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by SOO2719
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Roundhouse discussions
Topic: The Edmund Fitzgerald
Replies: 4
Views: 2679

Re: The Edmund Fitzgerald

44 years ago tonight, the Edmund Fitzgerald was lost. RIP, Captain McSorley, and your crew. :(
by SOO2719
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Railway proposes shipping 500 million gallons of Minnesota water a year to the Southwest
Replies: 8
Views: 194

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

I know that water would come from wells, but given the excess moisture we have gotten this year, shipping water to parched climes might not be such a bad idea.
by SOO2719
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Roundhouse discussions
Topic: The Edmund Fitzgerald
Replies: 4
Views: 2679

Re: The Edmund Fitzgerald

Those poor guys. :(
by SOO2719
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Roundhouse discussions
Topic: If You Study WWII: Carriers "Kaga" and "Akagi" Found
Replies: 0
Views: 231

If You Study WWII: Carriers "Kaga" and "Akagi" Found

If you study WWII like I do, here is some recent news: The Japanese carriers Kaga and Akagi, fatally damaged during the battle of Midway, were recently found:

https://www.argunners.com/rv-petrel-discovered-ijn-flagship-akagi/
by SOO2719
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Soo Line 2719 sold back to Duluth museum
Replies: 4
Views: 545

Re: Soo Line 2719 sold back to Duluth museum

You beat me to it, Robert. :D So glad to know the fine lady whose name and number inspired my username is staying put in the Zenith City.
by SOO2719
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How A Twin City Streetcar Wound Up In Maine
Replies: 2
Views: 408

How A Twin City Streetcar Wound Up In Maine

Interesting article in the Star-Tribune about how Twin Cities Rapid Transit #1267 wound up preserved in Maine:

http://www.startribune.com/rare-streetcar-restoration-united-three-generations-of-minnesotans/562845682/
by SOO2719
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tempting Fate On The Tracks
Replies: 1
Views: 308

Tempting Fate On The Tracks

Oh man, these fools are tempting fate, yes sir: http://trn.trains.com/~/media/images/news-wire/2019/10-october/trespasser_selfies_johnston.jpg?mw=1000&mh=800 This image comes from this free to access Trains News Wire article: http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2019/10/09-fra-to-hold-regional-w...
by SOO2719
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 261 Rolls Once Again
Replies: 2
Views: 653

Re: 261 Rolls Once Again

They are making special runs for some group this evening and tomorrow evening. The folks I saw waiting to board late this afternoon at St. Louis Park looked quite well-to-do, so I expect the group in question had the bucks to lease the train.
by SOO2719
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 261 Pulls Gourmet express on the former Milwaukee Road
Replies: 14
Views: 2537

Re: 261 Pulls Gourmet express on the former Milwaukee Road

In my opinion, there is no way the "not in my backyard" crowd would ever go for crewless trains in the United States. The automated trains in Australia serve mines in a remote region, not a populated one. I seriously doubt crewless trains will become the norm in North America because of th...
by SOO2719
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Minnesota Western Bridge Over The Crow
Replies: 9
Views: 1648

Re: The Minnesota Western Bridge Over The Crow

For the lower one, all you have to do is scroll down and click on the "interactive map" on the right of the green box. Does that help?
If you ask me, we need more "trails with rails" than rail trails. The latter have gotten out of hand in my opinion.
by SOO2719
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Minnesota Western Bridge Over The Crow
Replies: 9
Views: 1648

Re: The Minnesota Western Bridge Over The Crow

The trail opened sometime in the 1970s if memory serves me right. The Luce is operated in two units, the state portion, and the Three Rivers portion. Here is a map for the state portion: https://files.dnr.state.mn.us/maps/state_trails/luce_line.pdf The Three Rivers portion can be viewed on an intera...

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