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Jeffrey´s Trackside Diner February 2020 - This Month in Kentucky

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Posted by Track fiddler on Friday, February 14, 2020 8:01 PM

My phone probably created that blank space while I was posting. Not the first time I've seen it before and I saw that tooWhistling

On the Positive Note, ... I have three hours central time before I have to hit the rackLaugh

 

 

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Posted by mbinsewi on Friday, February 14, 2020 8:10 PM

TF, I don't think your phone had anything to do with all of the blank spaces and error messages from BNSF's post.

I get the same BNSF.

I'm watching Ken Burns, Country Music, on PBS.  It's episode 7. I'll catch ya'all later.

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Posted by Track fiddler on Friday, February 14, 2020 8:11 PM

I know Mike but it was worth a shotLaugh

 

 

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Posted by BATMAN on Friday, February 14, 2020 8:14 PM

Just about time to hop in the Batmobile and get kid #2.

Ferry tracker!

Plane tracker is later.

Daughter wants her favourite dog to pick her up, I can do that.

I have been yakking through PMs with someone wanting to know how much is filmed in Vancouver. This is part of the current schedule. 

http://www.whatsfilming.ca/inproduction/ 

I have seen a few issues/sudden changes in management in my 36 years with the feds all quite civilized but too sudden to fill vacancies. I was often asked to fill in and/or nursemaid the new guys until things were up and running. I am glad I never took a promotion as I was happy to be removed from that side of things. They left me in a pretty senior position for six months once and I had to get somewhat persuasive to get back to my regular gig. An office is no place for a guy that likes to work.Laugh I use to tell them to remember their high school physics that work can be measured by the energy consumed. Unloading and loading a 747 uses way more energy than moving a mouse at a desk. They had no comeback. Laugh

To the ferry terminal! It will be a good week. Bye!

 

 

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Posted by Track fiddler on Friday, February 14, 2020 8:23 PM

Huh!  I didn't quite get that eh,  would you like to elaborate a littleSmile, Wink & Grin

 

 

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Posted by gmpullman on Friday, February 14, 2020 8:24 PM

Track fiddler
Now get this.  The day of the hostile takeover. There was a luncheon and a cake.  Judy was the only one that said thank you to the new owners for the food provided. 

Reminds me of the George Clooney movie Up In The Air, about corporate downsizing.

I've heard of and witnessed many people given "Career Realignment Opportunities" when management decided to clean house.

I worked for Jack Welch's GE, He wasn't called neutron Jack for no reason. Many times I walked through the empty offices at my plant while on rounds. Personal belongings left behind, notes on the dry-mark board to pick up milk, etc. but NO people left.

Neutron Jack would leave the building standing but eliminate all signs of human activiy. A place my BIL worked for, Bailey Meter, they would take the employees out for an "off-site" luncheon. When time came to return to the plant they were separated into groups and group X would be taken to the far corner of the parking lot where security guards had boxes filled with the employee's personal belongings and were escorted to their cars. Bye-bye...

Sad times.

Regards, Ed

 

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Posted by Track fiddler on Friday, February 14, 2020 8:30 PM

Sad times for sure Ed.

Judy is just fine with me.  I can carry her forever,  and will if necessary,  she has nothing to worry aboutYes

 

 

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Posted by Track fiddler on Friday, February 14, 2020 9:44 PM

Did you ever notice the album Nazareth Hair of the Dog was so good.  Along with some more music back then

My old roommate from Kansas just called me and started playing some of that old stuff and I got to admit I still really like it.

 

Old DaysStick out tongue

 

 

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Posted by Track fiddler on Friday, February 14, 2020 10:19 PM

Post Hog

 

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Friday, February 14, 2020 10:42 PM

My Old Kentucky Dinner Train is operated by RJ Corman RR out of Bardstown, KY. It has been a few years since we rode on it.

 

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Posted by Track fiddler on Friday, February 14, 2020 10:54 PM

Everything's good besides some stress lately,   I'm going to hit the rack

 

 

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Posted by MisterBeasley on Friday, February 14, 2020 11:25 PM

Valentine's day dinner was steak cooked out on the grill, spaghetti squash and beked potato.  Delicious.  The GF has been buying steak online, but sorry, this meat is USDA Prime an inch and a quarter thick and way better than the higher priced online stuff.  A nice bottle of wine completed the package.

