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Posted by BATMAN on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 10:27 PM

Lastspikemike
Only Panamax and Aframax tankers can get through and they have to be in ballast going in and only 80% loaded coming out....our Gateway to the World, sure enough.

The short comings of the port also include draft retrictions on the Fraser, oil exports, cruise ship restrictions because of the low height of the Lions gate bridge, rail access and on and on and on. Roberts bank has plans in the works to deal with these things. A chit chat thread on a model railroad forum likely will have little interest in such matters and I suggest you take it to the appropriate social media site.

Being in logistics for the Federal Government for 36 years makes me well aware of how things work as far as rail, marine, trucking and air transport. I would never bore these good people to statistical details of the workings of such entities so I will let it go.

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Posted by Track fiddler on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 10:28 PM

Post Hog  Post Hog

 

Terry!   

I haven't heard from you for a while?

How's my bud?  and what's been shaking up there in Sarona Wisconsin lately? 

And that huge basement layout of yours that I cannot help but thinking about at Times since that one good day up thereYes

 

 

 

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Posted by Track fiddler on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 11:44 PM

Almost High Noon here

It was a great day but time to Hit the Rack

Nighty Night KidsWink

 

 

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 12:07 AM

It has now been about seven months since I cut my hair. My head of hair is unbelievable. I look like Sheldon's older brother on Young Sheldon.

My wife is not tired of it yet.

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 12:08 AM

Who is moving the Diner, and where is it going?

Dave said he cannot do it again in October.

-Kevin

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Posted by Track fiddler on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 12:17 AM

SeeYou190

It has now been about seven months since I cut my hair. My head of hair is unbelievable. I look like Sheldon's older brother on Young Sheldon.

My wife is not tired of it yet.

-Kevin

 

And neither am I.   Maybe!

Show us a picture of that head of hair Kevin.

I can't sleep tonight and I would like to see this head of hair first hand hereStick out tongueWink

 

And by the way,  Two posts in a row.  You're a.......

 

POST HOG!!!   LaughLaughLaugh

 

 

 

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Posted by Track fiddler on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 12:31 AM

My vote is for Boston and Maine although the leaves have since fallen

But bare trees look good too!

And early Fall is when all the Tricks or Treaters are having fun up there!

 

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 1:03 AM

Track fiddler
Show us a picture of that head of hair Kevin.

OK... but you asked.

I have not been this un-groomed since High School!

Do I look retired or what?

I looked like this three months ago:

This was my last professional profile picture from work:

Oh, what has happened in just a few months?

-Kevin

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Posted by Track fiddler on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 1:10 AM

I like the wild look Kevin.  Looking handsome in all your pictures KidYes 

 

The center picture fits you best

 

 

 

 

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Posted by "JaBear" on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 2:59 AM

Anson by Bear, on Flickr

"One difference between pessimists and optimists is that while pessimists are more often right, optimists have far more fun."

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 8:42 AM

Track fiddler
My vote is for Boston and Maine although the leaves have since fallen

No one has volunteered to open the Diner in its new location tonight.

I will do it, but I have never moved the diner before, and I certainly will not be able to move the diner with the same talent that Dave has applied to the task.

Let me know if you guys want me to take this on, and where to put it.

-Kevin

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 8:53 AM

SeeYou190

Who is moving the Diner, and where is it going?

Dave said he cannot do it again in October.

-Kevin

 

 

I have asked the question already. Nobody answered. 

 

I suggested Michigan for cider and donuts, an October tradition in MI. MI has lots of railroad activity to discus. 

 

Does Michigan sound good to eveyrbody ? 

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 9:02 AM

We will let you move the diner if someone else doesn't do it first.

Maybe we should move it to Hogwarts... we haven't been there yet. From the films I can see that Hogsmeade station is a bit out of the town, but it does have two tracks, perhaps to let the locomotive escape to the other end of the train. There appears to be no turntable there in the station, but I suspect there is (or at least must be) a small yard a little further down the line.

Draco said the train goes back to London, but this cannot be right. Why dead-head to London and then back again at the end of the semister. I suspect that it is laid up near by.

I also suspect that there is alternate day service to Inverness. Supplies have to come in from somewhere you know. A combine with a single locomotive, possibly a diesel would be sufficient for this service.

  

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 9:38 AM

Heartland Division CB&Q
I suggested Michigan for cider and donuts, an October tradition in MI. MI has lots of railroad activity to discus.    Does Michigan sound good to eveyrbody ?

Michigan sounds good to me.

I will set up the diner right after midnight central time (The forum time zone).

