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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, April 9, 2006 5:59 AM
The railroad was often referred to as the “Verde Mix” because it carried a diverse mixture of product and people. Senator Clark often brought his 73-foot private car, the Pullman Palace, to Clarkdale – always an attraction.

An unusual variation of steam engines, the heartbeat of the railroad, graced the Verde tracks. The Mallet engine (pronounced Mal-ee) was purchased in 1920 and sold in 1942. Unfortunately, the Mallet took two weeks to make its maiden voyage from Jerome to Clarksdale because it kept kicking out the rail. The direct drive Climax engine was used to build the line from Clarksdale to Jerome because it was very efficient on tight curves.

As passengers depart from the depot, the remains of the old United Verde Copper Company still stand. The smelter remained in operation from 1914 to 1953 and was closed by present owner, Phelps Dodge.

The smelter which initiated the construction of the town of Clarksdale, named after Senator Clark, was located just below the Jerome mines. Used until 1952, the smelter had its final 400-foot high stack blown in 1962 signaling the end of an era and an industry on which a community had been built and prospered.

The Santa Fe Railroad serviced the Phoenix Cement Company, (now Salt River Materials) the line’s primary shipper, until 1988 when it was purchased by the Clarksdale Arizona Central Railroad, also owned by Dave Durbano.

The Verde Canyon Railroad, the excursion operation on the line, marks the beginning of a new era of service dedicated to keeping the past alive by making great strides into the future. The railway, once used solely as a transportation corridor, has now become one of Arizona’s most scenic attractions. The preservation of the Verde Canyon, the Railroad and its history, is sustained by the appreciation of passengers as they view this protected ecosystem and wilderness area firsthand.

Awareness creates appreciation and appreciation creates longevity. The Verde Canyon Railroad:It’s not the destination, it’s the journey.













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Posted by siberianmo on Sunday, April 9, 2006 6:51 AM

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[:I] Pedro was driving down the street in a panic because he had an important meeting and couldn't find a parking place. Looking up toward heaven, he said "Lord, take pity on me. If you find me a parking place I will go to Mass every Sunday for the rest of my life and give up tequila." Miraculously, a parking place appeared. Pedro looked up again and said "Never mind. I found one." [:I]


[:I] The husband and wife go to a counselor after 15 years of marriage. The counselor asks them what the problem is and the wife goes into a tirade listing every problem they have ever had in the 15 years they've been married. She goes on and on and on. Finally, the counselor gets up, goes around the desk, embraces the woman and kisses her passionately. The woman shuts up and sits quietly in a daze. The counselor turns to the husband and says "That is what your wife needs at least three times a week. Can you do that?" The husband thinks for a moment and replies, "Well, I can get her here Monday and Wednesday, but Friday, I golf " [:I]


[:I] An old man lying on his deathbed summoned his doctor, lawyer and his priest. He handed each of them an envelope containing $30,000. "Gentlemen, they say you can't take it with you but I am going to try. When they lower my casket into the ground I want each of you to toss in the envelope I gave you. After the funeral the doctor confessed to the other two "We needed money to build a new clinic, so I kept $20,000 and only threw in $10,000." The Priest also confessed "We needed renovations at the the church so I kept $10,000 and only threw in $20,000." The lawyer shook his head in disgust. "Gentlemen I am ashamed of you...I threw in a check for the full amount" [:I]


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Double Features and Three Stooges Short Subject!

. . . Sunday, April 9th thru April 15th: The Harvey Girls (1946) starring: Judy Garland, John Hodiak & Ray Bolger –and- The Train (1964) starring: Burt Lancaster, Paul Scofield & Jeanne Moreau. SHORT: Woman Haters (1934).



SUMMARY

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(1) trolleyboy Rob Posted: 08 Apr 2006, 05:37:00 (297) ENCORE! Classic Juice #22 PreHistory of TTC, part II

(2) siberianmo Tom Posted: 08 Apr 2006, 07:20:52 (297) Saturday’s Info & Summary

(3) siberianmo Tom Posted: 08 Apr 2006, 08:00:47 (297) ENCORE! Saturday – Fallen Flag: MONON

(4) siberianmo Tom Posted: 08 Apr 2006, 09:17:27 (297) ENCORE! Saturday – Ad: PRR Broadway Ltd (1949)

(5) siberianmo Tom Posted: 08 Apr 2006, 11:14:25 (297) ENCORE! Saturday – Ad – British Rail (1948)

(6) pwolfe Pete Posted: 08 Apr 2006, 11:26:11 (297) Inclusive Post

(7) LoveDomes Lars Posted: 08 Apr 2006, 11:39:48 (297) Lars Report!

(8) barndad Doug Posted: 08 Apr 2006, 18:14:44 (297) ENCORE! Caboose History – Inclusive Post & joke!

(9) siberianmo Tom Posted: 08 Apr 2006, 18:45:49 (297) Acknowledgments, etc.

(10) West Coast S Dave Posted: 08 Apr 2006, 19:07:45 (297) SP cabooses, etc.

(11) siberianmo Tom Posted: 08 Apr 2006, 20:02:05 (297) etc.

(12) pwolfe Pete Posted: 08 Apr 2006, 20:48:02 (297) Pete’s Post

(13) trolleyboy Rob Posted: 08 Apr 2006, 21:11:17 (279) Inclusive Post

(14) trolleyboy Rob Posted: 08 Apr 2006, 21:21:58 (279 ENCORE! Classic Juice #23 – PreHistory of TTC, part III

(15) trolleyboy Rob Posted: 08 Apr 2006, 21:32:29 (297) ENCORE! CNR Steam #10 – CNR Special Freights, part II



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Posted by siberianmo on Sunday, April 9, 2006 8:22 AM
Even though ”Our” Place is CLOSED on SUNDAY’s -
We do observe Sunday Photo Posting Day!


NOW PLAYING at the Mentor Village Emporium Theatre!


The Harvey Girls (1946)

QUOTE: PLOT SUMMARY: This glorified Technicolor commercial for the Fred Harvey restaurants stars Judy Garland as a 19th-century mail-order bride. Upon arriving in New Mexico, Garland discovers that her husband-to-be is the town drunk. She cuts her losses and takes a job at the local Harvey restaurant, an establishment which endeavors to bring a little civilization and class to the wide open spaces. Harvey's operation is challenged by saloon-owner John Hodiak, corrupt-judge Preston S. Foster, and local-madam Angela Lansbury. With the help of tenderfoot Ray Bolger, Garland and her fellow waitresses foil the corrupt elements in town. Prominent in the supporting cast are Cyd Charisse, Marjorie Main, Chill Wills, Kenny Baker and Virginia O'Brien (whose musical numbers aren't quite as rambunctious as the contributions of the others, mainly because O'Brien was pregnant during filming). The songs are for the most part perfunctory, with the spectacular exception of the Harry Warren and Johnny Mercer's Oscar-winning "Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe."

From: All Movie Guide



The Train (1965)

QUOTE: PLOT SUMMARY: John Frankenheimer directs Burt Lancaster in the tense spy thriller The Train. Lancaster plays Labiche, a French railway inspector. Allied forces are threatening to liberate Paris, so Col. Franz von Waldheim (Paul Scofield) is ordered to move the priceless works of art from the Jeu de Paume Museum to the fatherland. The head of the museum (Suzanne Flon) attempts to convince Labiche that he should sabotage the train on which they are transporting the art. Labiche is more focused on destroying a trainload of German weapons. After his friend is killed trying to stop the train with the art, and after a consciousness-raising conversation with a hotel owner (Jeanne Moreau), Labiche resolves to save the antiquities.

From: All Movie Guide



Three Stooges Short Subject: Woman Haters (1934)

QUOTE: PLOT SUMMARY: Featuring Moe, Larry and Curly
Moe, Larry and Curly join the Woman Haters Club, pledging their money and vowing that they'll never take a wife. Larry soon reneges when he secretly marries his sweetheart named Mary. Larry takes his bride with him on a sales trip/honeymoon and tries to hide his marriage from Moe and Curly, who happen to be on the train. Mary learns of Larry's secret and suckers both Moe and Curly into romancing her. She then tells them that Larry's her husband and their deal is off because everyone cheated, then shoves Moe and Curly out the train window.




