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Posted by Buckeye Riveter on Sunday, October 6, 2019 7:58 AM

fife....Eleven cars going up the grade to Frostburg, had to be a heavy pull. Did you turn both locomotives on the turntable? Or was it a push-pull operation? Did you see my comment card? You would know who wrote it if you see it.

Kev...I have three steel pins in my hip since 1964. When the temperature dives below zero, I feel twitches in my hip. Physical therapy is the key. In my opinion, they do the shots to appease the insurance company.

Riding on the Cass Scenic Railroad at Cass, WV. 

 

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Posted by dougdagrump on Sunday, October 6, 2019 9:48 AM

It's almost here

 

Museum is decorated

 

The first train of the season

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Sunday, October 6, 2019 11:28 AM

Gracious, got in fast. Surprise

Halloween train. Surprise

Good photos Buckeye.

Have a great week ahead. 

 

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Sunday, October 6, 2019 8:10 PM

Evening all!

Sunny and warm at 95, but at this time the 'front' is just north of here. 60's for in the morning? Maybe....

Bushed from doing the state fair again today with wife, daughter, and future SIL. Got to see the Marine Corps Drum and Bugle Corp. Excellent show as always. Lucky as today was their last day here. Son could Not make it. Big Physics test tomorrow. So he and I plan to go next Friday.

Dennis - good deal on selling the car!

Fife - man, that is a big group for a tourist RR and it ain't even leaf season yet (or is it?)

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Posted by Banks on Sunday, October 6, 2019 9:05 PM

 

 

Hello there,

been one of those weeks.     Preop for my surgery, two other appointments and some needy inlaws took up some of it.   Been unusually warm but cooler weather expected. Might need heat by the time we get back from York so
I cleaned the boiler at the farm house, that took longer than usual. Had to repair the flange the stove pipe fits over. Bout 3/4 of the way around the spot welds supporting it were broken.  16 pop rivets the whole way around it tightened it right up. Can't complain,  it was new in 69.
Did start to split the tree. Did 2 16 inch sections of trunk and  had enough to fill the trailer pictured earlier. Also getting the camper ready for the trip

    Saturday did some errands, got a flu shot, fixed a couple of things on the camper and went to Mass. Today I felt like I was catching the crud, didn't feel super bad but not good. Didn't do the announcing as I usually do at the hillclimb, worked the gate instead. Then napped until son's second ride. Left shortly after that. Need to check the points but I think son should be 1st in his class. 

Kev and Mike C........Prayers for the Mrs.

Buckeye . .....nice pics    

Fife.........a big train like that should help with $$$$$ for the steam engine.

Dennis........good deal on the car


Bed is calling

 


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Posted by fifedog on Monday, October 7, 2019 7:48 AM

Banks - Merely playing catch-up with trains like that.  Remember the lay-offs?

Roy - Looks like peak will be just after Columbus Day this year.

Buckeye - push-pull; at that length we're fouling the east switch at Frostburg.  We turned 501 for show.  We also tacked on an "open air" car this weekend, which was well received.  They don't show me the cards.  And I typically only hear when there is a complaint.

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Monday, October 7, 2019 10:10 AM

Mornin folks!

Well, it's 67 at the moment...nice change finally! Slept in this am, the State Fair wore me out. Corn dog, funnel cake, and steak on a skewer made the day. Adult beverages!

Fife - nice! So the big crowds are for cooler weather and leaves. Enjoy!

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Monday, October 7, 2019 11:16 AM

Well, this just sucks.

Lady Firestorm had to take emergency leave from work and head up to New Jersey.  Her brother Jack, who's been battling lymphoma for the past year, is coming to the end of the line.  The treatments are useless at the point, and she and her siblings are gathering to visit him as he's not expected to last the year, possibly not even the month.  He's been moved to hospice care.

It's a shame, he was a nice man and fun to be with, and will be missed.  Lady F is understandably upset but is holding up very well indeed.  For now I'm "holding the fort" here at home.

Sorry to bum everyone out, but I just needed to talk.  Any sentiments I can pass along from the CTT family will be appreciated, they'll help.

Again, this just sucks, what what can you do?  The "Night Train" comes for us all, sooner or later.

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Posted by KRM on Monday, October 7, 2019 12:03 PM

So sorry to hear that about your BIL Flintlock. Feel free to let it out, sometimes it is the best thing you can do at a time like this. Angel

Nice fall weather on The North Bluff today, cool but lots of sun. Trees are turning pretty fast now. Cleaned the AC unit this morning and installed the winter cover. Next will be to put out the heated bird bath. They are calling for 30s at night by the weekend. Tongue Tied

Wife set up her apt for that cyst thing they saw on the MRI for early Nov. Hope it is nothing?

