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Posted by "JaBear" on Thursday, May 18, 2017 7:33 PM

 

Edit. Darn, top of the page, well Chloe, I reckon the prime ribs, Yorkshire puds, pan gravy, and hot English mustard, are on me!!!  Dinner Smile

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Thursday, May 18, 2017 7:39 PM

Jimmy_Braum

 

  I was asked to do a presentation on the history of the Pittsburgh and West Virginia railway Company for my local historical society next week, so between moving stuff and work, I've been doing my finishing touches on that. 

 

 

Jimmy ... That is very nice they asked you to do the presentation.... If you tell us more about it, we will be interested. 

 

Bear... Funny ! Laugh

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Posted by Jimmy_Braum on Thursday, May 18, 2017 8:09 PM

Well, It's next thursday.  I'm gonna have 35-40 slides, using my photos mostly- one or two slides of information and or historic photos correctly credited.  I'm also bringing in artifacts- Glass insulators from along the line, an old PWV envelope a club member let me borow, my model of the Bruceton train station-torn down before I could get a photo of it,etc.

  It's going to be showing off my photos of the Connelsville extension,now known as the Wheeling and Lake Erie East end.  I will speak on the construction of the railroad, it's purpose, fun facts about it, etc.  I will be focusing on the section between Green tree 'Rook Yard' and Belle Vernon-the Rehobeth branch.  It's a line that is fascinating to study, and not many locals have seen trains on the line, since the Wheeling runs their trains on that line with no average pattern.

I'll also branch off to cover two branches-the recently reactivated "Clairton Branch", and the Abandoned "Donora branch".  The Clairton Branch was actually the original mainline for the West Side Belt railway Co, until the PWV offically took control in 1925, and the Donora branch was built in the late 1920s, and survived until 1988.  I've hiked the Donora branch, and let me tell you- that is some amazing grade work they did..huge long fills, concrete block tunnels STILL in amazing shape, not having had any work since the 1980s, and spoils everywhere along the line.

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Posted by gmpullman on Thursday, May 18, 2017 8:16 PM

WELCOME BACK, Brent! Bow

Just a quick HI to the usual crowd in here. The prime rib seems to have drawn everyone in! Not too many vegans here—?

YGW, the 40 chickens is a total for this season. I have set snares, I have hidden in a blind for hours with the .22 only to have the fox attack while I went in for a potty break. We do trap lots of raccoons and opossums and skunks (maybe dinner for LION?) but these foxes are a crafty bunch!

I hope your presentation goes well, Jimmy! Hats off to you for helping to preserve local history. By the way, I love the area you live in, so rich in railroad and STEEL history!

Thanks for the kudos on the brick mortar, Garry. It seems to be not-so messy as the usual drywall mud method.

Mrs. Pullman is waiting for a cocktail and dinner. My turn to cook tonight!

Cheers to all, Prayers to those in need...

For Brent— A little Canadian Pacific action!

Regards,

 

                    Ed

 

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Posted by Jimmy_Braum on Thursday, May 18, 2017 8:26 PM

Thanks Ed.  Yeah, The East end is actually what I plan to model "When I paint my masterpiece", so I've  been researching and doing photo runs while I bide my time in building anything serious.  I'm gonna protolance it, and backdate in some places, so I can have a ton of industries to switch out.  No, I'm not planning to do the coke plant in Monesseon-that's gonna be a hidden staging track.  I'm gonna try to do at least two or three of the major bridges on that line, since that is what it's famous for- the long, high and impossle to fathom deck bridges.  A lot will have to be scratchbuilt-like the K truss Speers bridge.  More than likely, I'll do a double deck shelf layout so I can get extra layout space. Most likely, Rook yard will be on the bottom, and Connelsville will be the top and doing two levels would help to simulate the actual grade that exists between the points. 

For an example of one of the more impressive bridges.  The Mingo Creek/Crookham viaduct.  Built in 1929.  No modern machinery, and just manpower. 195' off the ground.

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Posted by FRRYKid on Thursday, May 18, 2017 11:21 PM

Heartland Division CB&Q

It must be a cereal serial. Whistling

In that vein, let's try a riddle:

Why was the foodie put on trial?

Because he was a cereal/serial killier!

