Antique Steam Engine Rescues Passengers After Electric Trains Fail in the Bitter Cold

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When a UK electric rail was disabled by the snow and cold, 100 passengers were left stranded. Until a Tornado came and whisked them home. That is, the steam engine named Tornado, built with 1940s tech. Speed isn't everything. [BBC]

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My great grandfather's Waltham pocket watch was made in 1886. It still runs perfectly. Nothing in the average household today would last more than a few years.