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Posted by JoeKoh on Monday, June 19, 2023 5:40 PM

evening

College boy has gone back to school.Saw Csx M 200 waiting for a crew on our walk this morning.Tomorrow going to have a day with a Tree in Deshler. Also have a meeting too.Going to get stuff ready for tomorrow.

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Joe

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Posted by tree68 on Monday, June 19, 2023 8:44 AM

Lots of trains in Deshler this weekend.  Woke at 0200 to a train waiting to get out on the E/W from the SW wye as two westbounds raced each other (one on each track).  Before I fell back asleep, another train came 'round the SE wye...

It was cool to see 911 coming through town Friday.

Back to trainwatching.  Maybe I'll put the drone up again today.

 

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Posted by JoeKoh on Sunday, June 18, 2023 1:21 PM

afternoon

Went to Edon to see the 765 then went to Ray Indiana to wait.Nice a smooth run as it passed to go to Hillsdale Michigan.Found the spot where Ohio,Indiana and Michigan converge.L 096 was busy at SDI as was their switcher.Csx had a no crew train at Indo.Saw 2 westbounds at Hicksville.Have stuff to do here.

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Joe

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Posted by JoeKoh on Saturday, June 17, 2023 8:09 PM

evening

Went over to Deshler to help trim some weeds.Met some new folks.Tree has arrived in Deshler.Csx decided to send it's 911 heritage unit on the point of M 209.Old man can't do the 100 yard dash like he used too.Tomorrow we are going to follow the 765 on it's tri-state excursion.Happy fathers day to the other dads tomorrow.

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Joe

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Saturday, June 17, 2023 1:30 PM

mudchicken

(normally - that could be a whole month's worth of rain out here .... Gotten 3" in 10 days in June so far ...we're almost giddy, but also aware that the snowmelt is just now kicking-in and Monsoon Season has not kicked-in yetConfused)

As green around here as I've ever seen it.

 
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Posted by mudchicken on Friday, June 16, 2023 4:42 PM

(normally - that could be a whole month's worth of rain out here .... Gotten 3" in 10 days in June so far ...we're almost giddy, but also aware that the snowmelt is just now kicking-in and Monsoon Season has not kicked-in yetConfused)

 

As green around here as I've ever seen it.

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Posted by BaltACD on Friday, June 16, 2023 3:05 PM

tree68
 
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In need of moisture in Central Maryland - got 0.08 inches yesterday (Wednesday) but much more is needed. 

I believe there is some headed your way - lots of reds and yellows, though.

We really got dumped on  -  0.01 inches at the house [/sarcasm]

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Posted by JoeKoh on Friday, June 16, 2023 2:40 PM

afternoon

Ns had some cars uptown.Going to be off next week on vacation.Saturday our mower man requested that I trim in Deshler.Tuesday is our meeting and might have Tree as a guest.Storms missed us but they had tennis ball sized hail in Bellevue.Waiting for college boy to come back from G+G's house.See where he wants to go for supper for his bday.

stay safe

Joe

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Posted by tree68 on Friday, June 16, 2023 6:28 AM

BaltACD

In need of moisture in Central Maryland - got 0.08 inches yesterday (Wednesday) but much more is needed.

I believe there is some headed your way - lots of reds and yellows, though.

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Posted by BaltACD on Thursday, June 15, 2023 10:21 PM

In need of moisture in Central Maryland - got 0.08 inches yesterday (Wednesday) but much more is needed.

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Posted by tree68 on Thursday, June 15, 2023 10:09 PM

Chat on the Deshler railcam indicated some heavy weather there Thursday afternoon - with damage in some areas of Ohio.  

Hopefully the severe weather will be out of it's system by the time I get there Saturday.  I've gotten slammed on three different visits.

Pretty much all packed - just a few things to gather and get loaded on the truck.

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Posted by MikeF90 on Thursday, June 15, 2023 9:27 PM

Way overdue local weather report:  For most of NorCal temps are in the 70s this week with no significant precip forecast. Some reservoir water levels have peaked (Shasta 97%, Oroville 100%). Trinity is up to 57%; in SoCal the required pumping has only got Diamond Valley up to 72%.

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Posted by JoeKoh on Thursday, June 15, 2023 2:38 PM

afternoon

Ns local was uptown after work.Glad tomorrow is Friday.College boy will be stopping in tomorrow.Looking forward to this weekend.

stay safe

Joe

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Posted by JoeKoh on Wednesday, June 14, 2023 2:32 PM

afternoon

Heard one on Ns after work.The B&O heritage unit was wandering in Eastern Ohio.Chores to do.

stay safe

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Posted by JoeKoh on Tuesday, June 13, 2023 3:58 PM

afternoon

Ns shuffled some cars again today.Heard one go by after work.Ran errands in town.Just saw the Csx caboose in the yard at Defiance.Dodged raindrops to make supper.Tomorrow  college boy turns 22.Time to eat.

