Sunday, 24 July 2011
Madrid Atocha is the largest railway station in Spain. It serves intercity and regional trains from the south, and the AVE High Speed trains from Barcelona, Seville and Valencia. The station was inaugurated on 9th February 1851 and expanded in 1958. The station was the site of a series of bombings that took place 11th March 2004 where 191 were killed and wondering about 1800 people.
Tuesday, 12 July 2011
White River Lumber logging caboose #001 was built in 1945. It is mostly of wood construction, with 4 short steel I-beams in its wooden frame. Built at the end of WWII, it was built using components available to the White River's car shop. It is basically a shortened skeleton log car with a body added to it. First used on log trains, in the 1950s it was used on the short run to the interchange. In the 1960s the caboose was taken off its trucks and turned into a shed. The caboose #001 is now preserved in the railroad museum, Snoqualmie, Washington.
Wednesday, 6 July 2011
The Bica Funicular in Lisbon forms the connection between the Calcada do Combro/Rua do Loreto and the Rua de S. Paulo. The funicular was opened on 28th June 1892. It climbs the Rua da Bica de Duarte Belo for 245 meters from Rua S. Paulo. The lower station of this funicular is hidden behind a facade on the Rua de S. Paulo with the inscription "Ascensor da Bica". In 2000 it was declared a National Monument.