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by Charles T. McCullough
Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT, Happy Thanksgiving
Replies: 5
Views: 154

Re: OT, Happy Thanksgiving

I'd say you're gettin' old, Mark, but if you are still stuck behind (instead of leading) the slow drivers then you ain't that old enough yet to know to slow down in bad weather. I posted the following on another web site and feel like sharing it here... ----------------------- I have turkey 3 or 4 t...
by Charles T. McCullough
Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT, Happy Thanksgiving
Replies: 5
Views: 154

Re: OT, Happy Thanksgiving

Had an early lunch out with family... A happy day to be sure. Hope you have a happy Thanksgiving too.
by Charles T. McCullough
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Much Sound Travels - If You Want it to
Replies: 4
Views: 300

Re: How Much Sound Travels - If You Want it to

"MORE COOL THAN TRAINS"??????? Go wash your mouth out with some steam oil. My problem is that my left ear hears low frequencies better than high, and my right ear hears high frequencies better than low. Makes it very difficult to find something in the sky because I can't locate it by sound...
by Charles T. McCullough
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Much Sound Travels - If You Want it to
Replies: 4
Views: 300

Re: How Much Sound Travels - If You Want it to

My grandfather (a farmer) used to be able to tell the weather by train sounds. If he could hear the train whistle (yes, steam whistle) as the train crossed "Rush Creek" then it was going to rain the next day. As for you -- well... you have trains in your blood, thus you can hear them. Your...
by Charles T. McCullough
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Railway proposes shipping 500 million gallons of Minnesota water a year to the Southwest
Replies: 8
Views: 463

Re: Railway proposes shipping 500 million gallons of Minnesota water a year to the Southwest

Water flowing down a river is natural, but transporting it from one aquafer to another is different. Remember the reversal of the Chicago River by building a canal to the Mississippi river? Now there is an electrified net across the river to keep a fish indigenes to the Mississippi from reaching Lak...
by Charles T. McCullough
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Railway proposes shipping 500 million gallons of Minnesota water a year to the Southwest
Replies: 8
Views: 463

Re: Railway proposes shipping 500 million gallons of Minnesota water a year to the Southwest

There federal and state laws and treaties (with Canada) about water usage and how much can be taken from or diverted from the lakes. There is also a concern with pollution control and biological contamination that could occur transporting just ground water without treatment of some sort.
by Charles T. McCullough
Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Roundhouse discussions
Topic: Hello! Is anybody in there?
Replies: 1
Views: 176

Re: Hello! Is anybody in there?

Nobody here but us chickens! Cars are too dirty... I'd rather work on a Steam Locomotive. But, you and my son should get together... he has swapped a few engines in cars. He lives in North Dakota and sends all his weather your way (actually he sends it toward his brother who lives north of the Mini-...
by Charles T. McCullough
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Whatere;d everyone go?
Replies: 7
Views: 1630

Re: Whatere;d everyone go?

I've been out waiting for the mother ship to take me home, but I still log-in every day to see whutz happinin.
by Charles T. McCullough
Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bessmer and Lake Erie 643 is Finally Safe
Replies: 11
Views: 2385

Re: Bessmer and Lake Erie 643 is Finally Safe

That's it! Thanks Tom C. 40°28'15.24"N, 80° 3'25.54"W Looks like it is on the property of "AGF Company, a division of Perl Enterprises Inc.", Cleaning products Supplier, 101 Munson Ave. -- according to the clicking on the little square icon on Google Earth. It is barely visible f...
by Charles T. McCullough
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bessmer and Lake Erie 643 is Finally Safe
Replies: 11
Views: 2385

Re: Bessmer and Lake Erie 643 is Finally Safe

Anyone have a close approximation of just where this engine presently resides? (Nearby streets, lat/lon, etc.) I have followed several tracks through McKees Rocks PA but cannot find an engine beside any tracks (not that it is that easy to recognize a steamer from the top... until someone points it o...
by Charles T. McCullough
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So Long Shoreham (MN) Roundhouse
Replies: 5
Views: 1436

Re: So Long Shoreham (MN) Roundhouse

Google Earth shows a container transload site that seems to have taken the Railyard (I see a sign in the Street View that I think reads "Empty Container Depot". I doubt if any of the land is RR owned.

WHOOPS... I now see that the top of the sign reads, "Canadian Pacific Railway".
by Charles T. McCullough
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 4014 trip delayed due to flooding
Replies: 7
Views: 1608

Re: 4014 trip delayed due to flooding

Doesn't Precision Scheduled Railroading (PSR) cure stuff like this?
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: 2147

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: 2147

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: 1532

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.

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