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Jeffreys Track Side Diner - May, 2019: Utah... 150th anniversary of Golden Spike Locked

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Posted by SPSOT fan on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 12:10 PM

Wow, Mike, that’s quite a hobby. When I was younger I had an absolute fascination with tractors! I got many tractor rides and driving experiences in almost every place I when that had a tractor.

Am I still get a bit excited at the sight of such nice tractors! I love the look of the orange one! Though I like the green of John Deeres is nice but a bit of variety always draws more attention!

Thanks for posting such great pictures!

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Posted by mbinsewi on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 12:55 PM

Thanks SP, the orange one is a 1960 Simplicity 700.

The John Deere is a 1977, model 210.

Mike.

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Posted by Steven Otte on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 2:44 PM

I think it's cool that of the few responses that we've had so far to the "what's your more unusual hobby" question, three of them have been role-playing games. 

I wonder if there's more of an overlap between that hobby and model railroading than one might think. Both hobbies, after all, involve creating an imaginary world to your liking, and controlling what goes on inside its confines.

(And where do those two hobbies overlap? I'm writing a game supplement for Champions that includes rules for what happens if a battle takes place in a rail yard and superhumans start blasting tank cars and throwing locomotives around. For Kevin's benefit: A typical modern diesel has DEF 5, BODY 20.)

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Posted by GMTRacing on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 3:38 PM

Oh well, I guess playing with trains is really my only hobby as everthing else is related to the racing business. I suppose if you stretch it, racing a car as enjoyment is role playing but there you go. 

   Steve, for what it's worth as an observation, I ended up not ordering some books through the parent website the other day as the combination of a lot to ship a couple of books coupled with waiting one or two weeks didn't seem reasonable in this day of ship it overnight and I know we're only a couple of days away from your home base either by USPS, the courier services. I have no idea where you actually keep stock or how your company does fulfilment (I suspect Mr. Quadracci is involved - one of our clients). If you participate in management discussions or have a suggestion box, you might float the purchase/shipping thing. I buy lots of the books when I find them but getting them direct would be easier if it was a more efficient process. (if I've overstepped and you need to delete this, no problem).   J.R.

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Posted by Steven Otte on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 3:52 PM

GMTRacing

Steve, for what it's worth as an observation, I ended up not ordering some books through the parent website the other day as the combination of a lot to ship a couple of books coupled with waiting one or two weeks didn't seem reasonable in this day of ship it overnight and I know we're only a couple of days away from your home base either by USPS, the courier services. I have no idea where you actually keep stock or how your company does fulfilment (I suspect Mr. Quadracci is involved - one of our clients). If you participate in management discussions or have a suggestion box, you might float the purchase/shipping thing. I buy lots of the books when I find them but getting them direct would be easier if it was a more efficient process. (if I've overstepped and you need to delete this, no problem).   J.R.

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Posted by gmpullman on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 4:33 PM

LION,

Please tell us more about Ramu. Did he recently pass away or is this an anniversary of his passing?

Regards, Ed

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 5:10 PM

Ramu was the male tiger, him weightd in at 400 pounds. (The girls are only 300# Each)

 

Apparently Ramu was suffering from cancer, and as a matter of fact he did not look all that welll last fall. They put him down in December, but I only found out about it when I went to the zoo yestarday, and he was not in his enclosure. They had even redmoved his sign from the wall.

 

Growl.

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Posted by howmus on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 5:32 PM

Evenin' Folks!

Janie, I'll just have a chicken tender and a bowl of fresh garden salad.  Hih?  yep, that's it.  I want to save room for desert later!

 Br. Lion, very sorry to hear about Ramu.  He was a beautiful kittie (Well rather large but still a cat!).  It is always sad to lose a friend and I know you liked him out at the zoo...  I thought you volunteered out there?

My house renovation is coming along nicely but far from finished.  If I get a chance I will post some photos of what is going on.

Planted the rest of the Milkweed plants I bought.  Had 6 left after making two good sized planting on my property.  The last ones I put by a fence near the house.  The ones I put in last week appear to be doing well.

I have my Doctor's check-up tomorrow.  I already looked over the bloodwork.  Everything is in the good range as far as I see.  My A1c is.....  (drumroll please) 5.0!  Yep 5.0.  The doc may reduce the Janumet I take for diabettes.  He mentioned that last time if it stayed down in the 5.3 area last time I saw him.....  Hopefully my blood pressure will also be the best it has been in years too.  (I hope)...

Later!

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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 Track fiddler on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 9:09 PM

Sorry about Ramu Lion. 

Ramu always knew when you were there.... just like we all know when you are here.

