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Jeffrey's Trackside Diner — October, 2018, Fall in New England

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Jeffrey's Trackside Diner — October, 2018, Fall in New England
Posted by gmpullman on Sunday, September 30, 2018 11:00 PM

All Aboard!

Welcome to Jeffrey's Trackside Diner for the month of October, 2018!

     It's the place for you to go to relax and talk off topic about most anything - as long as you stay within the forum rules, which means certain hot button topics are excluded. Please refer to Steven Otte´s post on Forum Policies.

The staff - that´s Zoe, Chloe, Flo, Janie, and Brunhilda -  is very friendly and will serve up plenty of virtual food with a smile. Just don´t forget to leave a generous tip!

Each month, the Diner will be parked in a different location at places all over the world. This month, the Diner is located in colorful New England USA.


 

At the begiining of each month, it is also the time to pay our respect to friends no longer with us

The RIP Track

 

   

 

Barry Arnold aka BlownoutCylinder
Jerry Cox aka Cox47
Wolfgang Dudler aka Westport Terminal
Bob Hartle aka cmrproducts
Ed Murphy
Bill North
Stein Rypern, Jr. aka Steinjr
Andy Sperandeo
Jeffrey "Running Bear" Wimberley
Alan B
Tom Mills
James W. Rohde aka CapeJim
Michael L. Myles aka Inch

 "Gone, but never forgotten!" 


 

 

 PRR_NewEngland by Edmund, on Flickr

New England has a rich railroad heritage that we will explore over the next few weeks.

It is time to put the soup kettle on the stove and get the mulled cider warmed up. Brisk, cool days are ahead —

I hope everyone finds a comfortable place to cozy-up to the fire and chat a while. We're all friendly here and we invite newcomers with a hearty Hello, Neighbor!

Cheers, Ed

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Sunday, September 30, 2018 11:08 PM

Ed.  Many thanks. 

Looking forward to a great month for the Diner. 

What will be breakfast in the morning ? 

thanks again 

GARRY

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Sunday, September 30, 2018 11:10 PM

Good Morning!

October already! Unbelievable, how quickly the time passes!

Just a short visit for a quick cup of cofee, before I get ready to drive into town to settle quite a bit of red tape with the authorities.

Thanks, Ed, for moving the Diner to the beautiful New England states!

Please add our long-time and dear friend James Rohde  aka CapeJim and Flip aka Inch to the RIP track. Thanks!

Edit: I just saw it´s already been done!

Happy times!

Ulrich (aka The Tin Man)

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Posted by gmpullman on Sunday, September 30, 2018 11:20 PM

Good morning, fellows.

Generally, my method here is to copy>paste from a previous month, in this case I went back to June, then make the corrections with a quick edit. This time I wasn't quite quick enough. The formatting of the edit window has its own set of crazy irregularities, such as having to go back each time and correct the apostrophe in the title so it doesn't read .amp&amp'"&amp" every time I edit.

I'll get things proofread and corrected but I only type using the hunt-&-peck method and lately my right eye only watches my left finger and vice-versa.

Thank You!

Ed

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Posted by hon30critter on Sunday, September 30, 2018 11:25 PM

Ed:

You have done a great job of opening the Diner. Thank you.

I have a request from a Canadian who has long forgotten his geography lessons. Please remind me which States make up New England.

Thanks

Dave

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Posted by Track fiddler on Sunday, September 30, 2018 11:26 PM

Thanks all. It was a great monthWink..... Positive Karma and Best Wishes.

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Sunday, September 30, 2018 11:34 PM

hon30critter

Ed:

You have done a great job of opening the Diner. Thank you.

I have a request from a Canadian who has long forgotten his geography lessons. Please remind me which States make up New England.

Thanks

Dave

 

 

Connecticut , Rhode Island , Massachusetts,  Maine , New Hampshire, and Vermont . 

GARRY

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Posted by gmpullman on Sunday, September 30, 2018 11:44 PM

 

Hello again,

The Boston & Maine crew has set off the diner here in North Conway, New Hampshire, and applied the hand brakes, plugged in the standby power and tied us into the stationary steam line. The depot here is beautiful.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Conway,_New_Hampshire

North Conway is a picturesque town centrally located in the White Mountain area.

We will find lots to do here.

https://www.discovernewengland.org/

 This map will help get us oriented as we explore our new surroundings.

 NErail1856 by Edmund, on Flickr


 A Crawford Notch Fantrip in 1968 -- 6 Photos by Marty Bernard, on Flickr

 You can still ride trains through Crawford Notch, New Hampshire today Smile

https://www.conwayscenic.com/notch-train/

https://www.conwayscenic.com/dining/

 

Welcome to the home of the Berkshires and the White Mountain area. In many cases I have found that the state of Maine has not been included as being part of New England. I'll have to explore that concept. I say let's visit Maine, too. Lots of narrow gauge history there.

