Welcome to New China, clean and green

Love the sound of this loco!

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16 Responses to Welcome to New China, clean and green

  1. Jumpnmcar

    Silly question I know but if CO2 is being absorbed predominantly by the oceans, does anyone have a graph of CO2 ppm in the oceans for the last 100 years ?
    ( disclaimer, I’m just a dumb tradesmen)

  2. rickw

    Must be a bit of a grade on that line. Looks like they had everything opened up!

  3. Bruce of Newcastle

    Why have one when you can have three at once?

  4. Rafe Champion

    Thanks Bruce, nothing to do with China but boys toys…

    I would love to see again the ICI film from the ’50s, making the desert of W Victoria bloom with super and trace elements after they dragged a ships anchor cable between two bulldozers to knock over the low scrub.

    Decades later I met the film-maker in a philosophy group, at the time he was involved with the Communist Party, and he used his company car on the weekend to deliver literature. He said he didn’t last long in the party, the dogmatism was intolerable.

  5. pbw

    BoN,

    When the trains went under the bridge and enveloped it in smoke, I could smell them, and I haven’t been on a steam train since I was a boy.

  6. Jumpnmcar
    #2828622, posted on September 30, 2018 at 8:32 pm

    Silly question I know but if CO2 is being absorbed predominantly by the oceans, does anyone have a graph of CO2 ppm in the oceans for the last 100 years ?
    ( disclaimer, I’m just a dumb tradesmen)

    No such graph.
    CO2 is absorbed in cool waters, and outgassed in warm waters (just like your beer going flat).
    CO2 is also food for the micro organisms just like it is food for vegetation on land.
    CO2 also turns into white chalk just like the White Cliffs of Dover.
    CO2 is also used by shelled critters to make their shells.

    So, nobody knows how much CO2 is in the oceans at any given time. Sure, they may “guesstimate” the figure, but the error margin would be bigger than the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere.
    Anyone claiming to know what will happen to the pH balance of the oceans (aarrgghhh!! ocean acidification will kill all life as we know it!!!) is a liar and a shyster of first order.

    p.s. Don’t sell yourself short. No such thing as a “dumb tradesman”
    Now, I wanna take you home, it’s too far to walk on your on.

  7. Harlequin Decline

    Reminds me of the East Perth loco sheds in the 60’s. One of the comments under the video –

    ‘What are they feeding it, the souls of the damned?’

  8. Mark M

    Won’t someone think of the children?

    Environmental “Time Bomb”…China To Dump 20 Million Tonnes Of Solar Panel Waste Into Environment

    http://notrickszone.com/2018/09/30/environmental-time-bomb-china-to-dump-20-million-tonnes-of-solar-panel-waste-into-environment/

  9. amortiser

    They are just doing backburning at the same time.

  10. billie

    travelled through Rajahstan in India years ago on steam trains, if you opened a window, the soot went everywhere

    nothing surprises me about China though I am amazed that so many people believe their BS

  11. nothing surprises me about China though I am amazed that so many people believe their BS

    Only one group of people believe everything China says, but often their leaders do know better and simply use it for their own political purposes. They know their followers are dumb as dog shit, just like the Democrats when it comes to the lies about Kavanaugh.

  12. JohnA

    Bruce of Newcastle #2828633, posted on September 30, 2018, at 9:12 pm

    Why have one when you can have three at once?

    Bruce,
    more details, please. Which locos? Where?

    The whistles sound unlike NSW – more like a Victorian Middle C Steam chime as fitted to our R class.
    Have a listen here:

    from about 2:30 with some lovely reverb off the city buildings
    or here:

    briefly from 1:10.

    Just random recent runs…

  13. Leo G

    Sure, they may “guesstimate” the figure, but the error margin would be bigger than the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere.

    A useful guesstimate is that there is about 10,000 times more carbon dissolved in the oceans than the present net annual transfer from atmosphere to oceans. Moreover, there is vastly more carbon, in the form of carbonate deposits, beneath the oceans than there is carbon in the oceans.

  14. Bruce of Newcastle

    Bruce,
    more details, please. Which locos? Where?

    John – The numbers are in the blurb under the vid on Youtube:

    3526, 3265 and 3642 race their respective trains through Victoria St station en route to Maitland. The Great Steam Train Race is a feature of the annual Hunter Valley Steamfest.

  15. iain russell

    And a lullaby with which to hit the rack: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHKxk719AMc. Johnny Cash – the one and only!

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