Gathering the herd at Train Mountain

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Glenn Brooks
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Gathering the herd at Train Mountain

Post by Glenn Brooks » Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:42 am

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Re: Gathering the herd at Train Mountain

Post by rkcarguy » Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:11 pm

Herd is correct, wow!
Thank you for posting the pictures.

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Re: Gathering the herd at Train Mountain

Post by NP317 » Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:37 pm

I just got a text message and pics from CBrew that he has connected with our Australian Guests, and they should be up north at Hope by now.
Enjoying a great ride behind a steamer with LOUD stack talk!
G'Day Mates!
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Re: Gathering the herd at Train Mountain

Post by Glenn Brooks » Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:07 am

A couple more eye candy pics from TM Central.
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These are two different locomotives and tenders. The one below is a Canadian National engine from Vancouver BC. Both Re very nearly museum quality train sets.
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BTW, We should have a Chaski gathering at TM during the next Triannual. There must be some forum members here, but I haven’t a clue who they might be in person.

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Re: Gathering the herd at Train Mountain

Post by Harlock » Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:52 am

Glenn Brooks wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:07 am
BTW, We should have a Chaski gathering at TM during the next Triannual. There must be some forum members here, but I haven’t a clue who they might be in person.

Glenn
We had a small gathering in the vendor's building two or three triennaials ago. It did put some faces on names. It was hard to get everyone in one place at the same time. Would be fun to do it again some time.

I passed on this triennial in lieu of taking some international trips this year and last year. Miss my friends, but I've been to the last three so I don't feel I'm missing out too much.

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Re: Gathering the herd at Train Mountain

Post by SZuiderveen » Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:17 am

Glenn

I was one of 4 engineers on the President Adams to Hope Circle (far north end) today. The trip of a lifetime!
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Re: Gathering the herd at Train Mountain

Post by jcbrock » Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:59 pm

Spent a lot of time volunteering - outbound train inspection and garden rwy Monday, backshop Tuesday, garden rwy Wednesday, and loadout Friday, along with a lot of time wandering around meeting friends and making new ones. It was a good time, the weather was perfect. 42 trains through the inspection from 3pm-5pm Monday. I thought the vendor barn was fuller this time, and that blue shirt promo by Tom Bee Online was ridiculously successful. I also picked up an EE small scale injector, what a piece of jewelry.
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Re: Gathering the herd at Train Mountain

Post by Glenn Brooks » Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:33 am

Steve, I think we passed you on your trip to Hope Circle. We were riding a small consist pulled by little blue box cab that day. I remember your train going by. On the last day (Saturday)I peddled a red rail bike during the Big Toot and grand parade or whatever it is called. which was loads of fun. Logged 10.6 miles on it by end of day.

John, I gotta say, the volunteer effort was superb. Best I’ve ever seen! Thank you for contributing your time and effort to this. Really made a difference to a lot of people!

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Re: Gathering the herd at Train Mountain

Post by rkepler » Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:26 pm

I was there, arrived Tuesday and left Sunday morning. Brought my 3 truck Shay. Had fun running but had a lot of trouble with my track assignment off the turntable - had my first slot 'given away' by Dean then found myself double assigned when Jerry gave me a slot that was later given away over the phone, again by Dean. If you're going to have a written system you'd best stick to it and not fly by the seat of your pants. Yes, it's all volunteer, but having your consist moved by others without asking twice is a little wearing. It blew my first day of running by screwing up the timing for the boiler test.

I remember the Chaski get together in 2009, had some cobbler off the side of the Hall of Flags. It was fun and I thought of it this year while walking by that spot.

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Re: Gathering the herd at Train Mountain

Post by dwilloughby » Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:22 pm

He who complains the gets to do the track assignments in 2021. 370+ trains is a real challenge to bed down.

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