 Bridgton & Harrison by Edmund, on Flickr

Cheers, Ed

 

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Posted by hon30critter on Monday, October 01, 2018 12:14 AM

Thanks Garry.

I sent you a PM. I need your help again.

Dave

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Posted by "JaBear" on Monday, October 01, 2018 12:15 AM
Gidday Chloe, from one to tow tooo tyoe 2 fingered typist to another, could you please give Ed a glass containing something from the stiffening drinks shelf.
 
Now I don’t wish to start a fight with the art connoisseurs, the Bear operates on the “If a painting looks good, it is good” theory, but I do like a lot of those “vintage” travel posters, they tell a story, and weren’t created in five minutes either.
 
on Flickr
 
And before any one entertains the thought of throwing a little conniption, and pointing out “We’re in New England, Bear, not New Zealand", I am aware of that. The connection is that I believe that there is also good trout fishing in New England.
 
"You can't keep trouble from coming, but you don't have to give it a chair to sit on." A New England proverb.
 
Thoughts and Best Wishes to all that need them.
Cheers, the Bear.Smile

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Posted by gmpullman on Monday, October 01, 2018 12:25 AM

And before any one entertains the thought of throwing a little conniption, and pointing out “We’re in New England, Bear, not New Zealand", I am aware of that.

I'm of the opinion that the Bear and anyone else off the Continent has an irrevocable visa to visit the Diner at any time without the need to show a passport.

Thank you, Bear, for the tasty Moxie Rum cocktail (called a Nor'easter). When the family would visit "back east" dad would get us kids a bottle of Moxie.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moxie

Well, we thought it was something really special — and it was!

I agree with you wholeheartedly on the paintings used for the travel posters from the Glory Years.

 NYC_27-28 by Edmund, on Flickr

We'll be seeing more Yes

Cheers, Ed

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Posted by TrainsRMe1 on Monday, October 01, 2018 1:57 AM

Hi All
    Man I haven't been in here in a long time, I'm fighting a cold, so I will take a cup of tea and a big bowl of New England clam chowder please..

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Posted by ROBERT PETRICK on Monday, October 01, 2018 7:59 AM

Are we allowed to quote (or misquote) Emerson? He said something along the lines of, "Thank God the Pilgrims landed in New England. Because if they landed in the Midwest, they would have turned around and went back."

Hey Janie, a tall stack please. Double extra syrup.

Robert 

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Monday, October 01, 2018 8:36 AM

Just found this short video of an amazing small layout from a Dutchman, depicting a typical Dutch rural scene of the 1900s.

Watch it on Youtube to enjoy the wealth of detail!

Happy times!

Ulrich (aka The Tin Man)

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Monday, October 01, 2018 8:42 AM

Howdy .... 

Good to see October Diner is off to a good start.....

Ed .........  I like the photos and old advertisements. My tiping is terible tooo 

Bear .... Fishing is good for the sole. 

Robert .... That quote is funny .... When we moved to KY, there was another joke which I heard originated from Mark Twain. Kentucky is a good location to live because when the world comes to an end, KY is 25 years behind everybody else. 

Dave .... I did not receive you message. I never am able to receive PM's if the other person sends one to me. However, I can start a conversation with others who can reply to me. 

Everybody ...... Happy Model Railroading 

 

 

GARRY

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Posted by Steven Otte on Monday, October 01, 2018 9:08 AM

That was a smooth move across the country. Hardly felt a bump. My regards to the engineer.

For a traditional New England breakfast, this morning we're serving up corned beef hash and eggs. (Wonder what qualifies this as a New England tradition? It was invented as a way to use up the leftovers from New England Boiled Dinner, the main ingredients of which are corned beef and potatoes. It's true, look it up.)

There's ketchup on the counter for those who want it. Dig in!

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Monday, October 01, 2018 9:18 AM

Steven Otte
It was invented as a way to use up the leftovers from New England Boiled Dinner, the main ingredients of which are corned beef and potatoes.

Quite similar to the German/Scandinavien "Labskaus", which is esentially Corned Beef, potatoes and red beets, all mashed up, served hot wit a fried egg and soused herring or a "Rollmops". Supposedly a sailor´s breakfast.

 The color makes it look, say, slightly off, but it is quite tasty. I like it, but Petra wouldn´t touch it.

Got my red tape stuff done, but as I arrived late, I had to wait a couple of hours before my number was up. I was late due to a road closure, which endedn in a 20 mile detour! They closed the main road connecting our town with the county seat. I just hope I don´t have to be rushed to a hospital as lonf as that road is closed.  It could mean the difference between life and death.

