Chatterbox Summer 2017

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Posted by JoeKoh on Monday, August 07, 2017 5:32 PM

evening

Saw that bulldozer report MC.Ns had some cars for uptown after I left work.Ran errands in town.Need to get some pictures cleared off the computer.We'll always get more.

stay safe

Joe

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Monday, August 07, 2017 8:16 PM

mudchicken

Will the knucklehead who left the dozer too close to the CSX main track please report to the common sense training school for his/her initial whuppin up da side of da head....PLEASE!

But judge that kid standing over there told me that the passenger train would already have passed on its scheduled time. (92)

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Posted by BaltACD on Monday, August 07, 2017 10:32 PM

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mudchicken

Will the knucklehead who left the dozer too close to the CSX main track please report to the common sense training school for his/her initial whuppin up da side of da head....PLEASE! 

But judge that kid standing over there told me that the passenger train would already have passed on its scheduled time. (92) 

The 'same kid' that said there would only be two trains over the Altahama River bridge?

         

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Posted by JoeKoh on Tuesday, August 08, 2017 2:24 PM

afternoon

Ns has a coal train to go east in the siding.Nice day today.Need to work on chores.

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Joe

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Posted by JoeKoh on Wednesday, August 09, 2017 3:38 PM

afternoon

 NS Coal train still in the siding.Ran errands.Chores to do.

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Posted by Mookie on Wednesday, August 09, 2017 5:00 PM

Note posted on door - gone fishin' - make yourself comfy

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Posted by Murphy Siding on Wednesday, August 09, 2017 5:33 PM

Mookie

Note posted on door - gone fishin' - make yourself comfy

 

I am thank you!. I have some double-stuff Oreo cookies and feeling quite comfy. It's just as well. I don't much care for fish.

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Posted by tree68 on Wednesday, August 09, 2017 8:25 PM

Murphy Siding
I have some double-stuff Oreo cookies...

Meme recently on FB to the effect of "Hey, Nabisco, just forget the charcoal wafers and give us the 'stuff...'"

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Posted by ChuckCobleigh on Wednesday, August 09, 2017 9:34 PM

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But judge that kid standing over there told me that the passenger train would already have passed on its scheduled time. (92)

Something like the bit in "My Cousin Vinny" about the train coming by the hotel:

Vinny: Does that freight train come through here at 5:00 A.M. every morning?
Clerk: No, sir, it's very unusual.
Next morning after the train comes through again at the same time.
Vinny: Yesterday you told me that freight train hardly ever comes through here at 5:00 A.M. in the morning.

Clerk: I know. She's supposed to come through at ten after 4:00.
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Posted by JoeKoh on Thursday, August 10, 2017 4:05 PM

afternoon

That was a good movie.Ns has a new coal train in the siding at work.They also have empty cars to pick up as well.Glad tomorrow is Friday.

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Posted by JoeKoh on Friday, August 11, 2017 2:41 PM

afternoon

Coal train still in the siding at work.Someone decided to play fender bender with a dumptruck on the way home.No one was hurt that I saw.Got the schedule for Matt's open house and payment of school fees in the mail.Chores to do here at home.

stay safe

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Posted by Norm48327 on Friday, August 11, 2017 3:13 PM

JoeKoh

afternoon

Coal train still in the siding at work.Someone decided to play fender bender with a dumptruck on the way home.No one was hurt that I saw.Got the schedule for Matt's open house and payment of school fees in the mail.Chores to do here at home.

stay safe

joe

Joe, Don't know how old Matt is but I suspect he is nearing his senior year in high school. I read on line (so it must be true) that is an expensive year for parents. I hope you and the missus survive that. Not being a parent I should disqualify myself from commenting.

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Posted by BaltACD on Friday, August 11, 2017 4:59 PM

To the Cleveland area for a family wedding.  Got off of I70 between Frederick and Hagerstown account accident had traffic backed up for miles....Decided to take the PA Turnpike and its $18.25 toll to go 130 miles (Breezewood to the Western End),  Got stuck in a 6 mile meltdown account of a FedEx Truck and another getting together  and burning off the spilled fuel. 

Found out I would be able to take I68 to I79 and get on the PA turnpike past its last WB toll booth.  EB there is a toll booth at the State Line so the strategy only works one way.