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Joe

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Posted by zugmann on Tuesday, June 13, 2023 11:36 AM

mudchicken
Loaned to the state highway department making railroad decisions? (and you thought it was in the shop for new batteries all this time)

Like our shop would have batteries. 

  

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Posted by tree68 on Tuesday, June 13, 2023 11:10 AM

mudchicken
Loaned to the state highway department making railroad decisions?

I have to give our state DOT credit - they're on our side.  In fact, our long-time DOT contact retired and now serves on our board.  I've been working with him on our radio system.

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Posted by mudchicken on Tuesday, June 13, 2023 8:45 AM

zugmann
 
tree68
Made an official trip (via hi-rail) to Tupper Lake Friday.  Now I need one trip in the seat and I'll be qualified on the territory.  That'll make about 130 miles.  Not bad for a tourist railroad. 

Where's my magic qualifying wand at? 

Loaned to the state highway department making railroad decisions? (and you thought it was in the shop for new batteries all this time)

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Posted by JoeKoh on Monday, June 12, 2023 2:40 PM

afternoon

Ns shuffled some cars today.Also saw a westbound as we left work.Checked in on Deshler as I usually do in the morning.The cpls signals were dark.Someone came along and got them back on before I had to go to work.The grass was thankful for the rain.Would like another drink.Chores to do.

stay safe

Joe

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Posted by mudchicken on Sunday, June 11, 2023 10:18 PM

Track department for any railroad in the state of Colorado is out chasing raindrops tonite. The toy train people at RTD would be smart to be out as well. Next few days ought to be interesting as rain and snowmelt combine.

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Posted by JoeKoh on Sunday, June 11, 2023 8:34 AM

morning

Went for our walk today.Heard I 015 go west.Had an eastbound ethanol train and M 565 and M 367 go west. Looked in the NDW yard.They have a former Ns switcher there in need of repairs.Hearing Ns has trackwork north of Butler Indiana on the wabash.So they sent a roadrailer train east to Toledo then north to Detroit.Also hearing July 1st the road railers will be done on Ns.Going to make lunch in a bit.Back to work tomorrow.

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Joe

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Posted by zugmann on Saturday, June 10, 2023 5:36 PM

tree68
Made an official trip (via hi-rail) to Tupper Lake Friday.  Now I need one trip in the seat and I'll be qualified on the territory.  That'll make about 130 miles.  Not bad for a tourist railroad.

Where's my magic qualifying wand at?

  

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Posted by tree68 on Saturday, June 10, 2023 5:24 PM

Made an official trip (via hi-rail) to Tupper Lake Friday.  Now I need one trip in the seat and I'll be qualified on the territory.  That'll make about 130 miles.  Not bad for a tourist railroad.

I've been over the northern section before - in fact, in my records for territory qualified I'm already qualified - but that was at 10 MPH.  We can now run at 40 MPH for most of it.

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Posted by JoeKoh on Saturday, June 10, 2023 12:44 PM

afternoon

Walked this morning.Csx ran a couple trains.Looked like all the units were home at the NDW.Went and checked on brother.Herzog tie unit tied up in the siding in Edgerton.Town is working on the water tower uptown.Went over to Indiana.Ns triple crown train was tying up traffic waiting to go to Ft.Wayne.But there was a car show in the area so he was holding up some nice rides.Chores to do here.

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Joe

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Saturday, June 10, 2023 10:41 AM

Would the Denver water tunnel associated with Moffet tunnel count as separate?  23 miles for it cerainly longer.

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Posted by York1 on Saturday, June 10, 2023 10:23 AM

From reading the article, it seems the writer is talking about highway tunnels.  I know -- he doesn't say that, but I'm pretty sure that's what he meant.

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Saturday, June 10, 2023 10:21 AM

Don't be too hard on the writer.  Except for those of us in the hobby or the business, most people are unaware of the existence of the Moffat Tunnel.  Prior to the 1994 flood, the freight tunnels forty feet below downtown Chicago were virtually unknown, even when they were in service.

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Posted by zugmann on Saturday, June 10, 2023 9:44 AM

blue streak 1
Here is a classic case of journalistic incompentence.  How do we ding such a person properly?

Ding them properly?  What does that even mean?  You could send them a polite note correcting them.   

  

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Posted by BaltACD on Saturday, June 10, 2023 8:16 AM

tree68
 
blue streak 1
Here is a classic case of journalistic incompentence.  How do we ding such a person properly? The Longest Tunnel in Colorado is Like a Portal to Another Dimension (msn.com) Guess Moffet tunnel does not count ???? 

Wait - you mean they still have trains?  Thought those went away years ago (except those that keep wrecking...).

or blocking road crossings!

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