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Posted by howmus on Monday, May 15, 2023 6:31 PM

BATMAN
Did 7.86km with two of the dogs before I went and got the mulch.

Got Ya Beat Batman!  I put in 5.33 Miles (8.5778km) today and I got 10 years on ya!  Ok, ok, that took me all day and I didn't run up any mountains...  But it still ain't bad for an old Gezzer like me! WinkWinkConfused  Did a full 5k over at the Fieldhouse this morning.

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Posted by gmpullman on Monday, May 15, 2023 9:14 PM

For the folks who aren't keen on weathering:

 

 They’re shiny and new only once by Mike Danneman, on Flickr

I finally got around to changing the oil and filter on my Chevy Colorado today. If GM could find a more cramped and awkward spot to place the filter housing I'd be impressed. I'd be willing to bet any of those quick-lube joints don't even bother with the filter and with the new-type where you just replace the paper element there wouldn't be any outward appearance that it was really changed. 

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Posted by NorthBrit on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 5:32 AM

Good morning Diners.  A large coffee please, Chloe.

I see W.C. Fields is in the Diner.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOHGr8r5Cs4&ab_channel=KovacsCorner

 

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Posted by "JaBear" on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 5:33 AM

gmpullman
For the folks who aren't keen on weathering:

Almost as shiny!
 
 Ja 1275 by Bear, on Flickr
JA1275 reversing on to the turntable at Te Kuiti, on a very wet spring day. Still was a lot of fun.
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Posted by York1 on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 9:06 AM

Good morning, everyone.

The layout hasn't gotten much attention lately.  It seems like Spring brings all kinds of distractions.  Maybe later today I can turn my attention to the new layout chemical plant being built.

I haven't been to this site, but the Cheyenne, Wyoming, Union Pacific roundhouse looks interesting:

 

Have a great day, everyone.

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 11:22 AM

The World Is A Beautiful Place

-Photograph by Kevin Parson

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Hello! Chloe, please bring me a bowl of split pea soup and a pile of saltines.

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Last night at work we did not have a freight truck. That was the first time since Hurricane Ian we have not had a truck to unload. We normally received 4-5 trucks per week. Since Ian it has been 1-3 every day.

Hopefully we can start getting the store cleaned up now.

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Posted by BATMAN on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 1:09 PM

howmus

 

 
BATMAN
Did 7.86km with two of the dogs before I went and got the mulch.

 

Got Ya Beat Batman!  I put in 5.33 Miles (8.5778km) today and I got 10 years on ya!  Ok, ok, that took me all day and I didn't run up any mountains...  But it still ain't bad for an old Gezzer like me! WinkWinkConfused  Did a full 5k over at the Fieldhouse this morning.

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LaughOK old man, not to be outdone,Pirate today I did 11.26km in 1:51. It is a little cooler today so my HR at the top of the 147 metre climb was 142BPM, yesterday in the heat it was 163BPM. Burned 940 calories on the jaunt. I feel like a million bucks.

Now to finish off the bark mulch which will wring another 1000 calories out of me. I see a big steak in my future. The wife looks at how many calories I burned on the computer and pulls the appropriate size out of the fridge for dinner. She is at the butcher as I type.

Hope to run a train later, the train room is nice and cool.

All the best to all.

This is a round-something.Laugh

 

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Posted by howmus on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 1:33 PM

BATMAN
OK old man, not to be outdone,Pirate today I did 11.26km in 1:51. It is a little cooler today so my HR at the top of the 147 metre climb was 142BPM, yesterday in the heat it was 163BPM. Burned 940 calories on the jaunt. I feel like a million bucks.

Ya know, I ain't even in the same class!  Smile, Wink & Grin

Just got home from meeting with the councilors over at the High School about this year's MLK Scholarship applicants.  Looks like we have some great kids applying and it is likely that all 7 will get a scholarship from us.

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Posted by BATMAN on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 2:10 PM

howmus
Ya know, I ain't even in the same class! 

I just hope I am still able to keep up the pace as the years pass. I will be quite happy if I am doing what you are doing when I am your age.Yes

I just remembered I have to take the Toyota in for a new windshield tomorrow, it is just two years old and we were attacked by a boulder. I saw it coming and swerved but it just caught the edge of the glass.Grumpy Twin cracks across a corner.

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Posted by up831 on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 6:41 PM

Hi Everyone,

Brunhilda, coffee with cream, please.

