I just got a silly e-mail about standard widths or rail lines being based on the old Roman chariot wheel tracks, etc etc. Has anyone heard this line? Does anyone have any specific proof for/against this? I know rail width in US is different from Europe, and Spain I believe differs from the rest of Europe, even. Actually, I can’t imagine that chariots were as wide as train cars…Anyone know about this? Urban legend/ false factoid?
We debunked this one before… umm… use the search engine cause I ain’t got the addy
“I guess it is possible for one person to make a difference, although most of the time they probably shouldn’t.”
I’d like to kill the sumbitch responsible for that UL. The fact he/she/it put the power of spam behind it should be punishable by death.
I’m closing this thread even though I cannot point to the old ones - you’ll have to look through the thread list, since the search engine is totally useless. Sorry.
Geesh, on second thought, go at it if you’ve a mind. But please be nice, because I’m not looking in here again.
Yeah, Im not too enthused about finding an old thread, but here’s a good place to start your debunking:
Back off, man. I’m a scientist.
Hey Nickrz and gang. Here they are. Not a heck of a lot of info but better’n nuttin.
My sources at Norfolk & Southern and The Ann Arbor Railroad have also struck out.
The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.
You guys obviously don’t lead the charmed life that I do.