Post by Low Light Mike on Jan 15, 2009 14:14:53 GMT -8
My current signature-pic is a historical reference to the name "Northern Expedition", in honour of the sea-trials & delivery-voyage of the new ship by the same name.
Northern Expedition (1926–1927) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Northern Expedition was a military campaign led by the Kuomintang (KMT) from 1926 to 1928. Its main objective was to speed up the Chinese revolution against feudalism and imperialism plaguing China after the Xinhai Revolution and unify China under the Nationalist banner by ending the rule of local warlords.
The term “Northern Expedition” may also be understood to include a related campaign in 1928, which is otherwise called the Second Northern Expedition, during which the National Revolutionary Army (NRA) captured Beijing (8 June 1928) and paved the way for the Chinese reunification (1928).
Post by Low Light Mike on Jan 15, 2009 14:37:47 GMT -8
And here's a comment on my current avatar image:
This is the logo of the 1969 Seattle Pilots, American-League baseball team. The expansion team (they joined the AL at same time as the KC Royals) lasted only 1 year in Seattle, and then became the AL Milwaukee Brewers for 1970 onwards....
Yes, the name "Pilots" was in the nautical meaning of the word.
Here's a website with lots of Pilots' history (look for the story of the toilets at Sicks Stadium, later used on the MV Northern Adventure... ;D): www.brandx.net/pilots/index.html
I've already chatted with member Barnacle about the team, and his family's memories of it. I'm sure the a certain ferry nut in Seattle might also have some pilots memorabilia stashed away somewhere.
This is quite a find! I have never seen a bcr painted loco, altohugh I have seen the CP one behind it. When was this taken? Nice Picture.
Some time in the 1970's, the premier at the time was touring the line and CP only had the one budd car at the time, so a BC Rail budd car was brought over for the special trip. There was another time when BC Rail budd cars were used on the E&N, a fan trip to Port Alberni shortly afterwards, 2 BC Rail budd cars were brought over.
With the Queen of Vancouver's retirement possibly close, I have a new sig pic (below) taken back in May 2008 at Bellhouse park on Galiano Island, while on a trip with other forum members. NewFlyer and I were on our bikes for this trip.
adventure does for the soul what education does for the mind. North Van->New Zealand->Japan-->Kootenays #jordanskisandexplores Flickr | Instagram ------------------------------------------------------------
Post by M/V LeConte on Feb 3, 2009 23:07:06 GMT -8
I just found this topic. What a great idea for people to be able to explain their siggys! I guess I should explain mine thus far.
My first one was from one of the Cachets (one of four) from the inaugural voyages of the LeConte. It was created by the very talented Rie Munouz, and the original drawing is framed on board the LeC. Here it is:
Briefly I had an image of the QPR coming to the Taku's aid. While this was up (about 5 days later) the Lituya went on her late night spree and wound up on Scrub Island. It may have just been poor timing, but I decided to replace it anyway.
My current siggy is of the Lituya during better times. I took this from the Malaspina in May of 2006. We were northbound into Ketchikan while she was on a return trip to Met. Here is that photo:
And finally, I have this one planned to come out around St. Valentines Day. I took this photo (series) of the Matanuska back in July '08. Later my wife pointed out the heart of snow on the mountain above her. Seems to fit to me!
A couple of forum members are currently using the Queen of Vancouver as their signature picture, with the words '1962-2009' accompanying. Other people did similar themes for recent retirees.
Thing is.... the 'Vancouver is still in service. A dated memoriam is usually used after someone's demise. If you were deathly ill, and not expected to hang on into the next year, would you want your friends putting tributes on their facebook page saying, 'Bob, 1962 - 2009' while you were still around to read it?
I hope that this jumping the gun won't offend the ocean spirits, and make for some bad omen. If anything horrible happens to the 'Vancouver in the next couple of weeks, a couple of people here will have to answer for it.
Well... this isn't a signature pic (most of mine have gone unexplained anyway...), but I just by chance happened to find something worth posting. Since the nominations have long since passed for this, I decided to post it here.
Here's an honorary submission for the forum flagship category of forum members in action. Since he didn't get to post a photo of his own, I'll submit a banner of our friend DENelson on board Queen of Cowichan en route to the Coastal Renaissance open house in Nanaimo.