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Jeffreys Trackside Diner October 2021

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Posted by Track fiddler on Thursday, October 14, 2021 7:28 PM

Good evening

Great Bridges! Yes

 

No bridge strikes to report here at this end.

 

 

TF's childhood SLP bridge.

Here is the road to it.

She stood the test of time well over 100 years strong with absolutely no footingsIndifferent

Hey!  Even a bridge can experience a broken foot once in a Blue MoonHuh?

She had absolutely no graffiti defacement back in the day when my friends and I almost lived under her. 

Of course not all of them but problematic kids these days are like little disrespectful coyotes whizzing all over the place on everything that's goodSad  I guess they can't figure out or find something constructive to do with their possible creative tendenciesConfused

 

My Bridge and I are due for a visit this fallStick out tongue  I may pack a nip or three of Brent's GlenfiddichWhistling

The only decision will be which bent to sit on

 

 

 

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Posted by Track fiddler on Thursday, October 14, 2021 9:56 PM

Late evening

Boring subject?  It probably is!

 

But did you ever order something from Ikea and have it delivered in a box with about 275 Parts including Fasteners and Hardware and wish you were a rocket scientist at the time to put it together?

Maybe some of you did.

My buddy Erv gave me a box that rode around in the back of my truck for two months.

He said it was a rainy day project for when I had time to put this thing together for his wife Pam.  Every time I've been over there a delivery truck came from Amazon.

The directions were not in the Box and the only way I could figure out how to put it together was look up a picture of the thing sold on eBay.

I got it done.  It's that press board painted cheap crap but looks good until you dent or abuse it which is going to happen eventually.

 

Pam seemed happy knowing that it's coming soon but Erv says he doesn't want it in his house and it will end up in the garageLaugh

 

It was quite the Rainy Day project and kind of fun with no directions.

 

 

 

TF

 

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Posted by York1 on Thursday, October 14, 2021 10:10 PM

TF, that's a nice display cabinet, but I couldn't put it together without directions.  You did well.

My kids say they want a cat for Christmas.  Normally I do a turkey but hey, if it'll make 'em happy ...

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Posted by Track fiddler on Thursday, October 14, 2021 10:13 PM

Hi John

I don't know?  It was one of those pet projects things with no directions.  It was kind of fun.

Good to see you tonight and ThanksWink

 

P.S.   I've been starting to take walks in the morning before I take Judy to work because you always do and it seems to be working well for meSmile, Wink & Grin

 

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Thursday, October 14, 2021 10:37 PM

Once upon a time there was a railroad bridge here, but not anymore.

-Kevin

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Posted by Track fiddler on Thursday, October 14, 2021 10:54 PM

That is a good one KevinYes

Especially in the setting of that split pea soup river!

I get all the gist of what you are portraying in that picturePirate

Back Atcha

All good with the Sprouts on topStick out tongue

 

 

 

Smile, Wink & GrinTF

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Posted by Track fiddler on Thursday, October 14, 2021 11:26 PM

All in good fun and I'm hitting the rack in my brand-new night night.

 

 

 

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Posted by BATMAN on Thursday, October 14, 2021 11:55 PM

Once upon a time.

The loops.

Brent

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Posted by gmpullman on Friday, October 15, 2021 12:02 AM

Track fiddler
The directions were not in the Box

Ikea offers on-line assembly manuals:

https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/customer-service/product-support/assembly-guides/

For the next time, TF Cool

A little BN Green to go with your nightcap:

 BN, Valley City, North Dakota, 1980 by Center for Railroad Photography & Art, on Flickr

Who glued those towers together about six-cars back from the engines?

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Posted by Track fiddler on Friday, October 15, 2021 12:18 AM

A Bit-O-Green for surePirate

I always loved the Green Machines EdYes

 

 

 

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Posted by Track fiddler on Friday, October 15, 2021 12:28 AM

And thanks for the nightcap as I'm hitting the rackSmile, Wink & Grin

 

Rather LateLaugh

 

 

 

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Posted by Track fiddler on Friday, October 15, 2021 12:32 AM

That definitely is the Once Upon a Time.