BroadwayLion
Maybe we should move it to Hogwarts... we haven't been there yet. From the films I can see that Hogsmeade station is a bit out of the town, but it does have two tracks, perhaps to let the locomotive escape to the other end of the train.

I do not have access to platform 9 3/4.

-Kevin

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Posted by Lastspikemike on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 10:06 AM

BATMAN

 

 
Lastspikemike
Only Panamax and Aframax tankers can get through and they have to be in ballast going in and only 80% loaded coming out....our Gateway to the World, sure enough.

 

The short comings of the port also include draft retrictions on the Fraser, oil exports, cruise ship restrictions because of the low height of the Lions gate bridge, rail access and on and on and on. Roberts bank has plans in the works to deal with these things. A chit chat thread on a model railroad forum likely will have little interest in such matters and I suggest you take it to the appropriate social media site.

Being in logistics for the Federal Government for 36 years makes me well aware of how things work as far as rail, marine, trucking and air transport. I would never bore these good people to statistical details of the workings of such entities so I will let it go.

 

Hard to know what might be off topic in this thread. New Mexico seems like a dream to me now, so I looked at the scenery.

I was thinking more of past coincidences of history that lead to the Port of Vancouver rather than Port Moody. The latter clearly saved some money and that all important time for the CPR initial construction. The North shore of the Fraser was always going to work better  and running the CPR down the South side of Burrare Inlet was always going to be problematic.

Canada built its ports at the ends of its transcontinental railways whereas the US did the opposite, mostly, building their transcontinental lines to their existing Western ports. 

The segue into suitable sized cruise ships provoked an association with other unsuitable aspects of the CPR Western terminus.

Anyway, it's the last day here then off to ....? Lake Michigan ports?

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Posted by York1 on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 10:29 AM

Michigan sounds good to me.

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Posted by Track fiddler on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 10:50 AM

Mornin

Michigan is a very beautiful state.  Good ol' Bob Seger lives over there.  I'm down with that oneYes

 

 

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Posted by howmus on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 11:01 AM

Mornin', well it is 11:59am here in the Finger Lakes...

Michigan sounds good to me.  Especially if we spend some time in th upper peninsula.  Had one of the best family vacations there ever way back when...  I'll see if I can find some of the old photos of that to share.  Will have to scan as they are not on my computer, but I have meaning to do that anyway for my family.

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We'll get there sooner or later! 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 11:19 AM

All right, Michigan it is.

I will move the diner in 12 hours and 41 minutes...

Let the countdown begin.

-Kevin

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Posted by hon30critter on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 8:17 PM

Kevin, 

Thanks for offering to move the Diner. I'm away from home and I'm not competent enough with my phone to do it.

Dianne and I had a great day! I will tell you all about it when I get back on Friday night.

Dave

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 9:09 PM

hon30critter
Thanks for offering to move the Diner. I'm away from home and I'm not competent enough with my phone to do it.

No problem. The diner will be moved in 2 hours and 51 minutes.

Looking forward to the report on your adventures.

-Kevin

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Posted by moelarrycurly4 on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 9:10 PM

I did not get to make my Michigan trek this year. 

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Posted by Track fiddler on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 9:47 PM

Evening

It was one of those weather makes no sense days today.  I like those,  you don't see them often.  Kind of nice all day but one minute sunny, the next minute the wind kicks up, the next minute a light sunshower.

The times it did rain was just a little Squall that didn't last long and then it was sunny and nice again.

Judy and I sat on a deck at a restaurant for quite a while for food and a couple beers.  We didn't get chased away from the little sprinkles.  Actually we kind of enjoyed it.

 

 

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Posted by gmpullman on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 9:49 PM

moelarrycurly4
I did not get to make my Michigan trek this year. 

That's OK —

     Judy* was there Smile

 

See you soon —

 

Ed

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Posted by cudaken on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 10:15 PM

 Eveing Diners!

 Flo, give the gang and I a Beer please and Dirk and Robbie a Dog Treat!

 Work Front, had more Squirrel's than customers! Yes real Squirrel's, young gary's. Had 3 squirrel's and 2 customers. 1 customer bought and I made around a extra $40.00. Squirrel"s just watched and ate nuts. There is a ledge for the soffit that is exposed in parts of the store. That is where the squirrel's are hanging out. Cute little things, but they are going to have to go! From there sizes I am guessing 5 to 6 months old.

 Later, Ken and Dirk says me bite squirrel's Daddy, Woof, Woof!

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 11:15 PM

Less than an hour until I open the new diner location...

So exciting...

-Kevin

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Posted by BATMAN on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 11:23 PM

Brent

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