Posts tagged “trains”


This makes sense. I could never get why trains sometimes have locomotives on the *back* of the line. Why are there *pusher* engines? The answer was provided by – quelle surprise – The Discovery Channel. The Crash Files: On the Inside of the NTSB mentioned that longer trains need pusher engines on the rear to

What Is This? is the personal weblog of me, David Vincent Gagne. I've been publishing here since 1999, which makes this one of the oldest continuously-updated websites on the Internet.

A few years ago I was trying to determine what cocktails I could make with the alcohol I had at home. I searched the App Store but couldn't find an app that would let me do that, so I built one.


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