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Posted by blue streak 1 on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 1:34 PM

Had a friend that got Covi-19 last year.  Ended up being a long hauler.  Got first shot and long haul problems disappeared within about 10 days.  He cannot wait to get second shot.    As he says  Grrr---r

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Posted by tree68 on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 2:18 PM

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Could not determine if numbers as well painted on top. 

I suspect you'll find the full reporting mark on top of the car.  That essentially gives you three sides (plus the ends) to find the ID if the car isn't upright.

Tank Car Markings

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Posted by JoeKoh on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 3:23 PM

afternoon

I believe Trains did an article about that  a couple years back. Went down to my nephews and got another sign.Looked at Ansonia Ohio and found Q 008 coming eastbound.Came back home.We found the ND&W dealing with a bump in the swamp.Also saw q 353 and q 191 before we got home.Going to see brother tomorrow morning.Then talk windows with our bank tomorrow afternoon.Going to enjoy this nice afternoon outside while we still have it.

stay safe

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 7:55 PM

For the 2nd day in a row at about 1900 each day CSX had a military train norhbound on the A&WP going toward Atlanta.  Strangely both trains had 2 KCS locos pulling the trains.  .  The cargo was essentially light mobile units including Hummers, Ambulances, 6x6s etc.  No heavy guns.  Mostly on DODX 2 axel trucks with a few 3 axel trucks.  All equipment pointing the same way north. armanementA

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Posted by JoeKoh on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 11:58 AM

afternoon

Went and checked on brother.Found out with proper things in place we are now able to take him to watch trains.Couldn't do that today but soon very soon.Ns and Csx had mow out welding in places.There is an N 808 coming west with coal on csx.It has wepx cars and Ns and Up for power.Plus it has an Ns DPU.Going to eat lunch then its off to the bank.

stay safe

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Posted by tree68 on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 12:45 PM

Got a new recliner yesterday.  The old one was better, but was on it's last legs, so it had to go.  I'd already made a number of repairs on it.

OTOH, I put the old recliner out front of the house with a "FREE" sign, and this morning it was gone...  Saved me a trip to the dump.

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 2:22 PM

Sounds like our neighborhood.  There's a number of scrap pickers who work the alleys on Sunday, the day before trash pickup.  We put our old snowthrower in the alley and it was picked up on Sunday afternoon.

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Posted by BaltACD on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 2:41 PM

CSSHEGEWISCH
Sounds like our neighborhood.  There's a number of scrap pickers who work the alleys on Sunday, the day before trash pickup.  We put our old snowthrower in the alley and it was picked up on Sunday afternoon.

Doubt that it is yours .... but!

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Posted by CShaveRR on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 7:25 PM

In our area, they seem to be more interested in scrap metal.  We put a bed frame out there late last year, and the junkers took the metal parts, leaving us to dispose of the wooden ends.

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Posted by tree68 on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 8:43 PM

That's why I pull the hard drives out before a computer leaves the house.

Our township did a "we'll take anything" pickup a few years ago.  They probably ended up picking up half of what was put out, after the pickers got through.

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Posted by JoeKoh on Thursday, April 1, 2021 11:09 AM

afternoon

Mother nature providing an april fools snow shower for us.Mamma finally got signed up for her first covid shot.Matt comes home tomorrow.Plenty of inside work to do.

stay safe

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Posted by CShaveRR on Thursday, April 1, 2021 8:38 PM

Is anyone else having lots of problems with the Newswire today?  If I get past the "504 Timeout", I get a message that says I've red my limit of eight free subscribers, and offering me a free trial subscription.

Then there's a line for subscribers to sign in.  I subscribe to both Trains and Classic Trains, but clicking the link gives me a white screen.  So I'm nowhere.  And, for the first time since things allegedly were changed, the Rochelle webcam wouldn't come up for me.

This is mildly infuriating.

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Posted by mudchicken on Friday, April 2, 2021 1:17 AM

CShaveRR

Is anyone else having lots of problems with the Newswire today?  If I get past the "504 Timeout", I get a message that says I've red my limit of eight free subscribers, and offering me a free trial subscription.

