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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Sunday, September 13, 2020 10:44 PM

Howdy ... Posting briefly via cell phone.  We drove to Cincinnati today and will be visiting for a few days . 

cheers

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Monday, September 14, 2020 12:15 AM

The news this evening said this Tropical System we have been dealing with for two days has entered the Gulf of Mexico and has already strengthened to a named storm called Sally.

It has now been forecast to become a hurricane and is headed to Louisiana or Mississippi.

I hope they get as lucky as we were. It was very much a non-event for us down here.

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Posted by WVogt on Monday, September 14, 2020 12:16 AM

Thanks for the friendly welcomes!

We didn't get too hot today, but the smoke is still here.  I think it is supposed to lighten up a little this week.  I finally got around to mowing the lawn, glad it is small.

I am realy enjoying the photos of New Mexico.  They have inspired me to take a road trip after the covid business eases up.  I haven't been to Santa Fe or Los Alamos in over 30 years.  About time to plan a trip, including a couple train rides.

Hope everyone had a great weekend.  Guess it's back to work tomorrow.

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Posted by hon30critter on Monday, September 14, 2020 1:03 AM

SeeYou190
I hope they get as lucky as we were. It was very much a non-event for us down here.

I hate seeing the pictures of the projected storm paths because of the risk of so many people getting hurt. I couldn't live in the southern USA.

In Ontario we are spoiled with predominantly good weather. Yes, it can get cold but that usually only lasts for a month max. We suffer very few tornados, although there have been a few nasty ones over the years. We also have very few dangerous animals and insects. Bears are practically a non-issue if you respect them. Massassaga rattlers usually just make you really itchy if you are an adult, and there are very few bites each year. We don't have to fear standing at the edge of the water, i.e. no alligators.

How cushy can it get?!?

Cheers!!

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Posted by moelarrycurly4 on Monday, September 14, 2020 7:25 AM

Prob mosly a flood event for this storm. There will be some wind issues but not like with Laura. But like a Boy Scout, Be Prepared. 

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Monday, September 14, 2020 7:51 AM

moelarrycurly4
Prob mosly a flood event for this storm.

Yes. They predicted serious flooding for us here in South Florida, but except for the low-lying areas that always flood,it did not happen.

I hope it is the same for the next area effected.

-Kevin

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Posted by York1 on Monday, September 14, 2020 8:49 AM

I lived through some hurricanes while in New Orleans.

When watching hurricane reports for Louisiana, they always mention Grand Isle.  Grand Isle is on a barrier island in the Gulf with a high point elevation of seven feet above sea level.

Reporters used to always talk about and show the destruction out there.  If you build a beach house on a barrier island with a high point of seven feet in the Gulf , it's difficult to feel sympathy when your house has hurricane problems.

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Monday, September 14, 2020 9:06 AM

York1
Reporters used to always talk about and show the destruction out there.

Yep, same here.

We have a lot of low-lying communities on barrier islands where everything is flooded in every storm. That is where the reporters always go.

I wish after Hurricane Irma storm they would have stood in Cape Coral and said: "Look, all the drainage worked exactly like it was supposed to and nobody in Cape Coral flooded."

Instead, we saw the same clip over and over again of the flooded trailer park in Naples that FLOODS THREE TIMES A YEAR whether there are hurricanes or not.

-Kevin

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Posted by RideOnRoad on Monday, September 14, 2020 4:40 PM

If you find yourself in Albuquerque, an interesting day trip is Sandia Crest, with an elevation of 10,679 feet. Albuquerque sits a the base of the Sandia Mountains and Sandia Crest is the peak. The views, assuming the smoke has cleared, are amazing. You have two options to get to the top. The easiest, though not for the acrophobes, is the Sandia Peak Tramway.

The other longer, but land-based option is to drive over to the east side of the mountains and drive up to the top. Years ago, I rode my bike up to the top of the mountain. I started at the Doc Long Picnic area, at an elevation about 7350 feet, and rode the 11.5 miles to the top. It took me nearly 1 1/2 hours to get up and 22 minutes to get down.

