Steam Locomotive dedicated to CSR 3463 Project. This video is dedicated to the resurrection of the Santa Fe Steam Locomotive 3463. Sustainable Rail International, working with the University of Minnesota, has designed a steam locomotive which on paper is much better than the diesel-electric hybrid locomotives. To prove their claim they are salvaging the 3463 which will reach 130 mph when it is completed. Here is the link to CSR web page.
As many of you know, we have been studying Africa this year in our homeschool. As we finished up our studies of West Africa, we spent about a week learning about the Transatlantic Slave Trade and about slavery in general. My kids had not yet studied this in [...]
The circa-1844 tunnel was rediscovered by Bob Diamond in the 1980s, and until a few years ago he was giving tours down below, with hopes of breaking through to another sealed off area of the tunnel, but the FDNY and Department of Transportation shut his operation down in 2010. That sealed off area has not been opened since around 1861, and is believed to hold a few historical treasures, the most grandiose being this locomotive. And now there is almost definitive proof that it exists!