 

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Monday, October 7, 2019 1:58 PM

Working ouside and watering.  No lunch.  Was rather warm but cooling some now.

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Posted by dougdagrump on Monday, October 7, 2019 4:33 PM

Flintlock, Prayers for your BIL. Hopefully Hospice will help make him comfortable as the end approaches. Be sure that Lady Firestorm is able to share some hugs and let him know how much he is loved and appreciated.

The Renal Cell Carcinoma board where I spend a lot of time, unfortunately it has a far larger roster of participants then here, lost two of our brothers this past weekend. Yesterday was a very dark day for both patients and caregivers. The pain that the patient goes thru ends when they cross over. But the caregiver's pain, whether that be spouse/ significant other/ family members or very good friends, goes on afterward for a longer period sometimes much longer.

Damn I hate this disease, here I thought I was all cried out yesterday but I guess not.  

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Monday, October 7, 2019 5:33 PM

Thanks for the kind words K' and Doug.  I'll be sure and pass them along to the missus the next time I speak to her.

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Monday, October 7, 2019 5:55 PM

Flintlock,

Prayers for your family in this trying time. 

Dougsnotta - keep hangin in there, prayers!

Anj - continued prayers for your dad!

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Posted by Banks on Monday, October 7, 2019 10:24 PM

Hello there. Camper pretty much packed.

Flintlock. ...prayers. Come more often. We've leaned on each other quite a lot over the years. Praying for your BIL, Doug and friends, Rich's Dad and anybody else in need

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 5:31 AM

Coffee hot.  Edgecombe bound.

Have a great day.

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 8:56 AM

Good Morning!!

Yankees complete the sweep.....I'm just hoping the Rays and 'stros beat each other up sufficiently to stagger into the next round.....don't care which team.....

Relief Meeting last night was done by 730 ish, had to do a few errands and back home to fall asleep on the couch....did see Severino  get out of 2 innings worth of base runners with none crossing home plate.

Mom's 83rd Birthday today, Dad has consult with radiologist at 4, I may not be home in time, have Line/Exec meeting at 630, may run there, complete the bills and go home for Mom.  We're having lunch on Saturday for Mom's Birthday.

Rained last night, still wet, yesterday was 80, today 60.....showers the rest of the week....the kids are leaving for Florida on Thursday, Jenni is taking them to the airport early AM, so we will be house sitting until Tuesday next week.

Flintlock - Prayers for your BIL, that sucks, please pass my sympathies to your Mrs. We've been dealing with Dad's Lymphoma and Renal Cancer for 18 years now with the latest on his shoulder muscles.  He soldiers on and we do what we can, mostly it's up to the doctors.  He is a tough guy and won't go down without a fight.

2 on the desk, waiting for more soon...I hope...

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 10:02 AM

Morning gang!

Well, still 64 at this time and thoroughly enjoying it! Sunny. Another front this weekend will supposedly take us into highes in the 60's Sat/Sun. Son was not able to go to State Fair with us last weekend so he and I are planning to go Fri.

Continued prayers for those in need.

Banks - safe and fun travels! Sorry I will miss York this fall but lots going on here with the wedding (expenses!).

York is definitely going back to a 2 day show Fri/Sat starting in the spring. Read that on Clem's York Primer on the Eastern Div website.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 9:07 AM

Thanks all so much for your thoughts and prayers!

Sadly, Lady F's brother passed away last night, it was a mercy, he went off with a minimum of pain and suffering.

When funeral arrangements are finalized I'll be heading up to New Jersey and will be "off the air", in a manner of speaking, for several days.  So if you don't see my My 2 Cents  worth on any topic for a while that'll be the reason.

Again, thanks to you all, and I hope all's well with you!

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Posted by Banks on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 9:55 AM

Hello there from Delaware Seashore State Park.

Flintlock...condolences and prayers for you and yours


Rainy and windy here due to an off shore storm.


 Pleasant trip down yesterday with a side trip to Martinsburg WV to buy some exterior stain for the house that contains VOC not available in PA, MD, DE and a few other states. I know it's good stuff, did the house with it a couple of times.  Last was 14 years ago and still doesn't look half bad with no peeling. The oil really soaks in and protects.

 Not sure what the rest of the day will bring. Definitely some reading in between naps.

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Posted by DJSpanky on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 10:20 AM

Howdy all!

Yep, fell off the face of the earth again.