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Monday, September 14, 2020 5:59 PM

I got the bathroom walls ready for paint today. All the tile is masked off, and the doorframe nails/screws are covered over.

Tomorrow I will get the KILZ-2 on the walls, then paint on Wednesday.

-Kevin

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Posted by gmpullman on Monday, September 14, 2020 9:31 PM

 

So, how long you been workin' on the railroad — NOT counting today:

 

 

I hope everyone had a better Monday than this crew did.

Cheers, Ed

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Monday, September 14, 2020 9:40 PM

gmpullman
I hope everyone had a better Monday than this crew did.

All-in-all I had a pretty good Monday. Got some work done on the house, spent some time relaxing with my wife.

Life is pretty darned good these days.

-Kevin

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Posted by cudaken on Monday, September 14, 2020 10:27 PM

 Eveing Diners

 Flo, give the gang and I a Beer please, the train crew a Crown Royal (They need one) and Dirk a dog treat.

 Ed, boy we have all had one of those days! Big Smile Was it the train crew fault or the dispatcher?

 Slow but good day at work. Only 2 customers both bought and I made a extra $45.00. Not bad for reading Clive Cussler most of the day.

 Later, Ken and Dirk says Woof, Woof.

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Posted by hon30critter on Monday, September 14, 2020 11:39 PM

RideOnRoad
If you find yourself in Albuquerque, an interesting day trip is Sandia Crest,

Hey Richard!

Thanks for posting the tram video! What a great way to see the mountains.

Dave

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Posted by hon30critter on Monday, September 14, 2020 11:43 PM

gmpullman
So, how long you been workin' on the railroad — NOT counting today: I hope everyone had a better Monday than this crew did.

That's not the crew's fault. The blame lands squarely on the shoulders of the dispatchers who approved the route.

Dave

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Posted by gmpullman on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 5:03 AM

hon30critter
That's not the crew's fault.

Well, after reading the comments, It looks like they were shoving into a refinery to pick up or set out some tank cars. Conductor should know (a) clearances on the secondary track and (b) any excess height cars in his (her) train. So many shortfalls of the new "precision" railroading (PSR), crews unfamiliar with territory, Do more with less concept. 

This happened in Memphis, Tn. in THIS area. A stub-end industrial siding. 

Speaking of low-clearance woopsies:

This one looks expensive. 

Good Luck, Ed

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Posted by York1 on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 8:15 AM

Good morning, everyone.  Bacon, eggs, and black coffee.

Another beautiful day today.  Cool and clear.

The birds were loud this morning on the trail.  Flocks seem to be gathering.  Each bird wanted to be heard, all at the same time.

Have a good day, everyone.

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Posted by Track fiddler on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 8:33 AM

Good morning guys

The weekend was a rough day at Sea Sir.  The emotions mixed up with family socialization and the funeral was quite emotionally draining.

I took Monday off with Judy to just lay on the couches and sleep all day.

The poor thing had to go to work this morning and I took her.  She is still a bit of a mess and I would have gladly paid one of the other girls to fill in for her as her eyes still look tear stained and tired.

I'm hopeful things will get back to normal soon around here.  I need to remember what normal is.

The one good thing is we are all planning to go up to Wisconsin at the end of the month and have some bonfires, some beers, some good laughs and some good fun.

Sorry about the thread I started and had no time to interact.  I don't know what I was thinking, I shouldn't have started something I could not attend to.  I'm sure you guys will forgive me consideringSmile

 

 

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Posted by York1 on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 9:26 AM

TF, maybe it will be a blessing in disguise for Judy to go back to work.  Getting back to normal life may be the best thing.  I hope that doesn't sound callous -- it's meant in a kind way.

By the way, your brother's apartment is probably what I would be doing if I was single.  A bed, a kitchen, a chair, a TV, and the rest of the place would be railroad layout!

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Posted by MisterBeasley on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 9:45 AM

gmpullman

 

So, how long you been workin' on the railroad — NOT counting today:

I hope everyone had a better Monday than this crew did.

