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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    Ironically, the internet's two favorite topics of heated debate (slavery and Nazis) are actually perfectly relevant to a thread about vintage work crews. Even a strong familiarity with Godwin's Law will not help us here.

    I'll look through my work crews photo file so we can move our conversation forward. The Chinese boat haulers may simply have to remain a mystery.
    Yes, Godwin's law to memetics to Metamagical Themas to its final resting place as a memoid joining the memepool with a dose of hyperbole, add some math and AI we are off to the holy trinity of rabbit hole races and Me...me....I am a Horse of Course and I am calling it Mr. Ed.

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    Tunneling crew on London's Central Line. 1898.

    Fullsize image: https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/h...w_fullsize.jpg


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    Wow 1898 and got to be 25' in diameter with some somber workers. Looks ripe for a touch up but tough on a postcard type. Great pic Jon. I'm thinkin' this thread may reach mach and the 25 page barrier. I think second only, so far to Shop Truths, Phrases, Tales; and Outright Lies which may have temporarily stumbled into the effervescent Godwins law.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    Tunneling crew on London's Central Line. 1898.

    Fullsize image: https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/h...w_fullsize.jpg

    Hope those "TUBEs" were/are above the ancient sewers there. The odour of sweat & persperation would have been bad enough down there. It's hot enough digging a grave 5ft or 6 ft under let alone in a kind of mine shaft. I'm sweary enough thinking about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PJs View Post
    Wow 1898 and got to be 25' in diameter with some somber workers. Looks ripe for a touch up but tough on a postcard type. Great pic Jon. I'm thinkin' this thread may reach mach and the 25 page barrier. I think second only, so far to Shop Truths, Phrases, Tales; and Outright Lies which may have temporarily stumbled into the effervescent Godwins law.

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    Tunneling crew on London's Central Line. 1898.

    Fullsize image: https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/h...w_fullsize.jpg

    How would you like to have to stand shoulder to shoulder 3 or 4 levels high while swinging a pick all day in a dimly lit tunnel
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    Frank, I thought you were WW or WW.(walt whitman or william wordsworth). Thanks = very entertaining.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ranald View Post
    Frank, I thought you were WW or WW.(walt whitman or william wordsworth). Thanks = very entertaining.
    I fail to see any correlation hidden within the ramblings of my often ludicrous posts of events past present or future, of the literary poetical genius of 2 IMHO greats like WW&WW. I appreciate your comment none the less.
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    I get inspired by some of these photos and find the trials and work of these people who preceded use of great cultural value to us and future generation. Much like Walt Whitman and Wordsworth inspired many a thought with great words about mankind and important concepts. There faces, postures, clothing and such along with the industrial age inventiveness are beacons of core principles, work ethic and a daily grind, perseverance for us all to ponder, now and in future generations.

    I've been doing a lot of graphic/web/video work lately and as a respite to the grind of it, sometimes I like to "Clean up" some of these so I may better see what was happening in the picture and the people in them. This is one of them and here are a "cleaned" version and a zoomed in crop of some of these hard working folks.

    Vintage work crew photos-tunneling_london_work_crew_fullsize_clean.jpg

    Vintage work crew photos-tunneling_london_work_crew_crop_clean.jpg


    This one in particular brought up a PBS special I saw a while back about tunnel building in Boston and how generations of "Tunnelers" have worked on them, what kind of people they are and what they are doing with the new one. It also comes full forward to today to what Elon Musk is doing in LA with his high-speed underground rail system, which is pretty impressive tech wise without getting into the values or rightness of it...Inspired visionary action, imho.

    Hope this adds some inspiration to others here on this great forum.

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