Chatterbox Summer 2018

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Posted by Deggesty on Sunday, July 01, 2018 7:55 AM

MC, sad to say, you do not have a patent on the burning. There are several fires over here on the west side--including one that began from a campfire that was not properly disposed of. I have not caught all the news on it, but it seems that the idiots were seen and have been described.

Our morning temperatures are about 60, and it is not unbeably hot in the afternoons.

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Posted by JoeKoh on Sunday, July 01, 2018 7:56 AM

Good Morning

Yardwork done.Getting muggy outside.Mother nature might send us some thunderboomers tonight.chores inside to do now.

stay safe

Joe

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Posted by JoeKoh on Monday, July 02, 2018 5:12 PM

Muggy day today.Ns had a couple cars uptown to get.Chores to do.

stay safe

Joe

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Posted by CShaveRR on Monday, July 02, 2018 8:53 PM

We had a bit of a cooldown today after our official heat wave (three days of highs in the 90s).  It only got into the 80s today, but it was still too warm to work very hard in the yard.  I used my pole pruner and got a brushpile worth of bare branches out of the trees I have to regularly look at while I'm sitting here.

Yesterday we met our young friend and his family in Elmhurst.  They bought dinner; I don't think I lived up to my end of the bargain, which was providing a lot of trains.  Track 1 was out of service due to some grade crossing work on Myrtle Street; we saw the surfacer and company when they finished.  We had a couple of coal trains, and I actually saw some brand-new ethanol tank cars on one of the two ethanol trains that went through.

Tomorrow is Train-spotting Tuesday at the Peck Homestead in Lombard.  I hope it's worth it, but even if I'm disappointed there should be some good show-and-tell for guests.  Forecast for tomorrow is warmer again, with a chance of afternoon showers.

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Posted by tree68 on Tuesday, July 03, 2018 12:30 AM

We're supposed to get a break from the heat on Tuesday, but I just got back from an EMS call at 1:30 AM and it's still uncomfortable, if cooler.

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Posted by JoeKoh on Tuesday, July 03, 2018 2:58 PM

afternoon

Ns had an eastbound waiting to go when I left work.Going to keep cool here.Going to G+G's house tomorrow.

stay safe

Joe

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Posted by JoeKoh on Thursday, July 05, 2018 7:15 PM

evening

Holiday in the middle of the week tricks the body.Ns was clear when I left work.Glad tomorrow is Friday.Going to be cooler this weekend.Deshler fireworks on Saturday.Helping a friend at the village on Sunday.Deshler diamond is still to go in on Monday(as far as I know).Time to get cleaned up.

stay safe

Joe

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Posted by JoeKoh on Friday, July 06, 2018 6:32 PM

evening

Ns had a tie train in the siding uptown when I left work.Came home and grabbed my camera.Got to see our niece play softball.Tomorrow it's Deshler and the fireworks.Have sunscreen and bug spray ready to go.

stay safe

joe

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Posted by JoeKoh on Sunday, July 08, 2018 4:40 PM

evening

Deshler was nice yesterday.Found new friends young and old.Everyone enjoyed the fireworks.Just after the finale Csx sent a train around the SE transfer to go south.Matt even made the paper this morning.Good day at the village today.Tomorrow is a work day for us at Deshler.Csx has postponed the Deshler diamond until September.Chores to catch up on here.

stay safe

Joe

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Posted by mudchicken on Sunday, July 08, 2018 4:53 PM

What happens if one of the castings really breaks in the meantime and is the NOW/Pioneer side a 10-mph raised sheep jump/ flange bearing frog?

 

Locally, yesterday, found an empty coal train with the MoP heritage engine on the rear end DP hear at North Yard.

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Posted by tree68 on Sunday, July 08, 2018 7:19 PM

JoeKoh
Csx has postponed the Deshler diamond until September.

By then, the eastbounds will simply jump all the way to North Baltimore...