Cheers, Ed

 

We had something like that happen in Massachusetts.  It was a road accident, not a train, but involved a clearance issue.  The had just repaved 128, one of the busiest roads in the state.  A tractor trailer drove along, obeying all the rules including the posted clearance heights, when the box trailer he was pulling struck a bridge.

It seems they had repaved the road without first milling down the old pavement.  So, the road moved up while the bridge remained the same.

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

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 10:48 AM

Good morning all. I will have coffee and a couple of slices of whole wheat toast to start this day.

I am going to be painting in the bathroom today, and laying tile in what will become my wife's closet.

Everyone be good. Happy Tuesday.

-Kevin

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Posted by moelarrycurly4 on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 12:14 PM

I drive right by that refinery on my way to the Southern Command and There  are auto rack loading areas right there as well. 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 12:20 PM

Model Train Stuff finally got Tortoise twelve packs back in stock. I placed my order.

Woo Hoo! That takes care of all the switch machines I should need.

-Kevin

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Posted by gmpullman on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 4:03 PM

SeeYou190
Model Train Stuff finally got Tortoise twelve packs back in stock.

I check in to MB Klein just about every day. Always looking for "new" stuff. Seems like they have been in a little sluggish period these days. 

Kevin, did you get my email with the tracking number? 3 day Priority mail takes 5 days Whistling

 

 CR_OCS_4022 by Edmund, on Flickr

 

Cheers, Ed

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Posted by hon30critter on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 9:42 PM

Here are some historic New Mexico towns:

https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/new-mexico/historic-towns-nm/

Lincoln

Mesilla

Taos:

Las Vegas:

Mogollon:

Socorro:

Cerrillos:

All of these scenes suggest a sleepy, calm existence. How relaxing would it be to visit them? Road Trip!!!

Cheers,

Dave

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Posted by hon30critter on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 9:56 PM

Dianne and I are trying to expand our culinary repetoire. We just received a bottle of green hot sauce so we gave it a try on a chicken cassarole tonight. We absolutely loved it! We will be ordering more!

Apologies to the purists, but this stuff is made in Thunder Bay, Ontario! That's a long way from the southern States and Mexico but, at least according to our inexperienced tastes, they seem to have done something right!

We also just ordered a tub of Japanese miso paste. We will try it first in the pot sticker soup that Dianne made today. Next will be some miso glazed pork tenderloins with maple syrup and sesame seeds.

Anyone have any favourite miso paste recipes?

Bon appetit!

Dave

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Posted by cudaken on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 10:16 PM

 Eveing Diners

 Flo, give the gang and I a Beer please and Dirk his dog treat.

 Company had a good day wile I was at work. Sales where $3500.00 and we sure needed that! I on the other hand only made a extra $10.00? Confused Oh well, it better than nothing.

 Later, Ken and Dirk says Woof, Woof.

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 11:39 PM

gmpullman
Kevin, did you get my email with the tracking number? 3 day Priority mail takes 5 days 

Yes I did, and I am very excited!

hon30critter
We just received a bottle of green hot sauce so we gave it a try on a chicken cassarole tonight. We absolutely loved it! We will be ordering more!

The best "hot sauce" in the world used to be made at Taylor Grocery in Felda, Florida. It was called "Gator Sauce". Stopping at Taylor Grocery and getting a platter of fried turkey breast nuggets with Gator Sauce fresh from the barrel was a treat to be sure.

Taylor Grocery is gone, and Gator Sauce is now made somewhere else. The new stuff is much hotter and has much less flavour. Not the same at all.

-Kevin

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 12:03 AM

Post Hog!

I managed to get the bathroom tile masked off and the walls and ceiling primed today.

-Kevin

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Posted by hon30critter on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 12:03 AM

SeeYou190
Taylor Grocery is gone, and Gator Sauce is now made somewhere else. The new stuff is much hotter and has much less flavour. Not the same at all.

That's too bad Kevin.

This sauce is definitely not hot, but that suits us. We are gringos so go figure! Nevertheless, it adds a great taste! It is beyond what simple salt and pepper adds. The fresh herb taste is great!!

Cheers!!

Dave

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