Review #3: Tobias and the Half Pariah

Hello, I’m The Detective Librarian (The Engine Inspector Reference) and many people may know this lovable old tram engine on the Island of Sodor. Yes, his name is Toby the Tram Engine with his coach Henrietta who both used to work on a tramway in East Anglia. 2,901 more words

Thomas The Tank Engine

Advent Calendar Alert

And now

I think

I’ve seen it all.

A Thomas the Tank Engine Multivitamin Advent Calendar.

Somebody shoot me. 


Nativity Day 4

It’s been a long old day at the nativity.  Poor donkey got a right ear bashing at work. Ahhh the joys of working on a farm.   292 more words

Nativity Day 2

So it’s day 2 and a Thomas the tank engine DVD has made an appearance. Thomas King of the Rails. Perhaps the folks of the nativity are looking for some sort of inspiration to rescue the shepherd who has face planted the floor below. 69 more words


The Last of the Steam Engines

Union Pacific 844 is a steam locomotive of the Northern type, or the 4-8-4 configuration of wheels. It was built in 1944 and was the last steam engine delivered to the Union Pacific Railroad. 87 more words


Thanks for this parade!

Thanks for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, that’s what I say. I have been watching it this afternoon, and after a while it occurred to me that NBC had placed every one of its cameras so that the backdrop for marching bands, floats, balloons and entertainers on the route would be one or more beautiful buildings, with nary a modernist edifice in sight. 108 more words