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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 3:39 AM

BATMAN
the first electric Beaver

Happy times!

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Posted by Jimmy_Braum on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 4:56 AM

Hello all  well, just need to make it through 16 hrs of work and I'm off for the rest of the year.

  My christmas gifts to myself shipped this morning-live in PA, so shipping from Milwaukee won't be an issue. You see, mom and I have bought at least two gifts for ourselves to be under the tree, for years . 

  Remind me and I'll add a pic of my tree here 

Friday will be busy for me- Christmas themed open mic night 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 6:09 AM

I have 16 hours of work left this year, on the 30th and 31st. 

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Year end work is the worst, paperwork for two days straight while everyone that works for me is off with their families.

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-Kevin

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Posted by Track fiddler on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 6:22 AM

Good morning.

Herrinchoker,  that does'n't sound good at all.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

It's -2 in chilly Minnesita this morning.  It's hard to believe it's going to be 39 degrees by Sunday they say.  A tropical Heatwave,  jean jacket weatherYes

I have three days of wxxk left and then I'm off till the 7thBig Smile

Judy and I got up early this morning and had a coffee but I will have another.   Thanks

 

 

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Posted by maxman on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 6:36 AM

Tinplate Toddler

 

 
BATMAN
the first electric Beaver

 

 

is that key start or pull start?

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Posted by Track fiddler on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 6:55 AM

maxman

 

 
Tinplate Toddler

 

 
BATMAN
the first electric Beaver

 

 

 

 

is that key start or pull start?

 

 

And does it come with a spare battery and jumper cables just in case?

 

 

TF

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Posted by York1 on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 9:06 AM

herrinchoker
found there were three tumors on my Thyroid, had biopsies done, and found out I have Cancer in all three---soooo waiting to be scheduled to have everything cut out. Wondered what I was going to do for excitement this winter. It is what it is--not going to worry about it, that doesn't change a thing. So there is serindipity in being triped by Agatha. I have had a good run though, 77 winters.

 

Oh, no!  My prayers are with you.

If it's any consolation, I have a good friend, retired from BNSF, who had thyroid cancer.  He had surgery and also had radiation.  The treatment center is 50 miles away, so I drove him many days for the radiation.

The good news?  He is completely healed.  He gets a scan every several months, but the doctors say basically he will be finished with the scans soon, and considered cured.  They told him that taking care of thyroid cancer is one of the great success stories in cancer treatment.

Here's hoping and praying for the same result for you.

 

That's all today, headed to granddaughter's school Christmas program.  We're driving, so the trip will take a good part of the day.

Have a good Wednesday (early signing day for college football!).

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 9:32 AM

Good morning .

Herrinchoker ....  Praying you will be cured and you will fully recover. 

Everybody....... Have a nice Wednesday. 

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 10:28 AM

Going back in time - into the year I was born!

Interesting, that someone has found it necessary to introduce this film and make remarks about what was perfectly OK then.

Happy times!

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 10:49 AM

This just came in:

 

Happy times!

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Posted by Jimmy_Braum on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 11:07 AM

Herrinchoker. As said above thyroid cancer is one of the easiest to treat and create remission. you're in my well wishes regardless  

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Posted by BATMAN on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 12:02 PM

 

 
BATMAN
Harbour Air of Vancouver has developed the first electric Beaver

 

ZzzZzzZzzZzz

 

You AME's need to show a little enthusiasm Bear.Laugh

 

Brent

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Posted by maxman on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 12:55 PM

Tinplate Toddler

Going back in time - into the year I was born!

Interesting, that someone has found it necessary to introduce this film and make remarks about what was perfectly OK then.

 

 
That one character looks like he is auditioning to either play a president of the US or a prosecutor opposing Raymond Burr.
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Posted by BATMAN on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 2:29 PM

Tinplate Toddler

 

 
BATMAN
the first electric Beaver

 

 

Yep, looks like the same guy. Maybe if CP electrifies it can be the new logo.Laugh 

Image result for Canadian Pacific logo

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Posted by Track fiddler on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 5:03 PM

BATMAN

 

 
Tinplate Toddler

 

 
BATMAN
the first electric Beaver

 

 

 

 

Yep, looks like the same guy. Maybe if CP electrifies it can be the new logo.Laugh 

Image result for Canadian Pacific logo

 

 

But CP is already electrified like every other Railroad....... Diesel Electric Brent....... right?

