Saturday, August 21, 2010

Saturday (out of) steam, 8/21/10

Dinkey - Ames and College Railway

The Dinkey was a small steam engine that ran between downtown Ames and Iowa State College campus beginning July 4, 1891. Built by the A&C Railway as an alternative to the mud road previously used, the Dinkey delivered mail to the post office located inside the Hub, carried building materials used in constructing Marston Engineering Hall, the Campanile, and other campus buildings, and brought loads of boxes and scrap wood for the victory bonfires held after sporting events.
"Victory bonfires?" - I guess that's why they used a small steam engine.

Wednesday's hotfix upgrade translated into a "notfix" and two days of scrambling to recover.

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