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Nebraska Zephyr - EMD E5 Locomotive

Nebraska Zephyr - EMD E5 Locomotive

One can take a ride on the Nebraska Zephyr, which operated from 1947 to 1971 and now the only surviving EMD E5, an A1A-A1A passenger train-hauling diesel locomotive. Illinois Railway Museum, Union, Illinois. #illinoisrailwaymuseum

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September 17, 2017
Around the IRM on a Streetcar

Around the IRM on a Streetcar

Or hop on a tram (or streetcar or trolley car) and go around the campus of the Illinois Railway Museum. Union, Illinois. #illinoisrailwaymuseum

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September 17, 2017
Rotary Snowplow at the IRM

Rotary Snowplow at the IRM

Among the exhibits of the Illinois Railway Museum (IRM) is railroad snow removal equipment. There are giant wedge plows and oddly looking rotary snowplows, like this one. #illinoisrailwaymuseum

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September 17, 2017
Hangars of Illinois Railway Museum II

Hangars of Illinois Railway Museum II

There are rows of locomotives, cars, and streetcars in the train-sheds of the Illinois Railway Museum. One of them is the Milwaukee Road 265 - a 4-8-4 "Northern"-Type steam locomotive. #illinoisrailwaymuseum

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September 17, 2017
Hangars of Illinois Railway Museum I

Hangars of Illinois Railway Museum I

The Illinois Railway Museum is the largest railroad museum in the United States. Its hangars shelter numerous displays of old railroad equipment. Union, Illinois. #illinoisrailwaymuseum

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September 17, 2017
Fragment of a Tribal Wooden Shield

Fragment of a Tribal Wooden Shield

Fragment of an African tribal wooden shield from the William K. Vanderbilt, Jr S collection.

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June 26, 2016
View over Northport Bay

View over Northport Bay

View over Northport Bay from the Vanderbilt Mansion - former 43-acre estate of William K. Vanderbilt II, now the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum.

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June 26, 2016
Passage to the Sea

Passage to the Sea

Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum. Eagle's Nest - William K. Vanderbilt, Jr's Gold Coast-era Moorish Mansion, located in Centerpoint, Long Island, NY.

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June 26, 2016
Scandinavian Modernism Mirrored and Reflected Infinitely

Scandinavian Modernism Mirrored and Reflected Infinitely

Scandinavian Modernism Mirrored and Reflected Infinitely, Josiah McElheny, 2005.
Hand-blown mirrored glass objects, transparent and industrial mirror, chrome, metal, wood, electric lighting.

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April 23, 2016
Block Statue of Ay

Block Statue of Ay

Limestone. New Kingdom, late Dynasty XVIII, reign of Tutankhamun.

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April 23, 2016
Magical Fish

Magical Fish

Pottery, painted. New Kingdom, late Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep III (circa 1390-1352 B.C.E.) or Akhenaten (circa 1352-1336 B.C.E.). The fish represented is the perch or bolti (Tilapia nilotica), a creature that attracted the attention of the ancient Egyptians by its breeding habits. When bolti eggs have been deposited and fertilized, the female draws them into her mouth and keeps them there until they hatch. The Egyptians came to view the bolti as an animal capable of spontaneous generation and thus as a symbol of resurrection and rebirth.

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April 23, 2016
Spooky

Spooky

A fragment of an artifact. Brooklyn Museum.

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April 23, 2016
U.S. Navy Deep Dive System Mark 1 (DDS-MK1)

U.S. Navy Deep Dive System Mark 1 (DDS-MK1)

Experimental dive system from 1968. Man in the Sea Museum, Panama City Beach, Florida.

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April 08, 2016
Tech Diver - IUC Yellow Submarine

Tech Diver - IUC Yellow Submarine

Man in the Sea Museum, Panama City Beach, Florida.

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April 08, 2016
Finally Done with the MET’s 1st Floor