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Chatterbox Summer 2016
Posted by JoeKoh on Sunday, June 19, 2016 5:38 PM

Well tomorrow starts Summer.Mother nature is sending the triple h's here to NW Ohio.Have errands to run.Spent Fathers day with G+G and cousins.Big Brother headed back south to big sisters house.He flys back home tomorrow.Mookie they have a few of those Greenies floating around on Csx but haven't been able to catch one.If we do you'll be the first to know.

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Joe

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Posted by JoeKoh on Monday, June 20, 2016 10:13 AM

First day of vacation.Running errands today.Saw the ND&W wobble through the swamp to Napoleon.Csx local looked like it was getting ready to take cars to GM.Just stuff to get done today.Stay cool.

stay safe

Joe

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Posted by Mookie on Monday, June 20, 2016 12:35 PM

We have had summer for just about all of June with temps around 100.  So since it will now be summer - fall will arrive in, mmmm......August (our hottest month usually)?

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Posted by Murphy Siding on Monday, June 20, 2016 3:08 PM

Mookie

We have had summer for just about all of June with temps around 100.  So since it will now be summer - fall will arrive in, mmmm......August (our hottest month usually)?

 

  And won't the trees be pretty, unless they're all burned up from the sun by then.

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Posted by Mookie on Monday, June 20, 2016 3:26 PM

We have our mayor out each nite watering all the trees on public land....Thumbs Up

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Monday, June 20, 2016 7:29 PM

So it is the first day of summer ?  Why in the world are my trees already loosing their leaves.  Wife out raking leaves today until made her come in out of heat.

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Posted by samfp1943 on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 7:05 PM

blue streak 1

So it is the first day of summer ?  Why in the world are my trees already loosing their leaves.  Wife out raking leaves today until made her come in out of heat.

 

BS-1:  Hope you took her a bottle of water!  Temps are too hot to be workin' in the yard without hydration !Whistling

It was something like 103 around here today...Got home, found my wife diggin' potatoes, and turning over the garden.. I took her a smaller fork, and a bottle of water.  Hate to have her get sick, she still has to cut grass, and water the garden today.   Crying

OH! YEAH!  Tomorrow (06/22/2016) is Joe K's Birthday! 

Happy Birthday, Joe !Happy B-Day

 

 


 

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Posted by Mookie on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 7:27 PM

Happy Birthday, early - Joe!  Cake

Blue Streak - trees - that could be about 10-15 different reasons.  If really important, you will want to check with a nursery.  If they are the neighbors trees, get a good leaf blower.

Sam- here in central nowhere - you will see either a landscaping service or the ladies of the house mowing the lawn.  I frankly think they are 1/2 a bubble off, but women seem to love pushing a lawn mower.  Funny thing is - I never see them blowing off leaves or grass clippings.  Just mowing.  

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Posted by CShaveRR on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 8:27 PM

Blue Streak...your wife was in heat?  Devil

We have been very lucky so far on our trip.  We found a little heat in the Salt Lake City-Vegas Baby-Kingman-Barstow area a couple of weeks ago, escaping it by gaining altitude around Tehachapi.  Then we left Central California (Bakersfield and Lodi) just before they got scorched with temps around 100.

Speaking of Lodi, guess who we saw there!  Nora!  And sons!  And husband!  And sister!  And Sister's family!  And Mom and Dad!  (In fact, we were house-guests of Nora's folks for a night.)  Mary (Mom) took us on a walking tour of Lodi Sunday morning before sending us on our way.

Now we're in Chehalis, Washington.  No steam trips this time.  The good news is that we got out to Astoria today, the westernmost point on our trip.  From now on, whatever isn't north or south will be basically homeward!

Happy birthday tomorrow, Joe!  (We might be busy in Seattle...hope we get sleep!)  You share the birthday with our daughter Linda.

Time to run--I think another train is coming, they're barely in sight out of our hotel-room window here, and easy to get closer to.

