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Next at KCWRT: Jim Ogden and the Great Locomotive Chase

The Andrews Raid in April, 1862 is the stuff of legend and with good reason. The story of the taking of the “General” at Big Shanty, Georgia by 22 Union men and the subsequent chase after the locomotive by Confederate railroaders made headlines when it happened and has been told and retold in books and movies ever since. 161 more words

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In previous submissions, we discussed the LMLR locomotives Thunderbox, Sir Mathew Pilgrim and Hotspur. There were others during my time (1995-2001) at Little Melton, as well as other items of rolling stock. 855 more words

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THE GENERAL'S DERBY DAY LATEMAIL

THE GENERAL’S DERBY DAY LATEMAIL

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R3-14 PRIVATE SECRETARY (EACH WAY)

R5-3 ASTERN*

R6-7 DON’T DOUBT MAMMA*

R9-11 SOUTHERN LEGEND

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R7-7 TOWER OF SONG… 23 more words

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The General

The General, by Joseph Alexander Altsheler

Published: 1897
in »The Hartford Courant«

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30 DAYS OF FANDOR, DAY 24: THE GENERAL (1926)

Day 24: THE GENERAL (Clyde Bruckman & Buster Keaton, USA, 1926)

One doesn’t have to search very far for declarations that Keaton’s feature-length film remains, nearly a century after the fact, cinema’s greatest comedic achievement; it  384 more words

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Chronicle of a death foretold

Is there an actor better than Brendan Gleeson when it comes to evoking the strange, rare combination of exasperation and sadness? Look at his filmography and you’ll find funny, poignant performances throughout, from… 1,226 more words

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October 4 in history:

Work crews at Mount Rushmore in South Dakota began carving the faces of four U.S. presidents into the mountainside on October 4th, 1927. 202 more words

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