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Ed Lecuyer

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A most EVIL engine...
« on: July 28, 2014, 09:22:14 PM »
"There's an insidious force barreling down the tracks toward children everywhere, threatening to turn toddlers into colonizing racists, according to a British blogger who is warning parents everywhere of the dangers of ... Thomas the Tank Engine."
See:
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/07/28/off-track-british-blogger-sees-world-ills-in-thomas-tank-engine/
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jul/22/thomas-the-tank-engine-children-parents
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Re: A most EVIL engine...
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2014, 09:28:44 PM »
They should get a load of Fred the Forney...

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Re: A most EVIL engine...
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2014, 01:06:52 AM »
I was resisting the urge to post this link, Ed, but since you broke the ice ...

http://www.fark.com/comments/8352058/Theres-an-apocalyptic-collection-of-abandoned-trains-rusting-away-in-a-North-Carolina-forest-this-photographer-will-take-you-there?cpp=1

The Daily Fail link referred to is a bunch of decrepit transit equipment, mostly PCCs from Boston and Philadelphia.

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Re: A most EVIL engine...
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2014, 11:32:45 AM »
I loved watching Thomas when my boys were little. Probably moreso and longer (still) than they did.
I do recall one rather disturbing episode where Emily accused the freight cars of inappropriate bumping.
Sir Topham Hat threatened her with an unscheduled boiler wash if the whole incident didn't just "go away".
Other than that, I found it really useful. 

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Re: A most EVIL engine...
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2014, 03:34:49 PM »
That rusting graveyard of PCC's is actually near Johnstown, Pa. There are over 50 PCC cars, as well as a few other transit cars and some buses. Some of the equipment is even from Boston!