Maybe a little touch up on the artwork and you may have something. 

CP Rail is on an ocean surrounded Continent though.  I'm not so sure about your slogan "Spans The World". 

Too much Like Sherwin-Williams "Cover The Earth" 

Maybe  "The Eager Beaver Delivers" might be a better fitLaugh

 

 

TF

 

 

 

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Posted by hon30critter on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 5:32 PM

Track fiddler
I'm not so sure about your slogan "Spans The World". 

CP once had ocean liners, hotels and an airline. They weren't limited to continental North America.

Dave

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Posted by Track fiddler on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 5:51 PM

hon30critter

 

 
Track fiddler
I'm not so sure about your slogan "Spans The World". 

 

CP once had ocean liners, hotels and an airline. They weren't limited to continental North America.

Dave

 

 

Well, ..... Um, ..... I'm not so sure what to do with that one Dave.  I was somehow convinced this was a funny thing here???   And I still think it's funny.

 

IndifferentTongue Tied   TF

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Posted by hon30critter on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 5:55 PM

TF,

I absolutely didn't mean any offense to you. I just wanted to point out that at one time CP did span the world, although not entirely by rail.

Dave

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Posted by Track fiddler on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 5:59 PM

Smile, Wink & Grin  No harm, no foul, Rock onYes

 

TF

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Thursday, December 19, 2019 10:10 AM

Good Afternoon!

The forum apparently took a lengthy downtime - I kept on getting this funny message:

Whatever it was, I hope it is fixed now for good. It´s starting to get annoying.

hon30critter
that at one time CP did span the world, although not entirely by rail.

Indeed, indeed. CP once owned the big hotel tower close to Hamburg´s Dammtor train station. It is now owned by the Radisson group.

Got an email from our friend Galaxy, who is saying hi to all. He is battling with some health issues, which will require surgery in the coming year.

 

Happy times!

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Thursday, December 19, 2019 10:14 AM

howmus
But... Since most if not all car companies are owned pretty much by the rich and I really am not able to walk everywhere... I'd still rather drive electric which I make on the roof of my house at least (and what I don't make is purchased from a Green ESCO) I still would rather have a Tesla. Not happy with some things (which I will not go into here) with several Auto Makers at the moment. Already told the Car Dealer where I bought the car I drive now, that I will never buy another of their cars due to some decisions made by the car maker this last year... 'nuff said!

 

They are NOT owned by the rich, they are owned by the stock holders, some of whom may be rich. Big companies are supposed to be rich, bnakrupt companies will not be able to keep you on the payroll for very long.

 

A couple million bucks today is chump-change, and most people will earn that in their lifetimes.

LION is not allowed to disclose his financials, sufice it to say that I have had zero income for nigh on 30 years.

 

ROAR

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Posted by howmus on Thursday, December 19, 2019 10:50 AM

BroadwayLion
They are NOT owned by the rich, they are owned by the stock holders, some of whom may be rich. Big companies are supposed to be rich,

Well Brother Lion, I guess this is something else you and I will just have to disagree on.  Yes I do know about stockholders, but we are worlds apart in our beliefs (and yes that evidently includes some other topics).  I tend to care about those who are the ones who have little because of the others in this world....

I do wish you a blessed holiday and a good new year.

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Posted by York1 on Thursday, December 19, 2019 11:21 AM

Good morning, everyone.

We are continuing to clean the house and make grocery lists for Christmas.

Some people dread it.  I love it.  The excitement of Christmas coming is something I wait for each year.  This is the one time of year when I don't mind going shopping.  I find that in spite of popular thinking, almost everyone I meet in stores is in a good mood and enjoying the season.  I even enjoying sticking cash into the Salvation Army red kettles each time I go to the store.

Hope everyone has a good day.

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Posted by Track fiddler on Thursday, December 19, 2019 5:13 PM

Tinplate Toddler

 

The forum apparently took a lengthy downtime - I kept on getting this funny message:

 

 

 
hon30critter
that at one time CP did span the world, although not entirely by rail.

 

Indeed, indeed. CP once owned the big hotel tower close to Hamburg´s Dammtor train station. It is now owned by the Radisson group.