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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, April 9, 2006 9:44 AM
Wow! Slow start on the pix today. Liked your movie pix Tom. Here's an assortment of "stuff"

An improvised tank car on the Nevada Central


Rolling stock becomes floating stock – three box cars of lumber tumbled off a barge during a recent storm near Vancouver, B.C. They had to be towed in by tugboats!


A McKeen motorcar waits on a siding at Reno


Bomb tossed freight car atop another at Mayen, Germany


The Nashville, built by Cuyahoga in 1852, pulled the Lincoln funeral train from Cleveland to Columbus, Ohio, on the Cleveland, Columbus & Cincinnati Railroad in 1865


This is the experimental “Railplane” of the Pullman Car Co., a light-weight, high-speed gas buggy designed to take the place of a small steam train.


Polished like a ballroom floor, smooth as an eel, the New Haven’s “Rail Zeppelin” is just about the slickest streamlined train so far. It has motors and a control room at each end.


New York Central rotary snow plow X-660, built by Alco in 1926. Total weight 166,000 pounds. Cylinders 17X22 inches. Wheel diameter 9 feet 8 ½ inches. Boiler pressure 190 pounds.


This one-man switcher is being tried out by the German State Rys. It has a six horse-power gas engine and a single rubber-tired driver. It makes a simple proposition out of shunting individual cars.


[:I] Three women die together in an accident and go to heaven. When they get there, St. Peter says, "We only have one rule here in heaven: don't step on the ducks!" So they enter heaven, and sure enough, there are ducks all over the place. It is almost impossible not to step on a duck, and although they try their best to avoid them, the first woman accidentally steps on one. Along comes St. Peter with the ugliest man she ever saw. St. Peter chains them together and says, "Your punishment for stepping on a duck is to spend eternity chained to this ugly man!" The next day, the second woman steps accidentally on a duck and along comes St. Peter, who doesn't miss a thing. With him is another extremely ugly man. He chains them together with the same admonishment as for the first woman. The third woman has observed all this and, not wanting to be chained for all eternity to an ugly man, is very, VERY careful where she steps. She manages to go months without stepping on any ducks, but one day St. Peter comes up to her with the most handsome man she has ever laid eyes on ... very tall, long eyelashes, muscular, and thin. St. Peter chains them together without saying a word. The happy woman says, "I wonder what I did to deserve being chained to you for all of eternity?" The guy says, "I don't know about you, but I stepped on a duck!" [:I]
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Posted by LoveDomes on Sunday, April 9, 2006 11:45 AM
Good Afternoon Tom and all assembled waiting for the bar to open![swg]

On this day - still a religious holiday for many - I thought that rather than spend an inordinate amount of time putting together a pix spread, that perhaps an "ENCORE" presentation would be in order.

Tom said he would be 'scarce' this weekend and looks as if he is keeping his word. Looks as if Doug had an early reveille at his house as demonstrated by all of those posts to start the day![tup]

Time for mine . . . then I too will 'close up' and enjoy this Sunday with family.

Posted: 15 Jan 2006, page 220

-1- Wabash #200 (1956, Moberly, MO)



-2- #200 as Amtrak #9560 (1972, Newport News, VA)



- 3- Former Wabash #201 as N&W #1611


-4- Former Wabash #201 as Amtrak #9561




Posted: 22 Jan 2006, page 227

-1- GN #1320 (from: www.trainweb.org)


-2- GN #1321 (from: www.trainweb.org)


-3- GN #1322 (from: www.trainweb.org)


-4- GN #1323 (from: www.trainweb.com)



Until the next time![tup]

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Posted by siberianmo on Sunday, April 9, 2006 3:34 PM
Even though ”Our” Place is CLOSED on SUNDAY’s –
We do observe Sunday Photo Posting Day!


Here are some Pix that Wolfman Pete took last week and forwarded to me for Posting via Email. The area is Jefferson City, Missouri, along the Union Pacific right-of-way along the Missouri River . . . .


(1) UP coal train




(2) UP motive power




(3) UP coal train




(4) Twin bridges to JCity




(5) Historic Boliver Street Bridge display




(6) Historic Boliver Street display





(7) Memorial scenic overlook




(8) Missouri State Capitol




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Posted by pwolfe on Sunday, April 9, 2006 5:50 PM
HI Tom and all.

I was on line early today but the puter got so excited at the Mighty Shrews win against the arch-rials Wrectum that it jammed up the only way we could cure it was turning the [censored] thing off.

ROB Thanks for the Classic Juice and Steam Encores. The descriptions of the engine workings are great, we are lucky someone took details of them at the time.

You were right DOUG your photos today are special. Will you give my thanks to your parents for sharing the great Verde Canyon Railroad photos with us. What a wonderful scenic line and the photos with the rainbow in [wow].your description of the locos, cars and the history of the line is much appriciated too. Also a collection of some old and very interesting photos. Many thanks [tup][tup][tup].

LARS Thanks for the Dome Encores. Great cars well worth another look.

TOM Lovely VIA rail photo.It will be great to see it again when the weather turns hot.
Another great week at the Emporium. "10 cents is 10 cents" as the old French loco engineer said in The Train.and in the description of The Harvey Girls isn't "Rambunctious" a great word. The Stooges looks a good one too.

Many thanks for posting the Jefferson pics they were taken at the new park on the site of the first bridge to cross the Missouri at Jeff.PHOTO7.
There is sign showing the bridge PHOTO 5 and one showing the area as it was PHOTO 6 in the top center is a photo of the old MP roundhouse in PHOTO 8 is the site today.
PHOTOS 1&3 is a East-bound loaded coal train with loco #5901 at the rear.
PHOTO 2 is consecutivly numbered locos #2061 & 2062 which later worked the frieght to the local factories etc.(after dark).
PHOTO 5 is todays two road bridges across the river with a barge going to collect a load from a dredger THANKS again TOM [tup]
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Posted by trolleyboy on Sunday, April 9, 2006 9:59 PM
Good evening folks,I'm in later than I wanted but family obligations come first. I haven't viewed everyones shots yet, but what i've seen some good stuff. Doug lots o neat stuff from the verde canyon,loce those budds abd the F's.lars some nice shots of the domecars et all from yourself as well today.Here's my forst set of shoys while I wait for the rest of the page to load so I can see the rest of the days submissions.



The Portage flyers saddle tanker at the train shed.



The Portage flyers coach Algonquin



The Portage Flyers coach Iroquois



Shot of Myself and my Father in Law taken last summer on JR's ( CS member ) trip up with his son
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Posted by trolleyboy on Sunday, April 9, 2006 10:23 PM
One more set of random shots from me this evning as well the rest of the page still ahsn't loaded up for me to many "big pictures I guess "





Couple of RDC shots for the bossman[:D]



Shot of AC #1 canyon train crossing the Montreal River oct 2002



Shot of the Montreal river in tha Agawa canyon from same trip



Ontario southlands RS23 and their jordan Spreader at the Elgin County Museum in St Thomas on. Engine still painted in CPR colours.



OSR RS 23's at Guelph Jct after repainting



OSR RS23 side view at Guelph Jct



OSR's inspection car at Guelph Jct

enjoy Rob
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Posted by trolleyboy on Sunday, April 9, 2006 10:52 PM
Hi again folks Pete that's some good looking shots from in and around your area. Those coal train shots out to turn the crank of our resident coal mining fanatic. Doug I have to say a fine effort put forth by yourseif today as well,nice photo of that McKeen car,I remember the disscussions we had about them last year,nice to see a shot of one in the flesh as it were.

Here's a few more random shots from my photo archieves as well.

