Anyone Dyin' With The Heat Like I Am?

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Anyone Dyin' With The Heat Like I Am?
Posted by Flintlock76 on Saturday, July 18, 2020 2:35 PM

Well then, how about a ride on the "North Pole Express" for a little cool-off?

Nothing beats a Christmas train when it comes to forgetting the heat for a while!

All aboard!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wd-ttzFB1XM  

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Posted by Miningman on Saturday, July 18, 2020 3:37 PM

A most pleasant 64 and sunny as can be here, with a gentle massaging breeze. Never gets hot but it sure as heck gets cold.....Eventually, we are not in any rush!

 

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Posted by Miningman on Saturday, July 18, 2020 4:27 PM
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Posted by Enzoamps on Saturday, July 18, 2020 9:45 PM

I attended Michigan State in the 1960s, and have lived in the area ever since.  I always enjoyed the 1225 sitting there across the street from the stadium.  She lives on today in Owosso, a city maybe 50 miles away.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Saturday, July 18, 2020 9:49 PM

Great stuff on Forest Akers and the 1225 story Vince!

Do I detect the fine hand of Wanswheel again?  

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Posted by M636C on Saturday, July 18, 2020 9:57 PM

Flintlock76

Well then, how about a ride on the "North Pole Express" for a little cool-off?

Nothing beats a Christmas train when it comes to forgetting the heat for a while!

All aboard!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wd-ttzFB1XM  

 

Please remember that some of us are in mid winter right now.

On Friday I went to the top of our local mountain (Mt Ainslie) and photographed the last passenger flight by a QANTAS 747 (wearing my padded jacket). We could see snow on the tops of distant (much higher) mountains, but I got my shot of the 747 flying over Parliament House as well as takeoff and landing.

We are looking forward to the warm weather associated with Christmas and a Christmas dinner of cold ham and turkey served with a salad...

I've never been able to associate Christmas with winter.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-17/canberra-farewells-first-and-last-qantas-747-to-touch-down/12466458

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Posted by SD70Dude on Saturday, July 18, 2020 11:25 PM

Great video.  1225 is a beautiful engine, and one of very few big coal-burners left running on this side of the Atlantic. 

I'm tired of rain, so far this has been the wettest year of my lifetime.  Lots of overland flooding in the countryside.  Hopefully things dry up in the fall. 

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Posted by Overmod on Sunday, July 19, 2020 2:22 AM

Miningman
How 1225 came to be 

It'll be fun to see what Doc adds to this story when he reads this.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Sunday, July 19, 2020 9:19 AM

Overmod
It'll be fun to see what Doc adds to this story when he reads this.

Yeah, and where is Doc anyway?  We haven't heard from him in a while.  I hope he's not dead!

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Posted by big ed cnjrr on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 10:46 AM

 

Flintlock76

 

 
Overmod
It'll be fun to see what Doc adds to this story when he reads this.

 

Yeah, and where is Doc anyway?  We haven't heard from him in a while.  I hope he's not dead!

 

 

 The Doc you speak of.......that would not be a Teledoc would it?

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Posted by BaltACD on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 11:03 AM

Flintlock76
Well then, how about a ride on the "North Pole Express" for a little cool-off?

Nothing beats a Christmas train when it comes to forgetting the heat for a while!

All aboard!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wd-ttzFB1XM  

The 18th & 19th I was racing at Heartland MotorSports Park in Topeka - temps 95+ on both days - Drive to Survive.  After about 5 laps my get up and go, got up and went.  In staying hydrated I went through 24 20oz bottles of Gatorade over the weekend.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 1:35 PM

big ed cnjrr
 The Doc you speak of.......that would not be a Teledoc would it?

No, that was "Doctor D," a frequent poster (now gone missing) who worked on the 1225 restoration while a student at the University of Michigan. 

Note to all, and maybe I was the last one to get the word, but Big Ed CNJRR informed me by PM that "Teledoc" has passed away. 

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 1:36 PM

BaltACD

 

 
Flintlock76
Well then, how about a ride on the "North Pole Express" for a little cool-off?

Nothing beats a Christmas train when it comes to forgetting the heat for a while!

All aboard!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wd-ttzFB1XM  

 

The 18th & 19th I was racing at Heartland MotorSports Park in Topeka - temps 95+ on both days - Drive to Survive.  After about 5 laps my get up and go, got up and went.  In staying hydrated I went through 24 20oz bottles of Gatorade over the weekend.

 

24 20oz bottles?  Good Lord!  How much of that made it to your bladder?  I finished cutting the grass and wackin' the weeds in 100 degree heat about an hour ago and went through two one-liter (1.05 quart) bottles of water and none of it hit MY bladder!

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Posted by SD70Dude on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 3:24 PM

Wayne, one of the artifacts we have on display is a salt tablet dispenser, for Boilermakers and blacksmiths who worked in even worse conditions.

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Posted by BaltACD on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 6:21 PM

Flintlock76
 
BaltACD 
Flintlock76
Well then, how about a ride on the "North Pole Express" for a little cool-off?

Nothing beats a Christmas train when it comes to forgetting the heat for a while!

All aboard!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wd-ttzFB1XM   

The 18th & 19th I was racing at Heartland MotorSports Park in Topeka - temps 95+ on both days - Drive to Survive.  After about 5 laps my get up and go, got up and went.  In staying hydrated I went through 24 20oz bottles of Gatorade over the weekend. 

24 20oz bottles?  Good Lord!  How much of that made it to your bladder?  I finished cutting the grass and wackin' the weeds in 100 degree heat about an hour ago and went through two one-liter (1.05 quart) bottles of water and none of it hit MY bladder!

In comparison to the input - there was very little output.

On tactic I normally use in hot weather is when I go to the rest room is to run my wrists under the 'cold' water - without putting a thermometer on the 'cold' water at Heartland MSP felt to be in the 120-130 degree range - I have no idea where they were running the pipes to have 'cold' water that hot.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 6:40 PM

SD70Dude

Wayne, one of the artifacts we have on display is a salt tablet dispenser, for Boilermakers and blacksmiths who worked in even worse conditions.

 

They had salt tablet dispensers on the walls of the barracks we were in when I went to Marine Officer Candidate School Quantico VA, in the summer. Wow, was it HOT!!!  This was in 1974.  

There was no set dosage, it was take as few or as little as you liked.  Then five weeks into the ten week program they took out the salt tab dispensers, saying they were no good for you!  Go figure.

At least "they" didn't say salt tabs cause cancer! 

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 6:44 PM

BaltACD
the 'cold' water at Heartland MSP felt to be in the 120-130 degree range - I have no idea where they were running the pipes to have 'cold' water that hot.

Incredible!  I wonder if it's coming from a roof tank with the sun beating down on it all day?

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Posted by York1 on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 7:02 PM

Flintlock76
There was no set dosage, it was take as few or as little as you liked.  Then five weeks into the ten week program they took out the salt tab dispensers, saying they were no good for you!  Go figure.

 

My high school in the 1960s had salt tablet dispensers in the locker room.  It sure tasted good on those hot humid days.

As a boy, when we stayed at my grandparents' farm, we often broke a piece off the cows' salt block to lick on hot summer days.  We didn't seem to mind the fact that the salt block had already been licked by the cows.

York1 John       

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