Trains.com

Subscriber & Member Login

Login, or register today to interact in our online community, comment on articles, receive our newsletter, manage your account online and more!

Jefferys Track Side Diner for July 2022 Locked

15285 views
435 replies
1 rating 2 rating 3 rating 4 rating 5 rating
  • Member since
    July 2006
  • From: Bradford, Ontario
  • 14,228 posts
Jefferys Track Side Diner for July 2022
Posted by hon30critter on Friday, July 1, 2022 12:35 AM

 

Hello everyone!!

Welcome to Jefferys Diner for July, 2022!

Last month we became virtual honourary Newfoundlanders. I hope you have been able to get the taste off of your lips after kissing the cod. I'm sure thr Newfie Screech helped with that.

We have had several suggestions regarding where to take the Diner for July. California was suggested first by John (York1), and Paul (Lazers) suggested visiting short lines regardless of the location. There were a couple of votes for those. Recently Jim (up831) suggested the grain operations around Kansas City. Let's hear some votes for which location or theme you like the best.

Cheers!!

Dave

I'm just a dude with a bad back having a lot of fun with model trains, and finally building a layout!

  • Member since
    January 2017
  • From: Southern Florida Gulf Coast
  • 15,875 posts
Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, July 1, 2022 1:07 AM

Thank you for setting up the new diner location Dave.

California sounds good to me.

The World Is A Beautiful Place

-Photograph by Kevin Parson

The picture was taken in Joshua Tree National Park in California.

-Kevin

Living the dream and happily modeling my STRATTON AND GILLETTE Railroad in HO scale. The SGRR is a freelanced Class A railroad as it would have appeared on Tuesday, August 3rd, 1954, in my personal fantasy world of plausible nonsense.

  • Member since
    August 2011
  • From: A Comfy Cave, New Zealand
  • 5,299 posts
Posted by "JaBear" on Friday, July 1, 2022 6:38 AM
Gidday Chloe, a mug of hot chocolate, please. I see we’re spoilt for choice as to were to park the Diner!
 
To be fair, I’m not bothered which in order we visit the nominated places, because on the bright side we now have three months’ worth of interesting stuff to look forward too!
 
Tiger Country by Bear, on Flickr
TC1 by Bear, on Flickr
 
Thoughts and Best Wishes to All that need them. Kia Kaha.
Cheers, the Bear.Smile

"One difference between pessimists and optimists is that while pessimists are more often right, optimists have far more fun."

  • Member since
    February 2015
  • From: Ludington, MI
  • 1,222 posts
Posted by Water Level Route on Friday, July 1, 2022 7:56 AM

Good Morning Diners!  I'm off to the chiropractor in a moment, then to the meat market, and then.....only what I want to do.  It's my birthday, so no work as far as I'm concerned.  No opinion on where the diner goes either.  You guys decide.  It can be your present to me. Laugh

 Manistee Sunset by Michael, on Flickr

 

Mike

  • Member since
    July 2006
  • From: Bradford, Ontario
  • 14,228 posts
Posted by hon30critter on Friday, July 1, 2022 8:56 AM

Happy Birthday Mike!!

Happy B-Day

I hope you absolutely spoil yourself, or better yet, get someone to do it for you!

Cheers!!

Dave

I'm just a dude with a bad back having a lot of fun with model trains, and finally building a layout!

  • Member since
    February 2018
  • From: Flyover Country
  • 4,256 posts
Posted by York1 on Friday, July 1, 2022 9:16 AM

Good morning, everyone.

I have a busy day, so I'll check into the diner later.

Dave, thanks for your work moving us.  I had thought we were doing short line RRs, but California is neat, too.

Maybe a coin flip will do it!

Happy birthday, Mike!

Talk to everyone later.

York1 John       

  • Member since
    January 2021
  • 212 posts
Posted by Attuvian1 on Friday, July 1, 2022 11:46 AM

Happy Birthday, Mike!!  Tip back a Faygo. 

