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by Fitz
Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: March 23, 2002
Replies: 1
Views: 70

Re: March 23, 2002

Hey John, and on that trip is when we met each other. I remember what you had to go through to get to Portland and then Doyle put you to work in the concessions group, something I had followed up on for several years until I was unable to do it any longer. This aging process is no fun. I know how mu...
by Fitz
Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: D&S Winter Photo Special
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: D&S Winter Photo Special

Very Nice, John. Happy St. Patrick's Day to all who participate here on Chaski.
by Fitz
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Save the L & A 503 steam locomotive on GoFundMe page
Replies: 20
Views: 589

Re: Save the L & A 503 steam locomotive on GoFundMe page

I just read on Altamont Press where the 503's owners have now increased the price another $10,000.
by Fitz
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Blue Goose
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Re: The Blue Goose

Mark, number 3460. Santa Fe got 5 of the class from Baldwin, but 3460 was the only one streamlined. They had 84 inch drivers (fast) and weighed over 420,000 lb. Other than that I don't know anything about their use or history.
by Fitz
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cab Ride Milw 261
Replies: 9
Views: 328

Re: Cab Ride Milw 261

I have a VHS version of Goodheart's "261, A New River Adventure," which features that trip, including cab shots of Rich and his fighting the wet, slippery rails. I'm sure the fireman really had his hands full.
by Fitz
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cab Ride Milw 261
Replies: 9
Views: 328

Re: Cab Ride Milw 261

A product of the infamous Len Shaner. I see he did not spell Steve's last name correctly. The camera work looks too good to be his, as well. Posted in 2008, but I'll bet it was filmed during the winter 261 spent back in Steamtown.
by Fitz
Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Florida, Stupid People and Trains that go Fast
Replies: 5
Views: 176

Re: Florida, Stupid People and Trains that go Fast

"The gates may not provide enough warning"----they are not a warning, they are blocking idiots like this guy from proceeding onto the tracks where a train is obviously approaching, and at 79 MPH. I doubt we will ever see an end to this stupidity. He's a definite candidate for the Darwin aw...
by Fitz
Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PTC - What Happens with Mainline Steam?
Replies: 11
Views: 459

Re: PTC - What Happens with Mainline Steam?

Just out of curiosity, how was the throttle reduced on steam years ago with ATS (Automatic Train Stop) equipment?
by Fitz
Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best of 2017 Wrap-Up
Replies: 6
Views: 270

Re: Best of 2017 Wrap-Up

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old bossy
It was in July. Pic attached. A lot is going on there. An operable 2-8-2 just arrived from the midwest, not sure if it's labeled Polson or not, plus the Skookum, a rare 2-4-4-2 is nearing completion of its restoration.
by Fitz
Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best of 2017 Wrap-Up
Replies: 6
Views: 270

Re: Best of 2017 Wrap-Up

You certainly covered a lot of steam operations this year, Kevin, and I for one thank you for sharing all of them with us. I only got out once this year and then the steam loco we (Bill K and I) went to ride was undergoing a boiler wash that day. Such is the luck of railfanning. ORcoastscenic15sm.jpg
by Fitz
Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trains Without Crews
Replies: 18
Views: 677

Re: Trains Without Crews

I'm going to WAY off in a prediction here. The thread is about no crews, and I will speculate, as hundreds of others have done concerning possible causes for the derailment in Washington. Since it was a "first" on that line, there were many "dignitaries" aboard. I wonder how many...
by Fitz
Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 261 At St. Paul Union Depot
Replies: 6
Views: 299

Re: 261 At St. Paul Union Depot

Great lighting conditions on number 3, Tony. Thanks for sharing the photos.
by Fitz
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SPUD
Replies: 10
Views: 572

Re: SPUD

Ooooo, bummer. Sorry to hear that story, Mark and am glad your wife is OK. STS not so good, eh? I don't like all of that electronic stuff on these newer cars. Designers think that the car should think for us drivers, and it never works right. Can hardly wait till they force us to use driverless ones.
by Fitz
Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Steam on the Everett Railroad
Replies: 3
Views: 251

Re: Steam on the Everett Railroad

Thanks, Kevin, for more steam news.
by Fitz
Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Photo Special on the Strasburg Railroad
Replies: 6
Views: 362

Re: Photo Special on the Strasburg Railroad

Thanks for posting your results, Kevin. Sure would have liked to seen that triple header. You don't miss much steam operating in the east, do you.

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