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WW&F Railway Museum Discussion => Whimsical Weirdness and Foolery => Topic started by: Arttu Manninen on September 30, 2011, 06:22:49 AM

Title: Steam festival sign
Post by: Arttu Manninen on September 30, 2011, 06:22:49 AM
(http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj238/vahtitupa/cccresiinat003.jpg)




This summer, at the Jokioinen steam festival, a Orenstein&Koppel 0-6-0 was showing the way. Visible from miles away.
Title: Re: Steam festival sign
Post by: James Patten on September 30, 2011, 07:01:13 AM
Just don't drop it!

Hopefully it brought in enough business to offset the rental of the crane.
Title: Re: Steam festival sign
Post by: Tom Casper on September 30, 2011, 08:14:44 AM
I bet it was donated!

Tom C.
Title: Re: Steam festival sign
Post by: Arttu Manninen on September 30, 2011, 09:07:28 AM
The rental company had its name up there also, so they didn't charge anything. Everybody was guessing the weight all day, if memory serves me right, it was 7,6 tonnes.
Title: Re: Steam festival sign
Post by: Tom Casper on September 30, 2011, 01:56:36 PM
Is "tonnes" = long tons and "tons"= regular tons?  Just curious!

Tom C.
Title: Re: Steam festival sign
Post by: Arttu Manninen on September 30, 2011, 02:38:00 PM
Good question, I was meaning metric tons (=1000 kg). And, for the record, the engine was O&K 12782/1936.