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    Re: What place is this?

    Is it a loco used in the sugar industry?

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      Re: What place is this?

      No, Yves............
      Ivy

      "To thine own self be true.......
      Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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        Re: What place is this?

        Ralf - hi...... when you've completed your lovely Ivy's Bridge thread, there's a train for you here on what Place is This? No-one else seems forthcoming, strangely.
        Ivy

        "To thine own self be true.......
        Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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          Re: What place is this?

          ...it has been noticed...
          Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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            Re: What place is this?

            But look, man, you have to do more than notice it!
            Ivy

            "To thine own self be true.......
            Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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              Re: What place is this?

              This lady is so impatient..... until she keeps on teasing and nerving i think it is better to solve this one.

              We see here the lococmotive Minør of the Reykjavík Harbour Railway.
              It was built in 1892 by the Arnold Jung Lokomotivfabrik in Jugenthal bei Kirchen in Germany and delivered to Iceland on March 9, 1913.
              She is displayed in the port.

              http://picasaweb.google.com/11739158...12916906584274
              Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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                Re: What place is this?

                What and where???



                Photo personnelle Bertrand Bouret
                Last edited by Ralf__; July 3rd, 2012, 09:08. Reason: adding photographer
                Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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                  Re: What place is this?

                  Originally posted by Ralf__ View Post
                  What and where???

                  What a wonderful contraption!! Are we dredging something Ralf - a canal perhaps?
                  Cheers,

                  Mark.

                  www.pologlover.co.uk

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                    Re: What place is this?

                    Canal is a good suggestion. But dredging.... nope!
                    Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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                      Re: What place is this?

                      This is the Montech Water Slope on the Canal de Garonne in SW France. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:PenteEauMontech.jpg and Ralf's photo at http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...tech_monte.jpg
                      Last edited by wherrygirl; July 2nd, 2012, 19:09.
                      Ivy

                      "To thine own self be true.......
                      Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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                        Re: What place is this?

                        Very good, Ivy!

                        How that works, can be seen here:
                        http://www.canaux-historiques.com/d2...ge/fo_f05.html

                        A nice description about the "Pente d'Eau" at the Canal du Midi, where there was the other one installed and the technical problems of this idea, can be seen here, it is quite sarcastic, but funny to listen:
                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9A5gvvMF90

                        Did you notice the comparison: he names the fiberglass-bumper-boats as "Tupperware". Understandable, if you have to deal with masses of them on the Canal du Midi, while steering a huge barge like Anjodi:
                        http://www.gobarging.com/anjodi-barge

                        I hope you had fun to discover this strange machine. Over to you, Ivy!
                        Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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                          Re: What place is this?

                          Funnily enough, Ralf, this one didn't take me long. I got hold of the right idea of lifting a vessel up or over something almost straight away but had no idea of the method. It looked to be a sling of some sort but obviously needed some other means of support at the bows and I wondered if those whatever-they-are with the pistons provided it, though I admit the whole thing seemed a bit precarious.
                          So I Googled tug lift or somesuch, then found lift locks, and finally came across the idea of a water slope. Incredible idea, I had never heard of it before.
                          Many thanks for the URL's, they're good.

                          Now, where is this?

                          photograph will be attributed when the puzzle is solved
                          Ivy

                          "To thine own self be true.......
                          Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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                            Re: What place is this?

                            Hmmm. Looks like a tower, surrounded by some Air Force equipment. The place looks not a bit like you could have some pleasure here. But where is the runway? This seems to be a puzzle for the plane spotters...
                            Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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                              Re: What place is this?

                              A semaphore (sea signal?) somewhere in Brettany or Channels Islands ?

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                                Re: What place is this?

                                Ralf, you're on the right track. (Perhaps track is not the best word as we're not talking railways!)

                                Yves, not semaphore and in neither Brittany nor the Channel Isles.
                                Ivy

                                "To thine own self be true.......
                                Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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