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Posted by tree68 on Saturday, June 10, 2023 6:29 AM

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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...).

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Saturday, June 10, 2023 3:01 AM

BaltACD

 

 
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 Cascade tunnel does not count ????

 

Is Cascade in Colorado?  I think not!

 

Corrected brain F--t

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Posted by BaltACD on Friday, June 9, 2023 8:24 PM

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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 Cascade tunnel does not count ????

Is Cascade in Colorado?  I think not!

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Friday, June 9, 2023 8:19 PM

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 ????

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Posted by BaltACD on Friday, June 9, 2023 8:04 PM

mudchicken
Replacing the siding on the house ... of course it's gonna rain. StormStormStorm

Back in the day - replacing siding on a station was a near guarantee that it would be torn down in six months.

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Posted by mudchicken on Friday, June 9, 2023 7:02 PM

Replacing the siding on the house ... of course it's gonna rain. StormStormStorm

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Posted by tree68 on Friday, June 9, 2023 5:31 PM

Got some rain in the area today.  Only 0.02" at the house, but it rained pretty hard in the Adirondacks.  They need it too.

We hi-railed the northern portion of the Adirondack line today so we can get more people qualified.  I just need a check ride and I'll be signed off.   It was a long day, though.  Good thing we didn't have much to do outside. 

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Posted by JoeKoh on Friday, June 9, 2023 2:24 PM

afternoon

Tractor up by the crossing by our building.Not sure if Ns is doing some work or not.Cars were shuffled again after work as well.Guessers say rain Sunday??? Guess I will check on my brother tomorrow.Time to get cleaned up.

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Posted by JoeKoh on Thursday, June 8, 2023 4:35 PM

evening

Stayed over a bit at work to wish Mommas cousin a happy retirement.Ns had shuffled some cars around uptown today.Ran errands when we got home.Glad tomorrow is Friday.Need to go check on my brother this weekend.

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Posted by Erik_Mag on Wednesday, June 7, 2023 11:05 PM

In that case...

Happy Birthday MC!

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Posted by tree68 on Wednesday, June 7, 2023 3:09 PM

JoeKoh
Got a reminder that it's Mudchickens birthday today.

Another feather.  

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Posted by JoeKoh on Wednesday, June 7, 2023 2:42 PM

afternoon

Ns has cars to switch out uptown.Heard one on the main after work as well.Got a reminder that it's Mudchickens birthday today.Chores to do.Guessers are saying rain??

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Posted by JoeKoh on Tuesday, June 6, 2023 3:21 PM

afternoon

Ns was switching around this afternoon.Have more to do uptown.Yes getting the haze from the fires.Close to home Fostoria has been granted money to build overpasses over the railroads.Not sure which crossings will be taken out.Need to cook supper.

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Posted by tree68 on Tuesday, June 6, 2023 12:23 PM

CSSHEGEWISCH

We're starting to get air quality alerts based on the wildfires in northern Michigan and Quebec.

There's a low pressure system over the Maritimes right now that's bringing the smoke south.  As someone pointed out on FB - it smells like everyone in the county has a wood stove going right now.  

We've been seeing yellow all day, and you can see the smoke in the air.  

Two medevac helicopters declined to fly a mission this morning due to visibility issues.

I've gotten reports from Scranton and Dayton of smoke from these fires.  Ontario has, at this point some 18 fires going, many still uncontrolled, which have burned over 70 square miles (18,000+ hectares).

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Posted by zugmann on Tuesday, June 6, 2023 10:03 AM

tree68
I have a toaster oven, but it seems like overkill to brown up a couple of slices of bread...

Toaster oven toast never seems "right". 

  

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Tuesday, June 6, 2023 10:00 AM

We're starting to get air quality alerts based on the wildfires in northern Michigan and Quebec.

The daily commute is part of everyday life but I get two rides a day out of it. Paul
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Posted by tree68 on Tuesday, June 6, 2023 7:16 AM

For those on the east side of the country, you may find this map interesting: https://firesmoke.ca/forecasts/current/

It shows where the smoke from Canadian (and a few US) wildfires is going.  It ranges as far south as the Carolinas and as far west as Lake Michigan right now.

We're seeing a strange yellow overcast right now here in northern NY, and reports of ash falling...

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Posted by tree68 on Tuesday, June 6, 2023 6:50 AM

Paul of Covington

   Did you guys looking for toasters that can handle long or odd-shaped items consider a toaster oven?  I hardly ever fire up the big oven in the stove.

I have a toaster oven, but it seems like overkill to brown up a couple of slices of bread...

