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Posted by Water Level Route on Friday, September 6, 2019 10:47 AM

Alright.  Seeing if I can share photos from my Prime account.   From the Spanish National Railroad Museum in Madrid.  Hmmm.  Maybe not....

Whoa!  Top of the page!  Grilled Ham and Cheese and chocolate malts all around.

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Posted by York1 on Friday, September 6, 2019 11:01 AM

Mike, the picture doesn't show up in the forum, but I can see it if I click on the little box.

 

Aaaaand .... I'd like a Bloody Mary instead of a chocolate malt.

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Posted by Water Level Route on Friday, September 6, 2019 11:04 AM

Yeah, working on opening a Flickr account now.

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Posted by Water Level Route on Friday, September 6, 2019 11:09 AM

York1
Aaaaand .... I'd like a Bloody Mary instead of a chocolate malt.

Actually, I was going to suggest Long Island Iced Teas, but thought it might be a bit early for that! Laugh

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Posted by Jimmy_Braum on Friday, September 6, 2019 11:10 AM

Hey all. 

 

Work is going good. 2 mins breaks and 1 half hour! Im able to meet the target numbers, and I'm not struggling for once at a job.  Oh, and mo man child throwing things across the shop. Its also next to the AVR line out to Washington pa, so i get a little railroad railfanning in at work  lol. Hope all are doibg doing well. 

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Posted by Water Level Route on Friday, September 6, 2019 11:32 AM

OK.  One more attempt.  This little steam engine was sitting just outside the museum.  101 by Michael, on Flickr" alt="" />

Talgo train anyone?  102 by Michael, on Flickr" alt="" />  103 by Michael, on Flickr" alt="" />

 

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Posted by Water Level Route on Friday, September 6, 2019 11:38 AM

Anyone know why my posts show a little white square in front of each photo? I made the mistake of trying to edit the posts, and when I tried, even though I made no changes, the pictures disappeared and went to the little link like I had on my first attempt through my Prime account. Had to re-insert them.  This is frustrating. Can't figure out what I'm doing wrong....

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Posted by York1 on Friday, September 6, 2019 2:59 PM

Water Level Route
Anyone know why my posts show a little white square in front of each photo?

 

I don't mind those.  I can now see the pictures, so whatever you did is working!

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Posted by York1 on Friday, September 6, 2019 3:01 PM

Jimmy_Braum
Work is going good. 2 mins breaks and 1 half hour! Im able to meet the target numbers, and I'm not struggling for once at a job. 

 

Good news, Jimmy!  Congratulations on the new job.  I hope is works out well for you.  Keep us informed how it continues to go.

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Posted by MisterBeasley on Friday, September 6, 2019 3:29 PM

Here in Delaware, the hurricane is receding, the wind is dying down and the rain will stop in a few hours.  The water from the marsh reached the bottom of the deck steps, but the yard slopes steeply so I am not worried.

It takes an iron man to play with a toy iron horse. 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, September 6, 2019 8:54 PM

MisterBeasley
Here in Delaware, the hurricane is receding, the wind is dying down and the rain will stop in a few hours. The water from the marsh reached the bottom of the deck steps, but the yard slopes steeply so I am not worried.

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I am glad you hear that you are OK and weathered the storm safely.

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Keep safe.

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-Kevin

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Posted by BNSF UP and others modeler on Friday, September 6, 2019 9:28 PM

I'm beginning to realize that Windows 10 and sound decoders have a lot in common. There are so many things you have to change in order to get them to work the way you want.

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Posted by "JaBear" on Saturday, September 7, 2019 5:28 AM
Gidday Chloe, I’m not up on Spanish food, but I do like how chorizo sausage can spice up a mundane dish!
 
This has been one of my tasks this week, a 100 hour/annual inspection and fitting a ferry tank in preparation for a potential new owner in Australia. The aircraft is a locally built PAC CT4E, ex RNZAF basic trainer.
 
