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Welcome to the October, 2020 Jeffrey's Trackside Diner in Michigan

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Posted by York1 on Monday, October 19, 2020 9:09 AM

Good morning.  Bacon, eggs, and coffee please.

It snowed last night, but nothing stuck -- it melted as soon as it hit.  That's my kind of snow!

Prayers for all of the people with health probems mentioned in the diner.

Kevin, that restaurant sounds great.  When we're there in March, I don't tnink we'll be leaving DisneyWorld to go eat anywhere else.  My daughters have everything planned -- I'm just along for the rides.

NorthBrit, my wife and I love cruises also, but we have not taken anywhere near as many as you.  You are real experts.

Ken, I hope your daughter's asthma improves.  I would be worried about the virus too if I had that condition.

 

Edit:  TOP OF THE PAGE!

You can all join me in breakfast.  It's on me.

 

 

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Monday, October 19, 2020 9:54 AM

gmpullman
Thanks for sharing your good times, Kevin! I hope we are able to have a small gathering with my boys and their great kids when the Holidays get closer.

It was a great time Ed. As of now, I have only seen 2/3 of my daughters since this Covid thing began.

I do not have any grandchildren, but I can imagine that if we did, not seeing them would be devastating to my wife.

I hope you can have your get-together with the family.

York1
When we're there in March, I don't tnink we'll be leaving DisneyWorld to go eat anywhere else. 

John, If you can make a trip to the Walt Disney World Resort, and never leave the resort, you could have the best time of your life.

The resort is truly a self-contained feature that completely escapes reality. You absolutely can just leave the real world behind while you are there.

I did it once, for a big wargaming event. The event was three days long in one of the resort hotels, and my daughter and I went there two days early and stayed one day later.

This was one of the most relaxing times of my life. Almost a whole week submersed into Walt Disney World.

Have fun!

-Kevin

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Monday, October 19, 2020 10:06 AM

MisterBeasley
I saw one reference that said the building was a former railroad station. I looked at satellite photos, but can't see any evidence of train tracks around.

 

Railroads want to get disused building off of their propoerty. BNSF frequently sells the building with the proviso tht you remove it from their property.

 

The artist studio in Taylor used to be the station houase in Richardton.

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Posted by gmpullman on Monday, October 19, 2020 12:06 PM

BroadwayLion
Railroads want to get disused building off of their propoerty.

 

 barreplains_crop by Edmund, on Flickr

Sure enough! This is the Barre Plains, Massachusetts, depot where my dad grew up, his dad and brothers all worked for the B&A. The station went up for sale at a $1.00 minimum bid back in '65. 

 barreplains60 by Edmund, on Flickr

Alas, dad didn't buy it and move it to Ohio. A local builder got it for the dollar and knocked it down to salvage the bricks. I'll bet a lot of folks have a fireplace in their home made of B&A RR bricks.

Here's my sister and granddad in front of an RS2 with a FULL crew!

 Barre_Plains-1955 by Edmund, on Flickr

Cheers, Ed

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Posted by York1 on Monday, October 19, 2020 12:10 PM

SeeYou190
John, If you can make a trip to the Walt Disney World Resort, and never leave the resort, you could have the best time of your life. The resort is truly a self-contained feature that completely escapes reality. You absolutely can just leave the real world behind while you are there.

 

I agree.  The last time we were there, we stayed at the Grand Floridian.  It was great, but we spent so little time in the hotel, we won't pay the extra rates again.  My daughters stay in a different resort hotel each time they go.  When the time gets closer, I'll find out which hotel the girls have gotten for us.

When does the album cover get produced with your daughter?

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Posted by MisterBeasley on Monday, October 19, 2020 12:53 PM

To be honest, I never realized that restaurant had been a train station.  I suppose it could have been moved there, but it's not a building with any particular character.  My guess is that moving that building any significant distance would cost more than building a new one.

One of the dining cars is painted for the old Cape Cod Railway in Massachusetts.  The other says Baltimore and Ohio.  Again, transporting them plus the old steam engine would have been expensive.  My guess is that it was originally a depot or station and the line got abandoned, but they had enough time to bring the train cars in before the tracks were torn up.

I've got to research this.  It's frustrating that in today's information age I can't get much information here on my computer.

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Posted by howmus on Monday, October 19, 2020 1:14 PM

Afternoon Folks!!!!  A good one I hope!

NorthBrit
Due to Covid 19 we are in the vulnerable group and have to be very careful what we do and where we go. In fact we have seen our grandchildren four times since March and then only at a distance. The oldest is 7, the youngest now 4.

