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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

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 CSSHEGEWISCH on Monday, September 19, 2016 7:25 AM

I'm aware of a number of bridges in the Chicago area that were struck by large vessels, mostly on the Calumet River.  The most recent was the B&O bridge near 95th Street struck by a Cypriot freighter, which destroyed the bridge.  The Calumet Western Ry (used by IHB) swing bridge near Torrence Avenue was knocked off its center pin by a freighter around 1962 and was eventually removed as a hazard to navigation.  To be fair, the channel through the bridge area was quite tight and it wasn't surprising that the collision occurred.  The CWI bascule bridge next to Torrence Avenue was struck around 1971 and was repaired before being replaced by a vertical lift bridge with better clearances.

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Posted by BaltACD on Saturday, September 17, 2016 11:55 AM

NorthWest
A tug rammed Steel Bridge in Portland yesterday. Made for all manner of fun with the Cascades and MAX but service was restored later in the day.

It's not like it's a massive lighted structure that's been there since 1912 or anything...

Winds and currents can make water bound vessels do things their 'captians' don't anticipate.

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Posted by JoeKoh on Saturday, September 17, 2016 11:41 AM

hmm sounds like the bridge has clinton street syndrome.Tug driver probably looking for a new job.Mother nature is giving us rain.Saw an ns westbound stack train as I left work.Got chores to do here at home and football to watch.

stay safe

Joe

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Posted by NorthWest on Saturday, September 17, 2016 9:30 AM

A tug rammed Steel Bridge in Portland yesterday. Made for all manner of fun with the Cascades and MAX but service was restored later in the day.

It's not like it's a massive lighted structure that's been there since 1912 or anything...

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Posted by Murphy Siding on Friday, September 16, 2016 7:32 PM

CShaveRR

This had nothing to do with discharge (well, not my discharge from the hospital, anyway!), because I still would be spending the night.  And I'll be taking this roamin' catheter with me, with the Pope's blessing.

Discharge (not the stuff from the catheter) will be occurring in a matter of hours now, though, almost to the hour an entire week from when I got in.  I think I'm ready.

 

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Posted by Murphy Siding on Friday, September 16, 2016 7:30 PM

tree68

Finally gathered up almost all the deposit cans and bottles I haven't bothered to cash in on for quite a while.  Came to over $24 at a nickle a pop.  A lot of them were water and flavored water, on which bottles we have to pay a deposit as well.

Now to mow the lawn...

 

Must have been hard to mow before with all those cans and bottles in the grass. Whistling

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Posted by tree68 on Friday, September 16, 2016 2:40 PM

Finally gathered up almost all the deposit cans and bottles I haven't bothered to cash in on for quite a while.  Came to over $24 at a nickle a pop.  A lot of them were water and flavored water, on which bottles we have to pay a deposit as well.

Now to mow the lawn...

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Posted by JoeKoh on Friday, September 16, 2016 2:35 PM

afternoon

Ns had a westbound empty coal train moving out.Getting ready for tonights football game.Matt and Stacey are cheering for tinora.My niece and her kids are cheering for ayersville.Should be a good game.

stay safe

Joe

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Posted by ChuckCobleigh on Friday, September 16, 2016 12:30 AM

CShaveRR
Discharge (not the stuff from the catheter) will be occurring in a matter of hours now, though, almost to the hour an entire week from when I got in.  I think I'm ready.

Like they said at the end of the movie M*A*S*H: when they say, "Go," get out of there before they change their minds.

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Posted by Electroliner 1935 on Thursday, September 15, 2016 4:53 PM

CShaveRR
I think I'm ready

May all your signals be CLEAR Carl. (pun ntended) Sounds like the Nurse's have you lined for the roundhouse. Good luck and hoping that you heal quickly. 

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Posted by JoeKoh on Thursday, September 15, 2016 2:48 PM

afternoon

got out on time today.Ns had empties for the local.Going to enjoy the evening and see if CSX can run anything west of Defiance.

stay safe

Joe

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Posted by CShaveRR on Thursday, September 15, 2016 12:50 PM

This had nothing to do with discharge (well, not my discharge from the hospital, anyway!), because I still would be spending the night.  And I'll be taking this roamin' catheter with me, with the Pope's blessing.

