January 2nd, 2006

Generork

Railway ramblings!

How to know you're a hyper-generork #171: when you read a comment on Wikipedia that if usage levels remain at their current levels, the world's coal reserves will be exhausted by 2267, you instantly think "OH NO! WHAT ABOUT THE STEAM TRAINS?"

In fact, I really can't think of much else in relation to that tidbit, especially as a world without steam locomotives isn't a delightful subject for a person like me. I was rather excited to discover during recent forays in the wilds of the Internet that a number of old New Zealand steam locomotives that were dumped in rivers have now been recovered and are being restored back to operational condition. Collapse )

Can you tell I'm in a bit of a railways mood? Because I totally haven't made that obvious these past few days! My work on Wikipedia continues, and I'm quite satisfied with the progress I've made. I've only really just begun, but at least the information on New Zealand's railways is expanding, and there's a whole lot more online than there was just a few days ago!

Have a good one, everybody! Be a generork. It's fun and you learn all kinds of fascinating things.