I think a lot of us are feeling the same...  I do consider myself lucky that my son and his family live close by and I am considered part of their Group for gathering together.  The lady I am dating has the same safety net with her family and does her best to stay out of harm's way, so we do get together (mostly outside to meet and share time together without masks and such).  I am hoping a good vaccine will be available in the next few months and life can get more back to normal!  Getting to the time of year where bike riding and long walks are not as much fun......

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Posted by gmpullman on Monday, October 19, 2020 2:21 PM

MisterBeasley
To be honest, I never realized that restaurant had been a train station.

Can you mention the name of the joint, Mr. B?

I'd like to look at it in one of the satelite views.

Regards, Ed

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Posted by MisterBeasley on Monday, October 19, 2020 6:06 PM

gmpullman

Can you mention the name of the joint, Mr. B?

I'd like to look at it in one of the satelite views.

Regards, Ed

 

The current restaurant is The Salted Rim.  Before about 2013, it was The Royal Zephyr.  It's on Atlantic Avenue.  Depending on your source, it's either in Millville or Ocean View in Delaware.

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Posted by moelarrycurly4 on Monday, October 19, 2020 9:05 PM

evenin all, 

Not much going on here except rain, We got 2 inches in an hour and a half this morning and so far 3.5 inch total. had a short break but it is raining again. 

I won't complain it was getting dry here quickly. 

 

About the cooties, they did not require me to quarantine when my co-worker came down with it, even though I was the one that had worked with him the most. Because we followed the mask and gloves , hand wash thing, unless I showed symptoms they did not quarantine me. I did isolate my self from the rest of the office for a week. ( I have 2 desks, I sat at the one I have in our storage). I stayed away from my parents and I don't go out much except to work anyway. They co- worker was only out 10 days because he had a very light case of it 

We still have not seen any of this "over run" of the system. we have returned to almost normal operations. We do have one unit dedicated plus part of a critical unit dedicated. 

Been cleaning out the extra radio junk from my basement and been selling quite a bit of it at bargain prices ( most I got for free). 

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Posted by cudaken on Monday, October 19, 2020 9:55 PM

 Eveing Diners!

 Flo, give the gang and I a Beer please and Dirk and Robbie a dog treat!

 Had 3 people come in the store with no mask and 2 with there nose hang out! Angry Not on my watch! I don't wanted them to buy that badly! All of them complied so I helped them. First time in about 5 weeks that someone came in with out mask. ILL is taking the crude pretty seriously and the state is no longer a hot spot for the bug.

 Trains like me tonight so all is well with the world!

 Later, Ken and Dirk say's I pooped in the yard daddy, treat? Woof, Woof!

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 12:31 AM

Post deleted. Sorry.

-Kevin

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Posted by gmpullman on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 1:23 AM

MisterBeasley
Depending on your source, it's either in Millville or Ocean View in Delaware.

Thanks, Mr. Beasley. That made finding it much easier, I was looking all over Bedford, Mass!

   I didn't do too much digging. The loco is a former  U.S. Navy S100,   0-6-0T from the Brooklyn Navy Yard, then went on to the Wilmington & Western then the Queen Anne Railway. The two coaches are the ubiquitous New Haven 8600s made by Pullman/Osgood-Bradley up in Worcester.

 WnW_No3-DE by Edmund, on Flickr

Here she is in better days:

Maybe someone from Jerry Jacobsen's Age of Steam will come rescue her? AOS already has sister #4 in their collection.

As far as I can see the closest rail line was to the west in Millsboro.

Regards, Ed

 

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Posted by hon30critter on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 1:39 AM

Hi gang!

We chose Michigan for the October Diner because of the fall colours, but we haven't seen many posts related to that. So, here are a few pictures from 2020:

Brent, where's that Nissan when you need it?!?

Cheers!!

Dave

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Posted by hon30critter on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 1:57 AM

How about some Michigan tourist railways:

Looks like you could spend a couple of weeks just riding steam trains in Michigan!Thumbs Up

Dave

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Posted by "JaBear" on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 2:25 AM

Ed's beaten Me!!!Big Smile

I’ll defer to Eds analytical skills but fell that the locomotive and the passenger cars at The Salted Rim, were trucked in. The closest existent railroad would appear to be at Seaford.
 
I’m thinking, (ignore the burning smell), that the locomotive is an ex USA Transportation Corp S100 class 0-6-0T.
 
0-6-0T by Bear, on Flickr
Photo posted under Google maps Fair Play principles’
 
Cheers, the Bear.Smile

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Posted by NorthBrit on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 5:06 AM

Great pictures of Michigan.  Thanks for posting.

I do love the colors of Autumn.

Have a good day everyone.

David

 

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Posted by hon30critter on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 5:21 AM

NorthBrit
Great pictures of Michigan.  Thanks for posting. I do love the colors of Autumn.

Thanks David,

Dave

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Posted by moelarrycurly4 on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 6:53 AM

Love those Michigan pics!

