A stop for sandwiches at the Crown Hotel then off...
November 15, 2014 3:23 PM   Subscribe

The Decembrists really upped their game with this new video, didn't they? Can't say that I'm impressed with the song though. I could barely hear it.
posted by benito.strauss at 3:53 PM on November 15, 2014

Breathtakingly moving is right. This blew my mind and made my night. Absolutely beautiful.

I am grateful that there are people who love these big wheezing sighing wonderful old steam beasts enough to keep them alive for such a spectacle. That convoy has some serious heavy metal.

A couple of decades ago I was lucky to witness four Stanley Steamers arriving in a line at a lakeside stopover during a Glidden Tour event as they rounded the lake edge, high and proud and shining, steam whistles blasting a greeting.

Thanks for posting this. Poetry in motion.
posted by kinnakeet at 4:49 PM on November 15, 2014 [3 favorites]

Wow! Amazing machines! I wish more people would preserve things for future generations to marvel at.
posted by InsertNiftyNameHere at 9:20 PM on November 15, 2014

All of these engines were at a local canal festival last month here in Dudley. They cover a lot of fairs all around the country.
posted by parmanparman at 1:06 AM on November 16, 2014

They are gorgeous and all, but I can't imagine operating them on the roads as they were a century ago, much less at the front line, which is where the tracked tractor would take over I suppose.
posted by hat_eater at 3:21 AM on November 16, 2014

That was not the McLaren that I was expecting.
posted by indubitable at 5:51 AM on November 16, 2014 [1 favorite]

Great stuff. These are amazing machines, thanks for posting this!
posted by carter at 6:23 AM on November 16, 2014

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