Hurricane IRMA – Will TRAINS Magazine be Around Tomorrow? Locked

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Hurricane IRMA – Will TRAINS Magazine be Around Tomorrow?
Posted by K. P. Harrier on Saturday, September 09, 2017 3:56 PM

While TRAINS Magazine is from Waukesha, Wisconsin (near Milwaukee), subscribers mailings, as I understand it, are out of Tampa, Florida, and Kalmbach’s presence there seems to be growing.  Things seen of late have given this forum contributor the impression this forum (computer, etc.) is actually out of Tampa and nor Waukesha.  If Irma is as devastating as the press is painting, it is hoped there is NO interruption of subscriber mailings and the forum remains intact.

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Posted by BaltACD on Saturday, September 09, 2017 4:03 PM

If things stop working during the night we will know.

Never too old to have a happy childhood!

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Posted by Firelock76 on Saturday, September 09, 2017 5:06 PM

Well, since I've got family down there whether I get my latest, action-packed edition of "Trains" in October, or whether the Forum shuts down is the least of my concerns.  Anyway, Mom, Dad, and the rest of the gang aren't fools so I don't expect the worst.

I did speak to them about a half-hour ago and that monster hasn't hit where they are on the Gulf Coast, Bonita Springs to be exact.  I DID tell them to be careful and don't leave me a 64 year old orphan!  That'd be rough!

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Posted by K. P. Harrier on Saturday, September 09, 2017 8:25 PM

The models I’ve seen seem to indicate Tampa, Florida will get a direct hit.  I think BaltACD in his post above quickly hit the nail on the head.  The majority of the readership, though, is outside of danger, but can see the threat to Kalmbach.  But someone directly affected, like Firelock76, his focus is hardly on keeping this thread on topic.  And, for that we can feel for him.  Obviously, this thread won’t last very long, for in a day or two Hurricane Irma will be gone and history.  We can hope for the best for Kalmbach, and by extension, Firelock76 in this trying time for him, in line with the forum guidelines of what can and cannot be brought up at Kalmback forums.

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Posted by Firelock76 on Saturday, September 09, 2017 8:30 PM

Thanks for your sentiments K.P., I appreciate them. 

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Posted by Miningman on Sunday, September 10, 2017 12:54 AM
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Posted by CMStPnP on Sunday, September 10, 2017 11:39 AM

K. P. Harrier

While TRAINS Magazine is from Waukesha, Wisconsin (near Milwaukee), subscribers mailings, as I understand it, are out of Tampa, Florida, and Kalmbach’s presence there seems to be growing.  Things seen of late have given this forum contributor the impression this forum (computer, etc.) is actually out of Tampa and nor Waukesha.  If Irma is as devastating as the press is painting, it is hoped there is NO interruption of subscriber mailings and the forum remains intact.

When I was living there Quad Graphics in Sussex (appropriately a rail served print plant on the former Wisconsin Central now CN line......they deliver mass rolls of paper from Northern Wisconsin) did the publication of the Magazine as well as affixing the subscriber address label, etc to it.    In the 1980's I got a temp job at the Quad Graphics Sussex plant and found out the entire Trains Press run took about 30 mins to run on their printing press.    Never saw the Trains publication but I got to watch the TIME Magazine run through.

Did they shift that to Tampa?

Also, most data center or websites have backup servers in another geographic location which they can transmit the website and all it's contents to in a matter of seconds / minutes without much interruption noticed by the end-user.

True the Kalmbach office park has a Waukesha address but it really close to the I-94, Western part of the Georke's Corners interchange.    So it is only in Waukesha by a hair.   Actually probably more accurate to say it is just across the border from Brookfield, WI.

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Posted by Electroliner 1935 on Sunday, September 10, 2017 4:00 PM

Professor Minningmam, I like your post.

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Posted by Miningman on Sunday, September 10, 2017 4:59 PM

Thank you Electroliner 1935. There just has to be a couple named Irma and Harvey...75 years marriage...wow! 

Took a long time to get their 15 minutes of fame.

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Posted by daveklepper on Monday, September 11, 2017 12:14 AM

It is an ill wind that does nobody any good.   Lucky NY baseball fans.


