I have no excuse for reposting this placemark. I made it back in 2007 for Stimpy622 to add to his collection, because in the map of the tiny world of my child's brain, the structure was one of the most impressive landmarks. I often walked past it on my way to our family's church, and even after steam was replaced with diesel and the UPRR shops were closed, it continued to loom huge and vacant for many years.
I gussied it up a bit, back in 2012, while I was waiting to Google Groups to get going, but haven't done any revision since then, and moving it over here it can be just another one of my posts for people not to read.
Here's a bit of trivia: I grew up in America across the street from a major rail line in the last days of steam. I saw many types of steam locomotives, the large ones that powered the frequent passenger and freight trains, booster engines that helped power the trains to the highest point on the line, switch engines that assembled and disassembled freight trains and kept overnight visitors awake at night, and even a narrow gauge engine that carried logs alongside the regular line. None of the locomotives at Ume Kōji are equipped with a device that was installed on many of the engines of my memory. What is it? Hint: It is said to have been the brainchild of "the father of the computer."
Click on the icon to see the original post in the old GEC.
colin: Have been "playing around" trying to find a place to enter a question for help. Cannot find how to do it, and as I am well past my sell-by date, I shall now give up.
Nov 1, 2020 11:15:59 GMT
colin: I cannot find the place to enter my question or start a thread.
Nov 1, 2020 10:14:33 GMT
colin: I have just joined and would like to ask for help.
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diane9247: shadowdragon - I am really impressed by the scope of your project! It will take me some time to understand at least a portion of it. Thank you for your contribution to the forum!
Oct 13, 2020 11:47:24 GMT
anantharam: wonderful !! you are amazing everything worked out perfect . just, if possible, can you make some STOL planes like the twin otter? please? that would make flying to remote airfields and airstrips and airports like lukla and coucheville a LOT easier .
Sept 26, 2020 17:18:34 GMT
shadowdragon: GRAND TOUR OVERLAY RELEASED!!! It is in the "Other Places" section of the forum!
Sept 11, 2020 21:23:29 GMT
shadowdragon: Grand Tour Overlay finished. I absolutely love this massive planetary overlay set! It's like they are actual fully functional globes from Google! Will upload in a few days.
Sept 10, 2020 1:32:26 GMT
shadowdragon: Grand Tour update:Added atmospheric cloud layers to Venus, Titan, Triton, and Pluto.
Jul 18, 2020 4:12:21 GMT
shadowdragon: Now have models of Huygens, NEAR, InSight, Lunokhod, Luna, Surveyor, Chang'e, Yutu, Vega, and Venera landers placed in the correct locations and of the correct size. All added without bloating the planets tour overlay to over 10 mb.
Jul 17, 2020 23:19:00 GMT
shadowdragon: Vega Probes and Balloons now have models.
Jul 16, 2020 3:36:01 GMT
shadowdragon: Found models for the Luna spacecraft and Lunokhod to place in the correct locations. Luna 23 also got a model (It's not included in the Google moon base layers)
Jul 14, 2020 2:03:34 GMT
syzygy: ... Also me would love to see those in real for myself! (;
Jul 13, 2020 20:45:48 GMT
Namen: I really want to visit them
Jul 13, 2020 14:34:51 GMT
Namen: Burial mounds with entryway: A first circle surrounds the mound under which the burial chamber is located; a second encircles the entire building. Only the men are buried there, lying on their side, their heads facing east, and they all have the same direc
Jul 13, 2020 14:33:53 GMT