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All shots from a musuem charter in philladelphia on the SEPTA,this charter was on the last day of operations of PCC's on the third and tenth ave routes in 1992. These lines and most of the PCC's have been reactivated in late 2004 and are running again. One city doing the right thing.[tup]



Shot of NY City Third Ave Railway Saftey car that is preserved at Rockhill Trolley Museum.photo by Museum member harry Glover



Shot of some of the Lowell Mass musuem's cars. this is a musuem that acts as a transportation system as well. Shot os also from Harry.

Enjoy Rob
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, April 10, 2006 5:49 AM
Good morning Tom and all! I best begin this week with 2 light breakfasts, as it promises to be quite hectic, and I will need the energy. Bet you thought it was because I eat too much (which is also true). Great dome pix from Lars and interesting Jeff City shots from Pete (thanks for posting them Tom). Then there were many, many great shots from Rob (as usual). Well done again gents!

Here's a little something to read with your morning coffee. This article goes to show you just how little difference even a famous engine was treated when it became obsolete.

The Silver Engine November 1945 Railroad Magazine

Bright spring sunlight danced on the silver jacket of the Rock Island’s eight-wheeled America as she streaked across the state of Iowa on her maiden run between Chicago and the newly finished Missouri River terminal at Council Bluffs


Three-quarters of a century ago, a silver engine named America revived in Europe the legendary tales of new-world treasure. Awarded highest honors at the International Exposition held in Paris in 1867, she returned home triumphantly to become the boast and revenue-winner of the Rock Island.

The Grant Locomotive Works of Paterson, N.J., built the America as an exibit for Paris. Her boiler, steam chest, dome and smokestack were covered with a sheet of genuine silver, while parts necessarily composed of steel were polished until they shone like precious metal. On either side of the tender was painted the word America.

When the Rock Island purchased this engine in 1869 for $10,000, the road’s equipment was a long way off from the stainless steel Rockets on today’s roster. The silver engine drew crowds to greet her arrival at La Salle Street station in Chicago, when she was delivered in May. Then on June 4th, the America pulled out with a special seven-car train, bound for the newly finished Missouri River terminal at Council Bluffs, Ia., on a maiden run from Chicago. This trip also marked the completion of the rail link between Iowa and the East.

Engineer Henry Knickerbocker and his fireman, Albert Lund, rode the engine. On board the special were John F. Tracy, president of the road; Mr. Grant, head of the firm that had outshopped the locomotive; the Rock Island board of directors, as well as numerous city officials. There were comfortable seats built up in the left-hand side of the cab, where ladies might – and did – ride in ease.

Nearing Colona, Ill., her fuel supply was exhausted. Cord wood lay in piles along the tracks at frequent intervals for refueling, so the brass hats doffed their coats and helped the crew load the tender. During the one-night stand in Davensport, Ia., every available man was at work repolishing the silver, and the next day the America reached Council Bluffs her armor shining.

In 871, the America raced a North Western engine to determine which line had the best running average between Chicago and Council Bluffs. This time a 19-year-old engineer brought the Rock Island train through nine hours ahead of her rival. On the return trip, the silver locomotive won by twenty-seven hours, the North Western being derailed into a ditch.

The race created great interest along the Rock Island route. The clear-toned music of the silver bell lined the right-of-way with thousands of people who caught its excitement. Besides increasing her popularity, the America’s race captured a lucrative government contract for the Rock Island carrying U.S. mail westward from Chicago.

For some years, the silver engine continued in service. Finally, however, it became impractical to employ engine men and hostilers to do the polishing needed to keep her from tarnishing. The brilliant silver jacket was stripped off, and there-after she was known simply as Number 109; as such stayed in service till 1900.

But after the turn of the century, her boiler was used to run a water pump on a canal at Blue Island, Ill.; and when an explosion blasted a hole in the side of Number 109’s boiler, the Rock Island ordered her junked. Originally built for over $30,000, the America was sold to a Blue Island florist for $85. Her next five years were spent supplying heat for his greenhouses, before she refused to function altogether. Just forty years after her historic entrance, the America was cut in pieces to facilitate hauling her to the scrap pile.

[:I] A man appeared before St. Peter at the pearly gates. "Have you ever done anything of particular merit?" St. Peter asked.
"Well, I can think of one thing," the man offered.
"Once, on a trip to the Black Hills out in South Dakota, I came upon a gang of bikers, who were threatening a young woman. I directed them to leave her alone, but they wouldn't listen. So, I approached the largest and most heavily tattooed biker and smacked him on the head, kicked his bike over, ripped out his nose ring, and threw it on the ground. I yelled, "Now, back off!! Or you'll answer to me!"
St. Peter was impressed, "When did this happen?"
"Just a couple minutes ago." [:I]
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Posted by siberianmo on Monday, April 10, 2006 5:50 AM

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MONDAYs INFO & SUMMARY of POSTS


Daily Wisdom

After some folks tell you all they know, they keep on talkin’.[swg]


”Our” Place” ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION is Wednesday, April 12th!


Info for the Day:

Railroads from Yesteryear – Illinois Central arrives Tuesday!

* Weekly Calendar:

Wednesday: 1st Year Anniversary Celebration!
(Pike Perspective’s Day NEXT week!)
Thursday: Fish ‘n Chips Nite!
Friday: Pizza Nite & Steak Nite!
Saturday: Steak ‘n Trimmin’s Nite! – and –
ENCORE! Saturday


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Comedy Corner

Yarns from the Barn
(from barndad Doug’s Posts)


[:I] Pedro was driving down the street in a panic because he had an important meeting and couldn't find a parking place. Looking up toward heaven, he said "Lord, take pity on me. If you find me a parking place I will go to Mass every Sunday for the rest of my life and give up tequila." Miraculously, a parking place appeared. Pedro looked up again and said "Never mind. I found one." [:I]


[:I] The husband and wife go to a counselor after 15 years of marriage. The counselor asks them what the problem is and the wife goes into a tirade listing every problem they have ever had in the 15 years they've been married. She goes on and on and on. Finally, the counselor gets up, goes around the desk, embraces the woman and kisses her passionately. The woman shuts up and sits quietly in a daze. The counselor turns to the husband and says "That is what your wife needs at least three times a week. Can you do that?" The husband thinks for a moment and replies, "Well, I can get her here Monday and Wednesday, but Friday, I golf " [:I]


[:I] An old man lying on his deathbed summoned his doctor, lawyer and his priest. He handed each of them an envelope containing $30,000. "Gentlemen, they say you can't take it with you but I am going to try. When they lower my casket into the ground I want each of you to toss in the envelope I gave you. After the funeral the doctor confessed to the other two "We needed money to build a new clinic, so I kept $20,000 and only threw in $10,000." The Priest also confessed "We needed renovations at the the church so I kept $10,000 and only threw in $20,000." The lawyer shook his head in disgust. "Gentlemen I am ashamed of you...I threw in a check for the full amount" [:I]


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The Mentor Village Emporium Theatre

NOW SHOWING:

Double Features and Three Stooges Short Subject!

. . . Sunday, April 9th thru April 15th: The Harvey Girls (1946) starring: Judy Garland, John Hodiak & Ray Bolger –and- The Train (1964) starring: Burt Lancaster, Paul Scofield & Jeanne Moreau. SHORT: Woman Haters (1934).



SUMMARY

Name …..…………… Date/Time …..…..………. (Page#) .. Remarks

(1) barndad Doug Posted: 09 Apr 2006, 05:54:12 (297) Verde Canyon RR - 5 Pix!

(2) barndad Doug Posted: 09 Apr 2006, 05:55:23 (297) 6 more Pix!

(3) barndad Doug Posted: 09 Apr 2006, 05:56:40 (297) 11 more Pix!

(4) barndad Doug Posted: 09 Apr 2006, 05:57:57 (297) 5 more Pix!

(5) barndad Doug Posted: 09 Apr 2006, 05:59:29 (297) 7 more Pix!

(6) siberianmo Tom Posted: 09 Apr 2006, 06:51:35 (298) [/blue]Sunday’s Info & Summary[/blue]

(7) siberianmo Tom Posted: 09 Apr 2006, 08:22:36 (298) Now Playing at the Gazette!