Had a wonderful Mother's Day a couple of days ago.  Went over to the kids' house and had absolutely delicious rib eye steaks.  I would guess they were about 1 1/4" thick (3 cm) and my son grilled them to perfection.  Sorry no pictures. We ate all the evidence.  We had the granddaughters make some signs for Mama's garden.  We had gotten some pressed wood hearts about 3" big and then got some paint stir sticks from a box store.  The youngest painted the hearts with fun colors like pumpkin, bubble gum, and wasabi.  Then the older lettered them with markers.  Grandpa painted the sticks and glued them together.  They turned out well.  My wife acquired 5 bracelets. I got one, my wife got herself another, then she got a free bangle.  Then, the kids got her one and another free bangle.  I'd say she cleaned up.

Brent:  That drive in picture is fascinating.  The car pulls in the parking Y give their order either through a speaker system or select on the little carts.  The cart goes in to the store and comes back out with the order.  One would think that they'd save money by not having to hire car hops, but that much mechanical stuff I'm sure proved to be a real maintenance headache. The picture looks to me to be Southern California with the vegetation in the background.  But, I imagine it's Vancouver.  For all I know it could be Yellowknife.  Anyway, neat idea.

Less is more,...more or less!

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Posted by howmus on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 7:02 PM

BATMAN
I just hope I am still able to keep up the pace as the years pass. I will be quite happy if I am doing what you are doing when I am your age.Yes

Thanks Brent!  My hero at the moment is a retired Doctor here in Geneva.  He just ran in a local 5k and Came in 3rd. place in his class, he told me.  He is an older gent so I would think he was in the oldest group (75 and older???)  Oh yeah, he is 92 years old at the moment!  He comes over to the field house several days a week to run.  (He is the only guy who is running that I can catch and lap...).  The thing that brings a smile to my face is that every few laps he runs over to his 90+ year old wife, holds out his hand which she takes, and they walk a couple laps together!  They are the nicest couple as well.  I get chills watching the two of them together!  Still in love!!!!!

I have a walking "date" with a beautiful woman I like a lot this Thursday.  We are going to walk the path at the head waters of Seneca Lake and then have lunch together!  She is a year younger than me and keeps herself in great condition!

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Posted by gmpullman on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 9:26 PM

Meanwhile — back in Toronto:

 CP, Toronto, Ontario, 1958 by Center for Railroad Photography & Art, on Flickr


 CP, Toronto, Ontario, 1958 by Center for Railroad Photography & Art, on Flickr

I find it unusual that the rails are set on to the floor and not embedded in the concrete.


 CN, Toronto, Ontario, 1958 by Center for Railroad Photography & Art, on Flickr

There's activity in the pit.

Cheers, Ed

 

 

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Posted by BATMAN on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 10:35 PM

Good evening from the land of perfect. A stunning evening tonight as it will be for the next four months. All the doors and windows will be open until then.

up831
Brent:  That drive in picture is fascinating.

Jim, that drive-in is in Los Angeles in 1948. I see a lot of wasted real estate in that photo. I wonder how long the place stayed open.

Ray, love the story about the Doc. When I was three or four years old and started going out to play, five of us became friends for life from that young age. Now well into our sixties we all still talk on a regular basis (weekly or more) We all played sports together growing up be it hockey or baseball or basketball at school. We are all still in excellent condition. Two of us moved away from where we grew up but the other three still ride and hike together a couple of times a week, I wished I was close enough to join them.

On another site, I started reading about the history of piano manufacturing. When television really took hold in the 1960s the piano makers started going out of business as people stopped making music and became couch potatoes. Music is an extraordinary way to exercise that thing in our skull called the brain. So TV shrinks the brain and expands the gut. 

My wife cooked me an 18oz rib steak tonight with a huge salad and a few sweet potato fries cooked in the air fryer. Added up to about 1500 calories. That is less than half of what I burned today, it was the same yesterday so I will be returning to the kitchen shortly.Laugh

Cool pics of Toronto Ed. Here are some of the Vancouver RH, the tracks seem imbedded in one photo and partially imbedded in the other.Hmm

 

It is 2030 hrs, think I'll take a dog and wander up the road and see who is sitting out enjoying the night, maybe I can score a beer or two.Laugh

Brent

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Wednesday, May 17, 2023 12:57 AM

up831
Went over to the kids' house and had absolutely delicious rib eye steaks.  I would guess they were about 1 1/4" thick (3 cm) and my son grilled them to perfection.  Sorry no pictures. We ate all the evidence.

That sounds like a great time.

I am going to Orlando at the end of the week. I will see my youngest daughter and stop into my second favorite steak house in Florida.

I can't wait.

-Kevin

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Posted by "JaBear" on Wednesday, May 17, 2023 5:34 AM
Gidday Chloe, all this talk of grilled beef got to my taste buds, so tonight I cooked a stuffed rolled rib roast with roast spuds, kumara, Yorkshire puds, steamed vegetables, pan gravy and hot English mustard. Had some friends around, good kai, good time!
 
