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Jeffreys Track Side Diner for July 2023
Posted by hon30critter on Friday, June 30, 2023 9:27 PM

Hello everyone and WELCOME to Jeffreys Track Side Diner for July 2023!

I hope that you are all having an enjoyable summer. For July I thought it might be interesting to visit some machine shops and repair facilities so let's get started.

 

 

 

Cheers!!

Dave

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, June 30, 2023 9:35 PM

hon30critter
For July I thought it might be interesting to visit some machine shops and repair facilities so let's get started.

Here is a picture I took in the backshops at the North Carolina Transportation Musem.

-Photograph by Kevin Parson

I might have one or two more to contribute.

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Posted by BATMAN on Friday, June 30, 2023 10:12 PM

Thanks for getting us started Dave, I think I'll have a few pics to contribute.

HAPPY CANADA DAY!

If ya got lemons, make lemonade. Wienie roast anyone?Laugh

 

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Posted by hon30critter on Friday, June 30, 2023 10:16 PM

This shop is really old but it is still in use today. It is one of the shops of The East Broad Top RR.


This one is a bit newer:

Pretty tidy!

Nice model:

Machinist's cabinet:

More to follow.

Cheers!!

Dave

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Posted by gmpullman on Friday, June 30, 2023 10:54 PM

Thanks for another flawless Diner move, Dave Yes

I've always had a fascination for the big machinery found in railroad shops. Good choice!

 Backshop-layout_0015 by Edmund, on Flickr

(The above can be enlarged considerably)

 Backshop-layout_0007 by Edmund, on Flickr



Howdy Neighbor!

 Canada by Edmund, on Flickr

Cheers, Ed

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Saturday, July 1, 2023 7:48 AM

The World Is A Beautiful Place

-Photograph by Kevin Parson

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Good morning everyone. Chloe, I think it is a morning for whole wheat toast and a grapefruit.

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I am planting a dozen Calusia plants along the South border of the back yard. These grow quickly, and should give me privacy to help replace the neighbor's fence that was taken out by the hurricane.

-Kevin

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Posted by Water Level Route on Saturday, July 1, 2023 8:25 AM

Good Morning Diners.  Zoe, I'll have the breakfast special please.

Kevin, I had to look up what Calusia was.  Never heard of it.  Must be something that can't grow up here.  Looks like it should do the trick nicely for you though.

Happy Canada Day indeed!  Always an easy one for me to remember.  It's my birthday as well.  I told my wife to make sure she had enough cake for my friends in the diner.  I think she nailed it.  Help yourself!

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Posted by howmus on Saturday, July 1, 2023 10:15 AM

Mornin' folks!

Hey JaBear! Thanks!  Your post brought a smile to my face, it did!  Be Blessed...

Air quality here at the moment is still listed as "Unhealthy (154)" but is supposed to drop down to "Moderate (under 100)" later today.  Good wind direction change I guess.... And...., we are supposed to get some major heavy rain which will help clean the air.

73

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Saturday, July 1, 2023 11:31 AM

Water Level Route
Kevin, I had to look up what Calusia was.  Never heard of it.  Must be something that can't grow up here.  Looks like it should do the trick nicely for you though.

Calusia is a relatve of the Sea Grape, and cannot freeze. Zones 10 and 11 only.

Since it needs to be covered in a freeze, once every ten years or so, I only planted ten of them. They are about 2 feet tall now. Hopefully I will have a fully effective view block in a couple of years.

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Posted by BATMAN on Saturday, July 1, 2023 12:57 PM

It's Canada Day and the weather is perfect. So I have set up shop on the patio and have got to work. Canada the land of BIG TREES! and little ones.Laugh My support staff ( my beautiful wife) is supplying the iced mocha(s) and later that will likely change to Pina-Coladas at which time the trees should really start to look spectacular!Laugh

Three more done, only 3489377 left to go.Pirate

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Posted by BigDaddy on Saturday, July 1, 2023 2:11 PM

Great idea for the Diner, Dave.

Raining as I type, are air quality is 43 although it looks as smokey as it did yesterday at 101.  The hail beat the stuffing out of my cucumber plants and knocked the tops off all the tomato plants.

We are supposed to have a neighborhood picnic tomorrow but more rain is forecast.

Here, from the birthplace of American railroading and courtesy of the B&O museum is a pic of one of their shops.

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Posted by howmus on Saturday, July 1, 2023 4:18 PM

BigDaddy
Raining as I type,

  Eeeeeeyeeep!!!!!!  Same here.  I was sitting on the deck thinking about getting ready to grill a small piece of steak for supper. FLASH - KA-BOOOOOOM!!!  Followed by the heavens opening and major water dumping out of the sky (I hesitate to even call it rain)!  They predict the same weather will stick around here for a while and are saying (if the larger amouts they are predicting materialize) we could get 2.5 inches of rain here by the 4th.!!! We needed rain, but not a major gully washer!  House across the street has about 2 or 3 inches of standing water in the side lawn and the downspout is gushing water a couple feet straight out!

