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Author Topic: Happy 210th Birthday, Mr. Brunel.  (Read 950 times)
James Harrison
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« on: April 09, 2016, 02:00:19 pm »

Happy 210th birthday to someone whose railways were built to the wrong gauge, whose locomotives didn't work, whose steamships bankrupted their owners, whose bridges were only completed after his death, whose large projects usually came in massively over-budget and brought financial ruin to their patrons, and who despite all this somehow has the legacy of being a great engineer.



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Persons intending to travel by open carriage should select a seat with their backs to the engine, by which means they will avoid the ashes emitted therefrom, that in travelling generally, but particularly through the tunnels, prove a great annoyance; the carriage farthest from the engine will in consequence be found the most desirable.
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« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2016, 08:41:18 pm »

Also happy birthday to me who is very, very drunk and never built anything unless you count Lego.
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James Harrison
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« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2016, 08:58:04 pm »

Also happy birthday to me who is very, very drunk and never built anything unless you count Lego.

Happy Birthday! 
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