         

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Posted by JoeKoh on Saturday, August 12, 2017 10:44 AM

Hello Saturday

Got chores done this morning.Summerrail is going on in Marion right now.However we were invited to a wedding.It is in Lima.So we can do a quick look at how plugged up CSX on the Toldeo sub.We will be meeting with our California pen pal in Deshler tomorrow.We will be looking somewhere else on Monday.He has already found 4 matched W&LE units on a train going east at Carey Ohio.

Norm yes school fees and such is expensive.We took advantage of our states tax free holiday to get Matt's clothes for school.I can't imagine what it's like now for people with multiple kids in school.Also throw in extra if they participate in sports or play in the band.Going to go get cleaned up.

stay safe

Joe

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Posted by tree68 on Saturday, August 12, 2017 9:11 PM

Well, my offices today were an SW1 and an 0-4-0.

I started off the day in the cab of SW1 705, pulling the steamer and a couple of cars out of town so the steamer could pull everything back.   Occasionally the involved some pusher duty - that little 0-4-0 bogged down a bit on the hills.  (Of course, so did the SW1).

My "office" for the afternoon was Viscose #6, as pilot for the crew.  Didn't touch the controls, or the coal scoop, but got a better appreciation of what it takes to run one of those teakettles...

Friday night, after the steamer was fired up and ready to go, we wandered off to Big Moose for dinner.  With the steamer and a caboose.  I'm not sure, but I think that was one of the longest excursions #6 has taken recently.

Didn't get many pictures, what being I was operating crew most of the time.

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Posted by JoeKoh on Sunday, August 13, 2017 5:17 AM

good morning

Yep Csx was jammed up north of Lima.We also had a great time at the reception.Matt found a corner window spot where we could see Csx come into town.Off to Deshler to meet pen pal.If you see me on the web cam I'll try to wave.

stay safe

joe

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Posted by tree68 on Sunday, August 13, 2017 8:00 PM

Well, you get to see that back of my head, anyhow (I was running the SW1):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e60siq1YXSo

 

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Posted by JoeKoh on Monday, August 14, 2017 4:03 AM

morning

Day 2 with pen pal.Having a good time.Yesterday we were surrounded in Deshler by trains.Matt needs to get his camera bag.Will keep you posted.

stay safe

Joe

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Posted by BaltACD on Monday, August 14, 2017 11:07 AM

tree68
Well, you get to see that back of my head, anyhow (I was running the SW1):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e60siq1YXSo

And what a head! Big Smile

         

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Posted by Mookie on Monday, August 14, 2017 6:27 PM

Well!  In the land of no excitement - had a 3 car get together about 1/4 of a block from our house - in the intersection.  I heard it loud and clear up here on the 2nd floor.  Fortunately the fire dept is right there.  Unfortunately the engine and the medic were out on a call, which left the city's biggest ladder truck to do the honors.  I can't see thru the trees, but wonder if they pulled the truck out of the garage, parked it on the driveway and ran to the middle of the street.  

Just wonderin'.

And about an hour after that - a very nice, newer home in south Lincoln - blew up - whole house!  Badly injured 2 people; ammo was exploding when fire fighters arrived; damaged at least half of the neighborhood houses - across, next to and behind house in question.  (I have a scanner)  According to video, there is nothing left to know it was a house.  

So if Balt is done examining Tree's head - maybe he can tell me what would cause that kind of explosion.  I can't believe if it was nat gas, why didn't someone smell it?  If it was gun powder - someone boo-boo'd?  Sounded like both people were "older" - any thoughts you care to share?

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Posted by JoeKoh on Monday, August 14, 2017 7:21 PM

evening

Day 2 with pen pal.Went to Carey,Bucyrus and Marion.Plenty of Tonka toys and CSX sent a geometry train on the C&O.Pen pal is going to adventure back out tomorrow.I have to go back to work.Time to get cleaned up.

stay safe

Joe

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Posted by tree68 on Monday, August 14, 2017 7:51 PM

Mookie
maybe he can tell me what would cause that kind of explosion.

It could well have been natural gas.  Even though it's odorized, it's possible to become desensitized to said odor.  That's one of the dangers with perfume - at some point the wearer can't smell it any more, so they add more, much to the chagrin of those around them...

