U.K. Testing First Tram-Train Hybrid in Sheffield

February 7, 2014 by  
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The United Kingdom ‘s first tram-train hybrid is currently being installed in Sheffield, England , and when it’s completed in 2016 the public transit line will provide a seamless transition from the national railway tracks to the existing city tracks of the Sheffield SuperTram . According to Wired , The eight-mile commuter rail line runs from suburban Rotherham Parkgate to Sheffield city center, and the $98 million (£60 million) pilot project will test the system to see if it will work in the rest of the U.K. Read the rest of U.K. Testing First Tram-Train Hybrid in Sheffield Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: heavy rail , hybrid , Karlsruhe model , light trail , sheffield , special wheels , train , tram , tram-train , trolley-train , UK        

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Fifth Fence Farm Creates Cozy, Eco Chic Wool Throws

February 6, 2014 by  
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Michael and Vera brought their first lambs home in 2012, and were instantly enamored. Today, they operate Fifth Fence Farm in Charlotte, Vermont, and produce small-batch wool throws in classic plaited twill and herringbone patterns. Their flock of sixteen sheep are fed on grass, minerals and kelp and grow full, radiant fleeces. Fifth Fence Farm throws are available in four patterns, all named for ewes in the flock: Mona, Iris, Elba and Sparrow. Read the rest of Fifth Fence Farm Creates Cozy, Eco Chic Wool Throws Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: charlotte , eco-friendly fabrics , Fifth Fence Farm , green design , green interiors , sustainable design , sustainable housewares , Sustainable Interiors , sustainable wool , vermont        

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