Then there's a line for subscribers to sign in.  I subscribe to both Trains and Classic Trains, but clicking the link gives me a white screen.  So I'm nowhere.  And, for the first time since things allegedly were changed, the Rochelle webcam wouldn't come up for me.

This is mildly infuriating.

 

Get in line... Kalbach got sold a bill of goods on this new and improved (decrepit and failing faster?) web re-design. A good drive-by slapping may be in order. They probably took the money and skipped town. (There are plenty of other things subscribers were supposed to have access to that no longer function.)

Mudchicken Nothing is worth taking the risk of losing a life over. Come home tonight in the same condition that you left home this morning in. Safety begins with ME.... cinscocom-west
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Posted by mudchicken on Friday, April 2, 2021 2:01 PM

Don't know if it's time to laugh or scream dept.:

Cover of trade magazine "Progressive Railroading"

For UP, More is More......To spur more growth, Union Pacific Aims to become more responsive, resourceful and reliable"

Pogo needs to address the PSR advocates, The Wall Street trash and the beancounter mentality..... (somebody doesn't get it Mischief)

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Posted by tree68 on Friday, April 2, 2021 2:11 PM

Got a call from our local TV news today.  Long story short - I'm meeting a reporter at our county training center Monday morning for an interview. 

A medium security prison in the county is closing - and our training center is on the state property.  And I'm the president of the county firefighters association, which is the operator of the facility.  

There's a lot that's up in the air right now...

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Posted by JoeKoh on Friday, April 2, 2021 2:46 PM

Good Friday(well that depends)

Ran errands in town and went and watch some trains.Saw some Csx action this morning.Went by Cecil Ohio.The ND&W had  former Sante Fe 2026 on the Cincinnati Northern connection with some cars. The 2045 wasn't having any fun on the wabash as it was stuck with broken rail around it. Went over to New Haven where Ns had the L 91 out working.It had a high hood Gp 38 for power. 13 q passed it at Dawkins.Not exciting power but it's a carl special train and had flat cars with tonka toys on the back.Looked in the yard in New Haven then came back for home.Hope everyone has a Happy Easter.

stay safe

Joe

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Posted by rvos1979 on Friday, April 2, 2021 6:45 PM

mudchicken
CShaveRR

Is anyone else having lots of problems with the Newswire today?  If I get past the "504 Timeout", I get a message that says I've red my limit of eight free subscribers, and offering me a free trial subscription.

Then there's a line for subscribers to sign in.  I subscribe to both Trains and Classic Trains, but clicking the link gives me a white screen.  So I'm nowhere.  And, for the first time since things allegedly were changed, the Rochelle webcam wouldn't come up for me.

This is mildly infuriating.

Get in line... Kalbach got sold a bill of goods on this new and improved (decrepit and failing faster?) web re-design. A good drive-by slapping may be in order. They probably took the money and skipped town. (There are plenty of other things subscribers were supposed to have access to that no longer function.)

Carl and Mud, is it bad when I think manure is better than the redesign of the sites? I have Trains, MR, and MRVP subscriptions, and besides not being able to find anything anymore (nobody must like pull down menus anymore), I don't have access to half the stuff I used to have. Not interested in paying more to get more manure.......

Good comic item on the Chicago traffic report this morning, a dump truck on I290 lost a load of sand, and just kept going. The sand caused another accident, which thankfully caused no injuries, and the dump truck driver returned some time later. No word on how badly he was chewed out by IDOT and state police........

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Posted by JoeKoh on Saturday, April 3, 2021 12:40 PM

afternoon

Went out and saw a few trains on Csx.There was a K 447 with Kcs power that came east.The q 350 came west and it was running long hood forward.Also found out Csx is delaying the demolition of the Hamilton Station if residents can raise enough money to move it.Going to go back out and enjoy the sunshine.

stay safe

Joe

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Posted by tree68 on Saturday, April 3, 2021 12:59 PM

JoeKoh
.Also found out Csx is delaying the demolition of the Hamilton Station if residents can raise enough money to move it.