 

The loops that is!

 

 

 

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Posted by Track fiddler on Friday, October 15, 2021 12:41 AM

Golden Retrievers for Brent.

TF

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Posted by NorthBrit on Friday, October 15, 2021 4:51 AM

Good morning Diners.   Tea and toast please, Flo.

Seems to have been a busy night in the Diner.   Liking te Golden Retrievers film.

 

Clacknaharry Railway Swing Bridge,  Inverness.

Various clips, not necessarily in sequence, illustrative of the wonderful technologies behind the Clachnaharry railway swing bridge, locks and basin of the Caledonian Canal, Inverness, Scotland.

Class 158   158711  crossing the bridge.

 

D9000/55022 Royal Scots Grey hums eagerly as it draws the SRPS Kyle Crusader across the Caledonian Canal swing bridge at Clachnaharry. A windy day doesn't stop the birds singing in the background, listen for the clank clank clank as the engine crosses over the gaps in the track at the bridge. 47 804 is on the back of the train providing extra power.

 

 

Not a railway bridge, but one of my favourites.

Inverness, Scotland - crossing pretty Infirmary Bridge. Let's walk over this beautiful and historic bridge, built with cast iron in 1879 and which spans over the famous river Ness in Inverness, Scotland. Wonderful experience!! Inverness, meaning "Mouth of the River Ness" is a city in the Scottish Highlands. It is the administrative centre for the Highland council area, and is regarded as the capital of the Highlands of Scotland. There are several bridges in Inverness which cross the River Ness: the Ness Islands bridges; the Infirmary Bridge, built at Rose Street Foundry, Inverness 1879; Ness Bridge, constructed in 1961 replacing an earlier bridge which itself replaced a bridge of 1685 which collapsed during flooding in 1849. The 1685 bridge was sketched by J. M. W. Turner in 1831 and the sketch belongs to the Tate; Greig Street Bridge; Friar's Bridge; Waterloo Bridge; and the Railway Bridge, which is a steel bridge fabricated in 1989 to replace the earlier stone bridge which was swept away in floods in 1989. The Greig Street Bridge is a picturesque suspension bridge built in Inverness in 1881.

 

Thoughts & Peace to All who Require.

 

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Posted by GMTRacing on Friday, October 15, 2021 6:14 AM

Good Morning All,

   Good to see TF and Lion back. Now if Lion can get up to the train room that would be better yet. When I was recovering from vertigo I was able to get by with a walking stick - the walker was just too bulky to use in the shop.

   Still flat out in the shop and I have gotten very little done at home - just been tired when i get there. Here I think is the bridge we saw featured in New Zealand - I hadn't noticed the paved road leading from it before. 

  2017-02-13 19.41.17 by J.R. Mitchell, on Flickr" alt="Dunedin rail/road bridge" />

and another bridge further on 

  2017-02-13 19.42.34 by J.R. Mitchell, on Flickr" alt="Duneedin RR" />

Back to it - lots to do today. My best to all,   J.R.

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Posted by Water Level Route on Friday, October 15, 2021 8:44 AM

And it's good to see you back too JR.

Morning fellas.  I feel a little "talked out" from another thread, so I'll just say I hope everyone is doing well, and if not, are on their way to doing well.

Talk to you later.

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Friday, October 15, 2021 9:51 AM

Howdy .... 

I just used most of my very limited computer time posting in Weekend Photo Fun. 

It is good seeing each of you along with photos and videos of bridges and other things. 

Have a good day. 

GARRY

HEARTLAND DIVISION, CB&Q RR

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, October 15, 2021 10:06 AM

Good morning all. Chloe, I will have cream and sugar in my large coffee today.

I am now full-time at Home Depot. That did not take long. My first 40 hour week will be in November. It is only 8 hours more, but it opens up all the benefit options.

So much for retirement, but I really enjoy this job. I work with a bunch of "children", and that seems to be doing me a lot of good. They are a funny bunch.