(8) barndad Doug Posted: 09 Apr 2006, 09:44:02 (298) 9 Pix & joke!

(9) LoveDomes Lars Posted: 09 Apr 2006, 11:45:21 (298) 8 ENCORE Pix

(10) siberianmo Tom Posted: 09 Apr 2006, 15:34:50 (298) 8 Pix from Pete!

(11) pwolfe Pete Posted: 09 Apr 2006, 17:50:27 (298) Pix comments, etc.

(12) trolleyboy Rob Posted: 09 Apr 2006, 21:59:30 (298) 4 Pix!

(13) trolleyboy Rob Posted: 09 Apr 2006, 22:23:06 (298) 8 Pix!

(14) trolleyboy Rob Posted: 09 Apr 2006, 22:52:03 (298) 5 Pix!



That’s it! [tup][;)]


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Posted by marthastrainyard on Monday, April 10, 2006 8:55 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by coalminer3
Now let’s turn to one other name – Ambroid. They had all sorts of kits. The ones I recall doing most were of passenger cars which closely resembled the old wooden cars on the B&M. I built, over the years, a bunch of these for different folks. Never kept one for myself though. They offered a coach and a combine which, with a little patience built up into a nice looking model. They also did some freight car kits as well. I have some of these - unopened - but for the life of me can't remember what they are.

Good Morning folks,

Pardon a newcomer for butting in, but when I hear Ambroid my ears perk up.

Ambroid certainly made some freight cars as well. Of the 84, or so, kits they made, only 3 were passenger cars (the ones coalminer3 mentioned), all the others were freight cars. They made cars in H0, S, and 0 scale, although the vast majority were H0. I won't take your time with boring details, but if you are interested, I have collected some information about the kits on my website. http://home.att.net/~pers_home/
Feel free to come on over and take a look.
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Posted by siberianmo on Monday, April 10, 2006 8:59 AM
Good Morning Gents!

A brilliant blue sky, temps on the rise and we seem to be heading back to spring-like days and nights after a brief bout with frost in the mornings. Mid-continent USA is blooming and the “south forty” took me a bit longer than usual to mow yesterday afternoon. BUT – the exercise did some good![swg]


I won’t lay claim to a successful weekend – that can be left to those who helped keep us operating. We had some fantastic Pix yesterday and great narratives to go with ‘em from Doug. That series of Pix on the Verde Canyon RR was indeed a special treat! Well done![tup][tup][tup] As always, you certainly seem to “thrive” on these Sunday Photo Posting Days![swg]


Your parents really provided us with some wonderful Pix and you put a lot of effort into that ‘spread.’ Some very rugged landscapes – good looking cars – and all in all an experience we got to ‘share’ with Mom & Pop Barndad![swg][tup][tup][tup]

This morning's entry is good reading - Silver Engine![tup] Joke[?][tdn][swg]

Count Robulla seems to like the nocturnal life for even when not working, his Posts came in the dark![swg] Always good stuff with the Pix and oh yes – thanx for those ENCOREs! on Saturday nite!![tup][tup][tup]

Thanx for the RDC shots – I never get tired looking at ‘em! Much more fun to travel in ‘em, tho . . . The 2nd shot looks like a PGE, what’s the 1st[?] Also liked those SEPTA PCC s – nice “clean” design and they just look good to me![tup][tup][tup] So, who’s the guy with the father-in-law[?] YOU![?] Say it isn’t so …. [swg] Well, now you won’t have to put a sign around your neck when we meet up at Pearson International, eh[?]<grin>


Must admit that I wondered whether the day would wind up being a “bust” – and I’m not sure of the “success” overall. The idea of Sunday Photo Posting Day! is to get the Pix up and Posted between sunrise and sunset. Post ‘em when there are people to view ‘em, so to speak. Also, “shot gun Posting” really doesn’t do a thing to help keep our Thread “up” on the Forum page if several hours elapse between submissions. Oh well, this plea hasn’t made a “dent,” so best to just let it go . . .


Lars You’ve become quite the dependable guy ‘round here and it hasn’t gone unnoticed. Providing a mid-day (morning or afternoon) visit really does help with the Thread being “up” on the page and of course, we look forward to your submissions![tup]

Apparently Wolfman Pete was the sole “browser” yesterday. Just one guy from all we call “regulars.” Appreciate your patronage, Mate! Your Pix were well done and I look forward to MORE!![swg][tup]


Okay boyz, I’ll be behind the bar for the day!


Later![tup]


Tom [4:-)] [oX)]


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Posted by siberianmo on Monday, April 10, 2006 9:06 AM
Special for marthastrainyard . . .

This Thread always appreciates the arrival of newcomers. However we are not quite like the other Threads in that this is an interactive site where the guys recognize and acknolwedge one another's efforts. (At least we try to live up to that!)

We do not make a habit of responding to those who have little or nothing in their "profiles" to enable us to get to "know" them. A majority of our "regulars" provide lots of information and of course, a means to communicate by Email should the need arise.

If you decide to stop back - take a look at how we started out by visiting and reading the Page One entries. Then review the last several Pages (maybe 10 should do it) just to give you some idea about how this adult "cyber bar 'n grill" operates where the "theme" is Classic Trains with some fun thrown in.


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Posted by siberianmo on Monday, April 10, 2006 12:07 PM


Significant events in Canadian RR History during the month of April.


Caveat: Much of the information appearing was gathered from internet sources, with credit to “Colin Churcher’s Railway Pages” at http://www.railways.incanada.net/


*April 26th, 1875: The first scheduled train makes its inaugural run from Charlottetown to Georgetown on the Prince Edward Island Railway.


*April 1885: Second Northwest (Riel) Rebellion. Van Horne moves troops to the west through northern Ontario entirely over Canadian soil. This efficient military movement demonstrated the advantages to Canada of a completed transcontinental railway and prompted the government to grant temporary aid to the CP to enable completion of the line.


*April 7th, 1914: Grand Trunk Pacific Railway main line is completed between Winnipeg, Melville, Edmonton, Jasper and Prince Rupert. The last spike was driven at a location 93 miles west of Prince George, BC.


*April 2nd, 1933: CN & CP pool certain passenger services as a result of the Canadian National Canadian Pacific Act, 1933.


*April 21st, 1933: London, Midland and Scottish Railway (UK) 4-6-0 steam locomotive Royal Scot arrives in Montreal with eight passenger cars en route to the Century of Progress Exhibition in Chicago.


*April 1st, 1949: Newfoundland becomes the tenth province of Canada and the Newfoundland Railway becomes part of the Canadian National system. This narrow gauge system had been operated by the island government since 1923.


*April 1953: Canadian National inaugurates its Museum Train with three steam locomotives and six cars.


*April 25th, 1955: Canadian Pacific inaugurates its new stainless steel, scenic-domed transcontinental passenger train "The Canadian" between Montreal/Toronto and Vancouver.


* April 25th, 1960: Locomotive number 6043 makes the last scheduled run of a steam locomotive on Canadian National on train 76 between The Pas and Winnipeg.


* April 21st, 1970: Canadian Pacific unveils Canada's first double-deck passenger train comprising nine air-conditioned cars built by Canadian Vickers Limited at a cost of $2.8 million. The cars went into operation April 27 on the Montreal Lakeshore suburban service.


* April 30th, 1970: The first CP coal unit train, with 88 cars and carrying more than 9,000 tons of coking coal destined to Japan, arrives at Roberts Bank superport after a 700-mile run from Sparwood, B.C.


* April 1st, 1972: Pacific Great Eastern Railway makes a name change to British Columbia Railway.


* April 22nd, 1976: The turbo train achieves the Canadian rail speed record of 140.6 mph.


* April 18th, 1977: The Hall Commission Report on Grain Handling and Transportation is published. This recommends limited branch line abandonment on the prairies.


* April 30th, 1985: CN and CP take over the Canada Southern (Michigan Central/New York Central/Penn Central/Conrail) line through southern Ontario.


