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Chatterbox Summer 2016

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Posted by mudchicken on Monday, September 19, 2016 11:15 AM

If they have the ability, they put in "fenders" every chance they get. (dry land equivilent = crash walls that the highway bubbas don't like when they cross railroads... They (MoDOT) were whining about that in the Mo. bootheel where the trains took out the highway bridge after the derailment at the UP/BNSF crossing frog. New Bridge has a crash-wall and no argument from MoDot and the county fathers this time.. 

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Posted by JoeKoh on Monday, September 19, 2016 3:11 PM

work not so busy today.Ns was clear when I left.Got new nose pads for my glasses.Mother nature is going to keep it warm.First day of Fall is on Thursday.Chores to do.

stay safe

Joe

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Posted by Mookie on Monday, September 19, 2016 3:59 PM

Thanx, Joe - I was wondering when fall arrived officially....I am sure it doesn't change from year to year, but I seem to....

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Posted by mudchicken on Monday, September 19, 2016 6:45 PM

Summer just had to get in another couple of stupid hot days.Sigh

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 BOB WITHORN on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 9:02 AM
So, it's 9/20/16 which makes it the 34th anniversery of my 30th birth day and I'm stuck in a motel room in lovely downtown Verona, Wi. with the nearest RR, nightly/lightly used, 30 minutes away. Could be worse, could be at work 8 or 9 hours from here staring at this computer. Perhaps trains tomarrow.
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Posted by Mookie on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 11:46 AM

Bob, when you retire, you can consider your biggest benefit will be train watching.  Put it at the top of your bucket list - maybe 1-10?  

Oh yeah - Happy Birthday.  And surely someone likes Verona WI?  

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Posted by tree68 on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 12:23 PM

mudchicken

Summer just had to get in another couple of stupid hot days.Sigh

We've enjoyed/suffered near record heat this summer here - but we've also spent most of the summer in near drought conditions.

It's supposed to cool off for the weekend (mid 60's) and no one is complaining.

A possible side effect of this very warm summer may be a rather severe winter.  The warm weather helps heat Lake Ontario just that much more, and a warmer lake translates to more lake effect snow.

We shall see.  Excuse my while I go tune up the snowblower...

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Posted by Electroliner 1935 on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 12:53 PM

Larry. Better check the woolly bears. This is the legend: The Woolly Bear caterpillar has 13 distinct segments of either rusty brown or black. The wider the rusty brown sections (or the more brown segments there are), the milder the coming winter will be. The more black there is, the more severe the winter. 

 .http://www.almanac.com/sites/default/files/styles/primary_image_in_article/public/image_nodes/woolly-bear-caterpillar-winter.jpg?itok=QEkF9GMn

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Posted by tree68 on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 1:10 PM

Electroliner 1935
Larry. Better check the woolly bears. 

Haven't seen any lately.

But the Farmer's Almanac says we're in for it...

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Posted by JoeKoh on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 3:00 PM

work not so busy again.ns had some empty cars to pick up uptown.Eating some leftovers for supper.Historical soiciety meeting in Deshler.Will see what csx sends by.

stay safe

Joe

Deshler Ohio-crossroads of the B&O Matt eats your fries.YUM! Clinton st viaduct undefeated against too tall trucks!!!(voted to be called the "Clinton St. can opener").

 

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