Hobby Front: 

Latest quick project. Base is a redbox Atlas RTR. I've had this one for awhile. Two of the changes that were made very quickly after I got it. Those being changing the trucks to a pair of Atlas caboose Bettendorf trucks to match the prototype (None of the RTR caboose representing "Q" waycars of this type that I have seen have the Bettendorf trucks.) and the other was putting the ACI label on the car. The recent changes are painting out the "Q" lettering with some Humbrol silver paint and rettering to BN numbers with the BN decal set.

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Thursday, May 18, 2017 11:23 PM

Howdy .. 

Jimmy ... I wish I could attend your presentation, but I'm glad you are sharing some of it here. Your photo of the railroad viaduct beneath the modern highway bridges is quite impressive. I am fascinated with railroad history. 

Ed ... I like the CP dome observation car. I rode on one after Via Rail took over Canadian passenger service. 

FRRY .... I like the Atlas CB&Q caboose. Actually, I do have one myself. I did not need to change to BN however. 

 

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Posted by Sir Madog on Friday, May 19, 2017 4:00 AM

Good Morning, Gang!

It´s a bit of an odd day today, talking in weather terms. It´s rather hot and humid, and we expect a series of thunderstorms rolling in from southwest.

Anyhow, Ulrich´s Train Movie Theatre is back in business and proudly presents today´s feature, which takes us to the Spanish island of Mallorca in the Mediterranean Sea.

Ferrocarril de Soller

The Ferrocarril de Sóller (English: Railway of Sóller), acronym FS, is an interurban railway and the name for the company which operates the electrified 3 ft (914 mm) narrow gauge tracks running between the towns of Sóller and Palma on the Spanish island of Mallorca (stopping at various smaller towns such as Bunyola and Son Sardina).

The historic electric train takes a route north from the capital across the plains, winding through mountains and 13 tunnels of the Serra de Tramuntana, finally ending in the large railway station of the northern town of Sóller.

Work began on the railway in 1911 on the profits of the orange and lemon trade, which at the time was booming. For this reason, it is sometimes known as the Orange Express.

The famous train is now not only a mode of transport between these two key Mallorcan settlements, but also an attraction in itself.

In 1929, the line was electrified by the German firm of Siemens. Trains still consists of the electric rail cars ourchased that year.

This line is to my knowledge the only 3ft. gauge railway in continental Europe!

Enjoy this spectacular video of a cab ride through a breathtaking scenery!

Zoe, any of the prime rib steaks left Garry brought along yesterday. I´ll have mine medium, with French fries and a side dish of lettuce & tomato salad with Feta cheese, dark olives and Italian dressing, please. Add an RBF to wash it down!

   Ulrich     

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Friday, May 19, 2017 8:15 AM

Good morning .... Coffee and pancakes, please. 

Ulrich ... Your weather forecast sounds like ours today. 

Happy Friday !  

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Posted by angelob6660 on Friday, May 19, 2017 10:18 AM

Morning diners,

Yesterday I saw the pre-production models of the Kato MILW Olympian Hiawatha dome and observation car. 

I know it's a nice 9 car set, but I wish they was a other car or two. Like a plain baggage car and a lounge car. 

So I looked at Walthers Hiawatha set on their site and they taken out the passenger car consist. I then went to other sites but I found the one in train orders I believe that they had a good list. I saw a few movies on the train and counted 10-12 cars.

I still want to get one but I don't think I have the funds for it.

YGW- Yes that guy was lucky.

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Posted by yougottawanta on Friday, May 19, 2017 11:27 AM

Lunch time !

Oh boy PRIME RIB !!!! Dinner can I also have a baked potato with sour cream, chives, butter oozing out the ends and puddled in the middle with a dash of salt and pepper too ?? Oh JOY !

Hobby Front - Well it happened AGAIN ! SoapBox Yesterday I brought home a load of #57 for the hobby Barn driveway and I began to shovel it off - Under bright sunshine - and wouldnt you know !!! Here comes the clouds and the curtain of rain Lightning and YES I got drenched again Storm ! This is just NUTS ! 3 out of five times I get soaked unloading gravel !! Bang Head

Angel - I tell you that is just crazy that someone can run into a brick fence and walk away. We had a fellow a number of years ago hit a tree while driving a  motorcycle he wasnt that lucky and he didnt walk away. How much is Kato asking for the cars ? N or HO ?