The rear of the roundhouse seems to have been a popular place to have taken photos.
 

“Roast beef, medium, is not only a food. It is a philosophy.” -Edna Ferber

Thoughts and Best Wishes to All that need them. Kia Kaha.
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Posted by SeeYou190 on Wednesday, May 17, 2023 9:36 AM

The World Is A Beautiful Place

-Photograph by Kevin Parson

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Good morning everyone. Chloe, just start me out with a black coffee please. I will decide what to get from the kitchen in a few minutes.

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I killed a black widow in the mailbox today. It had been a couple of years since I had seen one anywhere around the house. Need to keep an eye out now.

There is a final eviction notice on the house across the street declaring that all residents must vacate the premises by the eighteenth. The people that lived there left the house on April first.

I wonder if the landlord went through the eviction process just to ruin their rental history. That seems cruel.

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Posted by BATMAN on Wednesday, May 17, 2023 12:45 PM

Good morning from the spectacular West Coast. We may get a bit of smoke showing up later today as Alberta and BC are burning up already, in fact, I can just smell a bit now.

SeeYou190
I wonder if the landlord went through the eviction process just to ruin their rental history. That seems cruel.

Having been a landlord I would bet the eviction process started long before they left. Once the money is spent on that process you don't stop. I always had great relationships with my tenants over the eighteen years I own rental properties, all but two and they left as soon as I started the process as they were not the people I had rented the place to in the first place. The regulations are a lot different now, I haven't owned rental property for 28 years.

I dropped the Toyota off for its new windshield, they said they need it all day as they have to calibrate the camera and sensors. Hope they do a good job as I don't want to be driven off a cliff.Laugh I only pay the deductible but I am wondering what the total bill will be now there are sensors involved.

Time for a scoot with a mutt. I am only going to do 5km today, then cut the grass and hit the truck with the pressure washer.

All the best to all.

 

I kinda liked it before it changed.Laugh

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Posted by York1 on Wednesday, May 17, 2023 12:46 PM

Good afternoon, diners.

I'm writing from a dark room in our house.  I just got back from the eye doctor, and my eyes are dilated.  I don't think I would even need a flashlight if I was in a dark cave -- I can see in the dark!

I thought this week was going to be a quiet, easy week.  My wife had other thoughts.  She wants a wall in the dining room changed, with some wood panels on one wall.  To her, it is simple -- just glue boards to a wall.  To me, I see outlets and a light switch that will have to be adjusted to the extra 3/8 inch depth.  Other things also have to be dealt with.

My easy week has seemed to evaporate.

 

This is the old AT & SF roundhouse in Las Vegas, New Mexico.  I didn't even know there was a Las Vegas in NM.

 

 

Have a good Wednesday.

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Posted by BATMAN on Wednesday, May 17, 2023 8:51 PM

When did I ever have time to work?

Cheers to my fellow diners.

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Posted by Track fiddler on Wednesday, May 17, 2023 9:15 PM

Here Here!  Cheers to ya!

Sometimes, a beautiful day of Wednesday, is just as good as a Saturday, ...when the guys get together, and the hens cluck.

A handful of friends and lots-a laughsLaugh  It's the memories my FriendsPirate

 

 

That's a blue sky at Cowboys in the picture above, but the Alberta and Saskatchewan haze has been hanging here.  Can Only Imagine how it is up there.

 

Hope they get some rain where it's neededStorm...Yes

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Wednesday, May 17, 2023 9:56 PM

Going to Orlando tomorrow to see Baby/Baby daughter! I am going to eat steak and enjoy the company.

Someone else will need to start Weekend Photo Fun this weekend.

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Posted by Track fiddler on Wednesday, May 17, 2023 10:02 PM

Well, good to see you too Kevin!  Sounds fun.  Had lunch with my oldest Daughter on Tuesday.

I'd be happy to host WPF this weekend.  Even though my condo rehab is getting a little stormyLaugh

Kidding, it ain't that bad.  Just a little sorer at night than in my twentiesTongue Tied

 

 

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Posted by hon30critter on Wednesday, May 17, 2023 11:28 PM

Dianne and I just got back from spending a couple of days visiting friends who were camping at the Pinery Provincial Park on Lake Huron in Ontario. We haven't been able to camp for several years thanks to my back problems so it was really nice to sit by the fire and let everyone else do all the work!Smile, Wink & Grin

We didn't stay overnight in the park. Instead we rented a very nice B&B close by. Our hosts, Lorri and Scott, went out of their way to make sure we had a good time. Dianne had told them that it was our birthdays (mine is on May 14 and Dianne's is on May 15) so, instead of plain orange juice for breakfast, they popped open a bottle of Prosecco and served us mamosas (sp?)

