Chatterbox Spring 2018

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Posted by BOB WITHORN on Thursday, June 07, 2018 6:04 AM

zugmann

 

 Probably had the speedo set to metric.
CShaveRR
(McArthur says it was 104)

 

Ya sure that wasn't the speedometer?

 

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Posted by CShaveRR on Thursday, June 07, 2018 7:46 AM

zugmann
CShaveRR
(McArthur says it was 104)
Ya sure that wasn't the speedometer?



Nope...if it had been, I would have been in a really hot time of it.  Even in Texas.

By the way, the Tower 55 area is amazing.  Trouble is, there's no one place to sit and watch everything.  We'll go back this morning on our way out.  Our hotel was within a mile of this landmark, most of which is now covered by a tangle of freeway interchange.  

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Posted by JoeKoh on Thursday, June 07, 2018 3:27 PM

afternoon

Warming up here in Nw Ohio.Guessers say rain for tomorrow.Ns was clear when I left work.Glad tomorrow is Friday.Found out we need to send hugs down to Celina.Will be going down that way Saturday to help nephew.Sent Matt off to work.Chores to do here.

stay safe

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Posted by switch7frg on Thursday, June 07, 2018 3:47 PM

Smile Joe, oh why oh why oh  why did I ever leave Oh10 , maybe I better go home.

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Posted by JoeKoh on Thursday, June 07, 2018 4:02 PM

Some people leave and come back some just leave.A western trip is still on my bucket list some day.Just need to give hugs to cousins family.We'll leave the light on if you want to come back Ohio.

stay safe

Joe

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Posted by switch7frg on Thursday, June 07, 2018 4:31 PM

SmileJoe , thank you for the light.  X town would be the stop----- Xenia. South  Detroit st.  just south of the old PRR tracks.

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Posted by JoeKoh on Friday, June 08, 2018 3:28 PM

afternoon

Mother Nature sent some rain showers.Local power company has some loose poles east of Matt's school.Got his final grade card.Moved up to JR. next year.Got plates and license renewed.Ns had cars uptown.Time to send Matt to work.

stay safe

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Posted by JoeKoh on Saturday, June 09, 2018 1:40 PM

Afternoon

Gave hugs to cousins family.

Mother nature sent more rain.Gave Stacey a shower at nieces ballgame.Made nephews yard more muddy at his house.Used plywood and boxes for a roadbed to get the refrigerator in the house.We had to take it in the front door due to it's size.Ns had a rail train in the Latty siding on the NKP.The ND&W had a train in Cecil Ohio.Looks like more rain on the way.Matt needs to get ready for work.

stay safe

Joe

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Posted by JoeKoh on Sunday, June 10, 2018 2:38 PM

afternoon

Mother Nature sent us more rain.Ns has a westbound waiting in Archbold.Matt's turn to get ready to go to work.We have a meeting tonight about his upcoming trip.We do know he is leaving next Sunday at 0600.

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Joe

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Posted by tree68 on Sunday, June 10, 2018 7:43 PM

Another weekend on the railroad in the books.  Got to run on Saturday, conductor on Sunday.  Decent ridership for this time of year.

Joe - I think all your rain went well south of us.  MD was under flood watches.  We're supposed to get another day or two of decent weather.

The NYS Fire Chief's show is this coming weekend.  Time for a little training, some bargain hunting, and checking out that latest big, shiny trucks...

 

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Posted by zugmann on Sunday, June 10, 2018 7:48 PM

tree68
Another weekend on the railroad in the books. Got to run on Saturday, conductor on Sunday. Decent ridership for this time of year.

I got to run on Saturday, too.  Wasn't really my first choice of how to spend a nice Saturday, but it was a pretty easy job.

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Posted by Deggesty on Sunday, June 10, 2018 8:11 PM

This was sent me by a friend with whom I grew up.

lThis is truly amazing! Enjoy.
 
Wonderland in Hamburg, Germany

Remember the two brothers, in Germany, who had a wonderful model railway that was something to see? This is an update of their German Wonderland.
 
A short review, it was started by two brothers as a place to show their hobby began to grow by leaps & bounds. Soon they were joined by other 'Model Railroad Clubs' and other craftsmen. Some were electricians, model makers, carpenters, computer programmers. Their wives would stop by to see what they were doing and usually bring them a lunch.

One thing led to another. Three of the ladies had worked at a bakery, several visitors would ask if they had a snack bar. The idea was planted; some of the carpenters came and built a nice restaurant area for the bakery and a kitchen, too. If the fresh coffee smell didn't get you, then the bakery definitely would Over 400,000 man hours were spent making this dream come true.

