but are pretty much the same song carried over to the new endeavors.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

GE Tier 4 Radiator - You Could House a Family of Four Under It

One impressive hunk of sheet metal.
Since these things are plumbed to disperse heat, I wonder what modification it would take for it to collect heat, then you would really have something in a roof.

R.I.P. Jack Riley

No TV character was ever more droll than Elliot Carlin. Also in this episode is Mr. Spock's pop.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Pennsy Keystone Tubular Train

Pennsy Keystone Train promotional photo by A.F. Sozio.

Budd mockup showing the sunken living room.

Penn Station, photo by A.F. Sozio

I rode this train with my parents in the early sixties between NYC and D.C. It was very interesting to look down the train as we went around curves, but the diaphragms between cars made for a lot of noise.