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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: 101

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: 101

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: 60

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: 1268

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: 1956

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: 1956

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: 1217

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: 1359

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: 1935

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: 1935

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: 1374

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: 1691

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: 1691

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: 1896

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: 1896

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."

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