Chatterbox Spring 2018

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Chatterbox Spring 2018
Posted by JoeKoh on Monday, March 19, 2018 2:27 PM

Well tomorrow is the first day of spring.Mother nature isn't treating us very springlike.It is also Stacey's birthday as well.Need to find a new dentist.Ours has decided to retire.Ns had some cars to move uptown when I left work.Chores and projects to work on.

stay safe

joe

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Posted by mudchicken on Monday, March 19, 2018 7:29 PM

We got a foot of wet snow last night - Locals were dancing in the streets. At least we won't be burning for a while. (Duncan's luck, he got his summer haircut Friday afternoon. He's indignant (as a Scottie would be), but the cold and snow hasn't phased him..)...at least furmageddon didn't happen.

After yesterday's March Madness, Cincinnati has gone into mourning after UC and XU laid eggs. There's always next year. Mudchicken & Electroliner might have an extended green beer hangover.

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Posted by Electroliner 1935 on Monday, March 19, 2018 10:27 PM

The Electroliner35 is crying in his Diet Coke. Doesn't like green beer. Bergoff's Dark is good when I have the points on my WW journey. Do get to root for Loyola however. XU & UC sure did disappoint. For some of these teams, its a shame that there has to be a loser cause you know they played there hearts out. 

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Posted by tree68 on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 7:03 AM

Someone posted a tongue in cheek "letter of apology" from Syracuse on FB, for spoiling so many trips to the final four.

OTOH, some friends from MI weren't apologetic at all, they admitted MSU performed poorly.

Things are warming up - zero on Sunday, six on Monday, and 11 today.  At this rate, we'll be at normal for this time of year around the end of the week.

A few years ago we set a record high of around +80F...

The snow isn't melting very fast...

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Posted by Murphy Siding on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 8:11 AM

 

     Last night an airliner came in low over our house and was making a really high pitched whine like the sound effects from a dive bomber in an old black & white WWII movie.

      Sounding just like Clifford Klavin, I told my wife that the sound was because of the moisture in the air, the temperature and the pressure. That combination also gives us weird weather. I said we’d either wake up to all thick hoar frost on everything or a foot of snow.

       This morning everything is frosty and it’s snowing like crazy. Weather man says 39 and some sun today. Where?

 

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 10:06 AM

Murphy Siding

       Weather man says 39 and some sun today. Where?

That's about what we got this morning.

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Posted by Murphy Siding on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 10:09 AM

CSSHEGEWISCH
 
Murphy Siding

       Weather man says 39 and some sun today. Where?

 

 

That's about what we got this morning.

 



Can we send the weatherman there? Devil

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Posted by Deggesty on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 10:45 AM

CSSHEGEWISCH

 

 
Murphy Siding

       Weather man says 39 and some sun today. Where?

 

 

That's about what we got this morning.

 

It's 40 and bright and sunny here now.

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Posted by JoeKoh on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 2:26 PM

afternoon

45 with wind from the east here in Nw Ohio.Guessers say the snow will be to our south tomorrow.Ns sent a stack train west and has cars uptown to shuffle.Stacey's birthday today so Matt and I are cooking.She's looking through the coupons now.

stay safe

Joe

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Posted by BaltACD on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 2:51 PM

NE Florida T'storms off and on and high 70's

         

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Posted by JoeKoh on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 3:00 AM

Good Morning

Update..Mother Nature has proved the guessers wrong again.

stay safe

Joe

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Posted by mudchicken on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 4:59 AM

Dear 'ol WeatherLiar U putting out a really bad class of freshmen this year?

Off to do research way up in the hills.

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Posted by tree68 on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 6:51 AM

JoeKoh
Mother Nature has proved the guessers wrong again.

Yep - it was snowing pretty good on the Deshler cam last night...

We're still warming up a little at a time - up another six or seven this morning.  

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Posted by JoeKoh on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 2:26 PM

afternoon

Surprise from this morning is melting away.Matt and group are doing the meal tonight before church.Stacey is happy.Ns had an eastbound stack train.One eastbound coal train in the siding.Another eastbound coal train slowing on the main.The local was uptown and had cars to switch all over.No time for project tonight.Need to get cleaned up.

stay safe

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Posted by Paul of Covington on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 4:10 PM

   A cold front caused our temperature to plummet 14 degrees yesterday!   Monday's high was 84 and yesterday's was 70.

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Posted by JoeKoh on Thursday, March 22, 2018 2:44 PM

afternoon

Ns local was uptown switching when I left work.Had a gp 60 on the point.Snow is mostly gone now.Guessers are saying the next storm will go down the old C&O from Chicago to Cincy then east.Glad tomorrow is Friday.Will be on spring break next week.Chores to do.

stay safe

Joe

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Posted by CShaveRR on Thursday, March 22, 2018 9:52 PM

Let's hope that storm can keep moving and doesn't end up in a wreck at the base of Cheviot Hill (ah, those were the days!).