This was about 5 years ago. One of the breweries came and furnished all the tables and chairs, serving counter etc. Their latest finished area is the airport. Planes look like they are flying and landing.
 
GERMAN WONDERLAND IN HAMBURG
 
click link below - one you click on Wonderland the actual link is below it.

 
Wonderland
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

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Posted by tree68 on Monday, June 11, 2018 7:40 AM

zugmann
I got to run on Saturday, too.  Wasn't really my first choice of how to spend a nice Saturday, but it was a pretty easy job.

During the summer, my "weekends off" tend to be mid-week...

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Posted by BaltACD on Monday, June 11, 2018 7:52 AM

tree68
 
zugmann
I got to run on Saturday, too.  Wasn't really my first choice of how to spend a nice Saturday, but it was a pretty easy job. 

During the summer, my "weekends off" tend to be mid-week...

If your weekends have been mid-week around here you would have been in luck.  The last 7 actual weekend have been rainy with chances of flash flooding.

         

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Posted by Deggesty on Monday, June 11, 2018 7:55 AM

And, it is dry and 50 degrees here this morning.

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Posted by JoeKoh on Monday, June 11, 2018 4:37 PM

afternoon

More rain today.Possible thunderstorms tomorrow?? Matt went uptown and got his painting supplies for the trip.Ns had trains running but they were hard to see due to an autorack train in the siding.Chores to do.

stay safe

Joe

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Posted by tree68 on Monday, June 11, 2018 5:21 PM

BaltACD
The last 7 actual weekend have been rainy with chances of flash flooding.

We had a whole summer like that a few years ago.  The sun went down on Friday night, and came up on Monday morning.....

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Posted by JoeKoh on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 3:42 PM

afternoon

Ns was clerar when I left work.Got the swamp mowed before Mother Nature could rain again.Chores to do.

stay safe

Joe

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Posted by BOB WITHORN on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 4:24 PM
Stopped in at the Durand, Mi Depot recently, saw a whole 4 trains from three railroads. Sure nothing like the old days.
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Posted by tree68 on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 8:25 PM

That was my experience there a few years ago.

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Posted by JoeKoh on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 4:30 PM

evening

Ns was clear when I left work.Since Matt has to work tomorrow we took him out to eat tonight.He didn't have any fries.He did have a big plate of Chicken Parmasian.Matt did go over to New Haven today.He saw high hoods and the Ns Veterans unit.Chores to do here at home.

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Joe

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Posted by tree68 on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 8:20 PM

Nice line of storms came through  about three hours ago.  Small hail, high winds.  Right in the middle of it we got called out for a large tree down with wires involved.  Had to close the road for a bit.  As I was leaving the house for that call, my weather station was alarming for a rain rate of 4" per hour.  Fortunately, it didn't last that long - we only got 2/3" of rain from the storm...

Filed a report with NWS Buffalo.  Nice part of being a known spotter is that your reports get some credence that John Q might not.

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Posted by CShaveRR on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 11:51 PM

Did you notice the OWLS diamonds at Durand?  

How that place has descended to the depths!

 

 In other news, happy birthday to Matt!  


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Posted by JoeKoh on Thursday, June 14, 2018 2:28 PM

afternoon

Ns was clear when I left work.Chores to do here.Need to send Matt to work too.

stay safe

Joe

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Posted by JoeKoh on Friday, June 15, 2018 6:09 PM

evening

Ns sent a westbound when I got off of work.Matt is at work now.We are now on vacation.Will be looking at trains in various places.Chores to do for now.

stay safe

joe

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Posted by tree68 on Friday, June 15, 2018 6:31 PM

Well, two days of shiny fire trucks and miscellaneous geegaws.  

Spent too much money.

But it's all good.

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Posted by mudchicken on Friday, June 15, 2018 9:28 PM

Trying to escape from AtlantaConfused

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Posted by zugmann on Friday, June 15, 2018 10:46 PM

mudchicken
Trying to escape from AtlantaConfused

My condolences.

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Posted by mudchicken on Saturday, June 16, 2018 4:37 AM

Darned slingshot rubber band isn't stretched out yet. Wile-E-Coyote and the ACME bunch seem a little sluggish this morning. Must be the heat and humidity.

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Posted by JoeKoh on Saturday, June 16, 2018 5:23 AM

Good Morning

Muggy here in Nw Ohio.Chores to do.Helping Matt pack for his church trip.Happy Father's day weekend.

stay safe

joe

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