Trains | 3 (2015)

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ALCO RS3 Locomotive — New York

As many of you know, I am not one who believes Urbex explorers should hold back location information to fellow explorers – this locomotive graveyard was a tip from a blogger who enjoyed my trolley series. Not giving the information out to the general public is understandable, but sharing with the greater Urbex community is the thing to do in my opinion. Shown here is a detail shot of an American Locomotive Company RS3 – a 12-cylinder; 1,600 hp Diesel-Electric switcher locomotive manufactured in June of 1951.

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AMTRAK — ALCO RS3

Planes | 6 (2014)

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Ercoupe 415c (Detail) — Connecticut

The Ercoupe was billed as the worlds safest plane when it was introduced in the 1940s. It was stall-resistant and spin-proof and the controls were interconnected. There were no rudder pedals, just a wheel and throttle to use in controlling the airplane. Unfortunately, the air safety record for the Ercoupe does not bear out the manufactures claims. In reality, the Ercoupe has the worse safety/crash record for any contemporary two-seat aircraft.

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ERCO Ercoupe