John

  • Member since
    January 2017
  • From: Southern Florida Gulf Coast
  • 15,875 posts
Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, July 1, 2022 12:32 PM

Well, If we can't decide between Short Lines and California, why not just do Kansas Grain as UP suggested... then we have two more months of diner locations already in the queue.

-Kevin

Living the dream and happily modeling my STRATTON AND GILLETTE Railroad in HO scale. The SGRR is a freelanced Class A railroad as it would have appeared on Tuesday, August 3rd, 1954, in my personal fantasy world of plausible nonsense.

  • Member since
    July 2006
  • From: 4610 Metre's North of the Fortyninth on the left coast of Canada
  • 8,511 posts
Posted by BATMAN on Friday, July 1, 2022 1:43 PM

Happy Canada Day!

This won't be on Youtube for long.

Brent

It's not the age honey, it's the mileage.

https://www.youtube.com/user/BATTRAIN1/videos 

You can never ever out-train poor nutrition.

  • Member since
    January 2010
  • From: Currently in Chicago area
  • 655 posts
Posted by up831 on Friday, July 1, 2022 1:48 PM

Hi Everyone,

Thanks Dave for starting the diner.  I think iPads are limited in what we can do on here.

Well, let me see if I can prod this along a bit.

 https://youtube.com/watch?v=8gPF4L5NP34&feature=share

Anyway, wheat harvest in Kansas is wrapping up now.  I'll have more to say later.

Less is more,...more or less!

Jim (with a nod to Mies Van Der Rohe)

  • Member since
    January 2017
  • From: Southern Florida Gulf Coast
  • 15,875 posts
Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, July 1, 2022 2:03 PM

KANSAS!

It's like Arkansas, but without the "AAHHHRRRRR", so pirates can't find it.

-Kevin

Living the dream and happily modeling my STRATTON AND GILLETTE Railroad in HO scale. The SGRR is a freelanced Class A railroad as it would have appeared on Tuesday, August 3rd, 1954, in my personal fantasy world of plausible nonsense.

  • Member since
    August 2003
  • From: Collinwood, Ohio, USA
  • 14,424 posts
Posted by gmpullman on Friday, July 1, 2022 7:40 PM

Who says there arent any great deals anymore?

 

 CnEI_July-4 by Edmund, on Flickr

Happy Canada Day to those in parts up north!

 Canada by Edmund, on Flickr

Cheers, Ed

  • Member since
    July 2006
  • From: Bradford, Ontario
  • 14,228 posts
Posted by hon30critter on Friday, July 1, 2022 7:42 PM

Regarding the July Diner location, there doesn't seem to be a strong concensus regarding any of the locations, so I'm going to suggest that we do the locations in the order in which they were suggested. That would put California first, short lines second and Kansas third.

Unless someone strongly objects, I think we should start in California. We can do short lines in August and Kansas in September.

Would anyone care to start with some California railroading?

Cheers!!

Dave

I'm just a dude with a bad back having a lot of fun with model trains, and finally building a layout!

  • Member since
    August 2003
  • From: Collinwood, Ohio, USA
  • 14,424 posts
Posted by gmpullman on Friday, July 1, 2022 8:20 PM

 

— And here's our diner in Sunny Cali-Forn-I-A:

 UP_Diner by Edmund, on Flickr

It's not too late to order dinner:

 

https://www.yelp.com/biz/carneys-sunset-strip-los-angeles-2

 You won't see a sight like this anytime soon!

LAUPT 50th Anniversary.

Cheers, Ed

  • Member since
    January 2017
  • From: Southern Florida Gulf Coast
  • 15,875 posts
Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, July 1, 2022 8:23 PM

hon30critter
Would anyone care to start with some California railroading?

OK... This is the best I can do... An American 4-4-0 in the California State Railroad Museum:

-Photograph by Kevin Parson

I did not take many train pictures when I was in California. I was too busy seeing everything else that was so amazingly beautiful.

-Kevin

Living the dream and happily modeling my STRATTON AND GILLETTE Railroad in HO scale. The SGRR is a freelanced Class A railroad as it would have appeared on Tuesday, August 3rd, 1954, in my personal fantasy world of plausible nonsense.

