WEFOUNDModernizing a Trunk Line: A Story of the Permanent Improvements on the Lackawanna Railroad Since 1899 (Classic Reprint)


Because of that spark, in late October of that year the Formosa Star, the premier train service of the Taiwan Railway Administration (TRA), was launched. As promised, Mayor Ishihara was present at the train's debut journey and served as the Formosa Star's spokesman, spreading the news to his countrymen in Japan, who have traditionally been strong supporters of Taiwanese tourism.


After its first journey in October 2004, the Formosa Star ran once a week, its five cars carrying 120 passengers. Seats on the train were difficult to come by, and reservations had to be made three months in advance. The TRA, seeking to capitalize on its success, has since the beginning of this year expanded service to a twice-weekly schedule. Through providing warm and meticulous service, the TRA hopes to bring Taiwan into the age of luxury tourism.


It's 6:30 a.m. at Sungshan Station in Taipei. The Formosa Star slowly pulls into the station, its carriages painted with various well-known scenic spots of Taiwan. Youthful workers move swiftly to load onto the train food items and juices in packages large and small. They then busy themselves with last-minute preparations, boiling water, pouring soy milk and ice-cold juice, heating up breakfast, and laying out the day's newspapers.

5 Element Tai Chi that my friend Randy Johnson found in China lends itself to seated exercise.  This page will show how you can do the exercises from a chair if standing  is a problem for you.

When you begin to do 5 Elements always do the “warm ups.”  Later if you do 5 Elements very very slowly  and repeat it at least 5 times you can use it as your “warm up” for more strenuous exercise  or instead of other exercise if  you have little time or energy.

(New drawings are in progress.  Meanwhile just do the exercises shown while sitting and go very slowly through each exercise without stepping or moving your legs any more than you want.  If you want to shift your body as you move, that is ok too.  Remember if it HURTS don’t do it.

As much art as there is in the execution of updating a classic muscle car, in so many cases the real art is more in the restraint. We’ve all seen cars that we want to like, but it just feels like the builder went a little too far and muddied the final product. In a full custom, there’s a much higher threshold, but when you want to pay homage to a vintage icon while still modernizing it, there is a limit to how far you can deviate. The parts may be awesome, the workmanship top notch, and it may be quite functional, but sometimes the “feel” can get lost. Knowing when to stop in order to keep the vision pure is the biggest challenge.

Case in point is this gorgeous ’65 Mustang fastback. With the absolute cornucopia of innovative products continually coming out for classic muscle machinery, the sky is the limit on updating one, but if you want to capture the essence of an iconic car while stepping into the Pro Touring world, that’s a very fine line to tap dance along when it comes to a Mustang fastback.

To score a cheap Mustang fastback, of course, meant accepting the fact that a lot of work was going to be needed. George and his son knew that—they just wanted to make sure they wouldn’t be in over their heads. The car had been hit, but was driveable and fixable, the floors were soft, and there was quite a bit of rust and filler evident, but the price still seemed right. George and his son struck a deal, and they decided to gamble on an adventure driving the fastback home.

Lola & Sophie specialize in colorful collections of cozy knit tops and dresses, inspired by the designers’ fluffy companions! Lola is a golden long-haired Chihuahua and Sophie is a grey/beige Havanese. Pet owners and dynamic design duo of Lola & Sophie, Gito and Gene, have created a line that dresses the customer in a playful yet chic, cozy but sophisticated look. Dog lovers and fashionistas alike will be crazy for this fun line of clothing!

Gus Mayer carries Lola & Sophie’s trendy but oh so comfy brand each season at both locations – Birmingham and Nashville. This Thursday – Saturday, April 25 – 27, the infamous Sophie will be joining Gene Kagan for a trunk show as he shows off their latest collection at Gus Mayer at The Summit. Bring your own furry friend along for a dog treat as you shop for a fashionable top, perfect for any occasion. Lola & Sophie is also distributed at specialty stores throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

Originally slated to be a basic T-shirt line, Lola & Sophie quickly became a major player and now stands on its own with a broad offering of exciting and novel clothing items, such as knit and silk tops, form-fitting, ruched dresses and layered cardigans.

Fans of the Lincoln Motor Company have had little to rejoice over in recent years; however, slowly but surely, the brand is making good on its promise to reinvent itself. Attractively styled CUVs and mid-sized sedans have helped lure back buyers into the blue oval’s luxury division.

Unfortunately, the brand is still missing a dynamic point of difference; sure, the styling is distinctive and equipment levels are competitive, yet it’s behind the wheel where things remain a little stagnant.

Using Ford’s global platforms is not a bad thing; however, as they’re mainly front wheel drive biased with the provision of AWD, there’s little to get enthusiastic about when carving up those canyon roads. Lincoln’s closest competitor – Cadillac offers RWD on most of its models, as does BMW , Mercedes-Benz and Jaguar .