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Posted by JoeKoh on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 10:07 PM

evening

thanks for the birthday wishes.I share birthday with an older sister.How much older?Would like to see next years birthday.Went to Toledo then Deshler.Mamma was scared with the destruction on I-75.Deshler was fun as usual.Neat for a friend to see csx use his favorite railroad(CN) to power a train right behind his house.Finished up the trip by watching q 324 pull cars out of the Defiance yard to go east.Guessers say thunderstorms tomorrow night.Will take the rain.

stay safe

Joe

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Posted by mudchicken on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 1:54 PM

Was out working in 103 degree heat at Basalt yesterday. Thought about a quick dunk in the snowmelt swollen Roaring Fork River at the edge of our project more than once. (Scared some rafters more than once climbing out of the reeds) Maybe they can convert some of those out of work, never used  DOT 110 tank cars to carry ice cold  gatorade blue stuff ("frost")? Please deliver to ZTS 172 at Glenwood!

The central Colorado mountains are rediculously green right now. Glenwood canyon was about as green as I've ever seen it and never this late into June. Concerned about this fall when all the green becomes dry brown tinder.

Hiding out in the A/C today.

Mooks: No big kitties seen this trip. Plenty of mule deer and mountain sheep in the Canyon on the side of the road, including some really narrow places in the freeway median. The Exploder (poodle truck) did not fall apart, yet.

 

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Posted by JoeKoh on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 4:22 PM

Caught up on chores.Waiting to see what mother nature blows in tonight.ND&W was waiting for the CSX y101 today.Said they have loads coming from NS to cross the FC diamond as well.Keep cool.

stay safe

Joe

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Posted by JoeKoh on Thursday, June 23, 2016 4:48 PM

evening

well Mother nature provided rain but little storm damage here.There were more farm lakes over in Northern Indiana.The NS yard was busy in Ft.Wayne.Trains and tonka toys.Even saw a sperry gator on the rails.Checked the Indiana Northeastern on the way home.They are going to be pulling a grain train into Montpelier Ohio for NS tomorrow.On the way home heard a defect detector go off.Missed one westbound.The second westbound was NS' geometry train.Good weather to finish our vacation.

stay safe

Joe

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Posted by JoeKoh on Friday, June 24, 2016 1:43 PM

afternoon

Went to see the Indiana NE come to West Pergo and get stopped.Seems Ns had no more crews to help get the grain train into the yard.There is also another train for NS too.Where it stopped we do not know.Going to get chores caught up here.

stay safe

Joe

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Posted by JoeKoh on Sunday, June 26, 2016 5:50 AM

Morning

Triple H day today.Saw a trainmaster do a ride along.Also saw another weed sprayer go north at Deshler.Church today.Back to work tomorrow.

stay safe

Joe

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Posted by mudchicken on Sunday, June 26, 2016 11:27 AM
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 Mookie on Sunday, June 26, 2016 12:41 PM

mudchicken

Details Sir Chicken!  Where and whose train?  Do they know how it started?  (this is like pulling rooster teef...)

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Posted by Mookie on Sunday, June 26, 2016 12:48 PM

OK - I got Eads Co - but no other details.  Really had to work to find that KS probably felt the heat.  So still need details, if you have any.  

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Posted by Electroliner 1935 on Sunday, June 26, 2016 5:46 PM

It's around Haswell CO. If you click on the posters name, He's a sheriff for the county and he has other pictures of the short trestle fire. The line was a former MP now UP line. Whether still UP is not sure. It runs to Pueblo CO from the East. 

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Posted by Mookie on Sunday, June 26, 2016 7:10 PM


Appreciate the info.  That is a very unsettling picture.  And if it is UP, they are not doing well in the fire department.... 

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Posted by ChuckCobleigh on Sunday, June 26, 2016 8:01 PM

Electroliner 1935

It's around Haswell CO. If you click on the posters name, He's a sheriff for the county and he has other pictures of the short trestle fire. The line was a former MP now UP line. Whether still UP is not sure. It runs to Pueblo CO from the East. 

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Posted by mudchicken on Sunday, June 26, 2016 8:32 PM

Timber Bridge fires are certainly impressive. On the V&S Railway (Old MoP Hoisington Sub/ "Towner Line)....that thread will pop up here shortly (the experts at everything and proficient at none, dime store youknowwhats with thin skins will try to hijack the thread). One of the few large timber structures still on the line left not replaced by a precast concrete box girder on h-pile bents.