We've avoided most of the bad weather for this month, so far.  This weekend could be a lovely spring drift-fest.  Or sleet.  Or rain.  Or nothing.  24 hours is too far away to be sure.

The two of us have been battling colds for much of the week...I'm about three days ahead of Pat in the progression.  Today we felt well enough to grab lunch trackside in Elmhurst.  The information I got off the cars on just one freight (which obligingly stopped for a while) will be keeping me busy for a day or several.  It will necesitate a report, because I now have nearly 1000 new freight cars that haven't made it into the official new-builds table.

Daughter Linda has her ups and downs.  The downs:  her current chemo regimen is no longer effective, and she'll have to start a new one.  Before she does, though, she needs a battery of tests and scans to check on whether her current lung problems are cancer-related.  The upside:  they were able to replace their dead van with a new car.  Even higher up:  the BBC is interested in interviewing her because of one of her musicology blog posts.  She's getting well-deserved accolades for her writing...and that may not have come about had she not been afflicted with a sickness that has made it sensless to pursue a "normal" career in academia with her Ph.D.

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Posted by Electroliner 1935 on Thursday, March 22, 2018 10:01 PM

Carl, Glad you are well enough to get to Elmhurst. And Loyola did it again. A one point win to go to the Elite Eight. These nail biters are great to watch. What a story if they go all the way. 

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Posted by CShaveRR on Friday, March 23, 2018 10:06 AM

I wouldn't know whom to root for if it comes down to Loyola vs. Michigan!  (The red-shirts in Ohio would tell me to stick with Loyola, I'm sure!)

So far, in my research, I've found one of my sightings yesterday where the cars were renumbered in reverse order!  And what I thought was one series of cars actually came from three groups.

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Posted by tree68 on Friday, March 23, 2018 11:32 AM

CShaveRR
I wouldn't know whom to root for if it comes down to Loyola vs. Michigan!

Which is why I'm glad I didn't see Michigan State vs Syracuse...  I'm sure I'd have been a hoot in a bar - cheering when either team scored...

We're in for our sixth (or so) nice day in a row.  The big storm stayed well away from us, and no one here is complaining (except maybe the snowmobilers).

And it's again above freezing, for the second day in a row.  I'm sure the maple syrup people are happy.  They need cold at night and warm during the day to get the sap flowing at it's best.

Time to get back to printing tasks.  Several big jobs for area fire departments, and I have a lot of cardstock to get cut up.

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Posted by JoeKoh on Friday, March 23, 2018 3:02 PM

afternoon

Westbound on Ns when I left work.We are on spring break now.Have plenty of projects and trains to go see planned.Hope Mother Nature keeps the sunshine coming.

stay safe

joe

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Posted by tree68 on Friday, March 23, 2018 6:48 PM

Some excitement again in Deshler today - a garage fire with the smoke visible on the railroad park webcam.  Deshler's bravest made short work of it, cancelling a call for assistance from Hamler.

We've had clear, if cold, weather all week, and it looks like through the weekend.  Might warm up next week.

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Posted by JoeKoh on Saturday, March 24, 2018 10:36 AM

Hi

Csx ran a couple trains while we were doing errands.Omni had old sand hoppers to scrap.In the yard Csx had autoracks,the caboose and a sperry bug.Someone yesterday went around the gates by the yard too.Going to get lunch.

stay safe

Joe

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Posted by Murphy Siding on Saturday, March 24, 2018 11:57 AM

     Seeing robins is a sign of spring. If I saw hundreds of robins walking around on a big lawn does that mean they're auditioning for parts in an Alfred Hitchcock movie sequel: The Birds Part II- this time it's personal!

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Posted by Mookie on Saturday, March 24, 2018 1:14 PM

Murphy - you may be seeing the local robins.  You don't see them during winter, but they say that a lot of robins never leave your area.  That's why they look like a flock just arrived, but they are just gathering in the neighborhood and looking for food.  Never left town in the first place.

And any cat worth its salt, knows robins....

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Posted by Murphy Siding on Saturday, March 24, 2018 2:41 PM

How do you tell the locals from the out-of towners? Look at their license plates?

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Posted by Mookie on Saturday, March 24, 2018 4:13 PM

Murphy Siding

How do you tell the locals from the out-of towners? Look at their license plates?

 

attitude!

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Posted by Murphy Siding on Saturday, March 24, 2018 7:28 PM

Mookie

 

 
Murphy Siding

How do you tell the locals from the out-of towners? Look at their license plates?

 

 

 

attitude!

 

 

So look for the ones with the Brooklyn accent? Where the boidies  choip.

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Posted by tree68 on Saturday, March 24, 2018 7:50 PM

Can't say as I've ever seen a robin here in winter.  I think they join the rest of our "snowbirds" in the southern reaches.

This "spring" was probably tough on them.  They arrived to bare ground only to have upwards of a foot or more snow fall...

The red winged blackbirds are back, though.  I've had plenty at the feeders, mostly picking up what the dickie birds knock off the feeders.

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Posted by Mookie on Saturday, March 24, 2018 7:50 PM

You should have stuck with the license plate....

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