Ulrich - Computers will put holes in budgets. That is why I take my w**k puter home and use it. I dont own one.

Ulrich, Garry - Amazing that is the same weather report we are getting here !

FRRYKid - LOL Good one. True story - I work with a whole bunch of spanish folks from all different countries. San Salvador, Mexico, Gautemla, Brazil etc.. In my contact list I have about a 1/2 dozen Juans and I started getting confused as to who is who. So I called up Juan the granite guy and asked him his last name. He then inquired why did I want to know ? I told him I have know so many Juans I do not know which Juan I am calling Whistling

Jimmy - Yes that is AMAZING how did they get that concrete up there ! I would hope not one five gallon pale at a time ! Did they mix by hand ??? How did they transport the material there ? etc...

Ed - No kidding that is a crafty fox !

JaBear - LOL I love it when someone post a photo like that !

Henry - What is a sonic cleaner ?

CN Charlie - Dont even mention computer softare ! Blindfold I recieved a directive from headqaurters to update the puter because of some virus, so I did as told - guess what happened - My email DISAPPEARED 30 minutes BEFORE a huge meeting this morning - PANIC !!! Angry Technology can be wonderfully frustrating !

Brent - Personally I thought you looked good in black and white stripes and or bright orange Laugh just kidding - welcome back !

Ken - Okay so help me out here - you bought trains with the money and she took your medical equipment ?

Alvie - Glad to see you back in here ! I didnt know Possums would kill chickens ?!

History qoute of the day:

A little matter will move a party, but it must be something great that moves a nation.

Thomas Paine, Rights of Man, 1792

A nation under a well regulated government, should permit none to remain uninstructed. It is monarchical and aristocratical government only that requires ignorance for its support.

Thomas Paine, Rights of Man, 1792

As parents, we can have no joy, knowing that this government is not sufficiently lasting to ensure any thing which we may bequeath to posterity: And by a plain method of argument, as we are running the next generation into debt, we ought to do the work of it, otherwise we use them meanly and pitifully. In order to discover the line of our duty rightly, we should take our children in our hand, and fix our station a few years farther into life; that eminence will present a prospect, which a few present fears and prejudices conceal from our sight.

Thomas Paine, Common Sense, 1776

He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.

Thomas Paine, Dissertation on First Principles of Government,

TTYL

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Posted by galaxy on Friday, May 19, 2017 12:39 PM

cudaken

 Afternoon Diners

 Flo, Ed, Jan and I will have a Beer please.

 Felt worse today than in sometime. I am eating less to lower my A1C. Have no idea what my blood surgar was because of my wife!

 SoapBox It is all about her! She laid claim to My Blood Glucose Montior sent to me by the VA. She wanted to keep it so she can test to see if she has low blood surgar. Her A1C has been fine. Mine on the other is out of control. Why, because I cannot test it! If I see the numbers I have a goal, with no numbers what the heck. Just got in a good fight with her and have laied claim to My Blood Glucose Montior so I stand a chances of feeling good again.

 

 Later, Ken

 

 

Ken: go to wally world and buy her teh cheapy $9.99 GM adn the $5 25 count test strips. That will satisfy her "curiosity" and maybe she will LEAVE YOURS alone! Thta's what MY GM is! Works great, and no expensive scripts needed!

 

Have a great day, Y'all.

I'm off,but van is in for yet another repair...needs new ignition switch, but will ahve to wait til tues for it to come in. Another $250 expense! Yippee!

 

{yeah I know I"m "off"...just one bubble to the left}

Geeked

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Posted by BATMAN on Friday, May 19, 2017 1:20 PM

ARF! ARF! Yep definitely gone to the dogs.

Good morning from the West Coast.

Thanks for the warm welcome back. I am still full from that prime rib last night, so just a pot of coffee for me. 

Henry, I can't tell you what I did or I'll get banned again.Laugh I just woke up one morning and I was banned. I had no idea why until nine months later I got in touch with Steve and he told me why. I did break the rules and freely admit that. I guess my brain was off that day. 