Yet, all is not lost, as the Dearborn-based manufacturer has at least one RWD platform that it can get its hands on – that being of the latest Ford Mustang . A pony-car based coupe could finally give the brand and hero variant that driving enthusiasts want.

Because of that spark, in late October of that year the Formosa Star, the premier train service of the Taiwan Railway Administration (TRA), was launched. As promised, Mayor Ishihara was present at the train's debut journey and served as the Formosa Star's spokesman, spreading the news to his countrymen in Japan, who have traditionally been strong supporters of Taiwanese tourism.


After its first journey in October 2004, the Formosa Star ran once a week, its five cars carrying 120 passengers. Seats on the train were difficult to come by, and reservations had to be made three months in advance. The TRA, seeking to capitalize on its success, has since the beginning of this year expanded service to a twice-weekly schedule. Through providing warm and meticulous service, the TRA hopes to bring Taiwan into the age of luxury tourism.


It's 6:30 a.m. at Sungshan Station in Taipei. The Formosa Star slowly pulls into the station, its carriages painted with various well-known scenic spots of Taiwan. Youthful workers move swiftly to load onto the train food items and juices in packages large and small. They then busy themselves with last-minute preparations, boiling water, pouring soy milk and ice-cold juice, heating up breakfast, and laying out the day's newspapers.

5 Element Tai Chi that my friend Randy Johnson found in China lends itself to seated exercise.  This page will show how you can do the exercises from a chair if standing  is a problem for you.

When you begin to do 5 Elements always do the “warm ups.”  Later if you do 5 Elements very very slowly  and repeat it at least 5 times you can use it as your “warm up” for more strenuous exercise  or instead of other exercise if  you have little time or energy.

(New drawings are in progress.  Meanwhile just do the exercises shown while sitting and go very slowly through each exercise without stepping or moving your legs any more than you want.  If you want to shift your body as you move, that is ok too.  Remember if it HURTS don’t do it.

As much art as there is in the execution of updating a classic muscle car, in so many cases the real art is more in the restraint. We’ve all seen cars that we want to like, but it just feels like the builder went a little too far and muddied the final product. In a full custom, there’s a much higher threshold, but when you want to pay homage to a vintage icon while still modernizing it, there is a limit to how far you can deviate. The parts may be awesome, the workmanship top notch, and it may be quite functional, but sometimes the “feel” can get lost. Knowing when to stop in order to keep the vision pure is the biggest challenge.

Case in point is this gorgeous ’65 Mustang fastback. With the absolute cornucopia of innovative products continually coming out for classic muscle machinery, the sky is the limit on updating one, but if you want to capture the essence of an iconic car while stepping into the Pro Touring world, that’s a very fine line to tap dance along when it comes to a Mustang fastback.

To score a cheap Mustang fastback, of course, meant accepting the fact that a lot of work was going to be needed. George and his son knew that—they just wanted to make sure they wouldn’t be in over their heads. The car had been hit, but was driveable and fixable, the floors were soft, and there was quite a bit of rust and filler evident, but the price still seemed right. George and his son struck a deal, and they decided to gamble on an adventure driving the fastback home.

Because of that spark, in late October of that year the Formosa Star, the premier train service of the Taiwan Railway Administration (TRA), was launched. As promised, Mayor Ishihara was present at the train's debut journey and served as the Formosa Star's spokesman, spreading the news to his countrymen in Japan, who have traditionally been strong supporters of Taiwanese tourism.


After its first journey in October 2004, the Formosa Star ran once a week, its five cars carrying 120 passengers. Seats on the train were difficult to come by, and reservations had to be made three months in advance. The TRA, seeking to capitalize on its success, has since the beginning of this year expanded service to a twice-weekly schedule. Through providing warm and meticulous service, the TRA hopes to bring Taiwan into the age of luxury tourism.


It's 6:30 a.m. at Sungshan Station in Taipei. The Formosa Star slowly pulls into the station, its carriages painted with various well-known scenic spots of Taiwan. Youthful workers move swiftly to load onto the train food items and juices in packages large and small. They then busy themselves with last-minute preparations, boiling water, pouring soy milk and ice-cold juice, heating up breakfast, and laying out the day's newspapers.

Because of that spark, in late October of that year the Formosa Star, the premier train service of the Taiwan Railway Administration (TRA), was launched. As promised, Mayor Ishihara was present at the train's debut journey and served as the Formosa Star's spokesman, spreading the news to his countrymen in Japan, who have traditionally been strong supporters of Taiwanese tourism.


After its first journey in October 2004, the Formosa Star ran once a week, its five cars carrying 120 passengers. Seats on the train were difficult to come by, and reservations had to be made three months in advance. The TRA, seeking to capitalize on its success, has since the beginning of this year expanded service to a twice-weekly schedule. Through providing warm and meticulous service, the TRA hopes to bring Taiwan into the age of luxury tourism.