 

 

 

Ulrich,  I got that same exact critical error page starting just after 6 last night and still there this morning.  I wondered if it was just me.  I had to grab Judy's phone and her phone went to the same critical error page so I knew it was across the board.

I never knew CP was worldwide as Dave noted.  There's definitely more to CP than meets the eye.

 

 

TF

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Posted by Track fiddler on Thursday, December 19, 2019 5:15 PM

Tinplate Toddler

 

The forum apparently took a lengthy downtime - I kept on getting this funny message:

 

 

 
hon30critter
that at one time CP did span the world, although not entirely by rail.

 

Indeed, indeed. CP once owned the big hotel tower close to Hamburg´s Dammtor train station. It is now owned by the Radisson group.

 

 

 

Ulrich,  I got that same exact critical error page starting just after 6 last night and still there this morning.  I wondered if it was just me.  I had to grab Judy's phone and it went to the same critical error page so I knew it was across the board.

I never knew CP was worldwide as Dave noted.  There's definitely more to CP than meets the eye.

 

 

TF

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Posted by BigDaddy on Thursday, December 19, 2019 6:23 PM

I've been a member here 4 years this month, so I came after Jeffrey. 

I do not remember forum problems like we have been had this year.  It is very frustrating to click on a thread and not see it for 3 hours or until the next morning.  I hope we don't lose members before the update gets here.

I'll point out Edsel Ford owns 1 million shares of stock, that was worth 4 times as much 20 years ago.  Elon Musk owns 19% of Tesla.   Ferrari has been one of the best performing auto stock the last couple years

Today at the gym there was a woman sitting on the bench press bench on her cell phone, well looking at her cell phone, not taking.  Eventually she did lift the weights.  She was wearing a stocking cap, a sweater extending beyond her caboose and fleece line boots about 8" high.  

I never saw anyone workout in a sweater before.  After a surpringly long time, she worked up a sweat and shed the sweater and the hat, revealing psychedelic purple hair.  She had an athletic body with some after market parts you won't see in a Walthers catalog.  I guess I'm not a fan of psychedelic colored hair.

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Thursday, December 19, 2019 6:37 PM

BigDaddy
I never saw anyone workout in a sweater before. After a surpringly long time, she worked up a sweat and shed the sweater and the hat, revealing psychedelic purple hair. She had an athletic body with some after market parts you won't see in a Walthers catalog. I guess I'm not a fan of psychedelic colored hair.

I have never understood why so many women undertake just about anything possible to make themselves look as ugly as can be. I leave that to the Sigmund Freuds of this world to explain.

BigDaddy
It is very frustrating to click on a thread and not see it for 3 hours or until the next morning. I hope we don't lose members before the update gets here.

I joined over 10 years ago and while the forum software was sometimes a bit quirky, it worked. Since a couple of years, entering this place has turned into a hit or miss thing, which is very frustrating. I think we already have lost quite a few members and we will continue to lose more - not only due to the access issue.

Happy times!

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Posted by cudaken on Thursday, December 19, 2019 6:40 PM

 Eveing Diners

 Flo, give the gang and I a Beer, Jan some rocket fuel and Dirk half a dog treat.

 Jan I am real sorry to read about the cancer. I am sure you will beat it! Make sure you thank the pup for making you trip.

 Get the B&O Heavy Pacific Presdent Adams back Friday. Big Smile Looking forward to pulling some Heavy Weight Pullman cars again.

 Credit Score jumped up 10 points! Big Smile Slowly but surely I am getting back to where I want to be.

 Later none smoking Ken and Dirk say's Woof, Woof.

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Posted by York1 on Thursday, December 19, 2019 7:00 PM

BigDaddy
After a surpringly long time, she worked up a sweat and shed the sweater and the hat, revealing psychedelic purple hair.  She had an athletic body with some after market parts you won't see in a Walthers catalog. 

 

Watching something like that makes the workout time seem to go by faster.

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Posted by BigDaddy on Thursday, December 19, 2019 7:31 PM

Jan I am very sorry to hear about your diagnosis. 

The gym, I always try to identify the theme of the day. 

  • Guys on steroids
  • Slow motion bicycling
  • Plastic surgery day
  • Grunting day
  • Drop the weights from altitude day
  • Two bag day (A US expression that I don't think I can explain without another tour of moderation) 

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