Discharge (not the stuff from the catheter) will be occurring in a matter of hours now, though, almost to the hour an entire week from when I got in.  I think I'm ready.

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Posted by Deggesty on Thursday, September 15, 2016 11:26 AM

ChuckCobleigh

 

 
CShaveRR
When she came back, I saw no scissors, but a rather strange scowl on her face...turns out the radiology department had placed the catheter, so they were the ones that had to remove it.

 

Sounds like the medical equivalent to a "blue flag" doesn't it?

Sounds to me like they want to get rid of you; that's a good thing.

 

Yes, it's nice to be discharged sooner than you thought you would be. The last time I had surgery, the surgeon came into my room four days after, asked it things were moving as they should, and when I told that they were, as of that morning, he told me I could go home. Whee! I did spend eleven on the skilled nursing floor days (harassing my friends there) before coming back to my room in the assisted living section.

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Posted by ChuckCobleigh on Thursday, September 15, 2016 10:37 AM

CShaveRR
When she came back, I saw no scissors, but a rather strange scowl on her face...turns out the radiology department had placed the catheter, so they were the ones that had to remove it.

Sounds like the medical equivalent to a "blue flag" doesn't it?

Sounds to me like they want to get rid of you; that's a good thing.

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Posted by CShaveRR on Thursday, September 15, 2016 8:05 AM

Norris, in this case they bring around a couple of "therapy dogs" to lift peoples' spirits.

(Mind you, I'm not into spirits, or I'd definitely qualify--I'm a little too weak and unsteady to lift my own glass.)

It can be like a zoo around here sometime, Chuck.  Yesterday the urology department was close to yanking my drain catheter...in fact, she had me holding down my undergarment and bracing myself.  Then she "had to get a pair of scissors" and left me holding and bracing for a good five minutes.  When she came back, I saw no scissors, but a rather strange scowl on her face...turns out the radiology department had placed the catheter, so they were the ones that had to remove it.  And they now say I'll go home with it.

The question is when.

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Posted by ChuckCobleigh on Thursday, September 15, 2016 12:48 AM

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CShaveRR

Once it was discovered that the shortness of breath was caused by pneumonia, I was given a different antibiotic that has knocked it down dramatically.  I was feeling almost normal yesterday evening.

However, my blood saturation level wasn't quite high enough, so I had to go back on oxygen (I was having productivity without it for about five good hours, with improved breathing, endurance, and appetite).  They moved me to the new room, where the old setting was used for the oxygen--dry and forceful.  So that's why I'm up so early--probably the most severe nosebleed I've ever had.  We'll get through all of this, though, and maybe soon.

Today they're offering pet therapy in the hospital.  I think I need some serious train therapy--I'm sequestered less than two miles from the BNSF "Racetrack", and can't do anything about it.

  

 Pet therapy?  Are you sure they didn't check you into a zoo? Who does the petting?

Well, it could be Brookfield Zoo; it's less than two miles from the "Racetrack" as I recall, at least close enough to the Hollywood stop to not be considered much of a walk when we went there a few, well, many years ago.

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Posted by Murphy Siding on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 10:15 PM

CShaveRR

Once it was discovered that the shortness of breath was caused by pneumonia, I was given a different antibiotic that has knocked it down dramatically.  I was feeling almost normal yesterday evening.

However, my blood saturation level wasn't quite high enough, so I had to go back on oxygen (I was having productivity without it for about five good hours, with improved breathing, endurance, and appetite).  They moved me to the new room, where the old setting was used for the oxygen--dry and forceful.  So that's why I'm up so early--probably the most severe nosebleed I've ever had.  We'll get through all of this, though, and maybe soon.

Today they're offering pet therapy in the hospital.  I think I need some serious train therapy--I'm sequestered less than two miles from the BNSF "Racetrack", and can't do anything about it.

 

 Pet therapy?  Are you sure they didn't check you into a zoo? Who does the petting?

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Posted by JoeKoh on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 6:05 PM

evening

work not as busy.NS had a stack train in the siding.The local also passed by when I left work.Got a little rain today but was able to do yardwork.Chores to do.

stay safe

Joe

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Posted by Norm48327 on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 7:51 AM

Carl,

I'm hoping you can get out of there soon.

Norm


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