* April 13th, 1992: The Goderich Exeter Railway begins operations over the former CN line between Stratford Junction and Goderich and from Clinton Junction to Centralia in Ontario.


* April 1st, 1996: Last train travels the full distance of the former Canada Southern route between Detroit and Buffalo.


Enjoy! [tup]

Tom[4:-)] [oX)]

Did you miss the previous three “Significant events in Canadian RR History”[?] Click the URL:

(1) January, page 215:
http://www.trains.com/community/forum/topic.asp?page=215&TOPIC_ID=35270

(2) February, page 243:
http://www.trains.com/community/forum/topic.asp?page=243&TOPIC_ID=35270

(3) March, page 271:
http://www.trains.com/community/forum/topic.asp?page=271&TOPIC_ID=35270



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Posted by LoveDomes on Monday, April 10, 2006 2:43 PM
G'day Tom and fellow travelers at the bar!

A nice, tall, "cold one" if you please! Rupperts should be fine along with my "standard" sandwich - ham, swiss, buttAH & mustard hero with two large pickles from the barrell - and please make sure the bread is hard. Don't know what it is these days, but most rolls and Italian & French bread seems to be too blasted soft for my likes![swg]

Good thing this place isn't into the "political" because I'm so bent out of shape over this ILLEGAL immigration stuff that I want to "do" something about it. No point in getting my knickers in a knot though, since my representatives in Congress will surely "work it out." Yeah - and monkeys will fly out of my butt one day![V]

Trains - yeah - that's what we talk about, huh[?] That and "fun" at the bar. I'm all for it. BUT, where is everyone these days[?][?]

It was a lousy weekend insofar as the bar is concerned and to paint it any other way is a distortion of reality.[tdn] That's NOT to take away from the guys who did make an effort to join in and keep the place moving forward in light of Tom's repeated notices that he'd be doing other things over the weekend.

Sorry, Tom - I know you work hard this. Just seems a rotten shame that for whatever the reason, we've simply stopped pretty much dead in the water - and that's right before the first year bash. &%#*# [banghead][censored]

What a time for our formerly dependable guys to avoid us like the plague. Not even a "howdy" lately from 20 Fingers. I nevAH thought I'd say it - but I'm "almost" beginning to miss those loooooooooooooooong posts.[:O] Not really![swg]

If it wasn't for Doug, I wonder what this thread would look like[?] He surely provides one and all with so much in terms of great pix and those "borrowed" blurbs from RR books and magazines are really "spot on!" Good job, Doug! A five-[tup] Salute to you, Sir! [tup][tup][tup][tup][tup]

I sent an email out to everyone I could find an address for - took quite a bit of "doing" I'll tell ya. I asked for the guys to post at least twice on Wednesday - especially the ones who pretty much post and split for the day. I would expect that we'll have some guys show up who we haven't heard from in some time - so it would be wise to check back during the day to see who's been in. So, Mr. Proprietor that's about "it" for me insofar as trying to get things moving forward. I can surely see where the exasperation comes from . . . amazing how one's mind begins to work when guys don't respond to direct requests. It isn't hard to accept that several really haven't got this place in their minds as much as others.

BK sent me an email to say that they are having all kinds of problems with their internet connectivity. Apparently is more of a 'service thing' than anything they can remedy. The email was sent out through an alternative means - dialup no doubt. Anyway, he's determined to check in with us on Wednesday, even if he has to drive a few hours to the nearest library with a reliable internet connection. Now THAT says something, huh[?]

Looks like that page 300 is becoming more and more elusive - but still attainable by Wednesday. Who woulld've figured that the contributors would become so scarce in these last weeks[?] I give up. Lemme have another one of those brews! Take the ten spot and stick in the "Lars Box" to help pay for Wednesday's shindig.[tup]

Sorry this got off to such a negative bent. This is precisely what happened some time back when I decided to stay away from this kind of stuff. My tolerance for it all is being sorely tested - again. Hopefully, we'll see a resurgence of interest B4 too long.

Those "Canadian Dates in History" are quite interesting and I've thought about putting together something similar for U.S. RRs. Then I stop and think a bit - with the dwindling numbers lately, I'd be spending a heckofalotoftime pretty much talking to the ether. We'll see . . . and I surely don't give a "Rat's Patoot" over how many of those "stars" I get - or don't get.[swg]

I'm still a bit sore from my weekend of helping my #1 son with his roof problems. We wound up continuing yesterday afternoon. "Pay back" time for all the help he gave us during our flood! Not really - but as much as I wasn't looking foward to destroying my knees, at least we got the leaks (plural) located and repaired. Now, when it comes time for a new roof - he can hire some guys that are here legally to do the work! Imagine that novel concept[?]

Liked those trolley pix, Rob and it was good to "see ya!" Now there's a face to go along with the monikAH (that's New York for name!). Anyway, I wasn't much into street cars back "when" as where I'm located it was the S.I.R.T. or a very reliable bus system. Nevertheless there were places in the city where the streetcars operated and my dad or grandfather used to make sure that we'd ride 'em - just to ensure that I'd have a "recollection." That's the kind of men they were. I was a fortunate kid in being brought up in a family with love of one another and the country. I shudder to think what they'd say given the events of these times.

Nice stuff from you too, Pete! Also seems that you and Tom are able to get together now & then, which has to be fun. So what do the gals talk about while you two are "off somewhere" discussing trains[?] Actually, I don't wanna know!![swg] So, where is this place you guys call Hermann[?] I looked at a Missouri map and saw the "dot," but in relation to where you guys live is what I'm referring to. Sounds almost like it must be a midway point. Sweet![tup] Hope you had "one for me" while you were 'at it' . . . [swg]

Ommmmigosh, look at me. I've rambled so much that it's time for me to have "one more," then I gottta scram outta here! Great hero sandwich, by the way![tup]

By the way - I really "dig" that pix on this week's Summary!! Says it all . . .


Until the next time![tup]

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Posted by pwolfe on Monday, April 10, 2006 3:24 PM
Hi Tom and all.

A pint of Bathams and a round to keep the 12th fund up.

ROB Great selection of photos. [tup][tup]. I had a look at the Portage Flyer web-site it looks a great museum.Lovely Saddle tank.

DOUG Interesting story of America with a very sad ending. The engine certainly deserved a better fate. A more fortunate loco was one which MIKE had a link to on Friday,(Page 295).This was the loco LION built by Kitsons in 1838 for the Liverpool & Manchester Railway (L&M). It was used to haul goods and remained in service until 1859, when it was then used in the Mersey docks Liverpool as a power for a pump. It continued until electric power was used for the pumps in 1928. This could have been the end but a commitee was formed to save the loco.
This was successful and Lion was sent the LMS works at Crewe to be put back into working order and the boiler, believed to be of 1845 vintage, was found to be in very good order.Lion then took a starring role in the 1930 exhibition to mark the Centenary of the L&M, as shown in MIKE's link.

It then was used in other events. LION appeared in a couple of supporting roles in films, Victoria the Great(1937) and Lady with the Lamp(1951) before becoming the star of The Titfield Thunderbolt (1952) which as had the ultimate accolade of appearing at the Emporium.

Lion last steamed in 1992. I was fortunate to have a ride behind her at the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway In a replica 4- wheel open car.
The sun was setting and there was a great photo of us in outline published in a steam magazine at the time.
Lion is currenly at the Manchester Science Museum while her normal home at the Liverpool Museum is under renovation.
Reading the story of the Rock Island loco America makes one realise how lucky the loco and we are.

TOM Thanks for posting my photos yesterday, I am using up the film in the 35mm camera and i will get the pics on disc and onto the puter hopefully.
Great Canadian Railroad History for April [tup] It was good to see mention of the LMS Royal Scot. It is a shame that there isnt the great Exhibitions especially featuring railroads any more [:(]

LARS Just caught your post. Hermann is a bit nearer Jefferson City than Toms house. We go to the 1847 winery which has great German style food and a nice honey beer. It is set on a hill over looking the town with a mavellous view. Hermann is still a stop on Amtrak with two trains each way. The railway runs next to the Missouri to Jefferson City. there is no crossing of the missouri between Hermann and Jeff City. Hopefully I will have a photo of the railroad at Hermann soon.
I was wondering if there is a problem with the web as I lost a post yesterday. PETE.

