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Cudzoziemiec

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Electric trolley boats
« on: August 14, 2020, 11:29:59 am »
A thing I've just discovered. A boat powered by overhead electric supply, like a trolley bus or tram. Occasionally used for ferries and in the past for canal boats.
https://www.lowtechmagazine.com/2009/12/trolley-canal-boats.html

Youtube of electric ferry (the duck seems to be winning!):
https://youtu.be/6JjIpbso29s

And Wikipedia.
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Zipperhead

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Re: Electric trolley boats
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2020, 02:00:36 pm »
Adding to unusual forms of transport, how about the non-stop railway?

Wembley's Experimental Never-Stop Railway Line
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Edd

Re: Electric trolley boats
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2020, 03:28:31 pm »
Adding to unusual forms of transport, how about the non-stop railway?

Wembley's Experimental Never-Stop Railway Line

Reminds me of the gyro-monorail
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gyro_monorail

Andrij

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Re: Electric trolley boats
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2020, 05:11:00 pm »
Adding to unusual forms of transport, how about the non-stop railway?

Wembley's Experimental Never-Stop Railway Line

Like buses in provincial Mexico.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Electric trolley boats
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2020, 10:32:14 pm »
Impressive! I suppose for the Wembley Exhibition in 1925 it could have been treated as some sort of metaphor for the never-stopping Great British Empire. Now, if it were still there in the same place, it could be a metaphor for the never-stopping success of English football. Erm, couldn't it?
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