NG is lighter than air, the odorant is actually heavier.  There have been cases of NG leaks where the gas dissipates, but the odorant falls out of the air, causing great concern to those downwind.  

The news article I read indicated that there were several dig permits issued in the area recently.  I would opine that an underground leak which found its way into the house in question might well have been sufficiently filtered of its odorant to be less detectable.

Once the house is full of gas, all it takes is for something (like an electronic igniter) to set it off.  And in situations like this, the building is generally levelled, as was this one.

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Posted by Mookie on Monday, August 14, 2017 8:08 PM

See - I knew you would have a logical explanation!  And they are installing fiber optic all around the city, so, seriously - almost every day - the gas co is called to an oops, we dug it up and broke it.   This one is really going to get expensive for someone.  Up to this time, the LFD got right on it and either evacuated everyone in the hot area or got the gas co there in time to take care of it.  And one time, the gas co cut their own line.  Dunce 

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Posted by BaltACD on Monday, August 14, 2017 8:18 PM

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Mookie
maybe he can tell me what would cause that kind of explosion. 

It could well have been natural gas.  Even though it's odorized, it's possible to become desensitized to said odor.  That's one of the dangers with perfume - at some point the wearer can't smell it any more, so they add more, much to the chagrin of those around them...

NG is lighter than air, the odorant is actually heavier.  There have been cases of NG leaks where the gas dissipates, but the odorant falls out of the air, causing great concern to those downwind.  

The news article I read indicated that there were several dig permits issued in the area recently.  I would opine that an underground leak which found its way into the house in question might well have been sufficiently filtered of its odorant to be less detectable.

Once the house is full of gas, all it takes is for something (like an electronic igniter) to set it off.  And in situations like this, the building is generally levelled, as was this one. 

all in all - just another pipeline failure.

         

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Posted by tree68 on Monday, August 14, 2017 8:46 PM

Mookie
And one time, the gas co cut their own line.   

This is a problem in most older cities - knowing exactly where the underground utilities are. We know they are there - but two feet in the wrong direction can make a huge difference.  And the records may be very fuzzy, if they exist at all.

Kinda like what MC has to deal with...

Cutting a home service gas line is far different from cutting a main.   Gas pipelines may carry pressures of 1000 PSI or more.  The pressure at your home gas range is a mere 1/4 PSI.  Service lines may range from 60 PSI down to 1/4 PSI. 

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Posted by JoeKoh on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 2:28 PM

afternoon

Ns local was uptown when I left work.Meeting in Deshler tonight.Might be able to wave for a couple trains.

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Joe

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Posted by Mookie on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 5:23 PM

Update on house explosion in Lincoln yesterday.  Elderly couple in critical condition.

43 houses were damaged.  19 structurally not sound enough to live in.  And - still think it was natural gas, but not from an outside source.  Something in the house set it off - as of now.  It truly looks like a plane flew over it and dropped a bomb.  Something went terribly wrong!

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Posted by tree68 on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 6:43 PM

Mookie
 And - still think it was natural gas, but not from an outside source.

Have you seen the movie "Paul"?

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Posted by Mookie on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 7:06 PM

tree68

 

 
Mookie
 And - still think it was natural gas, but not from an outside source.

 

Have you seen the movie "Paul"?

 

If it was made since about 1990, no.  I am not a big movie or video fan.  

Tell me what I missed...

 

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Posted by tree68 on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 8:54 PM

Mookie
Tell me what I missed...

Briefly, two British sci-fi geeks end up in the company of an alien who's been captive at a top secret base since his ship crashed here in the late 1940's.  Hilarty ensues.  At one point, the alien (Paul) decides he has to go back to the place he crashed and make amends with the woman (a little girl at the time) who rescued him from his spacecraft.  Of course, she's a virtual hermit, as no one believes her story.

In the course of visit, she offers to make tea for her visitors and turns on the gas stove to boil the water.  Before she can actually light the stove, however, the federal agents who have been chasing Paul arrive.  More hilarity ensues, culminating with one of the agents thinking he's got a clear shot at the escaping Paul from inside the house.  He pulls the trigger of his pistol, resulting in the total destruction of the house...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1092026/

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