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Posted by marthastrainyard on Monday, April 10, 2006 4:07 PM
G'day again,

Now that I've updated my profile with a little bit o'stuff, maybe I should let y'all know who that grey-haired guy sitting at the end of the bar is.

I am originally from Sweden (hejsan - got that language in as well [;)] ) where I grew up right next door to a small freight yard (I know - nasty freights but the main depot was just at the other side of the block). I spent the summers across the tracks from a nice little depot on a small branch line, so I have been around trains for as long as I can remember. That branch line went down to the birthplace of Absolut (the vodka - but you guys would know about that, wouldn't you [;)] )? My first cab ride was at the age of 6 in a K-class switcher (0-6-0T). It wasn't very far, only a few yards, and not very fast (I doubt the speed exceeded my age), but it was a cab ride nevertheless. I took over 30 years until I had my second. That was in a Swedish commuter train, and I actually got to turn the speed knob - How about that? [^]

I've spent some time in Australia looking at, and riding in, trains (while doing some work also), in California and now in Texas. I am fortunate enough to travel a lot for my work and everywhere I go I try to get some rail fanning time. And if my schedule allows, riding trains as well.

My main interest is passenger trains. Right now I am trying to build the City Of Los Angeles from 1950 (see my progress on my web site) and my contributions (or rather questions) will most likely be about that train and its siblings. But if I see anything that tickles my interest I will let you know about that too.

It's getting late and I'm sure my boss wants me to do some useful work today, so I'll climb down from the stool and wander over to my desk for a little work.

And, oh by the way, that first drink on the house, make that a Tequila; Reserva, please [:D] A bad habit I picked up in Mexico.

Cheers,
Per
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Posted by West Coast S on Monday, April 10, 2006 7:18 PM
Afternoon.. Can't stay for long, gotta catch the shuttle in about 15 mins.. Coming up on page 300!!! I'll have to pass on round tonight, but I do have some comments from photo Sunday, love the waterbourne boxcar, that is indeed different, tugboat as switchers, bet on that road it took a real man to throw switches. Good job all on the discussions. Well, gotta go, i'll be back in LA late tomorrow in time for the festivities.

Until Wendsday, keep well all

Dave
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Posted by siberianmo on Monday, April 10, 2006 7:22 PM
Special for marthastrainyard Per . . .

[#welcome] Aboard! One Tequila, Reserva comin' right up![tup][swg]

Received your E-mail and appreciate very much your willlingness to join us. Obviously, there's lots to "do" and "learn" with this Thread - and it doesn't cost a thing, other than time.<grin>

We would love to hear about your train travels and if they even come close to falling within the parameters of Classic Trains we'll be delighted. (Even will like 'em if they don't! We're "flexible 'round here . . . )

Wednesday at the bar is a "big day" - our 1st Year Anniversary on the Forums. Once you get some experience with the Forums and associated Threads, you'll see that most topics come 'n go - this one has survived. So, things 'round here should be "festive" and probably not at all on "target" for that day![swg] You, of course, are most welcome to join in . . .

We have a few "international" customers, so your travels in Sweden and elsewhere will fit right in. As you check through the pages of this Thread you will come across all kinds of "stuff" about Euro trains - so I recommend that you take full advantage of the potpouri awaiting you!

Feel free to drop me an E-mail anytiime help is needed, or a suggestion in mind.

Glad to have you with us!
[tup][tup]

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Posted by siberianmo on Monday, April 10, 2006 8:01 PM
G'day Gents!

While there hasn't been a whole lot of activity today, it has been rather interesting here and through the Ether in the form of E-mail. Not sure I can do "justice" to it all . . . .

Appreciate the Posts from Lars 'n Pete - aside from reinforcing the notion that all of this effort is 'worth it.' the dialogue is always of interest! Good job, guys.[tup][tup]

Dave, appears as if you've caught us on the "run," but that's fine - at least you thought of the place![swg] I missed more than one train running for the platform, spotting my favorite "watering hole," and then saying - I can catch the next one! (Boston 1968-73) . . .
The old "Iron Horse" bar 'n grill was a great place to wet the whistle along with a few other things!<grin>

A day without CM3 is almost like a day without sunshine. Hopefully he's not "sequestered" in some dank, dark and dreary place in the hills of WVA![swg] "Come back, Shane . . . . " Ooooops, did I give away his "real" name[?] How about it, Doug - what do YOU think[?]

A request from the Proprietor that falls within the category of "If the shoe fits . . . . "

I appreciate the support from those who take the time to offer it. Believe me, every now 'n then it really is a "pick me up." However, there are other times where "venting" and the like can really cast a shadow on the bar. We need not do that, so let's keep the criticisms to the E-mail route. Now, I'm not talking about "general" stuff - but if anyone has a "bone" to pick, do it directly - E-mail to E-mail. Much better for all of us.

Everyone who frequents this place does so within the personal limitations each of us has. Some contribute in terms of providing reading material or Pix in support of our "Classic Trains" theme, while others are more inclined to observe and make comments. Both sets of customers are appreciated. [tup]

Now here's where the rubber separates from the road - I will not bend an inch when it comes to those who use the "hit 'n run" Post technique nor will those who fail to recognize others get acknowledged from me. [tdn] That remains "standard bill of fare" 'round here.

So, bottom line - let's all try to keep it as light and lively as possible and if there are days of gloom, we'll just use the bright lights![swg]

Leon the Night Man takes the bar at 9 PM (Central)!

Later!

Tom[4:-)] [oX)]


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Posted by siberianmo on Monday, April 10, 2006 8:29 PM
[bday] 2006 BIRTHDAY WATCH LIST [bday]
(rev. Apr 6th):


March 5th (Nick – 46)
March 13th (Doug – 50)
March 31st (Lars – 66)
April 18th (Al - 64) Next up! Bash: Noon to 4 PM (Pacific)
May 18th (Tom - 68)
May 27th (Dave - 47)
June 3rd (John) – 47)
June 24th (Dan) – 44)
July 30th (Russell – 35) Legion of the Lost
August 11th (Pete – 55
August 16th (Ted – 68)
September 8th (Rob - 35)
October 18th (BK – 66)
December 29th (CM3 – 60)


Not on the list [?] Send me an Email with your birth date (month-day-year). Corrections too!


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Posted by siberianmo on Monday, April 10, 2006 8:36 PM
The Cast of Characters from ”Our” Place

siberianmo Tom is the Proprietor and head bartender. [4:-)][oX)]

nickinwestwales Nick is Chief Chef. [C=:-)]

trolleyboy Rob is the Bar Chandler.

Boris is - well, he’s Boris who works in the kitchen and anywhere else needed. He was hired by Nick, Chief Chef and is assistant cook. He’s not too hard to spot, as Boris is not of this world. Kinda difficult to maintain eye contact with him. He’s playful and unaware of his strength. We do not permit him to tend bar – however, he loves to ring the bell when a round is purchased.

Tex the Armadillo is Boris’ pet!

Awk the Parrot is Tom's pet!

Leon the Night Man is Tom’s relief behind the bar around 9 PM or so, Central Time. He closes up. He’s easily recognized by his rather large size, enormous hands, and shiny brand new Jump Boots. Leon also serves as Doorman and Bouncer for special events and may be seen in a tuxedo – with Jump Boots of course.

Inspector Clueless of the Local Constabulary and his earstwhile friend and companion Mr. Doyle, Private Investigator make up the security force ‘round here.

The Gals of “Our Place” are:

Ruth the redhead – Ann the blonde – Lucy the brunette and Jemima the raven haired beauty. These gals were found and hired by Tom and named by Nick. They work evenings, pretty much anywhere in the place, Thursday thru Saturday, and special events. Look, but don’t touch – at least not while on duty!