PACL CT4E by Bear, on Flickr
 
I am, after some years, slowly rereading, in chronological order, Bernard Cornwell’s Sharpe Series, and am currently at the Peninsular War books, but as that was before trains, is not at all enlightening about Spanish Railways. SighLaughLaugh
 
BNSF UP and others modeler early comment “As, a side note, it looks very similar to some British high-speed trains, but not so much other European highspeed trains or the stuff the Japanese have. Interesting”, piqued my curiosity as to who had built the locomotives for the Spanish Railways, and while it would appear that there were two (3) large Spanish locomotive manufacturers, steam locomotives were supplied by various Belgium, British, French, German, and Swiss builders.
 
In fact, this 141F class 2-8-2 was built by the North British Locomotive Company, who also built some of the NZR Ja class 4-8-2, as in my avatar...
 
 
 
… and for something similar but different!!...
 
 
“Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.” Mae West
 
Thoughts and Best Wishes to All that need them.
Cheers, the Bear.Smile

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Posted by York1 on Saturday, September 7, 2019 9:54 AM

Good morning!  No breakfast for me at the diner.  I think I need to lay off food for a while.

Glad to hear the hurricane didn't cause any diner customers' homes to be damaged.

I'm taking it easy today -- still recovering.  I have about 15 old "Monk" episodes on the DVR.  This sounds like a good day to sit while I still wait to feel better.  I finally got through every old Perry Mason episode.  My wife thinks I'm nuts.  (I'm beginning to believe she's right.)

 

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Saturday, September 7, 2019 10:27 AM

New Garden Apartment (Cat House)

 

ROARING

The Route of the Broadway Lion The Largest Subway Layout in North Dakota.

Here there be cats.                                LIONS with CAMERAS

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Saturday, September 7, 2019 11:14 AM

Good Evening,

I had quite a problem entering this forum during the day. I have lost track how many times I attempted to enter.

Nothing to report, other than I have problems with my eyes again. I will see a doctor on this beginning of the week.

 Edit at 9.40pm local time: We have just been informed that we are now a proud great aunt and a proud great uncle of a little baby boy born to my BIL´s eldest daughter!

Happy times!

Ulrich (aka The Tin Man)

"You´re never too old for a happy childhood!"

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Posted by cudaken on Saturday, September 7, 2019 5:12 PM

 Afternoon Diners

 Flo, give the gang and I a Beer please and dog treats.

 Been a nerve racking day. We our offically Dirks for ever home. Wife was biting at the bit to go pay for him? She was afraid they might change there mind if we where not there early? Really? Sigh We sign the paper work and paid for Dirk at a rescue event at Petco. My God I could not waite to get out of there with all of the barking. OK 90% of the barking was from a Beagle. That dog need a mute button. Smile

 Had Dirk Pip weight and he is 26.8 pounds. Guess the reason we thought he was bigger is because Sparkie was only 17 pounds when we got him. That and the fact I am getting older and weaker! I still have no problem picking him up but compaired to Sparkie at the end he is a ton. When Sparkie crossed the rainbow bridge he was down to only 11.8 pounds. Crying

 Dirk spent a hour and a half laying in my lap! He loves tummy rubes and being combed.

 He still would not eat dry food and Sue bought a new kind, nope would not touch it. So today I broke down and bought 2 cans of Pedigree can food. Wife mixed it in with his dry food. He thought that was bowl licking good!

 Sure he is thinking "Now I am getting them trained"! Smile, Wink & Grin

 Time to sit out side with Dirk and Sue so later none smoking Ken

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Posted by hon30critter on Saturday, September 7, 2019 8:37 PM

Tinplate Toddler
 Edit at 9.40pm local time: We have just been informed that we are now a proud great aunt and a proud great uncle of a little baby boy born to my BIL´s eldest daughter!

Congratulations Petra and Ulrich!

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Posted by RideOnRoad on Saturday, September 7, 2019 9:47 PM

As of this morning I now have 7 grandkids, all from one son.

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Posted by hon30critter on Saturday, September 7, 2019 10:03 PM

RideOnRoad
As of this morning I now have 7 grandkids, all from one son.

Congratulations!! I hope they all grow up to be happy, healthy and successful, and that your are able to be an important part of their lives!

Dianne and I are a few years away from the grandkid situation. Our daughter-in-law will have her Chartered Accountant's designation in about a year. We expect that she will work for a year or two after that before getting into diaper changing! I just hope that I am around long enough to see them mature (and that I'm not wearing my own diapers at the time!Ick!).