Happy times!

Ulrich (aka The Tin Man)

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Posted by moelarrycurly4 on Monday, October 01, 2018 9:28 AM

Good morning all,

 

give me some of that corned beef hash and potatoes.

 

I am currently in the Mississippi delta as Mrs. MLC is at an international blues conference at Delta State University, presenting a paper. I am lounging at the hotel for about an hour, then I have to ferry famed blues manager Dick Waterman over to the conference. (subject of her paper and upcoming book).

 

 

 

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Posted by Paul3 on Monday, October 01, 2018 10:19 AM

If you're coming to New England, take a Pilgrim Tour on the New Haven Railroad!

"The Pilgrim Tours were the New Haven's all expense paid tour packages. Pilgrim Tours were administered from the New Haven Railroad Travel Bureau in New York's Grand Central Terminal. They operated not only within New England but also to many locations outside the New Haven's direct service territory via connections with other railroads." - Marc Frattasio Collection, NHRHTA.org

The New Haven was the self-described "Key to New England" or "The Aristocraft of New England Transportation", depending on their mood.

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Monday, October 01, 2018 10:24 AM

Last Thursday, my Swiss MRRing friend Pascal went on a tour up the Rigi Mountain - here is the video he made from the tour!

Happy times!

Ulrich (aka The Tin Man)

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Posted by NWP SWP on Monday, October 01, 2018 12:26 PM

LUNCH TIME!

Smoked lobster rolls and mac n cheese on me!

I'll take the smoked pork version due to my iodine allergy.

Yes New England IS known for BBQ.

Go ahead and dig in!

 

Steven

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Posted by FRRYKid on Monday, October 01, 2018 1:20 PM

Afternoon All! Flo (or whoever's handy) could I a club sandwhich and a bowl of the already mentioned clam chowder. (For the most part, that is the only kind of soup that I will eat. Long involved story with that one.)

Hobby Front: Getting more roads built on the layout. Placed a major order for train stuff. (Always place a large order for my birthday month.) Broke down yesterday and changed out the wheels on a couple of flatcars. (Had chilled backs and needed flat backs.) I am also expecting a pair of caboose trucks to replace one that has been damaged.

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Posted by NWP SWP on Monday, October 01, 2018 4:21 PM

Afternoon all!

Went to music, met Annalise, she wants us to get our respective parts perfected then we'll get together and practice. I'm excited about it and so is she so it should be fun.

 

Steven

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Posted by BATMAN on Monday, October 01, 2018 4:30 PM

Afternoon all, from a very soggy West Coast after 10 days of beautiful sunshine. Just about time to turn the furnace on as it is going down to 5c tonight.

I must compliment all those that contributed to last months location of the diner, it was quite an enjoyable visit. I am also appreciating what we have seen so far this month, well done.Yes

Got the pool down and we are ready for hockey if the weather gets cold enough. We often have years where the temp never gets down to freezing and some years we get a good cold stretch. I flood the pool pad for hockey if it does get cold enough.

Summer mode.

  

Winter mode.

  

Rapido has a new video of the Royal Hudson hauling a string of coaches up a 3% helix without breaking a sweat. It is on FB but I will not post it as the last Rapido video I posted got removed. It is easy to find.

The three annual train shows I like to attend all happen in the space of a month. I wish they were spread out more as the rest of the year it is pretty dry around here in the train show department. There is a good one in Seattle I have yet to attend, so maybe this year.

Spent the last couple of days helping a group in Seattle with information on sledge hockey. They really struggle financially down there to put programs together. We get so much corporate sponsorship for all things hockey we have a hard time spending all the money we get sometimes. I think last year we had $14,000.00 left over. We will probably use it this year to help sponsor other countries to come to our tournament(s)

We have a lot of wounded warriors participate and a few years ago even had a group of disabled Vets from Colombia come up that were injured in the war on drugs. They loved the sledge hockey and we also took them to the ski slopes for some disabled skiing. I have heard they have made great strides in disabled sports since their visit. We have been getting photos. 

About ten days ago there were two tornados in the Ottawa area and the kid was without power for 28 hours. All the stuff in the freezer was going to go bad so the guys cooked it all up and provided hot dinners to a bunch of neighbours that were cleaning up after the storm. Great kids.

He is lovin University, even more, this year than last as he has left the political world behind and is focusing on business/marketing/economics/entertainment and contract law. He still thinks the business side of the film industry is the direction he may go. He has made good contacts that he talks to often. 