It's 6:30 a.m. at Sungshan Station in Taipei. The Formosa Star slowly pulls into the station, its carriages painted with various well-known scenic spots of Taiwan. Youthful workers move swiftly to load onto the train food items and juices in packages large and small. They then busy themselves with last-minute preparations, boiling water, pouring soy milk and ice-cold juice, heating up breakfast, and laying out the day's newspapers.

5 Element Tai Chi that my friend Randy Johnson found in China lends itself to seated exercise.  This page will show how you can do the exercises from a chair if standing  is a problem for you.

When you begin to do 5 Elements always do the “warm ups.”  Later if you do 5 Elements very very slowly  and repeat it at least 5 times you can use it as your “warm up” for more strenuous exercise  or instead of other exercise if  you have little time or energy.

(New drawings are in progress.  Meanwhile just do the exercises shown while sitting and go very slowly through each exercise without stepping or moving your legs any more than you want.  If you want to shift your body as you move, that is ok too.  Remember if it HURTS don’t do it.

Because of that spark, in late October of that year the Formosa Star, the premier train service of the Taiwan Railway Administration (TRA), was launched. As promised, Mayor Ishihara was present at the train's debut journey and served as the Formosa Star's spokesman, spreading the news to his countrymen in Japan, who have traditionally been strong supporters of Taiwanese tourism.


After its first journey in October 2004, the Formosa Star ran once a week, its five cars carrying 120 passengers. Seats on the train were difficult to come by, and reservations had to be made three months in advance. The TRA, seeking to capitalize on its success, has since the beginning of this year expanded service to a twice-weekly schedule. Through providing warm and meticulous service, the TRA hopes to bring Taiwan into the age of luxury tourism.


It's 6:30 a.m. at Sungshan Station in Taipei. The Formosa Star slowly pulls into the station, its carriages painted with various well-known scenic spots of Taiwan. Youthful workers move swiftly to load onto the train food items and juices in packages large and small. They then busy themselves with last-minute preparations, boiling water, pouring soy milk and ice-cold juice, heating up breakfast, and laying out the day's newspapers.

5 Element Tai Chi that my friend Randy Johnson found in China lends itself to seated exercise.  This page will show how you can do the exercises from a chair if standing  is a problem for you.

When you begin to do 5 Elements always do the “warm ups.”  Later if you do 5 Elements very very slowly  and repeat it at least 5 times you can use it as your “warm up” for more strenuous exercise  or instead of other exercise if  you have little time or energy.

(New drawings are in progress.  Meanwhile just do the exercises shown while sitting and go very slowly through each exercise without stepping or moving your legs any more than you want.  If you want to shift your body as you move, that is ok too.  Remember if it HURTS don’t do it.

As much art as there is in the execution of updating a classic muscle car, in so many cases the real art is more in the restraint. We’ve all seen cars that we want to like, but it just feels like the builder went a little too far and muddied the final product. In a full custom, there’s a much higher threshold, but when you want to pay homage to a vintage icon while still modernizing it, there is a limit to how far you can deviate. The parts may be awesome, the workmanship top notch, and it may be quite functional, but sometimes the “feel” can get lost. Knowing when to stop in order to keep the vision pure is the biggest challenge.

Case in point is this gorgeous ’65 Mustang fastback. With the absolute cornucopia of innovative products continually coming out for classic muscle machinery, the sky is the limit on updating one, but if you want to capture the essence of an iconic car while stepping into the Pro Touring world, that’s a very fine line to tap dance along when it comes to a Mustang fastback.

To score a cheap Mustang fastback, of course, meant accepting the fact that a lot of work was going to be needed. George and his son knew that—they just wanted to make sure they wouldn’t be in over their heads. The car had been hit, but was driveable and fixable, the floors were soft, and there was quite a bit of rust and filler evident, but the price still seemed right. George and his son struck a deal, and they decided to gamble on an adventure driving the fastback home.

Lola & Sophie specialize in colorful collections of cozy knit tops and dresses, inspired by the designers’ fluffy companions! Lola is a golden long-haired Chihuahua and Sophie is a grey/beige Havanese. Pet owners and dynamic design duo of Lola & Sophie, Gito and Gene, have created a line that dresses the customer in a playful yet chic, cozy but sophisticated look. Dog lovers and fashionistas alike will be crazy for this fun line of clothing!

Gus Mayer carries Lola & Sophie’s trendy but oh so comfy brand each season at both locations – Birmingham and Nashville. This Thursday – Saturday, April 25 – 27, the infamous Sophie will be joining Gene Kagan for a trunk show as he shows off their latest collection at Gus Mayer at The Summit. Bring your own furry friend along for a dog treat as you shop for a fashionable top, perfect for any occasion. Lola & Sophie is also distributed at specialty stores throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

Originally slated to be a basic T-shirt line, Lola & Sophie quickly became a major player and now stands on its own with a broad offering of exciting and novel clothing items, such as knit and silk tops, form-fitting, ruched dresses and layered cardigans.


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