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Saturday, September 7, 2019 10:26 PM

RideOnRoad
As of this morning I now have 7 grandkids, all from one son.

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I still have zero grandchildren.

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All I can do is hope and dream.

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-Kevin

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Posted by BATMAN on Saturday, September 7, 2019 11:29 PM

Evening all, it was another perfect day on the West Coast.

We had a crowd in tonight and had cooked up a roast lamb and I am still licking my chops, it was so good. They have all departed (early tonight) everyone was tired.

We had a lot of friends at the National Dog Show in Nova Scotia that was cut short and the airlines did a great job getting them out ahead of schedule due to Dorian making an entrance. I am glad my wife didn't go as that would have been an expensive trip for nothing.

Just finishing off a bottle of red that I started a few hours ago, I am down 5 lbs and that is a good way to put some weight back on.Laugh I was pretty active this week and felt I was wasting away so I hopped on the scale and sure enough.

Congrats to Ulrich, Petra, and Richard on the additions to the family. My kids are 17 and 20 and still have University to get through, At 62 I doubt I will ever see Grandchildren. 

Ken, glad to hear Dirk is now official. I had a lazy day today and that involved a lot of time with my old guy. I put a ramp up the two back stairs for him yesterday as he is really slowing down. He likes it for going down more than going up. He is sitting with his head in my lap as I type. Not sure he will make his next Birthday in December.

Bear, I really enjoy seeing the aircraft you work on, I wish I could take a few of them up for a spin (literally) My neighbour just retired from Air Canada and finished up by flying A340s to Japan and back offered to take me up anytime I felt like going for a spin. It has been a long time since I have gone for a joyride on my own and I would need to go back to flight school and learn all over again as so much has changed. That's for my next life. I have a long list ready that I didn't get done in this life, though I tried and certainly can't complain. 

My wife and I had booked a diving trip to the Soloman Islands and Truck Lagoon but she went and got pregnant on me and we had to cancel. I am still looking for the guy.Laugh I also wanted to learn to fly a helicopter as I have a couple of friends that did that. Next time. At least I got to ride in quite a few. The trips through some of the West Coast Range were the best. Many trips in the front seat of one just like this or maybe even this very one. My one friend was a bit of a hot rodder the way we would rip up some of the canyons and/or the rugged coastline of the pacific. He actually had a crash while setting Hydro towers and broke both legs and many other bones. He was back at it just three years later though and never had another incident. 

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Time to patrol the back 40 with the dogs and have an early night.

We had our once a year lightning storm today. This was taken at Vancouver in 2013. Two rainbows and lightning.

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All the best to all.

Brent

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Posted by Track fiddler on Saturday, September 7, 2019 11:39 PM

Late evening Diners

I would like to have some of that Spanish rice now with you guys,  I have the day off tomorrow. 

The rice and some of those other entrees I've been seeing would be really good about right now because I'm hungryDinner

 

Dinner TF  Laugh

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Posted by BigDaddy on Saturday, September 7, 2019 11:44 PM

We had to miss sunrise on the Victoria glacier so we could ride the bus from Lake Louise back to Banff, because of track work.   The food, service,staff, hotels and baggage handling were excellent.  

We did not stop in Revelstoke.  The ride itself was a marathon, 14 hours for a 9 hour ride.  We stopped 3 times around the Spiral tunnels and 3 times just outside Kamloop and another 10 times in between.  There were long stretches where we traveled 20-30 mph and at one point we had to back down the tracks to tuck into a siding so a freight could pass.

Early on the train manager said he would inform us of the reason for any stoppages. That rarely happened and when it did, it was a freight train "somewhere" up ahead. 

We saw a nice elk, a ewe bighorn sheep, bald eagles, osprey and vultures.   Kamloop to Vancouver was less arduous, though there were times near the city where pedestrians were faster than we were. Our last day we had 26 cars and close to 900 passengers. 

Vancouver real estate is absolutely insane.  The bus driver said a duplex sold next to his home, in a bad neighborhood for $1.2 million CA. In North America a duplex is one of a pair of homes built under one roof.