  • Member since
    August 2003
  • From: Collinwood, Ohio, USA
  • 14,424 posts
Posted by gmpullman on Friday, July 1, 2022 8:31 PM

SeeYou190
I did not take many train pictures when I was in California.

I was there in 2003 and shot a little video:

Enjoy, Ed

  • Member since
    January 2017
  • From: Southern Florida Gulf Coast
  • 15,875 posts
Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, July 1, 2022 8:32 PM

California is simply incredible.

We need RR Mel, HO-Velo, and other non-diner-regulars to help us out.

-Kevin

Living the dream and happily modeling my STRATTON AND GILLETTE Railroad in HO scale. The SGRR is a freelanced Class A railroad as it would have appeared on Tuesday, August 3rd, 1954, in my personal fantasy world of plausible nonsense.

  • Member since
    February 2018
  • From: Flyover Country
  • 4,256 posts
Posted by York1 on Friday, July 1, 2022 8:51 PM

Good evening, diners.  It's another warm evening outside, so it's time for a big bowl of ice cream.

Kevin, that's a good point.  Maybe we can convince some forum posters from California who don't normally eat at the diner to join us.

Fifty years ago some college friends and I took a winter break trip to California.  Not sure if I really thought the sea would part:

 

One of the great stations, this is Union Station in Los Angeles.  It served Union Pacific, Southern Pacific, and Santa Fe:

 

Have a good evening, everyone.

York1 John       

  • Member since
    August 2007
  • 1,838 posts
Posted by CNCharlie on Friday, July 1, 2022 10:06 PM

Good Evening,

Hope all my fellow Canucks had a good Canada Day.  It was nice here but only about 70F. Did a pork tenderloin on the grill. Was really good. 

California sounds nice. I was there once, in 1995 for 4 days in November.  We visted San Fransisco.  

Nothing much new here.

CN Charlie

  • Member since
    June 2002
  • 466 posts
Posted by drgwcs on Friday, July 1, 2022 11:04 PM

SeeYou190

KANSAS!

It's like Arkansas, but without the "AAHHHRRRRR", so pirates can't find it.

-Kevin

 

Fun fact we heard from when our club in OK used to go to a meet in Arkansas City Kansas. It is illegal in Kansas to pronounce either the river or Arkansas City as "Arkansaw" conversely it is illegal in Arkansas to pronounce the state as "ArKansas" Anyhow on to CalIFornIA....wait that's not right either. 

Jim

  • Member since
    January 2017
  • From: Southern Florida Gulf Coast
  • 15,875 posts
Posted by SeeYou190 on Saturday, July 2, 2022 2:52 AM

The World Is A Beautiful Place

-Photograph by Kevin Parson

Time for bed. I have had a very good day, and I am looking forward to tomorrow.

-Kevin

Living the dream and happily modeling my STRATTON AND GILLETTE Railroad in HO scale. The SGRR is a freelanced Class A railroad as it would have appeared on Tuesday, August 3rd, 1954, in my personal fantasy world of plausible nonsense.

  • Member since
    August 2011
  • From: A Comfy Cave, New Zealand
  • 5,299 posts
Posted by "JaBear" on Saturday, July 2, 2022 6:25 AM

Cali by Bear, on Flickr

 

Thoughts and Beat Wishes to All that need them. Kia Kaha.
Cheers, the Bear.Smile

"One difference between pessimists and optimists is that while pessimists are more often right, optimists have far more fun."

  • Member since
    February 2018
  • From: Flyover Country
  • 4,256 posts
Posted by York1 on Saturday, July 2, 2022 10:50 AM

Good morning, diners.  California dreaming.

When I was a kid, quite a few uncles, aunts, and cousins moved to California -- everything seemed better there.

Now, some of them want to leave.

The Capitol Corridor is a passenger line running between San Jose and Placer County.  This is the Davis station, one of the stops on the line.

 

I'm staying in the layout room today.  It's hot and humid outside.

Have a great day, everyone.