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Posted by hon30critter on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 6:55 AM

moelarrycurly4
Love those Michigan pics!

Thanks MLC!

Dave

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Posted by MisterBeasley on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 9:26 AM

gmpullman
MisterBeasley
Depending on your source, it's either in Millville or Ocean View in Delaware

 

Thanks, Mr. Beasley. That made finding it much easier, I was looking all over Bedford, Mass!

   I didn't do too much digging. The loco is a former  U.S. Navy S100,   0-6-0T from the Brooklyn Navy Yard, then went on to the Wilmington & Western then the Queen Anne Railway. The two coaches are the ubiquitous New Haven 8600s made by Pullman/Osgood-Bradley up in Worcester.

 

As far as I can see the closest rail line was to the west in Millsboro.

Regards, Ed

Tho forum software won't let me update my profile, so my signature is kind of a static historical entity as well.

There were more railroads here decades ago.  Just down the street from me is Railroad Avenue.  It's flat and straight, but I've been up and down it on my bicycle and there's no sign of former tracks.  The library and historical societies are closed, or I would look there.

I've got to visit the restaurant before they move to see if they have any old info or maps.

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 9:32 AM

hon30critter

 Autum Colors in North Dakota

 
moelarrycurly4
Love those Michigan pics!

 

Thanks MLC!

Dave

 

hon30critter

 

 
moelarrycurly4
Love those Michigan pics!

 

Thanks MLC!

Dave

 

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Posted by York1 on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 1:27 PM

Great pictures of fall colors.  Thanks.  We don't get much fall color here.  Things generally go from green to tan to brown here.  I wish we had more yellow, orange, and red.

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Posted by howmus on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 2:04 PM

Afternoon folks!

Just took another trunk load of old junk metal stuff down to the recycler.  Amazing how much crap one can accumulate that is of no value at all over about a 35 year period.....

As long as we are sharing fall foliage photos (mine are not anywhere as awesome as some already posted on here).  These are shots from the glen in Naples, NY where my lady friend and I were hiking.  She is amazing and had no qualms about climbing over rocks and logs in the stream to get to the upper falls.  I chickened out about half way there.  You will see some of the rocks and stuff she just jumped over and on to fiord the creek...  I would have likely slipped and smashed my head on one of the rocks!  Anyway, enjoy!  These are all from Grimes Glen Park in Naples.

Yep!  That was her climbing over the log before she crossed the stream...

Enjy!

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Posted by moelarrycurly4 on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 3:21 PM

Lion we can atleast pretend. 

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Posted by cudaken on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 9:55 PM

 Eveing Diners

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

 I was in a pretty good mood till I got home. Over all the first part of the month has been pretty good to me! Made a extra $334.00 in commission at work, not bad for working part time. Far as 2020, got 6 weeks of paid vacation due too the crude. Paid down credit card usage from 40% too 18% and credit score is up to 750. Have a dog I love so life should not be that bad tonight?

 Nope wife is driving me nuts! Besides being a horder she should be on happy pills. But Noooooooo, she does not like them! She has nothing too worry about, so she gets bored.

 Tells me the same thing over and over again and it is driving me nuts! Bang Head I have never been a person to throw in the towel but I am so close tonight. Might be time to buy a RV for Dirk and I and blow this sene.

 All so think about having a Do Not Resuscitate order done for myself. Why won't she take her darn meds

 Later, Ken and dirk ask "What a RV daddy Woof, Woof?"

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Posted by Track fiddler on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 10:31 PM

Judy's kind of driving me Nuts too Ken

She's got my phone from me again talking to my brother while we were planning our Bigfoot Trip this spring

Last I was talking to my Bro earlier this evening, he was going to come along with me to join the Twin Cities Model Railroad Club this month

 

Now she's got my phone againTongue TiedSad

 

 

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Posted by Track fiddler on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 10:57 PM

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 11:21 PM

Since we are in Michigan...

This is a punk band out of Ann Arbor Michigan called Sonic's Rendezvous Band. This is their one and only pressed record. City Slang was recorded in the mid-1970s about the time The Ramones were making waves in New York City. I actually had this on vinyl in the 1980s. This was like the Holy Grail of punk rock music in the 1980s. Everybody had copies of copies of copies on cassette of this song. All were terrible quality, and all were treasured.

I love low budget recordings, and the raw guitar on this track is some of the best ever laid down, beginning at about 2:55.

Fred Smith is the guitar player in Sonic's Rendezvous Band. He is formerly of the MC5. He was married to Patti Smith, the lead singer of the MC5.

-Kevin

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Posted by Track fiddler on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 11:36 PM

I have got to say 

I have never liked Punk or Disco Kevin

But I have always liked youYes

 

 

TF

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