The highlight of the trip was when one of our very artistic friends presented me with a fabulous water colour painting of the view from our old cottage in northern Ontario. I'll post a picture of it once we get it hung, but it might possibly be the best gift that I have ever received!! The cottage was sold a couple of years ago because I could no longer maintain it so now I have a superb memento of all the good times we had there.

Cheers!!

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Posted by "JaBear" on Thursday, May 18, 2023 5:20 AM
A Jack Delano rear of roundhouse photo.
 
 
A larger image may be seen here…
 
 
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Posted by Track fiddler on Thursday, May 18, 2023 6:55 AM

Good morning

Happy belated birthday to you and your wife Dave.  Glad you two had a good time on your get-a-waySmile

 

And one for bowler hat guySmile, Wink & Grin

 

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Posted by York1 on Thursday, May 18, 2023 11:16 AM

It's still morning here for the next 45 minutes, so I'll have bacon and eggs, please.

Happy birthday, Dave.  It sounds like you had a great time.

The New Orleans Public Belt Railroad runs all the tracks and trains for the Port of New Orleans.  It also owns the Huey Long Bridge, a railroad and highway bridge across the Mississippi.

Their old roundhouse is still used by the railroad, but from the backside which is on a public street, it doesn't look like an old railroad structure.

 

The Huey Long Bridge being built in the 1930s:

 

 

The roundhouse is on the left side behind the row of palm trees:

 

The streetside 'back' of the roundhouse:

 

Hope everyone is doing well.

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Posted by Track fiddler on Thursday, May 18, 2023 12:49 PM

Good afternoon

Cool bridge John.  Have always loved seeing bridge construction like that. Fastenating.

Change of plans, it's looking like Judy wants to go out of town again this weekend.  Doesn't look like I'll be starting out WPF on Friday if anyone wants to take care of it.

 

Have a great rest of your day everyone.

 

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Posted by gmpullman on Thursday, May 18, 2023 2:21 PM

Track fiddler
Doesn't look like I'll be starting out WPF on Friday if anyone wants to take care of it.

Maybe I can put on my bowler hat and 'git 'er done' TF! Have fun on your getaway Pirate

This looks more like a loco display at a hobby shop!

 Conway Variety by Doug Lilly, on Flickr

Got Roof?

 Fixer-Upper by Jerry Jordak, on Flickr

Maybe the boys wanted a little more sunshine to work in...

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Posted by BATMAN on Thursday, May 18, 2023 4:14 PM

Afternoon all from the stunning West Coast where it is 25c.

Yesterday I had our Toyota in for a new windshield and on the way home from picking it up it told me we had a leaky tire. I made it home and decided to go have dinner and deal with it today. The tire had lost 12 lbs overnight and I found a fastener of some sort in it so I called Toyota and they said to bring it over and they could fix it today if I could leave it, so I pumped it up and dropped it off at Toyota and walked/ran home 14.5km/9 miles. Made pretty good time considering the heat. My Queen had estimated my time of arrival and handed me this mocha iced coffee when I came in the door.Big Smile The tire repair is under warranty. The wife offered to come get me but I said I needed the exercise.WhistlingLaugh

Happy Birthday Dave and Dianne. I wish I still had a summer cottage to go to, maybe someday.

My neighbour emailed and asked if I can come take the front wheel off his tractor as he has a flat tire. He has been battling Parkinson's and his days of looking after his acres are dwindling. I am glad to help.

The wife also told me she has booked a week at a 5-star resort in Mexico in November, sounds good to me, but come to think about it she didn't say she was taking me.Laugh I may just play that one up a bit.Mischief

Time to head down the road to the neighbours.

All the best to all.

1889 North Bend

 

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Posted by BigDaddy on Thursday, May 18, 2023 5:27 PM

Bret 9 miles, I'm impressed.  I would have thrown my bike in the car and rode that home, but I haven't been on the bike since I had my heart valve replaced.  I did go to a demonstration of electric bikes.  If I had a decent place to ride, away from people in cars texting on their phones I would get one.

TF I was at that turntable.  I don't know if they had kids working that day but the turntable did 4 or 5 360's and 3 or 4 times faster than that video.  It was rediculously fast.

My nextdoor neighbor noticed a puddle between our yards.  There is a fire hydrant on the property line and our water meters are on either side.  The county came out to look at it last week.  His water meter had water in the bottom.  They pumped it out.   Water is still coming out of the ground.  The put flags in a big square around the fire hydrant today.  I hope they aren't going to dig all that out.

Henry

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