Then there’s Cindy with the auburn hair. She’s a faculty member from the Mentor Village all female University – right up the road. She’s not paid, but loves to volunteer her services either behind the bar – for me – or in the kitchen, with Nick. She’s also active in the local Victoria’s Secret lingerie shows …….

Then of course, there are all of YOU!

Tom [4:-)] [oX)]
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Posted by siberianmo on Tuesday, April 11, 2006 5:20 AM

from: www.viarail.ca


We open at 6 AM. (Don’t ask how we do that!)[swg]


TUESDAY’s INFO & SUMMARY of POSTS


Tuesday is upon us! Time again to pour a hot cuppa Joe, order a <light> or <traditional> breakfast from our Menu Board and enjoy some pastries from The Mentor Village Bakery![tup]


Daily Wisdom

Worry is like a rockin’ horse. It’s somethin’ to do that don’t get you nowhere.[swg]


”Our” Place” ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION is Wednesday, April 12th!


Info for the Day:

Railroads from Yesteryear – Illinois Central arrives TODAY!

* Weekly Calendar:

Wednesday: 1st Year Anniversary Celebration!
(Pike Perspective’s Day NEXT week!)
Thursday: Fish ‘n Chips Nite!
Friday: Pizza Nite & Steak Nite!
Saturday: Steak ‘n Trimmin’s Nite! – and –
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Double Features and Three Stooges Short Subject!

. . . Sunday, April 9th thru April 15th: The Harvey Girls (1946) starring: Judy Garland, John Hodiak & Ray Bolger –and- The Train (1964) starring: Burt Lancaster, Paul Scofield & Jeanne Moreau. SHORT: Woman Haters (1934).



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Name …..…………… Date/Time …..…..………. (Page#) .. Remarks

(1) barndad Doug Posted: 10 Apr 2006, 05:49:40 (298) Barn Yarn: Silver Engine, joke, etc.

(2) siberianmo Tom Posted: 10 Apr 2006, 05:50:58 (298) Monday’s Info & Summary

(3) marthastrainyard Per Posted: 10 Apr 2006, 08:55:29 (298) 1st visit

(4) siberianmo Tom Posted: 10 Apr 2006, 08:59:25 (298) Acknowledgments, etc.

(5) siberianmo Tom Posted: 10 Apr 2006, 09:06:03 (298) for marthastrainyard

(6) siberianmo Tom Posted: 10 Apr 2006, 12:07:09 (298) Signfiicant Events in Canadian Railroading History (Apr)

(7) LoveDomes Lars Posted: 10 Apr 2006, 14:43:11 (298) Lars Rant Report!

(8) pwolfe Pete Posted: 10 Apr 2006, 15:24:35 (298) Wolfman Speaks!

(9) marthastrainyard Per Posted: 10 Apr 2006, 16:07:56 (298) 2nd visit!

(10) West Coast S Dave Posted: 10 Apr 2006, 19:18:24 (298) Left Coast Quickie!

(11) siberianmo Tom Posted: 10 Apr 2006, 19:22:17 (298) for: marthastrainyard Per

(12) siberianmo Tom Posted: 10 Apr 2006, 20:01:53 (299) Acknowledgments & Comments

(13) siberianmo Tom Posted: 10 Apr 2006, 20:29:32 (299) B’day Watch List!

(14) siberianmo Tom Posted: 10 Apr 2006, 20:36:40 (299) Cast of Characters from “Our” Place



That’s it! [tup][;)]


Tom [4:-)] [oX)]
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THINK April 12th –
The 1st year Anniversary of ”Our” Place!
Happy Railroading! Siberianmo
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Posted by wanswheel on Tuesday, April 11, 2006 5:28 AM
Hi Tom and everyone, a round for the house.

Can't believe I'm still here. I must have stepped on a duck.

Great pictures from BarnGranddad's camera! Also enjoyed the train to Council Bluffs story. However the first railroad bridge across the Mississippi was built at Davenport in 1856. April 22 is the 150th anniversay. The first survey of the site for the future bridge was made in 1837, by Robert E. Lee, then a lieutenant with the U.S. Topographical engineers. Incidentally April 12 is the 145th anniversary of the attack on Fort Sumter.

Rob, I think we could spot you in a crowd now. You may be pressing your luck swinging from trolley wires.

Pete, if you like old locos, there's a good one in Chicago, a picture of which:
http://images.library.uiuc.edu:8081/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/tdc&CISOPTR=1213&REC=2

"During the first year of the new century, a relatively minor collision occurred at Vaughan, Miss., which would have an impact far beyond its significance at the time. In the wake of the accident, engine-wiper Wallace Saunders would write the song Casey Jones, in memory of his colleague, the ill-fated engineer John Luther (Casey) Jones, sole fatality when his Cannonball plowed into a freight. Seven years earlier, Jones had been one of the engineers driving a set of special trains bound for the Columbian Exposition in Chicago. The number of people aboard the specials, plus the commuters traveling on Chicago's suburban trains on the closing day of the Exposition, set a new record for passengers carried by a single railroad in a single day-in all, more than half a million people."

IC History http://www.cn.ca/companyinfo/history/en_AboutGenesisoftheIllinoisCentral18321860.htm
IC History highlights http://www.cn.ca/companyinfo/history/HH_BeforeIC.html

1832 West Feliciana Railroad, acquired by IC 60 years later.

1850 Land Grant Act.

1851 IC charter

1853 Abraham Lincoln retained, represents the railroad until 1860.

1855 Coal mines in southern Illinois

1856 Lightning Express, bedroom and berth-equipped 'Gothic' cars.

1861 Troop trains

1866 Refrigeration

1869 Mississippi bridge at Dubuque.

1881 30,000 workers convert 547 miles of track to standard gauge in a single day.

1889 Cairo Bridge

1893 First banana train "Nancy Hanks."

1916 Panama Limited.

1926 Electric commuter trains

1936 Green Diamond.

1947 City of New Orleans

1961 Last steam locomotive.


IC PHOTOS
http://www.cn.ca/images/content/en_history_pop_photo2ic.jpg IC 201
http://www.cn.ca/images/content/en_history_pop_photo4ic.jpg IC 24
http://www.cn.ca/images/content/en_history_pop_photo5ic.jpg 1890s
http://www.cn.ca/images/content/en_history_pop_photo6ic.jpg Panama Limited
http://www.cn.ca/images/content/en_history_pop_photo7ic.jpg Green Diamond
http://www.cn.ca/images/content/en_history_pop_photo8ic.jpg Conrad Hilton
http://www.cn.ca/images/content/en_history_pop_photo11ic.jpg New Logo

IC lawyer http://www.thelastfullmeasure.com/lincoln_image4.htm

Cairo Bridge http://www.kentuckyroads.com/images/ohio_river/020-ic-bridge-over-ohio-cairo-il-03-23-02-770wide.jpg

http://www.icgphotos.com/

http://www.absolutad.com/gallery/kurant-luggage.jpg Per Pullman Welcome
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, April 11, 2006 6:08 AM
Good morning Tom and friends! I'll have my two light breakfasts and some sunglasses for another bright and sunny day! Thakns for the [tup] Lars .. always appreciated. Great CN April history stuff Tom. Sorry about poting all my pix in one shot on Saturdays, but I rarely get an opportunity to visit through the days. Intering story on the Lion Pete, made better by the fact that you catually got to ride a train pulled by her! Special [#welcome] to Marthastrainyard (who would name their kid that?) Hope to see your "stuff" in the future!

Looks like Mike beat me to the theme this morning. Well done! And now...as Lars puts it ..here is a "borrowed blurb" from me:

From Railroad History in Photographs Railroad & Locomotive Historical Society

Paducah rebuild No. 8037, now designated as a GP10, is seen here at Council Bluffs, Iowa, in 1988. Photo by R.J. Church


Several railroads carried out major locomotive rebuilds and upgradings at their own shops in the late 1960’s through the 1970s. Financial and tax benefits to justify such extensive programs came through ICC and IRS rulings that established the Capital Rebuild Program (CRP). Accounting rules of the program allowed railroads to treat rebuilt locomotives as new locomotives, providing the rebuild cost exceeded half the original purchase of the locomotive.