I remember being a Raytheon employee when Raytheon bought Hughes.  I remember saying, on the day the new organization was announced, that it was far better to be the purchaser than the purchased.

Sunday we are heading out early.  We are flying out the next day for a cruise, and will be off the grid for two weeks.

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Posted by "JaBear" on Saturday, February 15, 2020 2:33 AM

Steven Otte
Have you ever tried sushi?

Sushi? Yes please, YUM!!!! When my daughter comes home, if I buy the ingredients, she makes really tasty sushi rolls. With a drop of soy, some pickled ginger and a dollop of wasabi, Delicious!!!!DinnerDinnerDinner
 
 
Thoughts and Best Wishes to All that need them.
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Posted by Cederstrand on Saturday, February 15, 2020 7:07 AM

Italian roast coffee in a UNION PACIFIC mug, please and thank you!

***Garry, sounds like a train ride is in order. Nice pics!

My lady friend (Patti) has been getting into watching model railroad vids on youtube which is pretty cool. She can help with some of the scenery when I get back to it. 

Looking at moving a couple of the older special needs horses to a local rescue, just to take some of the financial burdens off my back with the bills. I know they would be well cared for and I can visit anytime. 

Not much else to report on from the ol' funny farm. Thanks for the well wishes.

Healing thoughts for those in need.

Cheers! Cowboy Rob

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Posted by York1 on Saturday, February 15, 2020 7:59 AM

Good morning.  Can't hang around today so just coffee, please.

A friend and I are headed to Lincoln to the Lincoln Area Railway Historical Society model railroad show.  As I said, it's not comparable to bigger shows where many of you live, but for our small population, it's a lot of fun.

I'll try to take some pictures.

John  --  Saints Fan  

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Saturday, February 15, 2020 9:34 AM

Good morning, everybody. 

For Valantine dinner, we went with two other couples to a good restaurant and we had prime rib.

Bear and Steve O...... If we had sushi, it would have been a big missed steak. Whistling ... (Get it? Mistake. .... Oh never mind.)

Rob .... It would be good to ride the Dinner Train again. I hope your health and everything improves soon.

CN .... Charlie ..... Thanks for your comments regarding eye surgery. Actaully, I'm looking forward to it now. It will be nice to have close to 20/20 vision after wearing eyeglasses for a lifetime.

Kentucky Railroad photos.  Below is a link to a phtotgrapher's website. There are lots of recent photos of railroads in western Kentucky along with some other locations. You can see his photos on your computer. (I'm not trying to sell his prints.)  The location for most of the pictures is CSX Henderson Subdivision which runs from Nashville, TN northwest to Hopkinsville, KY where it turns north. From there it passes through Madisonville, KY on its way to Henderson, KY. Henderson is on the Ohio River, and CSX has a massive bridge over the river where the line goes to Evansville, IN. 

 

https://www.jimpearsonphotography.com

 

Here is a picture I took with a cheap camera in Hopkinsville, KY at least 15 years ago.  It is a CSX local train switching cars at an industry. One of the units is a road slug. 

 

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Saturday, February 15, 2020 9:50 AM

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 BigDaddy on Saturday, February 15, 2020 10:06 AM

Good point Br. Ellias.

I got one of the ellusive bottles of Old Bay hot sauce.  Haven't tried it yet.

Finally going to install a decoder and speaker in my Stewart F3-B

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Posted by Track fiddler on Saturday, February 15, 2020 11:50 AM

Good morning.  What's left of it,  it's almost noon here.

I like spicy everything within reason, I like to enjoy my food.

I go through this stuff like water.  I put it in all my cooking cuz it goes so well with everything.  It's the flavor enhancer.

 

Well I canceled my job today in Shakopee.  When that cold weather moved in from Canada my knee started aching worst than normal.  The only problem is it didn't go away this time, not yet anyway and I'm plenty worried about it, I kind of need that thing.

I'm waiting for my daughter to stop by and pick me up to go visit the other daughter.  I'm going to take them both out to dinner tonight.  SteaksDinner 

It's not often all three of us get together.  I'm really looking forward to itYes

 

 

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Posted by mbinsewi on Saturday, February 15, 2020 12:10 PM

The story of Valentine's Day in interesting.  Emperor Claudius II, Saint Valentine, and Roman solders and such.