YGW, I have been watching the new train building going up with great interest. Beautiful country you are living in. As far as wardrobe goes, I preferred the stripes in jail because then I didn't have to change to referee the kid's hockey on Saturdays.Whistling

I think my days at the rink are over as the old arthritis is really grinding me down. #1 son is off to Ottawa for University in the fall and with the hockey season over he said his goodbyes to all the guys he has played with over the years. He had a final tourney in Calgary where he got the first goal for a newly formed team, plus they won gold. A complete turnaround after last year.

 The kid was getting courted from Universities from all over the world. He wrote the U.S. SAT's and got 99% on the U.S. entrance exams. He wrote those in case he took some of the U.S. schools up on their offers. He got major high 5s from his headmaster as his exam scores push his schools ranking up. He scored in the top 1% on Canadian exams. 

I am going to miss him a lot when he goes, we are best friends. I have had the kind of relationship that most Dads dream of having with their kids. He wants to get a Law degree in constitutional and business law and go into politics. By going to Ottawa, he will get to work in the parliament buildings as part of his course load.

Well, time to get to work. Wife had me totally change all the lighting in the kitchenCrying. That involved a lot of the ceiling coming down and much rewiring. I am on the home stretch.

 It's a long weekend up here in Canuck land, that means a house full of friends this weekend. The mother-in-law says "why would you have guest with your house such a mess from the kitchen work". The wife uses that old adage "those that matter won't care and those that care don't matter"

Have a good rest of the day!

Brent 

 

 

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Posted by herrinchoker on Friday, May 19, 2017 1:48 PM

Yesterday it was 92, today it is 83, tonight it is supposed to drop into the upper 20s-low 30s inland, and upper 30s here on the coast. Sure glad we put all the plants that we wintered over outside. As Mark Twain once said," if you don't like the weather, just wait a few minutes." Time to bring in more fire wood, gotta love it!!

Neighbor hauled his and his wife's (five ea.) recreational lobster traps today for the first time, one day layover, and caught eight 1 1/2, 2 pound lobsters, weighed 11 1/2 pounds total. Back in the day I considered it good fishing if I averaged 3/4 pound per trap, but then I was fishing just over 300 traps, I would haul 150 per day, gave me enough of a workout without a helper.

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Posted by BigDaddy on Friday, May 19, 2017 2:48 PM

Herrinchoker  How often do you check a lobster trap?  Here in Maryland, if you don't check a crab trap once a day, they start eating each other.  I'm told when Rockefeller was buiding his mansion and carriage trails in Bar Harbor, they "made" the workers eat lobster everyday.

YGW I should have said ultrasound.  Useful for cleaning stuff that gets carbon baked on it, like pistons, g*n parts or stuff that is just hard to clean like jewlery.

https://www.harborfreight.com/25-liter-ultrasonic-cleaner-63256.html

I didn't want to dissolve the control panel so I gave up.  There is still a samttering of paint on the resin car body..

Ulrich same weather forecast here, but thunderstorms are on the way tonight.

No train stuff today, cleaning out door furniture.

Henry

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Posted by angelob6660 on Friday, May 19, 2017 2:53 PM

yougottawanta

 How much is Kato asking for the cars ? N or HO ?

For the MILW Olympian Hiawatha 9 car set $190.00, FP7 A/B set $129.00 and the individual FP7 A $75.00. (Sales price not retail). All will be available in N Scale.

All in total it will be $401.43

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Posted by Steven Otte on Friday, May 19, 2017 3:08 PM

YGW... hope you come up with some kind of system to keep your subcontractors straight. You don't want them to think you can't tell Juan from another. Laugh

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Posted by Steven Otte on Friday, May 19, 2017 3:19 PM

Let BATMAN's experience be a lesson to you all... if something happens to your membership and you don't know why, ASK! E-mail me! In the thread where the infraction took place, after I cleaned up the mess I posted, "One of the participants earned himself a three-day suspension." That was probably supposed to be BATMAN. Since he never said anything, I had no idea the ban never lifted. Oops - Sign

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Posted by howmus on Friday, May 19, 2017 6:54 PM

Evenin' folks!

Janie, I'll have a prime rib dinner for supper tonight, and a glass of Reisling from Fox Run Vinyards please.  I'll order dessert later.

