Odds and Ends
7 4, 12:27am
I got to confess: Behind the monicker AttundaViking stands one of Sweden's steam-engine drivers (there's about a hundred of us).
One additional thing that makes the rails slippery are snails. One summer I was getting qualified to drive our tiny engine, the braking performance on that thing is a bit sketchy. For my six days of trainee driving it rained every day, and that lures the snails out of hiding; they love sitting on top of the wet rail-head. REEEEaally slippery.