The Japanese-Canadian women are absolutely gorgeous.  There are a lot of Sihk tourist and drivers and they all have fantastic beards. Aussie tourists were everywhere.  Aussie Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi. 

I didn't realize nose rings were still a thing, but they are.  The millennials, like they talk, like they have to, like use like several times in the same sentence, the last word of a sentence is spoken a half an octave higher than the rest of the words. 

Have to leave at 0 dark thirty to go to Baltimore via San Francisco.

Henry

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Posted by gmpullman on Saturday, September 7, 2019 11:57 PM

BigDaddy
The millennials, like they talk, like they have to, like use like several times in the same sentence, the last word of a sentence is spoken a half an octave higher than the rest of the words. 

I listen to interviews on NPR quite often. It seems to me another verbal trend these days is to begin every sentence with "So".

Maybe it is just me getting old and crotchety.

I guess my parents couldn't understand why every other word I said was "cool".

Far Out — Ed

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So,

I was curious if anyone else noticed the overuse of the "so" sentence starter and behold—

https://www.npr.org/2015/09/03/432732859/so-whats-the-big-deal-with-starting-a-sentence-with-so

So Long for now, Ed

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Posted by CNCharlie on Sunday, September 8, 2019 12:03 AM

Good Evening,

Nice day here. We went birding at Assiniboine Park today with friends. Saw a few warblers and a great view of a bald eagle so it was a good outing.

Bear, I've read the Sharpe's Rifles books a few times. They are really well done. Have you seen the BBC starring Sean Bean? It follows the books quite closely and is well worth seeing. 

Ken, good news about Dirk. He sounds like a great dog. I'll be dog sitting for 10 days starting friday for 2 keeshonds which I think are much like Dirk only black and grey. They weigh about the same. 

Henry, sounds like you had a good trip. I agree about the use of 'like' by young people. It drives me nuts. I don't think it makes them sound very intelligent. The girls seem to be the worse. 

Not much on the agenda tomorrow. I hope to get the car interior cleaned ready for that season when it is too cold to do such things. 

Oops, just hit midnight so time to get to bed. 

CN Charlie

 

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Posted by BATMAN on Sunday, September 8, 2019 12:08 AM

gmpullman
I was curious if anyone else noticed the overuse of the "so" sentence starter and behold

Yep, The one that use to get me BUT NOT ANYMORE! was "no problem" instead of "you're welcome" being around so many kids coaching and stuff, I have grown use to it.Laugh

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Posted by BATMAN on Sunday, September 8, 2019 12:17 AM

BigDaddy
The bus driver said a duplex sold next to his home, in a bad neighborhood for $1.2 million CA.

I am not sure what you mean by "bad Neighbourhood" but there is no area of greater Vancouver I would not feel completely safe walking through any time of the day or night. The further you are from the ocean the cheaper real estate gets but they are completely safe and family-friendly.

We are rural and when it is hot out we leave all our sliding doors and windows open all night. Our Golden Retrievers may lick a border jumper to submission but that is about it.

Brent

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Posted by hon30critter on Sunday, September 8, 2019 12:25 AM

BATMAN
The one that use to get me BUT NOT ANYMORE! was "no problem" instead of "you're welcome"

Still bugs me! I always respond by saying "You're welcome" just to drive the point home that they can't corrupt my proper polite grammar!!! I seriously doubt that most of them have ever noticed, and the ones that did probably thought that I didn't know how to speak the language!Bang HeadLaughLaughLaugh

I can't claim to having been immune to being influenced by the modern vernacular. I frequently begin my emails by saying "Hey....." or "Hi....." instead of "Hello", and I frequently end my messages by saying "Cheers!!" which is totally stolen from my New Zealand and Aussie friends.

Dare I say 'Cheers!!' to all my MRR friends?!? Nobody is going to stop me, so I guess I better get used to "No problem" as well.Smile, Wink & GrinLaughLaugh

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Posted by Track fiddler on Sunday, September 8, 2019 12:52 AM

I'm folding residential and moving to commercial next week.

I'm merging with a good friend I've known for years and we're going to team up together. 

We're really looking forward to it.

 

TF

 

By the way...... He's one of the boys at Cowboy Jack's

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