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For those over 40 who live in Britain, here's some vintage British Rail oddities!
During the 1967 Oil Crisis, British Rail brought out any of their remaining former steam locos, dusted them off and painted them up in BR blue with the familiar double-arrow logo and put them to work on many branch lines at a time when diesel supplies had to be prioritised for Intercity trains and essential road traffic.
(Actually, this narrow guage steam railway was a unique addition to the British Rail network following nationalisation in 1948 and remained so until the 1990's. As it was the only narrow guage historic tourist branch operated by BR, it retained its steam locos long after all the rest of the network went diesel and electric, and so had the unique spectacle of steam locos and open carriages in BR livery.)
Last Edit: Mar 19, 2018 23:21:40 GMT by Tyranna: Second attempt to upload pictures
Following William Walker's coup in 1856, Nicaragua grew closer to the US orbit, eventually joining the USA. Many signs are in both Spanish and English, such as at the Playa Maderas National Recreation Area.
Following the Civil War, there was a pressure for greater democracy in the United States, an increased use of capital punishment, major opposition to corruption, and a significant (though imperfect) embrace of Japanese culture. These all combined in the aftermath of the Credit Mobilier scandal, where a popular vote condemned several politicians to death, via "Hari-Kari".
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