Back in AZ and back at work. Trip to CO was good, but way too much travel in too short a time. But this is prob the last time family will be in one place (except for me) for the holidays, so I went ahead and went this year.
CO RR Museum was great. They have a nice collection there. Circle track around the property w/ several operating steam locomotives standard and narrow gauge.
Don - I saw 3 of the 7 D&RG Geese! I really like the #6 which is the flatbed work goose. They are the crazyiest combo of auto and rail. Like something I would work on!:)
Kev - that was prob original post-war dust and to remove it would lessen the value...:)
I think Don's mystery train was the prototype for Lionel's Area 51 set...
Was very sad to hear about Carrie Fisher. In addition to working in a crazy industry she was bi-polar, a product of a Hollywood marriage, and had trouble w/ various substances over an extended period. She managed to deal w/ some of her demons in recent years. As one her of co-actors once said, 'it's not the years, it's the mileage'. A troubled, but talented and forthright individual w/ a great sense of humor. May she rest in peace.
On the way to work today to pick up the truck, I walked by the new USS Arizona memorial on campus and decided to look at the display of medallions representing all 1177 crew members who died. I found Gordon Eddy Moulton, Fireman from CA. He was 19 at the time. I had seen the name before and have no idea if there is any relation. The U did a very nice job w/ this. The flagpole which is lit at night is supposed to be like the foremast of the ship from which the original bell was mounted which now hangs in the student union.
Tucson, AZ (aka the Ol' Pueblo)
Home of the Mt. Graham & Arizona Eastern Boiler Shops