Well.....  A deep subject!  Looks like you folks may have to put up with me for a while longer according to my Doctor.  Yep, had my 6 month visit and physical today. He is pleased with everything he saw and signed my Boy Scout Health Form so I can go camping and sleep in a tent on the ground if I like.  I told him my sleeping on the ground days are pretty much over, but you never know.  Bloodwork came back in his words, "Excellent"  nothing at all wrong in it and most exceptionally good for my age.  Weight was steady, BP was 140/72 (considering I tend to have white coat hypertension he didn't even take it again).  A1C was 5.7, Total cholesteral was 139 and the HDL was 39.  The ratio between the two puts me in the 1/2 Average Risk for heart disease group.  Triglycerides were just into the high range, but for me very, very good.

The Nurse who took me in and did BP, weight, and medication history, etc. at the end of the interview turned and looked at me and said, "Were you a teacher?".  I laughed and said, "Were you a Student?" She roared and said that I was definitely the Mr. Howard that was her Middle School Music Teacher.  She came from a large family, most of which were tough kids to teach (a couple in the family, cousins of hers, have spent much of their adult life behind bars).  She was the exception and a real sweet young lady.  She still seems to be now.  I do cherish meeting up with these "kids", and it has happened several times in just the last couple of weeks.  Makes me feel good, it does.

Trying to get the last pieces to fall in line for our "Spring Meet" (NMRA) in a couple weeks...  I have to get word out to the members within a few days.  So I've been sitting here sending and getting emails much of today.  Looks like we will be able to do a "Round Robin" of mini clinics for the morning session.

Quotes for the day:

"Truth never damages a cause that is just." Mahatma Gandhi

"An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Man becomes great exactly in the degree he works for the welfare of his fellow men." - Mahatma Gandhi

73

 

Ray Seneca Lake, Ontario, and Western R.R. (S.L.O.&W.) in HO

We'll get there sooner or later! 

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Posted by herrinchoker on Friday, May 19, 2017 7:52 PM

Henry,

Traps are checked every 2-3 days, winter fishing in deep water-50+ fathoms, once a week, if you can get out due to weather. I had one year that I fished on the 17th. of Dec. and did not get out again until the 22ond. of January, once, and twice in Feb. the weather did not let go until the 8th. of March that year. The wind was NW the whole time, when it wasn't a NE snow storm, and blew 20-35 the whole time. Ice on the hull is the main killer, on a little 38 foot boat it doesn't take but 3-4 inches of ice on the hull to destroy stability.

There is some predation in the traps, usually in the spring when the softshells wander in with a hardshell in residence, I don't think they last long. It is different than traping blue-point crabs. Do they still trot line the crabs using chicken necks, or is that a thing of the past?

The inmates at the State Prison went on strike years back because they were being fed lobster so often they clamed it was "cruel and unusual punishment".

Some times you eat what the Good Lord provides, I can remember times when my children would have probably killed for a bologna sandwich, rather than lobster stew, or fried cod, or cusk.

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Friday, May 19, 2017 8:49 PM

herrinchoker

 

The inmates at the State Prison went on strike years back because they were being fed lobster so often they clamed it was "cruel and unusual punishment".

Some times you eat what the Good Lord provides, I can remember times when my children would have probably killed for a bologna sandwich, rather than lobster stew, or fried cod, or cusk.

herrinchoker

 

Herrinchoker ... I have heard inmates in the Chicago city jail are served mostly bologna sandwiches according to reired Chicago policie officers I know. That should be enough to convince people not to violate laws causing them to go to jail. 

Angel .... That Kato MILW train sounds very nice. 

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Posted by hon30critter on Friday, May 19, 2017 10:20 PM

Brent!

Welcome back to the forums!!

Congratulations to your son for his high scores and for his relationship with his dad, and to you for your relationship with your son. I get along pretty well with my son Cole. I get a kick out of it when he asks me for advice. My usual response is to tell him how to do his own research because I figure I know just enough to be dangerous. He is currently designing a deck with a roof like ours. He asked me how I built mine. I told him to ignore my construction methods and go to the town bylaw office to get the code requirements from them. When we looked at the codes I discovered that I had done a bunch of things wrong when I built my deck years ago. I'm not sure how it got approved.

Good to see you back!