It has now let up for the moment which is good because the mail just arrived.... LOL

73

Update....

...FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 845 PM EDT THIS 
EVENING FOR CENTRAL ONTARIO COUNTY... 
 
At 617 PM EDT, local law enforcement reported flooding from 
thunderstorms that affected the area late this afternoon. Between 2 
and 3 inches of rain fell late this afternoon and flash flooding is 
already occurring. 
HAZARD...Flash flooding caused by thunderstorms. 
SOURCE...Law enforcement reported. 
IMPACT...Flash flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, 
highways, streets and underpasses as well as other poor 
drainage and low-lying areas. 
Some locations that will experience flash flooding include... 
Geneva, Canandaigua, Bristol, Clifton Springs, Phelps, Gorham, 
Manchester, Shortsville, Cottage City, Seneca Castle, Cheshire, 
Hall, Bristol Mountain and West Junius. 
FLASH FLOOD...OBSERVED

 

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Posted by hon30critter on Sunday, July 2, 2023 12:25 AM

I finally got to hold my grandson, Callum, on Saturday afternoon. He is just six days old and he seems to already be able to focus on peoples' faces. He has stolen my heart, and apparently the hair off the top of my head!

Cheers!!

Dave

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Posted by "JaBear" on Sunday, July 2, 2023 6:09 AM

 Pops by Bear, on Flickr

 

In all seriousness I hope, Dave, that you, Dianne, and Callum have a long, loving relationship.
 
While not in so many words, “World Music” was touched upon in last month’s Diner. An early proponent was Peter Gabriel whose music I’ve enjoyed since his Genesis days…
 
 
.and another gentleman who’s also in my music collection is the late Johnny Clegg…
 
 
And finally, a photo pertinent to this month’s topic.
 
 
“Grandparents are there to help the child get into the mischief they haven’t thought of yet.” – author unknown
 
Thoughts and Best Wishes to All that need them. Kia Kaha.
Cheers, the Bear.Smile

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Sunday, July 2, 2023 6:24 AM

The World Is A Beautiful Place

-Photograph by Kevin Parson

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Good morning everyone. Chloe, just keep the coffee coming this morning.

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Congratulations Dave! I hope you get to spend a lot of time with the new little guy.

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Posted by BigDaddy on Sunday, July 2, 2023 3:50 PM

I can see the mountains today!  AQI is 35  Hot and sunny today.  We have a neighborhood celebration 4th in just a few minutes. 

Nascar's Xfinity race was interrupted by rain yesterday and canceled today.  The Cup is supposed to start at 5 pm, but it's still raining and there is standing water on the race track.  Some poor guy setting up the sound system was electrocuted.  A Formula 1 driver was killed on Saturday.

I had never heard of Chicago hotdog, tomatoes, a big slice of pickle, relish, and peppers.  I have heartburn just thinking about it.

Anyone see the new Indiana Jones movie?  The local theater wants $15 a ticket plus a $3.50 "booking fee"  Reviews were not good, so I decided I didn't need to see it opening weekend.

Henry

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Posted by BATMAN on Sunday, July 2, 2023 4:47 PM

Good afternoon from a sunny spot SE of Vancouver where it is 24c.

The wife was feeling pretty good today and wanted to go for a walk and we knocked off 6km.Big Smile My Garmin doesn't count it as exercise for me unless my heart rate goes above 78 for at least 30 minutes. When I walk with my wife it rarely gets over 65 bpm as she is a slow mover. Today probably because of the warm weather I hit a high of 82 bpm for a stretch. So I got some exercise.Laugh

The movie biz has been all but non-existent around here with the writer's strike, however, today we came across a set where the farmhouse and surrounding 50 to 100 metres have been turned into a winter wonderland. Lots of snow, Christmas lights, and all the other Christmas trimmings. Another Hallmark movie in the making. I looked on IMDB and there have been 139 Hallmark movies made in the greater Vancouver area in the last 8 years, most out here in the farm sticks. I have never watched a Hallmark movie from beginning to end.

My good friend that I have known since I was 3 years old has bit parts in a ton of Hallmark movies. He is a retired school teacher and makes more doing bit parts than his pension pays him. He is skinny and really fit and they often put a fat suit on him to play Santa. He has the perfect-looking Santa head.Laugh But below the neck it is lean mean athlete all the way.Laugh

Dave, enjoy your grandson, that is quite a head of hair he has and a great colour to boot.Pirate My Mom only got four years with my son and 20 months with my daughter, I didn't get married until I was 40 so grandchildren were a long time coming for her. We moved her in with us for her last couple of years so she spent a lot of time with them in that short time.

This long weekend has been quite relaxing, my daughter got called in to work yesterday and my son and GF as well as some other family and friends headed up to Whistler for the long weekend fun. Usually, our house is the center of activity on the Canada Day weekend so it is quite a change. My wife's brother has a big house there and we go up and stay quite often as usually there is no one there mid-week.