-Kevin

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Posted by York1 on Friday, October 15, 2021 10:49 AM

Good morning.  Coffee!

It's good to hear from everyone.

Here is the BNSF West Memphis bridge reconstruction completed in 2018:

 

My kids say they want a cat for Christmas.  Normally I do a turkey but hey, if it'll make 'em happy ...

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Posted by Track fiddler on Friday, October 15, 2021 2:38 PM

Good afternoon

It looks like big boys playing with big toys John, I like that pictureYes

Good to hear you're busy JR. Yes  You're a talented guy that works hard for everything that you deserve as I can always tell by your postsYes  Always good to hear from you as well.

I don't even have to compliment about Garry anymore.  I always love when I see your layout Images because no one has to point out a master Craftsman.

 

Judy and I just got our brand new couch delivered today. 

I can graduate out of the bedroom into the living room when T-Rex snores too loud and sleep comfortably now because it's a full wide instead of a loveseat I threw in the trashLaugh

It looks great next to the layout don't you thinkWink

 

And get this, the couch is called the Enterprise, I was in a 6 week waiting list waiting for it and got it the day after Captain Kirk finally went up into spaceLaugh

 

 

 

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Posted by Track fiddler on Friday, October 15, 2021 6:31 PM

Good evening

After two years I'm out with my nephew bowling on a Friday night.

I understand this overpopulated ant hill thing but you have to live your life

 

 

 

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Posted by gmpullman on Friday, October 15, 2021 8:47 PM

BroadwayLion
Hint: GG1s used to pass through this town though not on this line.

Just a wild guess —

Manhattan Transfer? NJ Transit Newark?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manhattan_Transfer_station

Although those were mostly DD1s back then... note the third rail.

 GG1 4804 at Manhattan Transfer by Charles Warren, on Flickr

 The old H&M which is now mostly PATH.

 I think the signal is NJT.

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Posted by BATMAN on Friday, October 15, 2021 10:30 PM

Good evening diners from the Pacific Rim where we are expecting well in excess of 100mm of rain in the next 24 hours.

We got a new back door today, the dogs love it as they can see outside with ease.Laugh

Old.

 

New.

 

Love the Golden Videos, The wife spent three days at the dog show last weekend and our poor pup was exhausted. My daughter was home for thanksgiving and made cookies late one night. This guy was so tired from the show he didn't even wake up when she put a piece of cookie on his nose. He turned one year old on Oct 12th.

 

TF that couch looks mighty inviting, I am kind of beat as we drove into Vancouver to the Home show today, We also went for a really good lunch where we could watch the seaplanes come and go in the harbour and drink specialty beer. Great food as well. The home show was pretty lame but we chatted with a few vendors.

Yesterday we drove all the way into Vancouver and found parking in the convention centre where the Home Show was and the wife discovered she had forgotten her wallet. No ID means no entry in covid times, we could not even go for lunch. So we drove home, a three-hour round trip yesterday. 

For some reason my commentary was left out of my pic of The Loops pic so here is a rerun.

Lots of remnants from the CPRs original 1880s line through the Rockies and Selkirks still exist. Far beneath this spot (190 metres) are the 8km long Connaught tunnel built in 1916 and at 290 metres depth the 14.6km Mount MacDonald tunnel built in 1988.

Those trucks hitting low bridges always make me shake my head. I sat in on accident review panels for the Feds and had a couple of these come up. You really are not paying attention or doing your job as a driver when these happen. We always figured a rental 5-ton truck was the most dangerous vehicle on the road.Sigh

Good to see TF and Lion back in the diner, I have been spending lots of time in the trainroom the last few weeks.

Two or three more rides on the John Deere to vapourize the knee-deep dinner plate-sized maple leaves and that should be it. I am glad I do not have to rake them.

I am down a few pounds, which means I can eat and drink like a glutton this weekend.Dinner Pork has been at giveaway prices the last few weeks so the wife has been buying lots. I need prime rib for a change, a subtle suggestion to the boss usually gets what I need.Laugh

Also at the Loops a bridge that served well in its time.

Time for another glass of wine.