We've (wife and I) never celebrated it, well, maybe jokingly at times,  but always figured it to be a "Hallmark holiday".

That hot sauce must get right to point, like their label.

Quiet day here, just a little shopping to do.  I might turn the train room lights on,  haven't been down there in a few days.  

I bought the same speaker as you Henry, thinking bigger might be better with sound in an HO scale loco.  I'm anxious to see/hear the results.

I suppose you got an ESU decoder/sound?

I went a cheaper route ( but I did go with a 16bit sound file) for my first time installing sound.  Not close to having it ready yet.

One of the Sirius radio stations we listen to, Hilly Billy Jim, the wrestler, (if anybody remembers) is the DJ, and he says his show is coming from a barn in Mudlick, KY.  I'll have to look that up.

Many times driving through KY.,  we've notice they have some strange names, like "Big Bone Lick", and others. 

Another thing we noticed, was black barns.  I was thinking they were tobacco curing barns, but never stopped to find out.  We have tobacco barns in WI., but the're not black.

Have a great day diners.!

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Posted by BATMAN on Saturday, February 15, 2020 12:25 PM

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.

In other words a day pretty much like any other.Laugh At least that is what I told my kids when they had that question posed to them for homework once. They got top marks for their answer.Laugh

Good morning from a wet West Coast. I am movin kind of slow this morning so the wife went in to pick up the kid at the airport and then all will be right with the world again with both kids home. I stayed up late to make sure he made his flight as he had little sleep with a couple of big exams in the last two days. He was chompin at the bit at 0400hrs in the morning so I need not worry about him falling asleep and missing his plane.

Track fiddler
It's not often all three of us get together.  I'm really looking forward to it  

Can't beat time with kids TF.

Parents who read 1 picture book with their children every day provide their children with exposure to an estimated 78,000 words each year. Cumulatively, over the 5 years before kindergarten entry, we estimate that children from literacy-rich homes hear a cumulative 1.4 million more words during storybook reading than children who are never read to.

I knew reading all those MRR mags and Thomas The Tank Engine books to the kids would pay off.Laugh

The kids are out and busy today so it is trainroom for me, I am sure glad I have the layout on slow movin days like this. Now, where are my Gordon Lightfoot CDs.

All the best to all.

 

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Posted by Track fiddler on Saturday, February 15, 2020 12:40 PM

Thanks Brent.

I have over 2000 CDs.  They are not in alphabetical order and it amazes me how I know where they all are.

I pulled these two just for you,  I will be listening to them while I'm waiting for my daughter to show up.  There is no bad songs on these two CDsYes

 

 

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Posted by CNCharlie on Saturday, February 15, 2020 1:08 PM

Good Afternoon,

Getting colder out there and a north wind has piped up so not very nice. Hope I don't have to make a grocery run. Mind you it takes less than 5 minutes to drive to the store. 

Yesterday we did go out to lunch for Valentine's Day. We went to Cafe Carlo. It is a small place we have been going to almost from the day it opened in 1989. Same owner. Always great food. My wife had mussels in a Pernod sauce. Best in the city. I had a beef tendreloin tip thing on a bun but not like most places as it was done in a garlic sabayon sauce with mushrooms. It was really good and had a little kick to it. 

I am thinking about selling a couple of HO locos. An early PK2 0-8-0 and a BLI NW2. I have a couple of other switchers that are more than enough for my little layout. I rarely run them. I am thinking about a Rapido RS18. Road switchers are ideal for my little layout. Mind you I did just buy a K5a which is high speed passenger steam loco if there ever was one, just because I like the look of it. Not much logic there but who cares, my road, etc. I've sold off at least 8 locos from my HO layout in the past. Some where CP locos and others, just didn't fit.  

Nothing specific on the agenda today.  Maybe I should just drink coffee and run a train or two. I have one on the track with my RS3 on point just waiting to leave the station. 

CN Charlie

 

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Posted by "JaBear" on Saturday, February 15, 2020 1:27 PM

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If we had sushi, it would have been a big missed steak

Bang HeadBang HeadBang HeadBang Head

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Nothing like a laugh to go with my Sunday morning coffee.

