A lady engineer? You 'betcha!
Simone was the first woman in NSW and, I believe, Australia to become qualified as a steam driver. She is seen here driving BB 18-1/4 loco, 1072 on the fabulous ZigZag Railway, at Lithgow, West of Sydney. I was lucky to have a cabride with her, and fireman, Colin back in 2005. She is now qualified as a mainline steam driver, to my knowledge, again, the first (I hope of many).
.... The sky is falling! The sky is falling!!!
The Oregon Trail:
(Blogger is acting wonky again - I don't know if the videos will work......)
Benji letting me know he wants OUT!
Something was making a nest in this old stump:
It still has it's long roots:
Even the weeds are pretty:
Iris along the stone wall in front of the house:
How about some wonderful vintage steam for tonight?
Beamish Museum is the first regional open-air museum, in England] located at Beamish, near the town of Stanley, in County Durham, England. Beamish pioneered the concept of a living museum. By displaying duplicates or replaceable items, it was also an early example of the now commonplace practice of museums allowing visitors to touch objects.
The museum's guiding principle is to preserve an example of everyday life in urban and rural North East England at the climax of industrialisation in the early 20th century. Much of the restoration and interpretation is specific to the late Victorian and Edwardian eras, together with portions of countryside under the influence of industrial revolution from 1825. On its 350 acres (140 ha) estate it uses a mixture of translocated, original and replica buildings, a large collection of artifacts, working vehicles and equipment, as well as livestock and costumed interpreters.
More info here:
Let's take a closer look at what it was like to drive a car in the 1890s Cars were just a couple of years old and there were many difficulties to overcome. Which car designs existed back then? Which common technical issues did cars have? Why was a car so unpopular?
Source: B Sport