All the best to all.

 

 

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Saturday, October 16, 2021 1:16 AM

Earlier this week I shared a picture of the "Rail Crew" set from Malifaux games.

I bought a pack hoping that one or two of the figures could be used as a statue by my passenger station.

They arrived today, and... NOPE... Failure.

The figures have bionic/hydraulic arms and legs, and no eyes. They are definitely futuristic dystopian gaming figures and not suitable for the layout.

Oh well.

-Kevin

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Posted by NorthBrit on Saturday, October 16, 2021 6:24 AM

Good morning Diners.   A jug of coffee please  and leave it on the table,  Janie.

TF.   That couch looks real comfy.

Kevin.   Culd the figures been facing another direction,  so not to see the face?

 

How the Bogibeel Road/Rail Bridge  in India is to be built.

 

Beipanjiang Railway Bridge, Shuibai,  China.

235m span,275m high,it is the highest railway bridge in the world from 2001-2015:

Pamban Bridge is a railway bridge which connects the town of Mandapam in mainland India with Pamban Island, and Rameswaram. Opened on 24 February 1914, it was India's first sea bridge, and was the longest sea bridge in India until the opening of the Bandra-Worli Sea Link in 2010. 

Thoughts & Peace to All who Require.

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Saturday, October 16, 2021 11:07 AM

NorthBrit
Kevin. Could the figures been facing another direction,  so not to see the face?

There is too much wrong other than the faces. I might be able to take enough "human" limbs from three figures and make one useable as a statue, or I could use Green Stuff to sculpt flesh over the exposed "Terminator" skeleton bits.

All-in-all this would be more work than I will be willing to put into this. Hopefully a figure more suited to be a railroad statue will come along.

-Kevin

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Posted by York1 on Saturday, October 16, 2021 11:40 AM

Good morning, diners.  Bacon, eggs, and black coffee, please.

Kevin, I hope the 7½ million year comment was not an insult.  It's the only number besides 42 that I know from that.

We got frost this morning, so I decided that it was a good day to make our favorite New Orleans dish -- red beans and rice.  I mixed up all the onions, green onions, garlic, sausage, and red beans this morning and it will cook all day.  The house will smell for days.

This Rock Island bridge is still standing, but there is no track left, and it's difficult to even see the old roadbed.  The bridge is the only way to tell there was ever a railroad there.  It's on the south side of Lincoln.

In 1894, someone pried out the spikes and moved the rail enough that a train derailed on the old bridge.  At that time, the trestle was 400 feet long and was 40 feet high above the creek.

The locomotive and the two passenger cars crashed off the bridge.  The locomotive, cars, and bridge all burned, with eleven deaths.

 

I hope everyone has a good Saturday.  Thoughts are will all of you who may have health issues.

My kids say they want a cat for Christmas.  Normally I do a turkey but hey, if it'll make 'em happy ...

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Saturday, October 16, 2021 12:16 PM

York1
Kevin, I hope the 7½ million year comment was not an insult.  It's the only number besides 42 that I know from that.

That was hilarious!

Bow

-Kevin

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Posted by gmpullman on Saturday, October 16, 2021 8:51 PM

 

Saturday night and the joint's dead in here!  Jukebox unplugged, bar closed — what gives?


 

 N. Y. Connecting Railroad, Hell Gate Bridge by Edmund, on Flickr

One of my favorite bridges, Hell Gate on the old New Haven, here seen with a toaster, or Swedish Meatball and a string of Amfleets:

 1983: Hell Gate Bridge, New York by Center for Railroad Photography & Art, on Flickr

Fall is officially here as we just finished our first clam bake put on by the Hambden Fire Department. Chewy, rubbery clams with just a hint of sand. Just the way I always remember them. Ick!

Beer was good, though BeerBig Smile

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Sunday, October 17, 2021 1:06 AM

gmpullman
Saturday night and the joint's dead in here!  Jukebox unplugged, bar closed — what gives?

I was working. Got home just in time for dinner then Saturday Night Live.

Now I am relaxing.

-Kevin

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