Tuesday, January 5, 2010

We Love Mighty Machines

Those of you with children roughly between 10 and 20 will likely know what a "Mighty Machine" is. There used to be a show on television called Mighty Machines which would highlight some type of machine or piece of equipment and show what it did and how it worked. My sons and I loved that show. They would have everything from heavy construction equipment, trains, street sweepers, racecars to jets. One episode was totally about the demolition of the old St. Lawrence Starch plant that used to be in Port Credit, Ontario. The coolest part of that one was when they showed the demolition of the smokestacks and the factory itself, complete with the countdown to the explosion of the dynamite. That episode was special to us. Cheryl and I lived for several years in Port Credit and used to go by the place every day. Plus, Cheryl's grandfather was a long time employee at St. Lawrence Starch in its heyday. Anyway, I won't blabber on any more today. What I want is to show a few photos that I took of the Delta Airlines 747 which came to Fredericton just a couple of hours ago. This is a rare occurrence in Fredericton due to the smaller nature of the airport here. I was actually surprised to hear that it was coming at all until I found out that it was a military flight from Detroit which is on its way to California after picking up people/cargo here. My pal Shawn Berry even had an article about it in today's Gleaner. Sure enough he was there along with all of the usual local media folk with cameras rolling. It was fun. I called Cheryl at home who met me there with the boys to watch. There were a lot of people there too! All of us a bunch of big and little kids watching the Mighty Machine pay us a visit. One thing that's always amazed me about the 747 is how slow it looks when it's flying along. Like a big gliding bird. Here are some photos. I have a video too. I'll try and post that as well. Stay Well, Tim


Train Geek said...

Sweeeeet! Thanks for posting those photos.

I have been in a 747... once. I took Air France last year to Europe and we rode a 747 across the Atlantic. Inside it's not a lot different from other planes, except that it's wider. :)

Lamespotting said...

Mighty Machines is still shown on Treehouse several times per day. So anyone with a kid under 5 will know all about that show.

Tim Scammell, PTech said...

It's still on?? Great news. I haven't seen it in years.

Anonymous said...

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Tim Scammell, PTech said...

Who are you Anonymous? Thanks for the compliment. :)