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Posted by Overmod on Sunday, November 3, 2019 2:28 PM

rdamon
I had to look twice at your "Shadow of the Cat" comment

It was 'shadow of the cat bridge' (shorthand for catenary support bridge) but the phrase probably broke across the line return.  That's what happens when I try to be salty...

Note the difference in the angle of this shadow between the two pictures - that will allow calculation of the time difference between the two, and perhaps a check on when each was taken.

The picture you provided is valuable because it was taken after the derailment -- is it possible to blow it up at high resolution to comparable scale and crop to the same approximate frame as the earlier picture, so we can compare them directly?

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Posted by rdamon on Sunday, November 3, 2019 3:29 PM

I thought at first your were refering to our fellow poster who owns a cat. :)

I lifted the photo from the report.  Hunting down some larger originals should be possible ..  will take a look.

 

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Posted by Overmod on Sunday, November 3, 2019 3:45 PM

rdamon
I thought at first you were referring to our fellow poster who owns a cat. :)

She only thinks she owns a cat.  In reality cats are like wands in the Harry Potter stories -- they choose you.  Much more worthwhile that way, too.

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Posted by Overmod on Sunday, November 3, 2019 3:51 PM

rdamon
I thought at first you were referring to our fellow poster who owns a cat. :)

She only thinks she owns a cat.  In reality cats are like wands in the Harry Potter stories -- they choose you.  Much more worthwhile that way, too.

If someone has a copy of Acrobat that allows editing of documents, they can extract the image from the report and work with it.  I only have DC, and while I can get a nominally "free" trial of the editing functions, it then defaults to something like $19.95 per month 'subscription' ... and we all know what happens with these "free" trials when you try to cancel them.

I suspect the image once extracted will be simple to enlarge, crop and put up on a Web service; I think it is fair use to use the adapted content for our purpose here.

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Posted by Victrola1 on Monday, November 4, 2019 11:10 AM

"There's been another wreck on the New Haven." 

The phrase became another way of saying, what's new. 

We apply these insights to an historical case study of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad during the years 1911 through 1914. During these years the New Haven experienced a burst of train wrecks. Sensational reporting of these accidents, along with increasingly shrill government investigations, coincided with ongoing exposés of the company's questionable financial practices and turned the New Haven into a pariah company, stigmatizing and forcing out its management.

https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/social-science-history/article/another-wreck-on-the-new-haven-accidents-risk-perception-and-the-stigmatization-of-the-new-york-new-haven-hartford-railroad-19111914/24F42628E011A95B9BD5A93BB520A1DE  

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Posted by charlie hebdo on Monday, November 4, 2019 1:51 PM

"What goes around comes around."

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Posted by Overmod on Monday, November 4, 2019 9:50 PM

Victrola1
"There's been another wreck on the New Haven." 

Well, at the very least, you ought to include the "Jiminy!" as in the movie.

I find to my horror that I can't locate any copy of the original Lindsay & Crouse play; even Samuel French is 'adjourned sine die' on available copies.  Perhaps miningman can sic Mike on finding it.  It's certainly in the postwar movie!  The line as I recall delivering it was a kind of exasperated "Another wreck on the New Haven" as Clarence was engaging in his as-yet-unbaptized morning-paper ritual.

If I remember correctly (it has been a very long time since I performed in it - not quite a half-century but you can see it from here), when they changed the period from 'the 1890s' as in the original book to circa 1913, it put things squarely in the Mellen disaster years.  I do think you can squarely put responsibility on Mellen and Morgan for setting things up for this sort of thing to happen...

It probably says volumes that a play written in and for audiences in the late 1930s would still find ready audience reaction from including this no-doubt-evocative (and memorable!) tidbit.

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Posted by charlie hebdo on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 10:45 AM

Not the stage script or screenplay, but rather the autobiographical novel by Day.

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0608341h.html

 

Pay ($14.95) links in here for the script: 

https://scripts-onscreen.com/tag/life-with-father-script/

 

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Posted by Overmod on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 4:01 PM

charlie hebdo
Not the stage script or screenplay, but rather the autobiographical novel by Day.

There is nothing in the book about the comment.  I looked before posting!

Pay ($14.95) links in here for the script: 

But that's the movie script ... and we already know how the line goes in that.

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