The Town Scryer is a mixed bag of humor, socio-political observations and ephemera from the perspective of a eclectic Pagan veteran of the counter-culture.

Saturday, April 30, 2011


Above is the propeller-driven Scheinenzeppelin  built in Germany before the Nazis came to power. It reached a speed of 140 MPH in 1931!


Conceived and built in 1930 by the German rail company Deutsche Reichsbahn, the Schienenzeppelinwas a design alternative to the streamlined steam locomotives of its day. It was a slick and relatively lightweight at 20 tons, running on but two axles and powered by a 46-liter BMW V-12.

Concerns with propeller safety kept it from reaching full production.

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