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Posted by cudaken on Friday, May 19, 2017 10:25 PM

 Evening Diners

 Flo, Ed, Jan, Brent and I will have a Royal Crown Please.

 Did Morther Nature put Females on the earth to make man happy or so he does not mind diying sooner?Whistling For some reason I came home in a good mood and planed on remotoring my Athearn F7B Unit seems it's motor spit the bit. (car talk for died) Bam and off to the races with the wife about the Blood Meter! I swear that woman is sucking out my desire to live! I wish I was kidding.

 

yougottawanta
Ken - Okay so help me out here - you bought trains with the money and she took your medical equipment ?

 YGW Not related in any shape or form. She pretty much stole the medical equipment years ago because she was afraid her blood sugar is high. Yet she bring home sweets and I end up eating them as well. I have not touched the insurances money if that is what you are talking about excpet to make a house payment.

 Galaxy Thanks for the tip! How many test strips do you get for $5.95?

 Brent You had me wondering at one point if you where in a real jail, glad you are back!

 Ed What is the foot print of the Post Offices buliding? Looks like 18" or so.

 Later Ken

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Posted by galaxy on Friday, May 19, 2017 11:33 PM

cudaken

 

 

 Galaxy Thanks for the tip! How many test strips do you get for $5.95?

 

 

 Later Ken

 

 

It gets you 25 strips. add another $5 and it gets you 50 strips.

 

Glad to be of help. The diabetic dept of the Wally world pharmacy.

 

Have a great night everyone!

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Posted by FRRYKid on Friday, May 19, 2017 11:37 PM

Heartland Division CB&Q

FRRY .... I like the Atlas CB&Q caboose. Actually, I do have one myself. I did not need to change to BN however. 

I decided to get the caboose after attending a railroad historical society convention in Billings in the summer of 2013. Until that point I didn't know that the "Q" came into Billings. I then figured that having a "Q" waycar might be a good idea if I am modeling early BN. Where I actually found the truck issue was when I was looking for where to put the ACI label. I then ended up ordering the proper trucks from Atlas directly.

yougottawanta

FRRYKid - LOL Good one. True story - I work with a whole bunch of spanish folks from all different countries. San Salvador, Mexico, Gautemla, Brazil etc.. In my contact list I have about a 1/2 dozen Juans and I started getting confused as to who is who. So I called up Juan the granite guy and asked him his last name. He then inquired why did I want to know ? I told him I have know so many Juans I do not know which Juan I am calling Whistling

Usually I'm fairly serious to a fault. However, if I get tired or stressed out, I will get extremely punny. (As any of my co-workers will atest.) That is nothing new. I have always gotten silly when I get overtired. (However, if I have a headache along with, it turns the complete other direction: I turn into an Oscar, as in Oscar the Grouch from Seasame Street.)

A couple of good examples of punny happened today. I got to the point where I was a mythological medieval fire-breathing creature commonly portrayed as green but can also be red or gray. (dragon/draggin'). The other one was a fellow employee told me they were tired. My response: You can't be tired. You're not wearing any cylinders of vulcanized rubber.

Doing that tends to make people stop and think for a moment or two and gets some laughs out of them as well as occasionally a few groans. One of my coworkers when I was in a different postion wouldn't laugh at any of my puns. I finally broke through the wall when one day I had a damaged bag of frozen potatoes. I told her that the potatoes had been to the gym too much because they were ripped. That one broke the dam, so to speak.

"The only stupid question is the unasked question."
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Posted by Sir Madog on Saturday, May 20, 2017 2:22 AM

Good Morning!

The predicted series of thunderstorms rolled in yesterday, with just a little delay. It has cooled off quite a bit, but now it´s cold & wet, i.e. rather unpleasant.

No real plans for the day, just see, who and what comes by.

Ulrich´s Train Movie Theatre stays on the Balearic island of Mallorca. For a good reason, the island is also called the 17th German state. Wherever you go to, you run into Germans, thousands of them! How awful! After we have taken a train from the capital city of Palma de Mallorca to Soller, we continue our journey and take the streetcar from Soller to Puerto de Soller, Soller´s port.

Today´s feature is a ride with

Tranvia de Soller

The Tranvía de Sóller  is a Spanish heritage tramway serving the town of Sóller and the coastal village of Port de Sóller, in the island of Majorca. It is owned by Ferrocarril de Sóller S.A. (FS), the same company operating the heritage rail line linking the town to the city of Palma.

