Ghosts: Haunted St. Augustine!

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Readers, I ran across this interesting blog post from the superb Browsing The Atlas  – a wonderful travel blog. Read on:     via Ghostly St. Augustine | Browsing The Atlas

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Great Sampford – A disaster for the U.S. “Eagles”.

Great reading even for stupid Americans

Aviation Trails

After leaving RAF Wratting Common, we turn south and head back past Haverhill towards Finchingfield. Reputedly one of the most photographed villages in England, it has a ‘chocolate box’ appeal, its quaint houses, old tea shops and village pond, reminiscent of Britain’s long and distant past. Finchingfield and this trail, are also close to the airfield at Wethersfield, and a short detour to the east, is an added bonus and a worthy addition to the trail.

This next airfield, a small satellite airfield, lies one and a half miles to the west of Great Sampford village, and five miles south-east of Saffron Walden. It is actually quite remote, with no public roads close to the site. Footpaths do cross parts of the former airfield, which is all now  completely agricultural.

As we head south we stop  off at the former airfield RAF Great Sampford.

RAF Great Sampford (Station…

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Is General Electric’s Future in Biology?

Penney Vanderbilt and KC Jones: All About Railroads

There’s a lot going on right now at General Electric (NYSE: GE), especially for the new CEO John Flannery. The stock is down 47% since July 2016, which is not something that happens very often to $250 billion companies. Several difficult decisions had to be made, such as a massive one-time charge for a legacy insurance portfolio, and more promises to be on the way.

Therefore, it probably wouldn’t be a bad idea for the industrial conglomerate to keep its head down, focus on its core businesses, and right the ship. After all, a handful of big, bold bets made in the past are at least partly responsible for the company’s current woes. It would be difficult to convince shareholders that similar moves today would be an antidote to the current chaos.

But there’s an intriguing possibility for General Electric’s future now that Flannery is at the…

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How Far-Fetched Is This Columbus Hyperloop, Anyway?

Penney Vanderbilt and KC Jones: All About Railroads


Researchers are hard at work on two feasibility studies for hyperloop connections running through Ohio, including a route that could link Pittsburgh and Chicago with Columbus. There’s a strong current of optimism among many considering the technology, even if questions of cost and practicality remain out of reach.

Hyperloop evangelists bill the technology as the next evolution in transportation—able to move people and cargo at nearly the speed of sound. It’s half train, half plane, but—the argument goes—more than the sum of its parts.

The promise of moving hundreds of miles in a matter of minutes through a tube has many local leaders dreaming of hyperloop stations in their backyards—and Columbus is no different.

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission, or MORPC, is pouring about $2.5 million into studying a potential hyperloop route connecting Pittsburgh, Columbus and Chicago. Thea Walsh, who handles transportation projects for MORPC, explains they’re considering more traditional rail service as well.

“I mean, certainly we’re…

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