Practically a standard package of work was developed for CRP work. Candidates were normally EMD GP7, GP9, SD7 or SD9 units. By this time, many older non-EMD makes were out of production of the builders out of business, thus new parts availability was a problem. EMD could still provide new parts for major rebuilds, at reasonable costs. Typically engines, air intakes and filtration, wiring, ad air brake systems were upgraded.

Illinois Central (later Illinois Central Gulf, then IC again) at its Paducah, Ky. Shops was one of the first to set up the program. Other railroads taking advantage of the plan were the Milwaukee Road, Burlington Northern, Conrail, Chicago & North Western, Missouri Pacific, Santa Fe, Southern Pacific and Union Pacific. Many railroads did not have the facilities for such work, and thus contracted CRP rebuilding through Precision National (teamed with ICG at Paducah) or Morrison-Knudsen of Boise, Ida.

[:I] Hellmann's mayonnaise history....
Most people don't know that back in 1912, Hellmann's mayonnaise was manufactured in England. In fact, the Titanic was carrying 12,000 jars of the condiment scheduled for delivery in Vera Cruz, Mexico, which was to be the next port of call for the great ship after its April stop in New York. This would have been the largest single shipment of mayonnaise ever delivered to Mexico. But, as we know, the great ship did not make it to New York. The Titanic hit an iceberg and sank. The cargo was forever lost. The people of Mexico, who were crazy about mayonnaise, and were eagerly awaiting its delivery, were disconsolate at the loss. Their anguish was so great, that they declared a National Day of Mourning which they still observe to this day. The National Day of Mourning occurs each year on May 5th. It is known, of course, as Sinko de Mayo. [:I]
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Posted by marthastrainyard on Tuesday, April 11, 2006 7:15 AM
Good Morning

and thanks for the great welcome, Tom. Not to mention the tequila, that sat well last night [^]

I saw you referred to some emails in the Ether. Is that where the Ether bunny lives? [:D] (OK, it's a bad joke but it goes with the season).

As far as classic passenger train goes, my first regular travel was in Sweden between my home and the summer house we had at the time (that's the "Absolut" branch). These were trains were classic in their own way: short, 2-axle coaches with wooden benches (ouch) and very little in terms of comfort. They did have an open platform, though, and that's where I spent most of the 25 minute trip when the weather allowed. During the Sunday beach-ru***he railroad added some 4-axle coaches with padded seats, and if you were really lucky, a first class coach as well! All of this was in the 50's, before the automobile had taken over. That branch lost its passenger traffic in 1967, I think.

Once I figure out how to post pictures, I will share some of what I have. Unfortunately I don't have any from my first trips, except for one where I'm sound asleep (which happened all the time according to my parents) but I have a model (by Pocher) of the cars I mentioned above and that would give you an idea of what they looked like.

Someone else had written about an X-2000 trip a while back. It took me many years after the introduction of the X-2000 in Sweden before I would ride one, but I did so in style the first time. A first class coach at the price of a second class ticket. Apparently they keep the train sets as they are all throughout the day, and I rode a train that was going up to Stockholm to be positioned for the early evening business commute back south. No need for three first class coaches on that trip, so one was sold as second.

My first visit on board an X-2000 was actually in Los Angeles, of all places. The manufacturer, ASEA, had a demo train here in the US to show off to Amtrak. I took the whole family out to the California desert to take pictures of the train coming in to L.A., and then we went to Union Station to tour the train. Needless to say, everyone in the family was impressed!

Last year I rode the X-2000 in one direction and a regular express in the other the day after. What a difference in ride comfort! The (about) 300-350 mile trip takes 4.5 hours in X-2000 and 5.5 hours in a regular train. Even if the track is welded almost all the way, the tilt feature makes the trip so much smoother in the X-2000 than in a regular train. It's no problem to drink a cup of coffee on the X, but you have to be really careful doing it on the regular train.

The improvement in travel time is not just because of higher speed, there are fewer stops as well. The trains run every hour on that segment (Stockholm to Malmö in the south) and the regular train leaves a few minutes after an X-2000 and arrives a few minutes before the next X. Those trains have revolutionized train travel in Sweden and they seem to be coming on more and more segments.

When I look back on the 50+ years I have ridden the trains over there, I can't help but think about the changes: from small, uncomfortable cars to a ride in great comfort with reclining seats, power ports and Internet access. Free coffee that you can drink at your seat without risking spilling it. The drinks 50 years ago were limited to a glass of water from a water caraff (but yes, it was free). There were two glasses in each car, and you had to share them with whomever had used them before [:O] Granted, that was on a branch line. The mainline had dining cars, of course, with wood fired stoves and a real meal that was cooked on-board . Nowadays you get a plastic wrapped sandwich if you can find a diner/coffee shop car in a regular train. The X has (if I remember correctly) a small assortment of microwavable entrees. A far cry from a steak cooked to perfection when you ordered it. I can still remember the wonderful smell of the wood fire and the steak that came in to the car when we stopped at a station! So while the comfort has ncreased, I'll say the service has decreased during these years.

Enough rambling for one day. See ya'll later,
Per
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Posted by siberianmo on Tuesday, April 11, 2006 7:31 AM
[bday] 2006 BIRTHDAY WATCH LIST [bday]
(rev. Apr 11th):


March 5th (Nick – 46)
March 13th (Doug – 50)
March 31st (Lars – 66)
April 18th (Al - 64) Next up! Bash: Noon to 4 PM (Pacific)
May 18th (Tom - 68)
May 27th (Dave - 47)
June 3rd (John) – 47)
June 24th (Dan) – 44)
July 30th (Russell – 35) Legion of the Lost
August 11th (Pete – 55
August 16th (Ted – 68)
September 8th (Rob - 35)
September 11th – Per – 61) – just added!
October 18th (BK – 66)
December 29th (CM3 – 60)


Not on the list [?] Send me an Email with your birth date (month-day-year). Corrections too!


Tom (Siberianmo) [4:-)] [oX)]
Proprietor of “Our” Place, an adult eating & drinking establishment!




NOTE for all: Check the SUMMARIES!
Happy Railroading! Siberianmo
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, April 11, 2006 7:43 AM
Good morning to one and all. "The reports of my demise have been greatly exaggerated" (Mark Twain). Tom great to see you again after so long an absence.[:D] I think just a cuppa Joe and a Prune Dani***his happy a.m.[^] I'm not nearly caught up with the pages of the past weeks but will be "phantom browsing" until I'm current. As some of you know a horrific responsibility was dumped in my lap that has demanded nearly my every waking moment. It appears that my old friend of 17+ years may be going into intensive care at any time. Although it is a ominous indicator; I can't tell you what a relief it would be for me personally.

I have managed to "keep one eye" on some past postings throughout my absence but simply didn't have the stamina for meanigful contributions.[V] Again, this posting must be brief as I'm not "out-of-the-woods" yet. There have been so many great things happening at "Our" Place recently thanks to the central core of: Mein Kapitan ( Tom), Oberst (Rob), [C=:0] Nick, and all the "regulars," that insures this thread will always be "top shelf." I must hit the hiway very soon this morning but I just need to say that I will certainly look forwared to seeing all of you members and guests tomorrow for the 12 month Anniversary celebration of "Our" Place. I haven't yet received the "Book Relay" so far but snail mail from the Canada to the States is notoriously sluggish.[tdn] Tom, Al, Rob I can't tell you how much the first "Rendesvous" is beckoning to me.[^] I'm going to need our outing like a G.I. needed that first R. and R. after 13 months in Nam.[:O] To every member, guest and new visitors, may I bid all of you a great day today and a spetacular Anniversary Day tomorrow. Okay Boris, to say I missed your countenance would be a gross over statement but the truth is, no one can ring duh bell better.[alien] Set 'em up as they drift in on my tab Tom, if you please. Happy rails, until then, everybody.

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