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   Ole buzzard posted on Photography  This is a builder's photo of Norfolk & Western Class J1 #606. This locomotive was built to the same mechanical specifications as Class J #611, but didn't receive the beautiful streamlining.
   6 hours ago .

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   Ole buzzard posted on Photography  Another photo taken during 611's shakedown trip on May 21, as she speeds effortlessly with a nine car train through Thomasville NC.
   6 hours ago .

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   Ole buzzard posted on Jokes  WHY TEACHERS DRINK

The following questions were set in last year's GED examination, These are genuine answers (from 16 year olds )

Q. Name the four seasons
A.. Salt, pepper, mustard and vinegar

Q. How is dew formed
A.. The sun shines down on the leaves and makes them perspire

Q. What guarantees may a mortgage company insist on
A.. If you are buying a house they will insist that you are well endowed

Q. In a democratic society, how important are elections
A.. Very important. Sex can only happen when a male gets an election

Q. What are steroids
A. Things for keeping carpets still on the stairs (Shoot yourself now , there is little hope )

Q... What happens to your body as you age
A.. When you get old, so do your bowels and you get intercontinental

Q. What happens to a boy when he reaches puberty
A.. He says goodbye to his boyhood and looks forward to his adultery (So true )

Q. Name a major disease associated with cigarettes
A.. Premature death

Q. What is artificial insemination
A... When the farmer does it to the bull instead of the cow

Q. How can you delay milk turning sour
A.. Keep it in the cow (Simple, but brilliant )

Q. How are the main 20 parts of the body categorised (e.g. The abdomen )
A.. The body is consisted into 3 parts - the brainium, the borax and the abdominal cavity. The brainium contains the brain, the borax contains the heart and lungs and the abdominal cavity contains the five bowels: A,E,I,O,U
(wtf! )

Q. What is the fibula?
A.. A small lie

Q. What does 'varicose' mean?
A.. Nearby

Q. What is the most common form of birth control
A.. Most people prevent contraception by wearing a condominium. (That would work )

Q. Give the meaning of the term 'Caesarean section'
A.. The caesarean section is a district in Rome

Q. What is a seizure?
A.. A Roman Emperor.
(Julius Seizure, I came, I saw, I had a fit )

Q. What is a terminal illness
A. When you are sick at the airport. (Irrefutable )

Q. What does the word 'benign' mean?
A.. Benign is what you will be after you be eight (brilliant )

Q. What is a turbine?
A.. Something an Arab or Shreik wears on his head. Once a Arab boy reaches puberty, he removes his diaper and wraps it around his head. (now we're getting somewhere )
   Yesterday at 08:13 EST .

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   Ole buzzard posted on Photography  The big day is drawing nearer. Norfolk and Western class J #611 leads train 957 uphill at Jamestown, North Carolina, during its mainline test run on May 21, 2015. After a year-long restoration to operating condition, this is the first time 611 has operated under steam on a mainline since December of 1994.
   May 21 at 16:29 EST .

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   Gram77  Such majesty.
May 24 at 10:13 EST .


   HopeandGlory  I second Gram . . . this is majestic.
Yesterday at 18:51 EST .




   Ole buzzard posted on Photography  If any of you live in the western North Carolina and Virginia area and want to get your own pictures of #611 on May 30, here is the route it will take. I haven't seen what the schedule is going to be yet.
   May 13 at 13:31 EST .

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   Ole buzzard posted on Photography  Norfolk & Western Class J #611 is nearing the end of its almost year long restoration. It was fired up again last week, and took an unplanned trek down the tracks at the North Carolina Transportation Museum. The original plan of work for that day was just to get it up to operating pressure and to hold it. The restoration team decided at the last minute to go ahead and travel at walking speed so they could listen to the running gear and make sure there are no mechanical issues hiding. The cosmetic restoration is not yet complete, as can be seen by the unpainted cylinder covers and the missing air pump shield at the front of the locomotive beneath the boiler.
   May 12 at 12:25 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  It will make its first excursion run May 30 from the museum at Spencer, NC, to its home base at the Virginia Museum of Transportation. That train will be 18 cars long and all 763 seats are already sold out.
May 12 at 12:30 EST .

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   Ole buzzard posted on Jokes  A woman recently walked into Harrods, which is often described as the fanciest store in Britain. She immediately spotted a beautiful diamond necklace, and quickly approached it.

While bending over to take a closer look at the jewelry, she unexpectedly farted. Humiliated, she looked around to see if anyone noticed, even saying a little prayer that no sales clerks were near her.

Unfortunately for her, she turned around to find a good lucking sales associate standing right behind her.

“Good day, Madam,” he greeted her. “How may we help you today?”

Blushing and hoping that he didn’t hear her fart, the woman asked him how much the bracelet cost. His reply took her by surprise.

“Madam – if you farted just looking at it – you’re going to sh*t yourself when I tell you the price!”
May 7 at 19:15 EST .

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   Ole buzzard posted on Sports  I know this isn't nice, but it has been a while!
   May 6 at 20:47 EST .

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   Balogreene  I posted it on my wall at work!
May 8 at 22:14 EST .

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   Ole buzzard posted on Photography  A little reminder of nature's power.
   May 2 at 16:44 EST .

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   Ole buzzard posted on Photography  The November 11, 1978 Southern Steam Special ran from Birmingham to Sheffield, Alabama, a distance of about 130 miles each way. The power was Texas & Pacific I-1a Class 2-10-4 610. T&P 610 was built in June 1927 by the Lima Locomotive Works. She has 63 inch drivers, 29×32 in Cylinders, operates with 255 lbs of boiler pressure and can develop 84,600 pounds of tractive effort. This image was captured at a photo runby that was held south of Sheffield.
   May 2 at 11:28 EST .

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   Gram77  Beautiful.......the look of power.
May 2 at 14:20 EST .

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