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by Charles T. McCullough
Fri May 10, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 150 Years Ago: Ten Miles Of Track Built In One Day
Replies: 9
Views: 460

Re: 150 Years Ago: Ten Miles Of Track Built In One Day

I have read several accounts of the golden spike ceremony, many of which mistakenly identify the location as Promontory Point, and Promontory Peak, as well as Promontory Summit. Some of those accounts have differing descriptions of the event, from Stanford actually hitting the spike to the telegraph...
by Charles T. McCullough
Wed May 08, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 150 Years Ago: Ten Miles Of Track Built In One Day
Replies: 9
Views: 460

Re: 150 Years Ago: Ten Miles Of Track Built In One Day

Contrary to what I was taught in school in the 1950's and 60's the Golden Spike was NOT driven at "Promontory Point". It was at "Promontory Summit". If you look at a map of Utah (or the vicinity) you will see the Great Salt Lake, there is a peninsula that juts into the lake from ...
by Charles T. McCullough
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I've been hijacked to work
Replies: 5
Views: 485

Re: I've been hijacked to work

Mark: You obviously have not learned how to do things in a ham-handed way, and not broken enough new parts to warn them off of you.
by Charles T. McCullough
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big Boy Excursion Tickets Are Available, And They Ain't Cheap
Replies: 7
Views: 648

Re: Big Boy Excursion Tickets Are Available, And They Ain't Cheap

I m sure the prices are what the market will bear... if they have actually sold out, then the market sure did bear it!

How many dome seats are there, anyway? How many passengers got a free seat (CEO, VP's, etc.)? What about Coach seats?
by Charles T. McCullough
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big Boy Excursion Tickets Are Available, And They Ain't Cheap
Replies: 7
Views: 648

Re: Big Boy Excursion Tickets Are Available, And They Ain't Cheap

I guess there is some value to riding IN a car pulled by a steam locomotive, but you can't see the locomotive from the inside of a car behind it. Steam is to be SEEN! If I had that kind of money, I'd hire a helicopter to fly me beside the engine while it was running... unfortunately, that would caus...
by Charles T. McCullough
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lights are on, but nobody's home
Replies: 8
Views: 880

Re: Lights are on, but nobody's home

Well... you can't say I didn't warn you that I'd expound on my cogitations later. It do seem to be later now. As I stated earlier, "Measure twice, cut once" as an adage is somewhat incomplete in actual practice. Thus I found it necessary to make an addition to it... "Then buy another ...
by Charles T. McCullough
Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lights are on, but nobody's home
Replies: 8
Views: 880

Re: Lights are on, but nobody's home

Mark D wrote:Knowing better, I still like to switch that old adage to; Measure once, then cut to fit.
Mark D.


No, no, no... it is "Measure twice, cut once, and buy another board."
by Charles T. McCullough
Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lights are on, but nobody's home
Replies: 8
Views: 880

Re: Lights are on, but nobody's home

Well... okay, I'll add something to the board, but I am sort of off topic. Your mention of nobody knowing how to use a tape measure reminded me of this... There is an adage (I assume an old one) that I used to hear a lot on a PBS TV show... "Measure twice, cut once." What does that mean to...
by Charles T. McCullough
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Something a little different...
Replies: 7
Views: 1616

Re: Something a little different...

I'll further nitpick... Select one of the images where you can manually rotate the image so you can compare the two sides. On one side the drive pin on the main wheels is at about the 5 o'clock position, turn the image around to see the other side and the drive pin is at the 7 o'clock position (reme...
by Charles T. McCullough
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Santa Train Again at SPUD
Replies: 36
Views: 6615

Re: Santa Train Again at SPUD

Winter steam, with its spectacular plumes of steam puffing from the seals, the open cylinder valves and up the stack, to all the fans that have retired to the luxury hovel to sip hot-toddies by the fireside, is well worth the price of admission... but not so much so for the poor hapless chap that ha...
by Charles T. McCullough
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Santa Train Again at SPUD
Replies: 36
Views: 6615

Re: Santa Train Again at SPUD

I am assuming then that it is parked off to the right, just outside of the camera's view. Besides, it is so dark and the camera resolution so poor that I doubt if anyone could tell that you are napping in the cab, but I suppose if you were to be lying on the side rods, someone might notice you and c...
by Charles T. McCullough
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Santa Train Again at SPUD
Replies: 36
Views: 6615

Re: Santa Train Again at SPUD

Ah HA! I misread the info on the 261 site... I thought the train went west of the depot to the "North Pole". So the photos in this thread (and the ones I sent to you, Mark, in the e-mail) are when the train is at the "North Pole". I was thinking it went the other way and could be...
by Charles T. McCullough
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Santa Train Again at SPUD
Replies: 36
Views: 6615

Re: Santa Train Again at SPUD

The "elves" I saw were along side the train at the east end where they park at the depot. Some were carrying 'protest' signs and two others had sticks with some sort of floppy object on the top end and they were walking along side the train moving the top of the post up to the windows and ...
by Charles T. McCullough
Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Santa Train Again at SPUD
Replies: 36
Views: 6615

Re: Santa Train Again at SPUD

On the web cam, I see some "elves" (I assume) carrying signs along side the first passenger car when it is parked there... what do the signs say?
by Charles T. McCullough
Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Latest from UP on 4014 (Official Video)
Replies: 9
Views: 2129

Re: Latest from UP on 4014 (Official Video)

Don't click on the title... You should be seeing a window below where Milhouse wrote "Ed takes us on a tour of the work on the front frame." In that window it says: "Watch on YouTube" and a button below that, that has the same words in it. Click on that button to go to YouTube to...

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