Good luck with that.  When the local historical society tried to move the Milford, MI depot, they came up short.  There are now condos on that site.

I even donated $100 to the cause.

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Sunday, April 4, 2021 7:20 PM

how do you access old news wire posts ?

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Monday, April 5, 2021 7:26 AM

What rail lines are in the flood zone near the retention pond at Tampa ?  Another thought =  These stories say they are pumping some of the waste water out in  a controlled manner.  Why are pumps even needed ?  Just fill pipes and operater them as siphons ?    Since the wasste water is acidic that will corrode the pumps eventually.

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Posted by JoeKoh on Monday, April 5, 2021 5:32 PM

evening

Back to work today.Ns was clear after work.Came home and worked outside.Time for supper.

stay safe

Joe

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Posted by JoeKoh on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 5:53 PM

evening

Ns had some cars uptown after work today.Spent time outside clearing branches.Mother nature wants it more summer then spring right now.Going to get cleaned up.

stay safe

Joe

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 12:51 PM

Now i am locked out ======  What the heck ?????????????

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Posted by JoeKoh on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 4:40 PM

Evening NS was clear after work.Came home and had the first mowing of the season.Guessers say rain tomorrow.Going to get cleaned up.

Stay safe

Joe

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Posted by tree68 on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 9:39 PM

It's amazing - after some six years of an annual ban on open fires from the middle of March to the middle of May, some people don't seem to get it and light off that big bonfire in their back yard.

Sometimes it's so windy that one has to wonder if they understand the physics of the wind.  

It doesn't help that we're actually in something of a drought condition...

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Posted by Erik_Mag on Thursday, April 8, 2021 12:46 AM

Tree, what you're describing sounds like a tame fall fire season here in SoCal. Woulldn't want to be in your neck of the woods, if you got a strong Santa Ana (sustained 40 to 70 mph winds, 80 to 90F with singe digit relative humidity) blowing through, though the topography of your area makes that unlikely.

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Posted by tree68 on Thursday, April 8, 2021 6:52 AM

Indeed - for us a ten acre fire is major.  The Adirondacks haven't seen a major fire in years - which, given the "forever wild" mantra, is a bad thing.  After the derecho of 1995, there was an effort to pull the newly fallen timber out.  It was denied, and all those trees are still laying there...

Our collective inexperience with larger fires gets us in trouble occasionally because we don't make the transition from "put the fire out" to "draw a line and don't let the fire get past it."  I'm speaking of the local volunteer fire departments - not the forest rangers.

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Posted by BaltACD on Thursday, April 8, 2021 7:41 AM

tree68
Indeed - for us a ten acre fire is major.  The Adirondacks haven't seen a major fire in years - which, given the "forever wild" mantra, is a bad thing.  After the derecho of 1995, there was an effort to pull the newly fallen timber out.  It was denied, and all those trees are still laying there...

Our collective inexperience with larger fires gets us in trouble occasionally because we don't make the transition from "put the fire out" to "draw a line and don't let the fire get past it."  I'm speaking of the local volunteer fire departments - not the forest rangers.

Made a round trip to Ohio and back for my brother-in-law's funeral Monday & Tuesday.  Driving through the forested areas - it being Spring and the trees not having leafed out as of yet - it was easy to see the high number of trees that had been blown over or broken off above ground and were 'trapped' by other trees - wood that is drying out every day and is prime fuel for a lightning strike to start a forest fire.  There was A LOT OF DEAD WOOD that was visible.  It being early in the growing season, Lord only knows how much of last years underbrush was still in place that is also ready to go up in flames.

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Posted by JoeKoh on Thursday, April 8, 2021 4:42 PM

evening

Balt our condolences.The Ash bore bug really hit Ohio hard.We had one tree fall right into the ditch behind our house.There is another one primed to go right by the playground area.People in charge are reactive instead of proactive.(oops that fell well now it needs cleaned up).Ns ran a stack train westbound after work.We have a boxcar in our warehouse as well.Glad tomorrow is Friday.Think Mother nature is done with the rain for now.More to come Sunday accrording to the guessers.

stay safe

Joe

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