Cool China Sourcing China Agent images

A few nice sourcing agent images I found:

Spying Turquoise

Image by JD Hancock
Perry the Platypus is the turquoise China Agent P from the TV series Phineas and Ferb.

Photo submitted to the Flickr group Macro Mondays for the "Turquoise" theme.

Photo seen in Flickr Explore.

Learn more about this image at the source.


What’s in my iBook laptop bag – for real? With Flickr notes…

Image by Earl – What I Saw 2.0
Open this photo, and you open my Mac bag! Man, was this ever the beginning of some house cleaning for this bag . . .

Just a Kalamazoo!

Image by Tony Fischer Photography
Who remembers these?

A handcar (also known as a pump trolley, pump car, jigger, Kalamazoo or draisine (powered or unpowered) in many other parts of the world) is a railroad car powered by its passengers, or by people pushing the car from behind. It is mostly used as a maintenance of way or mining car, but it was also used for passenger service in some cases. A typical design consists of an arm that pivots, seesaw-like, on a base, which the passengers alternately push down and pull up to move the car.

Handcars have been normally used by railroad service personnel for railroad inspection and maintenance. Because of their low weight and small size, they can be put on and taken off the rails at any place, allowing trains to pass. Handcars have since been replaced by self propelled vehicles that do not require the use of manual power, instead relying on internal combustion engines or electricity to move the vehicle.

Handcars are nowadays used by handcar enthusiasts at vintage railroad events and for races between handcars driven by five person teams (one to push the car from a halt, four to pump the lever).


In Australia, hand cars or pump carts are commonly referred to as Kalamazoos after the Kalamazoo Manufacturing China Company, which provided many examples to the Australian railway market. Many Kalamazoos are preserved in Australia, some even being used for races.


This rusted handcar was found in Newfoundland, New Jersey, on the site of a train station where the movie "Station China Agent" was partially filmed.


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