On 9/10/17, Randy Glucksman <randy.glucksman@gmail.com> wrote:
> I have attached the REVISED timetable PDF
> September 09, 2017
> LIRR Trains to Stop at Citi Field for Yankees Games Next Week
>
> Bronx Bombers to Play Tampa Bay Rays in Queens as Hurricane Irma Displaces
> Series
>
> Due to Hurricane Irma, which is expected to sweep through Florida this
> weekend, three games between the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays that
> were scheduled to be played at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida,
> have been moved to Citi Field on Sept. 11, 12 and 13. As with all baseball
> games at Citi Field, the LIRR is ready to provide convenient train service
> to and from every game. The trip from Penn Station is just 15 minutes, and
> fans coming from Long Island can take any branch to Woodside to change to a
> five-minute ride to the stadium.
>
> The current Mets-Willets Point timetable, dated Sept. 5-10 for Mets and U.S.
> Open Tennis, is being extended for Sept. 11, 12 and 13 for the Yankees-Rays
> series. It has all scheduled train departure and arrival times and is
> available online at this link:
> http://web.mta.info/lirr/Timetable/Branch2/Mets-Willets.pdf
> <http://web.mta.info/lirr/Timetable/Branch2/Mets-Willets.pdf>
>
> For the Sept. 11 and 12 games, which begin at 7:10 p.m., 22 eastbound trains
> from Penn Station will make a stop at the Mets-Willets Point Station to
> accommodate fans before, during and after the game, along with 21 westbound
> trains. The first westbound train will depart Port Washington at 3:10 p.m.
> to arrive at Mets-Willets Point at 3:36 p.m. The first eastbound train will
> leave Penn Station at 3:18 p.m. The last eastbound train to Port Washington
> leaves Mets-Willets Point at 12:39 a.m. and the last westbound train to Penn
> Station leaves at 1:11 a.m.
>
> For the Sept. 13 game, which begins at 1:10 p.m., 16 eastbound trains will
> stop at Mets-Willets Point, along with 17 westbound trains. The first
> eastbound train from Penn Station will depart at 9:19 a.m., and the first
> westbound train from Port Washington will depart at Great Neck at 9:32 a.m.,
> with all other westbound departures originating in Port Washington. The last
> eastbound train to Port Washington will depart Mets-Willets Point at 5:02
> p.m. The last westbound train to Penn Station will leave Mets-Willets Point
> at 5:28 p.m.
>
> Getting to Penn Station
>
> By subway: Penn Station is reachable by riding the  subway lines to 34
> St-Penn Station. It is also a one block walk from the  trains at 34
> St-Herald Square.
> From street level: The main entrance to Penn Station’s LIRR concourse is on
> 34th Street, just west of Seventh Avenue. Two new entrances leading to the
> newly upgraded West End Concourse, are at 33rd Street and Eighth Avenue, and
> 31st Street and Eighth Avenue. Penn Station can also be reached via 32nd
> Street and Seventh Avenue, with the LIRR concourse being on your right after
> you enter.
>
> Keep Your Train Tickets
>
> The LIRR reminds fans to take their train tickets with them when exiting
> their train at Mets-Willets Point and have them ready for presentation to
> conductors upstairs. This applies to paper tickets or to customers using the
> MTA eTix electronic ticketing app. As with all events at Citi Field, train
> tickets will be checked at the station.
>
> New York City Subway Service to Citi Field
>
> Baseball fans can always take either the local or express  to reach
> Mets-Willets Point. After the game, New York City Transit provides special
> super-express  trains timed to depart after the last out. After leaving the

> game, these trains make only six stops – 61 St-Woodside, Queensboro Plaza,
> Court Square, 42 St-Grand Central, 5 Av-Bryant Park, and Times Square-42
> St.
>

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Posted by Brian Schmidt on Monday, September 11, 2017 11:13 AM

Trains editorial office is still in suburban Milwaukee, along with the Quad Graphics printing operation. You will get your next issue as planned...

Brian Schmidt, Assistant Editor Trains magazine

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