York1 John       

  • Member since
    January 2017
  • From: Southern Florida Gulf Coast
  • 15,875 posts
Posted by SeeYou190 on Saturday, July 2, 2022 12:07 PM

York1
Now, some of them want to leave.

We are losing our retirees at an alarming rate. It used to be "the thing" to retire to Florida. Now very few new retirees are moving here. No where near enough to replace the ones we lose due to normal attrition.

Some of the retirees that are here are leaving, and many of the seasonal retirees are selling their "Winter Homes" and just enduring the Winters back at home.

Maybe today's elderly are better at handling cold weather?

-Kevin

Living the dream and happily modeling my STRATTON AND GILLETTE Railroad in HO scale. The SGRR is a freelanced Class A railroad as it would have appeared on Tuesday, August 3rd, 1954, in my personal fantasy world of plausible nonsense.

  • Member since
    January 2021
  • 212 posts
Posted by Attuvian1 on Saturday, July 2, 2022 12:30 PM

SeeYou190

Maybe today's elderly are better at handling cold weather?

-Kevin

 
Not so, Kevin.
 
Long before I was old I came out to Oregon from Michigan to attend grad school.  Never minded Michigan winters, even below zero.  Was out here for a year and a half before I went back for Christmas.  Promptly froze to death!  Amazed at how quickly I got declimatized.  Has only gotten worse with age, though.
 
As for dealing with extremes, folks chuckle when I remind them that if it gets cold, you can always put more on.  But if it gets hot, you can only take so much off!  It may get a laugh, but no sympathy.
 
I can no longer deal with extremes of all sorts.  Laugh
 
John
  • Member since
    August 2003
  • From: Collinwood, Ohio, USA
  • 14,424 posts
Posted by gmpullman on Saturday, July 2, 2022 4:01 PM

Near Pinole, California:

 

 SP_Extra6051_4-27-85 by Edmund, on Flickr


 

 Sunset Limited by Edmund, on Flickr

Cheers, Ed

  • Member since
    January 2017
  • From: Southern Florida Gulf Coast
  • 15,875 posts
Posted by SeeYou190 on Saturday, July 2, 2022 10:04 PM

Just had a great surprise on the way home. I have been craving a good BLT, so I stopped at Publix for the ingrediants.

Smithfield Bacon was $5.00 per pound, buy-one-get-one-free! Yes! $2.50 per pound of bacon. This is great news.

I am eating a BLT, and I am so happy.

-Kevin

Living the dream and happily modeling my STRATTON AND GILLETTE Railroad in HO scale. The SGRR is a freelanced Class A railroad as it would have appeared on Tuesday, August 3rd, 1954, in my personal fantasy world of plausible nonsense.

  • Member since
    February 2018
  • From: Flyover Country
  • 4,256 posts
Posted by York1 on Saturday, July 2, 2022 10:19 PM

I guess we need a Publix store here along with Smithfield Bacon.  I'm still paying over $8.00 a pound for bacon here.  Of course, we live in a small town with a small grocery store.  Everything costs more than bigger cities' grocery stores.

Star Trek is on, and then time for bed.

York1 John       

  • Member since
    August 2003
  • From: Collinwood, Ohio, USA
  • 14,424 posts
Posted by gmpullman on Sunday, July 3, 2022 4:25 AM

California —

 

 WP_CZ by Edmund, on Flickr

 CZ_domes by Edmund, on Flickr

Regards, Ed

  • Member since
    August 2011
  • From: A Comfy Cave, New Zealand
  • 5,299 posts
Posted by "JaBear" on Sunday, July 3, 2022 4:40 AM

SP by Bear, on Flickr
 
Thoughts and Best Wishes to All that need them. Kia Kaha.
Cheers, the Bear.Smile

"One difference between pessimists and optimists is that while pessimists are more often right, optimists have far more fun."

Subscriber & Member Login

Login, or register today to interact in our online community, comment on articles, receive our newsletter, manage your account online and more!

Search the Community

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
Model Railroader Newsletter See all
Sign up for our FREE e-newsletter and get model railroad news in your inbox!