Transcona Shops, Winnipeg.

 

 

 

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Posted by MisterBeasley on Sunday, July 2, 2023 6:16 PM

Brett, I have seen far too many Hallmark movies, although it appears that these films have moved over to another channel in the Great Realignment over the past couple of years when religious conservatism would not give way to non-religious government-enforced orthodoxy.  To be honest, the shows haven't changed at all, just substitution of some minor characters for others.  It's still just nonsense about real estate lawyers coming home to save the family homestead, or some poor beleaguered European prince falling for an American cookie baker.  Sadly, no trains.

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Posted by gmpullman on Sunday, July 2, 2023 11:02 PM

Shop workers, Stores Department:

 Erie_Stores by Edmund, on Flickr

Survey crew?

 PLE_PGH-handcar2 by Edmund, on Flickr

 PLE_PGH-handcar-1 by Edmund, on Flickr

Kadee trip pin adjuster:

 Car Inspector Pit_Juniata Scales 1-17-30 by Edmund, on Flickr

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Sunday, July 2, 2023 11:15 PM

BigDaddy
I had never heard of Chicago hotdog, tomatoes, a big slice of pickle, relish, and peppers.  I have heartburn just thinking about it.

A true work of art. Vienna beef weiner, poppy seed bun, relish, mustard, pickle, tomato, peppers, and celery salt.

I actually got to eat one at a classic Chicago hot dog stand.

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There are fine examples everywhere. You simply must have one.

BigDaddy
Anyone see the new Indiana Jones movie?

I am old now, so I have no desire to ever go to a theater again. My old answer was always "I'll wait until Netflix has it", but now they are stopping the DVD shipments.

I don't know when I will finally see it. I am really not very excited about another Indiana Jones movie. I don't know anything about it, so maybe when I do see it, I will be pleasently surprised.

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Posted by Attuvian1 on Monday, July 3, 2023 12:20 AM

BigDaddy

Anyone see the new Indiana Jones movie?  

Friends at lunch today said they went Friday night.  He never really got off on the series from the get-go.  She's liked them in the past but found the computerized graphics in this one to be a turn-off.  Then again, like us, they're "older" folks with higher, "old school" expectations when it comes to flicks.

Let's face it: Harrison Ford is the singular draw by now.

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Posted by "JaBear" on Monday, July 3, 2023 5:11 AM

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Monday, July 3, 2023 11:40 AM

The World Is A Beautiful Place

-Photograph by Kevin Parson

Look at all those chimneys!

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Good afternoon. Chloe, I will have a grilled ham and cheese on thick potato bread.

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My baby/baby is off on her journey. She has visited friends all throughout Florida and Georgia on her way out of the area. Now it is off to Tennesee for a couple of days, then... WEST!

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Attuvian1
Found the computerized graphics in this one to be a turn-off.

I can count all the movies that I found to made good use of appropriate computer graphics on just my fingers.

Baby Driver, Titanic, Troy, Gravity, Attack Of The Clones, and a few others. Too often it is either used as a short cut, or make a scene that makes no sense at all. Both of these are bad choices.

Supposedly there is a remake of Christine underway right now. I am willing to bet that it will just be a Fast And Furious style CGI nightmare.

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Posted by MisterBeasley on Monday, July 3, 2023 5:30 PM

Don't go out today!  It's a holiday weekend and 95 degrees out, and everyone is going to the beach.

We were doing our volunteering for meals-on-wheels today.  The normal 10 minute drive to get the food for delivery took 40 minutes.  Of course, they changed the schedule without changing the directions,  so we were on our own, and people weren't home so there's another whole procedure for that.  We took a well-earned brewpub break when it was over.

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Monday, July 3, 2023 11:05 PM

Sure is quiet in here today. I see cobwebs growing on all the utensils.

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Posted by hon30critter on Monday, July 3, 2023 11:26 PM

SeeYou190
Sure is quiet in here today. I see cobwebs growing on all the utensils.

Extra protein.

Cheers!!

Dave

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Monday, July 3, 2023 11:40 PM

hon30critter
Extra protein.

Dig in!

Dinner

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Posted by hon30critter on Tuesday, July 4, 2023 3:52 AM

SeeYou190
Dig in!

You first!

Cheers!!

Dave

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Posted by gmpullman on Tuesday, July 4, 2023 5:25 AM

Somebody had to sort the washers...

 BnM_Billerica-shop_washers by Edmund, on Flickr

With luck, and some connections you might be lucky to snag that prime spike sorting job you had your eye on!

 BnM_Billerica-shop by Edmund, on Flickr

Those washers will be handy for assembling this PRR H6 kit!

 PRR_Juniata Shops_all parts of H6b 2-10-09 by Edmund, on Flickr

Cicero says: Have a happy Fourth!

 Cicero by Edmund, on Flickr

Cheers, Ed

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Tuesday, July 4, 2023 9:35 AM

gmpullman
Cicero says: Have a happy Fourth!

Happy Fourth from my middle baby!

-Kevin

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