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Posted by BOB WITHORN on Thursday, December 28, 2017 8:45 AM
How about New Era Potato chips on silos in Michigan also had many 'Mail Pouch' barns and silos. There is a Silo in Portland Mi. that had the NEW ERA sign repainted a few years back. It's near the old rail line that ran north through Portland, Mi. Hey, I got a rail reference in!!!
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Posted by 54light15 on Thursday, December 28, 2017 9:37 AM

In Hamilton, Ontario was the Studebaker plant where production continued after the South Bend plant closed. The name Studebaker was painted on the side of the building but faded out. A group of old car guys asked the owner if they could repaint the sign. He said no. It was above where the railcar loading area was, the tracks are gone and the building is too.  

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Posted by Firelock76 on Saturday, December 30, 2017 2:24 PM

Well, Lady Firestorm's a firefighter's daughter, and as far as she's concerned all fire apparatus is SUPPOSED to be red, no exceptions and no lame excuses!

Every time one of our local FD's "slime green" units goes past she yells "HEY!  YOUR RIG'S THE WRONG COLOR!"

Sometimes they yell back, "Yeah, we know!"

 

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Posted by tree68 on Saturday, December 30, 2017 4:15 PM

Firelock76

Well, Lady Firestorm's a firefighter's daughter, and as far as she's concerned all fire apparatus is SUPPOSED to be red, no exceptions and no lame excuses!

Every time one of our local FD's "slime green" units goes past she yells "HEY!  YOUR RIG'S THE WRONG COLOR!"

Sometimes they yell back, "Yeah, we know!"

I just tell 'em they need to leave it out in the sun for a while so it'll ripen...

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Posted by Electroliner 1935 on Saturday, December 30, 2017 6:42 PM

Paul of Covington
Never wanted a Corvette, either.   It seemed to me that nobody kept them very long--I suspect they couldn't afford the insurance.

I bought a Chevrolet Caprice in 1996 (Last yr for them) and had the towing pakage. Guy I worked with had a Corvette with the same engine (5.7 L) he asked and i let hm drive it. He liked its perfomance better than the vette. Or so he said. I'm not a speed demon but it sure could accelerate.One time I punched the accellerator at a stoplight and heard my tires scream.Didn't do that again. (only car I ever was able to burn rubber with) At least when it wasn't pulling the trailer. I wanted the SS suspension but it wouldn't work with the trailer. 

Larry, how fast will that V16 accelerate with no train behind it?

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Posted by tree68 on Saturday, December 30, 2017 9:17 PM

Electroliner 1935
Larry, how fast will that V16 accelerate with no train behind it?

Don't know that it will put you back in your seat, but it might scare you.

I haven't had a light engine out on the main in ages.

I've been known to "spin the tires" on them from time to time...

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Posted by ATSFGuy on Sunday, December 31, 2017 9:29 PM

Boxcars can be painted any color, not just brown/mineral red.

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Posted by BOB WITHORN on Tuesday, January 02, 2018 6:59 AM

54light15,  I DON'T have a Harley, not a beer fan and no ponytail.    I'm on #5.  It's not about breaking the speed limit, it's how fast I get up to the 'approximate' speed limit.  Track time saves tickets.

 Bob

ps:  My grandfather always said barns were red because the red helped preserve the barn wood

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Posted by zugmann on Tuesday, January 02, 2018 12:21 PM

I do like the new corvettes.  But don't think I could own one.  I'm more of a challenger guy (I'm thinking abotu pulling the trigger this year on one).

Lite power can be fun but it's also a pain.  It's a lot of work keeping them at the speed limit.   And you have to be careful with them - easy to get in trouble since you don't have a lot of braking power.  Many guys have gotten through stop signals in lite power.

 

 

 

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Posted by tree68 on Tuesday, January 02, 2018 12:37 PM

zugmann
Lite power can be fun but it's also a pain.  It's a lot of work keeping them at the speed limit.   And you have to be careful with them - easy to get in trouble since you don't have a lot of braking power.  Many guys have gotten through stop signals in lite power.

Some years ago one of our engineers was doing a light engine move on a rainy evening.  He had issues on a downgrade, and once he finally got it stopped he was so rattled that he parked the locomotive and had someone pick him up.

Our "local" trains at ~4 cars are nice to handle - a decent amount of braking, but still fairly quick "off the line."  

I haven't been in a 'Vette in a while, but I'm not sure I'd fit all that well these days.  That's why I drive a pickup.

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Posted by BOB WITHORN on Tuesday, January 02, 2018 6:35 PM
TREE, I drive a pickup as well, but still do sort of fit in the Corvette, the problem is getting out. Anybody can fall into one. I try to make the trips longer, not many quick trips to the store.
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Posted by switch7frg on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 3:35 PM

Wow Hello Bob, I found a book  about the 308th heavy  bombardment Group(NON SIBI SED ALIIS). Your group  has 2DUC "Something to be proud of. The book is titledAir Force Combat Groups by the Dept of the Air Force, printed in 1961. It has 505 pages  and is very complete Documentation. I thought you would like to know about  the book.   Respectfully, Cannonball

Y6bs evergreen in my mind

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Posted by BOB WITHORN on Thursday, January 11, 2018 7:15 AM

Cannonball,

Thank you, looks like I need to do some digging.

 

The 380th website. 380th.org. has a lot of info on it. Originally created by a 531st navagator.  When I get my 1945 research done, in a couple months, the Phillipine mission section will list all missions, all aircraft and everyone that was on each plane.  

 

Speaking of railroads.  On Mindoro Island, where the 380th was in 1945, they had a railroad that ran from the ports to all the airfields on the southwest corner of the island.  Used it to move fuel ammo and bombs.  See I got back rails!!

 

Bob

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