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Chuck Weinstock
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The Great Airline Give Away
On May 25, 1979 American Airlines flight 191, a McDonnell Douglas DC-10 took off from O'Hare airport in Chicago. Moments later its left engine separated from the wing and the plane went down killing all aboard. The cause was eventually determined to be faul...
The Great Airline Give Away
The Great Airline Give Away
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Chuck's 2017 Oceania Adventure
Prolog In early March 2017 I received an email from my friend Rick Moser telling me that he and his wife Jane were going to New Zealand and Australia in November and December. The plan they ultimately decided on was to fly to New Zealand take a 15 day cruis...
Chuck's 2017 Oceania Adventure
Chuck's 2017 Oceania Adventure
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Chuck's 2017 Oceania Adventure
Prolog In early March 2017 I received an email from my friend Rick Moser telling me that he and his wife Jane were going to New Zealand and Australia in November and December. The plan they ultimately decided on was to fly to New Zealand take a 15 day cruis...
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Chuck's 2017 Oceania Adventure
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Chuck's 2017 Oceania Adventure
Prolog In early March 2017 I received an email from my friend Rick Moser telling me that he and his wife Jane were going to New Zealand and Australia in November and December. The plan they ultimately decided on was to fly to New Zealand take a 15 day cruis...
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Chuck's 2017 Oceania Adventure
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Chuck's 2017 Oceania Adventure
Prolog In early March 2017 I received an email from my friend Rick Moser telling me that he and his wife Jane were going to New Zealand and Australia in November and December. The plan they ultimately decided on was to fly to New Zealand take a 15 day cruis...
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Three days in Panama (2004)
In 1994, the American Society of Civil Engineers compiled a list of Seven Wonders of the Modern World, paying tribute to the "greatest civil engineering achievements of the 20th century". The Panama Canal was number seven. France began work on the canal in ...
Three days in Panama (2004)
Three days in Panama (2004)
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Riding and Chasing Amtrak's 2017 Autumn Express
In the 1880s the Pennsylvania Railroad acquired a railroad built along the west shore of the Hudson river so it could compete with the New York Central on its own turf. In turn, the New York Central began building the South Pennsylvania Railroad to compete ...
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Booze and Politics and my Vietnam War Protest
I grew up in Lake County, Illinois, specifically in District 10. At the time I lived there the district was firmly Republican in politics (though the area I lived in was Democratic). During the period of the Vietnam War the district was represented in Congr...
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The Independence Limited 1974
In 1966 I enrolled at Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University) to begin an undergraduate program in Mathematics. When I arrived in Pittsburgh that fall I noticed the trolleys that went right by the school and even rode them to and f...
The Independence Limited 1974
The Independence Limited 1974
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The Saga of Roll 99
In the April 1988 edition of Trains Magazine ( The  Magazine of Railroading), this excursion, to be run by the 470 Railroad Club, was advertised: May 28-29, 1988: Excursion on Bangor & Aroostook Railroad from Bangor, Me to Fort Kent, Madawaska, and Van Bure...
The Saga of Roll 99
The Saga of Roll 99
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