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Posted by RideOnRoad on Saturday, February 15, 2020 1:50 PM

Track fiddler
. . .I have over 2000 CDs. They are not in alphabetical order and it amazes me how I know where they all are. . .

I may not have 2000, but I have nearly 1000 and also know exactly where they are--in CD organization boxes buried in the house. I cannot remember the last time I touched a CD. I stream everything on-demand, including in the car.

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Posted by hon30critter on Saturday, February 15, 2020 2:09 PM

RideOnRoad
I may not have 2000, but I have nearly 1000 and also know exactly where they are--in CD organization boxes buried in the house.

I have a CD player that holds 200 CDs in a rotating cassette. It has been in the garage since my son gave us a Google Home for Christmas 2018. The sound is great for its size and it suits us just fine. I love being able to ask for any artist I want and getting them immediately without having to get up, go to a shelf or a machine and scroll through titles before I can play the music I want.

We don't use it to control anything else in the house and probably never will. The fact that it is listening to our conversations doesn't bother us. Anybody who is spying on us would be bored to tears.

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Posted by MisterBeasley on Saturday, February 15, 2020 3:09 PM

I still listen to CDs in the car.  Mostly I listen to the radio, though.

I should dig out my CD collection so it's easier to refresh the small batch in the car, though.  They're getting repetitious.

I'm not going to shell out money for satellite service in my car.  It's usually just a couple of miles to the grocery store, or a bit further to a restaurant.  I'm retired so there's no daily commute.

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Posted by mbinsewi on Saturday, February 15, 2020 3:47 PM

Kids got me my first subscription years ago, when I was driving a lot for work.  I still have it, wouldn't have it any other way.

If I was to try and listen to regular commercial radio, I'd be ripping it out of dash after the first couple of minutes, can't stand it.

The wife's SUV came with it in, no brainer there, she feels the same as I do.

We have the docking station so we use it daily in the house.

There is an early morning (5-8 am) news, info and traffic local regular AM radio station we listen to, as backround noise to get going for the day.

She still works, I've been retired since 2011, and I do lots of driving to our place in the north woods.

Too bad there isn't a way to reuse all those CD's and DVDs, that we have collected over the years, other than skeet shooting.  But, that just made a mess in the yard I had to clean up.  Laugh

We love our Sirius!

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Posted by Track fiddler on Saturday, February 15, 2020 4:35 PM

I think I must have stopped at CD's. 

My girls are 27 and 29.  They are playing X Box while I watch.  They asked if I wanted to play but I don't.

Give me Space Invaders, Centipede, Asteroids, Tempest, or Night Driver and I'm inWhistling

Old School and I'd kick both their butsYesLaugh

 

 

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Posted by BATMAN on Saturday, February 15, 2020 4:36 PM

We have about 700 CDs and most are on streaming audio so there is not a lot of them being listened to anymore. I have some Berlin Philharmonic concerts I cannot find on the streaming service, also my sister had some of my Moms recordings that were on records even some 78s put on CDs. She sang for the CBC and in some operas as well. So those may be in for another transfer as well though once we are no longer, I doubt they will be of interest to anyone. Some of moms CBC stuff is on the CBC archives now anyway. They only get listened to on rare occasions.

One of my CD players has an A to B play option that allows me to just listen to a few bars of a piece over and over, this is great when trying to figure out how someone is playing a certain piece on the guitar or piano.

I bought a new receiver for the living room where I have my Bose 601s and 18" subwoofers that takes streaming everything so streaming concerts is easy. I must admit it sounds pretty awesome. You place a microphone in your listening position and it balances the eight speakers automatically. My big screen is quite long in the tooth and I keep hoping it will pack it in as a 70" will take its place.

I walked into the train room and didn't make it past my guitars, so three hours later my arthritic hands no longer work.Laugh Maybe a couple of things off the honey-do list are in order as building a model is definitely out at this point. 

In a couple of hours I'll pull some locos out of the roundhouse and get two or three trains going while I sit in front of the fire and rejuvenate my hands with a glass of wine.Pirate 

Most of the usual Saturday night hockey watchin crowd are sick with colds so we are having a quiet night catching up with the kids tonight.Yes

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