Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
It's a shame asdf isn't around lately, because I would have been curious about his commentary from a North American viewpoint, especially on the "mallard" operation. My source on this is O. S. Nock: Railways of the USA (of which I own a copy); the following is from Chapter Fiveteen:

This book was written almost four decades ago, however, and I couldn't find a modern reference, so I wonder if the "mallard" term/slang is still in use.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Sat May 31st, 2014 at 09:32:28 AM EST
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