Bonne journée

Bonne journée(30): A steam locomotive

201405-005In the present age, steam locomotives are mostly working only for a pleasure train. One of the reasons is, of course, an environmental issue. However, I think the main reason would be a difficulty of maintenance rather than CO2 emission. Operators are always checking here there and everywhere at each stations.

今日では蒸気機関車は、ほとんどの場合、観光列車として動いている。ひとつの理由は、もちろん環境問題だ。だが、思うに、主要な理由は二酸化炭素の排出というよりメンテナンスの難しさだろう。運転している人は、どの駅でもそこかしこを確認している。

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For a long while, I have forgotten what was happened when a steam locomotive worked. Grey smoke and gusty steam with a full blast sound. Then heavy ashes falling.

Have fun with an ancient technology once in a while.

ここしばらく、蒸気機関車が動く時に何が起こるかをすっかり忘れていた。灰色の煙と激しい蒸気とつんざくような音。そして大量の灰。

たまには、いにしえの技術で楽しもう。

201405-015I will post another picture of the locomotive again as a part of Wordless Wednesday.

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