Ryan Lines 2-8-4 Berkshire #1200In the 1930s before Ryan Lines expanded from Miami, Florida to the Toon World in the Pacific Ocean and to Seattle, Washington, RL needed more engines for their Coal Region in the states of Virginia and West Virginia. The railroad turned over to their favorite locomotive builder, Baldwin Locomotive Works. The railroad was thinking of a 2-8-2 Mikado, but Ryan Lines said, "No, we want a Berkshire." Baldwin was surprised at first because Lima was the guys that normally build 2-8-4s, but they decided to try their best at their first Berkshire.Ryan Lines 2-8-4 Berkshire #12001 day ago in Historical More Like This
A star is born:
Their first Berkshire, #1200, was Baldwin's demonstrator for RL. The engine was tested at Baldwin's plant in Eddystone, Pennsylvania for testing on the treadmill and radius clearance, before being sent to RL's Coal Region for final testing. There it hauled 55 car coal train through the mountains at ease on level grade, reached 100 mph while hauling an express mail train to Spencer, North Carolina and pulled King Ryan the 5th's election
Love In Another Town IV (Engelsk)In which several items of exciting news are impartedLove In Another Town IV (Engelsk)22 hours ago in Historical More Like This
Sandtorg, April 24 1811
Mr. Bjørkmo leapt hastily up from the breakfast table,
suddenly bethinking himself of urgent business at the church.
Hurriedly bidding the assembled company goodbye,
he left the morning room through the french windows.
His daughters exchanged perplexed glances as to what had come over their father,
but presently found all explained when their neighbor,
Mrs. Birgitte Pindsle, was shown into the room.
A rotund middle-aged female with a high-pitched voice and a vulgar streak in her,
she was a character whom everybody pitied,
but few people could find it possible to like or esteem.
Although the Rector's family put itself out to be friendly to her generally,
it was not unusual for one or another of them to absent themselves when she approached,
finding themselves unequal to the strain of meeting her.
Mr. Pedersen had not yet been warned against her,
and Miss Bjørkmo perceived with some disloyal amus