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

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  1. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Glad things are working OK now Chief. It's funny how things like that could be so site specific, and different for everyone. I couldn't access my Yahoo email at times and had problems getting on some popular news sites. Some links here wouldn't work or were slow. Yep, seems like all is well now...:thumb:
  2. sir james

    sir james Member

    Chief=You signed up for SS, you are now required to sleep more and take naps. It's the law.
  3. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    Good morning.

    It's 73 at the current time and foggy. The high today will be in low 90's and it will be partly cloudy.

    Today's Weather for:
    Sundown, LA 71446-6114 6/1/2008

    Heat Index: 84°F
    Humidity: 83%
    Dew Point: 73°F

    So Far Today
    High: 79°F
    Low: 72°F
    Rain: 0.00"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 5mph NNE

    Today High: 95 Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 90s. Light and variable winds becoming south around 10 mph in the afternoon.

    Tonight Low: 72 Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 70s. South winds around 10 mph.

  4. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member much for the couple of days off....
  5. Brutus

    Brutus Member

    Good morning - yep, sounds like Chief is running at full steam ahead, but better take care of his cold/bronchitis/upper respiratory infection! Jeffrey, looks like a nice place to relax, good work! Boys, I've got to get some work done on the house, so will be back later with a significant picture! :)
  6. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    Good afternoon folks

    It is 81 F right now. It looks like it threatening rain. My wife just left the museum in Wilmington (Hockessin), DE and said it was raining.

    The kids and I have been running all day. We hit the grocery store, the meat market, and the pet supply place. In between stops my son and I got haircuts. If the rain stays away I am going to paint one of our radiator covers now.

    I have some photos I need to post over in the photo fun topic. Hopefully I can do it later.

    Mikey, Have you heard anything about Mitchell’s Hobbies in Wilmington? My wife stopped there yesterday and they were closed due to a funeral. She stopped today and they were still closed. Tow Fridays ago we drove by when they are normally open and they were closed. I hope we did not loose another LHS.

    I hope everybody has a good day.
  7. CSXect

    CSXect Member

    steamtrain The train wheels and track are going backward:eek::rofl:

    Or maybe it is a very early cab forward:mrgreen:stooges8

    Have to go to bed early as I will be going to work in the morningwall1

    No new trains or progress on layout:cry:
  8. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Nope - - haven't been down there in years.... Hope they didn't get "got' by the Wal-Mart syndrome.. :cry::cry::cry::cry:
  9. sir james

    sir james Member

    I guess I should not write today as I did not do any train things except finish OGR. Still have CTT to go. Weather today was 70s, and I can handle that. get ready for monday because its coming fast....S.J.
  10. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

    Bad storms rolled through. We were lucky and only got good rains. Some had haila nd trees down. Watched most of Band Of Brothers on History Channel. May go exercise some trains. Feel better. Pam is doing better too as leg not paining her too much. Later
  11. dbaker48

    dbaker48 Member

    Went on my First specific Rail Fanning trip today. The 3751, 4-8-4, was making a run between Los Angeles and San Diego. The route went passed our house about 6 miles away, so decided to go and see it run by. What a positive experience for our 1st dedicated trip.
    We came across this viewing point, it was ideal! Could see down the tracks for at least 2 miles in each direction.
    East View - Towards Fullerton Rail Station, probably about 10 miles down the track.
    West view -
    When we arrived there was only 1 truck in the above picture. As we waited 2 other pick-ups, pulled up to where we were at, then backed down the acess road as shown. No one said anything to us, even though we were inside the right of way fence. The gates were open to allow crew access. About 10 minutes later a security guard pulled up, and my wife asked if he knew when the steam engine was coming by. The guard said that it was held up on a siding waiting traffic about 10 miles up the track. She then called and asked someone on the other end if they would call and let her know when the engine left the siding. The guard then left, she came back about 20 minutes later and told us it was on the way. Would be there in 10 to 15 minutes.
    I had my video camera with us, and while we were waiting decided to shoot some introduction footage while we waited. I was filming to the east (1st pic), and trying to see if I could see the lenses of the signal bridge, no luck. Then panned towards the west, picking up the cars on the siding, and there was a pair of headlights coming down the track. Continued filming the oncoming train, which was the Amtrak Surfliner going to San Diego. As I filmed and subsequently panned back to the east as the train passed, there was another set of headlights on the adjacent track heading west. It was a Metrolink commuter coming from Riverside or Anahiem don't know.
    Continued to wait and then there was another set of lights coming from the east, it was a BNSF freight, as it approached we were waving and the engineer turned on the flashing Ditch Lights, and gave us a real good horn blast. (We were well out of the danger zone, and the engineer was enthusiastically waving as well.) The train was all containers probably empty headed back to the harbor, it was at least 60 or 70 cars long. Was headed with 4 engines all were working with plenty of heat waves coming from the stacks.
    A few moments later we could see 3751, headed our way;
    Tickets for this trip started around $180 and were sold out over a month ago, I know there were some tickets for the dome liner, but they were all presold. I was expecting to see some vintage passenger cars in the consist, but the only one that I saw was the dome frome the California Zephyr.
    3751, is permanetly housed in San Bernadion, owned by the historical society there. It is really beautiful and was sparkling clean for this trip!

    I couldn't help but notice the resemblance of crew-member in the cab, seems to resemble a certain PA fellow on the forum. (The guy that works at the museum)
    Needless to say the entire experience was tremendous! There were 2 other trains that came through this area while we were there. As well as a pair of engines that came in and was working the cars spotted on the sidings. I am still amazed that we found such a good spot on our first outing. The only thing missing was rest rooms and coffee service. Been a terrific day.
  12. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

    Wow....!!! You must'a been a good boy...The Lord just gave you a glimpse of Heaven..!!!
    Thanks for sharing..!! :thumb:
  13. Brutus

    Brutus Member

    Something arrived from the UK and it apparently took my hired hand by suprise!

  14. Brutus

    Brutus Member

    Don - that is a great post! Love those pics and information, thanks!
  15. Krawler

    Krawler Member

    Not sure how to tell you all but say it direct...Shane passed this evening. Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers.

    God Bless,
  16. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

    Kim, this is a sad report. My God bless and keep you. This is the first time that I can recall loosing a member of a forum I have been posting on. This is a sad day.

    Killed what I wanted to post. Made it so un-important.
  17. John Baker

    John Baker Member

    I'm still searching for that Heelan Coo Jim, there has to be one out here somewhere.

    Sad news always seems to darken the brightest day....:sad:
  18. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Such sad news, Kim.... Our condolences. We'll keep you in our prayers.
  19. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    Good morning.

    It's 73 degrees at present under a nice clear sky. That will change to partly cloudy as we get toasted in the mid 90's. Roasting doesn't start until above 100.

    Gotta go see the doc again today. He just can't seem to get enough of my feet.

    Today's Weather for:
    Sundown, LA 71446-6114 6/2/2008

    Heat Index: 77°F
    Humidity: 95%
    Dew Point: 70°F

    So Far Today
    High: 76°F
    Low: 72°F
    Rain: 0.00"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 3mph S

    Today High: 95 Sunny. Highs in the mid 90s. Light and variable winds becoming south around 10 mph in the afternoon.

    Tonight Low: 72 Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 70s. South winds around 10 mph.

  20. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Very sorry to hear the news about Shane, Kim. Our sympathies and prayers are with you.
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