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Posted by JoeKoh on Sunday, July 08, 2018 7:33 PM

Csx crosses the CSX Toledo sub at Deshler.(crossroads of the B&O)The ND&W diamond(FC) is in Defiance.

stay safe

Joe

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Posted by JoeKoh on Monday, July 09, 2018 6:00 PM

evening

Csx was working at Fostoria and Attica Jct. today.They sent a crew to raise a low spot on the Deshler diamond as well.A rail train crew was having problems talking to the dispatcher how he wanted to move his train into track 4 at west Deshler.We also saw an I&O train come south at Hamler on the way home.

stay safe

Joe

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Posted by JoeKoh on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 4:04 PM

afternoon

Saw RJ Corman fueling up in Celina Ohio before coming home.Saw Csx's J 715 local going west to Garrett as well.Back to work tomorrow.

stay safe

Joe

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Posted by CNW 6000 on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 1:35 PM

Hey all,

Thought I'd dust off the keyboard and say hello. CN has been busy with Maintenance In The Way for the last couple of weeks, but the new ties and tweaked switches have allowed the train speed to get back to the usual 40-50 mph zone. So far, nobody has played chicken because they got used to 20-30 with slow orders. Plenty of color with motive power between the GECX and CEFX leased units...plus BNSF and UP power on the unit sand trains.

New job treating me well. Been here about a year now and I'm finally feeling like I have a good grasp on most of it. Now to tweak and make improvements!

Only about 105 days until snow...I hope.

Later!

Dan

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Posted by JoeKoh on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 5:20 PM

evening

Back to work today.Ns had a westbound and an eastbound when I left work.Stopped and saw a railfan buddy.Finally found where his rehab for his leg was,2 blocks from work.Chores to do here.

stay safe

Joe

Deshler Ohio-crossroads of the B&O Matt eats your fries.YUM! Clinton st viaduct undefeated against too tall trucks!!!(voted to be called the "Clinton St. can opener").

 

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Posted by JoeKoh on Thursday, July 12, 2018 7:43 PM

evening

Ns was clear when I left work.Noticed more cars for scrap from Csx in omni's siding.Also the ND&W had ballast cars and their flat car loaded with ties.I'll have to send Matt to watch.My work is going to be busy busy busy.

stay safe

Joe

Deshler Ohio-crossroads of the B&O Matt eats your fries.YUM! Clinton st viaduct undefeated against too tall trucks!!!(voted to be called the "Clinton St. can opener").

 

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Posted by tree68 on Thursday, July 12, 2018 8:14 PM

Dan - Welcome Back!

Been getting ready for a local festival.  I help provide EMS (on my mountain bike), and usually provide communications as well, from my stash of handheld ham radios (programmed for EMS frequencies).  

They usually get around 10,000 people, if the weather is good, and the parade is generally worth one's time as well.  Especially if you like pipe bands!

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Posted by JoeKoh on Friday, July 13, 2018 6:26 PM

evening

Ns had a train in the siding when I left work.Mother Nature might send us some rain maybe Sunday/Monday.Chores to do here.

stay safe

Joe

Deshler Ohio-crossroads of the B&O Matt eats your fries.YUM! Clinton st viaduct undefeated against too tall trucks!!!(voted to be called the "Clinton St. can opener").

 

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Posted by JoeKoh on Saturday, July 14, 2018 6:29 PM

evening

Muggy here in NW Ohio.Friend called.North Baltimore was out of crews.He gets to take q 171 west to Chicago.He passed Defiance at 7 pm and needs to be at Chicago by 1 am.Going to get cleaned up.

stay safe

Joe

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Posted by tree68 on Saturday, July 14, 2018 7:50 PM

Well, French Festival 2018 is in the books.  No major problems, and only a few minor issues (bandaid stuff).

I'm gonna sleep good tonight.  Not sure how many miles I put on the bike, but it was enough.

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Posted by JoeKoh on Sunday, July 15, 2018 10:48 AM

Csx was sending them by this morning.Cars for the safety train were headed eastbound.The sun is out and the humidity is up as well.Going to keep cool.

stay safe

Joe

Deshler Ohio-crossroads of the B&O Matt eats your fries.YUM! Clinton st viaduct undefeated against too tall trucks!!!(voted to be called the "Clinton St. can opener").

 

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