We are waiting to see him in two episodes of "The Man In The High Castle" and an episode of "Loudermilk" both on Amazon and a Christmas movie coming out that apparently will go to theatres. Don't know what it is called though. It was a lower budget dime a dozen job that will end up being one of those gazillion Christmas movies you see every year.Laugh

Not getting any action on selling the trailer so will likely keep it and use it next year. It is in pretty good shape but is requiring some of the more costly maintenance items soon. Have decided the big "class A" motorhomes are not for us. They would be ideal for dog shows, however the rest of the time we are into the more backcountry type of camping. We have decided a new truck and trailer is the best option for us. We like to go ghost towning in some pretty remote places and the P/U with the off road package has been a perfect fit. Drop the trailer and go explore.

The truck is almost 19 years old and is excellent in the backcountry and the trailer is a 2007. Time to modernize though. Now the kids are not coming along, the bunks can go and a couple of lazyboys will make roughing it much easier. We saw some models that had the old geezers layout.Laugh

  

Well, the Sun just came out so I think we'll go for a quick six km with the dogs. They are filming "Supernatural" in the park so maybe I'll go get discovered.Laugh

All the best to all.

 Oops! After seeing a few different things in the news in the last couple of days and the way the kid dealt with the power outage, I thought of this that we use to have on our fridge.

  

 

Brent

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Posted by BATMAN on Monday, October 01, 2018 6:53 PM

Here's one for Bear. CNs Aquatrain barge, supposedly the largest rail-barge in the world. Connects from Prince Rupert to the Alaska Railroad in Whittier.

http://www.alaskarails.org/industries/aquatrain.html 

Also, this pic was taken in Vancouver harbour of Spirit 109. Its keel was laid in 1945 at Yarrow Shipyards near Victoria B.C. It was to be a Royal Navy landing craft, however, the war ended and it was finished as a rail barge. Can't seem to find the fate of it. We need Bear the investigator.

  

Also, further to BigDaddys icebreaker topic. It appears the Russians had the first true Icebreaker in the late 1800s. The current status of Icebreaker fleets in the North is interesting. The Russians have some monsters.

As far as the Northwest passage goes, there are those that did it long before Ice breakers arrived on the scene. They had some "ice reinforced" ships which was suppose to make the crew feel better I guess. Laugh Makes for good reading. 

 

 

Brent

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Posted by NWP SWP on Monday, October 01, 2018 8:20 PM

Evening folks,

I emailed BLI yesterday to see if I can get a auxiliary tender for the ATSF Northern that will be added to my roster very soon.

Fun fact for today, did you know the SP almost put a second main over Tehachapi like the ATSF had over Cajon.

I started a thread in the Prototype Info section of the forum with more information.

Steven

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Posted by hon30critter on Monday, October 01, 2018 8:27 PM

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Dave .... I did not receive you message. I never am able to receive PM's if the other person sends one to me. However, I can start a conversation with others who can reply to me. 

Don't worry about the message. I sent it to you by mistake. I was just saying thanks for some kitbashing photos another modeller sent me.

Dave

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Posted by cudaken on Monday, October 01, 2018 8:32 PM

 Eveing Diners

 Flo, get the gang and I a Beer and Ulrich, Rick and Steven what they want.

 It is offical, I have Bronchitis. Spent 3 hours at the local ER and they where peacfull. Big Smile Had blood drawen, chest X-Ray and took some breathing treatments. Best part, Nurse had some nice Sand Doom's and I got to read some Clive Cluster. Thumbs Up

 On a steroid, antibotic and breathing treatments.

 Sad news for the day? I killed my BLI M1a again by over working it! It happened one other time. It is to good of a puller. It spun the gear on the motor shaft that goes to the tower gear. Canot remember how I fixed it? Did I get a new gear from BLI or super glue the one it came with?

 Ed, any suggestions on the M1a? Makes me wonder about there new steam engines with traction tires? Did they ever start pinning the gear to the motor shaft? My M1a has no traction tires and it can spin the gear on the motor?

 Later, Ken

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Posted by Little Timmy on Monday, October 01, 2018 9:05 PM

Steven Otte
For a traditional New England breakfast, this morning we're serving up corned beef hash and eggs.

I'm in !!!!!

I L O V E  Corned Beef !

Steven Otte
There's ketchup on the counter for those who want it.

Heck no, .... Frank's Red Hot Sauce, or Tabasco Sauce is required  !

While in Maine, Stop in to the Sandy river & Rangeley Lakes RR.

( Narrow Gauge Rules ! )

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I would have posted some picture's , but I didn't want to "Run Afoul" of copyright law's.

Rust...... It's a good thing !

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Posted by BigDaddy on Monday, October 01, 2018 9:19 PM

Little Timmy
Frank's Red Hot Sauce, or Tabasco Sauce is required

Is that a New England thing?

Mount Washington Cog Railway is on my bucket list.

Henry

COB Potomac & Northern

By the Chesapeake Bay

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