John

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Posted by up831 on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 9:17 PM

Hi Diners,

Well, I don't really have much in the way of side interests besides trains, but I'll share my 4 favorite movies.

Robin Hood with Errol Flynn and Basil Rathbone.  Great fun!

Union Pacific with Joel McCrae and Barbara Stanwyk

Mr. Roberts with Henry Fonda and James Cagney

Run Silent Run Deep with Clark Gable and Burt Lancaster

I just never get tired of them.  Outside of Star Wars, I really don't care much for newer movies, although I really like Amadeus.

I also like old "B" westerns like Gene Autry and Roy Rogers.

As a slight tangent to the subject, most everyone has a record LP or CD that didnt sell all that well, but they love it anyway.

One of mine is an album by Blodwyn Pig called, "Getting to This."  I liked it from the first time I heard it.  It's still one of my favorites.

What about everyone else.  Like Steve O said what's your favorite obscure movie or other.

Less is more,...more or less!

Jim (with a nod to Mr. Van Der Rohe)

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Posted by mbinsewi on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 9:34 PM

up831
One of mine is an album by Blodwyn Pig called, "Getting to This."

Wow, there's a blast from the past!  Dear Jill was one of my favorites on that album, Mick Abrahams and that slide guitar blew me away.

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Posted by fec153 on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 9:49 PM

JAZZ frrom the 40's thru the 70's- BUCK CLAYTON and his all-stars.

RAY- Great to know your scores are good.

KEN- ZIVA will be back on NCIS next season. Congrats on not smoking. I've quit 3 or 4 times but am still smoking. Hell of a habit. But, what the hay. I'll be 83 the end  of JUNE and only been smoking 68 years. Good luck to you.

Prayers and Blessing to all,

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Posted by BigDaddy on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 9:54 PM

Casablanca, Blade Runner, Lifeboat, Das Boot in German with subtitles and Then There Were None (1945 Agatha Christie)

My wife, a chronic worrier, was concerned that nothing was happening after she drank her first bottle of Mag Citrate for tomorrows' colonoscopy.  Well it's workin' now!  Second bottle scheduled for 2:30 am.  Gonna be a long night.

I used to do Bonsai.  Never was able to get anything to look impressive.  If you run out of things to do in D.C. the National Arboretum has a great bonsai exhibit. 

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Posted by Track fiddler on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 10:27 PM

Nice Bonsai Henry.  I like bonsais.

If I can make it down to the Bonsai pruning competition leftovers,  I will take a picture and Post-it.  It will blow your socks right out the door.

Some of these people have been pruning thier bonsais for 50 years.

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Posted by cudaken on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 10:39 PM

 Eveing Diners

 Flo, give the gang and I a Beer Phil what ever he wants and leave a stein outside for Ulrich.

 Flip long time no see my friend and Ziva as well! How the heck did the writters for N.C.I.S do that? Next thing they will work Tony back into the show. That would be fine with me. Now if they could get Abby back, which they won't (she sexualy harassed at work) it would be perfect!

 Boy I am glad I did not take any cigarettes to work with me today! I swear the paper work mess from Jerry the Dunce would have made me lite up! None of the paper worked matched the iteam sold, what day they where sold or if they where a pick up or a delivery? Bang Head I swear Jerry just gets worse and worse every day.

 TF and Jan I hope to call both of you in the next few days.

 Steve O Odd hobbies, well to me they seem normal. I am a Audiofile, means I spent way to much on stereo gear. If all my stereo gear in the garage was bought in todays money it would be around $25,000.00, is that odd? Not to me. Old Muscle Car's and dragging racing, yep seems normal to me and my old friends. To the folks next door? Whistling

 Ed Get that sucker broken in, 9 days and counting! Anything else you want to help me quite? Big SmileLaugh

 Later, Ken

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Posted by Track fiddler on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 10:50 PM

It was a hell of a day at sea Sir.

A variety in the Diner.  A little of this, a little of that.... I got to hit the rack.

Nighty night kids.  See ya tomorrow.

TF

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 6:27 AM

Four Movies:

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Stagecoach (the one from 1939)

The Godfather

Stand By Me

The Shawshank Redemption

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-Kevin

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Posted by GMTRacing on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 7:10 AM

Good Morning All,

    A regular and a blueberry donut please Zoe. Found another shorted turnout last night on the run around for the classification yard. At least I know what to do about it now. The run around is essential because it is the only yard track long enough to drop even the short consists I plan on running. 