The Tranvía de Sóller is one of only two first generation tramways to survive in Spain, along with the Tramvia Blau in the city of Barcelona.

The Soller tramway line, which was designed and constructed by the engineer Pedro Garau, opened on 4 October 1913 shortly after the inauguration of Palma-Sóller rail line, and started regular service on 13 October of that year. Electrified from the start of operation, the line is 4.868 km long, has a single track with passing loops and runs on 3 ft (914 mm) narrow gauge tracks. It is a popular tourist attraction, especially since the early 2000s, as it uses attractive heritage rolling stock, built by Cardé y Escoriaza, under the license of Brill.

At 13.05 min you can see what happens to a careless motorist!

Enjoy!

 Ray - I bet it gives you a warm feeling of home being recognised by a former student! Makes me a little jealous as I have no plave I could really call home (other than Bainbridge Island, where my heart is).

Ken - I think you and YOH should go for some counselling, or at least talk to each other. A day without a smile from someone you love is a lost day, and in our age, we don´t have that many left to waste a single one!

Have a great weekend!

   Ulrich     

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Posted by BigDaddy on Saturday, May 20, 2017 7:51 AM

I feel like I've been unintentionally ignored some people so let me try to catch up.

Jimmy I wish I could hear your talk.  I'm sure it will be good.

Ken  I had lots of people tell me they get hypogylcemic, I've never actually seen it in people that weren't taking meds for their diabetes.

Ulrich Some people shouldn't be allowed to drive cars.  We just had a terrible accident where a 24 yo and her baby got on a 6 lane highway going the wrong way.  She had to pass several do not enter signs not to mention the ever present traffic volume.  The say she was weaving in and out of cars at high speed for 2 miles until she finally hit some poor guy in a mercedes head on.  They spent about 3 hours on a 90 degree day trying to cut him free from the car.  They even flew in doctors to care for him while they tried to get him out.  He died anyway as did the mom.  Only the 14 month old survived.

Ed Nice brickwork.

Henry

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Saturday, May 20, 2017 8:22 AM

Henry ... That sounds like a horrible accident. I agree some people should not be allowed to drive. 

FRRY .... If I could turn back time to the 1950's, I would like to ride the Burlington passenger trains that went to Billings. They were secondary trains with older equipment. One train went from Lincoln, Nebraska to Billings, and the other train went from Denver, CO to Billings. ... The Lincoln-Billings train actually went through a tunnel in western Nebraska as it went from Lincoln, through Alliance, Nebraska, thorugh northestern Wyoming, and on to Billings. BN substantially upgraded thos line becasue the Powder Basincoal mines Wyoming were located it. ... 

 

GARRY

HEARTLAND DIVISION, CB&Q RR

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Posted by Sir Madog on Saturday, May 20, 2017 8:27 AM

BigDaddy
Ulrich Some people shouldn't be allowed to drive cars. We just had a terrible accident where a 24 yo and her baby got on a 6 lane highway going the wrong way.

Henry - I was involved in a similar accident back in 1992. A 86 year old driver went down the wrong way on the 4 lane Autobahn while I was barrelling it down on the way home, doing 120mph. All I remember is that I heard a warning on the car radio and that I immediately pulled to the right. At that moment he must have hit my car. The collision sent his car flying into the air, landing on the roof and crushing all 4 passengers. I don´t know how I escaped without being really hurt, other than some minor cuts and bruises and a broken pair of glasses.

That day, my guardian angel was with me and my family.

   Ulrich     

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Posted by BigDaddy on Saturday, May 20, 2017 8:45 AM

Ulrich indeed the angel was there.

Two old ladies driving down the road.  Mary at the wheel. Alice thinks they went through a red light, but wasn't really paying attention. Next intersection, Mary  blasts through a red light.

Alice   "Mary you just ran two red lights"

Mary  "Heck, you mean I'm driving?"

A huge pile of ballast appeared at Rochelle IL diamonds.  They also fired up the Chama steam engines this week.  They also had two dustings of snow.  brrrrrr.

Henry

COB Potomac & Northern

By the Chesapeake Bay

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