September was extremely hectic. It started out around the 4th when Corey noticed that Linda's right eye was wavering a bit, it would tend to slide out and in, like a lazy eye. Also, her right brow and lid drooped a bit. She went to an ophthalmologist, who set her up for an appointment with a neuro-ophthalmologist on the 26th. In between that, she went to see her primary care physician who ordered an MRI and blood tests. When she got in to see the neuro-ophthalmologist, he saw a spot in her right hemisphere which he labeled a tumor, and set her up to see a neurologist the next day. I wish he'd kept his damn mouth shut, because he absolutely freaked Linda out. He also ordered more extensive blood tests. She called Sloan Kettering that afternoon, they were very interested in what had been found, and also mentioned that they had seen these crop up in patients who had been treated as children there. Wish I could remember what the name of that thing was. Anyway, I saw the report, it's all of 5MM, so pretty tiny. We saw the neurologist the next day, he immediately dismissed what the guy had said the day before, said he had seen those in patients before, and that it wasn't even in the right area to affect muscle movement of the eyes. He did extensive physical tests on her, comparing feeling, movement, reflexes and strength between the left and right sides. He didn't have a copy of the MRI, couldn't access the online version from the lab we used, so I ended up dropping a copy to him after the weekend. In the interim, he added even more blood tests to those prescribed by the neuro-ophthalmologist. So Linda got those done middle of last week, we got the results on Friday. Turns out she has Lyme disease, so she's on a 30 day regimen of power antibiotics now. That's certainly better than a neurological condition or cancer.

And football season is upon us, I've had 3 tailgates since Aug 30th - the tailgates have been great, the games, well, not so much. The way the season is going, we'll have our 4th tailgate for Homecoming on the 19th, I'll miss the 5th one on the 26th as Tyler has Confirmation that day, and I may skip the rest of the season. The team is horrible, the HC and OC have been fired, our starting QB has been in concussion protocol since the 2nd game and is unlikely to come back, and the backup QB and our best RB have now decided to sit out for the rest of the season. The games are just not fun to watch at all, and the attendance is atrocious. 15-20K in a stadium which seats 52K+.

Have done a little work on the attic, will post pictures later.

Works been extremely busy: the owner keeps pushing to add in more functionality, plus he really overbooked us this summer for client projects. I'm working on one now which I highly doubt we'll bring in on time.

Hoping to get some trains out for the Halloween display - we'll probably start doing that this weekend or next.

I don't know when I'll get a chance to go through all the posts, so if anyone can post a cliff notes version I'd appreciate it.

Have a good one!

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Posted by DJSpanky on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 10:21 AM

Flintlock76

Thanks all so much for your thoughts and prayers!

Sadly, Lady F's brother passed away last night, it was a mercy, he went off with a minimum of pain and suffering.

When funeral arrangements are finalized I'll be heading up to New Jersey and will be "off the air", in a manner of speaking, for several days.  So if you don't see my My 2 Cents  worth on any topic for a while that'll be the reason.

Again, thanks to you all, and I hope all's well with you!

Flintlock, just saw this, my condolences to you, your wife and her family. Where in NJ will you be?

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Posted by Buckeye Riveter on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 11:09 AM

Flintlock...My condolences and prayers for your family during this time of sorry. 

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Posted by KRM on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 11:44 AM

Flintlock, Prayers for you and yours. Glad he is now at rest and had little pain.

Waiting on the boy to bring his boat out to store it for the winter but he is not here and has not called so who knows??

Man this site is down as much as it is up. Been trying to get on since yesterday afternoon??

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Posted by Buckeye Riveter on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 12:25 PM

KRM

Man this site is down as much as it is up. Been trying to get on since yesterday afternoon??

 

 
Same problem yesterday, too.  There was one weekend about 10 days ago where I could not get in from Friday until Monday. Do the advertisers get refunds or credits?Whistling
 
As to problems, Northern California has a major problem with no power. Wow

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 2:19 PM

Spanky, I'll be up in the Paramus area sometime Friday afternoon through Monday, probably leaving Monday morning.

Thanks for the condolances, and to all the rest of you for your prayers and best wishes!  You're the best!

And thank goodness Linda's "only" got Lyme disease.  I have to put quotes around the only since Lyme disease isn't something to sneeze at in itself, but it sure beats the other diagnosis!  

I'd bug spray the bejeezus out of the yard if I were you.  Some chemical warfare on those little monsters sounds like it's called for!  

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Posted by DJSpanky on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 2:40 PM

 

Flintlock76

Spanky, I'll be up in the Paramus area sometime Friday afternoon through Monday, probably leaving Monday morning.

You'll be about 20-25 minutes away from me!

