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S. Berliner, III
Consultant in Ultrasonic Processing
"changing materials with high-intensity sound"

[consultation is on a fee basis]

Technical and Historical Writer, Oral Historian
Popularizer of Science and Technology
Rail, Auto, Air, Ordnance, and Model Enthusiast
Light-weight Linguist, Lay Minister, and Putative Philosopher

note - The vast bulk of my massive Web presence (over 485 pages) had been hosted by AT&T's WorldNet service since 30 May 1996; they dropped WorldNet effective 31 Mar 2010 and I have been scrambling to transfer everything.  Everything's saved but all the links have to be changed, mostly by hand.  See my sbiii.com Transfer Page for any updates on this tedious process.

S. Berliner, III's


Smithdauian Institution Page

Smithdau Logo
(Lighten up - it's a spoof!)

An Index Page for the
and similar emphemera

This page sponsored in part, jointly (lots of 'em), by the

National Railway Hysterical Society
and the
National Muddle Railroad Association.

(Lighten up - they're spoofs!)

and by the
Berlinerwerke Script
BW Key

The Smithdauian Institution

Smithdau Logo

"An establishment for the increase and diffusion of knowledge among women."

We really make every possible effort to comply fully with this truly noble mission;
the knowledge increased by this effusion is very diffuse and greatly diffused!

History of the Smithdauian Institution

In 1826, Jane Smithdau, a British scientist, drew up her last will and testament, naming her niece, Constance Brontë (1816 - 1856), as beneficiary.  Smithdau stipulated that, should the niece die without issue (as she did), the estate should go "to the Untied States of America, to found at Washington, under the name of the Smithdauian Institution, an establishment for the increase and diffusion of knowledge among women."

The motives behind Smithdau’s bequest remain mysterious.  She never traveled to the Untied States and seems to have had no correspondence with anyone here.  Some have suggested that her bequest was motivated in part by revenge against the rigidities of British society, which had denied Smithdau, who was, like her niece, illegitimate, the right to use her father’s name.  Others have suggested it reflected her interest in the Enlightenment ideals of democracy and universal suffrage.

Again, no effort is spared to be fulfill this grand legacy; both men and women, alike, suffer equally and greatly from such efforts.

The Smithdauian Index
to Berlinerwerke Apocrypha, Ephemera, and
other just-plain Balderdash, Folderol,
Gammon, and Fustian.

In all of what follows (if you have the stomach for more), refer to the Alpha Index page, et seq., or, more specifically, to the specific indices for the specific topics.

First and foremost of the various pages on this site must be the main Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Page:
  Eerie Multiplex 2-4-6-8-10-12, "Old 9999".
  PRR/BW DD3 Boxcab Triple-Power Diesel-Electric Locomotive 2-B+3-3+3-3+B-2.
  PRR Z6s Arctic 4-2-2.
  Berliners Bessere Biffi und Biffisch.

[Many pages that follow feature the incredible work of famed loco designers
George and Ira Ersatz,
originally with EMC² and later with the BW.]

On the Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Continuation Page 1:
  GC&E #13 13-truck Shay!
  4-Truck Heisler V8
  Steam Motorcars

On the Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Continuation Page 2:
  PRR V1 Rocky 4-14-2 {moved from preceding page 07 Mar 99}.
  BW V2 Hiss Bomb.
  PRR Genesis Engine (unlikely!).
  PRR Centipede Engine 4-D-D-4 (even more unlikely, but oh, 'tis true, 'tis true!).
  "Big Hooker" double-ended 250-ton Tunnel Crane

and pix of NYC 2x120-ton prototype.
  Super Garratt, BW-UP Garratt Boy, and BW-UP Bigger Boy.

On the Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Continuation Page 3:
  BW Climaxiii
  Doubled-Sided Shays

On the Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Continuation Page 4:
  Soviet Class AA20 4-14-4!
  Parker Parodies - loco research by Karen Parker.
  Piker and Oscar (moved from main BW Apocrypha page 12 Dec 03).
  BW-EMD F-45 and FP-45 Variations.

Berlinerwerke Guest Apocrypha (for taller tales?):

CSXT AC100CBW and NSC CB100W-10 10,000 horsepower locos!

Go to the EMD page for the fabled BW DDP45 and other engines EMC and EMD may never have dreamed of!

See also the HO (1:87.1) Berlinerwerke saga.

On the Z (1:220) Berlinerwerke-Z saga
  BW RR, BUSINESS, and PLACE NAMES (the Original Set (BW HO)

Lattingtown, Landing, & Locust Valley Light 'Lectric Line - The 'L - "Go to 'L!".
DD Diesel Delivery Dept. - Dependable Drayage,
Skunks Misery Excursion RR, etc.,
  plus those originally created for the BW-Z, such as:
Berliners Bessere Biffi Bauerei - Berliner's Better Biffy Builders.
Berliners Bessere Ballast Belastungen
  und Sams Schöner Schotter und Schlake Zech. -
  Berliner's Better Ballast Loads and Sam's Nicer Ballast and Gravel Tipple.
Mercerized Bents, Inc. - Fine Imported German Bridge Bents -
    Guaranteed to Hold a Lustrous Finish.
  and then the
    2nd Generation names
  (such as The Backhoe Road), continued on the BWZ NAMES page
(with ES2O - Stranded Oil Co., etc.).

See also the Zictionary,
  continued on Zictionary - lotZ of wordZ (Part 2- N-Z).

[You might then enjoy Paul and Garret's Pseudodictionary!]

PENNSILVANYA RAILROAD- {to follow - with such famous places as the Whoreshoe Curve}

CHAMPLANE COLLAGE - {for those who would like to get admission forms for Champlain College of Plattsboig, New York (which has been defunct since 1954)!

In all of these (if you have the stomach for more), refer to the Alpha Index page, et seq., or, more specifically, to the specific indices for the specific topics.

If you like this sort of nonsense, take a gander at Jim Wells' incredible

[The AW NUTS Magazine site of the A.W. N.U.T.S. Garden Railway Society is no longer available.]   rev.gif (25 Jan 05)

If you are air-minded (take that as you choose), you must see the Lion Air site!  I'd be Lion if I didn't warn you to keep your tongue in your cheek on this one!

Take your tongue out of your cheek and visit D. Dickens' The Patiala State Monorail Tramway site; whooie (and it's for real)!


  What happens to all this when I DIE or (heaven forfend!) lose interest?  See LEGACY.


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