More disturbing was the quintuple fatal with Amtrak #3 at El Moro/Hoehne outside Trinidad (CR 32 location makes no sense from the local reports)...I hope #3's video cab cameras were working if the initial reports of a minivan parked on the track are even half true. 

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Posted by JoeKoh on Monday, June 27, 2016 4:25 PM

evening

warm one today back at work.Saw an Ns truck go west when I got off.Swamp is mowed.Guessers are saying cooler temps on the way.Chores to do.

stay safe

Joe

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Posted by Tree_68 on Monday, June 27, 2016 5:56 PM

Well, I'm back, if with a different account.  Can't seem to get customer service to get me into my old one.  

Beautiful weekend - perfect for the Amateur Radio Field Day.  I think we made around 300 contacts over the 24 hours.  I worked the digital side, which included one contact in Brazil...

We contacted every state east of the Mississippi, and quite a few west as well.

Larry

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Posted by Mookie on Monday, June 27, 2016 6:09 PM

Joe - found a shady spot.  Found 2 strawberry shakes @ DQ.  Found a whole lot of Tonka Toys (Hulcher) cleaning up a mess from a derailment almost 2 weeks ago.  Mischief No I didn't push over a coal gon just to see Tonka Toys come to the site.....

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Posted by JoeKoh on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 2:58 PM

Afternoon

those shakes sound good Mookie.Ns was running it's local when I left work.Chores to do.

stay safe

joe

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Posted by CShaveRR on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 11:23 PM

We are still on our western tour--close enough to completion to be in the same time zone as home (effective today).

Pat and I were given a marvelous tour of Sioux Falls (complete with dinner in The Diner) by Norris ("Murphy Siding") and Lisa.  They then took us around town to scout for freight cars.  As is often the way, the host feels disappointed at what's available (boy, do I identify with that!), but the guest is more than satisfied.  I will be busy for 'way too long with the sightings I ammassed today and this evening.

The trip has gone beautifully so far, and there's not much more to go.  I will have a bit of time around home to do some research on some of what I've seen.  As for non-railroad stuff, yesterday was filled with Wall Drug, the Badlands National Park, and Mount Rushmore.

Norris made a good suggestion for a stop I should make to find some unusual equipment on the way out of Sioux Falls.  From here we will go north to North Dakota (just so we can say we've been there...state No. 44 for Pat and me; 47 for me alone). Then across to Minnesota before heading almost directly home, via the Twin Cities and central Wisconsin.  I suppose I'd take a side trip to Rochelle if Pat would let me...

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Posted by BOB WITHORN on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 6:53 AM

Hey, 'NEW GUY', welcome (back) Tree.

"Customer service" is often miss labeled.

Back in the '70s' a young friend had boosted his CB radio output and installed a tower that had twin, dual axis antennas, he called it the beam.  Late at night on cloudy days, actually very late, so the neighbors, and 'others' didn't break down the door, he would chat with others as far away as Texas.  He lived in Grand Blanc, Mi.

 

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Posted by edblysard on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 7:57 AM

Ended up changing my password that I had for over 10 years, only way the "system" would let me back in...never heard a peep from repeated request to Customer  Service.

Try going back later and see if you can re-register under your old screen name and password

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Posted by samfp1943 on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 10:29 AM

edblysard

Ended up changing my password that I had for over 10 years, only way the "system" would let me back in...never heard a peep from repeated request to Customer  Service.

Try going back later and see if you can re-register under your old screen name and password

 

ED: "Something" must be going around? Sigh

       I suffered a similar 'happenstance' week before last...Got lockrd out of Forum and could not view 'Newswire'... Of Course, it was way after hours, on Firday night. I tried multiple way and reenter PW and Sign-on. Finally, out of frustration, I messaged 'Customer Service'

       The site caution says they will return a 'contact' within 48 hours.Oops

        That put it out to Mon or Tues for 'official response'.....IT did arrive within 48 hours!Wow 

        My "issue' seemed to have been 'fixed'Huh? when I tried it again late monday night. Yeah

        Only problem was,Bang Head when I went to sign on, DA SYSTEM required a change in PasWord, that I had used for so long, I'll probably not remember my new one Confused... SHEESH! Crying 

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