Flintlock76
And thank goodness Linda's "only" got Lyme disease.  I have to put quotes around the only since Lyme disease isn't something to sneeze at in itself, but it sure beats the other diagnosis!  

I'd bug spray the bejeezus out of the yard if I were you.  Some chemical warfare on those little monsters sounds like it's called for! 

I wish that would do it, but it won't. Unfortunately we have several neighbors who feed the deer, so they're always coming down from the forest and traipsing through our backyards. Nothing I can do about it.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 5:27 PM

Yeah, I figured that Spank, it's that flashing "time and temp" on the bottom of the your comments with Wayne NJ.  A dead givaway!

I'd like to arrange a visit but I don't think that'll be possible, the wake and services will be dominating my time.  Got to stick by the wife's side, that's my job and as it should be.

Per your neighbors, it's been 32 years since I've lived in NJ but to my recollection it's illegal by NJ game law to deliberately feed deer.  If they show up and eat your rhododendrons that's one thing, purposely putting out food for them is something else.

Not that you should rat out your neighbors and start a war, but deer DO carry ticks, and ticks carry "you-know-what."

I'd spray the yard anyway.  Even if you don't get 'em all getting some is better than nothing. 

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 6:04 PM

Evening folks!

Partly sunny today. 87 right now, and 91 for tomorrow, then 58 high for Friday - wow!

Went and got my flu shot and the second seniors pneumonia shot this morning, so the shoulders hurt a bit. Tomorrow, if up for it, go and get the Shingrex shingles shot. Wife got it and her arm/shoulder ached for 2 days.

Still working on the std ga project for the museum in NY. Having to replace something that was not supposed to be an issue, so this is on me. So far I have two weeks of half days into this.

Busted a knuckle on my right hand trying to pull a part out of the lathe that jammed - and a sharp tool bit provided the backstop, piercing the top of the knuckle on my right hand. Swollen/fluids, big time, stiff, and hurts...oh well...medicating myself with some 10yr Bulleit Bourbon...oh the pain!

DonB, Dennis, Ray, and Dougsnotta - glad you guys do not live in the rural areas where PG&E is cutting the power to 800,000. Wowzers!

Anj - man that is tough about your dad and so glad he is handling it well. My mom in her last days, not so great, but we did not blame her for that.

DJ - man, tough! Glad the ms skated the really serious possibilities. Prayers!

Astros struggling against the Rays - 2-2. Hope for best for Stros for game 5 tomorrow!

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Posted by dbaker48 on Thursday, October 10, 2019 1:39 AM

Evening All,

Buckeye, Congrats on the 2nd table!  With everything else you got going on that is a heck of an achievement!  The pictures are really fantastic!

Dougdg, Good to see you in the spirit, no doubt you must have a lot of kid followers!  Going to have to schedule a run down to show you the pictures I took on my trip.

Flintlock, Sorry to hear about your BIL, Condolences and Prayers for you and your family! 

Spank, Sooooo Very Glad Linda's eye issue is manageable, and NOT as bad as originally thought!  It had to be really tough riding that roller coaster!  I agree with the pesticide approach, and ensure she takes all the antibiotics.

Anjdevil, Sorry that your Dad is going through such agony!  Prayers that something positive will rapidly develop for him.

SJ, Sure  hope you have a spotter for all the ladder work your doing!  Just be careful and don't get too aggressive.

Banks, Isn't it getting late in the year to be planning on putting stain on the house?  Esp not even being home?  8-)

Roy, Any chance the NY museum would consider selling that engine?  It would be a great conversation piece in your collection.  Sorry to hear about your hand, looks like you've got the right remedy in place.

Regarding the power outages, I'm not sure it is just Northern Cal., SCE has also announced that they are cutting power to a number of areas in So Cal..  Near the San Gabriel Mtn, Riverside, & San Bernardino Counties.  And there talking as long as 3-5 days! 

RT, How many guys do you have working on your train room?  With all the progress you got to have an army in there.  Really lookin good.

Got the El Camino back today, and it really looks great!  The seats were completely rebuilt, and can't believe how much higher I'm setting.  And it looks pretty good too.  Was well worth it!
Changed over our Internet/TV/Phone service from Frontier(FIOS), to Spectrum.  I think we are going to realize about $100/mth savings.  As expected some minor +/- 's , but should work out good.  Just a little frustrating the monthly equipment rental fees, then when service is cancelled they don't want them returned, "Just give them to a Recycler" ????
Making some progress on my custom awning job for MIL, slow tedious work.  Have one of four 80% complete.  Hopefully it will work.

About it from here, going to see if I can make a post on CTT.

Be Safe and Stay Healthy

Don

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