    Music? Actually I liked Bloodwyn Pigs "Ahead Rings Out" better but all three albums were good. My musical tastes are pretty universal ranging from Western Swing to surf music to early jazz but I am a child of the 60's so my favorite lesser known favorite albums were Moby Grape (their self titled first album) and Man (Deke Leonards first band). Not a bad track on either. I was very active and in the union from the 60's through the 80's before I made the choice to go racing and ended up playing everything from power trio rock and roll to country music complete with steel guitar and fiddle. 

   Steve - I wasn't trying to wind you up, I'd just like my host to live long and prosper as the Vulcans put it. 

   Loading day today as we are at Lime Rock Park this weekend as we start about 5 weekends in a row. Good thing I like to travel. Hopefully next week the doc will clear me to drive again.   Chow, J.R.

 

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 7:12 AM

 

Toto... I don't think this is your grandfather's Divco!

 

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Posted by York1 on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 8:45 AM

BroadwayLion
Toto... I don't think this is your grandfather's Divco!

Lions like Land of Lakes?

 

Good morning,everyone.  Beautiful morning, 46°, clear and sunny, one clear day between rainy days.

Headed to Omaha (about two hours away)  to see granddaughter graduate from preschool.  I love preschool graduations -- they only last three minutes.  Other grandchildren live too far away to see very regularly.

 

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 8:48 AM

Howdy .... 

Lion .... Do you haave enough milk today ? .. LOL 

Ken ... Glad to hear you are continuing with being a non-smoker. 

Another trip to Nashville yesterday.... I had a medical appointmnet and Vanderbilt. .. We visited my wife's family including her Mom in Long Term Care.

Rescued a ktten..... Good deed of the day yesterday..... Poor little kitten was curled up in a ball next to my wife's sister's house. Brother-in-law called animal rescue place. They were open, and we took the little animal there. It was about three weeks old, and it may have been near starving to death. We were told a vet would look at the kitten. ... I hope the kitten survived through the night. 

Here is a picture of a rotary snow plow at the museum in Ogden. 

 

Cheers. 

GARRY

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Posted by Steven Otte on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 9:35 AM

Heartland Division CB&Q

Rescued a ktten..... Good deed of the day yesterday..... Poor little kitten was curled up in a ball next to my wife's sister's house. Brother-in-law called animal rescue place. They were open, and we took the little animal there. It was about three weeks old, and it may have been near starving to death. We were told a vet would look at the kitten. ... I hope the kitten survived through the night.  

You're a good person, Garry. Have a treat.

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Posted by RideOnRoad on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 3:25 PM

cudaken
. . .Boy I am glad I did not take any cigarettes to work with me today! . . .

That statement speaks volumes both about your commitment and how far you have come. Well done.

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 3:37 PM

Steve O ... Thank you . The cookies are delicious.

Richard ... Good to see you . 

 

Where is everybody else today ? 

GARRY

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Posted by Track fiddler on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 3:52 PM

Heartland Division CB&Q

Where is everybody else today ? 

 

Just got home from work Garry.  I like a short day of wxxkTime  Hump DayYeah  Don't start without me, I'm hereLaugh

Thanks Steve-O, I liked those Kitty cookies too.

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Posted by Track fiddler on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 6:30 PM

Another hell of a day at Sea sirLaugh

Sometimes these jobs just don't go as smooth as you would like them to.  What should have been a two-tree hour job ended up to be five. 

Oh well.... I charge by the hour and I got off earlySmile, Wink & Grin

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 7:03 PM

Garry, I have been back at work... so sad.

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I miss vacation.

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-Kevin

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Posted by mbinsewi on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 7:07 PM

Oh you poor mr. construction worker.  Crying  You had to be on the job for whole 5 hours?       OMG that's TERRIBLE!!!! Surprise    How do you do it! ??? 

Laugh  You get NO sympathy from me buddy  Laugh Laugh

Have a cold one,Beer  you'll get over it. Laugh

Mike. 

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Posted by Track fiddler on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 7:16 PM

SeeYou190

 

I miss vacation.

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-Kevin

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Kevin.   (And the aftermath of your one month sabbatical)   and an update again  "Thanks for Sharing"

I'm with you.

I would like to get up every morning and go to vacation.

Take time off vacation to go on work for a week every 3 months or so.  LaughYes

TF

That's how I would like to do itLaugh

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Posted by Track fiddler on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 7:21 PM

LaughLaugh   I have been doing just that Mr. Mike.  1Beer or fourWhistling  oh what the heck.... they do call it a six pack for a reasonLaugh 

Sometimes you need that Band-Aid pack for your aches and pains after a hard 5-hour dayLaugh

TF

Hey.... What are the rest you guys all doing?????   

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