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Posted by Paul of Covington on Tuesday, June 6, 2023 1:09 AM

   Did you guys looking for toasters that can handle long or odd-shaped items consider a toaster oven?  I hardly ever fire up the big oven in the stove.

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Posted by tree68 on Monday, June 5, 2023 3:46 PM

Helped load up the cans and bottles collected for a good cause at my fire station.  We finished filling the second of two 35' box trucks worth and there were more that would be picked up Monday evening.

The proceeds (six cents per can/bottle) will benefit the family of a woman who died of cancer.  The campaign was organized before she passed, but the enormity of the response is a tribute to how well regarded she was.  She served as the secretary to the county fire coordinator, meaning members of virtually every fire department knew her as a result of dealings with the office.

It'll probably be the end of the week before the redemption center has a count on all of them.

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Posted by JoeKoh on Monday, June 5, 2023 2:27 PM

afternoon

Was Monday at work.Ns has some cars to shuffle.They also had cars on the other siding uptown as well.Still very dry dry dry here.Chores to do.

stay safe

Joe

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Posted by JoeKoh on Sunday, June 4, 2023 12:58 PM

afternoon

Wandered over to Indiana.Ns in New Haven had plenty of goodies.Checked on Csx in Garrett as well.One one the club members was there so I could look at their model railroad layout.Ns had a couple more trains as we ate lunch in Butler.L 96 was also working SDI.Wasn't as crowded as it was last time.Back to work tomorrow.

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Saturday, June 3, 2023 11:42 PM

tree68

 

In other news, I bought a "long slot" toaster.  It'll hold two regular slices in each slot (4 total) but the reason I bought it was because I can now toast my favored rye bread without having to turn it end-for-end to toast the whole slice.  Works great! 

Had to hunt for a long slot wide slot that will take an uncut bagel.

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Posted by tree68 on Saturday, June 3, 2023 10:22 PM

MikeF90
What brand, please?  When my last one died, no one was selling one for years ....

Elite Gourmet - ECP3100, I think.  Got it on Amazon - they had several at a wide range of prices...

Disclaimer - This does not constitute an endorsement of any particular brand.  It's just the one I happened to buy.

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Posted by MikeF90 on Saturday, June 3, 2023 9:13 PM

tree68
In other news, I bought a "long slot" toaster. It'll hold two regular slices in each slot (4 total) but the reason I bought it was because I can now toast my favored rye bread without having to turn it end-for-end to toast the whole slice. Works great!

What brand, please?  When my last one died, no one was selling one for years ....

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Posted by tree68 on Saturday, June 3, 2023 7:44 PM

The county-wide can and bottle drive for the county fire coordinator's secretary (who passed about a week ago from cancer) appears to have been a success.  A 4x8 utility trailer was filled twice and is still getting cans and bottles dropped in it, and the larger utility trailer (for hauling mowers, etc) is about as full as it can get.  I'm pretty sure other fire departments around the county had similar results.  They'll all get picked up tomorrow and we'll find out by mid-week what the final take is. 

In other news, I bought a "long slot" toaster.  It'll hold two regular slices in each slot (4 total) but the reason I bought it was because I can now toast my favored rye bread without having to turn it end-for-end to toast the whole slice.  Works great! 

Cooled off today, but not without bringing some wind with it.  Had a high gust of 29 MPH.  That did cause some minor problems with the can drive, as a few cans got loose and blown into a neighbor's yard.  They're all corralled now.

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Posted by JoeKoh on Saturday, June 3, 2023 7:32 PM

evening

Got chores done early this morning before it got too warm.Watched the Deshler web cam.The rail train didn't get much picked up today at south Deshler.M 560 is parked at North Baltimore(csx yard) with no crew until 4 am tomorrow.Did cool off this evening so we went for a walk.Csx sent a rail train west and 3 eastbounds.The NDW yard looked a little fuller tonight.They have 1 car for csx to pick up tomorrow.Going to get cleaned up.

stay safe

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Posted by JoeKoh on Friday, June 2, 2023 2:28 PM

afternoon

Boxcar is just outside our building waiting for Ns to pick up.They have more cars across the street.Came to a decision with the boss.Someone else is cooking tonight.Just need to find where.

stay safe

Joe

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Posted by JoeKoh on Thursday, June 1, 2023 2:48 PM

afternoon

Ns placed a boxcar on our dock.They also have more cars in the siding and cars across the street.They also have Mow equipment further back in the siding as well.Chores to do.Going to try to keep cool.

stay safe

Joe

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Posted by BaltACD on Wednesday, May 31, 2023 4:59 PM

Getting 403 Forbidden 

When attempting to post - except for this post.

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