So you want to be a B29 engine mechanic?

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  1. syscom3

    syscom3 Pacific Historian

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    I found this in a railroad group of all the things.

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    wow!!

    What a treasure trove of information!

    Outstanding find, Sys! :thumbleft:
     
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    Great find.

    So ... what were you doing in a railroad forum anyway? They don't fly last time I checked ... well. maybe a maglev, technically.
     
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    Not so sure about that...

    1966, New York Central rail car with a pair of J47 engines (from a B-36, nacelle and all) strapped to the top.

    It reached a max. speed of 196 miles an hour.

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    That looks for all the world like an upside down B-47 engine nacelle.
     
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    Can you imagine the noise? The passengers would go deaf.
     
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    Not to mention the wonderful (and warm) aroma of the exhaust... :lol:
     
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