Come on back to the caboose and get a cup of coffee [or sweet ice tea] Part II

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  1. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    I have a soft spot for Bladwins. My father worked at the plant and it was located across the street from my school. I passed the plant everyday on the way to school. By then it was Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton and they were not making locomotives any longer. As a matter of fact most of the plant was idle at that time.
  2. Jonadel

    Jonadel Member


    Our plan when visiting Chicago is to buy gas in Bettendorf, IA (just before we hit the IL border) and try and make it back. Typically there's a .40 to .60 a gallon difference. Our new Governator wants to increase the gas tax .04 this year, just what we need. Gas in Des Moines is $2.84, what a bargain:cry:

  3. Frank53

    Frank53 Member

    103 Octane - Leaded!
  4. Dr. John

    Dr. John Member

    Off to the gas wars! :mrgreen: Remember those days?

    If I don't get the chance later, I want to wish everyone a safe, happy and blessed Thanksgiving! :wave:
  5. Dr. John

    Dr. John Member

    Tom, love the Baldwin Sharks! I had a pair (Model Power, I think) back in the 70's in my HO days, painted for the Pennsy. I like the demo paint scheme - good choice!
  6. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

    Wow, busy morning all. Where did it go. Been at Town Hall. Now to get to upstairs. Wife had filled truck with limbs to haul to the woods. She has been out trimming and etc. Neighbor seems to be behaving himself. Hope all have a great and safe [espeically those traveling] Thanksgiving. Most offices are closed Thursday thru Monday here. Later

    BTW:LAz, more eythnol less oil makes prices go down. Also, eythnol can be made from sweet potatoes.
  7. laz57

    laz57 Member

    CHIEF, I heard YUZ GIZ down south make ethynol from little GRITS and SWEET TEA? Oh pardon me that METHANE, wrong GAS.:confused::eek::twisted:sign1
  8. trainz_dude24

    trainz_dude24 Member

    I'm new

    :confused: Hi, I'm new to this and I want to know how to join groups.
  9. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

  10. The lowest price I have ever seen for gas, was in Georgia, in 1954. I was 12, and me and my family were traveling to Florida for a vacation. The only divided highways, from Ohio To Florida were the PA Turnpike. The rest were 2 lanes. Anyway, they were having a gas war and we stopped for gas at.... 16.9 cents a gallon. My Dad filled up.
  11. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    Hi all:wave:
    My mom took me to see the eye doctor today, and there I learned I'd need eye surgey. Again. Back in '99, I'd had one of my right eye mucules relaxed to straighten out the eye, but now that mucule is TOO relaxed, and now I have to have it moved back, essentialy undoing what was done 9 years ago. As you can guess, I wasn't too happy. On the modeling side, I'm working on weathering an old Accurail boxcar I'd had since my first NMRA meeting (yellow box) and working on my Gauge Party entry. Today is very rainy, and traffic isn't exactly going too fast, either. Tomorow is supposed to bring more rain AND drop the high tothe mid-40's! Hope everyone's day and Stuff-yourself-with-turkey-and-other-food-untill-your-belt-breaks day goes well!

  12. Frank53

    Frank53 Member

    I pumped gas for a few years when I was in high school. The price never changed - 25.9 centes per gallon.
  13. dbaker48

    dbaker48 Member

    Hope all you guys have a great holiday !

  14. kpolak

    kpolak Member

  15. Jonadel

    Jonadel Member

    19.9 in 1967 in Missouri on a college road trip WITH Gold Bond Stamps:thumb:

    I'm surprised I'm still alive when I rethink those years.............aussie

  16. Brutus

    Brutus Member

    CNWMAN - sorry about your eye, sir. I hope they get that fixed soon!

    Great pics guys - love those tankers and the sharknose loco esp.

    Traindude, if you're typing, you already did :)
  17. Engine light came on in my checvy Pickup the other day read manual and it told me it could be due to using Gas with methonal in it (which I have) it also said change brands as your engine isn't designed to run that type gasoline. It could harm your engine.
  18. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

    You just did. Jump right in. Tell us about your day, your trains, your food, cars, family adn so on. This is a get to know each other thread and, if needed, a support group.

    :welcome1: :java1:
  19. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

    RT, where did you find methonal????? Not easy to find. Takes special engine [even though some say not] and etc for that. Just like E85. Takes flexfuel vehicles for that amount of alcohol.
  20. Brutus

    Brutus Member

    RT - they had a story about that on local news. I guess some stations sell the Willie Nelson brand gasahol and some trucks and cars can't take it. Better switch!
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