Pushing Boundaries

Northern 4-8-4

That ominous presence is the Canadian National Railway’s 6213 steam locomotive. In use with the railway from 1942 to 1959, it covered over a million miles pulling passengers and freight across the continent. It represents the pinnacle of steam locomotive design — the Northern type locomotive.

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Communications

Why Did A Railroad Own a TV Tower?

That, in case you don’t recognize it from this angle, is the CN Tower in Toronto. CN, as you may know, stands for Canadian National, which just happens to be a large railroad operator in Canada. So, why did a railroad build and own the tallest free-standing tower in the world?

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Technostalgia

What Hath God Wrought?

There’s one thing I’ve always wanted to do, and as of 2006 I’m not sure how to do it. Get your minds out of the gutter and brush up on your Morse code. Continue reading What Hath God Wrought?

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